Now I really can't wait to get my iPhone 6S+ next week.
While opinions differ, most other sites rank the iPhone camera on par with the best currently (the Note 5 and S6, and the LG).
Your writer seems to be less enthused, but when looking at the images here, I personally like the night shots from the iPhone better than the Edge+. The Edge blasts out the highlights and the detail is smudged in both shots, probably due to over-processing combined with less robust OIS.
Even the daylight images appear to have more balanced tonality on the iPhone.
Having said that, I have the Note 5 and love the camera, so I will keep it. I had the smaller S6 Edge before and disliked its ergonomics, plus it got really hot and lagged from time to time. The Note 5 so far has not had these problems.
They are all good phones but the new iPhone is still the best balanced and best designed, in my opinion.
AnonD-1825, 06 Oct 2015"then there's the already dated camera at 12Mpx, it's so yesterday when the standard is now ar... moreThere is something that you clearly don't know about or simply are just ignoring in defence of Apple.
If you look at the camera on the Galaxy S6 edge+ that i also have, then you will see that the details in the pictures the Galaxy S6 edge+ gives are much more detailed than the pictures the iPhone 6S Plus gives out.
Have a look at this to see the proof of that: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_1Bgfl6qvk
In one of the pictures taken there you will see that the text on the sign on the road picture there, you can't see the text on the picture from the iPhone 6S Plus while you can easily see the text on the sign that the Galaxy S6 edge+ have taken.
Why do you think it's like that?
There are 4 options for that answer.
1. The megapixels does actually matters as you can get more megapixels in the pictures that gives more room for seeing more details when you zoom them to 100%. Which means that the iPhone 6S Plus fails to do what the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ manages to do really well.
2. The optic used in the Sony camera in the Galaxy S6 edge+ is amazing as it manages to take better pictures over the iPhone 6S Plus with a higher megapixel count.
3. The iPhone 6S Plus uses a crappy optic that doesn't manages to capture good amount of details.
4. The megapixel count on the iPhone 6S Plus is still to low to be able to compete with the other Android flagships when it comes to details in the pictures.
My question here is. What number from 1 to 4 would you choose here?
I'm pretty sure on what you are going to say here. And i'm pretty darn sure that you are fully aware that when the Galaxy S6 edge+ can both use 16 megapixels and still keep some amazing deatils in the pictures, you know the argument that the iPhone 6S Plus doesn't need more than 12 megapixels doesn't hold water.
If Samsung can make such amazing cameras even with high megapixel counts, then Apple for sure can do the same. There is no excuse.
AnonD-375762, 06 Oct 2015The things that stop me buying an iPhone are the complete lack of flexibility when it comes to... more"then there's the already dated camera at 12Mpx, it's so yesterday when the standard is now around the 16Mpx upwards! "
Oh no, another brainwashed guy. You guys make yourself look so stupid with comments like these, maybe its time learn something more than just comparing numbers? Would you have liked if Apple would have made 100mpx cam, would have it been best cam ever?
Maybe you didnt see how Apple with dual core completely destroys everything else in the market, is the SoC really from year 2012 or is it actually proof of newest 2015 chip tech, but it can't be because it only has two cores, right?
Same applies to camera, htc m9 has 20mpx camera and the quality is horrible because they didnt solve the problems which happening when adding more mpx.
Apple did that with 6s, or sony or both. by the way where you need 16mpx cam? Even my Canon DSLR have "only" 12mpx. And it's more than enough.
Compare the battery life of this phone to Note 5.How is it possible?Look at the difference between them in 3G talk time.
The things that stop me buying an iPhone are the complete lack of flexibility when it comes to things like file transfers via Bluetooth, I can swap files (pictures/music/ringtones etc) between my phone & my colleagues phones with ease, yet if I want to send any of the above to an iPhone I can't, I have to email it or link it to a PC/Mac and do it via iTunes which is inconvenient to say the least.
Then there's the small memory as well, I wouldn't even consider anything less than 32Gb base level and it must have expansion capabilities too, then there's the already dated camera at 12Mpx, it's so yesterday when the standard is now around the 16Mpx upwards! Sorry Apple, you've got to start putting these features into your phone's otherwise you're just going to get left further & further behind.
