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Huawei P9 vs LG G5 – Camera shootout

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.

Round 1

LG G5

LG G5 - At Royal William Yard

The G5 has a wide angle lens. This was used for the shot above.

Huawei P9

Huawei P9 - At Royal William Yard Plymouth

Now with the monochrome lens.

Huawei P9 - At Royal William Yard Plymouth

Round 2

LG G5

Corner shot of the Royal William Yard Harbour.

LG G5 - At Royal William Yard

Now with the wide lens.

LG G5 - At Royal William Yard

Huawei P9

Huawei P9 - At Royal William Yard Plymouth

And now with the monochrome lens.

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Round 3

LG G5

LG G5 - At Royal William Yard

I didn’t save the wide angle version as it looked weird.

Huawei P9

Huawei P9 - At Royal William Yard Plymouth

Monochrome lens.

Huawei P9 - At Royal William Yard Plymouth

Round 4

LG G5

LG G5 - At Royal William Yard

Now with the wide lens. This has a filter applied in snapseed, HDRscape to bring up the drama in the clouds.

LG G5 - At Royal William Yard

Huawei P9

Not a sharp in focus shot from the P9.

Huawei P9 - At Royal William Yard Plymouth

The monochrome did a better job. In focus and fairly sharp.

Huawei P9 - At Royal William Yard Plymouth

Round 5

Silky water mode. Only the Huawei P9 and manage this shot, so a clear winner to the P9 here.

Huawei P9 - At Royal William Yard Plymouth

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.