5 Android smartphones with unconventional primary cameras

5 Android smartphones with unconventional primary cameras
Over the past few years, many experts and regular users have raised the issue that smartphones manufacturers are bringing increasingly less innovation to the market. 

However, while it may be true that certain aspects of high-end smartphones did little to significantly evolve over the past couple of years (real-world performance and battery life are two of the obvious examples that come to mind) camera technology seems to be the area where smartphone makers did their best work.

Wider apertures, larger sensors, larger individual pixels, fancy auto-focus systems, dual-lens cameras, high-resolution sensors, sapphire protection glass, interpolated photos, dual and triple-tone LED flash units, optical image stabilization, these are all new technologies aimed to improve the quality of the photos and videos that high-end handsets can take.

Without further ado, let's talk about 5 of the best Android smartphones that integrate unconventional, forward-thinking primary cameras.





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8 Comments

1. walkman800

Posts: 113; Member since: Aug 26, 2014

I see nothing unconventional in LG G4's primary camera. It's a logical continuation of improving photo quality by gradually integrating minor features into it. Secondary camera, though, is innovative with "quasi-flash" feature.

2. Edward_bly

Posts: 278; Member since: Dec 11, 2013

Laser auto-focus and color spectrum sensor?

3. walkman800

Posts: 113; Member since: Aug 26, 2014

that's not unconventional. Predecessor had laser AF, color spectrum is mildly interesting, yet as expected move as integrating OIS or having wider lens. 360 video recording is unconventional

5. gtrc11

Posts: 32; Member since: Feb 05, 2015

Unconventional means UNCONVENTIONAL so if we are in a phones web site laser auto focus and CSS is UNCONVENTIONAL for a phone :) and ''TbT''

7. g2a5b0e unregistered

You just defined a word using the word itself. You have no idea how dumb that makes you sound. Also, since the rest of your comment makes so little sense, I'm going to agree with walkman800 on this one. Not much unconventional about the G4's camera.

8. sachouba

Posts: 264; Member since: Jun 08, 2014

If that's unconventional, then the phase-detection camera of the Samsung Galaxy S6 with an IR sensor and real time HDR is unconventional. So it's not.

6. waddup121 unregistered

Slow day PA..

4. jojon

Posts: 427; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

Why would you do an article on unconventional cams , and just limit it to Android, no-one else is allowed to play?

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