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LG G2 camera put to the test, OIS saves the day

LG G2 camera put to the test, OIS saves the day
There's a lot to love about the LG G2. It is a fast, good-looking, feature-loaded Android smartphone with a great, high-res screen and a wonderful 13MP camera. About the latter, those of you who have already read our camera comparison testing the LG G2 against the competition should be already aware of its photographic abilities. For those who demand more proof, however, LG has made a couple of videos demonstrating what the G2's camera is capable of.

The first video highlights the optical image stabilization found on the smartphone's 13MP snapper. Thanks to this intelligent feature, motion blur caused by the vibration of the user's hand is reduced significantly, and the result is a clearer, sharper photo. This could be especially useful in low-light situations, when the exposure time for the shot has to be increased. 

In the second video, LG demonstrates the G2's multitude of outstanding camera features in real-life conditions. Again, we see how OIS improves image quality when a video is being taken from inside a moving vehicle.The camera's ability to take Full HD video at 60 frames per second is focused on as well.  

So yes, the camera on the LG G2 can take great photos and videos even under unfavorable conditions. And its 13MP camera with image stabilization is undoubtedly one of the best out there. Won't you agree? Let us know down in the comments!


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posted on 13 Sep 2013, 10:02 10

1. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8253; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Sounds like a paid article...

Nonetheless the G2 is a beast of a phone. OIS is a night and day difference.

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 10:36 2

7. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5478; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


PhoneArena.com had 360-degrees view photos of LG G2 very shortly after announcement, I think that PhoneArena.com has deal with a LG. Also there was some official LG sponsored article, so I'm pretty sur that we can expect biased propaganda.

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 10:41 2

8. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5478; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


P.S.
Also please don't think that I have something against LG G2. The only thing I really don't like about this phone is UI and awkward buttons on the back, nothing more. :)

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 11:38 3

19. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8253; Member since: 14 May 2012)


I haven't tried the buttons on the back, so I can't give my judgement on that. The UI is a set back of mine. Rooting would answer that problem though. :)

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 11:47 2

20. sam_tek (Posts: 86; Member since: 18 Feb 2011)


Unfortunately, rooting won't answer the problem for THIS phone!

how are you going to wake it up without lifting the bloody phone then (without the LG UI)?

Love LG and the almost non-existent bezel, but the back buttons kinda mess the phone up.. imo.

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 16:51

29. a_merryman (Posts: 669; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)


I'm sure there are apps that do the same thing as the "Knock-on" feature. And I'm sure some custom ROMs will incorporate the feature or even the Active Display feature and nudging feature on the Moto X.

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 22:34 2

31. puckhead (Posts: 76; Member since: 13 Jan 2013)


whats wrong with the UI? Its not pure android? cause honestly its not bad at all

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 16:27 4

27. sergiobr (Posts: 416; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)


Paid or not is my next phone ! OIS + 13Mpx + Android + hw + #BetterThanS4 == Perfect for me ! No WP !!! Nok#@*&$# MS##$#

posted on 14 Sep 2013, 00:37 2

33. Zukidrvr (Posts: 4; Member since: 12 Sep 2013)


Mine is a beast. I love the buttons on the back. They become second nature by the second day. Now I knock-knock to try to wake up my other phones, forgetting that it is a feature only on the G2.

It's funny how everyone keeps referring to the LG of a year or two ago. This is a completely different company today. They started to wake up about a year ago and are now dead serious about producing some amazing stuff. I'm impressed.

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 10:06 13

2. papss (unregistered)


To me not having ois is a deal breaker.. I was about to jump on the note 3 but not having ois turned me off to that thought. This is looking like my next phone more and more.

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 10:11 14

3. roldefol (Posts: 2860; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


Ditto for me. I'm not crazy about its shiny plastic body, but the OIS camera and big bright LCD screen of the G2 are outstanding. You can put a nice case on an ugly phone, but great internal hardware, camera, and display are must-haves.

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 10:31 7

5. yasir-921 (Posts: 79; Member since: 02 Oct 2012)


Same case for me as yours.
After using Note and S series to date, I am not so attraxted to the Note III.
I am definitely switching to the G2 from S4 in a month.

