Apple iPhone 5s vs LG G2
When it comes to cameras, these bad boys are outfitted with some impressive gear! Specifically, it’s an 8-megapixel iSight camera on the iPhone 5s that features an f2.2 aperture lens, amber & white LED flashes, and 1080p video recording. Crunching the numbers even more, the G2 is packing along a beefier sized 13-megapixel auto-focus camera that’s notable for its built-in optical image stabilization, 9-point multi-focus, anti-fingerprint coated sapphire glass, and 1080p video recording at 60 FPS.
Not a surprise to tell you the truth, seeing that the iPhone 5s continues to glorify simplicity over diversity, but the G2 is armed with an arsenal of shooting modes and manual controls to appease hardcore shutterbugs. Sure, the iPhone 5s brings forth some new things with its updated iOS 7 experience, but it continues to pale in comparison.
Before diving into the qualities of their respective cameras, we have to break this department into two specific categories – outdoor and low lighting performances. With the former, the G2’s 13-megapixel camera shows its sliver of superiority as it produces more detail in its shots than what the 8-megapixel iSight camera of the iPhone 5s conjures up. However, dynamic range is handled better by the iPhone 5s, as it compensates enough with its exposure to give the shot a good balanced tone.
Under low lighting situations, though, the roles are reversed, seeing that it’s the iPhone 5s that’s proving to us that it’s better than the G2. In fact, details take quite a dip with the G2, to the point that its tone is considerably softened – thus, making fine details non-existent. On top of that, it’s more prone to some blurring as well. As for its rival, the iPhone 5s manages to maintain its crisper looks, which makes it the ideal device for nighttime shots.
Likewise, the same results with their still image qualities persist with their 1080p video recording qualities. When there’s plenty of lighting, the two shoot some amazing looking videos – more so with the G2 because of its unique 60 FPS capture rate. Using the two for low lighting videos, it’s the iPhone 5s that’s catching our attention more, as it’s able to deliver some pleasant details combined with a smooth 29 FPS capture rate. Unfortunately, the G2’s shooting rate drops to a molasses slow 14 FPS.
We’re not totally enamored by their music players, since they’re rather conventional looking, but we do like how LG’s music player allows us to view lyrics within the player – and access to pertinent YouTube videos that’s related to the song being played. Surprisingly, it’s the iPhone 5s’ speaker that’s the more powerful between the two. In comparison, the LG G2’s speaker sounds super weak.
Even though the two are more than equipped to play back high definition videos with no issues at all, we prefer the G2 for the occasion because it offers a wide support of codecs out of the box, has a larger & higher resolution display, and it features a very useful multi-tasking aspect that enables us to layer videos on top of anything we’re doing.