Adventures in iPhone photography from tap tap tap, the creators of… Camera + MagiCam Filters

iPhone camera evolution: How does the iPhone 6 camera compare to previous iPhone cameras?

September 22, 2014 by 152 Comments

About Lisa Bettany

Lisa Bettany is cofounder of Camera+ and MagiCam and has been named one of the top 10 most influential photographers on the web. She is passionate about sharing knowledge and inspiring others to pursue their photographic dreams.



See our updated comparison for the iPhone 6s.

In the past seven years, each new advancement in iPhone camera technology has made dramatic improvements to image quality. The iPhone 6 is no different. Besides being faster to shoot and easier to focus, the images taken with the iPhone 6 camera show greater detail and are significantly better in low-light.

In this follow-up post to my iPhone 4s and iPhone 5 comparisons, I present an 8 iPhone comparison from all iPhone versions taken with Camera+ including, the original iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5S, and the new iPhone 6 in a variety of situations to test the camera’s capabilities.

To view full-sized photos from each iPhone, click on the corresponding photo slice in the photo widget.

Macro

full-size macro
macro detail (100%)

The first group of photos is a macro comparison of a bowl of strawberries shot outdoors in cloudy daylight. The original iPhone and 3G can’t even focus on the strawberries, so the result is a blurry, pixelated image. We see improvements with details and sharpness in the 4 and 4S photos, and an even greater level of detail with the 5 and 5S. The 6 shows incredible detail on the stem.

Backlit

full-size backlit
backlit detail (100%)

Next, a backlit situation which really shows the improvements the iPhone camera has made with high contrast lighting situations and lens flare. Remember the iPhone 4’s red dot lens flare? Love it or hate it, it was a fun tool for creative shots, but disappeared with the 4S. The detail and contrast on my face is getting better with the 5 and 5S, but makes a marked improvement on the 6 where the shot is beginning to look quite balanced.

Daylight

full-size daylight
daylight detail (100%)

In this standard daylight shot, one of the main differences is the white balance. We see a shift from a warmer tone to a more true tone with the iPhone 4S. An increase in details is also apparent looking at the Fish Market sign from the 5 series on, but no huge differences between the 5S and 6 here.

Portrait

full-size portrait
portrait detail (100%)

Skin tones look brighter and more true to life with the iPhone 6 in this portrait series. Although the iPhone 6 photo has a higher level of detail, I’m finding it slightly pixelated and blotchy-looking. Apple altered their local tone-mapping algorithm for better exposure and contrast using the new A8 processor, but it looks like it might be causing some issues with the skin tones in these shots. Additionally, their new noise reduction algorithm seems a bit heavy handed causing pixelation.

Also, you can clearly see the purple haze issue that plagued the iPhone 5. I thought it added a certain 70s flare to my photos.

Sunset

full-size sunset
sunset detail (100%)

In the sunset photo comparison, we see a clear progression of the image quality improvements. An interesting find is that the iPhone 5S photo has significantly more contrast and vibrancy than the 6 shot. The iPhone 6 shot has more detail, but is a much flatter image. This could be due to Apple’s tweaking of the tone-mapping algorithm and perhaps a conscious decision to bring a more balanced RAW-like quality to the iPhone 6’s images. For photographers who want to control aspects like contrast and saturation in post-processing, this may be a welcomed change.

Lowlight

full-size lowlight
lowlight detail (100%)

Low light is where the newer phones shine and the 6 certainly shows an improvement over the 5S. Apple announced that they altered the low light algorithm in the iPhone 6 series and you can definitely notice the decrease in the noise of the 6 photo.

Every time I do this comparison, I am amazed at how far the iPhone camera technology has come. It has transformed the way we capture and share memories. With each new phone, we can capture these moments faster and more accurately with better quality images. Even though they share the same 8-megapixel CMOS sensor and five-element f/2.2 lens, after a few days of shooting with the iPhone 6, I can say that it is better than the iPhone 5S. With Apple’s new Focus pixels sensor feature and advancements made in noise reduction algorithms and local tone mapping, I do see significant improvements to low light and details in shadowed areas. The only thing we need now is adjustable aperture!

