Essential Phone's Camera app improved with grid options in latest update
by Plamen Dimitrov / Feb 02, 2018, 9:17 AM
Ever since its commercial launch, the Essential Phone has received lots of criticism for its lackluster camera software. However, Andy Rubin & Co. have been hard at work trying to address these concerns, and we're happy to say that the handset's Camera app has been updated yet again.
The latest patch brings along grid options. As you might know, the camera grid divides the frame into thirds both horizontally and vertically, which allows users to better compose their shots. Also included are various stability fixes.
The previous camera update went live exactly a week ago and added App shortcut support for mono, selfie and portrait modes, camera roll performance improvements and a 360 image preview.
You can download the latest version of the app from Google Play.
- Display 5.7" 1312 x 2560 pixels
- Camera 13 MP / 8 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2450 MHz
- Storage 128 GB
- Battery 3040 mAh
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I sold my Essential Phone to someone I know, and yesterday I used it for few minutes. He updated the phone to Oreo beta 3, and the latest camera app, the phone is super zippy, and the camera is wayyyy improved. I tried portrait mode, and it's almost perfect now.
posted on Feb 02, 2018, 10:44 AM 6
Posts: 51; Member since: Feb 19, 2015
the phone costs $460 from offical mobile retailers unlocked in canada, which is id say, $360 america. i have a pixel 2 and is tempted to switch over now that oreo 8.1 is on its way... for the amount i save and bigga screen, is it worth it?
posted on Feb 06, 2018, 1:35 AM 0
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