Smartphone Photography Battle Survey Results, Who Won?
Given that Samsung, Apple and Huawei are at the top of most smartphone sold globally in the second quarter of 2016, the Samsung Galaxy S7, Apple iPhone 7 Plus and the Huawei P9 were chosen to be the competitors for the smartphone shootout event.
Rules of the showdownEach participant was instructed to shoot multiple subjects using each of the three phones at the exact same angle in four different categories. Namely, vivid, bokeh/depth of field, low light and monochrome/black and white.
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Fifty respondents were asked to take a blind test where the results ring true that apparently the Samsung Galaxy S7 lags behind with 18% of votes while the Apple iPhone 7 Plus got 30% and the Huawei P9 winning with 34%.
Twenty-nine respondents agreed that the Bokeh/depth of field from the Huawei P9 was the best. The iPhone 7 Plus won the Monochrome/Black and white from 24 votes, and the Vivid categories from 22 votes. It would seem that the shots from the Huawei P9 bests the Samsung Galaxy S7 in the three categories of bokeh/depth of field, monochrome/ black and white and vivid.
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Results of the showdownWith both the blind tests and the surveys swinging towards the same results. It surprised us that the Samsung Galaxy S7's performance was lower compared to the iPhone 7 and the Huawei P9. In point and shoots, they're nearly on par with each other in well lit conditions.
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As for the rest of the categories, it would seem that the Huawei P9's software performed better in the bokeh/depth of field, monochrome or black & white and the vivid categories. This maybe attributed to the Leica partnership.
Note: This is all well because whether a picture is good is truly up to the person looking at it and everybody has a right to his or her opinion. In short, the result of this survey is subjective.
Sources: Rappler, Hungry Geeks, IDC