Results: phone cameras don't cut it, not always

A smartphone can be many, many things — a music player, a communications device, a fun mobile console, or even a camera. And lately, the camera department has been getting better and better. It’s safe to say that if you are shelling out for a flagship nowadays, chances are you will have a great camera on that phone.

But are they good enough to make most users forget about dedicated handheld cameras? Sure, you do have your phone on you at all times and that makes it the most-often used camera, but do you actually keep a dedicated shooter somewhere around, …


New shot-on-iPhone short film Vortex shows you don't always need expensive cameras for great video

Shooting a cinematic video on just a phone is a bit of a cliche these days: we know that it’s possible and we know people do it more and more, but this latest one is worth sharing because it pushes the boundaries with shooting technique.
Vortex is a new, 1.5-minute short movie that is shot entirely on an iPhone with the help of some tools and with a lot of creativity, and it exemplifies novel camera movement that gives an exciting new perspective on New York City.

Watch a phone camera perform 360° barrel rolls!

The …

China-bound Honor V10 is now official: 2:1 display, Kirin 970, dual cameras starting at $410

After amping up the ante with the Mate 10 and the Mate 10 Pro, Huawei just announced its affordable honor V10 smartphone. Taking design cues from the Mate 10/Mate 10 Pro and featuruing a tall, 18:9 display and a dual-camera setup, the all-new honor V10 costs significantly less than its more premium brethren, but looks like it encapsulates all the core fundamentals that made the Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro noteworthy handsets.
So, what’s under the hood?
There’s a 5.99″ LCD display up front, boasting a resolution of 1,080 by 2,160 pixels …

Software update is on the way to improve the dual rear cameras on the OnePlus 5T

The OnePlus 5T has just been released, and already a major software update for the rear camera is in the works. The early word is that the camera is not providing the kind of quality photographs that you might expect from the OnePlus 5T. The update that is being planned will reportedly improve the quality of low-light photography to make sure the images are sharp and clear. The update will also improve the quality of selfies taken with the front-facing snapper, by making them appear more natural. In addition, the beautification mode will be disabled with OnePlus 5T users given the option of turning …

Razer Phone's cameras will get better soon thanks to software updates


Launched in the US last week, the Razer Phone is one of this
year’s most interesting handsets – not just due to the fact that it represents
Razer’s first foray into the smartphone market, but also thanks to its appealing
list of features (including 8 GB of RAM, and a 5.7-inch Quad HD screen with an
impressive 120Hz refresh rate).  

 

While Razer seem to be very happy with its first phone,
right now, the company isn’t fully satisfied with the experience that the
handset’s cameras (8 MP front, dual 12 MP rear) are offering. Thus, the company
is working on software updates to improve …

Sony H3213 Avenger appears in benchmark with dual selfie cameras

Sony has yet to launch a smartphone with dual cameras, but it looks like the Japanese company is about to correct that “issue.” The Xperia H3213 Avenger is the model number and codename of one of Sony’s upcoming smartphones, and probably the first to feature a dual-camera setup.

However, unlike most of the smartphones that include such a camera configuration, the Xperia H3213 has two cameras in the front. The information is confirmed by the listing of the phone at GFXBench, which also mentions the handset will boast a 21-megapixel rear-facing camera.

If the benchmark is indeed real, …

Four cameras, bezel-less display, low price: it's the Doogee Mix 2

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2017 has been a great year for smartphones. Not only because we saw a drastic jump towards the futuristic bezel-less designs that used to be just a dream, but also because said designs are quickly making their way down to the lower, more affordable tiers. And, as you probably know, there are some manufacturers out there, for whom “budget” doesn’t necessarily …

Best smartphone cameras compared: iPhone X vs Galaxy Note 8, LG V30

Some jokingly call it the iPhone X-pensive or the iPhone 1000-dollars. Others wouldn’t mind spending a grand on it, knowing that they’ll be getting a technological marvel in return. Whichever side you’re on, you’ll probably agree with us when we say that the iPhone X is a remarkable phone – expensive, yes, but also exciting, futuristic, and gorgeously sculpted. In fact, Apple’s greatest is so good at drawing attention with its design that one might easily overlook that outstanding camera at its back. 
We’ve already published our in-depth iPhone …

Best smartphone cameras compared: LG V30 vs iPhone 8 Plus, Galaxy Note 8, HTC U11

Fun fact: the first digital camera was invented in 1975. It weighed 8 pounds and it required 32 seconds to record a 0.01-megapixel image onto a… compact cassette. Today, a camera a million times better fits in a pocket. Yup, it’s your smartphone we’re talking about, and whether you’re an iPhone user, a Galaxy fan, or a BlackBerry hipster, your personal handset is a tiny hand-held miracle. 
Yet not all smartphone cameras are made equal. While pretty much all high-ends can take good photos in a broad range of conditions, some go above and beyond, …

Nokia 7 is unveiled carrying 5.2-inch screen, 3,000mAh battery and Dual-Sight cameras


The Nokia 7 was introduced this morning in China by HMD Global. The glass and aluminum clad device carries a 5.2-inch LCD display with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 (FHD). Under the hood you’ll find the Snapdragon 630 chipset, which comes with an octa-core CPU and the Adreno 508 GPU. One version comes with 4GB of RAM (priced at ¥2,499, which is the equivalent of $377 USD), and a second variant features 6GB of RAM (priced at ¥2,699, which converts into $407 USD based on current exchange rates). Both models are equipped with 64GB of expandable native storage.

Adorning the back of the phone …