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LG G6 Dual Lens Camera Smartphone Review

The LG G6 was the most recent flagship smartphone and it was launched on 5th April 2017. I attended the LG G6 launch event in Singapore and that was the first time I had with the LG G6 smartphone. The technical specifications of the LG G6 were pretty good along with the user interface of the Android 7.0 Nougat. The build quality was really good, excellent finishing, sleek, minimalist and beautiful.

An opportunity to test and review the LG G6 dual lens smartphone came and I managed to have it for around two plus weeks to test its dual lens smartphone camera.

Before I proceed to share about the LG G6 smartphone camera review, let me recall some key technical specifications of the LG G6 smartphone:

Key Specifications:

  • Chipset: Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 821 Processor
  • Display: 5.7-inch 18:9 QHD+ FullVision Display (2880 x 1440 / 564ppi)
  • SIM: Dual-SIM (4G/3G)
  • Memory: 4GB LPDDR4 RAM / 64GB UFS 2.0 ROM / MicroSD (up to 2TB)
  • Camera:

Front 5MP Wide (F2.2 / 100°)

Rear Dual: 13MP Wide (F2.4 / 125°) / 13MP Standard OIS 2.0 (F1.8/71°)

  • Battery: 3,300mAh (embedded)
  • Operating System: Android 7.0 Nougat
  • Size: 148.9 x 71.9 x 7.9mm
  • Weight: 163g
  • Network: LTE-A 3 Band CA
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a, b, g, n, ac / Bluetooth 4.2 BLE / NFC / USB Type-C 2.0 (3.1 compatible)
  • Colours: Astro Black / Ice Platinum / Mystic White
  • Other: 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC / Water and Dust Resistant / Fingerprint Sensor / UX 6.0 / Dolby Vision™ / HDR10

LG G6 Dual Lens Camera Smartphone Review

The LG G6 gives a number of different functions, options and capabilities inside this smartphone camera, catering for both smartphone enthusiasts and photography enthusiasts, allowint them to explore their smartphone photography or just wanting to have leisure and fun with the LG G6 smartphone.

Let me recap on the technical specifications of the LG G6

  • Wide angle lens: Front (F2.2 / 100°) and Rear Dual Wide (F2.4 / 125°) / Standard OIS 2.0 (F1.8/71°)
  • Touch and press for AE/AF Lock (normal camera mode) AE Lock (Wide angle camera mode)
  • Swipe the screen to change from back camera to front camera
  • Voice shutter to take a photo
  • Selfie Shot: Raised hand made into a fist (Gesture shot) or face detection (Auto shot)
  • Wide and Tele zoom at the camera button
  • HDR mode
  • Location tagging

Auto Camera Mode

9 filters

Nostalgia , Vintage, Urban , BW , None , Vivid, 1839 , Jade , Violet

Photo size

4:3 (13MP) / 4:3 (6.2MP) / 16:9 (9.7MP) / 16:9 (3.7MP) / 18:9 (8.7MP) / 18:9 (3.3MP) / 1:1 (9.7MP) / 1:1 (2.1MP)

Modes

  • Auto
  • Panorama
  • 360 Panorama
  • Food
  • Pop out
  • Snap
  • Slo-mo
  • Time-lapse

Square Camera Mode

  • Grid Shot
  • Match Shot
  • Snap Shot
  • Guide Shot

Manual Mode

  • WB – Auto or change from 2300K to 7500K
  • Focus – AF or MF (with peak focusing)
  • EV – -2.0 to + 2.0
  • ISO – 50 to 3200
  • Shutter – 30s to 1/3200
  • AE-L

Video Mode

  • Steady Recording
  • Hi-Fi – record in high quality sound

Video Resolutions

UHD 16:9 / FHD 16:9 / FHD 21:9 Cinema / FHD 18:9 / HD 16:9 / HD 21:9 Cinema / HD 18:9

Frame Rate

1 fps / 2 fps / 24 fps / 30 fps / 60 fps / 120 fps

Bit Rate

  • High / Medium / Low
  • WB – Auto or change from 2300K to 7500K
  • Focus – AF or MF (with peak focusing)
  • EV – -2.0 to + 2.0
  • ISO – 50 to 3200
  • Shutter – 30s to 1/3200
  • AE-L

Besides the photographs that I uploaded and displayed in this review article, more photographs shot with the LG G6 can be found in the LG G6 smartphone review album inside my Flickr photography collection. The videos shot with the LG G6 smartphone can be found in my YouTube channel.

