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Galaxy S6 camera beats the iPhone 6 Plus in new study

The Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge boast one of the best smartphone cameras we’ve ever seen, but do they snap better photos than the iPhone 6 Plus? One new report claims Samsung may finally have Apple beat in the photography department.

According to DxOMark, the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge offer the best mobile camera on the market, scoring an impressive 86 out of 100. That puts the new devices in first place ahead of the Galaxy Note 4 (83 out of 100), and the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus with a score of 82 each.

Samsung’s newest smartphone camera isn’t perfect though, and in some cases DxOMark admits you may be better off with another device instead. The study confirms that low-light shots are still an issue, which we noted in our full review. There’s also a noticeable wobble “jello effect” in video, though overall the camera is pretty great.

The study notes that Samsung’s new phones are particularly good in bright light, while offering sharp images and a pretty great flash. We also found that the camera launches crazy fast on both the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, though that doesn’t seem to be a factor for DxOMark.

For the most part we agree with these results, though we’re not so sure Samsung’s new phones actually take better pictures Apple’s. At the end of the day it may be too close to call, though either way you’re getting an awesome smartphone camera.

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Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...

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