The Gionee S6 is a phone that was launched in India last month, for a price under INR 20,000. The phone has a full metal body and features a good camera overall, which is expected from Gionee. Today in this article, let’s dive more into the details of the camera itself, by testing it out in various lighting conditions and the various modes that are present on the phone.
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Gionee S6 Camera Hardware
The Gionee S6 features a 13-megapixel primary camera with an f/2.0 aperture. The secondary camera on the device is a 5-megapixel shooter. Both the cameras produce good images because of the technology that is present in the camera. The software on the device also assists the hardware in taking good pictures.
Camera Hardware Table
|Rear Camera||13 Megapixel (4198 x 3096 pixels)|
|Front Camera||5 Megapixel (2560 x 1920 pixels)|
|Sensor Type (Rear Camera)||CMOS|
|Sensor Type (Front Camera)||-|
|Sensor Size (Rear Camera)||-|
|Sensor Size (Front Camera)||-|
|Aperture Size (Rear Camera)||F/2.0|
|Aperture Size (Front Camera)||F/2.0|
|Video Resolution (Rear Camera)||1920 x 1080 p|
|Video Resolution (Front Camera)||720 p|
|Slow Motion Recording||No|
|4K Video Recording||No|
|Lens Type (Rear Camera)||Digital Image Stabilization, Digital Zoom|
|Lens Type (Front Camera)||-|
The Gionee S6 features a CMOS sensor with an aperture of f/2.0 that can take photos and record videos with good quality. The videos that you can shoot can be of 1080p @ 30fps maximum using the primary camera and 720p @ 30fps using the secondary camera of the device.
Gionee S6 Camera Software
The camera software is laid out pretty simply, with just a shutter button, gallery preview button and a button to change the mode at the bottom. On the top, you’ll find the button to change the modes, control the flash, change the camera and go into settings to change whatever you’d like to.
The Gionee S6 has a lot of camera modes that you can use. The modes include Auto, Professional, Face beauty, Magic Focus, Filter, HDR, Panorama, Night, Ultra Pixel and many more. The professional mode allows you to take pictures by controlling various aspects of the camera like the exposure, shutter speed, and ISO.
Other modes are automatic modes that are suitable for different situations.
Low Light Sample
Ultra Pixel Mode Sample
Gionee S6 Camera Samples
We tested out the device using various camera modes and lighting conditions. We’ve categorized the samples into various categories below that you can see.
Front Camera Samples
We tested the front camera of the phone in natural lighting condition and indoor lighting condition. In both the conditions, the pictures came out to be good almost always, full with detail and depth. Overall, using the front camera of the device was a good experience. Just one or two pictures out of the lot came out with some noisy grains in the images.
Rear Camera Samples
The rear camera of the device performs really well. Other than a few focussing issues in low light, the experience of using the camera was great. The pictures came out really well overall, in all the three lighting conditions mentioned below.
In artificial lighting, we again used our Superman and the Yellow NYC Taxi as our objects, and they looked really good in artificial lighting. The pictures came out good with precise details.
The natural lighting shots with the Gionee S6 were really good. The shots look as if they they were taken from a dedicated camera itself, and not a smartphone camera.
In low lighting conditions, the camera stuttered a bit in focusing on the objects, but other than that, the pictures came out pretty good. Though you can see some noise in the images, but that is expected with a f/2.0 aperture camera.
Gionee S6 Camera Verdict
Overall the camera of the Gionee S6 is something like what you’ll expect from Gionee. Gionee has been known to create phones with great cameras, and the S6 is not an exception in that regard. Personally, I’d rate the camera of the device to be really great because of the shots that we were able to take with the camera.