Comparing night photos of the LG G7 ThinQ to a Nexus 6P

Professional reviews of the LG G7 ThinQ often mention that the LG G7 ThinQ can produce mediocre low-light photos. Having one in hand, I decided to make a quick comparison with a Nexus 6P.

Nexus 6P night photo
Nexus 6P night photo
LG G7 ThinQ night photo
LG G7 ThinQ night photo
LG G7 ThinQ night photo - wide angle camera
LG G7 ThinQ night photo – wide angle camera

The LG G7’s standard camera produces comparable night photos to the Nexus 6P.  The G7’s photos are brighter and catch more detail, however they tend to lose the contrast between the light and the shadows. They also have a lower resolution, which makes sense given that the G7’s low-light camera mode, which is on by default in low-light, combines pixels to produce a better image.

The G7’s wide-angle camera performs very poorly in low light, but considering that many other phones don’t have this camera to begin with, it’s still a beneficial option for daylight shots.

Android Pay not working on Nexus 6P with Android Oreo

After sideloading Android 8.0 Oreo on my Nexus 6P, I found that Android Pay no longer considered my device secure. There’s apparently a bug in the OTA version Google posted publicly on their website, OPR6.170623.017. Luckily, the OTA that went out to most people, OPR6.170623.019, does not have this bug. You can wait for an OTA notice from Google, which might take a couple of weeks, or you can sideload OPR6.170623.019.

Here’s the download link:

If you are running a version of Android other than OPR6.170623.017 DO NOT install the above-linked update