Best smartphone telephoto camera: iPhone X vs Galaxy Note 8

The iPhone X and the Galaxy Note 8 are two of the hottest smartphones of 2017. Being the cream of the crop of the efforts of Apple and Samsung, the iPhone X and Galaxy Note 8 have a lot going on for them. Bezel-less design? Check. Awesome displays? Check. Super-fast hardware? Check. Dual cameras with great performance and new modes? Double check!

As you probably already know, both the iPhone X and the Galaxy Note 8 are each rocking an oh-so-trendy dual-cam setup that combines a regular wide-angle shooter with a “telephoto” camera for lossless optical …


Early OnePlus 5T vs OnePlus 5 camera comparison: No telephoto lens


The OnePlus 5T is leaking left and right like crazy, with an unofficial unboxing making the rounds some two days ago and a full specs sheet popping up online, seemingly revealing everything there is to know about the upcoming flagship device. But the leaks are not stopping still.

German website heise.de seems to have secured a OnePlus 5T prior to the device’s official announcement on November 16 and has already posted a brief camera comparison between the 5T and its predecessor, the OnePlus 5.
The big news here is that OnePlus has reportedly ditched …

OnePlus 5 vs iPhone 7 Plus: Battle of the telephoto lenses

The OnePlus 5 is one of the hottest phones of the season. High spec’d and aggressively priced to give the current top flagships a run for their money, the OnePlys 5 manages to impress with great all-around performance and sleek, albeit familiar, design. But the phone’s main selling point—or at least one of its biggest selling points—is the new, iPhone-insiperd dual-camera system on its back.

We’ve already taken a look at how the primary 16MP camera of the OnePlus 5 compares to some of the best shooters currently on the market, but what about the larger, 20MP camera …

Disclaimer: OnePlus 5's telephoto lens doesn't do 2x optical zoom

The OnePlus 5 has launched and, aside from a lot of hype and long, long lines at the pop-up events around the world, the phone’s early days have also been a bit… bumpy. First, there was the controversy with the handset’s actual design, being incredibly reminiscent of you-know-who. Then, the whole “benchmark cheating” ordeal. Now, there seems to be a bit of confusion around the telephoto lens’ zooming capabilities.

See, OnePlus markets it as a 2x zoom and the camera app reiterates this with a neat 1x / 2x insta-switching zoom button. Since that’s how the setup on the telephoto-equipped …

OnePlus 5 dual camera revealed: 20-megapixel Telephoto lens, with iPhone 7 Plus-like portrait mode

The OnePlus 5 will have a dual camera system that will look and feel just like the one on the Apple iPhone 7 Plus: one regular rear camera and a secondary, telephoto shooter that will be capable of blurring the background and capturing portraits, according to a report by TheVerge a day before the official launch of the OnePlus 5.
We also now have the official OnePlus 5 camera specs: the phone will have a 16-megapixel main Sony rear cam with an f/1.7 aperture lens, and a 20-megapixel secondary Sony sensor with an f/2.6 telephoto lens. OnePlus …

5 camera apps that force the iPhone 7 Plus into telephoto mode

The iPhone 7 Plus is Apple’s first handset to feature a dual camera module on its back. A regular 12 MP, wide-angle camera was neighbored by another 12 MP snapper, but with a telephoto lens over it, which provides 2x optical zoom.

Real zoom on a smartphone? Sounds awesome, even if it’s only a fixed 2x level. But the limitations don’t end there. Since the telephoto lens doesn’t have a very wide aperture, it’s not the best in low-light conditions. So, to offset this, the iPhone 7 Plus may choose to still use its regular, wide-angle camera when you zoom 2x and above …