Samsung makes some of the best smartphone cameras on the market. Well, aside from maybe Google and a tie with Apple.
Here's where things really start to get interesting though. LG wants to get ahead of the Huawei and Samsung competition, and they're doing that by releasing the LG V40 this year with five cameras. Not 3 or 4..... but 5 cameras.
Yes, you'll get three cameras on the rear and two on the front. That's a bold move and a smart one as they kept what buyers love about LG cameras, and added something they were missing that the competition had.
On the rear, The LG V40 delivers a main 12MP camera that’s extremely capable. This has a fast f/1.5 aperture and OIS. Then, there’s a 107 degrees wide-angle 16MP camera and a 12MP 2x optical zoom telephoto lens. Now they have the wide-angle lens AND the telephoto zoom that Apple and Samsung previously offered.
Furthermore, they added a second front camera for improved selfies, portrait selfie mode, and other effects.
Samsung's Galaxy Note has a dual 12MP camera setup, both with OIS. One has a variable aperture lens that goes from f/1.7 to f/2.4, while the other is a telephoto zoom lens with neat portrait-mode effects. Samsung will likely have the better camera, but the V40 has what no other phone does -- a wide angle lens.