LG G4 stops by DxO Labs, rated second best

24 September, 2015
Some 5 months after the release of the LG G4 and hot on the heels of rumors of the G5's sensor, DxO Labs has published its review of the smartphone's camera.

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  • AnonD-137201

Gibby, 24 Sep 2015Thanks for the insight - good to know. How does the S6 work in... moreI have a S6 and came from a S4.
The S4 was very bad in low light, but the S6 is surprisingly good.
There is a little color shift in some cases (very low light), but still very nice pictures.

  • lg user

ithehappy, 24 Sep 2015The joke is on you. The total score is based on not only still p... moreu are funny guy why u simply dont take a look on camera shoot out and see it with your tiny eyes the truth....take a look on nokia 1020 and u will notice that is the only device worth to be used in a camera shoot out even in 2 diffrenet generations and still beats all crap manufactures talk about sensor and bla bla bla.... why a sammy camera is not here listed.. because they are just crap buddy ....maybe s6 is a huge improvement over its own devices generation but i dont agree with the list that this DxO company has...

  • Gibby

Anonymous, 24 Sep 2015Shame it's so ugly. Went with the S6 because it was better looki... moreThanks for the insight - good to know.
How does the S6 work in low light conditions? It's the one issue that really bugs me with phone cameras.
My old Note 2 performs way better than say the newer S5 and Note 3.
Thanks in advance for any feedback! :)

  • Anonymous

Dxo labs is trying to prove physics wrong. End of the story

  • 1nterceptor

I believe these dx0 mark tests are trust worthy and professional, but one thing
i don't get. That is the fact that they didn't use manual settings. I mean why the hell not?
It is by far the only thing that separates the G4 from all the other phones. They left out the
only thing that could've made any difference in the final score... I really don't get that,
someone pls explain it to me, i must be an idiot... If they are such professionals, i believe
they should use every and any feature a phone has just to score better in the end, because
those features are the things that separate them from one another...
I rest my case.

  • Anonymous

MdN8, 24 Sep 2015Why don't "u" use "da" superior autocorrect then?XD I'm suprised 'is' is not spelt 'iz'!

appleisdabest, 24 Sep 2015do u undestand this test is flawed? iphone cameras has always be... moreWhy don't "u" use "da" superior autocorrect then?

  • Anonymous

knAx, 24 Sep 2015definitely not worth buying if youre a photographer! hell, i wou... moreShame it's so ugly. Went with the S6 because it was better looking and the chipset is FAR better (there's no getting around it guys 4 A57s are better than 2). The camera quality is virtually identicle. I got over the lack of an SD card slot and I don't live in the 90s anymore so changing a battery is irrelevant to me (why would you when there's portable USB chargers these days?). The G3 was a stunning phone in comparison. Chuck those internals and that screen (un-curved) in a G3 body and you've got hell of an all rounder. I personally can't really tell a massive difference between the S6 and G4 in picture quality but yeah the video shooting is slightly (only slightly!) inferior with the G4. But I digress; a phone camera is a phone camera. It's not like they're anywhere near D-SLR standards but I can understand why the camera quality overall is better with the S6 family. It is ONLY the video that let's the G4 down but it's not poor by any means. This'll get a shake up when the 6S goes through the ropes with the new 12mp sensor and it'll be interesting to see if Apple can produce another camera that can process an image as well as their 8mp.

  • kosan

Anonymous, 24 Sep 2015If your Lumia 1020 is updated with cyan/denim, it should not tak... morelol...no.
My Lumia 1020 is on the newest software and at least half of the time my white balance is totally messed up.
Still an amazing little camera but no need to make stuff up!

  • Anonymous

Where is LG G3?

  • Anonymous

ithehappy, 24 Sep 2015The joke is on you. The total score is based on not only still p... moreIf your Lumia 1020 is updated with cyan/denim, it should not take saturated photos. It is 99% accurate in colors in artifical light. 100% accurate in sunlight and with flash

  • Anonymous

DxO is fan of apple and samsung. In their test, always these flagship phones come on top.

  • AnonD-129203

appleisdabest, 24 Sep 2015do u undestand this test is flawed? iphone cameras has always be... moreIphone Quality is good but you have to agree that they are behind by the competition of the emerging phone Camera's..
I am using The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and I have also used iphone 6+ Camera also, in the video departement the Note 4's Camera is way ahead of the iphone's video Quality and talking about the still and Night Pictures, In the night iphone Struggle in the Very Dark Conditions, in low light its good manytimes it beats up the Note 4 and in the DayLight its 50-50, Iphone's HDR is very Good compare to Note 4 but Megapixels differ and there's where Apple lags, and i have seen that in Very Much in Video shotting (talking of 1080p, no 4k)..
Apple camera is good but its behind In the Segment!!

It got great manual settings, so it should be better than note4. Still samsung got no noise in note5 and edge+ shots so it might be interesting if it goes beyond 86. there are xperias and lumias too, so gotting 83 score its just enough to say its not bad. So nothing great for now.

  • Anonymous

appleisdabest, 24 Sep 2015do u undestand this test is flawed? iphone cameras has always be... moreIt just processes the image quicker and therefore has a faster 'shutter speed' because it has a lower resolution. I personally thought the colours were too cold and digital zoom absolutely sucks when compared to the higher resolution cameras (as per). I've taken shots on both and the S6 detail is absolutely insane and I'm a terrible photographer. Again personal opinion. Some people prefer cooler colours and may not crop their photos so zoom doesn't come into it. For quick, simple photos the iPhone is king but if you want more from a phone camera the G4, S6 and Z3 are the top boys.

LG USER, 24 Sep 2015DxO labs are a joke ....why here is my statement....upon chekin... moreThe joke is on you. The total score is based on not only still photos, but including everything, video quality, optics etc., the 1020 is heck of a camera all right, but it still takes oversaturated photos.

Your username is a reflection of your comment though. No one can expect anything better from an "LG user", LOL.

  • knAx

Anonymous, 24 Sep 2015LG G4 owner can't accept their phone camera is less powerful tha... moredefinitely not worth buying if youre a photographer! hell, i would buy a DSLR if a am a photographer! why would i buy a phone for that matter?

LG G4 rocks!!

AnonD-394030, 24 Sep 20152nd best? Dafaq? Its definitely better than S6, S6 Edge and edge... moreFrom a cheap and third class company like LG achieving second spot in anything is a huge achievement. So shut up and get the heck out of here.

  • AnonD-225316

You guys know what is the stupid thing here!!!
Z3+ scored 70 in stabilization and it doesn't have OIS.
S6 edge scored 59 in stabilization and it does have OIS.
LG G4 scored 65 and it does have OIS.
Something went wrong!
BTW OIS is only useful in reducing ISO values and shutter speed to prevent blur
Hoping the new closed loop actuator works in Z5 in photos too

  • AnonD-292864

fab, 24 Sep 2015when are people going to understand that DxO is just a bunch of ... moreI thought Sony Xperia Z series is the best with manuel settings (I am a Samsung user.)