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Why, when, and how to take HDR photos with your smartphone

0. phoneArena 07 Mar 2014, 06:37 posted on

Thanks to the advent of digital photography, even an amateur can snap beautiful HDR photos with ease. In fact, most (if not all) high-end smartphones come with a high dynamics range mode built right into their camera apps. But why should you take HDR photos, and more importantly, when should you have the mode enabled? Well, in this post, we'll give you the answers to these questions and we'll show you how HDR could potentially make your photos look better...

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posted on 07 Mar 2014, 07:04

1. reckless562 (Posts: 675; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)


how bout HDR for a samsung epic 4G touch? "galaxy s2 SPH-D710"

posted on 07 Mar 2014, 08:13

2. mr.techdude (Posts: 542; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


HTC one x is by far the best HDR camera photos. It's sooo accurate and highly detailed it's not funny.

posted on 07 Mar 2014, 09:44

7. mrblah (Posts: 422; Member since: 22 Jan 2013)


i had that phone, it must be your first smart phone, the iphone has hdr that is vastly superior, also, when you take hdr on iphones, they also take a 2nd photo copy with it off so you can decide which one came out better.PA need to claify the hdr is only on the side when the iphone is sideways, other wise it dead center at the top.

posted on 20 May 2014, 05:12

10. bbblader (Posts: 575; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


a lot of androids do the copy too

posted on 07 Mar 2014, 08:24

3. mokhtar (Posts: 204; Member since: 06 Jan 2014)


personnaly i don't use hdr mode , but i leave automatic mode ( xperia z1 ) choose the right moment to use it , and this mode do a very well job here , but when i use 20 mp and if the weather is darker and there is no sun then i help with HDR mode
thanks for this article

posted on 07 Mar 2014, 08:50

4. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1218; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


I used HDR on my Nexus 4 only when the lighting isn't great. However, it does take a few second to take the picture XD

posted on 07 Mar 2014, 09:12 1

5. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2494; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Nice article Nick, thanks.

posted on 07 Mar 2014, 09:13

6. apple4never (Posts: 933; Member since: 08 May 2013)


why not show examples of sony's superior auto mode vs the hdr?

posted on 07 Mar 2014, 10:09

8. buccob (Posts: 1364; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


in phones, Superior Auto just recognizes the scene and adjust accordingly... but in Cybershot cameras AND the QX-100 which I got it gives you Superior Auto & Intelligent Auto... the former is actually a combination of 3-5 pics that can enable HDR and other adjustment, but the Intelligent auto is a scene recognition just like Xperias (but with sport, tripod and other added scenes)

So in reality I would say Xperia have Intelligent Auto... nothing superior about it when compared to dedicated cameras...

(Although most of the time I love the auto mode in my Xperia... it gets 90% the right scene)

posted on 08 Mar 2014, 14:31

9. mokhtar (Posts: 204; Member since: 06 Jan 2014)


in superior auto mode he choose HDR automaticly

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