The LG V20 landed in South Africa a week ago, on 7 November. It appears to be available exclusively through Vodacom, and is bundled with the LG 360 Cam if you take it out on contract. You may have heard about the handset with two screens, although it might not be what you imagine it to look like. The second screen is a little strip at the top of the phone, which when locked, shows you a snippet of the date, time, battery level, and any icons from app notifications. You can scroll through it to get Android shortcuts or app shortcuts that you’ve chosen, when unlocked.


The purpose of this blog post is to show you what the camera is capable of. I’ve taken pics in different scenarios (and would have done it last week but it rained quite a bit in Johannesburg) so here goes. I turned the HDR mode on for all pics, and only lightened one pic a little, the Newtown workshop one. All images can be viewed larger when opened in a new tab.






The cameras have a wide angle mode, both on back and front. Here are examples of it. All pics were taken from the same spot:


With wide angle:


And this was the selfie mode and is meant for group shots (yes, we got rained on):


Macro (how’s the detail?)


Close up:


[Insert pic of Qwerty on all camera tests]


Night shots, indoors:


Side note – these sashimi tacos with wasabi mayo at The Great Eastern Food Bar in Melville are delicious:


Low light selfie:


Burst mode:


Another close up:


Thanks for being my model, Sam.


Main dual camera:
– 16MP standard angle lens (75 degrees, 1/2.8″ image sensor, f/1.8 low light)
– 8MP wide angle lens (135 degrees, 1/4″ image sensor, f/2.4 low light)
– Tracking focus; burst mode; panorama; HDR; multiple shutter; multi-view (rear and front)
– Camera resolution of up to 4656 x 3492 (standard angle) or 3264 x 2448 (wide angle)
– Optical Image Stabilization (OIS 2.0)
– Manual mode – adjust shutter speed, ISO, exposure, white balance; save image as RAW (JPEG + DNG)

Wide-angle front camera + full HD camcorder:
– 5MP wide angle lens (120 degrees, f/1.9 low light; toggle for standard-angle [83 degrees] option)
– auto shot; gesture shot; gesture interval shot; gesture view; beauty shot; selfie light

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