To evaluate the best photographic quality of the new Galaxy S7 edge of Samsung, after it has been compared to that of Galaxy S6 and Galaxy 5, we wanted to compare it with that of the Nexus 6 p, made by Huawei for Google.
The Galaxy S7 rear edge is equipped with a camera that uses a sensor Sony IMX260 from 12 megapixels with optical stabilizer and Dual Pixel technology that allows a much faster focusing. The pixels from 1.4 μm and aperture focal length f/1.7 offer brighter images and sharp even in low light. Also a single LED flash. The front camera has a sensor from 5 megapixels, again with Aperture f/1.7.
The Nexus 6 p uses a 12.3 MP sensor with Aperture f/2.0 very large size (1.55 microns per pixel) can capture more light and that makes it unnecessary, at least on paper, the optical image stabilization. Also a laser autofocus system, which ensures short time much focus and dual LED flash. The front camera has 8 megapixel sensor with pixels from 1.4 μm and aperture f/2.4.
On both smartphones we set the automatic shooting mode.
The Galaxy S7 edge can Excel when lighting conditions become more difficult. Sony IMX260 sensor can capture brighter images and contrast compared to the Nexus 6 p. Videos of the Galaxy S7 edge can benefit from the optical stabilization and even offer a great detail on close range although in wider field the Nexus 6 p seems to maintain higher contrast.
Although it has a lower resolution, the front camera of Galaxy S7 edge we seem better overall than those in the Nexus 6 p for both photos and videos.
Overall, we find ourselves in front of two good cameras even though, in our opinion, that of the Nexus 6 p are unable to impose a total of the Galaxy S7 edge thanks to a better retention of details and colors slightly less saturated. The Galaxy S7 edge manages to Excel both in terms of photos in low-light conditions, both for the quality of the front camera that as for videos which may benefit from a higher optical image stabilization system and improved audio quality.
- Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge is available online from bass8 to 594 euros or Media World a 679 euros. The price is decent but there are 6 better models.
- Huawei Nexus 6 pis available online from Amazon at 509 euro or Redcoon to 569 euros. Good value for money and is one of the best devices in this price range.