iPhone 8 Plus vs LG V30 & Pixel 2 XL camera test | Last Cam Standing VIII

Apple’s iPhone 8 plus just beat the LGG
6 in our latest smartphone camera showdown but now there are two new
challengers Google’s pixel to excel and LG’s v30 let’s put these phones to the
test in a threeway comparison to see whose camera comes out on top our camera shootout series has been
going on for a year now and this could be the biggest match up to date as
always it’s a winner-take-all showdown and the camera that takes the top spot
continues on to battle the next hot smartphone that comes along our current
choice for best camera the iPhone 8 plus delivers a major performance boost
compared to last year’s iPhone 7 plus and most of it is thanks to Apple’s new
proprietary image processor but Google’s pixel 2 improves upon the awesome
computational photography that the original pixel gave us last year with
modest off-the-shelf parts google taps into what it knows best machine learning
in order to make a great photo as for LG its G 6 held our top spot for a number
of camera showdowns until it just barely lost to the iPhone 8 plus but now LG’s V
30 is ready to take back the crown with great camera specs and an amazing camera
app this fight will be broken up into four sections color clarity exposure and
user experience and all the phones will be tested using the stock camera app in
full auto mode the way most people shoot I’ll focus mostly on the main camera of
each phone but any extra features will be covered under user experience and now
let’s go over the results first up is color and what’s important here is
accurate color reproduction and white balance in this vivid street scene each
camera looks to handle white balance effectively but further inspection of
the yellows reveals a wider variation of colors in the pixel and the iPhone the
pixel 2 is a little washed out not necessarily a bad thing but the iPhone
is a tad more accurate to the eye this next close up of a plant shows just how
well the iPhone handles colors compared to the v30 nonetheless the pixel keeps
up and all three are still fairly accurate when it comes to color temps
but this morning shot stirs things up a bit here the V 30 is more vibrant but
really goes too far and the pixel misses the mark on white balance resulting in a
dull sky the iPhone is easily the most accurate of the three the same spot at
sunset paints a similar picture the iPhone is accurate and has good
saturation low-light shots are hard to nail especially in mixed lighting
environments the pixel portrays a greenish hue while the v30 leans into
the tungsten and although the iPhone isn’t perfect it’s by far the closest
thing to accurate this last shot with plenty of white wall is where the
comparison really brings it home in almost every scenario the pixel leans
towards the cooler side of color temperatures with the iPhone leaning
warmer the v30 comes in last for this category never really producing
consistent results and yes I know the V 30 features a 10 bit sensor with a wider
color gamut but that doesn’t mean much if it can’t accurately capture those
colors color temperature can be a matter of personal preference but there’s no
denying that the iPhone has the edge in depth and separation so the Apple iPhone
8 plus takes our color battle next up we’ll cover clarity what I’m looking for
here is the sharpness of the overall image and how well it stays sharp in
different lighting scenarios here at the train tracks I’m pretty happy with how
each perform at full resolution but zooming in is where the rubber meets the
road and I’m disappointed with the v30 it doesn’t really seem to improve upon
the g6s sharpness issues the iPhone is better but the pixel just blows both out
of the water so much fine detail can be extracted from the pixels image I’m very
impressed moving to this shot across the bay
zooming in on the Oakland docks shows that the iPhone in the fee 30 both lose
the necks of some of the cranes but the pixel does not with a higher resolution
sensor I was hoping for more from the V 30 and here we have a brick wall one of
my favorite camera testing tools zooming in reveals so much about how
each camera processes texture the pixel is once again killing it with detail the
iPhone holds up pretty well and the fee 30 is a mess check out another wide shot
this time with less hates punching into the distance shows a close race between
the pixel and the iPhone but there’s more texture in the grass on the pixel
and I still have no idea what’s up with the V 30 switching gears over to some
low lighting scenarios we’ll really see how each camera handles longer shutter
times here I was really hoping the V 30 would kick some ass with its F 1.6
aperture but surprisingly that’s not the case it’s not as noisy as the iPhone but
it should have a clear advantage in this shot the pixel performs very
well the next shot has similar results but reveals a weakness of the pixel the
autofocus and low-light just isn’t as good as what’s on the iPhone when the
pixel nails focus it’s great but when it doesn’t it’s a lost shot the V 30 isn’t
too bad in this shot so that’s nice but the LG love doesn’t last long since I
can’t even compare how clear the images are in this super dark shot between the
pixel and the iPhone the pixel has way more definition on the fire extinguisher
