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Ankur Rakshit
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Anybody know why the LG V20 seems to use the 8MP camera at the back when clicking pics in the RAW/JPG mode. I would think it should use the normal 16MP camera. But it seems like it uses the 8MP camera instead. This reduces the image quality even in the DNG format, I think. Anybody else noticed this? 

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After moving to the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 in August, I was extremely impressed with the level of perfection that Samsung had achieved. Unfortunately, the ill-fated Note 7 could not survive the flammable battery debacle and was recalled and eventually discontinued. I enjoyed every moment I had it, especially using its upgraded stylus. Recently, I moved back to the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge after returning my Note 7.

However, I now have the decision made on my next 2016 flagship: LG V20. This will be my 10th smartphone since my journey started in 2009.

The LG V20 is a worthy successor to the LG V10 and LG G5 and has learnt well from both those devices. The LG V20 is the first phone to ship with Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box. It also has an industry-first 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC capability as well as HD audio recording. It is the first to run on T-Mobile’s new LTE AWS-3 spectrum (Band 66). The new dual rear camera setup (16MP + 8MP) enables a unique 135 degree field of view. The front-facing 120-degree wide angle lens is a first as well. And it is the first to feature Qualcomm's Steady Record 2.0 feature (Electronic Image Stabilization) for steady videos.

With the latest USB Type-C port, Qualcomm's QC 3.0 technology, removable 3200 mAh battery, 5.7" IPS Quantum LCD display and the miniature second screen, I can't wait to go back to LG and start using their latest flagship of 2016.

Here are my previous smartphone flagship posts:
2016: https://plus.google.com/+AnkurRakshit/posts/9zT8mFH5Vsg
2015: https://plus.google.com/+AnkurRakshit/posts/8B1xqr21KoP
2014: https://plus.google.com/+AnkurRakshit/posts/3e3fwSjCxkr
2013: https://plus.google.com/+AnkurRakshit/posts/VDkF1yEpKR6
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After rocking two awesome flagships in 2015 (LG G4 and Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+), I have finally decided which smartphone flagship I will be starting 2016 with: Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

It has everything I loved in the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ and much more! The battery has been enlarged to 3600 mAh, the phone is IP68 certified for dust and water resistance, it has an expandable microSD card slot, it is Quick Charge 3.0 compatible and has fast wireless charging as well.

I loved the camera on the S6 Edge+ and the S7 Edge has an even better camera with bigger pixels (1.4 micron) and bigger aperture (f/1.7). The camera sensor has dual-pixel technology with phase-detection autofocus for better low light performance and less blur.

I have already pre-ordered the S7 Edge through my T-Mobile JUMP on Demand program with the awesome offer of a free Samsung Gear VR headset (with 6 VR games bundle) and one year free of Netflix. Just can't wait to have it in my hands now.

Here are my previous smartphone flagship posts:
2015: https://plus.google.com/+AnkurRakshit/posts/8B1xqr21KoP
2014: https://plus.google.com/+AnkurRakshit/posts/3e3fwSjCxkr
2013: https://plus.google.com/+AnkurRakshit/posts/VDkF1yEpKR6
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Discovering the manual mode on my LG G4 camera. Super impressed!
#LGG4
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Today's Google doodle is the 130th anniversary of France delivering the Statue of Liberty to the United States - and look it where it brought me - relive the creation of the Statue of Liberty!
Google has some pretty cool things stored in  #GoogleCulturalInstitute  

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Android Pay is here, finally in all its glory! Can't wait to start using it on my brand new LG G4

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Wow! Loving this new Google Photos approach. Already invested in it. 

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This is what I was waiting for! The future of smartphone photography! 
Check out the new Google Photos app — which comes with unlimited storage for photos up to 16MP and videos up to 1080p HD resolution. Just choose ‘high quality’ when you upload them through the new Photos app or Photos desktop uploader if you’d like them stored for free.

Just like before, the images and videos you keep in Google Photos will appear in Google Drive automatically and any you upload or sync using Drive will always be the uncompressed, originals and will use your available storage.

Learn more at http://goo.gl/o5fL6G 

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Looks like I have the decision made on my 2015 smartphone flagship: LG G4

I have been chronicling my smartphone journey over the years and this year, LG's G4 has (yet again) beat out the Samsung Galaxy S6/S6 Edge and the new HTC One M9.

This year, LG got me (for the third time in a row) with their phenomenal 5.5" QHD Quantum IPS LCD display with its 1500:1 contrast ratio and arguably the best smartphone camera of all time with its f/1.8 aperture and support for full manual mode and RAW image format.

Here are my previous posts:
2014: https://plus.google.com/+AnkurRakshit/posts/3e3fwSjCxkr
2013: https://plus.google.com/+AnkurRakshit/posts/VDkF1yEpKR6

#LGG4  
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