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The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge and the Apple iPhone 7 Plus are two of the best smartphones in the world in terms of function, features and usability. Both phones also have the best phone cameras when it comes to quality and speed. Let’s see how the two flagships stack up against each other in a camera showdown.

The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge furnishes a 12 MP main shooter with phase detection autofocus, optical image stabilisation (OIS) and LED flash. It houses a wide 26 mm f/1.7 lens that permits more light to be absorbed. This basically means that the Galaxy S7 Edge can produce remarkable images even in low light.

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Just like the Galaxy S7 camera, the S7 Edge shooter is powered by Samsung’s Dual Pixel technology that allows each pixel on its image sensor to have two photodiodes instead of only one, making the camera focus much faster. Resulting images are brilliant and in depth, with just the right balance of colour rendition.

According to GSMArena, white balance and colours are reliably precise with the Samsung flagship. Night shots lack a considerable amount of noise and are detail-abundant. The front-facing 5 MP selfie camera of the Galaxy S7 Edge comes with a 22mm f/1.7 aperture and has dual video call and auto HDR features. The Galaxy S7 Edge is capable of producing high resolution 4K videos at 30 FPS, ultra HD videos at 60 FPS and excellent quality 720p slow motion videos at 240 FPS.

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The primary camera of the iPhone 7 Plus is a dual 12 MP snapper with a 28 mm f/1.8 aperture. It has phase detection autofocus, 2x optical zoom and quad-LED flash. The lens of the iPhone 7 Plus absorbs significantly more light compared to that of its predecessor, the iPhone 6s Plus.

The iPhone 7 Plus camera also has OIS, which is excellent at working around unsteady hands and thumps to produce secure shots. The iPhone 7 Plus has simultaneous 4K video and 8 MP image recording support alongside its face/smile detection, touch focus and HDR features. Its secondary camera is a 7 MP selfie shooter with 32 mm f/2.2 lens, capable of producing 1080p HD videos at 30 FPS and 720p slo-mo videos at 240 FPS.

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The iPhone 7 Plus resolves decent details in good lighting conditions, says GSMArena, but it isn’t a significant improvement over earlier iPhone models. Also, on rare occasions, some softness may be noted in corners of certain shots.

Preference still comes into play when deciding which of the two phone cameras are better. One thing is for sure though: nobody can go wrong with either the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge or the Apple iPhone 7 Plus.