iPhone 6s Plus vs. Lumia 950 XL vs. Galaxy Note5 vs. LG V10: Blind shootout revealed

GSMArena team, 13 January, 2016.

Blind shootout reveal

Spoilers ahead! Voting is now closed, but you can still go to Page 2 and pick your favorites with a mind clear of brand preconceptions and promises. Below the phones behind the letters A, B, C and D are revealed as well as the winners.

Apple iPhone 6s Plus LG V10 Microsoft Lumia 950 XL Samsung Galaxy Note5
Apple iPhone 6s Plus LG V10 Microsoft Lumia 950 XL Galaxy Note5

There were a lot of correct guesses in the comments, well done readers! It was the Apple iPhone 6s Plus, which was behind the label 'A', 'B' was the LG V10, 'C' - the Microsoft Lumia 950 XL and finally, 'D' - the Samsung Galaxy Note5.

#1 and #2 - Best day time photo

The LG V10 (B) scored decisive victories in day time photography, taking 60% of the vote on #1 and 75% on #2. The Samsung Galaxy Note5 (D) placed a distant second with 24% and 13% respectively, almost losing out to the Lumia 950 XL (C) in #2.

#1 - best day time photo: Apple iPhone 6s Plus - Blind shootout reveal #1 - best day time photo: LG V10 (winner) - Blind shootout reveal #1 - best day time photo: Microsoft Lumia 950 XL - Blind shootout reveal #1 - best day time photo: Samsung Galaxy Note5 - Blind shootout reveal
#1 - best day time photo: iPhone 6s Plus LG V10 (winner) Lumia 950 XL Galaxy Note5

#2 - best day time photo: Apple iPhone 6s Plus - Blind shootout reveal #2 - best day time photo: LG V10 (winner) - Blind shootout reveal #2 - best day time photo: Microsoft Lumia 950 XL - Blind shootout reveal #2 - best day time photo: Samsung Galaxy Note5 - Blind shootout reveal
#2 - best day time photo: iPhone 6s Plus LG V10 (winner) Lumia 950 XL Galaxy Note5

#3 - Best night time photo

The LG V10 (B) adds another prize to its growing collection with an overwhelming 83% of the vote. The other three didn't break 10%. The Galaxy Note5 (D, 9%) and Lumia 950 XL (C, 7%) were again pretty close to each other.

#3 - best night time photo: Apple iPhone 6s Plus - Blind shootout reveal #3 - best night time photo: LG V10 (winner) - Blind shootout reveal #3 - best night time photo: Microsoft Lumia 950 XL - Blind shootout reveal #3 - best night time photo: Samsung Galaxy Note5 - Blind shootout reveal
#3 - best night time photo: iPhone 6s Plus LG V10 (winner) Lumia 950 XL Galaxy Note5

#4 - Best day time video

The LG V10 (B) is closing in on a flawless victory, it was even more dominant with 87% of the vote. The Galaxy Note5 (B, 9%) remained stable, while the Lumia 950 XL lost quite a bit of ground.

#4 - best day time video: Apple iPhone 6s Plus - Blind shootout reveal #4 - best day time video: LG V10 (winner) - Blind shootout reveal #4 - best day time video: Microsoft Lumia 950 XL - Blind shootout reveal #4 - best day time video: Samsung Galaxy Note5 - Blind shootout reveal
#4 - best day time video: Apple iPhone 6s Plus LG V10 (winner) Lumia 950 XL Galaxy Note5

#5 - Best night time video

In a surprise upturn the Apple iPhone 6s Plus (A) scores the highest in night time video recording with 46% of the vote. It has a narrow lead over the LG V10 (B, 34%), with the Lumia 950 XL (C) taking 13% and the Note5 (D) taking 7%.

#5 - best night time video: Apple iPhone 6s Plus (winner) - Blind shootout reveal #5 - best night time video: LG V10 - Blind shootout reveal #5 - best night time video: Microsoft Lumia 950 XL - Blind shootout reveal #5 - best night time video: Samsung Galaxy Note5 - Blind shootout reveal
#5 - best night time video: Apple iPhone 6s Plus (winner) LG V10 Lumia 950 XL Galaxy Note5

We brought back the LG V10 because it performed so well last time, but this time it was even more dominant.

Still, our head-to-head article (to be published very soon) focuses on the other three - the Apple iPhone 6s Plus, the Microsoft Lumia 950 XL and the Samsung Galaxy Note5. It will be about more than the camera, examining the screen, the battery life and chipset performance.