The original DNG is dark overall; exposed to retain detail in the highlights. The thing that surprised me is how much detail Lightroom brought out of the shadows.
There is a noticeable amount of noise in the shadows, but considering the depths they are being brought from on such a small sensor I am impressed.
Both of these photos are exported directly from Lightroom iOS on iPhone.
Mobile photography will never replace the real thing when it comes to quality. The convenience that mobile photography brings is extremely useful though. And we (iPhone users) are at last able to make the most of the “pixels in our pocket”.