Results: which dual camera idea do you like most: iPhone 7 Plus, LG G5, Huawei P9?

Results: which dual camera idea do you like most: iPhone 7 Plus, LG G5, Huawei P9?
So, in 2016, we got to see three big-name flagships that tote a dual camera module on their backs. But all three used the secondary sensor differently. The iPhone 7 Plus has its 2x zoom telephoto lens, LG's G5 has a wide-angle shooter, and Huawei's camera has that monochrome sensor, which is supposedly used to measure lighting and distance.

All three have very different purposes and uses. Well, Huawei's snapper does tread into iPhone's territory, as the former has its own bokeh effect mode (called Portrait Mode on the iPhone). But still, different approaches that handle different needs.

We decided to ask you, which one suits you best? Here are the poll results:

Which dual camera module idea do you like most?

iPhone 7 Plus' 2x optical zoom and portrait mode
21.26%
Huawei's multi-functional dual module
38.08%
LG's wide-angle lens
40.65%

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15 Comments

1. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

Picture quality is more important for me. I like the idea of using two sensors to achieve better quality, detail and highlight. Zoom camera is a pass.

6. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

Galaxy S7: Best camera smartphone. iPhone 7 Plus: We have the optical zoom! Huawei P9/Mate 9: Leica optimized camera smartphone. iPhone 7 Plus: We have the optical zoom! Google Pixel: Highest score DxOMark mobile! (Bias) iPhone 7 Plus: We have the optical zoom!

8. Joms_US

Posts: 200; Member since: Oct 02, 2016

Seriously! for the nth time, there is no optical zoom on iCr@p 7+. It is just another plastic camera module with nanoscopic sensor so that focal length will be 50mm. Any cropped or interpolated picture from camera with 1/2.3 sensor will be better than iCr@p 7+ offering. Cr@pple is stubborn and will continue to use sensor smaller than a pinhead.

13. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Maple_Mak did you miss all those camera blind test going around thats gave the pixel as the best camera smartphone? Otherwise i agree with the rest.

2. surethom

Posts: 1574; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

For me zoom is number 1 then second use the 2 for better quality. I miss the Nokia digital lossless zoom.

3. xperian

Posts: 416; Member since: Apr 10, 2014

I think it's unnecessary. Manufacturers should try to improve the quality of the single sensor instead. Also, 8-10 mpx is enough, and provide larger pixels that can receive more light, also better shutter speeds. I tested my iPhone 6 against 7 and 6 seemed better and it took good photos more consistently. Eveyone is just increasing megapixels to look better on paper, no matter that it's just noisy mess anyway.

4. AlikMalix unregistered

100% agree

7. janis

Posts: 397; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

agree and i would probably be fine with casual 5-8mpx camera and instead of that space more battery especially for iphones when all Ipeople carries chargers with them :D

5. DechyX

Posts: 155; Member since: May 16, 2011

I own the G5 & the Mate 9 (previously owned the P9 Plus) and the wide angle is definitely a more useful and fun addition. Plus, the G5 takes great pictures with the standard lens. Huawei's P/9 series can capture saw incredible photos too!

9. andriodfanboy1

Posts: 159; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Hey bro im confused

10. andriodfanboy1

Posts: 159; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Between s7 edge and mate 9 my main priorities are camera still quality and speaker quality (not Headphone). How is ur mate 9 going so far? did it got any software update with vastly improving camera and especially in low light?

12. DechyX

Posts: 155; Member since: May 16, 2011

yes, I received the update. The camera is really good, colors come out as close to "true-to-life" I've seen. Low light performance is just ok imo. Besides that the phone is awesome, very fast, love the large screen and the "only" HD screen still looks nice, stereo speakers sound pretty good especially with music as opposed to videos, great battery life! The only con I've ran into is UI issues. No lag, just weird things like using the Amazon app turns the notification bar white so you can't read the time, etc. and all notifications won't always show up on the lock screen... odd Favorite phone of the year after the Galaxy A9

11. Carlitos

Posts: 632; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

"Well, Huawei's snapper does tread into iPhone's territory, as the former has its own bokeh effect mode (called Portrait Mode on the iPhone)" lol other way around. The iPhone is treading into huawei territory. They've had that effect since earlier this year. And you can get just as good field of view effect with the the Galaxy s7 thanks to its 1.7 sensor. Don't get it twisted phonearena

14. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

really short article that actually discuss nothing... I guess this article will be much much longer if iPhone wins.. are you sad that your beloved iPhone lost? :-/

15. Joms_US

Posts: 200; Member since: Oct 02, 2016

Actually with tendency to suicide LoL.

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