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The Sam­sung Galaxy Note 5 man­ages the best bal­ance be­tween pleas­ing color and de­tail cap­ture in good light. The lens is mostly sharp, with some soft­ness in the left up­per and lower cor­ners. There is hardly any bar­rel dis­tor­tion. How­ever, the Note 5 suf­fers from heavy-handed noise re­duc­tion in low light, which smoothens out de­tails, giv­ing sub­jects an overly smooth and muddy ap­pear­ance.

The Note 5 does well with HDR, and there’s no ghost­ing to be seen. While its HDR seems to ren­der more even tones, the Nexus 6P re­tains high­lights bet­ter. The Note 5’s panora­mas have some odd seams, and it has prob­lems achiev­ing an even, over­all ex­po­sure.

The Note 5’s 4K videos are fine in both good and low light, and its op­ti­cal im­age sta­bi­liza­tion does quite well – neck and neck with the iPhone 6s Plus. The prob­lem is that OIS isn’t avail­able at the 4K res­o­lu­tion. It only works at Full HD and be­low. Be­sides that, the Note 5 has one ma­jor weak­ness: rolling shut­ter is quite ob­vi­ous when you move the cam­era.

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