Does the iPhone 7 Plus have a worthy competitor in the all-new LG V20? These two devices are the latest flagship offerings of Apple and LG in the phablet market. Both are rocking high-end specs and features, but which one has better camera technology?
Since both handsets sport the latest advancement in the primary smartphone camera technology, it feels right to start comparing these two from there. Apple is boasting that its iPhone 7 Plus dual-lens camera system is the best there is. Composed of a wide-angle lens and a telephoto lens, the iPhone 7’s back camera is made to capture detail-rich photos. The Cupertino giant also promised that the imminent software update would bring a new Portrait mode that’s capable of producing the bokeh effect using the two lenses.
On paper, the iPhone 7 Plus dual-lens camera has 12-megapixel sensors for each lens, optical image stabilization, phase detections autofocus, touch focus and 2x optical zoom. The advanced camera system is also complemented with quad-LED (dual tone) flash that produces around 50 percent more light, according to The Verge. With all of these features, the iPhone 7’s primary shooter is touted as a powerful snapper capable of talking images that are up to par with DSLR-captured photographs.
On the other hand, the LG V20 comes with the same primary camera hardware technology found on the LG G5 and even the LG G4 that came out in April of last year. The V20’s snapper has a 16-megapixel sensor and a 3-axis OIS, making it a credible camera to capture high quality photos in low light conditions. Completing the dual camera system is the secondary 8-megapixel shooter with 135-degree wide angle lens. This secondary back camera gives the setup optical zooming capabilities, as per Phandroid.
For the most part, the LG V20’s dual camera setup is capable of capturing impressive snaps with the help of similar features found on the iPhone 7 Plus camera system. The main difference here is the V20 has dual LED flash, while the iPhone 7 Plus has a quad LED flash as mentioned above. The other difference is the audio quality they are capable of capturing when recording videos. GSM Arena has learned that the V20’s 24bit/48kHz records lossless audio, so sounds of up to 132dB are captured free from distortions. LG even claimed that though the maximum sound level its camera can capture rarely occurs in nature, owners who are also football fans would be delighted to know that what they have with them can capture the loud cheers for their favorite team.
Finally, when it comes to their front cameras, Apple proudly introduced the all-new 7-megapixel front snapper with f/2.0 aperture of its iPhones during its Sept. 7 launch event. It’s got HDR, panorama, face detection and is capable of taking 1080p@30fps and 720p@240fps. Meanwhile, the LG V20 rocks a 5-megapixel selfie snapper with f/1.9 aperture. Because Apple is banking mostly on the dual-lens camera system, it hasn’t said a lot about the front camera of its phablet. Contrary to this, LG has ensured V20 owners that the single camera up front is quite capable of taking wide angle images just like the dual camera at the back.