Another great overall phone by the Apple guys! Surprised the S6 is still pulling that many FPS with QHD though! Nice. And everyone b*tched about them not using Snapdragon lol. Looking forward to seeing the updated camera tests for the 6Ss. Should be impressive and now the flagship Lumias are out too! Wonder if Sony can keep that camera top spot? Great time for phones. Very exciting.
dukaki, 06 Oct 2015The new A9 with only 2 cores has excellent power efficiency without any bull**** octa or deca ... moreThat's silly, 4 of the cores in an octa core were for efficiency. Qualcomm managed to get higher efficiency on the 'big' cores and didn't need the little ones anymore. So it has nothing to do with their attitude towards multithreading.
Also QUALCOMM is rumoured to be working on better multithreading, but even without that most apps do use multiple cores.
I still can't believe that GSM arena didn't say anything about the 1080p resolution for a display of that size. If it was ANY other device released in 2015. with 1080p 5,5" display, you would DESTROY IT in the review.
"...the screen size and resolution help Apple compete..." - I guess where do they actually COMPETE with that resolution? Maybe with Note 3...
Anyway, this is officially the last review ever that I will read on GSM arena.
it would be better to release this review after microsoft event , so that they include lumia 950xl in alternatives too .
I don't see the sense of having another review for this. I mean its practically the same phone with the iPhone 6s aint it save for the battery life and some performance difference right?
Gsmarena , please can you make a review : samsung galaxy note 5/s6 edge+ vs apple iphone 6s/6s plus...I very waited about that!
Link to battery test table for all phones and comparison results in error not found.
SDKforLumia, 06 Oct 2015WTF man?!! thats like every phone been outed by smartphone manufacturers that you have used? R... moreI'm software engineer and I'm freelancer and I was HTC Lover then thought to give other OEM a try so I just gave try to almost every major OEM handsets a try(except for Sony) I'm bit crazy too ;) you would have got the idea too
dukaki, 06 Oct 2015My g3 has very laggy UI animations on stock rom. LG tried to mitigate this by disabling all an... moreNext to Stock android is Xperia UI, they keep it like stock and there is no lag or anything. I love my Xperia
Any25, 06 Oct 2015This is one defense excessively used by people. My 2 year old Xperia Z didn't lag one bit. Apa... moreMy g3 has very laggy UI animations on stock rom. LG tried to mitigate this by disabling all animations in the latest update... The UI is just as laggy as my old 2012 N7 (5.1.1). Maybe lg tried to cap the fps to save some power? And no, it isn't the QHD display that pushes the GPU, AOSP roms for example are very smooth and responsive.
Stock android won't stutter even on snapdragon 200 phones. Android skins f*** everything up and people thinking samdung=android with their lagwiz doesn't help.
Anonymous, 06 Oct 2015Mediocore your face... how come the the Best of the best of ANDROID FLAGSHIP stutter? It did n... moreThis is one defense excessively used by people. My 2 year old Xperia Z didn't lag one bit. Apart from the occational stutter while swiping app drawer. It doesn't even require great amount of continuous tuning to make it stay quick. If < 5 minutes a month is all I have to spend to keep my phone run fast, I might as well save the 300 extra dollars and spend those 5 minutes away. And the Z's chipset is nowhere near the specs of the more recent devices. Android flagships do slow down a bit, only a bit. They don't hurt the phone so bad that it ruins your experience altogether.
IMO, the lag argument by ifans is as bad as the 8 mp pixel camera of the iPhone 6 argument by Android fans.
Anonymous, 06 Oct 2015Thanks for the link but I cannot open it. I also cover some events like children's party, 50th... moreFor some reason the link doesn't work
try this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nT6eaBm82bQ under the video is the link for the photos.
also what that guy said in he's web site is great for everyone to understand
"Your gear isn't holding you back, stop worrying about what you don't have and get back to mastering your craft."
Anonymous, 06 Oct 2015The camera isn't going to be problem for you if you know how to use it https://fstoppers.com/e... more"There isn't such a thing called best phone cam in market"
True. LG G4, Note 5, Z5, iPhone all of these gives excellent image quality that you can't see a different.