Who Linked To This

152 Comments

  1. Great comparison, thank you for doing all of this. What a difference from the 1 to the 6, just imagine what it will be like with the 12!

  2. As always and trough the years, i love your comparisons very much!

    Thank you for your great test, i love it! Keep shooting great photos.

    a fan…

  3. I know how much work this is and I’m impressed with what you’ve shown in such an elaborate way: the iPhone is really improving every time. I’m sure Ari Partinen will be able to take care of adjustable aperture one way or another. My compliments on a job very well done.

  4. “With Apple’s new Focus pixels sensor feature, I do see significant improvements to low light and details in shadowed areas.”

    You do know that Focus Pixels are simply Apple’s marketing term for phase-detection autofocus, right? It has nothing to do with image quality in low light.

  5. Really good job on comparison of iPhone camera shots through the various models. A truly useful tool for prospective iPhone 6 adopters who depend on camera capabilities!

  6. Has the 6 fixed the problem of focusing behind the subject?

    I know with my 3GS and My 4S, when I take a quick snap of a person, the focus is often on whatever is in the background. I shouldn’t have to tell the camera where to focus when the subject occupies more than 50% of the image

  7. Spend a week with a Lumia 1020 and tell me your opinion on smartphone photography. Considering it’s age, that really is a testimony to smartphone photography. After reading this, I’d like to see your reaction.

  8. Ditto. Phase detection auto focus has nothing to do with low light or noise. Only faster AF using phase instead and/or in addition to contrast based AF.

  9. Ditto. Phase detection auto focus has nothing to do with low light or noise. Only faster AF using phase instead and/or in addition to contrast based AF.

  10. Oh, will you people stop with the Lumia 1020… It’s a camera with smartphone capabilities, while the iPhone is a smartphone with camera capabilities. Two different things altogether.

  11. I really enjoyed this article, it’s such good fun looking at stuff like this in retrospect.

    There’s a part that bothers me in this whole story though. I remember being similarly amazed with iPhone 4 camera performance when it came out. Nowadays however, I’ve come to think of it as almost unusable. I wonder if that will repeat with iPhone 6. I’d hate to rely on it as my primary camera only to find I hate the shots I made in 4 years from now.

  12. Whatever the name that Apple uses, phase detection is known to be better at focusing in low light environments than contrast detection autofocus (what Apple is using in the 5s and below). Her conclusions (better low light pictures) are still right on point ;)

  13. Oh, will you people stop ignoring the competition.

    I’m currently considering an alternative to my Android phone, including both iOS and Windows Phone, and such a comparison would be useful to those who consider other options.

    Just because you have your concept of an ideal smartphone doesn’t mean it should apply to others.

  14. Get the Lumix CM1 if you really want a smartphone with high-performance camera. Should be MUCH better than Lumia 1020.

  15. Just imagine if they threw this comparison up against a real phone camera (Lumia 930 or *gasp* the Lumia 1020). That’s where the men are separated from the boys.

  16. The 3Gs will always hold a special place in my heart. Just LOOK at that crisp, rich colour and defined black. And the lens flare. SO MINIMAL.

  17. I see the Nokia astroturfers are doing the usual trolling. I take serious photographs with real cameras (SLRs and high quality mirrorless cameras), and take good photos with the iPhone when I need something quick. My experience with the Lumia 1020 was pleasant at first because of the novelty (and I did like that flash), but the bulk, the horrendous startup and shooting speed, so-so software, and Windows phone meant it got dispensed with quickly…especially when it delivered marginal to no advantage vs the iPhone in the majority of real world usage.

    This is an excellent comparison, thanks for showing the progress Apple has made with their iPhone cameras over the years.

