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Gather 'round! First LG G5 photo and video samples are up

Gather 'round! First LG G5 photo and video samples are up
All samples taken with an LG G5 pre-production unit and are not be considered final.

Showcased at MWC 2016 in Barcelona, the LG G5 is anything but a market reality yet. But it will be soon. In fact, ahead of schedule, the good folks at the South Korean electronics giant were good enough to send us a pre-production sample of its new flagship for us to get acquainted with and spend some quality time. And while previews aren't something we've done recently, you just know one is coming.

But though a preview is easier on our end in terms of compiling it, we still would like to spend some more time with the device before we start waxing poetic. In the meantime, however, we're absolutely making the best of our limited opportunity, and right now that means sharing our first proper photo and video samples with you. In case it isn't obvious by now, these were shot using an early, non-final unit of the LG G5, so don't you go jumping to conclusions just yet. Save that for our full-blown review.

Introductions and disclaimers out of the way, what exactly are we dealing with here? In short, the LG G5 is a peculiar cameraphone in that it actually packs two whole sensors at the back—the same 16-megapixel unit from the LG G4, complemented by an extremely wide-angled (135°), 8-megapixel snapper. This allows you to dynamically change between the two units depending on the composition in front of you—use the 16-megapixel shooter for normal, everyday shots, and the wide-angled one for when you want to include more in the frame.

As you can imagine, both cameras can also be used when recording video. Speaking of which, the G5 is a capable camcorder, with support for up to 4K UHD video capture in addition to 1080p. Samples from both shooting modes are available below. Said otherwise, it's time to dig in!


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posted on 16 Mar 2016, 17:32 17

1. bossman (Posts: 171; Member since: 27 Jan 2016)


The camera is a lot better than I thought. It far exceeded my expectation. Good job, LG.

posted on 16 Mar 2016, 17:52 2

5. Adreno (banned) (Posts: 755; Member since: 12 Mar 2016)


And that TechieXP guy who said LG phones have generally never taken good pictures.

Yet he praises Samsung's camera.

Let him come and wipe-off the Samsung bias obstructing his eyes fron seeing how good LG is when it comea to photography!

posted on 16 Mar 2016, 18:41 16

12. TerryTerius (Posts: 1927; Member since: 10 Apr 2014)


LG phones have had competitive cameras since 2014.

But I'm not sure why you're implying Samsung cameras are laxcking. They decidely aren't.

posted on 17 Mar 2016, 04:01 2

24. Adreno (banned) (Posts: 755; Member since: 12 Mar 2016)


@TerryTerius

"LG phones have had competitive cameras since 2014"

Only 2014? Have you forgotten the LG G2's kick-ass camera from 2013?

Or the revolutionary shooter of the Optimus G back in 2012!

posted on 16 Mar 2016, 19:41 3

14. nexusisbest5 (Posts: 6; Member since: 16 Mar 2016)


Bruh you are such a LG fanboy. Are you happy using your s**tty LG skin or should I give you a Nexus phone?

posted on 17 Mar 2016, 04:05 1

25. Adreno (banned) (Posts: 755; Member since: 12 Mar 2016)


@nexusisthebest5

LG's skin isn't crap. Stop spewing hate for no apparent reason.

Grow up, bruh!

posted on 17 Mar 2016, 04:05

26. Adreno (banned) (Posts: 755; Member since: 12 Mar 2016)


@nexusisthebest5

LG's skin isn't crap. Stop spewing hate for no apparent reason.

Grow up, bruh!

posted on 17 Mar 2016, 19:08

49. nexusisbest5 (Posts: 6; Member since: 16 Mar 2016)


It looks like ios and it doesn't even have an app drawer out of the box. Plus updates are slow and no mutliwindow which was available on the Lg G4. I would buy an Lg g5 if only it came with a cleaner version of android. For now motorola moto x pure is better for me.

posted on 17 Mar 2016, 21:58

51. refillable (Posts: 1047; Member since: 10 Mar 2014)


Wow, 's**tty'? It seems that you knew how to be an idiot, don't you?

posted on 24 Mar 2016, 19:32

59. nexusisbest5 (Posts: 6; Member since: 16 Mar 2016)


Shut up retard prick

posted on 16 Mar 2016, 18:34 5

11. Macready (Posts: 1133; Member since: 08 Dec 2014)


I love the concept of an ultra wide angle camera plus a regular wide angle camera.

