Low Light Camera Comparison: Galaxy S7, Xperia X Performance, Mi 5, OnePlus 3

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Samsung’s Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge are widely considered to be some of the best low light performers on the market, but has that market changed since the introduction of the OnePlus 3 and the Sony Xperia X Performance? We’ve already put these phones against each other in a number of tests including a video head-to-head comparison as well as a daytime shot comparison, and the results were incredibly interesting to say the least. None of these phones are cut and dry the best or worst overall, and it really seems to depend on what category and conditions you regularly shoot in that determines which phone’s camera will perform the best.

Taking photos at night has traditionally been a huge struggle for smartphones in general, but years ago HTC introduced the idea of significantly larger pixels to the market with their HTC One M7. Since then we’ve seen a number of companies adopt that principle, with the most recent being Samsung with the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge. Both of these phones share the same internal components and camera sensors, and will deliver the same stunning results you’ll find out about in the video below. That doesn’t mean the Galaxy S7 wins every test though, far from it actually, and there’s some serious competition going on between all four phones depending on the specific scene being shot. The OnePlus 3 and Xiaomi Mi 5 both share a similar 16-megapixel sensor, but it’s not the same exact one, and Sony’s Xperia X Performance drops in a huge 23-megapixel sensor that’s full of promise.

Take a look at the video below and make sure to check out those other camera comparison videos we’ve got to see which does the best overall. Subscribe to us on YouTube to be notified of all the latest content we’re constantly putting out, and we promise you won’t be disappointed with the results. We’re always changing things up too and would love to hear your opinions on how we’re doing. Hit us up on your favorite social network and let us know what you love and what drives you crazy, and if you’ve got a specific suggestion or comparison you’d like to see, make sure to drop us a line for that too! Check out the video below!