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Samsung Electronics' Galaxy S7 is displayed at its shop in Seoul, South Korea, November 21, 2016. Picture taken November 21, 2016. Reuters/Kim Hong-Ji

LG has produced quality smartphone cameras in the past, and the G5 is no different. It can go toe-to-toe with the best in the industry and can stand on its own. Let’s see how the LG G5 stacks up against one of the best in the business, the Samsung Galaxy S7, in a camera combat.

The LG G5’s primary camera features a 16 MP sensor with an f/1.8 aperture and an 8 MP sensor with an f/2.4 aperture. It has laser autofocus, optical image stabilisation (3-axis), LED flash, geo-tagging, face detection, HDR and panorama. According to Trusted Reviews, the dual setup allows the LG G5 to produce GoPro-like shots with a 135-degree field of view, which almost doubles most handsets’ 75-degree view.

With the LG G5, photos retain natural colours and a handful of details. It isn’t as excellent as the Galaxy S7 in terms of low light performance, but the results are still considerably good. The LG G5 can produce superb 4K UHD videos at 30 frames per second with stereo sound and HDR.

The Samsung Galaxy S7’s 5 MP secondary camera is slightly better than the LG G5’s 8 MP selfie snapper due to its wider f/1.7 lens. The S7 crams in more faces and objects without the need for selfie sticks. The LG G5’s f/2.0 front-facing camera still gets the job done nonetheless.

The 12 MP main camera of the Galaxy S7 has LED flash, phase detection autofocus and optical image stabilisation (OIS). Its wide f/1.7 aperture allows more light to be absorbed. Resulting images taken in low-light with the Samsung flagship are excellent due to the wider lens.

The Samsung Galaxy S7 permits every pixel on the its image sensor to have two photodiodes instead of just one thanks to Samsung’s Dual Pixel technology, which makes the camera focus much faster and produce first-rate shots that are highly detailed. The Galaxy S7’s colour rendition is also evened out and never disproportionate. The S7 can bring about particulars in both highlights and shadows accurately to create natural-looking shots.

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