This is where things get really interesting. For years, Samsung’s Galaxy S line of smartphones has trailed behind Apple in a key department: camera quality. But that changes with the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge.
Both phones come with a new 16-megapixel camera, with a wider aperture to improve low-light photos, and improved white balancing. And with optical image stabilization (OIS) the S6’s lens actually moves to help compensate for camera shake. The iPhone 6 uses digital image stabilization, which isn’t as effective as OIS. The iPhone 6 Plus, on the other hand, gets OIS.
The result is a smartphone camera that takes incredibly sharp, colorful photos that look absolutely stunning. Even low-light photos, which Samsung’s phones have struggled with for some time, look amazing on the S6.
The iPhone 6’s eight-megapixel iSight camera was equally impressive, capturing detailed images, with clear, though slightly muted, colors. Both handsets offered beautiful images, but when it comes down to it, the S6’s camera squeaks by the iPhone’s.