The very first major difference between these two cameras is its megapixels. Where Samsung’s latest Galaxy Note 5 comes with a 16-megapixel camera, iPhone 6 Plus has only 8-megapixels. Not just the rear cameras – there is a vast difference between their secondary cameras as well. Samsung Galaxy Note 5 has a 5-megapixel front camera, whereas iPhone 6 Plus is just 1.2-megapixel.
Considering the pixels, the quality of image will certainly be different. Having said that, megapixels is not everything when it comes to cameras. Sometimes, smartphones with 8 megapixels can be far better than the ones with 12 megapixels and above. But yes, when it comes to brands like Apple and Samsung, it would not be wrong to trust the quality of pictures depending solely on megapixels.
When it comes to other camera features, these two smartphones sport almost the same features. Smile detection, optical image stabilization, HDR, panorama are some of the common features.
Being different phones from different brands, they just cannot be same. But when it comes to picture quality, both phones rock. No one is better than the other. If iPhone 6 Plus lacks somewhere, Samsung Galaxy Note 5 lacks a feature or two which iPhone is good at. For example, Samsung does an excellent job when it comes to handling low light whereas iPhone works with its shutter to grab as much light as it can.
It is a known fact that there is a war between Samsung and iPhone for the #1 position. And when it comes to camera, currently, both the brands are equal. You never know with the cut-throat competition, everyone is motivated to try something that has not been previously tried. Tomorrow, all of a sudden we may find that Samsung is leading the way. Or iPhone has reached a level where Samsung cannot reach for years to come. For now, at least when it comes to camera, both the smartphones are equally good.