Sony's imaging sensor was found to produce true-to-life colors in bright conditions, while Samsung's own sensor was found to fare better in low-light scenarios.
For the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge, Samsung decided to opt for a mix of imaging sensors for the 16MP camera at the back, switching between its in-house ISOCELL sensor and Sony's latest IMX240. A comparison test from SamMobile revealed that the image quality from both is near-identical.
Featuring images taken in varying conditions, SamMobile found that the Sony's IMX240 had more depth and detail, with Samsung's sensor leading the way with HDR enabled:
In a statement to the publication, Samsung said:
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.
From the images, it doesn't look like there's a vast difference in the quality you get with either sensor. Need to know which sensor your Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 edge comes with? Head on over to our forums to find out.