This year seems to be the year of flagships with excellent cameras. Each and every brand has been coming up with smartphones having a lot of advancements in the camera. Samsung came up with the 16MP shooter on the back of Galaxy S5, compared to the 13MP one in the S4 while Sony and LG decided retain the same camera as in the previous gen. device, for the smartphones which were announced in the first quarter of 2014. LG’s G Pro 2 phablet has the same 13-megapixel shooter with the Optical Image Stabilization feature and this was the same seen in the LG G2 smartphone.
For a quick reference, check the camera samples of the previous flagship devices we captured.
- LG G2 camera samples
- Samsung Galaxy S5 camera review
- Gionee Elife E7 camera samples
- Sony Xperia Z1 camera samples
- Samsung Galaxy Note 2 camera samples
Now, talking about the camera in the LG G Pro 2, this one with the OIS+ feature does what is being said, but LG hasn’t done any improvement in the low light capturing as we still see the noise that a low-end camera would have. Just like we said about the camera captures in bright conditions, LG G Pro 2 captures the object beautifully, and the background is defocused quite well.
LG G Pro 2 Camera Samples
The aspect ratios for image capturing include:
- 13-megapixel: 4160 x 3120 pixels (4:3)
- 10-megapixel wide: 4160 x 2340 pixels (16:9)
- 8-megapixel: 3264 x 2448 pixels (4:3)
- 3-megapixel: 2048 x 1536 pixels (4:3)
The different capturing modes for the camera of LG G Pro 2 include:
- Magic Focus
- Dynamic Tone
- VR Panorama
- Burst Shot
- Dual Camera
- Time catch shot
- Shot & Clear
- Intelligent Auto
For the video recording, there are different video sizes, including:
- UHD 3840×2160 pixels
- FHD 60fps 1920×1080
- FHD 30fps 1920×1080
- HD 1280×720 (Slow motion)
- HD 120 1280×720
- QVGA 320×240 (MMS)
- QCIF 176×144 (MMS)
How’s the camera quality?
We loved the OIS+ feature, as the lens adjusts itself for the small shakes while we walk or are sitting in a car and not standing still, and the modes are also quite excellent, especially the Burst Shot, Sports mode etc., but the capture in low light conditions is not as good as you see with the other smartphone cameras.
LG G Pro 2 Camera App Interface
The camera app from LG is very easy to use and the options are mostly available directly, for the first time users, while for others who have been using the LG Android devices, there’s nothing new to look here, because although there are a couple of changes in the modes, everything is right there as it was before.
Video Recording Quality
There’s a 4k video recording capability with this camera, and as expected the quality is brilliant, and thankfully, you don’t see the phone getting heated up that easily, when compared to the Samsung Galaxy S5 which allowed me to capture a 4K video for just 3 minutes because of the issue of heating up. The 4K video recording sample would be up soon.