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Camera test: Nokia 8 vs. Galaxy S8 vs. LG G6 vs. iPhone 7 Plus vs. Huawei P10

While reviewing the Nokia 8, we couldn’t pass on the opportunity for a quick camera shootout between the flagships we have around. Consider this an early look into what’s coming – our Nokia 8 review should go live today.

Nokia 8 vs. Galaxy S8 vs. LG G6 vs. iPhone 7 Plus vs. Huawei P10 daylight comparison

Looking at the images below, the Galaxy S8 has the punchiest colors, the LG G6 excels in resolved detail, while the Huawei P10 and the Nokia 8 are on par in picture quality. The iPhone has the dullest colors and the least amount of resolved detail, but is not far behind.

Overall, the Nokia 8 handled itself pretty great next to the other flagships and has one of the best cameras this season.


Nokia 8 - f/2.0, ISO 100, 1/1614s - Nokia 8 review
Galaxy S8 - f/1.7, ISO 40, 1/2004s - Nokia 8 review
Huawei P10 - f/2.2, ISO 50, 1/914s - Nokia 8 review
iPhone 7 Plus - f/1.8, ISO 20, 1/2591s - Nokia 8 review
LG G6 - f/1.8, ISO 50, 1/1485s - Nokia 8 review

LG G6 - f/2.0, ISO 100, 1/1670s - Nokia 8 review
LG G6 - f/1.7, ISO 40, 1/2608s - Nokia 8 review
LG G6 - f/2.2, ISO 50, 1/937s - Nokia 8 review
LG G6 - f/1.8, ISO 20, 1/2817s - Nokia 8 review
LG G6 - f/1.8, ISO 50, 1/1828s - Nokia 8 review

LG G6 - f/2.0, ISO 100, 1/3340s - Nokia 8 review
LG G6 - f/1.7, ISO 40, 1/3432s - Nokia 8 review
LG G6 - f/2.2, ISO 50, 1/1148s - Nokia 8 review
LG G6 - f/1.8, ISO 20, 1/3690s - Nokia 8 review
LG G6 - f/1.8, ISO 50, 1/2569s - Nokia 8 review

LG G6 - f/2.0, ISO 100, 1/2252s - Nokia 8 review
LG G6 - f/1.7, ISO 40, 1/2504s - Nokia 8 review
LG G6 - f/2.2, ISO 50, 1/1145s - Nokia 8 review
LG G6 - f/1.8, ISO 20, 1/2740s - Nokia 8 review
LG G6 - f/1.8, ISO 50, 1/1728s - Nokia 8 review

Nokia 8 Galaxy S8 Huawei P10 iPhone 7 Plus LG G6

The Huawei P10 has a 20MP monochrome camera but we have always recommended shooting at 12MP (not only because the hassle of switching the color and monochrome resolution each time, but also the 20MP samples aren’t that great in full resolution). So, for our next test in B&W we shot 13MP monochrome shots with the Nokia 8 and 12MP monochrome shots with the P10.

The Huawei certainly has an edge as its images were originally taken at 20MP and then downsized to 12MP. But while the P10 wins in the amount of resolved detail, the Nokia 8 samples are not that far behind and are equally impressive in dynamic range, contrast, and noise levels.


Nokia 8 - f/2.0, ISO 100, 1/3725s - Nokia 8 review
Huawei P10 - f/2.2, ISO 50, 1/1464s - Nokia 8 review
Nokia 8 - f/2.0, ISO 100, 1/4842s - Nokia 8 review
Huawei P10 - f/2.2, ISO 50, 1/2137s - Nokia 8 review

Huawei P10 - f/2.0, ISO 100, 1/7450s - Nokia 8 review
Huawei P10 - f/2.2, ISO 50, 1/2439s - Nokia 8 review
Huawei P10 - f/2.0, ISO 100, 1/4612s - Nokia 8 review
Huawei P10 - f/2.2, ISO 50, 1/1808s - Nokia 8 review

Nokia 8 Huawei P10 Nokia 8 Huawei P10

Nokia 8 vs. Galaxy S8 vs. LG G6 low-light comparison

We used the opportunity to put the Nokia 8 against the Galaxy S8 and LG G6 while we were shooting our regular low-light samples.

The Galaxy S8 and the LG G6 have wider lenses (f/1.7 and f/1.8 respectively) than the Nokia 8 (f/2.0) and thus were expected to perform better. Indeed, the Galaxy S8 bested the other two in every scene, with the LG G6 followed closely behind. The Nokia 8 did quite well though not as great as the S8 and G6.


Nokia 8 - f/2.0, ISO 1600, 1/11s - Nokia 8 review
Galaxy S8 - f/1.7, ISO 1250, 1/8s - Nokia 8 review
LG G6 - f/1.8, 1/7s - Nokia 8 review
LG G6 - f/2.0, ISO 1000, 1/14s - Nokia 8 review
LG G6 - f/1.7, ISO 250, 1/10s - Nokia 8 review
LG G6 - f/1.8, ISO 1050, 1/24s - Nokia 8 review

LG G6 - f/2.0, ISO 1250, 1/11s - Nokia 8 review
LG G6 - f/1.7, ISO 400, 1/10s - Nokia 8 review
LG G6 - f/1.8, ISO 1400, 1/17s - Nokia 8 review
LG G6 - f/2.0, ISO 800, 1/14s - Nokia 8 review
LG G6 - f/1.7, ISO 250, 1/13s - Nokia 8 review
LG G6 - f/1.8, ISO 700, 1/24s - Nokia 8 review

Nokia 8 Galaxy S8 LG G6

That’s it for now. Consider this a taste of our full Nokia 8 review, which should go live some time later today.