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First LG G3 camera samples get compared with the Galaxy S5, One M8, Note 3, and iPhone 5s

First LG G3 camera samples get compared with the Galaxy S5, One M8, Note 3, and iPhone 5s
By now, it should be obvious to those who were hanging around during LG's G3 announcement event that the company's new flagship is one sleek device, complete with bleeding edge hardware. As soon as the curtains once again removed the G3 from sight (at least for the time being), however, chatter ensued. Most of it positive, of course, but some if had an unmistakable, concerned tone.

Indeed, some of you were quick to notice that the LG G3's camera unit is not that much different than the one in the G2. Sure, it has an even better image stabilization implementation in OIS+, and that laser beam does seem to help the phone focus super-quick, but the sensor itself appears to very similar to the one found on its predecessor. Naturally, this had some concerned that while the G3's snapper may be in a overall better package, image quality might not differ much. 

That's fair, and we initially shared your concern. We say initially, since the first few snaps we took with the LG G3 are actually pretty awesome, even when compared against the handset's main rivals in the Samsung Galaxy S5, the HTC One M8, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, and the Apple iPhone 5s. Indeed, it would appear that the OIS module in place is definitely pulling its weight, and the shooter, in turn, produces some really, really sharp snaps devoid of blur. Moreover, colors are looking great, and noise levels are perfect. We won't go farther than this initial, quick assessment though, and instead wait for the real deal to arrive for review before we make a judgment. In the meantime, treat yourself to them samples below!

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posted on 27 May 2014, 16:54 2

1. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4342; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Not too shabby. Looking quite decent. Can't wait to see a review soon.

posted on 27 May 2014, 17:01 4

4. Finalflash (Posts: 1879; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


Yea, it looks very nice IMO. But they need to reference with a control which should be a DSLR or something because otherwise it is just a resolution test.

posted on 27 May 2014, 16:56

2. NoFanboy (Posts: 233; Member since: 18 Nov 2013)


G3 = iphone 5

posted on 27 May 2014, 17:05

5. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5497; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


In a good way or bad? :D

posted on 27 May 2014, 16:58 6

3. Xenaz (Posts: 105; Member since: 28 Apr 2013)


Again, no dedicate camera as reference, pointless comparison.....

posted on 27 May 2014, 17:08 2

6. rjmlive (Posts: 32; Member since: 07 Apr 2012)


Obviously very careful to leave out the best mobile camera in the world.

posted on 27 May 2014, 17:15

7. Lboogey6 (Posts: 269; Member since: 31 Jan 2012)


that m8 looked pretty bad, i take way too many pictures to rely on a beautiful design aka another iphone

posted on 27 May 2014, 17:28 3

8. Trex95 (Posts: 571; Member since: 03 Mar 2013)


I zoomed every single photo of these phones to 120% and I found that G3 it's an decent camera but unfortunately not the best.
1- note 3
2- IPhone 5S (indoor low light the best)
3- G3 (indoor low light not great at all)
4- M8( over all great performance for 4MP camera plus the level of details even with zoom still not bad at all, S5 great performance but not with white balance).

posted on 28 May 2014, 05:03

28. sergiobr (Posts: 432; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)


My Note 3 still the best in good light ! Look at this G3 photo ...http://i.imgur.com/ICdOMpo.jpg

posted on 27 May 2014, 17:54 3

9. wilsong17 (Posts: 1076; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)


note 3 ftw

why is 21 blurry

posted on 27 May 2014, 18:19 3

10. Super3310 (Posts: 64; Member since: 06 May 2014)


Pureview beats em all.

posted on 27 May 2014, 18:51 4

12. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Obviously

A diffrent league, a class of its own

CarlZeiss optics Xneon flash, and bigger wider lens and apperatus

posted on 27 May 2014, 19:38 7

17. Shatter (Posts: 2031; Member since: 29 May 2013)


I don't buy my phones based off the camera quality, thats what a DLSR is for.

posted on 27 May 2014, 23:06 3

22. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3649; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


Even a small camera like the Sony RX100 offers a huge improvement in image quality vs. any phone camera.

posted on 27 May 2014, 18:48 4

11. zachattack (Posts: 590; Member since: 31 Jul 2013)


It's unbelievable how people actually have it in their minds that the 5S takes better photos than the G3 or G2 or even the m8. Grow a some common sense Apple has the worst. Phone isn't even out yet scrubs

posted on 08 Jun 2014, 01:51

35. BillyG (Posts: 305; Member since: 24 Sep 2012)


photos above speak for themselves... it's not in their minds... 5S=G3=G2, but M8 is definitely the worst of this bunch (but S5 is even worse...)

