Flagship Samsung Galaxy S7 and the side-display clad Galaxy S7 Edge are already available for purchase in the U.S. Now, a new report from DxOMark, known for evaluating image quality based on custom testing, comparison and analysis, said the Galaxy S7 Edge has the best mobile camera unit among the high-end devices.
According to DxOMark Labs report, the Galaxy S7 Edge trumped the Galaxy S6 Edge+ and Sony Xperia Z5 fair and square. The new handset reportedly tallied 88 points, which is the best score ever made by a mobile camera. The S6 Edge+ and the Sony device, on the other hand, scored 87 points each.
The next spot has been taken over by Samsung’s Galaxy Note 5 and the Galaxy S6 Edge, with 86 points each. The Apple iPhone 6s Plus, meanwhile, amassed 84 points. Interestingly, the Huawei Nexus 6P and Motorola Droid Turbo 2 managed to score the same points as the iPhone 6s Plus. This is followed by LG G4, Moto X Style and Galaxy Note 4 with 83 points each.
Technically, the 12-megapixel sensor housed in the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge stands out because of the housed 26 mm f/1.7 lens. It apparently delivers very accurate exposures, even when the environment is not favorable. The Edge variant amassed 88 points in both photo and video category.
The Galaxy S7 Edge’s autofocus is reportedly “fast and accurate.” The LED flash apparently helps in preserving photo details, good white balance and color reproduction. The camera maintains low noise level under all conditions. The captured photos are brilliant in both indoor and outdoor shoots.
Moving on to negative aspects, DxOMark says, a warm yellow cast is visible when shooting under tungsten light source. In the case of very dynamic scenes, the brightest tones are apparently losing detail and ringing is also visible.
The captured video apparently maintains good exposures packed with pleasant colors. The video autofocus and the performance of stabilization are surreal, says the report.
Even though, the detail preservation is good in bright spot, it apparently loses the edge in low-lit conditions. Color shading is marginally visible in all conditions, however, it’s more prominent in low-lit environment.