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Verizon Cameraphone Comparison Q2 2007

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Verizon Cameraphone Comparison Q2 2007
Overall: Total Rating

In each category we gave the five phones a different rating. The first place brings 4 points, 3 points for the second place……. 1 point for the forth place.


Ratings - Verizon Cameraphone Comparison Q2 2007

Ratings



Based upon our variety tests, we believe the Maxx to be the most versatile camera phone out of this group. This is due to it being able to take pictures under a wide variety of conditions with little difficulty. The only problem that we encountered with the Maxx is that if there is too much sunlight entering into the lens, the Iris will close, and cause the image to be darker than we would want. For the rest of the outside pictures, when the sun was behind us, this was not a problem. The Maxx also takes the best inside, night, and flash pictures out of this group. Because of this, we place the Maxx into 1st place.

The enV comes in at an overall 2nd Place, due to it being able to take good outside and inside pictures, despite the fact that night and flash images are undesirable.

The A990 would come into 1st Place, if we based the results only on outside picture quality. However, we rate it at 3rd Place, since inside images were poor (due to the Auto White Balance), as well as night and flash images being undesirable. If you are only planning to use the A990 for outside images taken during the day, the A990 receives top marks.

Last is the VX8700. Every image we took had dull colors and looked out-of-focus with soft edges. There is also no flash or macro setting available.


Here is the final rating with points (out of 4):

#

Phone

Points

Comment

1)

Motorola maxx Ve

3.4

Overall it’s best among all

2)

LG enV

3

Although it is messaging device, the enV outscores the A990

3)

Samsung A990

2.4

It is good outdoor, but not indoor and at low light

4)

LG VX8700

1.2

The lack of flash and macro mode are not 8700’s only drawbacks


MISCELLANEOUS

Although it does not influence the quality of the pictures directly, the operation time of the camera is rather important for its use.

#

Phone

Starting

Focusing

Saving

Time between 2 pictures

1)

LG VX8700

2 sec

N/A

3 sec

4 sec

2)

Samsung A990

2 sec

2 sec

4 sec

6 sec

3)

Motorola maxx Ve

2 sec

3 sec

4 sec

7 sec

4)

LG enV

3 sec

3 sec

6 sec

9 sec



Here is our opinion for each phone separately:


Samsung SCH-A990:

The A990 is the only phone in this line-up that features an Auto Focus 3MP camera (the rest are 2MP). Pictures taken outside, either in bright sunlight or cloudy conditions, have good color representation and sharp edges. The Auto Focus and Auto White Balance also work best when taking pictures outside. The Iris keeps the lens open more than the other phones, so that pictures are not dark and under-exposed if too much light gets into the lens.

For pictures taken inside, the A990 begins to suffer from several problems. The first, which we noticed, is that the Auto White Balance has difficulty under different types of lighting, such has fluorescent and incandescent. This caused some images to have an orange tint to them. The second issue is that the Auto Focus would sometimes not be able to focus properly, thus causing the image to be blurry.

Pictures taken at night of well-lit buildings suffer from being out of focus and are under exposed. The flash can only be used within 4 feet of a subject, and causes the image to be washed out.
The Auto Focus is capable of taking close up Macro pictures, however they images have a fuzzy look to them.


Motorola RAZR Maxx Ve:

The Maxx features a 2MP camera and Auto Focus system that works in the same fashion as a traditional digital camera. You press the focus button down halfway to first focus on the image, then press the button down all the way to capture the image.
Most of the pictures taken outside have good color representation, but are slightly over saturated. Edges are sharp, but are not as detailed as the A990. The Auto Focus also works well. The only problem we encountered for pictures taken outside, is that the Iris would close and cause some images to be dark and under exposed when too much sunlight was entering into the lens.

The Maxx appears to perform better than the A990 for pictures taken inside, and does not seem to suffer from the Auto Focus and White Balance problems that the A990 does. Pictures taken indoors have accurate color saturation and detail, yet suffer from soft edges. We were able to take images in a variety of store lighting conditions without any Auto White Balance problems.

Pictures taken at night of well-lit buildings are properly exposed, and are in focus. The Maxx provided the best pictures in the category.
The flash on the Maxx is the best that we have seen on a camera phone. In low light, it turns on at half brightness to allow the Auto Focus to first focus in on the subject, then gets brighter when the image in taken. This allows flash pictures to have good color and detail. The range of the flash is 8 feet.
The Auto Focus also allows Macro pictures to be taken. We found the Macro images taken by the A990 and Maxx to be practically identical, with the Macro Pictures taken by the enV to be clearer and more in focus.


LG enV (VX9900):

The LG enV is the only other phone that features a 2MP camera with Auto Focus.
Pictures taken outside look almost identical to the A990, except they are not as detailed, due to the lower mega-pixel count. Colors are natural looking, but not as saturated as on the Maxx. The enV also seems to suffer from the same Iris problem as the Maxx, causing some images outside to be under exposed.

Pictures taken inside are very pleasing. Colors are more accurate than the A990, and the Auto Focus does not have any problems. The enV and Maxx take similar pictures inside, with a slight edge going to the Maxx due to it having better color.

Pictures taken at night of well-light building are properly exposed, but are somewhat blurry, due to the Auto Focus not working as well in low light.
The flash is also a disappointment, since the range is only 4 feet. It does not light up the image enough, which causes it to look dull and lacking of color.
The Auto Focus works well for Macro images, and created pictures that are clear and in focus, slightly more than the A990 and Maxx.


LG VX8700:

The LG VX8700 has a 2MP camera, but lacks the Auto Focus features that the other phones offer. Not having Auto Focus did limit the quality of the images taken by the VX8700.
Pictures taken outside are lacking the clarity and color representation that the other phones offer. Images have a soft “fuzzy” look to them, and colors look dull.

Images taken inside suffer from these same affects, and do not look as good as the Maxx and enV. However, the Auto White Balance for inside images does work better on the VX8700 than on the A990.

It is also no surprise that pictures taken at night of well-light building are under exposed and out of focus. Once again the Maxx and enV is the clear winner here.
The is also no flash on the VX8700, which means you must provided light by another source to take pictures in darkness.
Since the VX8700 does not have Auto Focus, it cannot take Macro pictures. Any attempt to take Macro pictures will create an image that is blurry and out of focus.

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