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Camera Comparison: LG G2 vs Samsung Galaxy S4, iPhone 5, HTC One

0. phoneArena 02 Sep 2013, 11:39 posted on

For this smartphone camera comparison, we've chosen to pit the LG G2 against the Samsung Galaxy S4, the iPhone 5, and the HTC One, all of which are known to be very potent in the camera department. Yeah, the battle will be tough, but at the end, only one of these four handsets will stand victorious...

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posted on 02 Sep 2013, 12:05 7

12. SonyPS4 (Posts: 344; Member since: 21 May 2013)


I think GS4 and Iphone5 also use Sony sensor

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 02:20

41. Trex95 (Posts: 938; Member since: 03 Mar 2013)


All phones camera BSI sensor that made by Sony.

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 01:56

45. guruprasad (Posts: 33; Member since: 13 Jul 2011)


who said all bsi sensors r made by sony... omni vision makes bsi sensors so does lg which manufactures their own. the one in optimus g was made by lg itself...

posted on 02 Sep 2013, 12:12 1

14. _Bone_ (Posts: 2155; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


The G2 delivers around the S4 Octa, slightly less details and lower dynamic range, but slightly better low-light performance. It's perfectly acceptable and would choose the G2 over the S4 anyway. Let's just wait and see what the Note III has to say about that. And the Sony Honami. And the Oppo N1. And then we can throw in the 808 and the Lumia 1020 and have the ultimate camera showdown. Until then, well done LG (well, technically well done Sony!).

posted on 02 Sep 2013, 12:16 1

17. papss (unregistered)


I pretty much agree with you but the last part.. LG software is also the reason for great pics

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 02:18

39. Trex95 (Posts: 938; Member since: 03 Mar 2013)


Still this nothing wait for Xperia Z1 aka Honmai vs IPhone 5S 12 MP vs Note 3 13 MP OIS then will see which one the best.

posted on 02 Sep 2013, 12:31 2

22. yasir-921 (Posts: 81; Member since: 02 Oct 2012)


Oh My God Becky, Look at the phone! Its so fantastic (:P)

The beating by the G2 in camera department specially shows that the G2 is really some thing outstanding!
Great job done by LG.
It's my next phone.

Hey Nick T, I would like to add that the SG S4 performs not that great in low light and indoor shots! LG implementing the OIS in a 13MP Camera would really change such results!

posted on 02 Sep 2013, 12:49 1

24. FaisalWibowo11 (Posts: 163; Member since: 12 Aug 2013)


Good God, why in the blue hell do phonearena teams put HTC one in camera comparison again? it always comes as the worst performer for goodness' sake!

They should put recent firmware updated Sony Xperia Z to make this camera comparison more fair and rounded (three 13MP cameras and 1 8MP camera)

I remembered the last time xperia z was in a camera comparison, it finished third with a score of 6.7 behind iphone 5 (6.8) and galaxy s4 (7.6) and defeated galaxy s3 (6.4), lumia 920 (6.3) and HTC One (5.9)

i'm sure with the recent firmware xperia z will at least beat iphone 5, don't know the chances of beating galaxy s4 and lg g2 though

posted on 02 Sep 2013, 15:15

29. yasir-921 (Posts: 81; Member since: 02 Oct 2012)


SGS4 can be dumped for a G2. Reason being the OIS while allows better low light shots at which the SGS4 lags behind!
I have taken over a thousand shots with my SGS4. From potraits to close ups of our family, cat to few wedding shoots and many landscapes.
My SGS4 struggled in HDR Mode where the difference in shades between a normal shot and an HDR shot was minimal! Moreover, it captured only average low light indoor and outdoor shots. The panoramas were also Ok. One thing I noticed while capturing wedding shots in a hall is that there is different lighting in different parts of the hall. For instance, the stage is sufficiently lit, the section for guests to sit is adequately lit, while the corners may be lightly lit During the use of my SGS4 in this situation, what I conclude is that it took Ok shots, not good and not worse with digital noice and shakiness noticable!
With the G2 in hand with its OIS, the aforementioned scenes will be greatly captured! So camera junkis like me ( who also don't carry Pro Cameras or DLSRs all the time or juat dont want to), the LG G2 is a Must-To-Have Smart phone.

posted on 02 Sep 2013, 15:17 1

30. yasir-921 (Posts: 81; Member since: 02 Oct 2012)


PhoneArena: G2 camera is better than its competitor.
GSMArena: G2 is the fastest smart phone to date (or as of 2013 perhaps)

posted on 15 Sep 2013, 23:38

51. mrjamesdean5 (Posts: 10; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


Now LG is on the top with the G2

posted on 02 Sep 2013, 15:27

32. yasir-921 (Posts: 81; Member since: 02 Oct 2012)


I hope that the LG Officials are thoroughly reading the reviews and commentary on it! It can be helpful for you in future, officials!
:)

posted on 02 Sep 2013, 16:42 1

33. sunnyfpy (Posts: 96; Member since: 12 May 2013)


G2 is top camera phone.

posted on 02 Sep 2013, 19:08 1

35. SonyCraperiaSucks (banned) (Posts: 25; Member since: 30 Aug 2013)


S4 looks better, and people who say that there is no XZ is because it sucks.

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 01:00 1

36. emadshiny (Posts: 1144; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


Your comment is telling us who really Sucks!

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 02:10

38. Trex95 (Posts: 938; Member since: 03 Mar 2013)


Why all pics does have different colors production!

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 02:53

43. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3718; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


G2 almost matches with GH2.

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 03:19

44. Trex95 (Posts: 938; Member since: 03 Mar 2013)


Phone arena how come S4 better in night shots i don't get it! IPhone 5 looks better even with zoom?!

posted on 09 Sep 2013, 00:18

48. webvigour (Posts: 5; Member since: 19 Aug 2013)


Its a perfect match of style and technology I think..

posted on 09 Sep 2013, 00:20

49. webvigour (Posts: 5; Member since: 19 Aug 2013)


my vote is with HTC One as I am a big fac of HTC brand

posted on 15 Sep 2013, 10:05

50. note2guy11 (Posts: 2; Member since: 15 Sep 2013)


Does any one know where I can see a comparison of actual angular field of view of each phone camera?
Knowing the actual focal length isn't usually enough.
Actual verified angular field of view would be a great addition to any smartphone website's list of specs.

posted on 06 Oct 2013, 13:49

52. MOTU000 (Posts: 1; Member since: 06 Oct 2013)


Is the author reviewing phones or cameras??? I could give a rats butt about taking high quality pictures with a phone. It's a tool - mostly a communications tool. How about focusing on something relevant to the fact that it's a PHONE - reception, voice quality, battery life, user interface, etc. I have a Razr Maxx HD for a personal phone and a S4 as a work phone. When it comes to communications, the Maxx HD kicks the S4's butt. When I want to take good quality pictures or video, I use something called a CAMERA.

posted on 26 Dec 2013, 18:26

54. djvtech (Posts: 5; Member since: 26 Dec 2013)


They're smart phones. "multi tools". Ones that cost several hundred dollars. A normal home 'phone' only costs like 30$, so these 'phones' have no excuse to not have a decent camera.

posted on 26 Dec 2013, 18:29

55. djvtech (Posts: 5; Member since: 26 Dec 2013)


I got an s4 and the focusing distance is 7cm. Pretty lame compared to my 3 year old HTC raider that focused as close as 3cm and takes nicer photos (color, contrast, white balance, sharpness) than the s4! The lens i wide also. What a disspointment s4.

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