Apple iPhone 6S Plus vs LG V10 vs Asus Zenfone Zoom – Camera Shootout

Finally, three top class smartphones and time to compare some photos. 

The weather in the UK is no so good so this is a quick initial comparison. 

First up lets have a look at what the Apple iPhone 6S Plus can achieve. 

The colours are well balanced on the iPhone. You can crop a reasonable amount too. I must admit I don’t like the 4:3 aspect ratio anymore especially as when viewing on the iPhone screen it looks odd with black spaces either side of the photo. 

Next from the iPhone, some angry geese. These things attack. 

Now the next shots are from the Asus Zenfone Zoom. 

And using 2 x optical zoom you can get a lovely close up without being attacked by these angry creatures. 

So this is the shot of the gazebo from the Asus Zenfone Zoom. 

And using 3 x optical zoom on the Asus Zenfone Zoom. 

Now to the LG V10. The gazebo shot first. 

And a shot of the geese. All three phones were used in auto mode. To be honest due to the speed the geese were moving that was the only option available. 

I tried cropping these shots to see how the LG V10 and iPhone compared to the Zenfone Zoom optically zoomed shots. The V10 overall shoots great quality photos. The optical zoom on the Zenfone Zoom is good too. The iPhone shots are consistent. 

Now obviously there is a lot more to each phone and their respective cameras but I thought I would give you something to look at for the time being. 


6 thoughts on “Apple iPhone 6S Plus vs LG V10 vs Asus Zenfone Zoom – Camera Shootout

  1. Hello,
    Really appreciate your shooting, I was expecting some Asus Zoom reviews for a long time. The comparison with LG V10 is very welcome, LG has a great camera. From what I can see, the Asus produces nice and vibrant colors, but perhaps too vibrant and unrealistic (?). The level of detail is not quite up to LG V10’s details, the combination of small aperture and normal size senzor (1.12 microns/pixel) should take the blame. Also there’s noticeable colour/purple fringing in Asus’s photos. The optical zoom is of course a great feature, but I’m not sure the camera quality is 2016 level.

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      1. I mean the level of details, especially in poor light conditions (I saw other shots from Gavin and Asus forums). In my opinion the details are not at the level of LG V10. Maybe on par with the iPhone. Don’t get me wrong, I love the idea of optical zoom and Asus Zoom is on my wish-list. But they should have put at least a bigger sensor inside, if larger aperture was not possible. I’ll wait for the full review to see Gavin’s opinion, but for now LG V10 stays on top of my wish-list 🙂


      2. I see. Yes I kind of agree that its not on par with LG V10.. Just because the V10 has a higher megapixel camera and a bigger sensor. Can’t blame Asus though, they were having a tough time making the Zenfone Zoom as it is. Only after 1 year later they are able to launch it!? lol. I’m guessing cameras are not their thing and they are still trying… But I can be certain by the time there’s a new version of the Zenfone Zoom, things will be improved like the sensor & all. At least their first ever camera-centric phone is promising 🙂 Hehe


  2. @Deeb Zeal: I agree, it’s a great achievement from Asus. They were developing the Zoom from more than a year, but to be honest it’s a new and innovative product, and maybe that’s normal. At the beginning of 2015, this camera would have impressed me much more. But after the LG’s, Sony’s and Samsung’s cameras from 2015, it’s a different story. Nevertheless it’s a good camera from Asus, and the optical zoom is a drooling feature. We should buy the Zoom even if only to help Asus to make sequels of it 🙂


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