Adding an automatic depth of field effect
Winner: the 7 Plus
This one isn't really a competition, since the 7 Plus is the only camera of the three that provides this feature. "Portrait mode," as it's known, uses both of the 7 Plus's lenses to automatically create an image in which the foreground/subject is crisply in focus and the background is dramatically blurred. As you can see, it looks pretty damn good.
The feature is currently only available to 7 Plus users who've downloaded the beta version of iOS 10.1, but it should roll out to everyone in the near future, along with some additional features that allow for even more control over depth of field.
Overall: Coming out on top in six of the nine tests, the Galaxy S7 is the clear MVP if you want a powerhouse daily shooter that takes solid selfies and top-notch night shots. However, the 7 Plus’s dual lenses do give it a spectacular advantage over the S7 when it comes to more specialized functions (e.g., optical zooming and depth effects), which make it the better option for enthusiasts looking for next-level DSLR-caliber power in their pocket.
For those of you stuck with the iPhone 6s camera for another year, don't feel bad. You're still a winner in our eyes.
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