LG V10 vs Apple iPhone 6s Plus Camera Comparison

November 4, 2015

LG V10 and iPhone 6s side by side

In this article we’ll look at the camera specs differences between the LG V10 and iPhone 6s.  The LG V10 uses the same rear camera as the G4 but with more advanced video features, but the V10 comes with two front cameras to capture in either 80 degrees or 120 degrees photos. The V10 brings some unique features and already proven to be an excellent low-light snapper, but can he beat the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus?

Let’s take a look at a V10 vs iPhone 6s spec comparison table first.

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If we expect to see about the same results from the V10 as the G4, we probably can trust DxOMark image quality tests. According to their tests, the G4 achieve higher marks than the iPhone 6s. The G4 captured the 5th place (as of the time of writing), while the Apple iPhone 6s is trailing back at the 11th place. The distribution of the points tells us that the G4 was outperforming the iPhone 6s in the texture and noise, but the iPhone 6s did better on the other parameters, including overall better video performance.

I’ve seen many sample images comparisons between the LG G4 and the iPhone 6 Plus, and the G4 impressed me more with its auto HDR, subtle and warm skin tones, RAW photo capture, shallower depth of field effect and better low-light performance. For me there is not doubt that the iPhone 6s performed better than the G4, and we can obviously expect the V10 to perform equally the same due to same main camera specs.

The LG G4 has a larger sensor (1/2.6″ vs 1/3″), but slightly smaller pixels (1.12µm vs 1.22µm) due to higher pixel density. The V10 also has faster (f/1.8 vs f/2.2) aperture , laser AF system which is better for focusing in low-light and more advanced manual controls. Just keep in mind that the iPhone 6s lacks an OIS, while the ‘Plus’ version does employ one.

The iPhone 6s Plus doe have several advantages, including a dual-LED flash for more natural looking photos that were taken with a flash, faster camera focus latency (if we check the 6s vs the G4 according to anadtech.com) and also camera shot latency.

No doubt that in the selfie generation, people pay a great deal of attention to the front camera. It wasn’t like that a just a few years back. The LG V10 certainly offers a better solution for people who love shooting selfies and group photos. The Dual-camera will allow you to in either 80-degree or 120-degree pictures and come home with more unique and interesting photos, that look different compared to what your friends have.

The V10 also performs better in low-light conditions due to its Stacked sensor, faster f/1.8 aperture and Laser AF system that works better in low-light compared to PDAF. The V10 lens of the rear camera is also slightly wider (28mm vs 29mm), it has 3-axis stabilization broader ISO range, advanced manual controls (iOS 8 also brings manual exposure controls, including ISO, shutter speed, and exposure compensation) and can shoot in RAW (actually RAW + JPEG to be exact). That certainly turns the LG V10 to a more advanced shooter.  Apple is already lagging behind the competition, and the LG V10 can certainly make some people to think twice before buying into one of Apple’s luxurious smartphones.

Here are a a useful YouTube video by Larry Dickerson that compares the two camera phones one versus the other.


Apple is certainly trailing behind the competition, and the LG V10 doesn’t make it easier for people to choose between the two. Indeed, the camera isn’t the only thing to look for, but it certainly one of the most important features that people look into when buying a new smartphone. If you love shooting selfies and need that great low-light performance, the LG V10 has them both ready to rock, and it offers better performance across the board.

Which one your prefer?

You can also check a visual side by side comparison of the two phones on mobiledevicesize.com.


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