What are some of the aspects/capabilities/observations from the LG G6 smartphone that stands out for me?

  • Wide angle on Front and Rear Dual lens:

The wide angle feature is an excellent feature of the LG G6 smartphone and this would attract the attention of both leisure/social media users who take a lot of group wefie

  • Wide angle photograph – ideal for architecture and landscape photography:

With the wide angle view, this is really superb for landscape photography. For architectural photography, shooting at wide angle, the vignetting of the buildings are minimal and not drastic (for photos shot straight off from the LG G6 smartphone)

  • Rich and Vivid Colours of the LG G6
  • Filters that stands out for me:

These two filters, Vivid (for colour) and 1839 (for monochrome) stands out for me, that I really like and use in my photography workflow.

  • 18:9 format for photography and videography
  • Noise at high ISO levels:

The noise level at high ISO levels is pretty grainy for my liking, at times, it can/might suit the photograph or it would give the photograph a grainy feel.

The LG G6 dual lens smartphone is packed with a number of great features, suitable for both leisure and photography enthusiasts. With the wide angle dual lens, it’s really ideal for group wefie (leisure users) and for travel and architectural photography (for the photography enthusiasts). With the UHD video format (4K) and 16:9 format, this would interest the videography users, using the smartphone as a 4K video camera when needed.

Overall, in my personal humble opinion, the LG G6 is a good mix and balanced dual lens camera smartphone (for both leisure and photography enthusiasts) and a multimedia smartphone (for both videography and enjoyment of videos).

I would like to thank LG Singapore and Brand Cellar for the opportunity to review the LG G6 Smartphone.


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LG G2 Mobile Photography Workshop with Aik Beng Chia

Mobile Phone Photography, a recent rise and phenomenon, with the availability and rapid expansion of the smartphone markets, camera, photography apps and social media connectivity that makes mobile phone photography easy to use, upload and share with friends and followers around the world. I had been an avid user in mobile phone photography, using my iPhone 3, 4 and 5 with my Instagram camera application and Here’s my Instagram account! While I am using iPhone for my mobile phone/street photography, there are other smartphone brands and models that have great capabilities too, for mobile phone and street photography!

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There was a LG G2 Mobile Photography Workshop with Aik Beng Chia, one of my photographer friends that I know personally, worked with him before during a recent photography assignment together with a few other photographers. I was there to try out the LG G2 smartphone and also to support Aik Beng too! The LG G2 smartphone is is the latest flagship smartphone by LG Electronics, that pushes boundaries, setting a new standard in the smartphone industry and it promises to change the way we smartphone owners use our smartphones.

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During the LG G2 Mobile Photography Workshop, we were given a quick introduction of the LG G2 smartphone and its capabilities by staff from LG Singapore. Thereafter, Aik Beng took the stage and shared with us about his mobile phone / street photography stories and techniques with the LG G2 and his workflow with the LG G2. At the end of the session, we had a hands on session with the LG G2 smartphone and testing it out around the meeting room located in Suntec City Convention Centre. I loved the rich colours 5.2-inch Full HD IPS (1080 x 1920 pixels / 423 ppi) of the LG G2 smartphone, along with the 13 megapixels and Optical Image Stabilizer (OIS) technology inside the LG G2 smartphone, which frees users from the problems of taking blurred photos, allowing them to take clear photos in moving objects such as cars and trains. The super resolution of the phone also provides clearer and more detailed zoom quality. When we finished taking photos with our LG G2 smartphone, we were also able to try out LG portable NFC-enabled photo printer and printed out small mini photos for us to bring home.

