In what comes as a surprise, the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 has been voted above Apple's iPhone 6 as one of the best flagship smartphones in terms of imaging. Readers of PhoneArena were given a chance to examine pictures from a host of smartphones, including the Note 4, iPhone 6, LG G3, Xperia Z3 and more.

After having a quick look, they were asked to vote in a blind camera comparison. The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 came out on top with 43% of the votes. The iPhone 6 came in second with a distant 22% of votes.

Samsung's Galaxy S5 came in third with 11%, while the Galaxy Note 3 came in fourth with 11% as well. The Sony Xperia Z3 managed a 7% vote, while the LG G3 was able to garner 4% of votes. Check out the entire report over here.

For the uninitiated, the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 uses a 16 megapixel rear camera with an f1.9 aperture and Optical Image Stabilization technology. This means that it now lets in 60% more light than the Note 3 and makes for better quality images.

As for the imaging system on the iPhone 6, it still uses an 8 megapixel sensor, but has many new additions. Thanks to a new auto focusing technology a.k.a Focus Pixels, the camera will decrease the likelihood of taking a blurry shot, thanks to the phase-detection autofocus system.

Reportedly, the 6 will focus twice as fast as the 5S. Apart from this, it has the Optical Image Stabilizing technology, which enables the camera to compensate for the natural hand tremors to produce a clearer shot.