This is a smartphone camera shootout that I personally was very excited to test and compare. And I’m intrigued with the results and I think you guys might be as well. This is the official authentic camera comparison of the brand new LG V 30 Versus the Samsung Galaxy s8 let’s jump right in starting with some daylight outdoor photo.
Side-by-side shots make sure to watch this video in the full 4k Glory if you can this first one will be a blind taste test on the left. You can see it’s a bit tighter feel the view on the right a bit wider angle all. Camera settings are left in default auto the colors in the sky, and the red stop sign look pretty similar. But there’s great clarity retained in the clouds and shadow areas when we zoom in 200% a few more differences jump out look at all the clarity and sharpness. In the white border of the sign and even in the wall of brick behind it. Which one is which well the LG v30 is on the left and the Galaxy s8 is on the right. Did you guys guess it correctly now on each one of these tests?
I’m also gonna show you what the crazy awesome wide-angle lens looks like on that new V 30 versus the standard Angle on the s8 I’ve been really digging this ultra wide angle on the V 30 now onto the next shot I moved in closer to some tree leaves and pretty cool comparison here again colors and saturation white balance all look pretty close and really. Pleasant on both in my opinion. I find the background bokeh to be a tad more blurred out on the V 30 in this shot, but man. It’s super close now.
Let’s zoom 200%, and I’ve got to give the sharpness to V 30 just look at all the cool vein details on the leaf back to the ultra wide on the V 30. And this lens unfortunately does not feature autofocus and it’s slightly lower megapixel so often these close-up objects will look a bit out of focus and I’m pretty sure that’s because it’s set to Infinity focus here so that trade-off here is the super cool. Wide-angle is gonna. Have a lack of image clarity. Understandably, so now this next one’s pretty interesting I think the V 30 missed the focus point and went a little bit far while the SI Auto focus right where I want it to on that grass closer to the lens.
Also note the blacks look a bit darker on the v30 in those shadow areas. Zoomed in you can compare the bokeh and daylight noise differences punching back out. Honestly that infinity focus on the v30 looks pretty good next to that. Autofocus s8 shot moving on to the classic close-up flower shot this one.i .Autofocus both cameras right onto that yellow flower and that v30 looks way. Sharper over the s8 colors and saturation look nice on both zooming in we can kind of see the s8 looks to be blurring. And/or blowing out some of those yellow details while the v30 keeps those nice outlines and again wide-angle v30 verse zoomed out sa good differences here switching to a landscape shot you should notice the consistent trend colors white balance and dynamic range look pretty great on both cameras the v30 field of view is 71 degrees a bit more narrow than the s8 77 degree field of view zoomed in I gotta give it to the V 30 again though the Quality and sharpness in the grass and the willow tree just simply look better overall and here again the ultra wide-angle. Just looks gorgeous on that V 30 It’s an incredible 120 degree field of view, but of course quality and resolution.
Just don’t look quite as good as the s8 as a final rear-facing. Photo test one more close-up macro shot the details in the tree bark look way better in the V 30 in my opinion. Zoomed in the sharpness differences become even more apparent plus interesting to see the blurred out background grain Similarities switch to wide-angle shot the V 30 has 13 megapixel versus the s 8’s 12 megapixel very interesting now. Let’s switch gears to 4k video comparisons some really interesting. Differences here same as before both shooting default Auto settings 4k 30fps I’m seeing a bit more details in the shadow areas on the s8 though as a continued trend I’ve touched on in the past the Galaxy s8 has this terrible pixel blocking issue you can clearly see it up in the sky. For example it honestly ruins my shot sometimes It’s almost like the V 30 has it too But just not as terrible or a parent switching to wide-angle lens colors and white balance still look nice on both.
Sharpness for the Infinity focus actually looks pretty good some might have the personal preference that there’s too much sharpness. Processing going on here. I personally find it ok. Here’s a quick autofocus test I’d say that the good ol s eights laser autofocus is well laser fast and while the V 30 is still fast and nails the focus the 98% of the time it’s always just a couple milliseconds or frames behind the s8 for one of my favorite tests. Here’s a side by side walking stabilization test the V 30 features OIS And E is while I believe that s8 has the same as well while I’m shooting these at 4k res Cameras can’t turn on the EIS while capturing full-frame 4k video, honestly.
They’re both pretty mediocre Stabilization in my opinion with the s8 possibly doing a slightly better job. What do you guys think now just for fun? Here’s a side by side versus the new GoPro Hero 6 with LG on the left and man look at that amazing Image stabilization on the GoPro it’s looking buttery smooth all on handheld while the V 30 is just so shaky I can’t wait for smartphones to improve their stabilization technology GoPro has officially raised the bar now switching back I’m using the wide-angle lens on the V 30 and you can clearly see that there’s no. Oh is on this lens very very unfortunate in my opinion and one of my biggest gripes with the camera.
But hey that wide-angle sure looks cooler on these panoramic shots versus the s8 both cameras can shoot ultra slow motion 240 FPS at 720p Though they both look smooth playback the resolution quality Clearly goes to s8 on this one and this is a video front-facing camera test on the LG V 30 And this is the Galaxy s8 house walking stabilization. House field of view which one looks wider how about color clarity quality? dynamic range contrast about the colors and saturation And here’s a quick photo comparison on the front selfie cam.
And Last up a couple quick low-light comparison shots the V 30 primary lens is an incredible F 1.6. Versus s8f 1.7. Though the sensor size is larger on the s 8 I’d say the grain looks much less and better on the V 30 Though zooming in that si looks in return on sharper image, wide-angle Interesting to see that the color differences the V 30 is Leaning a bit more red while the s 8 leans more green and in this one.
We can spot those same differences s 8 having much more clear image though that dynamic range is pretty. Similar in both these shots with 4k video interesting stuff here the noise levels look pretty grainy in both I’m not sure if I’d like one over the other I Would say the dynamic range looks better on the si at least with its HDR processing or whatever?
It’s using it has this nice balanced exposure of the bright outdoors. And the dark indoors versus look at the V 30 it looks too Underexposed for those shadow areas and it’s trying harder to expose for those bright windows. The s8 is doing some really wonky Glitchy e is or o is in my pans while the V 30 looks more smooth and motion.
Punching out we get that lower quality higher noise Wide-angle on the V 30, but man just look at how much more of the sealian floor. We can capture in frame and lastly a low-light selfie photo yuck.
They both look pretty terrible the V 30 looks horrendous and that s 8. Just slightly less wore fine as I’ve said before it thankfully I personally don’t use selfie cameras as especially in low-light very often. So I’ll look past this one and there you guys have it my side-by-side comparison test of the LG V 30 Versus the Samsung Galaxy s8 now I want to hear from you guys down in the comments which one. Do you think is the better camera overall if you want to stay tuned for more camera comparison tests like this one in the future? Consider hitting that subscribe and bail icon to stay up to date.