If you are looking to buy a smartphone now with the best camera, you’ll probably end up with either the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge or the iPhone 7 Plus, depending on which mobile OS you prefer.

In case you need more info on these 2 devices, the Galaxy S7 Edge was released in Malaysia back in March 2016 and the iPhone 7 Plus will soon be launched. So it’s the best time to make a decision now on what kind of photos you will want to take with your next smartphone.

Rear camera specs:
S7 Edge – 12MP, 26mm (wider), f1.7 (brighter), OIS
iPhone 7 Plus – Dual 12MP, 28mm (not as wide), f1.8 (not as bright), OIS

Since I have both the devices with me, I thought I should take them both for a walk around Kuala Lumpur to grab some shots of different subjects and situations. Below are photos taken using Auto mode, with HDR switched to Auto.
I will also be sharing my thoughts on the photos taken using both devices as well.

You may click on them to enlarge.

A ‘yau cha kuey’ stall in Pudu.

IPHONE 7 PLUS

GALAXY S7 EDGE

S7 Edge – Photos sharpened, more detailed. Highlights burnt. Too saturated.
iPhone 7 Plus – More comfortable to look at, less detailed. Less saturated. More natural looking.
I prefer the one taken using iPhone 7 Plus.

A temple at Petaling Street.

IPHONE 7 PLUS

GALAXY S7 EDGE

S7 Edge – HDR is more efficient in bringing out the shadows. Lines are sharper.
iPhone 7 Plus – HDR not as powerful. Lines are smudgy on the darker areas.
I prefer the one taken using Galaxy S7 Edge.

Walked past this stall that sells souvenir t-shirts inside Central Market.

IPHONE 7 PLUS

GALAXY S7 EDGE

S7 Edge – Photo has a cool blue tint. Not very accurate in showing the yellow lighting inside Central Market.
iPhone 7 Plus – Perfectly showing off the yellow lighting. Somehow, the price tag looks sharper.
I prefer the one taken using iPhone 7 Plus.

A gold building at Masjid Jamek, looking really grand under the sunlight.

IPHONE 7 PLUS

GALAXY S7 EDGE

S7 Edge – Super amazing details captured. Look at the shadow of the perforated metal plates on the glass window! Wow. Great colour production.
iPhone 7 Plus – Photo looks dull. Details not captured well. Look at the leaves and flowers on the trees. Very bad.
I prefer the one taken using Galaxy S7 Edge.

Some Petronas event was going on inside Suria KLCC at about 6PM.

IPHONE 7 PLUS

GALAXY S7 EDGE

S7 Edge – Very detailed. Temperature on the warmer side. Wider lens, captured more things!
iPhone 7 Plus – Equally detailed. Cooler temperature. Less wide. Definitely a weakness when it comes to situations like this.
I prefer the one taken using Galaxy S7 Edge.

At 7PM, sun started to set. I ran out to the park to capture the Twin Towers.

IPHONE 7 PLUS

GALAXY S7 EDGE

S7 Edge – Photo look very sharp and detailed. Look at the leaves at the bottom left of the photo. Also the clock on the top right! They all look sharp.
iPhone 7 Plus – Performed better than I expected, but leaves look smudgy on the darker areas. The clock on top right looks burnt and blur.
I prefer the one taken using Galaxy S7 Edge.

At 7.30pm, sky is now dark. I wanted to see if the cameras can handle bright and dark elements together in the same photo.

IPHONE 7 PLUS

GALAXY S7 EDGE

S7 Edge – In order to not over expose the H&M logo and lights, the overall photo has been darkened. Leaves on top right not quite visible.
iPhone 7 Plus – H&M logo and lights are perfectly exposed, leaves on top right are still visible, but less saturated compared to the one taken by S7 Edge.
I prefer the one taken using iPhone 7 Plus.

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From my preferences above, the iPhone 7 Plus gets 3 points and Galaxy S7 Edge gets 4 points.

Now that you’ve seen all 7 photos of Kuala Lumpur taken using iPhone 7 Plus and Galaxy S7 Edge, which camera do you think takes better photos?
Let me know in comments below!

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