South Africa plummeted into stage 6 load shedding on Thursday leaving most parts of the country with prolonged outages and cold breakfasts. Stage 6…
We often publish our review with images taken by the device’s camera, but for larger launches, we don’t think it quite does the snaps or the camera any justice.
As is the case with the Huawei P8, LG marketed it’s LG G4 as a camera attached to a smartphone, more than a smartphone with a camera bolted to it. It makes sense too, because it’s easily within the top three best smartphone cameras to purchase right now.
I’m not going to say that it’s better than the Samsung Galaxy S6‘s snapper, which was brilliant on automatic mode and ghastly as everything else.
I’m not going to say it’s better at the Huawei Mate 7 for balancing out contrasts, or capturing vistas in bright light. What I will say is that this phone, more than any else perhaps only other than the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact, made me want to snap pictures of everything, constantly.
But what really matters is your opinion. So, below is a selection of 49 of the best snaps taken by the camera, on a mixture of automatic mode and manual mode.
Oh, and don’t be afraid to download an use an image as a wallpaper should you fancy.
Read the full review here: LG G4 review: old world charm, new world chic
Lg G4 Sample Pics 001
First image snapped with the phone didn't inspire much.
Lg G4 Sample Pics 002
As you get to use the phone more and more, the more at ease with the camera settings and responses you become.
Lg G4 Sample Pics 003
Snapping macros or close ups is really where this thing shines.
Lg G4 Sample Pics 004
Food fotographers will love it as well, but the camera does require a fair bit of light.
Lg G4 Sample Pics 005
Adjusting shutter speed and ISO is an option, but goes only so far.
Lg G4 Sample Pics 006
Still, when you get snaps right on this device, you feel like a champion. This is using the device's manual mode focus setting.
Lg G4 Sample Pics 007
Colours never felt washed out in full sun, and rivals the S6 in many instances here.
Lg G4 Sample Pics 008
It really is one of the best lens/sensor combinations we've ever seen on a phone.
Lg G4 Sample Pics 009
Manual mode lets the user manually target specific elements in view. It's quite satisfying.
Lg G4 Sample Pics 010
This wouldn't quite be possible on automatic mode. It's rain droplets on a window pane, for the record.
Lg G4 Sample Pics 011
This was quite an experiment in adjusting the shutter speed to its lowest setting, while allowing enough light in as well.
Lg G4 Sample Pics 012
Back to more food images, It's easy taking wide snaps with this device too.
Lg G4 Sample Pics 013
Macros are just too fun. Seriously.
Lg G4 Sample Pics 014
Especially when the subjects in question are colourful.
Lg G4 Sample Pics 015
Some instances, the camera does wash out some colour, but on manual mode it can be adjusted.
Lg G4 Sample Pics 016
Flower photographers will love this device to death.
Lg G4 Sample Pics 017
A daisy blooming in Cape Town.
Lg G4 Sample Pics 018
A well timed shot, thanks to the camera's quick response times in most situations.
Lg G4 Sample Pics 019
Adjusting settings in manual mode allows the user to paint images with all sorts of moods.
Lg G4 Sample Pics 020
A gloomy day...
Lg G4 Sample Pics 021
...can be made into a bright one with just a white balance tweak.
Lg G4 Sample Pics 022
This was snapped in automatic mode.
Lg G4 Sample Pics 023
A group of felicia, snapped in manual mode.
Lg G4 Sample Pics 024
Sorrel snapped in manual mode as well.
Lg G4 Sample Pics 025
A picture of the Stellenbosch mountains, taken using manual mode.
Lg G4 Sample Pics 026
Some good ol' red, snapped using the manual mode settings.
Lg G4 Sample Pics 027
More manual mode fun, this time taken into the sun to prove a point.
Lg G4 Sample Pics 028
Generally, snapping images towards the light source isn't advised, but the camera doesn't panic.
Lg G4 Sample Pics 029
A ladybird that didn't quite want to sit still. Manual mode.
Lg G4 Sample Pics 030
An automatic mode shot.
Lg G4 Sample Pics 031
Fireworks given the bokeh treatment. It's one of the more entertaining things to do on the G4 with the focus settings.
Lg G4 Sample Pics 032
Bright scenes as night is as colourful as the day on this device.
Lg G4 Sample Pics 033
Moss taken outside the Gearburn office. Even the smallest things can be noticed under the lens.
Lg G4 Sample Pics 034
Looking across Cape Town's suburbs, using manual mode.
Lg G4 Sample Pics 035
Here the f/1.8 aperture comes in handy. A wider lens means better low light images.
Lg G4 Sample Pics 036
It's a pleasure using this device at night. The Cape Wheel, at the V&A Waterfront.
Lg G4 Sample Pics 037
The V&A Waterfront at night is easy captured in its vibrancy.
Lg G4 Sample Pics 038
Another shot snapped into the sun, but the phone has no problem adjusting the focus, thanks to the laser system.
Lg G4 Sample Pics 039
A little washed out, but still shows the phone's focusing prowess.
Lg G4 Sample Pics 040
More sorrel, snapped on manual mode.
Lg G4 Sample Pics 041
At the bottom of the Fish River canyon, snapped on manual mode.
Lg G4 Sample Pics 042
Another Fish River Canyon shot, using manual mode.
Lg G4 Sample Pics 043
The same shot, just slightly adjusted shutter speed and white balance.
Lg G4 Sample Pics 044
You'll have no problem taking landscape images with this device.
Lg G4 Sample Pics 045
A panoramic snap of the Fish River Canyon. The panoramic mode isn't quite as good as the Samsung Galaxy S6 or Sony Xperia Z3's.
Lg G4 Sample Pics 046
Another panorama of the Fish River Canyon.
Lg G4 Sample Pics 047
Pears ready to be sold outside Klawer, Western Cape. Snapped using manual mode.
Lg G4 Sample Pics 048
A Johannesburg sunset, snapped using manual mode.
Lg G4 Sample Pics 049
The camera doesn't quite like dusk. This is the V&A Marina, Cape Town.