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No one would blame you if you roll your eyes at how old the rivalry is between the two smartphone giants, but the fight continues in and out of court. How long it will last or if there will ever be an end remains to be seen.

You have to admit that there are many reasons to pit them against each other based on the iPhone and Samsung specifications and features alone. Add to this the claim that one is better than the other, and the battle continues. Close inspection, however, will show that a winner can be declared when considering certain features. In this case, the camera.

Galaxy S7 vs. iPhone 6s Smartphone Camera

Reports showed that Samsung beats the iPhone in the aspect of camera quality. But not everyone will just take their word for it. Proof has to be provided.



In terms of User Experience

The phone’s design, screen size and interface are some of the factors that make a device quite attractive. As they are relative to how well you can take pictures, they matter a lot when deciding on the best smartphone camera.

  • Samsung Galaxy S7: 5.1-inch, 2560 x 1440 resolution, Super AMOLED, 577ppi
  • iPhone 6S: 4.7-inch, 1334 x 750, IPS LCD, 326ppi, 3D Touch

Clearly, Samsung takes the score on this feature.

In terms of Aperture

Aperture refers to the amount of light that a lens allows to pass through. The smaller the number, the wider the opening, the more light.

  • Samsung Galaxy S7: f/1.7
  • iPhone 6S: f/2.2

Based on the definition of aperture, Samsung’s f/1.7 is a better option. This is why its real-time playback is amazingly smooth.

In terms of Focal Length

A lens’ wide angle is important when taking pictures, as this will dictate how many subjects you can put together in one shot or how exaggerated distortion gets. In this case, too wide can be problematic.

  • Samsung Galaxy S7: 26mm
  • iPhone 6S: 29mm

In this score, iPhone takes home the bacon. Samsung is a little too wide that makes distortion noticeable.

In terms of Image Stabilization

  • Samsung Galaxy S7: No
  • iPhone 6S: Yes

The lack of optical image stabilization, makes Samsung Galaxy S7 disappointing for people who love to record videos, take photos of moving objects, or simply take a snap even with hands shaking a little. This makes the iPhone a clear winner where image stabilization is concerned.

Based on these factors, it seems like both Galaxy S7 and iPhone 6s are even. But what if you prefer to choose phone design over image stabilization or vice versa? The choice still comes down to personal preferences.

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