Blind sample pics: Samsung Galaxy 7 wins over iPhone 7

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  1. Neebee macrumors 6502a

  2. Steve686 macrumors 68030


    Nov 13, 2007
    US>FL>Miami/Dade>Sunny Isles Beach>Condo
    Maybe I was used to using an S7 edge for 6 months but I picked roughly 80% S7 pics. Non S7 pics were mostly iPhone, and one Nokia?
  3. Nozuka macrumors 68000

    Jul 3, 2012
    Colors are impossible to judge without being there. Maybe a reference image would help, but the creator would have to make sure that it looks like it did in reallife. And also the pictures will look different on differend screens.

    I could almost always tell which ones were from the S7, mostly because i used one for a few months.
    Colors are always nice and popping, but the problem is: they are not realistic. They actually look better than in real life. Which is either a good or a bad thing, i guess everyone has to choose for themself.

    I mostly picked the LG Phone, but i had all of them winning in some of the pictures.
  4. Mildredop macrumors 68020

    Oct 14, 2013
    I've moved from the Galaxy S7 to the iPhone 7 and find the camera of the iPhone quite disappointing.
  5. bufffilm Suspended


    May 3, 2011
    I actually voted the LG for many shots, the iPhone won out in the tree and portrait shots, the coin shot was abysmal for the iPhone.
  6. Blaze4G macrumors 6502a

    Oct 31, 2015
    Get ready for the "Galaxy is way over saturated and not true to life."

    Point is majority of consumers prefer that. I guess Samsung should apologize for giving the consumers what they want. Samsung should be like Apple and have courage to tell the consumers what they want is wrong.
  7. comper macrumors regular

    Feb 27, 2011
    I picked mostly shots by the V20, impressive stuff.
  8. noobinator macrumors 601

    Jun 19, 2009
    Los Angeles, CA
    Well alright then. I guess it's final!

    One phone's photos may or may look marginally better on people's screens which range from a 1980 Tandy to a 3.5" cell phone from 2007 to an 8k display.
  9. pixel_junkie macrumors regular


    Oct 31, 2015
    Realistic? Look around you, every image you see today is edited and enhanced to death. Modern photography isn't about realism, it's about creating appealing images and the only thing that matters is if you like them or not.
  10. Channan macrumors 68030


    Mar 7, 2012
    New Orleans
    I can't believe how many V20 shots I picked. My takeaway is

    Good lighting: V20
    Low light: S7
    Panoramas and selfies: iPhone

    There all so close in most situations that you really can't go wrong with any of those for the camera alone.
  11. VesselA macrumors regular

    Jul 26, 2015
    I chose the iPhone on a couple - I've compared the i7 to the s7 and the iPhone is better overall, crisper edges without looking artificially sharpened and more natural accurate colour, s7 tends to produce an almost neon effect, its easier to tell the better image quality with 100% crops to portions of the same subject
  12. iSunrise macrumors 6502

    May 11, 2012
    I picked like 90% LG V20 shots, some were from the Galaxy S7, some were from the iPhone 7. I must really say that I did not expect this at all.

    Seems like marketing really delivers, they make you all believe that Galaxy S7 and iPhone 7 are actually the best out there, while LG V20 seems to be the best and clearly most natural camera of this comparison by far.
  13. TheKricket macrumors member

    Mar 12, 2012
    I think I chose the iPhone in 2 shots. A majority went to the S7, the LG had a sprinkling and I even picked the Nokia in a couple of shots.

    I'm really impresset with the S7 camera!
  14. linkgx1 macrumors 65816

    Oct 12, 2011
    Holy crap I kept picking the S7 as the best pic. Wow, I'm actually impressed. Slightly wish I had a Galaxy. But. I prefer the iOS ecosystem.
  15. Morpheo macrumors 65816


    Feb 26, 2014
    Most of my picks were the iPhone 7, followed closely by the S7. I chose the others in a couple of images as well. Overall the iPhone produced the better balanced images imo, but on some of them the S7 seemed indeed better.
  16. Nozuka macrumors 68000

    Jul 3, 2012
    which is the part you left out of my quote:
    "Which is either a good or a bad thing, i guess everyone has to choose for themself."
  17. bluespark macrumors 65816

    Jul 11, 2009
    New York
    Uh, what?
  18. Morpheo macrumors 65816


    Feb 26, 2014
    Says who?:rolleyes:
  19. noobinator macrumors 601

    Jun 19, 2009
    Los Angeles, CA
    Blind sample surveys like the one in this thread.
  20. willmtaylor macrumors G3


    Oct 31, 2009
    A Natural State
    It was a pretty even toss-up for me. Some where obviously over-saturated, others were grainy, some were over/under-exposed, but most were acceptable.

    I really think it comes down to taste.
  21. kerrikins macrumors 65816

    Sep 22, 2012
    I kept picking the LG, lol. Interesting to see where instinct would take me without knowing what phone it was.
  22. teknikal90 macrumors 68030


    Jan 28, 2008
    Vancouver, BC
    I chose V20 on most, with iphone 7 on the low light and portrait stuff
  23. Blaze4G macrumors 6502a

    Oct 31, 2015
    Says all the time these blind test comes up. When all the cameras take great pics in that particular moment the general public chooses the more saturated one. That is a fact.
  24. sdwaltz macrumors 6502

    Apr 29, 2015
    Sigh. I picked the S7 on almost all of them :eek::eek:

    iPhone 7 camera is still phenomenal though, and after all it's a smartphone, NOT just a camera. The iPhone does smartphone things 10x better than anything Android - particularly Samsung. I don't care if the Samsung takes slightly better pictures.
  25. MistrSynistr macrumors 6502a

    May 15, 2014
    I enjoy the iPhone's portrait and natural colors more, just wish it had S7's low light features and it would be perfect.

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