I had a S7 edge with Samsung sensor & my mom's S7 has the Sony sensor.Both runs on the Exynos 8890 chips.I compared both taking picture of a same scene.I found them to be very similar in quality,sharpness & low light performance.Where I did find a difference is in color processing.The Sony sensor has a noticeable green yellow tint & red color is rendered orangish.The white balance is also warmer than normal white point.The Samsung one on the other hand has a purplish tint in some low light scene, but not as abundant as yellow tint of the Sony sensors.White balance was on point almost every time & reds are perfectly represented. My sister's S7 runs on Snapdragon 820 chip & has Sony image sensor.It is inferior to the other two mentioned above.It is noticeably noisy & lacking in details sometimes giving the pictured a oil painting look when zoomed in.It's my personal observation,but your opinion may vary.
Anonymous, 11 Apr 2018I had the s7 with Sony sensor and my gf had the Samsung and on a PC when you take the same pic... moreOh please jeep talking about S7, I am talking about S8. And it produces amazing quality pictures, one of the best 2017 cameras. Did you even read article??? It clearly says you download app AIDA64, and it tells you which sensors it uses. Mine are all Samsung
Oppaii, 10 Apr 2018I still don't get it, Sony have the best Camera Sensors for smartphones and Sony's DLSR/DSLT i... moreYou said it yourself. I'd they'd go for the best quality, they'd rival their own business. Samsung had to end it's camera business just to focus on phones. Sony won't do it, since it has a few bests like A9, A7 or RX Series :)
Weduz97, 11 Apr 2018look at the lens, green yellowish meant sony. purple/violet meant samsung isocell LOL, just kiddinggood one! -hi fives-
Kiyasuriin, 10 Apr 2018Seems my S9 rocks the Sony ones. ^^look at the lens, green yellowish meant sony. purple/violet meant samsung isocell LOL, just kidding
Vegetaholic, 11 Apr 2018Lol, isocell sensors are one of the best in class with Sony. My S8 uses only Samsung sensors a... moreI had the s7 with Sony sensor and my gf had the Samsung and on a PC when you take the same pic there is a difference, the Sony is sharper, better. Though on a phone you'd probably not notic. Beside how can you tell if you didn't have both????
I'd rather have atje best picture right now.because in the future when 40 or 100 mp is standard I don't want my old picture to seem more awful than they would at the time.
Just like why I always video on 4K
regs, 11 Apr 2018They make far more on phones.10% of what Apple does with iphones..
Samsung is now #1 of chips .. Ahead of Intel.
Samsung Mobile is nothing compared with Samsung Display and Samsung Semicon
How do I check what mine uses?
I typed this into the phone
Then press phone camera version check
And These are the Sensors my phone uses:
Rear Camera (Main)
fwinfo_camver : I12LLKF00SM
fwinfo_loadedver : I12LLLB04GM
fwinfo_phonever : I12LLLB04GM
Rear2 Camera (MAIN2)
fwinfo_camver : I13LLKF00SM
fwinfo_loadedver : I13LLKF00SM
fwinfo_phonever : N
ois_fwver : P86KL01
ois_binver : P86KL01
fwinfo_camver : W08LLKF00AM
fwinfo_loadedver : W08LLKF00AM
fwinfo_phonever : N
MdN8, 11 Apr 2018Agreed. My S5 isn't exactly the latest model, but ISOCELL delivers as expected - and I'm comin... moreEager to see what they'll bring to the table too. We did have a glimpse of it a while ago, when they announced their new dual-camera components.
However their dual-sourcing thing they're doing is disappointing since both models must have the same capabilities, even if it means restricted features (like 4K@120)
ProJames, 10 Apr 2018The components business is great. You get to make money even if your products don't sell well,... moreAgreed. My S5 isn't exactly the latest model, but ISOCELL delivers as expected - and I'm coming from a Nokia N8 (some things better, some worse, but I'm satisfied). The components business allows the buyers to get quality components from better sources. If an iPhone owner enjoys his Samsung display, or an XYZ owner enjoys the Sony sensor, everyone benefits. Funny thing is that Samsung is now getting into the sensor business too. We'll see what happens.
When there's a new feature in a new ISOCELL sensor, expect it to be found on at least one new IMX sensor already.
Lol I remember back in late 2015, when Samsung badly wanted the IMX300 on the Xperia Z5 series to be on their Galaxy S7 series because of blazingly fast focusing speed.
Nedo, 10 Apr 2018I remember same crap from days of the Galxy S 2, the S 2 with Sony sensor was good but Samsung... moreLol, isocell sensors are one of the best in class with Sony. My S8 uses only Samsung sensors and it does brilliant job, wake up dude, it is not 2011 anymore
Same as with SGS 6. But Isocell on my SGS 6 was better than Sony. Hope SGS 9- will have same camera as S9 with Isocell sensors.
Anonymous, 10 Apr 2018Samsung makes more money making chips than selling phones. They make far more on phones.
Anonymous, 10 Apr 2018Samsung makes more money making chips than selling phones. The components business is great. You get to make money even if your products don't sell well, since your opponent buys you components. And Samsung owns the AMOLED and semiconductor component industry. Like Sony owns the optical sensors component industry. Like Qualcomm owns the essential telecommunication patents industry. Like I own the naming companies that own a part of the industry industry. Like the person that bothered to read this owns the reading weird comments industry.
And I have found that ISOCELL (Samsung in house) sensors are really great. My A5's pictures are wonderful on my 4K TV.