so despite its hiccups in low-light the pixel still takes the clarity category
the third category is exposure and here we’ll go over how each camera exposes
for a scene and just how much exposure information each camera retains I’m
including histograms on each of the images so you can see the results as
well this first shot is basic but helps me bring home a point the pixel is
flatter which looks washed out and the iPhone cranks up the contrast providing
more punch without editing and the fie 30 is somewhere in the middle but like I
said in previous shootouts this comes down to a matter of preference do you
want an image with punch or do you want the freedom of a flatter image so you
can add more punch later each phone deals with most lighting
scenarios very well but where breaks down is in high contrast scenarios like
this hotel the pixel is a bit underexposed compared to the iPhone but
Google’s HDR is super aggressive and holds on to highlights way better than
the iPhone and the b30 but is it at the expense of the shadows no I was able to
recover more from the shadows on the pixel than the blown out highlights on
the iPhone in b30 the same thing happens on this street scene and there’s so much
more information to work with on the pixel the iPhone has way more punch but
in extreme situations like these I’d rather have the dynamic range to work
with in editing the v30 does a good job as well but it doesn’t hold as much
information as the pixel and this last dynamic shot hits home the point the V
30s HDR just doesn’t do enough to keep the shadows usable and the iPhone has to
overexpose in order to hold the shadows resulting in some blown out bricks the
pixel has the perfect balance of holding dynamic information but also delivering
a punchy photo before head it’s a close contest as each camera
performs great but I’m going to give a slight edge to the Google pixel to the
last category is user experience and here we look at all the factors that go
into using a camera daily apple gives you a simple and straightforward user
experience and snappy operation the iPhones autofocus system is also a huge
advantage it’s fast and reliable but the iPhone 8 plus does have some glaring
problems first off compared to the other phones it just takes too long to unlock
the camera app from a sleeping phone second why the hell can’t I get to the
settings from inside the camera app that makes no damn sense I’ve also been
holding out hope for a manual mode but Apple must think I can’t handle it and I
doubt it’s coming on the Google side the pixel twos camera unlock speed is super
quick and I’ve been loving Google’s version of portrait mode both
implementations have their shortcomings but there are plenty of situations where
the pixel is as good if not better than the iPhone in this department this year
Google also included optical image stabilization in addition to electronic
image stabilization but it’s not as powerful in photo mode as it is in video
and Google like Apple didn’t include a full manual mode they did take a few
steps in the right direction with features like exposure locking and if
you know me you know how much I love LG stock camera app it has plenty of fun
features to play with and also has a powerful manual mode that includes a
real-time histogram I also found way more use for the super
wide angle camera on the V 30 as opposed to iPhones telephoto lens this is the
third generation of the super wide angle lens that LG has worked on and it’s the
best yet and even though I’m focusing on the photo features here I have to give a
shout out to some of the huge improvements LG did on the video side
from custom color profiles to zoom control to deeper editing options there
is plenty to keep you busy but the camera launch speed on the V 30 was
inconsistent which is a change from the g6 and overall I ran into way more
interface hitches on the V 30 than I’m happy with that said I’m still a huge
fan of LG’s experience so the V 30 is taking this category
so now we’ve gone over all the testing it’s time to crown a champion overall I
was very disappointed with the photo results from the b30 it’s a solid camera
with great usability features but LG isn’t keeping pace on the processing
side the iPhone 8 plus takes amazing photos and if you need a camera that’s
reliable and has a great kick without editing you will be very happy with it
but with great color accuracy top-notch clarity stunning exposures and a solid
camera app the Google pixel to excel is our new champ what Google has been able
to do with computational photography is a huge achievement that is going to be a
big part of photography going into the future they have a solid base to work
with and if they decide to lean into custom hardware to complement the
software Google will be unstoppable and whether you pick up the smaller pixel 2
or the larger pixel 2 XL you know you have the best camera around so what do
you think of the results do you think the iPhone 10 can get the crown back for
Apple tell me about your experiences with the pixel 2 and be sure to
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  1. Alvaro Mady January 25, 2018 at 9:51 am

    I will with V30 it got the camera set up and camera software that i need ! 🙂

  2. Mert Marangoz January 26, 2018 at 11:01 am

    İt's not final version of V30.When 8.0 comes to V30 please take a new comparison video again.

