Blind shootout revealed: G6 vs. Galaxy S8 vs. Xperia XZ Premium

GSMArena team, 16 May 2017.

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.

Phone A (G6) - G6 S8 XZ Premium Phone B (Xperia XZ Premium) - G6 S8 XZ Premium Phone C (Galaxy S8) - G6 S8 XZ Premium
Phone A (G6) Phone B (Xperia XZ Premium) Phone C (Galaxy S8)

G6 S8 XZ Premium Shootout review G6 S8 XZ Premium

#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.

Phone A (G6) - G6 S8 XZ Premium Phone B (Xperia XZ Premium) - G6 S8 XZ Premium Phone C (Galaxy S8) - G6 S8 XZ Premium
Phone A (G6) Phone B (Xperia XZ Premium) Phone C (Galaxy S8)

G6 S8 XZ Premium Shootout review G6 S8 XZ Premium

#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.

Phone A (G6) - G6 S8 XZ Premium Phone B (Xperia XZ Premium) - G6 S8 XZ Premium Phone C (Galaxy S8) - G6 S8 XZ Premium
Phone A (G6) Phone B (Xperia XZ Premium) Phone C (Galaxy S8)

G6 S8 XZ Premium Shootout review G6 S8 XZ Premium

#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.

Phone A (G6) - G6 S8 XZ Premium Phone B (Xperia XZ Premium) - G6 S8 XZ Premium Phone C (Galaxy S8) - G6 S8 XZ Premium
Phone A (G6) Phone B (Xperia XZ Premium) Phone C (Galaxy S8)

G6 S8 XZ Premium Shootout review G6 S8 XZ Premium

#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.

Phone A (G6) - G6 S8 XZ Premium Phone B (Xperia XZ Premium) - G6 S8 XZ Premium Phone C (Galaxy S8) - G6 S8 XZ Premium
Phone A (G6) Phone B (Xperia XZ Premium) Phone C (Galaxy S8)

G6 S8 XZ Premium Shootout review G6 S8 XZ Premium

Our detailed comparison of the three phones across all areas of their performance is coming up later today. Stay tuned!