LG G2 vs HTC One
The G2 features a 13-megapixel main camera with optical image stabilization (OIS) and some unique features like manual focus and multiple focal points. The HTC One has a 4-megapixel camera that also supports OIS, and also has some unique functionality like Zoe and highlight reels.
First, let’s look at the camera applications. Both are very quick to start, but differ a lot. LG caters to the masses with a focus on shooting modes like Beauty shot, Macro, Panorama and so on that make capturing images very straightforward and easy to even newbie photographers. Aside from that, there are fine settings that experienced photographers can play with on both devices. You can adjust white balance, ISO, timer and filters, but there is a difference in the way you do so. In HTC’s interface everything is hidden in a long vertical list of menus and submenus, and is a struggle to find. LG on the other hand uses large, easy to find and press buttons for everything, and is extremely intuitive. Good job, LG.
Good news is that the LG G2 delivers superb image quality. Pictures are incredibly sharp and crisp, with lots of fine detail that you won’t find on the HTC One. Both devices capture lively and true to life colors in most situations, but the G2 is more consistent with its performance.
Indoors where light gets scarce, the difference between the two grows larger. The LG G2 captures much better images, preserving the life in colors, while the HTC One draws all richness from colors and delivers an unnaturally cold hue. The LG G2 flash light is not perfect (it could light up the scene more evenly), but it is stronger than the one on the HTC One and illuminates the scene better.
Video recording is another win for the LG G2. Both devices support 1080p recording, but while the HTC One maxes out at 30fps, the G2 records at up to 60 frames per second. The captured footage is extremely crisp and detailed on the G2, and colors retain their liveliness. Footage from the HTC One in contrast looks dull, washed out.
The G2 is not perfect however and it skips a frame every once in a while and the rolling shutter jello-like effect when quickly moving the camera is more obvious than on the HTC One. Both phones feature optical image stabilization that works great.
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1. LG G2 Sample Video
2. HTC One Sample Video
The two handsets also feature 2-megapixel front facing cameras capturing 1080p video. Their main use would be for video conferencing.
With amazing displays, the LG G2 and the HTC One are great devices for enjoying videos, images and music on the go.
Both devices come with a pre-loaded video player that plays back all formats we threw at it, at even 1080p without a hitch.
Headphones output power (Volts)
Higher is better
Loudspeaker loudness (dB)
Higher is better
LG G2 vs HTC One - Camera and Multimedia