Apple’s iPhone 6s and 6s Plus while looking the same on outside compared to its predecessor, features a host of changes under the hood. For example one of those major changes is the upgrade in the camera’s megapixels, jumping from 8MP to a 12MP sensor. It also features 4K video recording, a first for Apple’s series of iPhones.
However it seems that the changes Apple has made to the camera might not have been enough. The folks at DxOMark have recently managed to review the iPhone 6s’ camera and according to their findings, the handset has taken a backseat to a handful of Android flagship phones like the Sony Xperia Z5, Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, the Nexus 6P, the Galaxy Note 4, the LG G4, and it seems that it is sitting behind 2014’s iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.
In fact the iPhone 6s seems to be ranked similarly to last year’s models, a bit unfortunate given that it’s supposed to feature newer (and better) tech. It is actually sitting on the 10th position (or tied for 5th), meaning that any new Android phone has the potential to knock it down a peg or two. So what gives? According to the folks at DxOMark, one of the main problems with the iPhone 6s’ camera is its noise in which noise tends to be more visible in low-light situations.
They also note that there is color shading visible in indoor conditions, along with a yellow cast in outdoor conditions. They also point out that there is the occasional ghosting and other artifacts that makes its way into the photos. That being said they did find that overall the iPhone 6s offered up solid performance, it’s just that there were some areas lacking that gave the Android competition the lead.
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