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Nokia Lumia 730 used to snap the largest selfie ever

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Nokia Lumia 730 used to snap the largest selfie ever
The Nokia Lumia 730 is perfectly equipped for the task that Microsoft Lumia Bangladesh used it for. With a 5MP front-facing camera that employs a wide-angle lens, the Lumia 730 was made to capture the world's largest selfie. Sure, Ellen Degeneres might have snapped the most popular selfie in history earlier this year. But even that famous photo, taken with the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, was far from being the largest such picture.

With the wide-angle lens doing its thing, Microsoft was able to squeeze 1151 people into the record breaking selfie. Microsoft Lumia Bangladesh  now presumably owns the title for having snapped a selfie with the "most number of people with recognizable faces."

Still, there has been no official word from the authenticator of such deeds, the Guinness Book of World Records. Regardless, it still is a clever promotion for the selfie-centric front-facing snapper on the Lumia 730. Now, if you can get 1152 recognizable faces to squeeze into a selfie, let us know.

World's largest selfie snapped with the front-facing camera on the Nokia Lumia 730

World's largest selfie snapped with the front-facing camera on the Nokia Lumia 730


source: MicrosoftLumiaBangladesh via WindowsCentral

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posted on 23 Nov 2014, 01:35 25

1. sriuslywtf (Posts: 297; Member since: 09 Jul 2013)


I hate to break it to MS but that's a groupie not a selfie.

Selfie - self - singular
Groupie - group - multi

nuff said.

posted on 23 Nov 2014, 01:42 13

2. hurrycanger (Posts: 1556; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)


Wtf! Sriusly?
I call it group selfie. I don't think there is any right or wrong here, and selfie wasn't even a real word to begin with anyway.

posted on 23 Nov 2014, 01:54 5

4. sriuslywtf (Posts: 297; Member since: 09 Jul 2013)


Yeah. Words will always change and invented.

It doesn't take a genius to know that buddy.

posted on 23 Nov 2014, 02:46 3

11. hurrycanger (Posts: 1556; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)


Yup, but here is the thing, "selfies" used as in group selfies are widely accepted, and the more popular term for group selfie is wefie. ;)

posted on 23 Nov 2014, 02:52

13. hurrycanger (Posts: 1556; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)


is* widely accepted.

posted on 23 Nov 2014, 02:33 1

9. legiloca (Posts: 1208; Member since: 11 Nov 2014)


selfie is already an official word and was given a definition in the world dictionary

posted on 23 Nov 2014, 02:45

10. hurrycanger (Posts: 1556; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)


That's why I said "was".

Actually, "wasn't",

posted on 23 Nov 2014, 14:03

41. TechNeck (Posts: 237; Member since: 29 Aug 2014)


Selfie is a real word. e.e

posted on 23 Nov 2014, 14:32

42. hurrycanger (Posts: 1556; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)


I didn't say otherwise. Read #2 and #10.

posted on 23 Nov 2014, 14:59 2

43. needa (Posts: 205; Member since: 30 Jun 2014)


i don't know if you are trying to be right, when you were wrong. or showing that you were right all along. considering you wanted to argue what a group selfie was in the first place, i think it is the former. either way... no word is a real word to begin with. so why even make the comment?

posted on 23 Nov 2014, 16:39

45. hurrycanger (Posts: 1556; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)


Okay, there was no argument.
But anyway, prove me wrong if you can.

posted on 24 Nov 2014, 01:17

48. bialh (Posts: 3; Member since: 30 Apr 2014)


No body can prove you wrong

because you think that if you're the last 1 to reply you're right

posted on 23 Nov 2014, 18:21

46. marcski07 (Posts: 598; Member since: 25 Apr 2014)


group selfie so selfie = taking a picture with a front camera, what happened to our world. group selfie is an innappropriate word it contradicts the meaning of taking a picture of yourself or one's self. selfie is already a stupidity made officially as a word, don't make it worst, group selfie sounds retard. when I'm hearing those words, i quickly react "lol, wut?" tho, groufie is a second level of stupidity but that is acceptable than group selfie, it should be group picture, selfie is not the same meaning of picture/portrait. selfie is made up word and it is an action word, an act of taking a photo of one's self. because of this made up words, young generation now a days don't know how to choose appropriate words on things, like some group of youngster asked me "to take a selfie of them". and I was like "wtf?!"

posted on 23 Nov 2014, 22:00

47. hurrycanger (Posts: 1556; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)


I don't use the word selfie the same way those youngters you mentioned used it. I have never met anybody who asks me to take a "selfie" for them anyway. To me, selfie means the person taking it is in the picture, hence "self". That's it. If somebody takes a photo of my group and the person is not in the group, it's neither a selfie or wefie to me. And personally it doesn't really matter which camera it is as long as I'm pointing it at myself to shoot. Just my take on this situation. I've never met anybody using the word "selfie" when somebody else is taking photos of them anyway. If those asked me so, (maybe) either I take photos of mySELF for them or I'll ask them to do it themSELVES.

