Camera test vs iPhone 6, Samsung has stepped up it's game


macrumors 6502a
Dec 10, 2013
Messed with the note 4 a little at the store the other day (no Internet access though with the phone couldn't do much) it seems like its great, and the camera took good shots in the store, but eh, touchwiz is still pretty repulsive.


macrumors regular
Jun 19, 2009
I dont know how much I trust that poll. Kinda looks rigged to me...

But all I got out of those is that the iphone exposes skies better. (by that I mean it doesn't overexpose it as much as most cameras tend to when metering for the ground)

The pics are so tiny though its hard to see much.

that be me

macrumors 6502
Sep 12, 2013
The comments section there is painful to read. Far, FAR worse than anything here. ***ge flinging, obvious Samsung shills and the most obnoxious Apple fans. I'll never bad mouth these forums ever again.


macrumors member
Oct 13, 2014
Yep, my thoughts on touchwiz:


Sure hope Android L does away with that crap or at least REALLY causes samsung to tone it down :(
Agreed. But... It's trivial to install a new launcher. I'm probably S5 bound and this will be my first action.


macrumors newbie
Oct 13, 2014
The note 4 doesn't do as good a job with silencing the background noise during the front camera video recording. The note 4 does appear to take some quality images.
The Note 4 takes better stills and while the color of the video is great, it suffers from the motion wobble.


macrumors 601
Jun 21, 2010
Samsung hasn't "stepped" up it's game. They've been near the top for camera quality for a few years now.


macrumors 65816
Jan 12, 2014
Monroe, Louisiana
This kind of test doesn't use color accuracy as a criteria because the voters were not there. So, it would make sense that the voters on the Internet might be swayed by over saturated images from a Note 4.


Not suprising that note4 got 2x more vote than 6+.

Take a look at this video to know why.
Can you spare us having to watch a 30 minute video and give us the main reason?


macrumors 604
May 21, 2012
Samsung camera tech is good. The software can be rough, and not as responsive as it should be, and the interface is awful, but it does take good pics.


macrumors 68000
Nov 24, 2009
Not suprising that note4 got 2x more vote than 6+.

Take a look at this video to know why.
I think the slow motion was brighter and sharper on the plus as well as much better ois. However, the front facing camera (note 4 is much better), back video, and pics are slighly better on the note 4 generally, if a bit over exposed/under at times referring to sky shots and tree shadows.

I'd say when you add this info together it really is a tie.


macrumors regular
Oct 9, 2012
Not suprising that note4 got 2x more vote than 6+.

Take a look at this video to know why.
The video can't be independently verified.

Supply pictures (original) w/ full EXIF. One needs to be able to evaluate the noise. The dynamic range and detail.
There is no doubt a higher MP will have better detail but that is not an indicator of quality. Noise, linear steps of dynamic range are quantifiable objective metrics.

Secondly, his low-light is nowhere to what I call "low-light"

Go outside at 4AM and take a picture and come back to me.
Take a picture of some kids running around a 10x10 room w/ a 20 watt bulb in the middle.
Take pictures of mix exposures. A subject against a back-lit window. This will test the metering of the camera's software. the IP6 plus shines here.

These are tangible tests.


macrumors 68000
Jan 9, 2007
What's funny is look at the image stabilization section. About 2:30 into the video The Galaxy is clearly worse and the video is jerky vs the iPhone video.

The guy say "hands down I have to give it to the Note 4..." Anyway, it looks like the Note has a nice camera and it should for being 16mp. This video is hokey though.
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