Here are some photographs taken by Aik Beng using the LG G2

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Photograph Courtesy of Aik Beng Chia

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Photograph Courtesy of Aik Beng Chia

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Photograph Courtesy of Aik Beng Chia

The LG G2 is a good and powerful smartphone packed with many features. The LG G2 camera capability gives it the added edge if you love mobile phone photography!

Review of LG Viewty Smart GC900 & Why U Want to Own It !

Life is Viewty-ful, there are many different photography opportunities daily in our life, our work and our travels. Sometimes, even though you may just be a casual photographer, don’t you wish for a camera phone that you can take out from your bags or pockets and capture a beautiful photo, when you are the right place and right time ?

Look no further, presenting to you, a review of the LG Viewty Smart GC 900 camera phone, one of the latest and smartest camera phone to enter LG’s diverse range of mobile phones. Let me bring you through the journey when I was involved in the LG “Life is Viewty-ful” campaign and after a period of testing, I am very happy that I owned a camera phone.

Before going further, the specifications of the LG Viewty Smart GC 900 are below

Network . Dimension
UMTS: 900/2100, GSM 850/900/1800/1900 108.9 x 56.1 x 12.4mm
. Message . Screen Display
SMS / MMS / Email (IMAP4, SMTP, POP3), Predictive Text Input(T9) External LCD (pixel) 480 x 800, 3.0″ WVGA
. # of colour . FM Radio
16M, TFT Touch Screen Yes
. Internal Memory . Memory Slot
1.5GB user memory Micro SD up to 8GB
. Weight(g) . Battery Capacity(mAh)
102g with standard battery 1000mAh, Li-ion
. Standby time(h) . Java version
350 hrs (2G), 400 hrs (3G) 2.0
. Camera . Digital Zoom
CMOS, 8 Megapixel Digital Zoom x 4
. WiFi . PIM
Yes Schedule / Alarm / Phonebook(# of names): 1000
. Data Connectivity . Personalization
USB / PC Sync Wallpaper, Picture and ring tone downloading
. Speaker phone . Touch Screen
Yes Yes
. MIDI . Dolby Mobile
Yes (64) For video and audio playback
. Video Telephony
Yes

Source : LG Mobile Singapore

What makes this LG Viewty Smart GC 900 so impressive ? For a hardcore DSLR user like me, I was very impressed with the camera phone given its limitations (a DSLR can’t be compared to a camera phone).

Key Outstanding Functions and Features of LG Viewty Smart GC 900

Intelligent Shot Mode

A Camera Phone 1st, highly intelligent phone, analyse and capture beautiful photographs in any condition. Absolutely wonderful !

8 Megapixel Camera with ISO 1600

When it comes to printing, you don’t have to worry about picture quality !

Multiple Shot Modes

Beauty, Panorama, Art, Continuous and Smile shots – intelligent and multiple shot modes, makes photography easy, friendly and fun for everyday use and just as good for serious photography too.

Multi-Face Detection

3 faces can be detected at once, excellent portrait photography !

Lense and Aperture

Schneider-Kreuznach Lense , maximum aperture f/2.8 with Image Stabiliser

3.o inch WVGA LCD

Crystal clear and wide viewing experience.

–  Photo Editing

Bringing photo editing into LG Viewty Smart, giving u a Viewty-ful lifestyle with editing features such as (1) Fog Drawing (2) Raindrop Effect (3) ID Photo (4) Morphing & Freestyle Warping (5) Geo-Tagging

3D S-Class User Interface

A wonderful design and invention, smarter and friendlier, making it easily accessible for the camera phone, thus camera friendly.

~ Cube Layout, Floating Image Gallery, Reel Scrolling

~ Camera User Interface with Quick Keys with a virtual setting dial on the viewfinder

SmartPhone and Multimedia Phone Capabilities

~ Dolby Mobile

~ DivX / Xvid playback

~ Movie maker

Sample portfolio photographs taken using the LG Viewty Smart GC 900 can be viewed from my Flickr folder of CommunicAsia 2009 and the following my following blog posts on My Mystery New Toy.

