Camera comparison: LG G3 vs Samsung Galaxy S5, Galaxy Note 3, iPhone 5s, LG G2, Sony Xperia Z2, HTC One (M8)
- 1 Introduction and Colors
- 2 Details
- 3 Indoor
- 4 Panorama and HDR
- 5 Night
- 6 Video
- 7 Conclusion
- LG G3 specifications
- Samsung Galaxy S5 specifications
- Samsung Galaxy Note 3 specifications
- Apple iPhone 5s specifications
- LG G2 specifications
- Sony Xperia Z2 specifications
- HTC One (M8) specifications
If there's one thing that the LG G3 can't do as well as we wish it could, taking 1080p videos would be it. They are smooth enough and stabilized well by the camera's optical stabilization system, but details aren't as plentiful as they are with the Samsung Galaxy S5 or the Galaxy Note 3, for example. Also, the contrast in videos by the G3 is increased a bit too much. Shooting videos with the G3 at night produces decent results, but some motion blur is apparent. Sound in videos from the LG G3 is mostly loud, but some digital distortion can be heard.
Videos produced by the Samsung Galaxy S5 and the Galaxy Note 3 are noticeably more detailed than the G3's, yet the lack of optical image stabilization is easy to notice. There's digital stabilization, which can be enabled from the settings menu and it works just fine. Sound in their videos is loud and of good quality.
The iPhone 5s, as always, shoots great videos, and the software image stabilization works like a charm. Even at night, Apple's smartphone shoots really fluid and clear footage. The only thing we'd complain about is sound fidelity. For some reason, the 5s records sound of low volume and quality in its videos.
The Sony Xperia Z2 performs well, but we expected to see more. Colors are neutral, footage is smooth, but details aren't as sharp and pronounced like they are in S5's or 5s's videos. Moreover, the software image stabilization does keep the frame very steady, but at the same time, it adds traces of pixelated artifacts around moving objects. Traces of motion blur are seen in the phone's night videos. As for its audio quality, the Z2 captures loud and clear sound in its videos, with a noticeable presence of low-frequency tones.
Good results can be expected from the HTC One (M8) as well. Its videos are smooth and detailed, with neutral colors, quick auto-focus, and excellent sound quality. Night photos are also pleasant to look at, although there's some motion blur noticeable in very low-light scenes.
As for the LG G2, its daytime videos look great, especially when captured at 60fps. The built-in optical stabilization keeps the footage very steady. In low light, however, the G2 can be very unreliable. Even at 30 frames per second, its videos may suffer from heavy motion blur. Sound quality is average. Audio is loud, but heavily digitized.
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1. LG G3 1080p Sample Video
2. LG G3 4K Sample Video
3. Samsung Galaxy S5 Sample Video
4. Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Sample Video
5. Apple iPhone 5s Sample Video
6. LG G2 Sample Video
7. Sony Xperia Z2 Sample Video
8. HTC One (M8) Sample Video
9. Panasonic GH2 Sample Video
10. LG G3 Night Sample Video
11. Samsung Galaxy S5 Night Sample Video
12. Samsung Galaxy Note 3 4K Night Sample Video
13. Apple iPhone 5s Night Sample Video
14. LG G2 Night Sample Video
15. Sony Xperia Z2 Night Sample Video
16. HTC One (M8) Night Sample Video
17. Panasonic GH2 Night Sample Video
18. LG G3 1080p Indoor Sample Video
19. LG G3 4K Indoor Sample Video
20. Samsung Galaxy S5 4K Indoor Sample Video
21. Samsung Galaxy Note 3 4K Indoor Sample Video
22. Apple iPhone 5s Indoor Sample Video
23. LG G2 Indoor Sample Video
24. Sony Xperia Z2 4K Indoor Sample Video
25. HTC One (M8) Indoor Sample Video
Camera comparison: LG G3 vs Samsung Galaxy S5, Galaxy Note 3, iPhone 5s, LG G2, Sony Xperia Z2, HTC One (M8) - Video