Did you know that there exists a smartphone with a front cam with more megapixels than its main one?
posted by Victor H. / Aug 03, 2014, 1:49 PM
Smartphone photography has improved a great deal in the last few years, and we now have the choice of just about any smartphone camera on a smartphone - from a whopping 41-megapixel one on the Nokia Lumia 1020 with a sensor the size of some point-and-shoot camera, to the 20-megapixel shooter on the Sony Xperia Z2, the 16-megapixel shooter on the Samsung Galaxy S5, and countless 13-megapixel cameras out there.
But did you know that one phone has a front-facing camera with a megapixel count that actually exceeds the one of its main, rear camera? It’s a strange, but true fact. Which one is that phone? It turns out, the HTC One (M8) is the one - its 4-megapixel (or UltraPixel, if you prefer) camera actually has less megapixels than its 5-megapixel front, selfie cam.
What gives? More megapixels are usually associated with more detail in the image, but don’t be fooled - it’s not just about the count, it’s also a lot about how the information is processed. Sometimes, more pixels on a tiny sensor also mean very noise images when light is scarce. In either case, it’s an interesting occurrence - to have a phone with a front shooter with more megapixels than its main one, isn’t it?
- Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
- Camera 4 MP / 5 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2300 MHz
- Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
- Battery 2600 mAh(20h 3G talk time)
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Still, it's Ultrapixel... boo.
posted on Aug 03, 2014, 1:52 PM 7
this is just to put something on the page no news this weekend, i forgot the name of it just china or japan somewhere around that area have 8 mp front cam,
posted on Aug 03, 2014, 3:10 PM 1
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The ZTE Nubia X6 has a 13 Megapixel front-facing camera. The Oppo N1 and Oppo N1 Mini have single, 13 Megapixel cameras that can swivel to the front, so I guess you can count them. The Gionee Elife E7 and several others have 8 Megapixel front facing cameras.
posted on Aug 03, 2014, 6:05 PM 1
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Wow, it must be a really slow news day...
posted on Aug 03, 2014, 1:55 PM 31
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What's bad about this too is that when real news does come out you have to sift through all of these snail news and trivial articles to find it. I think PA should add a new category at the top beside "News" that just says "Random" and have articles like this.
posted on Aug 03, 2014, 2:15 PM 2
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It's so funny, users on PhoneArena just want new news every 30miniutes. Unlike, Gsmarena, Pocketnow, Bgr, Engadget, AndroidCentral, KnowYourMobile, Phoned, users never complain. People on here makes a post and never discuss anymore further on the topic, leaving one post, unlike on the others the discussion goes on and on. Looks like this site is full of youngsters, unlike on other tech websites, their all matured...
posted on Aug 03, 2014, 3:35 PM 2
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Sigh...... most people go "MOAR PIXELS" without even using those particular phones with a lesser count. The M8 for one gives photos good enough for people posting on Social media, though not for photography enthusiasts which are comparatively smaller than the former crowd.
posted on Aug 03, 2014, 1:56 PM 1
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You idiots , 4 ultra pixels means 8 mpxl or more , I saw it in an interview for a HTC employee
posted on Aug 03, 2014, 2:13 PM 0
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No its not, 4 mp is still just that. The pixels are just bigger but not more detailed. Read up before you call everyone idiots. It's a great phone but the camera was the weak spot
posted on Aug 03, 2014, 2:27 PM 11
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Compare the two cameras. The front one made by Samsung and has no details at all compared to 4 mp UltraPixel camera. Picture size is bigger but pictures have no details at all. I even prefer the 2.1 mp omnivision front camera from the m7 than the 5mp on the m8.
posted on Aug 03, 2014, 6:05 PM 0
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This was one of the reasons I traded my M8 for the G3. I do miss that huge selfie prowess.
posted on Aug 03, 2014, 2:53 PM 0
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How do you like the g3?
posted on Aug 03, 2014, 3:01 PM 0
im sure u dont like display ,interface and u miss cold metal if ur geek u will miss its dev community
posted on Aug 03, 2014, 5:27 PM 0
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