Sony IMX and Samsung ISOCELL sensors in Galaxy S6 compared

Sony IMX and Samsung ISOCELL sensors in Galaxy S6 compared

There were reports floating around that Samsung used two different imaging sensors for the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. Some were equipped with Sony IMX240 sensors while others have Samsung ISOCELL. This was recently confirmed by SamMobile and has made a comparison of both sensors to see the difference in image quality.

According to SamMobile, “images captured using the Sony sensor appear to have more depth in them. In bright conditions, the IMX240 captured original colors, but it was the opposite otherwise – the ISOCELL sensor captured truer-to-life colors during low-light conditions.”

Take a look at some of the comparisons below:

Samsung ICOCELL:

Sony IMX240:



Samsung ICOCELL:

Sony IMX240:

SamMobile also requested a statement from Samsung Benelux about the use of different camera sensors and here’s what they have to say:

“The Galaxy S6 and S6 edge utilize camera sensors from several different vendors. Like all of the technology used in our products, they meet our strict global quality and performance standards.”

Hit the source link below for the full-sized photos and more comparisons, .

source: SamMobile

ALSO READ: Samsung Galaxy S6 Review

This article was written by Louie Diangson, Managing Editor of YugaTech. You can follow him at @John_Louie.

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4 Responses

  1. shamesung says:

    one of the reasons why shamesung sucks. they wouldn’t even bother to let the consumers now about this if no one found out and made noise online. they were purposely sending review sites their phones with the Sony sensor to get great reviews about the camera. those who bought their phones expecting to get the same picture quality Sony sensors capture are screwed.

    • rockz says:

      It was never indicated on either of their promo nor specifications that they will be using a Sony Sensor, all they indicated is a 16 MP camera with OIS and other stuff.

      On the other hand my Samsung Galaxy S6 camera is using the ISOCELL sensor which takes very good photos on daylight and and lowlight. At the end of the day, you will still upload them on social media (which compresses the photo – majority).

      Moreover, Sony and ISOCELL camera sensors are capable enough to handle or deliver the way Samsung wants it to be. And oh the differences are neglible.

      I am using other brands for so long but Samsung really did a good job this time on their flagship phone.

    • Dro says:

      Shamesung got so embarrased with rockz comment. lolz. There’s too much hate in your heart which will kill you very soon.

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