Flagship phones with dual-rear shooters, which handset is the real bang-for the buck when it comes to the camera category? Let’s first lay the specs sheet of these smartphones.
|SPECS||LG V30+||Huawei Mate 10 Pro||Samsung Galaxy Note 8|
|Rear Camera||Dual: 16 MP (f/1.6, 1 µm, 3-axis OIS, PDAF) + 13 MP (f/1.9, no AF), phase detection & laser autofocus, LED flash
Video: 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/60fps, 720p@120fps
|Dual: 12 MP (f/1.6, 27mm, OIS) +20 MP (f/1.6, 27mm), 2x lossless zoom, Leica optics, phase detection & laser autofocus, dual-LED dual-tone flash
Video: 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/60fps
|Dual: 12 MP (f/1.7, 26mm, 1/2.5″, 1.4 µm, Dual Pixel PDAF) + 12MP (f/2.4, 52mm, 1/3.6″, 1 µm, AF), OIS, phase detection autofocus, 2x optical zoom, LED flash
Video: 2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, 720p@240fps
|Front Camera||5 MP (f/2.2, 1/5″, 1.12 µm)||8 MP, f/2.0||8 MP (f/1.7, 25mm, 1/3.6″, 1.22 µm)|
|Price (SRP)||PhP 46,990||PhP 38,990||PhP 49,990|
Starting the comparison are the obvious color differences of the three, and how the handsets take natural lighting individually. Differences in vibrancy start from left to right with the V30+ being the dimmest to the Note 8 having the brightest overalls. Although detail clarity seems to not differ vastly within the three phones.
Heading on to the second shot shows little to no difference between the results of the V30+ and the Mate 10 Pro when it comes to color and detail, although an obvious difference with the background most noticeable through the sky and clouds. Meanwhile, the Note 8 still having the most vibrant color representation within the three.
On this next shot however shows how the Mate 10 Pro takes in more lighting than the rest even though all photos were taken at the same time. Turning on the HDR mode also has a little difference in result for both the Huawei and Samsung although a noticeable change of output for the LG.
Turning on depth-effect on the phones had a struggle at first with the V30+ and the Mate 10 Pro while it was a breeze for the Note 8, so we had to try it again. It seems the V30+ activates the depth effect automatically and in a closed environment, all modes worked with exceptional results.
Although most phones today may not have this feature, it’s worth mentioning the monochrome shot for the Mate 10 Pro which captures great detail and result.
Moving on to night-time shots shows how well the handsets control light flares with the LG having the most overblown result from the three, next comes the Huawei which somehow displays the building in black and white while still being able to show a bit of detail in the background. Lastly is the Samsung which shows the best result in the photos even showing small details that are not apparent with the other two.
The next night-shot are more color accurate on the V30+ and Mate 10 Pro which stay true to the luminance the lighting source emit. The Note 8 on the other hand resulted in a somewhat orange look which is far from the original source.
The last night-shot surprisingly has an immense difference within the three, with somehow the Huawei having the most vibrant yet color accurate within the three while the LG and Samsung resulting in a paler result than their previous shots.
Going over to front camera shots, the V30+ has the most skin color accurate than the rest staying true to the subject’s skin complexion compared to the Mate 10 Pro which leaned on to a pinkish white tone. Meanwhile, the Note 8 although somewhat close to the original skin tone, still brightens the overall result and removes some facial features of the subject.
Low-lit results are much different than the previous shots this with this time, the LG having a less detailed result and an overall noisy outcome compared to the Mate 10 Pro and the Note 8. Although the Huawei may seem to have more detail sharpness than the Note 8 and a better result in lighting, what do you guys think?
Night-time shots on the V30+, like the previous result, lack the detail clarity even if it’s the most color accurate within the three. Meanwhile the Mate 10 Pro still is having the most detailed result within the handsets compared to the Note 8 which looks as if a beauty filter was applied to it in most shots.
Lastly are the front camera depth effect mode which the V30+ lacks. The results are pretty astounding from both the Mate 10 Pro and the Note 8 with the two having a detailed result even with minor flaws. Which do you guys think takes the cake on this one?
Video recording on all phones are capable of shooting at 4k at 30 frames per second, with almost the same quality and stabilization on the LG and Samsung although the Huawei does not fall short. Recording at night has the darkest result on the Mate 10 Pro and for the other two.
Seeing the shot results of these handsets show how they greatly differ from one another with little to no similarities. The Mate 10 Pro definitely takes good selfies with different lighting sources. The Note 8 with the best outdoor takes in our opinion and the V30+ which brings the neutrality in all of these. How about you? Which dual rear camera smartphone is for you? Comment down below what you think.