Nothing in life is perfect, that goes the same for electronic gadgets. Some of the issues are

– Difficulty in taking night sceneries

– Grainy image quality for night shots

– Slow focusing

Taking into account the above considerations and it is a camera phone, I am still very impressed and if you are a hardcore DSLR photographer like me, you will be amazed by its multi-function and intelligent features and I believe it will give traditional digital cameras a run for their money with its light and intelligent features along with its smartphone and multimedia phone qualities and features. The price for the LG GC 900 at SingtelShop is currently $398 with 2 year contract (Do check out the  SingtelShop website for the latest price).

If you are looking for an intelligent camera phone, look no further than LG VIewty Smart GC 900 !

Life is Viewty-ful – MOO (Photo) Business Cards

There came a time not too long ago, I decided that Business Cards were needed for my Photography and Blogging requirements. Searching through Flickr, I came across MOO Cards, allowing me to print Business Cards from my Flickr Photos. After experimenting for a few days, I decided to test out my Free Business Cards Trial Pack of 10 Business Cards and I was really impressed with their work. Sharing with my friends, there were good reviews and comments !

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Photo taken with LG Viewty Smart GC 900

Life is Viewty-Ful, planning to make my 50 pack Business Cards from MOO with 50 different photographs from my Flickr collection !

Life is Viewty-Ful with Microsoft Re-Imagine Life

Dear Readers, I would like to share a sneak preview with you on another very recent invitation by Microsoft Singapore via Weber Shandwick Singapore Office, to a sneak and exclusive preview of Re-Imagine Life.

What is Re-Imagine Life all about ?

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Re-Imagine Life is a new revolution undertaken by Microsoft, transforming technology and integrating into our daily life, shaping how people (we ourselves) want technology to do, help and improve our daily life, work and play …… At the exclusive preview held at the Shangri-La Hotel, I was introduced to the following :

Windows 7: Windows 7, the newest version of the Windows operating system, has won rave reviews from media and analysts.  Built with great new features like multi-touch capability, Windows 7 snaps, swivels and shakes and will fundamentally change the way we interact with our computers.  It hits the stores in October, so do check it out.

Windows Live: Windows Live helps you bring your social network together with an online suite of services that touches lives in many different ways.

Internet Explorer 8: This is the new browser from Microsoft, designed for what people really do on the web to make searching, emailing, communicating, shopping, or just catching up on the world faster, easier, and safer than ever.

Office: A productivity tool currently in its limited preview stage, the Office 2010 release promises to deliver the best productivity experience across the PC, mobile phone and browser.   It enables people to use Office anywhere, work better together and bring your ideas to life

Gaming: Microsoft’s entertainment & devices team has made great strides to bring cool devices and gaming experiences with XBOX. Here’s your chance to see more about what’s in store in the future.

Source : Microsoft

This invitation would not be possible without Microsoft Singapore and Weber Shandwick Singapore and I would like to sincerely say a BIG THANK YOU to Verdayne Nunis, Communications Manager of Microsoft and Ashwin Seshadri of Weber Shandwick.

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I would be writing on my experiences on the various upcoming Microsoft software and programs, do keep a lookout on my personal blog whereby a preview and short reviews would be posted, based on my hands-on and experiential experiences with Windows 7 !

Well …… It’s time to Re-Imagine Life !

My Half Year 2009 Photoblogging Reflection

The 1st half of 2009 is going to pass and we would be entering the 2nd half of 2009 soon. Reflecting back on my photoblogging and photography adventure for the 1st half of 2009, collecting my photo memories came in

(1) Traffic rank – improvement and on target, currently below 100k and striving to make it better and getting larger traffic in.