  3. nikolas adm January 28, 2018 at 9:38 am

    apple fun boy alert

  4. Neha Vikas January 28, 2018 at 3:59 pm

    All these phone are very good n similar. No headphone jack in iPhone n pixel is deal breaker. Going for v30.. Yaya.

  5. Donthi Reddy January 31, 2018 at 2:34 pm

    fuc**ng crapple fanboy

  6. peter Francis February 1, 2018 at 1:42 pm

    If this video was not sponsored by i phone the v30 could have wone

  7. Brock Morgan February 2, 2018 at 1:14 am

    Pixel is a better camera but iPhone is a better device

  8. Fahim Abrar February 2, 2018 at 12:19 pm

    iPhone 8 Plus the Winner

  9. Baba ChomuLol February 4, 2018 at 9:04 am

    Where is the note 8?

  10. Ellya Hetty February 4, 2018 at 9:49 am

    V30 = Digital Cinema RED ??

  11. Arun Adsule February 4, 2018 at 4:52 pm

    LG v 30..????

  12. Dito Harum Prayogi February 6, 2018 at 2:42 am

    Another example, when an Apple fanboy make a review. LOL, in every aspect I heard, "Iphone 8+ wins" LMAO

  13. sekilol February 8, 2018 at 9:55 am

    brick wall v30 is a mess?! LOOK AT THAT BLUR ON IPHONE … i almost never comment on videos, but this pissed me off so bad.

  14. Leroyrs February 8, 2018 at 2:34 pm

    Pixel 2 wins. The iPhone cam is good as always but the low light performance of the V30 is disappointing.

  15. SHUBHANK PATIDAR February 8, 2018 at 7:27 pm

    Pixel 2 XL rules in the Camera department…

  16. Kazuyoshi Mishimura February 10, 2018 at 11:07 am

    Not much of a difference for me here but manual mode on v30 kick ass even tho im using manual on v20 pretty often then i miss good auto too.

  17. Austin Mosley February 16, 2018 at 5:47 am

    I mean, none of them are bad, just some are better

  18. Vlad Lucian February 17, 2018 at 10:24 am

    The Pixel and the iPhone are both made for taking quick pictures. The V30 is made for people who like to take multiple versions of one shot and experiment. It's why it has a manual mode and why it can shoot raw. The V series has always been made for the more "professional" person.

  19. Logical Politics February 18, 2018 at 12:44 am

    Dude in low light the V30 stomped. The noise on the iPhone and Pixel is absolutely atrocious.

  20. Najath najath February 18, 2018 at 12:21 pm

    LG v30 is a best camera

  21. ST DNY February 19, 2018 at 2:52 pm

    Dude, what the fuck are you talking about?

  22. vjal vjal February 20, 2018 at 12:01 pm

    Biased review. Iphone fanboy spotted

  23. Angel Rivera February 22, 2018 at 1:53 pm

    I don’t want to be rude but damn you’re such a apple fan . I have an iPhone and I even can see how biased you are. Hopefully I’ll get my lg v30 for the camera I’m over iPhone. Stop being biased

  24. Shahid gire February 23, 2018 at 12:36 pm

    Can you please do a video test,, than you will see the LG V30 shine!!

  25. Mr Sheep February 28, 2018 at 3:18 am

    this dumbass is just a LG heter hahaha hee surely forgot the flash on one of the pictures i have the v30 and this phone is amazing at taking pictures

  26. DreeTheGodd March 1, 2018 at 8:29 pm

    All these broke ass LG fanboys in the comments crying ??

  27. Jonny Jonny March 2, 2018 at 3:32 pm

    Pixel wins

  28. Jamie E March 3, 2018 at 8:19 pm

    I have had the chance to use the Pixel 2 and iphone x and own the V30.
    If your getting these results i would say uou cant use android cameras.