  18. Thank you for this blog post. It is amazing how smartphone cameras have come of age from iteration to iteration.
    I possess my iPhone 5s but used to own the 4s and the photos i have taken with my iPhone 4s combined with camera+ comes out amazing and it is the same with the camera+ with my 5s. Lowlight shots is still unfortunately not fantastic with my 5s (when taking shots in clubs for example) so I am interested to see other people’s photos taken in nightclubs with the iPhone 6.

  19. Real nice comparison between the different models. When one see it like this one can wonder how one could accept the pictures from the first models.

  20. I haven’t done the math but wonder whether a smaller aperture wouldn’t cause dramatic increase in blur due to diffusion on the tiny lenses.

    The greater depth of field could be soft-focus throughout. Thoughts from somebody who knows more about lens design?

  21. Great improvement…..still have to match standard set by NOKIA IN IMAGING……THESE IMAGES WERE BETTER TAKEN WITH NOKIA BACK IN 2010 THE N8 ERA

  22. This is the best side-by-side comparison of phone models and I have ever seen. It’s intuitive, accurate and fast. I just can’t figure out how you were able to get the same picture taken, presumably at the same time, we have many cameras. I see no discernible difference in terms of perspective, as if they were taken a few inches apart. Can you tell us how you did it? I’m guessing you used a remote method to trigger the shutters, such as clapping your hands or making a loud noise… is that right? I assume you took four phones and laid them side-by-side with four more above them? For both video and photo still use, do you know of another phone that has a distinctive advantage over the iPhone? If there is a significant difference in the video realm, some may choose that over the iPhone.

    I have the 4S. I actually preferred it’s rendition to the 6 on a few shots. Then again, that may be due to my preference to a higher contrast picture to one without any enhancements. If you know of a videographer who has done a similar treatise to these phones, please let us know. Congratulations on a fantastic job. This should earn attention by those who do this kind of work.

    D ~

  23. I just wish my DSLR could surf the web and text and play music and – sometimes – make a phone call.
    I think got it all backwards. But that’s just too obvious.

  24. Great job!
    Not that you haven’t already done ridiculous amounts of work, but have you tried putting ios8 on one of the older phones to see if it impacted the quality?
    Thanks for this

  25. Each year I look forward to your detailed and well laid out comparisons of the latest and previous generation of iPhones. Thank you!

  26. Great work! The camera sure has gotten better – although, it has been 7 years since the first model now.

    Noticed that you didn’t include the iPhone 6 plus, that would have been even more awesome =)

    I hope your iPhone and iPhone 3G will live on for many more years to come so that we can get a new batch each year.

  27. Yeah! great job… my first iphone was a 4…. is now a 5s, but looking at your pics 4s really brought it I thought and just going from the 4s to the 6 I see anyways is the major comparison tweaks have been made but most dramatic since the first iphone 4s and 6 are most noticeable….tweaks like faster focus and facial recgog are sweet. Six though guess being bigger you would have a larger screen to enjoy all wonderful photos iphones has
    to take…

  28. Great work there on this massive 8-way iPhone comparison, and I love your comments on each of the photos, really insightful.

  29. Except you’d be standing there all day, waiting for the 1020 to focus, and then save it’s gigantic photos! (everyone knows the 1020 has a great camera, but it was slow even when it came out, let alone two years down the track).

  30. Except you’d be standing there all day, waiting for the 1020 to focus, and then save it’s gigantic photos! (everyone knows the 1020 has a great camera, but it was slow even when it came out, let alone two years down the track).

  31. Except you’d be standing there all day, waiting for the 1020 to focus, and then save it’s gigantic photos! (everyone knows the 1020 has a great camera, but it was slow even when it came out, let alone two years down the track).

  32. Well, and what did we learn? That cameras in mobile phones have constantly improved since 2007… how strange! ;)
    (Nice article, btw)

  33. Really great study. Have a 5S which is decent and only mediocre in low light but 6 seems pretty nice. The original 3 still shows the most cleavage though …..