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 10:53 8

11. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5739; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Ever since PA posted the G2 review, I have thought the G2 is going to be the sleeper hit of Android smartphones for 2013. OIS is a must-have feature. Not putting it in the Note 3 was IMO, a real fail for Sammy.

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 11:07

16. theruleslawyer (Posts: 108; Member since: 23 Apr 2012)


Yah, its the extra gig of ram that is weighing on me though. Only 1gb of ram is that main reason I'm unhappy with my current phone. Too much stuff getting pushed out of memory all the time.

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 11:24

17. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5739; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


What phone do you have? 2Gb with Android 4.1+ has pretty much eliminated lag. If you don't have a bunch of widgets loaded or active wallpaper, 2Gb with Android 4.1+ has no lag in my experience with GS 3, HTC One and Note 2.

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 14:39

23. theruleslawyer (Posts: 108; Member since: 23 Apr 2012)


Note 1. Like I said, 1gb of ram. Keep pushing the launcher out of memory in JB and force redraws when going home if you use many apps. I'm not worried about 2gb right now. I'm worried what it'll feel like in 18 months.

posted on 14 Sep 2013, 00:32 1

32. Zukidrvr (Posts: 4; Member since: 12 Sep 2013)


The G2 has DDR3 memory that is rocket fast at moving data around. You won't need the extra ram. I've seen one run 16 apps at the same time, without breaking a sweat. Everyone else is using DDR2 memory.

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 10:18 13

4. Derekjeter (Posts: 226; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


That's it I'm buying it today and selling my iPhone 5.

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 16:29 1

28. sergiobr (Posts: 416; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)


You iPhone guys deserve something better and cheaper ! Nice move !

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 10:49

9. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5478; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Intersting how OIS systems on the phones can survive phone drop tests?

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 10:58 9

13. goojman (Posts: 46; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


The camera definitely makes me wanna buy this phone for sure!! Phones these days gotta have OIS..

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 11:00

14. jacko1977 (Posts: 388; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)


meh of course there going to make theirs seem better there not going to show stuff where theirs is worst

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 11:05 7

15. theruleslawyer (Posts: 108; Member since: 23 Apr 2012)


Paid article or not, OIS looks like a must have tech for any new phone.

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 11:26 3

18. dancorcal (Posts: 34; Member since: 23 Jan 2013)


I hope Nexus 5 gets this camera.

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 12:25

21. Nephylim (Posts: 134; Member since: 04 Apr 2013)


I wanna the note 3 nooooow

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 14:28 3

22. YaBoiDre10 (Posts: 84; Member since: 15 Nov 2012)


I am currently using the LG G2. I hated LG phones because of all of the bugs in them but since i used the Optimus Pro it changed my opinion. Now that i have the G2 i would mention them with Samsung and Apple. It's a really good phone. Good job LG

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 15:50 1

24. a_merryman (Posts: 669; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)


The OIS is awesome and all, but that zoome sound blew my mind. That is a great feature!

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 16:20

25. cezarepc (Posts: 564; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)


Torn between Z1 and this.

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 16:21

26. twens (Posts: 611; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)


the only fon i respect aside note 3. if note 3 had ois it would have been simple amazing. all the same i love touchwiz and the features it parks in the note 3 more.

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 22:20

30. pwnarena (Posts: 880; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)


The shake test is misleading. If you understand how that thing works, you know that it's not actually giving the kind of benefit being demonstrated.

Compare it to earthquakes. If tremors are rapid, taller buildings tend to shake less compared to shorter ones. Hence, they become less affected. If the shaking is relatively slow, tall buildings come to a disadvantage as they sway more.

In that shake test, the rapid shaking is highly benefiting the OIS but that's now how hands shake. Do you really hold your phones with that much rapid shaking?

posted on 14 Sep 2013, 20:09

34. cj100570 (Posts: 204; Member since: 12 May 2009)


I'm sure the G2 is a good phone but it won't in any way, shape, or form sell as many units as the GS 4 or GN 3.

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