  29. Phil Indeblanc March 5, 2018 at 9:08 am

    "In full auto mode, what MOST people use" What a waste…NEXT!

  30. Phil Indeblanc March 5, 2018 at 9:11 am

    V30 was superior in 3 spots you MISJUDGED! I don't own either of these, but this is clearly against the V30. iPhone sucked on a number of points, yet nice in color accuracy, but that was it.
    You did pick the right winner, but the v30 was second.

  31. Jorge Navarro March 7, 2018 at 4:53 am

    You're So Fucking Dumb And Apple Fan

  32. Hanish gopi March 10, 2018 at 6:25 am

    i think this guy is iphone fan …..thumbs down

  33. sayantan khanra March 12, 2018 at 4:39 am

    iPhone 8 camera is lower than pixel and LG

  34. Robin Yk March 17, 2018 at 3:14 pm

    Give that iphone fanboy a oscar.

  35. VeryBlueCactus March 21, 2018 at 12:10 pm

    Just fuck of with this shit review

  36. Justin Rivera March 22, 2018 at 2:53 am

    What is this dude talking about?!?!? I loved the v 30 better than the other 2….this dude lost all credibility to me smh

  37. Raggedy Exynos March 22, 2018 at 5:17 pm

    Why is the v30 even here?

  38. Akita Tube March 23, 2018 at 10:56 pm

    My Pixel finally got Revenge for my LGG6 upset……take that Mr IPHONE. Appreciate the Comparison

  39. Neha Vikas March 30, 2018 at 5:04 am

    I have V30, i know it has the best camera. Videography is great on this phone. Wide angle lens is the best, none has it. I can take wide photos indoor n everyone gets covered

  40. MrAbadd0n March 30, 2018 at 12:02 pm

    Another Iphone Fanboy. please GTFO … 🙂 thanks

  41. Malik Jones March 30, 2018 at 2:22 pm

    To me the V30 won more battles than not in this video. I have all 3 phones did similar testing and except in very low light w/o flash was the only time LG lacked the G6 stood in the paint with the pixel 2 xl though when I compared those two together.

  42. Kas March 30, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    Dude the v30 was clearly better than the other 2 except that dark picture. You either need to start wearing glasses or just admit it that you're being paid by Google. Just man up!!!!!

  43. Laurens Uyttendaele April 1, 2018 at 10:43 am

    I feel like this guy is a little bias

  44. JMeyels April 2, 2018 at 2:00 am

    I have a pixel 2 xl and love it, just wish I could record at 60fps with 4k like th iphone and that I didnt have to buy a wide angle lens , I love LGs wide angle lens, way more useful than Iphones tele.

  45. Majd Abokassab April 2, 2018 at 8:44 pm

    Gtfo iPhone fan boy

  46. tomato April 7, 2018 at 2:53 pm

    goddamn apple fanboy plz delete your channel

  47. Dj yuji kai April 7, 2018 at 6:43 pm

    The video is showing v30 is the worse ??? ha ha funny love v30

  48. Enlil Gods April 14, 2018 at 9:59 pm


  49. Ihechi Njoku April 19, 2018 at 6:07 am

    You just hate the v30..

  50. Juan Gallego April 23, 2018 at 7:22 pm

    Jesus Christ… So much bias, 2 minutes in and I'm done with this video.

  51. Shai Jhagru April 26, 2018 at 6:50 pm

    Dude are you paid to trash the v30 or do you just have sawdust in your eyes? In almost every picture the v30 had the edge.

  52. joe nodden April 29, 2018 at 5:09 pm

    I noticed that with the iPhone the darker shadows tend to have way less color accuracy and tend to go completely black once it gets too dark. You can see this at 3:25.

  53. joe nodden April 29, 2018 at 5:12 pm

    4:27 Clearly the V30 was the winner by a landslide here. The iPhone was insanely grainy, the Pixel was a bit too grainy for my liking, but the V30 was perfect.

