Blind shootout revealed: G6 vs. Galaxy S8 vs. Xperia XZ Premium
Blind shootout reveal
Voting is now closed, here are the results. Phone A is the LG G6, Phone B is the Sony Xperia XZ Premium, and Phone C is the Samsung Galaxy S8, as a lot of you rightly guessed. We've also added the full-sized images this time around.
#1: Still image, daylight
This one was the closest that the G6 got to reaching the Galaxy S8 in terms of votes of all 5 scenes, though the S8 was still the choice of more than twice as many voters. The Xperia got the most likes in this scene too, in absolute numbers.
#2: Still image, daylight
Oddly, the Galaxy S8 wins by a landslide in this scene - honestly, the way the Samsung camera renders the blinds is our least favorite.
#3: Still image, dusk
In this one you likely appreciated the Galaxy S8's cleaner image, though the G6's more laid back approach to noise reduction does have its advantages. The Xperia isn't doing a great job indeed, as its 1% of total votes clearly indicates.
#4: Still image, night
Another overwhelming victory for the Galaxy S8 with the G6's low numbers not necessarily corresponding to the difference in image quality. The Xperia struggles in the dark, evidently due to the lack of optical stabilization.
#5: Video, daylight
As for 4K videos, the numbers of votes mimic the first daylight scene - a clear win for the Galaxy, a bit more than a quarter of upvotes in the G6's favor, and one out of twelve votes for the Xperia.
Our detailed comparison of the three phones across all areas of their performance is coming up later today. Stay tuned!