  34. Michael: They’re almost identical in daylight conditions. The iPhone 6 Plus is marginally better in very low light (night-time or candlelit) but slightly worse during the day (due to extra lens elements?) – but the difference is almost imperceptible unless you zoom in to a 1:1 crop. iMore did a feature on this.

  35. In low light conditions, contrast-detection autofocus will struggle; phase detection should hold up relatively well. Better focus, more detail.

  36. Nothing special in Comparison with the iPhone 5S. I think, the 5S in most Situations has even better Quality than the IP6. No Reason for a change in my opinion.

  37. I’d say many people are praising her work just because she is beautiful, otherwise many people here know that there are smartphones out there which have better camera result than iPhone 6.

  38. I like how the photos taken with the iPhone 4 look. The “defects” in white balance and ISO selection gives them this character. I don’t know the jargon to describe what it is I am liking about them though. :P

  39. Very nice comparison and very nicely presented.

    But… Oh my god, there are so many brainwashed Apple fans out there who cannot see anything else besides their own beloved cute little Apple. I am shocked at some of the absolute stupidity in here.

  40. @Nile, @Al, @Jason Bailey: don’t bother. I can be happy with my Lumia 930 (20MP, can create a JPG and RAW versions of each image) without having to worry how vastly superior it is to any iPhone. Each to their own.

  41. I would have to admit, for every instance except the low-light, I much prefer the 4 camera. Something about the colors and contrasts that just really draws me in more than the more current cameras. They are balancing the images too much now. Too much processing that ends in just a bland photo. It seems to have lost it’s character.

  42. That’s your opinion. Lumia’s camera is still not the best one of the top at all. Every camera have pros and cons, period. You are silly!

  43. That’s your opinion. Lumia’s camera is still not the best one of the top at all. Every camera have pros and cons, period. You are silly!

  44. I think what separates the men from the boys is having the confidence in your choice of phone to not have to find posts exclusively talking about other phones and leaving insulting comments about how yours is better.

    You picked a Lumia and you enjoy it. Congratulations. I am genuinely happy for you. This post is about the progression of the iPhone camera through the generations, and has nothing to do with the Lumia, or any other phone.

  45. How can we know which camera is the best (for example in colour reproduction) if we can’t compare those pics with some hi-end NIKON or CANON DSLR (which are closest to reality?). Despite this is great comparison!

  46. Will Camera+ be gaining control over aperture and shutter speed under iOS 8? There is already a new camera app called Manual that purports to do this, but I’d rather not give up Camera+…

  47. To be honest, other than the low light photographs, I found the 4s’ photo quality to be the best amongst them all. Obviously, the 5, 5s and 6 cameras are better and far superior overall (due to low light photography, faster focusing and stabilisation, etc.)

  48. The lumix has 20 MP, the 1020 41 MP… though the Lumix has a higher video resolution, so yes, will likely be better than the 1020… but the 1020 is by far better than the iPhone 6

    The Nokia 1020 has been by far the most amazing phone/camera I’ve had to date. The camera has been amazing, with great Nokia apps. Then being able to take 1080p video with zoom on the fly has made it the perfect phone for a parent of little kids.

    The iPhone still is only 8 MP, and while I know that’s not everything, it seems awfully behind…

  49. Wow, I’ve scene Apple hype before but this is getting out of hand. I guess when you put out a phone that was put out by your competitor 3 years ago you need something to hype up, so the camera it is… Definitely worth waiting in line for 3 day for with the rest of the sheeple. Oh wait, you get a U2 album as well (some people could call that spam or adware). Apple and their greater than everything else persona.

