Which phone camera is road trip ready?

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Dec 29 2017 03:08 PM | Updated as of Dec 29 2017 03:23 PM

MANILA - Apple and Samsung offer some of the best camera experiences on their flagship devices, often overshadowing other capable, if not better, shooters at lower price points.

Huawei continued its partnership with German camera-maker Leica this year on the Mate 10 series. The dual lens technology combines color and monochrome, resulting in rich colors.

On the other hand, LG combines a standard lens with a wide angle lens to capture more of the subject in a single frame with a GoPro-like effect. It is available on both the LG V30 released this month and last summer's G6.

We took both the Huawei Mate 10 and the LG V30 on a backpacking trip before Christmas to find out which is best to take vacation snaps.

The night mode on the Mate illuminates the Manaoag Church in Pangasinan. The V30 captures more, but details are more blurry and the lights on the giant tree are almost washed out.

Test shot on the Huawei Mate 10. ABS-CBN News
Test shot on the LG V30

Both phones both take bright, detailed photos in daylight, but the wide lens on the V30 results in a more dramatic shot in this shootout at Patar beach in Bolinao, Pangasinan.

Test shot on the Huawei Mate 10. ABS-CBN News
Test shot on the LG V30

These shots of the Betis Church in Guagua town, dubbed the Philippines' Sistine Chapel, also highlight the differences of the two dual lens cameras, even indoors.

Test shot on the Huawei Mate 10. ABS-CBN News
Test shot on the LG V30

The Mate 10 camera captured more details of the Pamintuan Mansion in Angeles City and was closer to the actual lighting compared to the LG photo.

Test shot on the Huawei Mate 10. ABS-CBN News
Test shot on the LG V30

Both cameras did surprisingly well in these shots of San Fernando's giant lanterns. The Mate 10, in particular, captured most of the designs even from a considerable distance.

Test shot on the Huawei Mate 10. ABS-CBN News
Test shot on the LG V30

Both phones are available locally. The Huawei Mate 10 retails for P32,990 while the Mate 10 Pro costs P38,990. The V30 is priced at P46,990.