2016 is off to a fantastic start for smartphone photographers. While we’re prepping to review the LG G5, let’s compare the current top shooters for each ecosystem. The Galaxy S7 is the new kid on the block. The iPhone 6S is Apple’s current flagship, but we can expect the new iPhone SE to perform similarly. We’re also throwing in the the megapixel monster Lumia 950. All three are poised to do battle!

This trio represents the smaller sized flagship from each respective company. All three shoot native 4:3 aspect ratio frames. The iPhone and Galaxy both have 12MP sensors, while the Lumia saves a 19MP image. The Lumia sensor is the largest, 1/2.4”. The Galaxy is a close second at 1/2.5. The iPhone uses a smaller 1/3rd inch sensor. To keep things fair, we’re sticking with stock camera apps, and the jpegs delivered directly from each phone. We’ll see what each manufacturer has chosen to focus on for producing pleasing images.

Which manufacturer produces the best photos and videos? It’s time for a good old fashioned grudge match!

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Juan has been geeking out on personal computing since before PCs had GUIs. After studying Theatre in college, Juan worked with a contractor that supported servers and mobile devices for Department of Energy facilities. After moving to Los Angeles California, and working as a commercial casting director, he now dedicates his time to discussing the tech landscape as a consumer advocate. You’ll often see him pop in local news broadcasts. Passionate about mobile content creation, he recently published his first book on smartphone photography.

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