  50. It’s too easy to modify the same photography with any photo editor to make it look better than a “previous” version. Looking at each photo properties I don’t see any information regarding the camera used to take it. It would be helpful to include it as a proof. Anyways this can be also added manually when you upload the file. Someone like me needs more proofs than a sequence of pictures with a label to believe that the new camera is better…

  51. Given she’s the one (with her team) making Camera+ I doubt she will be using any other app :D

    And even Manual doesn’t offer aperture control as the aperture on the iPhones is fixed at 2.2 (it may be possible to virtually control it in the software but on the hardware it’s fixed)

  52. That seems right. Since the focal length is very small, a given aperture is proportionally smaller, and the pixels themselves are proportionally smaller, but the angle of diffraction should be larger because the aperture has a smaller absolute size. Makes sense, right? I wonder if anybody tests for diffraction effects at small apertures. It could certainly be the limiting factor in daylight conditions, and possibly an important reason Apple sticks with a modest pixel count.

    I’m actually somewhat surprised diffraction doesn’t make these tiny cameras completely un-workable, but obviously, it doesn’t. They are actually remarkable.

  53. This post is about the evolution of the iPhones cameras. There is no comparison here to any competitor neiher did she state that the iPhone 6 has the best camera of all the smartphones…

  54. That seems right. Since the focal length is very small, a given aperture is proportionally smaller, and the pixels themselves are proportionally smaller, but the angle of diffraction should be larger because the aperture has a smaller absolute size. Makes sense, right? I wonder if anybody tests for diffraction effects at small apertures. It could certainly be the limiting factor in daylight conditions, and possibly an important reason Apple sticks with a modest pixel count.

    I’m actually somewhat surprised diffraction doesn’t make these tiny cameras completely un-workable, but obviously, it doesn’t. They are actually remarkable.

  55. No she didn’t, but her comparison was used in other people’s examples. DxO is calling it the “Gold Standard”, blah blah blah… of course they took a crap all over the 5D III, so we all know how reliable they are. The pedestal this family of phones is put on is just ridiculous. Sure when the first one came out it set the bar at new heights, only to never raise the bar more than a few millimeters with each new version and since the 3rd generation really make no leaps at all.

  56. You are hotter after make this side by side shot out. Thank You very much.
    Best wishes from Panamá, Central América.

  57. Lol. OK. We’ll have to disagree. You’re either in focus or not. Why not say, “the focus pixels definitely helped focus better in low light.”. They do not make shadow areas “more detailed”. IMHO

  58. I.e, a better lens will show more detail when focused exactly the same as another. It’s the lens that is resolving the detail. Not the af system.

  59. Manual (the app) does not give you aperture control. Thus it’s a bit deceptive since 1 of 3 exposure properties is excluded (regardless of apple imposed limitation or not).

  60. Manual (the app) does not give you aperture control. Thus it’s a bit deceptive since 1 of 3 exposure properties is excluded (regardless of apple imposed limitation or not).

  61. You need to grow up and stop caring what technology other people buy. Both are fine choices. Who cares beyond that? Are you ten years old?

  62. Due to the processor limitations, iOS 8 can only go on the 4s. The 4 is limited to 7.1, and the 3 is limited to 6.1.

  63. Due to the processor limitations, iOS 8 can only go on the 4s. The 4 is limited to 7.1, and the 3 is limited to 6.1.

  64. Sorry buy technically Sony xperia Z2 has better quality than any Nokia/Microsoft phone. It is #1 in smartphones.

  65. Quoting iMore in terms of camera critiques is like quoting my mom as she gives a critique of a Ferrari. They have zero credibility or camera knowledge. Pleae, don’t listen to a word they say on camera matters.

  66. Having all the pictures in the set taken in different time, in different position and, what is most important – in different light conditions (different white balance and temperature of white color) and then making conclusions…

    Nice!

    From the pictures taken in similar conditions we can see, that the difference between 4s and 6 is negligible.

