First LG G5 vs iPhone 6s vs Galaxy S6 camera samples comparison

First LG G5 vs iPhone 6s vs Galaxy S6 camera samples comparison
The long-awaited LG G5 announcement just came and went, and we got a chance to play with the finest piece of mobile hardware LG has ever devised. This time around we have an all-metal body, volume buttons on the left side, rather than on the back. and yet the power button is still on the rear of the device, incorporating a fingerprint scanner. 

At 149.4 x 73.9 x 7.7 mm, the LG G5 is narrower and thinner than the LG G4 (148.9 x 76.1 x 9.8 mm), and the metal body has a unique modular mechanism that allows you to add various extras to the device, including a camera control piece. Speaking of the shooter, the G5 ships with a very intriguing dual-camera module, widening the field of view, with optical stabilization and laser auto focus to boot. Is it a good one when sized up to the best that the smartphone world can offer in the form of the Galaxy S6 and iPhone 6s

Well, judge for yourself, as we snapped a few comparison shots with the three puppies for your viewing pleasure. Don't give them too much thought, though, as the LG G5 is likely still not with a finalized software, and also be patient as these are the full size samples, so they may take some time to load.

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  • Display 5.3 inches
    2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP (Dual camera)
    8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, 4GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2800 mAh
  • OS Android 8.0 Oreo
    LG UX UI



24. PhotoPixel

Posts: 32; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

Even Xperia cameras has not so crappy quality photos...( WTF, LG...?

23. lng101010

Posts: 5; Member since: Feb 23, 2015

G4 camera is arguably better than the S6 in real-life testing. These are some pretty shtty JPEG processing. Let's hope final software will be much better because I really want the G5 to be the phone to purchase. Otherwise I'll have to go with the S7 and its bigger/better sensor (on paper anyway).

18. nodes

Posts: 1165; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

wow, iPhone 6S without OIS really take great indoor shots here. kind of surprising.

16. Dre1300

Posts: 60; Member since: Jan 29, 2016

Not bad bad looking, i like how thin it is, 7.7mm is good but think i would have gottwn it if it were under 6mm. Huawei P9 come out please!

21. SenorThrottles

Posts: 284; Member since: Dec 23, 2015

If it was under 6mm, the battery would've been pathetic

10. Gonga

Posts: 10; Member since: Feb 19, 2016

IPhone has the best picture quality other of three. Imo

9. TisaTsir

Posts: 70; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

G5 looks promising....the dynamic range seems to be fine but I'll wait to see more pictures to decide.

8. w1000i

Posts: 252; Member since: Jul 22, 2015

GUYS, G5 will be out after 2 months and seems the phone is need a lot of development in software side.

6. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2267; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

now who wants the boring old design from 2015? (s6)..

5. dragonfly

Posts: 3; Member since: Jan 29, 2016

Iphone and s6 saturate everything - LG photos are more natural. Both, Apple and Samsung pimp pictures by softwera. People love colorful pictures.

7. TyrionLannister unregistered

Are you color blind? Just see the last picture and tell that again. G5 is dramatically oversaturating.


Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

Chill, Tyrion. Wait till the retail unit arrives ;-)

4. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

Looks like the iPhone 6S still got the best image quality of these three.

11. Cod3rror

Posts: 142; Member since: Apr 06, 2013

You have to hand it to Apple. They really take camera quality seriously.

13. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

True, it's a combination of good detail with very natural colors and a nice dynamic range. It's too early too tell for the G5 though.

20. Doctorluv unregistered

In ur blind opinion...

22. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Yet you can't take wide shots on your iP. All I see on iphone is extremely zoomed in pictures with oversaturated colours, which don't make the picture better. Every pro will tell you that neutral colours are the best because you can adjust the rest in the software. Also it seems that the hdr mode wasn't enabled on the s6.

2. TyrionLannister unregistered

Did they degrade the sensor to make up for the other lens? Because if it's like this, it's not looking good for the G5

1. therons

Posts: 59; Member since: Feb 25, 2014

Why iphone 6s and samsung s6 show a better picture? It should be G5 according to camera spec recently.

3. Mawhob22222

Posts: 13; Member since: Sep 06, 2015

Because here Samsungarena

14. sergiobr

Posts: 718; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

S6 (Note 5) much better !!! Even iPhone took better shots.

12. maherk

Posts: 7114; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Let's wait for the final software version, I am pretty sure LG will tweak things and deliver, just like they always do when it comes to cameras.

17. Coconut00

Posts: 485; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

Because the software is not 100% finished. I remember the S6 taking orangey looking pictures at the announcement.

19. Coconut00

Posts: 485; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

Liked the S6 pictures best (except for the selfie which imo the iPhone was better). Still, the G5 software is unfinished, so I'd say we wait.

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