I took more than 2,000 still shots and a few videos using 10 smartphones from Samsung, Apple, LG, Huawei and Motorola.To make the comparison clearer, I focused on indoor and night settings, such as museums, bars and New York's Central Park at night.
In this Age of Instagram, a great camera is one of the few reasons to pay US0 or more for the latest smartphone, instead of 0 or 0 for a budget phone that does texting, Facebook and Web surfing just as well.
Samsung's phone cameras have shown tremendous improvement in just a few years.
Shots from most other phones appear pitch black, save for a faint outline of the fountain's statue and some distant light from building windows.
The S7 was also more likely to get the focus right on its own, without having to choose a focus area first by touching the phone screen.
21, 2016, file photo, a Samsung Galaxy S7, left, and S7 edge are displayed during the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2016 event on the eve of the Mobile World Congress wireless show, in Barcelona, Spain.
(AP Photo/Manu Fernadez, File) NEW YORK -- It's difficult to justify paying for a high-priced, top-end smartphone these days -- unless, that is, you want to take good pictures.