Not your standard smartphone snappers, these cameras are special
The two cameras work in tandem to produce much brighter images
Between our three flagship phones, we’re looking at a heady mix of eight cameras in total. The Galaxy S8 has one on the front and one on the rear, while both the LG G6 and Huawei P10 double down on the back with dual-camera offerings - along with single selfie snappers above their respective displays.
Huawei’s party piece is the fact its cameras have been co-engineered with camera giant Leica, giving the P10 some serious photography pedigree. It’s also approached the dual camera setup in a novel way, with a colour RGB sensor alongside a Monochrome (black and white) option. The two work in tandem, with the monochrome sensor capable of sucking in more light than its coloured counterpart, and thus producing brighter images - especially useful when snapping in low light. If you’re feeling particularly moody, though, you can opt to use just the mono camera for some stunning black and white shots.
The LG G6 opts for a different take with its dual camera offering by pairing a standard 13MP sensor with a 13MP wide angle lens. Unlike the P10, you use the two cameras separately here, with a simple icon tap in the camera app shifting you smoothly from one lens to the other. The wide angle lens is excellent when it comes to capturing skylines, vistas, skyscrapers or large group shots, while the standard lens gives you a more focused option for portraits and certain objects.
While the P10 and G6 have both taken some obvious steps forward in the camera department over their predecessors, the Galaxy S8’s development is less clear. You get a single 12MP rear camera, which has the same number of megapixels as the snapper found in the Galaxy S7, as well as the same aperture, sensor size, pixel size and focal length. That’s no bad thing, though, as it’s an excellent camera setup and with enhancements in image processing under the hood the Galaxy S8 can once again claim to have one of the best smartphone snappers around.