We’ve been very lucky this afternoon to have had some time, one on one, with LG’s brand new G5. Not only this, but outside the confines of Fira Gran Via as well — sure, we took some photos around the MWC 2016 venue, but we’ve also ventured elsewhere around Barcelona for a few quick photos. Sadly, our time with the LG G5 is short; we’ve been given this phone as an indulgence by LG Australia because we convinced them how important it was to share some photo samples with our audience… and because we know that many of you will fall in love with this phone as we have. Even Rachel, who’s an adamant iPhone user, is enjoying playing with the G5, exploring its user interface and having fun with the various camera modes.
Without looking at the modular ecosystem surrounding the phone — which we can’t really explore, because we haven’t the accessories — the LG G5 is a stunning phone in its own right. It has an amazing camera module which not only takes standard photos with clarity, but it has a wide-angle lens which allows the phone to take some spectacularly wide shots of everyday life.
So, without further superlatives, let’s take a look at the LG G5 camera.
Here’s some outdoor shots in Huawei’s outdoor relaxation area. Seriously, Huawei’s booth was so enormous that it was the size of a small shopping centre, with a beautifully manicured outdoor garden and dining area.
Last but not least, we went to the roof of our hotel in central Barcelona and experimented with the wide angle camera, taking some photos in the standard angle, and then activating the wide angle lens without changing the position of the phone. You can see the results for yourself. They’re amazing.
I think you may agree, that last photo over the hotel’s pool deck, looking over Barcelona is just epic. The light was right, the colours amazing and yet restrained, and the way the G5 captured the photo itself was second to none. Even LG’s Gino Casha, here for MWC, agreed that it was a superb example of how the LG G5’s wide angle camera can capture some amazing memories.
Please bear in mind that these photos were taken with a pre-production G5, and while the recipe might change a little before the production units are made, it’s somewhat less likely that the optics / sensor will change much.
Anyhow, we’ve had to return the G5 now, and while our time with this demo unit was brief, we’re looking forward to a more fulsome review unit in the next few weeks. Thanks for tuning in!