  54. AJAY SINGH AZAD May 3, 2018 at 12:54 am

    Look like paid video in favour of iPhone

  55. damien sullivan May 7, 2018 at 4:33 pm

    So in other words if you are replacing a point and shoot, Iphone8+. If you're a pro and like settings its the V30, but if you're somewhere in between, its the pixel

  56. Khan Gulnawaz May 7, 2018 at 5:03 pm

    bias !

  57. Jose Luis Martinez May 10, 2018 at 10:10 pm

    This guy is a complete moron. I have all of these phones. The iPhone's camera is complete trash. I use the pixel the most for pictures, but the v30 shoots video in a much superior bracket.

  58. MARTEL WEBBER May 11, 2018 at 6:25 pm

    Iphone fan lmao

  59. Usman Mustafa May 14, 2018 at 12:09 pm

    you messed up v30 camera settings…….

  60. JadeT May 14, 2018 at 3:51 pm

    i don't get it. the v30 did amazin in almost every shot. and u said it was garbage in every shot. clearly ur a fanboy from apple and u hate LG

  61. Ablay Zhansugur May 16, 2018 at 7:06 am

    1) LG V30
    2) GOGLE
    3) APLLE

  62. freddywayne May 25, 2018 at 9:28 pm

    Yeah…this comparison was biased against the LG V30. It's a good thing I don't buy smartphones for just their cameras.

  63. bilal khan May 29, 2018 at 8:19 am

    Looks like Apple paid him for this ?

  64. md yasir June 1, 2018 at 2:13 am

    V30 is the best

  65. Sachin rathod June 2, 2018 at 5:23 pm

    Lg v30 is best zooming camera

  66. LCSM - NEW CHANNEL LINK IN BIO June 10, 2018 at 5:34 pm

    V3O looks nicer tbh.

  67. Bogdan Tucu June 30, 2018 at 7:30 pm

    Is this a joke? I'm not an lg fanboy but you clearly disadvantaged lg v30 for no reason. In some cases you're just talking crap, the results from the lg aren't bad as you're saying

  68. Takumi Fujiwara July 3, 2018 at 12:40 pm

    Clearly blind and biased as fuck. How is the iphone btr than the V30? in almost every photo the V30's pictures just looks way better and accurate than the IP8. i'm calling bullshit on this.
    Edit: This guy is clearly blind, do you even know how to look at image sharpness? the low light too geez

  69. Ý Huỳnh Đắc July 8, 2018 at 10:16 am

    V30. ????

  70. el laberinto July 12, 2018 at 12:44 am

    Pixel 2xl
    Iphone 8 plus
    Lg v30

  71. Desmond Diamond July 17, 2018 at 3:06 am

    Wow, I really couldn't disagree with you more on some of these shots. I'm shopping for a phone to make films on, but I really think the iPhone's automatic post-production tweaking and light saturation give it a "look" that's going to become very cliche very quickly. I was leaning toward the V30 but considering the Pixel, and in all but a few shots, I thought the V30 was markedly stronger in terms of creating a striking photo. Case in point: The evening shot of the wall with the mural on it looked fantastic with the V30 and only so-so on the other two.

  72. Vishal Panwar July 18, 2018 at 3:14 am

    While world is witnessing pixel 2 camera number 1, this guy is with iphone 8 plus. Pathetic, I'm out.

  73. FD Rico July 21, 2018 at 3:42 pm


  74. M L July 24, 2018 at 8:28 pm

    The v30 looked best to me .. we all want super amoled screens on our phones for what? So the phone camera can take dull true to life photos… that’s makes no sense … me myself want my photos to look better than real like that’s why I choose amoled screen so it’s punchy… if I was true to real life I’ll use my eye balls.., the V30 kicked the crap out the iPhone by enhancing and making the colors and photos pop and in video has wayyyyy better sound … reviewers need to stop with this true to life bull crap but than go praise amoled screens for thee punchy vibrant colors and dark blacks … makes no sense

  75. Southpaw Frames July 28, 2018 at 11:42 am

    V 30 can shoot raw…noobs can go with other 2.

  76. Paul Nedoiu August 2, 2018 at 8:27 am

    update lg v30 to oreo and re-do the comparison. a lot of improvements have been done to the camera.

