I decided to have a shoot out of two of the best cameras on the market on a mobile phone. To my surprise they're quite comparable, but in some situations one is better than the other.
I'm not a professional photographer, but I do like to take pictures with my phone since I don't have my camera on me most of the time. So please take this pictures with a grain of salt as your mileage may vary! Both devices are my own personal devices that I purchased with my own money, so there is 0 sponsorship here. Google doesn't pay me for ads or traffic. Neither Samsung nor LG even know I bought their devices for this test. So these are 100% my findings and 100% mine alone with 0 influence from anyone.
Note: All were taken in auto mode, with auto focus unless specified. First is zoomed out image and then 100% crop.
Enjoy the shots.
LEFT || RIGHT
LG G5 || S7 EDGE
This picture is much sharper on the S7E, but once again, color representation isn't the best on the S7E, so I decided to add one of the filters in the pro mode (still having everything in automatic of course) and I was able to shoot the following image.
Colors in this image are more correct on the S7E, and also the numbers on the phone and the blacks on the pillow look better on the S7E. While inspecting the cable, I do find that the G5 captures more details. In the S7E shot you can see that there is some cable inside, but you can't really say which color is which, but in the G5 image you can clearly see which color is where. Tie? Yes, tie.
ConclusionThe Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge and LG G5 are very good cameras. There is no clear winner for them, but we can say that some scenarios fall in favor of one devices versus the other.
LG G5 strong points
Color reprenstation is superior
Ourdoor low light shots are fantastic
Detail in the images, due to the 16 megapixel camera
Very good 16:9 ratio (most TVs, monitors and phones have this ratio)
Focus is slower, sometimes having trouble to focus correctly
details are sometimes washed away and become blurry regardless of having a 16 megapixel camera.
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge strong points
Indoor low light shots are great
Colors are fairly accurate, especially indoors.
Very fast at focusing
Generally speaking the S7E locks on to the device in front of you very quickly and automatically.
Color accuracy outdoors
Less detailed shots at 12 megapixels
The 4:3 ratio is good for Instagram, and 1:1 shots. This will cut images if you want to use them as a background on most monitors, for example.