Searching for the best camera in a smartphone is not easy as it does not exist, it is a very personal and subjective.

After using/testing all of the top smartphone cameras, here’s my as objective as possible view on which one is the best in capturing great images and video. I hope my test/findings will help you to make a more educated decision when deciding. Please also find below all of the original photos for your own evaluation.

This test includes the latest and greatest phones on the market as of early 2016, including:

  • Apple iPhone 6S Plus
  • Google Nexus 6P (similar to Nexus 5X)
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 5 (same camera as Galaxy S6, S6 Edge and S6 Edge+)
  • LG G4
  • Sony Xperia Z5
  • Motorla Moto X Style
  • OnePlus Two
  • Xiaomi Mi4C

In this test I’ll be covering:

  • 00:24 Introduction to the cameras in the test
  • 01:38 Specs and features. What’s important?
  • 05:07 Field of view (FOV) and depth of field (DOF)
  • 05:56 Colour rendering and skin tones
  • 06:57 Details and sharpness
  • 08:07 Dynamic range
  • 08:48 Lowlight capabilities
  • 10:02 Front facing camera / selfies
  • 10:44 Flash photography
  • 11:12 Panorama
  • 11:36 Video 4K and slow motion
  • 13:17 Conclusions

Please find all the specs below (more discussed in the video):

Please find below galleries of all the tests ran for this video:

  • Field of View (Pirate Castle)
  • Depth of Field (Indoors Bokeh)
  • Colour Rendering (Kayaking Club)
  • Skin Tones (Camden Market)
  • Details and Sharpness (Camden High Street)
  • Details and Sharpness (Food)
  • Dynamic Range (Berries)
  • Lowlight (London Eye)
  • Lowlight (Menu)
  • Selfie
  • Flash
  • Panorama
  • Slow Motion Video








  • 4K Video








  • Bonus: Car
  • Bonus: Amy
  • Bonus: Bridge
  • Bonus: Night Street (Carnaby Street)