Camera-Off: LG G6 vs Asus Zenfone 3 Zoom

Not a lot know and understand that there are differences in terms of how dual camera setups work. A lot of questions have been personally asked on how are two dual camera capable phones different. Are they offering the same things? Will it come down to processors and RAMs?

We got our hands on both the Asus Zenfone 3 Zoom and the LG G6 to show you that there is more to the “dual camera” game than meets the eye (pun intended.)

It has been an LG standard to equip their G series with dual camera capabilities long before everyone got in on the hype. The difference? They’ve stuck to their tried and tested formula of including a wider angled version of the primary camera. Such is the case for the LG G6 with roots from the LG V10’s front facing setup. This time around the cameras are packing 13MP of detail goodness set at f/1.8 for the standard-angle lens measuring at 71 degrees and the wide-angle lens at 125 degrees set at a higher f/2.4 aperture.

This is in stark contrast to what the Asus Zenfone 3 Zoom has to offer with two 12MP cameras where the main camera is set at f/1.7 that measures 28mm and f/2.8 for the 56mm secondary camera with capabilities of up to 2.3x optical zoom.

Much of the picture quality are preserved in both these devices to the delight of their users.

We’re only featuring the best functions of this camera-off for obvious reasons since it would be unfair to force the Zoom to take a wider angled shot or the G6 to digitally zoom in on the image. Rather, we’ll celebrate the best parts about both these phones in this review.

We can start with the Zoom’s, well, zoom function seen here:

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There will obviously sacrifices in terms of quality and dynamic range seen at the series of photos above. On its own, the optical zoom capabilities of the Taiwanese flagship works well in including details of the shot. Maxing out the capabilities of up to 12x zoom did not disappoint either seen at the very end of the slideshow.

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The function for the G6 is different in a way that it allows more of the image into the frame seen of my dog, Cody, here, seeping. The quality is not sacrificed either with much of the details preserved.

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Above are other samples on taking with the wide-angle function of the LG G6.

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The Zenfone 3 Zoom is no slouch either taking good shots even in lowlight scenarios seen here of a surprise guesting of Bamboo or the cooking demo.

We’re just glad that there are choices of camera setups that cater to quite a wide audience depending on need and what.

Considering that the LG G6 is currently priced at P29,990 PHP or $591 USD and the Zenfone 3 Zoom is retialing for P23,995 PHP or $470 USD, you may want to consider your options.
What you get for the extra P6000 PHP or $120 USD will be a faster processor and water resistance which is understandably absent in the Zoom to keep it under budget. In casebit matters to you, HiFi Quad DAC and extra screen space at 18:9 aspect ratio.

Let me know which one won it for you at the comments section below or hit me up on Twitter @ginuhit.

Mabuhay, Manila.

Drew Uy

I do words, food, coffee, and photos. Hit me up on Twitter @ginuhit

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