A simple test, you go out on a day trip and want to photograph a few landmarks. Which phone takes the best shot.
For this test I used any special mode possible to try and give an advantage. I also cropped the P9 shots afterwards so they were in the same 16:9 format as the G5. Click on each photo to see it full size.
The G5 has a wide angle lens. This was used for the shot above.
Now with the monochrome lens.
Corner shot of the Royal William Yard Harbour.
Now with the wide lens.
And now with the monochrome lens.
I didn’t save the wide angle version as it looked weird.
Now with the wide lens. This has a filter applied in snapseed, HDRscape to bring up the drama in the clouds.
Not a sharp in focus shot from the P9.
The monochrome did a better job. In focus and fairly sharp.
Silky water mode. Only the Huawei P9 and manage this shot, so a clear winner to the P9 here.
Overall the LG G5 takes better quality shots but the Huawei P9 has good contrast and colours. It also has the silky water mode. I still think the wide angle lens on the G5 is fantastic and I would rather apply a black and white filter than shoot in monochrome first.