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Does Samsung have the best camera on a smartphone? We compare the Galaxy S7 edge against the rest

Intro

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Bam! Mobile World Congress 2016 passed by like in just a blink of the eye and now we’re suffering from post-congress withdrawals. Not without good reason, by the way. Three (big) smartphone makers released their flagships for this year including the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge. On a less than positive note, it’s rather sad that we won’t be getting the standard Galaxy S7 in Malaysia.

Although we pretty much knew everything about the two smartphones prior to the South Korean manufacturer taking the MWC floor, we didn’t know how good the camera on the follow-up to the Galaxy S6 flagships would be.

We were eager to find out so we pit the edgy Samsung number against other formidable smartphone cameras.

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It’s never easy when you need to keep innovating and refining your device. Flagship smartphones and their cameras have come a long way from the feature phones of old. In the present, they’re also just as likely to replace your point and shoot camera in most cases.

Samsung has made big leaps in the last couple of years and they’ve earned their place in the smartphone camera winners circle. We saw the great photo-taking ability of the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge last year, even making Samsung keep the camera sensors on the Galaxy Note5 and S6 edge+.

Heck, the stylus-toting Samsung smartphone even grabbed the most positive attention on our Nexus 6P camera comparison. So did Samsung manage to replicate one of the best cameras for a third time running?

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We were really keen to see how the Galaxy S7 edge would fair when put against the Nexus 6P, iPhone 6S Plus, Sony Xperia Z5 Dual and the Galaxy S6 edge+.

But before we get to the photos, let’s talk about what the five cameras we tested have to offer.