Hey, what’s going on, everyone It’s Josh here. Today I’ve got a comparison between the cameras of the HTC 10 and the Samsung Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge. The HTC 10 was a vast improvement from previous years while Samsung has always been known to have some great cameras, and that was seen once again this year. This only makes for an absorbing comparison.
First up is the camera on the HTC 10. It features a 12-megapixel f/1.8 aperture camera with optical image stabilization, laser auto-focus and the pixel size of the primary sensor is 1.55 microns, so its letting in quite a bit of light. The camera itself can record 4K blog post, and the front features a 5-megapixel f/1.8 camera. As you may have heard, this is the first smartphone that has optical image stabilization on the front and rear-facing cameras.
The Samsung Galaxy S7, on the other hand, has a 12-megapixel rear-facing camera with the F-stop of f/1.7. It features phase detection, auto-focus, optical image stabilization as well, and a pixel size of 1.4 microns. Of course, you still have the ability to record 4K blog post and this year, as you may have noticed, Samsung did dial down the megapixel count to fit in a larger pixel size in the sensor, claiming for better low light performance. On the front, you’ll find a wide-angle 5-megapixel f/1.7 camera.
As you can see from these images, both cameras did perform very well. One thing you may notice is in some shots; the Samsung Galaxy S7 overexposed while occasionally the HTC 10 was the one that was slightly overexposed. Both cameras did a relatively good job in the color balance for the most part with the Samsung leaning towards its classic cooler tone and the HTC to a slightly warmer tone like we’ve seen on the iPhones. Although Samsung does like to add saturation and sharpness in post, I have to say it does result for the most part. One thing I also noticed on the HTC was that it was a little bit soft to the edges. Although the HTC camera held up, I have to say that, regarding photo quality, the Samsung Galaxy S7 still had the edge. When it comes to low light images, despite the HTC 10 having a little bit of a larger pixel size which supposedly lets in a little bit more light, the Samsung Galaxy S7 produces the better image overall, but the HTC 10 isn’t horrible.
The Samsung definitely has the better looking Camera
When it comes to the front-facing camera, the Samsung Galaxy S7 by far has the widest one on the market. That’s going to be a huge plus when you’re trying to fit a lot of people in the picture, but the HTC 10 did a better job in the color balancing. When it comes to the 4K blog post samples, once again, both cameras did a pretty good job, and there aren’t any massive complaints. When comparing, however, I’m sure you would agree that the Samsung Galaxy S7 produces a better quality. The HTC 10 just doesn’t seem as sharp, and the colors are a little bit off.
Looking at the second clip, once again I noticed that the HTC 10 was a little bit too warm regarding the color. When looking at the shots side by side with the Samsung Galaxy S7, though, you will notice that just under the boat where the shadows are, the Samsung Galaxy S7 clipped it out while the HTC 10 still retains that detail.
Coming to the conclusion
I have to say I was pretty impressed by how big of a comeback HTC made this year. Apparently, with Samsung, we’ve known them for a few years, and they’ve always been magnificent about the cameras but, even up to last year, HTC’s camera was quite disappointing. From the blog post and photo tests, though, it stood its ground, and I’m sure you won’t be disappointed by it, but in my opinion, the Samsung Galaxy S7 still wins. Other than that, I hope you guys enjoyed this comparison, and I’ll see you all in the next blog post.