iPhone 6 Plus vs Galaxy Note 4: Optical Image Stabilization Performance

Rafia Shaikh

Smartphone cameras received some real improvement this year with major phones getting optical image stabilization modules. While earlier rumored for previous generations, both the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and the iPhone 6 Plus received OIS this year. Before Note 4, Samsung premiered OIS with its beloved Galaxy S flagship of the year, the Samsung Galaxy S5. However, considering the supremacy that Note holds over phablet market and the recent attack that the iPhone 6 Plus brought on to the Note, it is only but natural to compare both these devices. While receiving optical image stabilization, both devices cannot perform similarly due to various other factors. Here is a quick video shoot testing Samsung Galaxy Note 4 vs iPhone 6 Plus camera OIS modules.

Galaxy Note 4 vs iPhone 6 Plus camera OIS:

Sony may be leading the game of mobile photography followed probably by HTC One, it is Samsung and Apple that the most fans look forward to for well-rounded mobile devices. With both the larger devices from the arch-rivals getting OIS modules the same year, it is interesting to see how the cameras of both these smartphones behave.

This interesting Galaxy Note 4 vs iPhone 6 Plus camera OIS testing video has been shot by the folks at Phone ArenaPA seems to be a little conflicted about which one to go for but we can spot visible difference between the two devices. As pointed out by PA too, Apple's iPhone 6 Plus seems more shaky overall, while it may be a little bit better when it comes to heavy bumps.

The truth is that they're about equally good in stabilizing shaky footage, but they different in terms of the kind of scenarios they handle best. For example, in our experience, the Note 4 was better at minimizing small to medium amounts of shake, while the iPhone 6 Plus outdid it when real jerky movements were involved (arguably less common). Even with that distinction, though, we still think that we have a situation close to a stalemate at our hands, but we ended up liking the Note 4 just a bit more.

We agree. Samsung Galaxy Note 4 camera behaves better specifically when the OIS is concerned as the video looks more stabilized and smooth when compared to the right hand side one. Check the video yourself and let us know what you think of this testing:

Source: Phone Arena

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