1. JGLdn's Avatar
    As we all know the LG G4 has a 16MP rear facing camera, and a 8MP front facing camera.

    I'm using Google Photos and when I take a photo with the front facing camera, and click on photo info it shows the photo as 6MP. Why is this? It always shows the front photos as 16MP.

    One one occasion it said a selfie I took was only 4MP. I'm guessing it depends on the conditions, but I am yet to take a selfie that Google Photos says is 8MP.

    Yes, there is a possibility G Photos is showing wrong info, but at the moment that's all I have to go with as the stock gallery app does not provide that info. I am also using the Piktures app, and that also does not show megapixel info.

    Any ideas?
    01-30-2016 11:13 AM
  2. Inspgadget113's Avatar
    Interesting. Mine shows 6mp as well.

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    01-30-2016 11:34 AM
  3. Jim_in_VA's Avatar
    when you first setup Google Photos you had the option to save in Full Resolution (limited storage more pixels) or High Quality (unlimited storage less pixels). You can change this in the settings menu
    01-30-2016 12:34 PM
  4. JGLdn's Avatar
    when you first setup Google Photos you had the option to save in Full Resolution (limited storage more pixels) or High Quality (unlimited storage less pixels). You can change this in the settings menu
    Yes, I chose the unlimited storage. But, if that is the case why is the front camera still showing 16MP?
    01-30-2016 12:47 PM
  5. Mooncatt's Avatar
    I just checked it out with a selfie using the stock camera app. When you go into the stock gallery app, it doesn't show the MP, but it does give you the resolution. It's coming up as 3264 X 1836, which puts it right at 6MP. I don't take selfies, so it doesn't bother me, but it does appear the sensor is only a 6MP resolution and it's nothing to do with Google Photos.
    01-30-2016 01:28 PM
  6. JGLdn's Avatar
    I just checked it out with a selfie using the stock camera app. When you go into the stock gallery app, it doesn't show the MP, but it does give you the resolution. It's coming up as 3264 X 1836, which puts it right at 6MP. I don't take selfies, so it doesn't bother me, but it does appear the sensor is only a 6MP resolution and it's nothing to do with Google Photos.
    False advertising from LG perhaps?
    01-30-2016 01:32 PM
  7. Inspgadget113's Avatar
    when you first setup Google Photos you had the option to save in Full Resolution (limited storage more pixels) or High Quality (unlimited storage less pixels). You can change this in the settings menu
    I believe it will save photos up to 16mp without compression. If this is the case it would not effect the front camera.

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    01-30-2016 04:58 PM
  8. Mooncatt's Avatar
    False advertising from LG perhaps?
    Makes you wonder.
    01-30-2016 05:08 PM
  9. ShaneRay's Avatar
    It actually has to do with the aspect ratio you're shooting at... It's a round sensor, but a rectangular frame. Change your ratio to 4:3 in the settings and you'll see 8mp. And see different MPs for the different available ratios

    There are some explanations out there if you search... I don't have any links handy....Mine is overly simplified, but the gist of it...

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    01-30-2016 05:40 PM
  10. JGLdn's Avatar
    It actually has to do with the aspect ratio you're shooting at... It's a round sensor, but a rectangular frame. Change your ratio to 4:3 in the settings and you'll see 8mp. And see different MPs for the different available ratios

    There are some explanations out there if you search... I don't have any links handy....Mine is overly simplified, but the gist of it...

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    You're right! Changing the aspect ratio to 4:3 ups the front cam photos to 8MP.
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    01-31-2016 07:11 AM
  11. ShaneRay's Avatar
    You're right! Changing the aspect ratio to 4:3 ups the front cam photos to 8MP.
    Here's a link with a nice visual explanation I found this morning. As he says as the end of that article (the Nokia info in the 2nd half isn't necessary to read), the important thing to remember is that the quality is the same regardless of aspect ratio. Don't fret over the MP.

    How to: understand camera phone megapixel resolutions
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    01-31-2016 07:23 AM
  12. hnasir9's Avatar
    When I test lg g4 camera from hidden menu there is an error saying A+ calibration failed. What does it mean?
    10-14-2016 04:26 AM

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