(2) Recognition – selected by XPR to be part of the LG Life is Viewty-ful Blogger Campaign and being part of the 10 photo bloggers selected to test and help PR and market the LG GC 900 Camera Phone. A great achievement and a testimonial to the efforts and amount of hard work put inside my blogging, internet marketing and social media networking and constantly improving my photography.

(3) Photography Improvements – Planning and seeking to learn studio photography, an area that I wasn’t able to learn from  Jeff Loo, my senior from my Dragon Scout Group and a mentor when I learned the tools and trade of freelance photography.

(4) Sports Photography with Coaching – My recent attachment with volleyball coach Jack in his recent tournament gave me a new direction, using sports photography and sports photojournalism to capture his players in competition, their movement and motion, thus, giving the coach on the finer points for his players to improve on.

(5) Photography trips – Still planning my major photography trip, Shangri-La photography adventure and hopefully Bhutan photography trip sometime soon.

Looking forward to my 2nd half of 2009 photography adventure !

CommunicAsia 2009 with LG Viewty Smart GC 900

First and foremost, it was an honour to be selected to be ONE of the TEN photobloggers to be participating in the LG Life is Viewty-ful photoblogger campaign, testing out the LG Viewty Smart GC 900 camera phone before its official launch at CommunicAsia 2009 at the Singapore Expo.

This selection was something that blew me off, something that I am very happy and proud of, my photoblogging, my social networking, my photography, my journalistic writing, networking and growth of this blog since its birth, an achievement and recognition for my photography, writing, blogging and social networking !

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We, the Life is Viewty-ful bloggers, TEN of us, were invited to CommunicAsia 2009 on 18th June 2009 and given a tour of LG, chatting and discussing with fellow bloggers and LG staff from South Korea, from the marketing division and giving our views on the GC 900 camera phone, along with the XPR staff. Besides having a fun discussion and feedback, we were given a tour of the LG exhibition, watching Korean hip-hop dance and performance, exploring the other latest LG smart phones and it was very fun since LG built a giant Crystal Phone to demonstrate their latest phone and technology.

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There were many gorgeous ladies helping to demonstrate and explain the various LG phones and technology. LG has taken a huge leap forward in the mobile phone industry, with its latest range of smartphones and S Class technology. My review of the LG Viewty Smart GC 900 and my experience with the camera phone would be in another post coming up soon. I feel that LG has done a great job here in this camera phone segment.

After touring, we head back for another round of feedback and summarising of our GC 900 experiences and if our views, comments and feedback would be able to be implemented into the upcoming batch, or future camera phone design models and it will only make it stronger, better and faster.

Before leaving, we were given some gifts by LG and we were very happy to receive it ! Before leaving, we went around to view the photos taken by the TEN bloggers and some were of high standards, taking photos of the LG Viewty Smart GC 900 display booth and taking group photos for memories.

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Well, nice to know the following bloggers, MoleMole, Tetanus, Chester Tan, Keropokman, Be@rBrick, Wilfrid Wong, Faddy, hope to catch you folks again !

For more photos, drop by my Flickr !

My Mystery New Toy is …………… LG

Ladies and Gentleman

Announcing my Mystery New Toy …………… It’s a

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Presenting the latest camera phone  – LG Viewty Smart GC 900

I was honoured to be selected by LG through XPR to be ONE of the TEN Photobloggers in Singapore and maybe wider region, to be given the LG Viewty Smart GC 900 Camera Phone for the testing of its camera phone functions and helping in its public relations and marketing campaign “LG ‘Life is Viewty-ful’ Blogger Campaign” prior to its official launch during CommunicAsia 2009 at the Singapore Expo.

In the next few posts, I would be sharing my experiences with this latest, wonderful and smart LG Viewty Smart GC 900, the photos that were taken, knowing more photobloggers in Singapore, CommunicAsia 2009 LG Visit experience. Sit back and enjoy, as I start to bring you through my recent photojournalism adventure with the LG Viewty Smart GC 900 !

Thank you very much to LG and XPR for this opportunity, it’s an AWESOME Experience !