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A Samsung logo and a logo of Apple are seen in this September 23, 2014 illustration photo in Sarajevo. Reuters/Dado Ruvic

Here we go. Two of the world’s best smartphones go head to head in a clash of cameras. The Apple iPhone 7, which is the latest version of the iOS handset that has dominated the mobile phone industry for a decade now, takes on the Android champ Samsung Galaxy S7. Let’s see which of the two really deserves to be called the biosphere’s best camera phone.

Apple iPhone 7 – Camera specs and features

The main snapper of the iPhone 7 is a 12 MP camera with a 28 mm f/1.8 aperture, phase detection autofocus and quad-LED (dual tone) flash. Unlike its predecessor, the iPhone 7 boasts of optical image stabilisation (OIS), which is a great tool for those shaky and bumpy moments. With OIS, wiggles and jerks rarely matter as steady shots are virtually guaranteed each and every time.

The iPhone 7 rear camera has 4K video and 8 MP image recording capabilities alongside other features like touch focus, face detection and HDR. The Apple flagship has a 7 MP secondary camera with a 32 mm f/2.2 lens, which is also another improvement over the iPhone 6s. Selfies and Facetime sessions are worthwhile with the front-facing shooter, which has no problem recording quality 1080p HD videos at 30 frames per second and 720p slow motion videos at 240 frames per second.

Samsung Galaxy S7 – Camera specs and features

The Samsung Galaxy S7, meanwhile, sports a 12 MP rear camera that has LED flash, phase detection autofocus and the all-important OIS. One minor difference between the Samsung and Apple smartphones is that the Galaxy S7’s primary camera has slightly wider f/1.7 lens, which means that it can somehow absorb a tad more light. This helps photos that are shot in low light situations stand out.

Moreover, the South Korean electronics giant boosted the Galaxy S7 with Dual Pixel technology, which helps the camera to focus significantly faster while also adding ample amounts of details to resulting pictures. The Dual Pixel feature allows every single pixel on the Galaxy S7’s image sensor to equip two photodiodes instead of just one.

Colour rendering is well-balanced and under no circumstances messy when it comes to the Galaxy S7. Details in both highlights and shadows are appropriately brought about by the S7’s rear camera to create natural-looking photos. The 5 MP front shooter of the Samsung Galaxy S7 is also surprisingly better than the iPhone 7’s FaceTime camera despite the lower megapixel count because it has wider f/1.7 lens. The Galaxy S7 can pack in more space, faces and objects without the help of a selfie stick.

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