Here’s a detailed camera comparison video between the Galaxy S8 and the iPhone 7 Plus that you shouldn’t miss.
If you’ve been involved in the world of phones recently you’ll know that Samsung has been doing some serious heavy lifting with their cameras. Starting with the S6, through to the newly released Note 8, Samsung has been flexing their imaging prowess. That’s great for us because it means a lot of other companies (LG, HTC, OnePlus) have been trying their best to out some amazing cameras too.
However, the iPhone camera was always the one to beat, and through 2016 – 2017 I think pretty much every major manufacturer has managed to develop a camera that either lived up to the mighty iPhone or surpass it completely. Samsung, LG, Google, and even HTC managed to bring some amazing quality shooters to the market recently, and it’s great to finally see android phones getting the cameras they deserve.
The following video is a fair-as-I-can-make-it comparison between the Galaxy S8 and the iPhone 7 Plus, and it dives into most areas that people look for – low light performance, color reproduction, and HDR ability. I’ve also given my opinion on each shot, so you’ll get my thoughts and ideas while the video is running.
Galaxy S8 vs iPhone 7 Plus: Detailed camera review (video)
It’s easy when watching this video to forget about the iPhone 7 plus’s second camera, the telephoto lens. This feature has some amazing ‘portrait’ style effects that simulate the background blur or ‘bokeh’ that you would normally get from a dedicated DSLR. So if you’re still trying to decide between these two phones, then that’s certainly worth keeping in mind. If you’re looking for that effect from an Android phone, you’ve got plenty of options out there now too – the Note 8, OnePlus 5, LG G6, Mi A1 and a few others have started adding a second shooter to their phones, and it’s definitely something we’re going to see more of over the next few months of phone releases.
For this video, I’ve excluded the iPhone’s second camera, because despite its effects the actual quality of the camera is lower than the main sensor, and it wouldn’t be a fair comparison to the S8.
All things considered, I do prefer the images coming out of the S8, despite the colors being a little crazy in some photos. Like I mentioned in the video, I think the pictures are better suited to a social media share straight out of the camera and most people will be happy with how the Samsung performs in all conditions. On the flipside, I still think the iPhone has a more natural response, and for people who prefer a more regular look from their cameras might find the iPhone 7 Plus’s photos more appealing.
Have an iPhone 7 Plus or Galaxy S8? Let us know what you think in the comments below!