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HTC One M8 Duo Camera - useful innovation or a gimmick?

0. phoneArena 27 Mar 2014, 06:31 posted on

The unique Duo Camera on the HTC One M8 utilizes two camera sensor/lens sets, in order to capture a more complete depth of field information about a scene, and use it for various post-shot effects. Do you consider it a welcome and useful invention, that adds significant value to the smartphone cameras realm, or is it more of a gimmick innovation for the sake of it, whose effects people won't use on a regular basis..?

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posted on 27 Mar 2014, 06:34 10

1. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3718; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Who's voting 1st option?

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 06:37 6

3. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1888; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


I don't know haha but I voted 2 bc I ordered a HTC One (M8) for that cool effect haha. Actually it's more for the build quality and front facing speakers. I don't take pictures that much at all, the picture quality isn't the #1 deciding factor for me

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 07:52 1

33. AbhiD (Posts: 67; Member since: 06 Apr 2012)


you could have ordered Z2 instead! All the goodies of htc one + extra amazing stuff that can easily smother the one

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 08:06 1

34. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1888; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


I could have, but being on AT&T they don't think they are going to carry it. Beside, if Z2 does come out on AT&T I'll just use my line's upgrade to get it since I used my gf's line's upgrade to get the HTC One haha.

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 08:40

38. engineer-1701d (unregistered)


z2 useless big phone watch the drop test on m8 10 feet face down fine driven over with a suv still fine. all drop test great phone z2 first impact shattered.

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 06:46 12

11. karkavelas (Posts: 70; Member since: 25 Oct 2013)


People who are voting the 1st option, are the same kind of people who think that the s5 looks good...

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 08:42 1

39. engineer-1701d (unregistered)


i vote 1 but hate the gs5 look.

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 07:12

22. draconic1991 (Posts: 195; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


The second camera was okay if it wud have been an additional feature...so only when the quality was already great...cant take that as a selling point...so definitely not the 1st option...

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 07:28 1

27. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Answer: those guys who like cameras.

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 07:36

31. ajac09 (Posts: 1481; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


fools that cant get over that HTC is dead.

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 08:39

36. engineer-1701d (unregistered)


me 1st not for pro camera use when in air conditioning you take a pic of a data plate some things are out of focus this could save a drive back or taking multiple pics on a job.

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 06:34 6

2. josephnero (Posts: 561; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


Useless for me a tleast.i prefer Z2 this year even though i will skip it and wait for SD805 devices

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 06:38 4

4. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1888; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


Just wait until August/September for Z3 :D It'll probably be using 805 by then

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 10:16 1

48. josephnero (Posts: 561; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


thats my plan.I hope Z3 will hit major Us carriers

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 17:28

55. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


no it will be the ULTRA 2

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 06:39 5

6. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Don't wait for the 805. 2 options: buy a device now or wait for 2015.

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 06:38 8

5. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Unfortunately a gimmick.. I had high hopes for nothing. Z2 for me.

posted on 28 Mar 2014, 08:03

58. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


i felt the same to, sony Z for me to

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 06:40 2

7. ScottSchneider (Posts: 334; Member since: 06 Dec 2011)


Dual Camera - Gimmick (If we say the Fingerprint sensor is a gimmick then this too is)...
OIS - A Must req for Mobile Cameras...

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 06:43 4

9. papss (unregistered)


lets be honest... SS is the king of gimmicks but again who cares? They sell a sh!t ton of their gimmicky phones so why change

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 06:56 2

16. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 1178; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


finger print isn't a gimmick because it's somewhat usual tbh the only gimmick thing about are the ad apple make for it !

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 07:09 4

20. papss (unregistered)


But its not all that practical really. Its slower than sliding, its not all that more secure than a password and the NSA has access to your finger print (okay this one is me being paranoid)

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 07:31 1

28. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 1178; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


yeah but my friend says it makes itunes password so much easier to use finger print and in most cases he just uses it to unlock
and the nsa have your finger print on your birth certificate anyway :) !

never had personal experience with it

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 07:14

23. fireblade (Posts: 717; Member since: 27 Dec 2013)


yes finger print is a gimmick. Just use pattern or pin for the security

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 06:42 3

8. papss (unregistered)


I ordered the one but I'm not sure the camera is that great.. But who cares? I have a L1520 as my daily driver and will be due for another upgrade in Nov so these two will hold me off and if not there is always Craigslist lol. I can't wait to get my hands on the dark aluminum one.. Currently flying from TX to me in OH

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 07:27 2

26. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Looks like you r millionaire.

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 07:38 3

32. papss (unregistered)


Na I just have a great wife that lets me buy/sell my phones on demand.

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 06:43 10

10. Lyngdoh (Posts: 268; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


I prefer the extra camera over heart rate sensor.

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 06:49 2

13. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 2283; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


Hell yeah... Any day

posted on 27 Mar 2014, 06:53 1

14. magnanimus (Posts: 542; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


I prefer just a good OIS camera over both

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