  67. Oh people of the internet… Why you always know better.
    Why don’t your write your own article with “correct” terms

  68. I’d say; Bilal your comprehension and expression are not just beautiful, but sublime.
    In Fact:
    Folks, I think that’s a wrap now on the whole ‘Purpose of Existence’ thing. Were done here now.
    Big round of applause for Bilal!
    Rest of y’all, thanks for your participation.

  69. I cannot tell you how much I appreciate your efforts and the importance of the camera to me, the best I have personally tried is the latest Lumix 1010, I think, I wish all brands and types would be compared as you have, thanks for taking the time.PS:Best reason to have an I-phone, U2.?

  70. I still love the iphone 4. I just recently got a 5s because low light was going to be better, and you bet it is, and it’s quicker in processing, which is really nice– but the 4 still has great color and tone and shadow, in some ways and in some circumstances more rich than the 5s– But I agree with you about the progression of technology that pulls us in for a better product, then leaves us behind– it all goes that way–

  71. Better focus in low light = “improvements to low light and details in shadowed areas”.

    Nothing contronversial about the above.

    If you are wondering why mention shadowed areas in particular (focus is focus after all for the overall picture), it’s probably because iOS, among other things, combines exposures and burst shots (not just in/for HDR), and creates composite images with better quality, so those exposures would be harder to get right before.

  72. WOW! What a fantastic comparison! Your approach, organization, and layout are excellent. Thank you for taking so much time and effort to give us a very valuable and useful analysis.

    Note to poster “lol”: Clearly you don’t know what you are talking about. Why don’t you go troll some other web site. You add NOTHING here.

  73. Hi, thanks for the comparison. Do you have any idea if there are similar articles comparing other phones as well (Samsung, Sony, Nokia + iPhone) in the same format? I really like how you put the images side by side.

  74. Hello,

    First of all, thanks for sharing this! Out of curiosity, how long did it take to realise this article?? And do you own all those devices;-)?

    Can’t wait to get my iPhone 6 in order to see the evolution compared to the 5S. This arrangement really help to understand the fast evolution and “revolution” those little devices have gone through the last years. It is hard to imagine but I can’t see why smartphones won’t replace DSLR in a near future even if pros will keep afloat some classical digital manufacturers.

    Anyway, if film to digital was an interesting time, it was sometimes frustrating and often expansive… today, this revolution is going fast, results are always more impressive and every year, there is a new surprise.

    Can’t wait to see what an iPhone will do in 2020.

  75. Let me guess, Apple hasn’t raised the bar because they’re “stuck” at 8MP?

    And the A8 is slower because it has less GHz?

  76. It’s a conspiracy, man! The iPhone 6 camera is actually WORSE than the 5S, which was worse than the 5, which was worse than the 4S, and so on…

    Only an eagle eye like yourself could have spotted the ruse. I like your style, dude!

  77. What is your opinion on the ghosting which started with the iPhone 5 and it is still happening on the 6?It is very obvious on your sunset photos. I personally think it is very annoying to have a green dot every time I take a photo with bright lights or sunset.

  78. Measuring specs is not the same as wanting exposure control. This is more of an artist nerd looking for creative control thing. Yes, seriously. That’s who cares. Don’t be a bully.

  79. The difference between the 6 and the 6+ might not be much but I still think she should have run the tests with Apple’s best camera. The 6+ has image stabilization which allows for better low light photos and possibly better shots overall because there’s a lower likelihood for a blurry picture. It’s amazing to me, I have seen a few comparisons between picture qualtiy with older iPhone models and they almost always use the iPhone 6 (not +), in their comparisons. Why don’t these people use the best that Apple has to offer? I want to see the 6+ in action. I’m not interested in seeing the 6. I want to see exactly how it performs in low light.

  80. With these differences and/or improvements of each iPhone cameras, may I ask where does Camera+ come in to fruition here?

  81. Could you please apply the Clarity filter on each generation of iPhones? The reason I’m asking is that the Clarity filter applies beautifully on every photo shot with the iPhone 4. Now, with the iPhone 5 and Clarity filter applied, photos looked overwhelming. I’m sorry if I could not provide photos, but that is the thing I noticed when applying the Clarity filter on both generations of iPhones.

