How to Identify the Camera Sensor on Your Galaxy S6/S6 Edge

For the first time, Samsung has improved the camera quality quite much with Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. The 16MP rear-facing camera with an f/1.9 aperture, along with Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) and auto white balance can deliver sharp, bright photos. The f/1.9 aperture (it was f/2.2 in previous models) will bring more light to the camera sensor (two-thirds more light than the iPhone 6), which means you can take excellent photos even in low light.

Though, Samsung has officially announced that the Galaxy S6 is shipped with Sony IMX240 camera sensor, some users noticed that their Galaxy S6 is using the Samsung Isocell sensor. Though the picture quality of both camera sensors remains astounding with no apparent differences, the benchmark test showed that Sony sensor could bring better quality photos.

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In this guide, we show you how to identify the camera sensor on your Galaxy S6/S6 Edge. Both Sony IMX240 sensor and Samsung Isocell sensor on Galaxy S6 are identical and there will not be any difference when it comes to image and video quality.

Though you will not be very affected by the sensor difference, you might want to know which camera sensor is using on your Galaxy S6. Read on to know how to identify camera model of your Galaxy S6.

How to identify the camera model on your Galaxy S6/S6 Edge

1. Open phone dialer and enter the below code

*#34971539#

2. This will open the ‘Camera Firmware Standard’

3. Tap on ‘ISP VER CHECK’. This will show up the rear and front camera make.

4. For Sony sensor, it will be ‘SONY_IMX240_FIMC_IS’ and for Samsung Isocell sensor, it will be ‘SLSI_S5K2P2_FIMC_IS’.

Please note that both camera sensors on Galaxy S6 bring the same picture quality, with no obvious difference between the two models.

Kannan is a computer and Android enthusiast, a blogger by passion and a tech freak. His always ready-to-help attitude, knowledge and hard work is what drives him.

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