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Verizon Cameraphone Comparison Q4 2007

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Overall Ratings and Conclusion

In each of the categories we gave the four phones a different rating. The first place brings 4 points, 3 points for the second place, 2 points for third place, and 1 point for the forth place.

Based solely on our point system, it is almost a tie for 1st place between the V9m and Voyager.

However, for real world images, we believe the V9m to take the best overall pictures, thus we award it 1st place. It produces the best looking daytime images with colors looking their best, and inside images looking equally as good, thanks to the auto white balance being able to adjust to many different types of light. Night images were not as good as the Maxx Ve, but still respectable. Unfortunately, due to the lack of an Autofocus system, the V9m cannot be used for taking Macro images, where the Voyager is the winner.

We give the Voyager 2nd place, since outside images are almost as good as the V9m and the macro images are the best out of group.
Also, the Voyager's large 2.5" display is the easiest to use as a viewfinder out of the four phones.

The Maxx Ve comes in at an overall 3rd place, with outside and inside images not looking quite as good as the V9m, mostly due to colors not being as saturated. Yet it does make up for this with excellent night photos, an autofocus system, and a bright flash.

In last place in the FlipShot, which is a total disappointment, due to the fact that it is the only current 3MP cameraphone for Verizon. We initially had high hopes for the FlipShot, since it replaces the A990, but unfortunately the camera has not been improved upon, and it clearly does not perform as good as other 2MP cameraphones. The main downfall of the FlipShot is the poor Auto White Balance that cannot properly adjust to different types of light. Even when manually adjusting the white balance, we could not get colors to look right. Also, the autofocus on the FlipShot is the slowest between the 3 autofocusing phones, taking up to 5 seconds to focus on a subject.

Our rating system is as follows:

  1. V9m: 15 points total
  2. Voyager: 14 points total
  3. Maxx Ve: 13 points total
  4. FlipShot: 8 points total

Raking

Phone

Points

Comment

1)

Motorola V9m

3.0

Takes the best outside (daytime) and inside pictures.

2)

LG Voyager

2.75

Not as good for inside images, but excellent macro pics

3)

Motorola Maxx Ve

2.5

.Takes good pictures, has autofocus, and a bright flash.

4)

Samsung FlipShot

1.75

Overall poor looking images and slow autofocus.



Miscellaneous:


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

#

Phone

Starting


Focusing

Saving

Time between 2 shots

1)

Motorola V9m

1 sec.

N/A 0 sec.

2 sec.

4 sec.

2)

Motorola Maxx Ve

2 sec

2.5 sec.

2 sec.

6 sec.

3)

LG Voyager

3sec

2 sec.

2sec.

5 sec.

4)

Samsung FlipShot

1 sec

4 sec.

2 sec.

10 sec.


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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:55

1. (unregistered)


Wow.... unbeleivable. The FlipShot is a didicated camera/camcorder phone, and it lost the whole shootout.

posted on 31 Jan 2008, 00:59

2. David (unregistered)


The motorola Maxx seemed to have the crispest pictures, the darkness is something that i could live with, becuase the problem with most camera phones today is there pictures are always blurry which makes them unattractive for any use. the only thing i have against the Maxx is what i have against most verzion phones, they ugly uncustomizable U.I. which only comes in RED but most verizonphones suffer from this locked up the a** user interface. maybe one day they will get a clue and make a not 4 year old technology cellphone

posted on 27 Feb 2008, 08:40

3. Vzwgirl (unregistered)


I have to say I was shocked that the V9m. Ive had one and thought it didnt take good pix. My Voyager or my Envy takes way better pictures and is so much easier to use and view on!!! And the Flipshot is just kind of a dissapointment all around so Im not shocked at it taking last.

posted on 01 Apr 2008, 02:16

4. xfold (unregistered)


i did the test myself and to my suprise the flipshot has better pics. the flipshot takes better day and night pics so i dont no what these people were doing that the flipshots pics didnt come out clear. dont believe me? go to verizon compare the 4, save the pics to your micro sd and upload to your pc and then you decide for yourself.

posted on 15 May 2008, 20:03

6. (unregistered)


u rock

posted on 15 May 2008, 20:04

7. (unregistered)


tom rox out loud

posted on 15 May 2008, 20:02

5. (unregistered)


do u think i should get the flipshot :D :) :0 :} :{ :|

posted on 04 Jul 2008, 00:38

8. motoman117 (Posts: 15; Member since: 22 Jun 2008)


excellent test, shows that people overlook motorola. The motorazr 2 is one of the best phones around, and certainly my favorite

posted on 16 Nov 2008, 23:52

9. sovak75 (unregistered)


I'm shoked MaxxVe was rated so lowly. I have that phone and it is way better than the Voyager. Personally the best camera phone I've ever used is my Blackberry Curve. Crisp and clean even in low light.

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