Did you know that the HTC One
's front-facing camera comes with a 88-degree wide lens? The resulting field of view of the unit is one of the largest we've seen on a smartphone, and that's pretty awesome when you consider how certain high-profile mass selfies have gone kind of wrong
(sorry, Mr. Leto!).
So what possessed HTC to invest both time and resources into what is seemingly a low-priority feature? Competition, of course! As we outlined on Monday
, manufacturers are increasingly running out of areas where they can truly differentiate their products from their rivals', so we've gotten to a point where every little bit counts. And count it does, specifically when it comes to front-facing cameras, or so would the results of our poll which sought to gauge your opinions on the importance of the selfie cam.
A seemingly unimportant detail of the overall smartphone package, it turns out that a respectable number of poll takers really value their front-facing shooter -- 29.95% to be exact. Further still, 39.9% report that while it's obviously not their top priority when weighing their options, it's still a consideration when picking up a new device. On the flip side, the front-facing camera is of little to no importance to some 18.37% of voters, with another 11.78% completely shooting down the idea of attaching weight to the selfie cam. See the results for yourself immediately below.
- How important is your smartphone's front-facing camera to you?
It's very important to me
It's a consideration
It's unimportant to me
It's absolutely irrelevant to me