Galaxy S5 (Digital Stabilization) vs LG G2 (Optical Image Stabilization): video comparison

A little over a week ago, we had quite a few of our readers nodding their heads in approval when the topic of the relative usefulness of Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) in smartphone cameras was raised, and we've definitely been having a kick out of testing the feature. Whether its in a vacuum, or against rivals with or without OIS, the extra has definitely grown on some of us. As it turns out, digging helps, as today we finally have our first upset and exception in the Samsung Galaxy S5...
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78 Comments

69. ivanprskalo

Posts: 124; Member since: Dec 09, 2010

Leave it, PhoneArena is Samsung lovers, they are paid to advertise how good Samsung phones are and they try to be like non-biased on surface (they also do the same with the Apple phones/products...). PA is obviously bought by Samsung... I saw numerous videos showing that S5 have lousy video stabilization. Also, I did it for myself - yesterday!! This same comparison. I have G2 and I went to store and did little live action comparison and in short - came up with opposite results that this above... Who's to say that on the right is G2?

3. LoveHater

Posts: 234; Member since: Oct 09, 2013

But i like Lg colour,contrast brightness much better than Samsung,sammy does have good stabilsation Despite it being 1 Generation behind S5

45. sar44

Posts: 278; Member since: Apr 14, 2014

Samsung haters even his eyes do not trust

71. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

Do you know what an Opinion means?

5. rantao333

Posts: 345; Member since: May 21, 2013

LG g2 FTW

9. FriendsOfSamsung unregistered

Are you from other planet or what? Because here, Samsung rules

12. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Only in sales numbers and marketing.

17. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Samsung rules? Not in camera, design & build quality, and sound quality. But they're very well balanced.

72. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

PC Rulz!

10. aayupanday

Posts: 582; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

Interested in OIS Plus

15. mturby unregistered

u better dont touch nokias camera patents sammy

16. mturby unregistered

or nokia is gonna sue the hell out of u.

19. FriendsOfSamsung unregistered

No one care about Nokia anyway, so save your breath mate

61. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Nokia is dead and gone. It is Microsoft Mobile now. To go a little further than FOS, people care even less now. The tiny bit of sympathy they used to have for Nokia wasn't part of the acquisition. Sorry.

20. FaisalWibowo11

Posts: 166; Member since: Aug 12, 2013

Bit*h please, Xperia Z2 completely obliterates S5, and HTC M8 in terms of video stabilization.. See it for yourself http://www.xperiablog.net/2014/04/19/xperia-z2-image-stabilisation-compared-against-htc-one-m8-and-galaxy-s5/#comment-1346853269

26. limporgyuk

Posts: 355; Member since: Nov 06, 2013

Thanks for the link, most interesting. You are absolutely right,

40. maherk

Posts: 6750; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Xperiablog? How credible!!!

41. spiderpig2894

Posts: 597; Member since: Jan 10, 2012

Open the link. The video is not done by XperiaBlog. Click before you comment negatives.

42. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Xperiablog isn't a biased site. They post Xperia related articles, whether they are positive or negative. That test was not made by Xperiablog (they don't make their own tests). It was made by Mobilegeeks.de.

65. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

You are a Samsung hater! Nothing you say about Samsung matters. I like Sony since PS1but my principal is always to buy a brand that gives me the best value. Samsung is just that. Plenty of features I world use , a support center near both my home and workplace. Every Samsung device come with plenty of free gifts so that I keep buying Samsung. Really to buy Sony or LG or HTC I will get less value. That's why the world choose Samsung over others.

58. PunyPoop

Posts: 752; Member since: Jan 18, 2013

The review were performed by Mobiles Geek FYI..

48. sar44

Posts: 278; Member since: Apr 14, 2014

High amplitude at S5, fake test

51. sar44

Posts: 278; Member since: Apr 14, 2014

Also better colors and sharper detail at S5

52. Genza

Posts: 576; Member since: Mar 12, 2014

It is not surprising that the Z2 has better video stabilization than the S5 or M8. Because as far as i know Sony Digital SteadyShot is one of the best video stabilization, just look at the latest Sony action cam. The digital SteadyShot requires the pixel count to be increased to allow the image to move on the sensor while keeping reference points within the boundaries of the capture chip. So in theory Z2 video stabilization will always be better than the S5.

53. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Not at all. LOL And don't send us som xperia bloggers links, like a prove, LOL Should we go now to Cult Of Mac, instead, to read which phone has best camera????

55. Genza

Posts: 576; Member since: Mar 12, 2014

If you read the article you would realize that the video is not come from xperia blog.http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ezvq6DLn3ho When it comes to camera DoXMark is much more trusted than PA, GSMA and several other sites.http://www.dxomark.com/Mobiles

27. Beijendorf unregistered

Hey Chris, I couldn't help but to notice the cameras seeming to point in different directions during the filming. Did you not hold them together to ensure they endured the exact same vibrations, or is it just a function of some weird digital stabilisation trick? I ask because depending on prefered arm, you stabilise it differently yourself. It could also be subconscious preferential treatment. Holding the devices together in an overlapping fashion negates this effect. As many variabels relating to human error and bias needs to be excluded as possible.

31. Chris.P

Posts: 567; Member since: Jun 27, 2013

The device were, in fact, overlapping.

36. Beijendorf unregistered

Great, thanks! That's some Grade A stabilisation trick in motion then.

56. pixel8or

Posts: 82; Member since: Jun 10, 2010

Agree. Seems like the testing methodology was a little inadequate. Mounting both on a board, and holding the board would have been a better test.

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