  77. אריאל August 4, 2018 at 5:53 am

    Wow… This guy is TOTALLY a BIASED Apple fanboy! I'M OUT!

  78. pequeño loco August 4, 2018 at 7:34 pm

    4:39 the V30 is clearly the winner… come on man

  79. Tomasz Parcheta September 4, 2018 at 12:47 pm

    Fan boy video :-/

  80. Hann Go September 6, 2018 at 4:46 am

    We compared my v30 to my friends iphone 8 plus. But i took better photos than his iPhone. Auto to auto.
    Maybe you took a photo a lot in iphone 8 plus then you choose the better one.

  81. Mr. Different Aryan September 8, 2018 at 7:41 pm

    Blind review i guess Apple paid well for this..allover V30 shuts off both the pixel and i phone..V30 wins and that darker shot of v30 of fire extinguisher is biased against ..poor review V30 wins people are not blind as i could see here in comments

  82. abe lincoln September 15, 2018 at 1:17 am

    What a joke. I’m a photographer. I usually use my ILC and I’m very well versed on the technical details of photography. The LG won the majority of shots.

    iPhone did more consistent on WB but overall it was a one sided win for the V30. This guy is either a shill or ignorant to photography.

  83. Neelabja Ghosh September 19, 2018 at 4:35 am

    nodoubt this guys is an iphone fan. LG v30 vanquished both of them.

  84. dek ko October 19, 2018 at 6:16 am

    With one camera google pixel 2 still beast

  85. Othmane snaifi October 22, 2018 at 10:57 am

    lg v30 win by far …..i don't know what happening with uu… Iphone's fun i think

  86. BertinaX Visual October 25, 2018 at 6:26 pm

    LG v30 is the best overall for me

  87. Manish Pandey October 30, 2018 at 6:14 pm

    Complete bias review and comparisons…chant om and be honest next time

  88. Danny -boy November 24, 2018 at 4:34 pm

    4:30… WHAT!!!
    1)Fuzzy -Iphone
    2)Fuzzy -Pixel
    3)Clear – LG
    -And I'm a Pixel fan, but that was clearly the LG!!

  89. Ritzy December 29, 2018 at 12:25 am

    At then end he totally bashed the v30 and then went on to say that the 8plus was amazing. The v30 had some of the best colors and shots in whole video. Peeved.

  90. Amp Music January 11, 2019 at 7:58 pm

    Bro you are a iPhone fanboy the LG V30 had great shots in your battle an you Completely discredited it but you gave props to the iPhone when it had a horrible picture clarity and colors LOL

  91. Kid o' Space February 12, 2019 at 10:34 pm

    Sounds kinda biased

  92. Akshat Prakarsh February 28, 2019 at 3:16 am

    Are you blind? At 3:45 clearly the iPhone has a blurred image if you look closely at the texture.

  93. Superbe It March 3, 2019 at 11:04 am

    lg v30 with google camera killed other two ph.

  94. zurc palacios May 9, 2019 at 1:10 am

    Good thing about the lg v30 being android you can easily download the google cam apk and get better image quality on it!

  95. Biswajit Ray May 25, 2019 at 7:21 am

    Lol he said.only.iPhone and iPhone…and iPhone…

  96. yahoo3D June 6, 2019 at 11:28 am

    I have iphone and this video is clearly biased. The V30 images looks better than iphone. Period.

  97. Hélio Solar September 8, 2019 at 8:22 pm

    The V30 altough lacking sharpness has a certain feel to the colors that reminds me of a Canon 5D classic, I like it alot,, better less sharpening than oversharpening … I guess it is trying te keep highlights and overblown colors under control, given it's computational limitations. Clearly it is has limitations, but the overall feel under good light is very nice.

  98. Nibras Alkarati September 22, 2019 at 4:13 am

    Iphone 8 bad V30 between 2/2xl amazing

  99. Eduardo Rodríguez October 3, 2019 at 12:05 am

    Just shut up iPhone fanboy

  100. The TexPat in Saigon November 29, 2019 at 11:01 am

    How can you tell which photo is the most color accurate if you don't have a known reference in the images. We just take your opinion that one is better than the other?

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