  82. The thing that really surprised me is how good the iPhone 3GS camera is (kept in perspective with how smartphone cameras were performing back then, of course). It turned out some great shots, and in many cases they actually looked better than the iPhone 4’s from a glance. The 4, frankly, didn’t look that good, but the 4S was an improvement. The 6 is clearly better than the older devices, especially in Low Light. The 6 Plus turns out some of the best indoor/low light photos I’ve ever shot on a phone, ever. I was quite surprised to see a phone turn out photos that good with virtually no processing time (the way my S2, S3, and Note 3 would take forever in low light to process the images, and they were terrible, too…).

  83. My iPhone 4s certainly gave a whole new aspect to my 35-year-carriere taking photographs. I’ve captured my town (Amsterdam) while riding my bike to and from my job, using camera+. It exceeded all my expectations, and I’m preparing a book now about wonderful Amsterdam. Have a preview at some of the 8000+ pictures I took! And please rembember: I took many of them actually riding my bike (I’m Dutch after all)! My iPhone let me do this, which wouldn’t have worked using my DSLR.

  84. I have a 5s and wish I hadn’t given up my 5c for it mainly for the camera. Yes, the 5s is an step up with the larger aperture and sensor, but the 5/5c renders color (especially red) better. It’s more saturated in all hues and that’s my preference. I want that NatGeo look to it that may not be true to life, but the pop in colors makes you feel like you’re there. Reds just seem to get washed out with the 5s as if it had a filter to it. I’m coming from a Nokia 925, which also had this effect similar to the 5s, which I disliked. I’ll probably have to give my wife the 5s and settle for a 2nd hand 5c. PS. Speakers on the 5c sound better than the 5s too – but that’s another topic.

  85. Thanks. I had a 3GS, a 4S and a 5, which both were small leaps in camera quality, and I hated the 6 for being so overpriced, ugly and weakly spec’d.

    Then I almost bought a 6, JUTS for photo until I discovered this comparison which shows that it hasn’t evolve much and somehow became even worst.

  86. Marvelous comparison!

    Our iPhone 4 holds up quite well and is clearly the point where the leap forward was made.

    Wish the strips were wider. Also, once one taps on one, you’re stuck having to refresh the entire page. Maybe I missed a close box!

    Finally, just a tad self-centered, aren’t we, using ourselves as the portrait, backlit model?!! :-)

  87. Just discovered that the little iPhone symbol closes an open photo!

    Oh, the other recommendation would be to add the phone’s # at the bottom. We kept having to count to figure out which was which!

    Still, these are quibbles. Few reviewers have done such a systematic, excellent, and easy to digest job.

  88. Sorry for the string of posts, but just discovered that one can click on the phone symbol under a picture and quickly switch between open photos. That makes it way to switch back and forth between the photos of 2 phones!

  89. Agreed! We were amazed at how well our iPhone 4 compares!

    The only problem and it could be a big one is that this is a comparison involving the Camera+ app. The results could well look different via Apple’s built in camera.

    Maybe Ms. Bettany can do a follow up, doing that, and include the 6+, too,

  90. I’m amazed at how well the iphone 4s has held against the newer ones! Thank you for this test, it was really eye opening!

  91. Great comparison! I just wanna say something about the new phone that i bought. It is the Tango 2 by iDROID USA, with a front flash to make your selfie experience more enjoyable. The powerful processor of this phone is by far the most speedy and makes this phone enter into the list of best android smartphones in the USA. Go here to read details: http://www.idroidusa.com/english/tango-2-black.html

  92. Thank you, this is absolutely the best one-stop resource for iPhone camera comparison on the Internet. And so beautifully presented with those switchable side-by-side galleries. Using this to check if I should get an iPhone 6 after my 5s got stolen right from the bar table :/

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *