First camera samples with LG G Flex 2 vs Note 4 vs iPhone 6 Plus

First camera samples with LG G Flex 2 vs Note 4 vs iPhone 6 Plus
The LG G Flex 2 does not offer much novelty in the camera: it uses a 13-megapixel main camera with optical image stabilization (OIS+) with laser auto-focus, or what seems like basically the same camera hardware as in the G3. That, however, is not a bad thing at all, and LG says it has improved on the camera package further, compared to the G3.

We shot a few photos with the G Flex 2 at CES 2015, pitting it against the Note 4 and iPhone 6 Plus in the artificial lighting of the expo show floor, and are embedding them below for your viewing pleasure. 

Overall, we came up rather content with what we are seeing, as low-light pics from the Flex 2 came out brighter than those from the 16 MP Note 4 shooter, or the 8 MP iPhone 6 Plus, if a bit overexposed. These are the full-size untouched photos, so you might have to arm yourself with some patience while they load. Needless to say, we'll wait for the first retail units to hit our office before we pass any final judgement, though.

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21 Comments

1. ilkinandr92

Posts: 50; Member since: Aug 07, 2012

Someone sucks at taking pics, they are nearly not as dark on Note 4 in low light, not sure about iphone as i dont own one.

6. kristoferallen

Posts: 99; Member since: Jun 23, 2010

This isn't just low light. There are a bunch of lights all around. It's a different environment than just catching a pic in the dark. The camera takes in all the lights and adjusts the ISO accordingly. It probably could have been manually adjusted better.

14. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 960; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

Looks like the G Flex 2 was exposing for the shadows more than the Note 4 was. This is normally a bad thing, as it over-exposes the lighter areas, which is what most people are trying to expose, not the shadows.

2. windy

Posts: 22; Member since: Oct 28, 2012

I don't believe the Note 4 pics are true. There is something wrong in this comparison.

3. drkuthan

Posts: 76; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

6+ kills them in low light

5. thechristianyang

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

The 6+ looks better compared to the Note 4's but not the G Flex 2's in these low light shots. The 6+ gives it an ugly greenish tinge while the G Flex 2's look much cooler and detailed.

9. drkuthan

Posts: 76; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

How can you judge about the color ? Were you there ? Flex shots have noise therefore loses details

7. zachki17

Posts: 294; Member since: Sep 14, 2014

Lg g flex is considired as the best camera in mobile history

18. p00tis

Posts: 12; Member since: Nov 07, 2014

...Maybe by you. I think the iPhones have the best all-around cameras on mobile devices.

10. maherk

Posts: 6715; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Are you sure you're looking at the same pictures we are looking at? Because as far as i can tell, the Flex 2 kills both the Note 4 and iPhone 6+'s cameras in low light situations.

4. mawhob2222

Posts: 219; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

Flex2 is better

8. Kishin

Posts: 706; Member since: May 30, 2013

G-Flex-2 best camera in android history.

11. shinywindow unregistered

iturd got rolled up and smoked again. flex is probably, no, is the best phone of first half 2015. some much innovation going on over there. they are in that phase that most newer smart phone companies go through, when they are trying to gain market share and are big fat and lazy company like krapple is now. they once innovated, but once jobby jobs killed over, that went straight profit and gave the bird to their base.

12. thunderc8

Posts: 98; Member since: Dec 15, 2014

G flex is the winner here, there goes my short time best samsung camera... Any way tech is moving on, except the iturd above haha.

13. skymitch89

Posts: 1451; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

Note 4 doesn't have low light "night mode" enabled.

15. Andrew0811

Posts: 9; Member since: May 09, 2014

I have a note 4 and yeah that is note 4 with default setting(hdr off) my comment is, look at where the centre of every picture is. 1. G flex 2 metering mode is not centre weighted 2. I can tell that G flex 2 have no ois? or user is too happy to not shake the camera 3. Iphone have this colour rendition problem. 4. g flex 2 and iphone 6+ have wider lens

16. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2260; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

G flex 2 is a clear winner in low light here the two are just toys..

17. LGisgood

Posts: 833; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

LG G FLEX 2 IS THE CLEAR WINNER! ONLY HATERS GONNA HATE!

19. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2260; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

#agreed

20. Noonting

Posts: 135; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

Note 4 is the best

21. Apakalo

Posts: 7; Member since: Aug 22, 2014

PhoneArena, please please please, we want unbias judgement from you. Now my point: Every one has his or her taste, choice, preference as far as Smartphones are concern. Some want a plastic with removable battery, others like metal without removable battery, some also need more megapixel, others too do not etc... I personally like smartphone with useful features... We should stop talking too much. "Beautiful woman is another man's play thing"

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