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LG's new marketing material is trying to make the argument that the new camera in their G4 flagship is almost equivalent to a professional grade DSLR. While that seems like a bit of a stretch, the results shown speak for themselves, and suggest smartphone cameras really are getting much closer to that ideal.
The factor which makes this closer to the truth than before is the f/1.8 aperture in the G4's camera, which allows for brighter, lower noise images in low light conditions. It's important to note that smaller numbers are better when it comes to the aperture of a camera lens. The smaller the aperture, the more light is let in, leading to better shots.
By way of comparison, the new Galaxy S6 from Samsung comes close with an aperture of f/1.9, yet that small .1 difference can be huge. Sadly, the HTC One M9 isn't even in the same ballpark with an aperture of f/2.2. The video above explains this further, and you can see several examples taken with the G4 in the thread below (and even more in the source link).
Sound off and let us now how important the quality of the camera on your smartphone is to you.