The camera of the LG V60 ThinQ 5G is not one of the best and leaves a lot to be desired

The LG V60 ThinQ 5G It is one of the newest bets of the South Korean for this 2020. Launched as a high-performance terminal, it has been the subject of both good and bad reviews. In any case, it is a mobile with great performance, something that is indisputable since it comes with the powerful Snapdragon 865 from Qualcomm, and a lot to offer at a general level.

Although its rear photographic section is exceptional, it does not give the size that was expected, as this fails to make the device so well qualified that it enters the very demanding top 10 of the mobiles with the best cameras of DxOMark. The tests that the platform carried out are detailed below… How well did the mobile do?

The LG V60 ThinQ 5G has a triple camera with many benefits, but also with some shortcomings

DxOMark is usually very objective when it comes to reviewing smartphone cameras. It is not for nothing that this platform is recognized in the industry as a point of reference that users and consumers interested in mobiles tend to take into account, and LG, in order to test the V60 ThinQ 5G, has given a unit to its team of experts, but the phone, although it did not do badly, was given a rating that, for a high-end, is not one of the highest. In fact, being quite critical, it is low, compared to the phones that are in the top 10.

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And we are talking about an overall photo score of 103, while in the video segment it did not fare better: here it managed to score a figure of 93… To have a clear idea of ​​what this means, we take as an example the mobile that heads the DxOMark ranking, which is the Huawei P40 Pro ; This one has a score of 140 in the photos section, and a 105 in the video section.

The triple camera of the LG V60 ThinQ 5G is made up of a 64 MP main sensor with f/1.8 aperture, while the other two are a 13 MP wide-angle lens with f/1.9 aperture and a ToF (Time of Flight) sensor. of 0.3MP. This combo performs very well, but leaves a lot to be desired in some categories.

LG V60 ThinQ 5G Camera and Video Scores | DxOMark

With an overall score of 100 recorded in the DxOMark database, the LG V60 ThinQ 5G doesn’t compete with current flagships from brands like Huawei, Samsung and Apple, but rather performs on a similar level to slightly older models like the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plusor mid-range like the new version of the iPhone SE (2020) or Google Pixel 3a.

The LG Mobile’s texture and noise compensation is below the level of some other flagships, and the lack of a dedicated telephoto lens means the LG V60 ThinQ 5G is at a disadvantage when zooming.

On the positive side, images show good dynamic rangemaking the phone suitable for shooting in high-contrast conditions, and the ultra-wide camera offers a wider field of view than many rivals.

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Daytime photo with good color rendering and excellent dynamic range | DxOMark

The mobile’s automatic exposure system generally does a good job. Subject exposure, even on faces, tends to be good, and in challenging high-contrast scenes, the camera is able to maintain detail in both the highlight and shadow areas of the frame, DxOMark notes. In turn, the flagship’s autofocus performance can be summed up as “accurate, but slow”.

While the breadth is definitely a plus point, the overall image quality of the ultra wide angle leaves room for improvement. Exposure and dynamic range are generally acceptable, but backlit scenes often show some clipping, and the level of detail captured is quite low. Saturation can also be a bit low at times and there is again visible noise in the sky. White balance tends to be accurate outdoors, but color casts can become visible when shooting under indoor lighting.

Portrait mode photo with deficiencies in estimation | DxOMark

In portrait mode, the LG V60 ThinQ 5G is capable of recording bokeh simulation images with a gradient of blur realistic, but there is room for improvement. Dynamic range is limited, which can result in clipped areas on bright backgrounds, and subject isolation is not always reliable. The level of detail on the faces of portrait subjects also tends to be quite low and in low light, noise is visible on the subjects.

Overexposed subject photo taken with the LG V60 ThinQ 5G | DxOMark

For taking photos at night or in very low light, the V60 ThinQ 5G shouldn’t necessarily be your first choice. While in flash mode portrait shots show accurate white balance and good exposure, the level of detail captured is low and the images are quite noisy.

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How did you do on the video tests?

By achieving a video score of 93, overall video quality on the LG V60 ThinQ 5G is firmly in the middle of the pack. Tested at 4K/30fps settings, lens exposure is mostly accurate in bright outdoor conditions and under typical indoor lighting, but it drops off pretty quickly in low light, resulting in underexposed images.

Dynamic range is also limitedwhich means it’s best to avoid shooting in high-contrast conditions, as it will almost certainly result in clipped highlights and/or shadows.

The LG video mode produces overall pretty nice colors with accurate white balance in bright light and under indoor lighting, highlights DxOMark. However, the level of detail is generally low, and some local loss of texture was also observed in moving images. Noise is better controlled in still images, but is sometimes still visible in video.