New LG G6 device (L) is displayed at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, February 27, 2017. Reuters/Eric Gaillard

The newly launched LG G6 is finally here, and it’s only right to compare its features – specifically its cameras’ – to those of the iPhone 7 right away. Apple’s iconic handset is one of the most popular camera phones around and putting it up with the G6 is a good start. Does the latest G-series smartphone have what it takes to beat the gold standard in a shootout? Read on and find out.

Apple iPhone 7 – Camera specs and features

Apple’s most recent smartphone has a 12 MP primary camera that comes with a 28 mm f/1.8 aperture, phase detection autofocus and quad-LED (dual tone) flash. Unlike its older brother, the iPhone 7 boasts of optical image stabilisation (OIS), a feature that’s pretty neat when it comes to unsteady handles. Shakes and jolts are no match with the help of OIS as steady shots are practically guaranteed each and every time.

The rear camera of the iPhone 7 can handle 4K video and 8 MP image recording and has features like HDR, touch focus and face detection. The Apple flagship has a 7 MP secondary shooter with a 32 mm f/2.2 lens, which is likewise another improvement over its predecessor. Its front-facing camera makes selfie shots and Facetime sessions worthwhile. The iPhone 7 also produces sparkling 1080p HD videos at 30 frames per second and 720p slow motion videos at 240 frames per second.

LG G6 – Camera specs and features

The LG G6 has a dual 13 MP primary camera (one with an f/1.8 aperture, OIS, 3-axis and phase detection autofocus and another with an f/2.4 lens that lacks autofocus) that uses a Sony IMX258 sensor. It comes with dual-LED flash along with these features: 1/3” sensor size, 1.12 µm pixel size, face detection, geo-tagging, touch focus and HDR. LG’s new handset is capable of recording 4K Ultra HD videos at 30 frames per second and Full HD videos at either 30 or 60 frames per second, all with 24-bit / 192 kHz stereo sound and an HDR option to boot.

According to GSMArena, the latest G-series smartphone takes great photos just like its predecessors despite its relatively smaller sensor. While it resolves plenty of detail, the G6 has a somewhat heavy-handed line of attack when it comes to sharpening, and it’s a little bit too much. Resulting images’ colours are vibrant, but not as warm as the previous model’s.

The G6 furnishes a 5 MP secondary camera with an f/2.2 aperture that’s capable of producing Full HD videos. Selfies created by the LG phone’s front camera contain adequate details with good colour rendition.

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