And I will keep saying group selfies sinces it's a selfie I take with a group. If you want my explanation on it, I would say self means the person taking the photo is in this it, and group means... group, lol. So yeah, a selfie with my group of friend is a group selfie. "Self" is the main/root part in "selves". "Ourselves" has "self" in it. Words don't have to stay in plural form all the time when you do combination and stuff like that, so "group selvies" can be out of the question. So, yeah, "let's take a group photo ourselves" --> group selfies. And group selfies is easier for me to say than groupies, wefies, or groupfies to me. Too mouthful.

And soooo... yeah, we all have different ways to look at new made up words. You don't have to use those words though.

posted on 23 Nov 2014, 01:59 2

6. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3689; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


Groupie= photo

posted on 23 Nov 2014, 02:06 1

7. BLUEBLASTER (Posts: 275; Member since: 23 Feb 2014)


Agreed

posted on 23 Nov 2014, 04:43 1

21. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3689; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


Duplicate bro?

posted on 23 Nov 2014, 09:57 2

28. akki20892 (Posts: 3900; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Twins

posted on 23 Nov 2014, 10:51

31. Tritinum (Posts: 471; Member since: 06 May 2014)


twinziez

posted on 23 Nov 2014, 02:18

8. RandomUsername (Posts: 808; Member since: 29 Oct 2013)


You mean Groufie? ;)

posted on 23 Nov 2014, 04:05

16. Bondurant (Posts: 417; Member since: 04 Jun 2014)


Its groufie, not groupie.

Fail.

posted on 23 Nov 2014, 04:07 5

18. DogeShibe (Posts: 1110; Member since: 10 Jan 2014)


It's stupidity.
End of thread.

posted on 23 Nov 2014, 01:44

3. android_hitman (unregistered)


what a sh*t

posted on 23 Nov 2014, 09:34 1

25. irellemot (Posts: 109; Member since: 29 Nov 2012)


Yeah, HTC Desire EYE could kill this record, I'm sure of it.

posted on 23 Nov 2014, 01:57 3

5. Settings (Posts: 1473; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)


Yeah, when Samsung do it they call it innovation.
But when Nokia (Microsoft) do it they say boo. LOL!

posted on 23 Nov 2014, 02:59 7

14. tech2 (Posts: 3355; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


Nice attempt at playing the victim card. Samsung never claimed it to be 'innovation' nor anyone booed Nokia.

Also, lets not forget that all these selfie trend was started by that famous Oscar selfie by ellen which was taken by a Samsung phone. Also, this selfie is again just mimicking the selfie taken at Samsung unpacked event this year. So yeah, MS is not really innovating as well.

Just stop with the lame attempt of bringing Samsung and starting fanboy wars in an article which Samsung has absolutely nothing to do with. Your comment just makes you look jealous and insecure.

posted on 23 Nov 2014, 04:31 2

20. Settings (Posts: 1473; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)


Lol at the victim card. I ain't even starting a fanboy war in which you specialize. Leave me alone mommas boy.

posted on 23 Nov 2014, 05:58 3

22. tech2 (Posts: 3355; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


If you want to be left alone then post stupid comments on public forums and expect people not to reply to your idiocy.

Write your thoughts in a diary or something if you wish to be left alone.

Lastly, no need to get all ghetto on me 'I ain't even starting a fanboy war' .......lol

posted on 23 Nov 2014, 07:55 2

23. Settings (Posts: 1473; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)


Idiots reply to idiots.

posted on 23 Nov 2014, 13:30

40. 87186 (Posts: 260; Member since: 01 Aug 2014)


"ghetto" haha how sheltered are we? improper English does not equate to being ghetto. gain some exposure, please.

posted on 24 Nov 2014, 02:51

49. tech2 (Posts: 3355; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


First of all let me correct you, its not improper but incorrect when comes to mistakes in english language. Secondy, incorrect english is done my mistake but choosing to speak in a certain tone or way even is clearly different from being incorrect i.e. you won't find him/her speaking like that in everyday life but when he/she felt threatened he/she chose to speak in that tone inspite of knowing the correct usage. Since, that usage is most often practised in ghetto culture I am not wrong to associate.

I find that 'gain some exposure' comment quite ironical since you yourself lack the knowledge about the culture because if you did you wouldn't have agreed with me.

