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First camera samples from the LG G2 - compared to the iPhone 5, Galaxy S4, One and Lumia 1020

First camera samples from the LG G2 - compared to the iPhone 5, Galaxy S4, One and Lumia 1020
Earlier today we had the opportunity to take a few camera shots using the new LG G2, and being the shutterbugs that we are, we took our our iPhone 5, Galaxy S4, One and Lumia 1020 to take pictures of the exact same scenes. What this allows us to do now is to not only take a look at the camera samples from the G2, but also compare them to those taken by its rivals.

Of course, we cannot make any conclusions right now regarding the quality of the G2's camera, but that doesn't mean that we can't have some fun examining these first photos from its 13MP camera with optical image stabilization, right?

Let's go - you'll find all the sample in the gallery below. Once you're done - don't forget to let us know what you think by posting a comment!


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posted on 07 Aug 2013, 17:00 8

1. Ninetysix (Posts: 2460; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


I'm hungry now :( Where's the salsa.

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 20:35 1

27. RiseAgainst94 (Posts: 281; Member since: 03 Mar 2012)


Photo's are wonderful. Except the first picture of the chips where it failed to focus correctly. Besides that one I'd say it outperformed all others.

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 21:40 2

30. james004 (Posts: 486; Member since: 15 May 2013)


what? you crazy? look at colour contrast this has created. even though im not apple fan look at iphone picture and nokia lumia picture to get better colour understanding of those pictures.
then it has lighting issue too, look at first picture, next under too much light isnt gathered properly by G2, probably because of tiny sensor with too much pixels.
pixels seem on par with GS4 which is pretty ok. nothing unique.
camera and plastic design on this phone is its flaws, otherwise pretty nice phone.

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 22:00 6

31. RiseAgainst94 (Posts: 281; Member since: 03 Mar 2012)


I would say from best to worse overall based on those pics:
Lumia 1020 (for details mostly)
G2 (look at last pic, WAY more clear than Iphone and GS4
GS4 (good color, contrast)
Iphone (over exaggerates the lighting)
HTC (lookin' rough)

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 03:31 2

45. PunyPoop (Posts: 752; Member since: 18 Jan 2013)


The G2 performed very well! It managed to produce 50% less noise but it never compromise the quality of the picture. Zoom in all of the pictures and you can see it..

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 10:56

52. sum182 (Posts: 229; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)


I definitely thought that it was a cup of bacon at first lol....would've been much better.

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 17:12 4

2. Meleagru (Posts: 92; Member since: 03 Dec 2012)


They look very good. The camera on the IP5 and the S4 looks very similar. The one on the One looks like a KIRF.

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 17:24 3

8. TheLolGuy (Posts: 483; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)


It looks like the first iP5 shot was a bit sloppy.

I'd also have to agree that all around the HTC One didn't do so well... the last pic looks nice and sharp though.

I'd rank the pics taken #1 Lumia 1020 #2 Galaxy S4 #3 G2 #4 iP5 and #5 HTC One.

This wasn't done formally though so I'll wait for the 'official' comparison.

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 18:06 4

16. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4002; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


The G2 performed pretty good!
I think the G2 = S4 overall.
Then comes iP5 and One. HTC One performed better on close ups...it was less detailed on the first and second round.
G2 Looks promising.

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 00:26 3

40. ianbbaa (Posts: 305; Member since: 20 Mar 2013)


My thoughts:
Lumia 1020 best, even bokeh is the best one no question about it.

S4 = G2 - but g2 has more yellowish look, the white on the first set of pics is better on S4. Detail wyse, g2 looks better BUT it looks that every pic woth g2 (except first one) was taken CLOSER to object than all the other phones!!!!!

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 17:14 2

3. talon95 (Posts: 585; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)


Wow, pretty nice. Way less grainy than the iphone, and on par with the Lumia. The One doesn't have nearly the resolution so I think the Lumia is the only one that really gives it competition. Although the Lumia and GS4 might have better white balance.

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 17:15 12

4. papss (unregistered)


I thought the one had the worst of the group followed by the ip5 then the s4, the g2 had the second best shots with the 1020 having superior detail.

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 17:17

5. MotorolaX (Posts: 17; Member since: 04 Mar 2013)


Where is Moto X Clear Pixel technology...!

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 17:21 10

7. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)


Moto X flopped hard so...

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 17:20 8

6. gazmatic (Posts: 795; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


this phone has me interested in android again

i have already ordered my lumia 1020 but depending on what is released between now and february I may consider this phone

great job lg

you got a wp user eyeing an android

^_^

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 17:31 8

9. krysis (Posts: 76; Member since: 14 Dec 2009)


Cameras big for me on a smartphone. The G2 shows it can pull its own weight.

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 17:36

10. MCrapp (Posts: 318; Member since: 07 Apr 2013)


Someone has forget "ad sponsored by LG" wait for real comparison!

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 17:37 3

11. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 2118; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)


g2 has good results, lil disappointed by1020s they all good pics.

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 17:41 3

12. Ninetysix (Posts: 2460; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


Do some research on LG's history with OS updates. Let us know if you're still willing to buy an LG phone.

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 17:49 7

14. androidfanboy (Posts: 162; Member since: 24 Jun 2013)


Stop hating, each to their own

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 22:19 4

34. BraggingBob (Posts: 25; Member since: 17 May 2013)


Updates come based on carrier requests to fix major bugs. LG's quality has been very good thus not requiring a lot of updates. Jelly Bean has been very stable.

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 03:33

46. PunyPoop (Posts: 752; Member since: 18 Jan 2013)


Yeah that's history, NEXUS is the future.. And you do some research, the LG made the NEXUS 4..

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 17:42 4

13. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


1020, S4, G2, 5, One.

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 23:17 9

37. HeWhoDoesNothing (Posts: 157; Member since: 15 Jul 2013)


1020, G2, S4, 5, 1.

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 01:28 3

44. BillyBoy (Posts: 40; Member since: 01 Jul 2013)


1020/G2, S4, i5, One

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 03:35 2

47. PunyPoop (Posts: 752; Member since: 18 Jan 2013)


Nope, it doesn't mean that if you have a GS4 you'll have to be blind.. Look closely, G2 outperformed GS4..

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 18:00 3

15. hadouken (Posts: 18; Member since: 12 Dec 2012)


Pic #6 is focused on the projector instead of the chips. Lol.
Anyways, I really like the G2 pictures though, esp the Vitamin water one. It seems less noise.

posted on 22 Aug 2013, 19:52

73. glentomas123 (Posts: 70; Member since: 01 Jun 2011)


Exactly. I assume many of these out of focus shot were intentional. It's not hard to lock focus on any of these phones (however, never tried the G2 yet, so don't know there). What up with that???

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 18:07 3

17. Akfred (banned) (Posts: 76; Member since: 08 Nov 2012)


PA always hate sony , why wont you include sony xperia z
Here, no matter what PA and it members will do sony will still
Remain my number brand.

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 19:47 3

22. belovedson (Posts: 998; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)


When other manufacturers make better use their own sensor it tells you a lot about the software engineers for Sony

Clue they are not that great.

Sony isn't mentioned because they have not caught up to he field especially after the horrible screen on the z

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