OnePlus 2 vs Samsung Galaxy S6 vs Apple iPhone 6 : Camera Shootout

With a lot of hype surrounding the launch of OnePlus 2, the next iteration model to largely-popular OnePlus One, OnePlus has finally unveiled its new ‘flagship killer’. What brought OnePlus to the fore is the bargain it brought to smartphone world with an offer to bring the top-notch specs bundled with a bargained, easy-to-afford price. This might surely seem to be the new “Win-Win” formula every new smartphone startup is laying its foundation on, but in order to make it big, you have to have the skills to rise among the competition. Talking of skills, OnePlus launched its flagship OnePlus One with a strange invite-only mechanism that was criticized of being implemented more so to create a hype around the launch and availability of the product. Never-the-less, OnePlus One was a sure hit and so, with the same marketing strategy, OnePlus has launched its new OnePlus 2.

While the spec sheet is surely going to leave you in a fix for the hardware it offers at the price it comes at, what we would try and lay our focus on today is the importance of one of the most crucial components of a smartphone- the Camera Quality, surely the most drastic change in the Smartphone market over the last few years. Gone are the days when you needed to carry a digicam with you to capture all that you wanted. With the Smartphone cameras being bumped up like crazy to one up on its contenders, you surely can’t only rely on the megapixel count to gauge the quality of the camera the smartphone in-cooperates. This is mainly due to the fact that in today’s world, only a good camera hardware alone can’t always turn out into a good camera setup as the imaging algorithms that work in the background and the software that in cooperates both of these to work in tandem mark of equal importance to that of good hardware. While at one of our earlier reviews, we compared the Samsung Galaxy S6 vs Apple iPhone 6 in a blind Camera Shootout with Samsung Galaxy S6 coming out as the clear winner, it is pertinent to mention that Apple iPhone 6′ camera setup is no meager by any stretch of imagination as both of these beasts produce the most amazing pictures a smartphone is capable of. It’s only when you pit them together right against each other, you get to see the minute differences in the quality of the pictures produced. Thus today, we try and bring to you the most neutral and perhaps, the most unbiased camera shootout pitting the best-in-the-business the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the Apple iPhone 6 against the touted flagship killer OnePlus 2 to find out which one comes out as the best smartphone camera. Take a look!

OnePlus 2 vs Samsung Galaxy S6 vs Apple iPhone 6 : Camera Shootout

OnePlus 2 vs Samsung Galaxy S6 – Macro Shots

Sample 1 : OnePlus 2 on Left/Galaxy S6 on Right


Sample 2 : OnePlus 2 on Left/Galaxy S6 on Right


Sample 3 : OnePlus 2 on Left/Galaxy S6 on Right


Sample 4 : OnePlus 2 on Left/Galaxy S6 on Right


OnePlus 2 vs Apple iPhone 6 – Night light photography

Sample 1 : OnePlus 2 on Left/iPhone 6 on Right


Sample 2 : OnePlus 2 on Left/iPhone 6 on Right


Sample 3 : OnePlus 2 on Left/iPhone 6 on Right


Sample 4 : OnePlus 2 on Left/iPhone 6 on Right


OnePlus 2 vs Samsung Galaxy S6 vs Apple iPhone 6 – Specifications

Features/Phone OnePlus 2 Samsung Galaxy S6 Apple iPhone 6
Camera Yes, 13 MP with autofocus Yes, 16 MP with autofocus Yes, 8 MP with autofocus
Features Face detection, Geo tagging, Panorama, Touch to focus Face detection, Geo tagging, Panorama, Touch to focus Face detection, Smile detection, Geo tagging, Panorama, Touch to focus
Video Recording Yes, 2160p @ 30fps Yes, 2160p @ 30fps Yes, 1080p @ 60fps
Flash Dual Flash Single Flash Dual Flash
Front Camera Yes, 5 MP Yes, 5 MP, supports video calling Yes, 1.2 MP


Well, as they say, pictures speak louder than words. Here, as we can clearly see, the macroshots taken by OnePlus 2 seem to offer far better color reproduction and details from that by Samsung Galaxy S6′ camera, which has lately been found guilty of production over-saturated eye-pleasing fake colors. Also, on zooming into these camera samples, OnePlus 2 macroshots tend to maintain the same level of details while the pictures on Samsung Galaxy S6 turn a bit hazy. As in the case of iPhone 6 and OnePlus 2 nightlife photography, iPhone 6 has already been found guilty of producing more noisy images than Samsung Galaxy S6 and when being compared to OnePlus 2, iPhone 6 is again found gasping for breath. The pictures appear more noise free and accurate on OnePlus 2 thanks to an overall camera setup that churns out accurate color reproduction even in low-light conditions. Thus, OnePlus 2 is surely the winner thumping the flagships from Samsung and Apple, based on the shots enclosed herewith. Mind you, these shots were leaked and were taken on the pre-release version of OnePlus 2 and thus, the possibility of tweaks to the camera setup of the final released version cannot be ruled out. Therefore, we’d recommend all of you to wait for our in-depth camera review on the final released version of all of these smartphones.


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