Lastly, stop putting yourself above others but criticizing their english as it may not be the first language for quite a few of the commentators here. Rather discuss on the point itself, "please" !

posted on 23 Nov 2014, 11:12

33. NFSHesham (Posts: 257; Member since: 04 Feb 2014)


Nope... Sure not.... I am taking selfies and group selfies since even before ellen

posted on 23 Nov 2014, 15:11

44. kach22 (Posts: 153; Member since: 04 Nov 2011)


When Nokia does it I say Wow, it's amazing. When Microsoft does it I say; well they bought it from Nokia with a clever twist and now crediting themselves for something they could never have done.

posted on 23 Nov 2014, 02:50 3

12. DogeShibe (Posts: 1110; Member since: 10 Jan 2014)


Good for promotion.
Bit i hate selfies, groupfies and all that :/

posted on 23 Nov 2014, 03:07 3

15. hurrycanger (Posts: 1556; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)


Damn, why the hate man? It's so much fun. :3
I kinda miss having the wide angle 5mp front cam on the One M8 after switching to the Note 3.

posted on 23 Nov 2014, 04:06 1

17. DogeShibe (Posts: 1110; Member since: 10 Jan 2014)


It can be.But not this much.

posted on 23 Nov 2014, 08:29

24. tech2 (Posts: 3355; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


is it because a dog's paw is too short to take a selfie of himself ?

posted on 23 Nov 2014, 13:04

37. DogeShibe (Posts: 1110; Member since: 10 Jan 2014)


i.imgur.com/xo3UZlg.jpg

posted on 23 Nov 2014, 13:10 1

39. tech2 (Posts: 3355; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


You win ! :,(

Now I've seen everything. I can peacefully die now !

posted on 23 Nov 2014, 10:25

30. Phonedingo (Posts: 386; Member since: 16 Aug 2014)


Are you really ugly or something?

posted on 23 Nov 2014, 13:05 1

38. DogeShibe (Posts: 1110; Member since: 10 Jan 2014)


See comment #37

posted on 23 Nov 2014, 04:24 2

19. pureviewuser (Posts: 479; Member since: 11 Nov 2012)


Awesome great photo well done whoever took it and Microsoft you're the best!

posted on 23 Nov 2014, 09:38

26. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


So all these people was holding the same phone at the same time and making this photo??? If not then it is not a selfie!

posted on 23 Nov 2014, 09:53

27. Darkerm (Posts: 308; Member since: 31 Jan 2012)


I'm from Bangladesh but did not attend in this event cuz... u know..

posted on 23 Nov 2014, 10:24

29. Phonedingo (Posts: 386; Member since: 16 Aug 2014)


Those girls are gorgeous.

posted on 23 Nov 2014, 11:04

32. mildorzalost (Posts: 141; Member since: 03 Jun 2014)


I don't know if buy this phone ir the 830 :/
The amoles screen is perfect for WP, but 830 is more premium (but costs $200 more)

posted on 23 Nov 2014, 11:23

34. theguy2345 (Posts: 1182; Member since: 24 Jun 2014)


You could also get the M8 with WP. Same 5 megapixel wide angle front facing camera, with specs that crunch anything you throw at it. And once you step up to the 830, you might as well pay extra for all the extra stuff the m8 has that makes it a much better choice

posted on 24 Nov 2014, 08:04

50. mildorzalost (Posts: 141; Member since: 03 Jun 2014)


Of course is a much better choise, it costs $900 USD in my country :/
830 only $520 USD... much better
Damn taxes!

posted on 24 Nov 2014, 11:51

51. theguy2345 (Posts: 1182; Member since: 24 Jun 2014)


$900?! That's outrageous. I paid $585 for mine. Worth every penny

posted on 25 Nov 2014, 10:33

53. mildorzalost (Posts: 141; Member since: 03 Jun 2014)


Yeah, México and taxes go together ¬¬

I can also get it from amazon but with shipping and taxes cost around 650$ and international version do not support LTE... so, 830 here we go

posted on 23 Nov 2014, 11:25

35. rkoforever90 (Posts: 167; Member since: 03 Dec 2011)


the 3 girls at the front are so cute

posted on 23 Nov 2014, 13:04

36. kurama. (Posts: 85; Member since: 13 Sep 2014)


Great one more stupid act added to the lame book of the world. Nowadays these huge companies are acting really stupid especially these phones makers. Add after a stupid add first joke was the apple bigger than bigger bs now this omg.

posted on 24 Nov 2014, 21:05

52. Ishtiaque99 (Posts: 53; Member since: 15 Apr 2014)


I am very happy to see an article about Bangladesh. Bangladeshi people are crazy about smartphones. Thanks Microsoft.

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