But the noise reduction is way too strong on both modules, to the point where I feel like the LG4 struck a better balance in this area. The jpeg engine does not impress me at all in this area, especially the green channel (trees, grass, etc) suffers too much from the resulting mush. A paintery effect with too much edge sharpening to counter it.The ultra wide angle lens also suffers from soft corners, but that is to be expected at this level.

I'm sure RAW can squeeze out a lot more here.

posted on 17 Mar 2016, 04:27 2

29. Chuck007 (Posts: 1148; Member since: 02 Mar 2014)


Yup that's really well done. I've lost count the number of times I missed a perfect building shot just because the sensor ain't wide enough.

posted on 16 Mar 2016, 23:12 2

17. Jason2k13 (Posts: 1217; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)


You must have good eyesight, because I cant tell the difference with the V10 or G4.

posted on 16 Mar 2016, 17:36 1

2. jeevanand88 (unregistered)


So much details...!! Could b better than s7 in quality...

posted on 17 Mar 2016, 09:11

43. mohi315 (Posts: 8; Member since: 08 Aug 2013)


100 time better then s7 sh***T,samsung camera r taking photo with artificial color

posted on 17 Mar 2016, 21:59

52. refillable (Posts: 1047; Member since: 10 Mar 2014)


Nice hate.

posted on 18 Mar 2016, 12:56

57. talon95 (Posts: 588; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)


We'll see soon enough if it can beat the best.

http://www.dxomark.com/Mobiles/Samsung-Galaxy-S7-edge-Mobile-Review-A-new-champion

posted on 16 Mar 2016, 17:45 1

3. shy2papa (Posts: 313; Member since: 23 Jan 2010)


Wow definitely the phone I am getting

posted on 16 Mar 2016, 17:51

4. biboo (Posts: 16; Member since: 11 Feb 2016)


I hope it will not be expensive

posted on 16 Mar 2016, 17:57 2

8. zeeBomb (Posts: 2139; Member since: 14 Aug 2014)


300 on contract in Canada...I cry.

posted on 16 Mar 2016, 18:05

9. Adreno (banned) (Posts: 755; Member since: 12 Mar 2016)


Pretty cheap compared to Samsung.

posted on 16 Mar 2016, 23:56

18. ph00ny (Posts: 1267; Member since: 26 May 2011)


How much do S7 run with contract?

posted on 17 Mar 2016, 19:09

50. nexusisbest5 (Posts: 6; Member since: 16 Mar 2016)


400 for s7 and 500 for s7 edge

posted on 16 Mar 2016, 17:56

6. zeeBomb (Posts: 2139; Member since: 14 Aug 2014)


Any in depth, or fairly informative reviews on the G5 yet on web?

posted on 16 Mar 2016, 17:56 1

7. ryansc375 (Posts: 28; Member since: 11 Nov 2014)


Stunning! What a surprise, I knew it would be good but this is really something else. Even the low light is excellent.

posted on 16 Mar 2016, 18:06 2

10. DefinitiveKid (Posts: 219; Member since: 15 May 2013)


Great photos. Not a fan of the wide angle camera though. There's too much distortion.

posted on 16 Mar 2016, 19:13 3

13. talon95 (Posts: 588; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)


I'm not sure what everyone is excited about, are we looking at the same pictures? I was hoping for a lot better, because this won't stand up in the blind comparison. The wide angle has distortion a long way in from the edges, and is low in detail but has even more noise, which I thought it would do much better at with the presumably larger pixels. (the picture in the apartment parking lot being the worst). HDR could also be a little better across the board.

I like the modules, but they should have probably left the volume on the back and had a little more style to the design. Apparently the camera module should also include a better camera on it, not just buttons. I don't want to sour the party, I'm really happy they took these steps, but I'm just not really impressed and don't think it'll stand up in comparison.

posted on 17 Mar 2016, 03:11 4

22. DanishDynamite (Posts: 43; Member since: 28 Feb 2013)


I was looking at the pictures and thought that they were okay, but looked kind of dull, but when i scrolled down to the comments, everyone was way too hyped. I mean, even the G4 did better than this thing... Good to see someone that isn't fanboying, because this is not as amazing as we could have expected from LG. Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge it is...

posted on 17 Mar 2016, 04:12

27. Adreno (banned) (Posts: 755; Member since: 12 Mar 2016)


"Good to see someone that isn't fanboying..."

We aren't fanboying.
Isn't everyone entitled to his own opinion?

If those G5 samples look dull, then that's your subjective opinion and point of view.

Period!

posted on 16 Mar 2016, 21:51

15. kent-gaga (Posts: 506; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)


why wasnt the camera refocus on the watch in the videos?

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