Camera Shootout: LG G3 vs. Galaxy S5 vs. One (M8) vs. Nexus 5 vs. iPhone 5s

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The 13MP camera featured on the LG G3 is certainly one of its main highlights. Much like last year’s G2, the camera features optical image stabilization (OIS+), as well as a fancy new laser built right into the backside of the device to create super-fast auto focus times.

Over the weekend, we put the LG G3 through the camera paces, coming away extremely impressed. For comparison purposes, we took out five top devices, just to see if we could try to come away with something useful.

Down below in the gallery, we have shots from the LG G3, Samsung Galaxy S5, HTC One (M8), Google Nexus 5, and Apple iPhone 5s. 

You may ask, why did we use an iOS device? If you follow smartphones, then you should know that the iPhone 5s has arguably one of the best situational cameras ever featured on a smartphone. It has an 8MP sensor, but takes great shots.

Without going into each camera’s performance, and to keep this short and sweet, I will only discuss the G3’s performance out in the field. The first thing you notice when snapping a photo with the G3 is the lightning-fast auto focus. When taking photos of a flower in the breeze, the quick speed of the shutter helps capture the shot you want, with little to no blur coming through.

As someone who personally loves the macro shots, this device delivers one of the best experiences I have had on a smartphone. Colors are true, performance is fast, and thanks to the 13MP resolution, you can crop and zoom in with nothing to worry about.

All photos were taken with out-of-the-box settings, and no editing or cropping has been done. Each photo has been resized to make things even across the board.

Got questions? Shoot ’em below.

Note: Ordered from left to right – G3, Galaxy S5, One (M8), Nexus 5, iPhone 5s.


LG G3 pics - 2 Galaxy S5 pics - 4 HTC M8 pics - 4 Nexus 5 pics - 1 iPhone Pics - 1

LG G3 pics - 4 Galaxy S5 pics - 3 HTC M8 pics - 2 Nexus 5 pics - 3 iPhone Pics - 2

LG G3 pics - 3 Galaxy S5 pics - 5 HTC M8 pics - 3 Nexus 5 pics - 2 iPhone Pics - 3

LG G3 pics - 1 Galaxy S5 pics - 2 HTC M8 pics - 5 Nexus 5 pics - 5 iPhone Pics - 4

LG G3 pics - 5 Galaxy S5 pics - 1 HTC M8 pics - 1 Nexus 5 pics - 4 iPhone Pics - 6

Bonus shot. This was the first photo I took with the G3 after opening the box. I wasn’t lucky enough to have all of the other phones with me to compare, but I wanted to share the photo because it came out so nicely.

LG G3 pic



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