posted on 27 May 2014, 18:54 1

13. smarttechbadworld (Posts: 73; Member since: 07 May 2014)


The m8 is th best one of these and the lg g3 is the worst (lol jk it is the opposite)

posted on 27 May 2014, 19:36 2

16. Shatter (Posts: 2031; Member since: 29 May 2013)


I have a 27" 1440p 100% color accurate display and the m8 looks the worst out of all of these in full screen.

posted on 28 May 2014, 06:28 1

31. smarttechbadworld (Posts: 73; Member since: 07 May 2014)


I was being sarcastic lol

posted on 27 May 2014, 19:22

14. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 1243; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)


not the final product infact is the korean one with antenna.

posted on 27 May 2014, 19:34 1

15. mokhtar (Posts: 265; Member since: 06 Jan 2014)


Where is z2 ?

posted on 27 May 2014, 19:41 2

18. biophone (Posts: 1896; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


M8 has an underrated camera.I don't understand how people equate megapixels to quality. Great move by HTC with the m8 camera! They proved not to be a sheep.

posted on 27 May 2014, 19:46 1

19. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 1262; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


They might as well use the same basic camera module, since the S801 is basically the same SoC as the G2 had with a slight speed bump. It's a shame that a year old architecture would be passed off as flagship fare.

posted on 27 May 2014, 22:23 1

21. AfterShock (Posts: 2905; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


A better binned S800.
Higher stable ISP.
Mainly a better bin.

posted on 28 May 2014, 00:45

23. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3649; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


Qualcomm screwed the pooch with the 805 and their 64-bit chips. There was substantial risk of no new chips in 2014, so everyone had to go with the 801s. Sucks, but it's not LG's fault.

posted on 27 May 2014, 19:53

20. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6694; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


And still no comparison with the z2. seriously PA put all phones together. plus LG using SONY EXMOR technology. put it side by side for once.

posted on 28 May 2014, 02:33

24. zachattack (Posts: 590; Member since: 31 Jul 2013)


S5 is darker in than the rest, the G3 has a very bright natural look and looks amazing. M8 i can see now why some people say dull but it's not terrible. Note 3 seems to add color that shouldn't be there but doesn't look awful. G3 did the best in low light imo, really though comparing cameras on smartphones is like comparing apples to apples

posted on 28 May 2014, 03:00

25. boosook (Posts: 1081; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


Just click the "100%" button and compare with the S5... you'll see that the OIS really does make the difference.

posted on 28 May 2014, 03:25

26. sriteja25 (Posts: 4; Member since: 28 May 2014)


LG’s Answer TO Samsung and HTC

Get the full list of specifications of the LG G3 here
frisle.com/lgs-answ…ung-and-htc/

posted on 28 May 2014, 03:39

27. jackson_kaeluen (Posts: 69; Member since: 12 Mar 2013)


LG G3 is the winner! Same goes to iPhone 5s! Colours are more natural! The white LG G3 Board looks white whithout having the Orange look of the picture, and others picture look really vivid and details are fantastic! Thanks to that LG G3 Laser Auto Focus, capture everything in 0.275 seconds. Capture Motion Pictures are sharp and fast too!

posted on 28 May 2014, 05:20 1

29. dome888 (Posts: 63; Member since: 10 Oct 2012)


M8 camera is really sh*t.

posted on 28 May 2014, 06:03

30. kaven (Posts: 1; Member since: 28 May 2014)


The quality and sharpness is as good as DSLR cameras, awesome!!!

posted on 28 May 2014, 06:43

32. zain1986 (Posts: 6; Member since: 17 Feb 2014)


Are u phone arena guys jealous of nokia. There are some people here like me who have nokia phones

posted on 28 May 2014, 10:22

33. rizevnarastek (Posts: 332; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


No matter how many pixels I still fancy photos taken with the One m8 the best...

posted on 28 May 2014, 14:07

34. Gamercore (Posts: 1; Member since: 30 Nov 2012)


Thoroughly surprised at how well the HTC One M8 performed, but then again, it excels in low light.

Also, didn't quite expect the Samsung Galaxy S5 to fall on its face quite so hard. Every. single. shot was blurry. This was also my experience having picked up the S5 when it first came out, but noticed how horrible it performed in average lighting conditions.

So far, the LG G3 camera is living up to the hype.

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