How important is your smartphone's front-facing camera to you?

How important is your smartphone's front-facing camera to you?
It's Monday today, and as some of you have to come realize, Monday is poll day. This means that we're back again with another very specific question that we wanted to get your input on, and it concerns front-facing cameras.

So why front-facing cameras? Well, apart from the undeniable success of the selfie subculture, these happen to be an area that manufacturers are slowly but surely improving in their never-ending arms race. Sure, we can't talk of a dog-eat-dog competition just yet, but every bit of differentiation surely counts in what is a downright ruthless market. To that end, we now have smartphones like the LG G Pro 2 with a "front-facing flash" (really just a bright white screen), and the HTC One which sports a pretty wide lens, allowing you to get more people in the frame, not to mention that most flagship front cams allow for 1080p video capture. At the same time, you have phones like the Nexus 5, which only does 720p, and comes with a noticeably narrower lens and a virtually non-existent list of features.

But how much does all of that matter to you, the buyer? Does the front-facing camera even number on your list of consideration when picking a phone? Or is it something that you genuinely care for and use, say, for video calls? Let us know by getting your voice heard through the poll right below.

How important is your smartphone's front-facing camera to you?

It's very important to me
29.95%
It's a consideration
39.9%
It's unimportant to me
18.37%
It's absolutely irrelevant to me
11.78%

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39 Comments

1. wando77

Posts: 1168; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

I think 5mp would be nice with a notification light that doubles as a flash

13. reckless562

Posts: 1153; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

thank you! how it hasnt already been done is a tragedy

25. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

I think Acer recently announced one

27. Sauce unregistered

Idk how to get this to work on my Note, but on my iPhone, I got my screen to flash extremely bright white right before I take a selfie. Snapchat also has this feature, but I got my iPhone to do this system wise.

51. The13thKing

Posts: 849; Member since: Feb 26, 2014

I do it with my Galaxy Mega.. it's called "Night Mode"

52. Sauce unregistered

Sweet. Got something similar on my Note yesterday

39. Ashoaib

Posts: 3298; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

It is an occasional option for me, rear cam is important for me

2. Lt.Green

Posts: 397; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

I use it as a mirror mostly. It's a consideration for me.

14. reckless562

Posts: 1153; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

what a girl.... :D

50. The13thKing

Posts: 849; Member since: Feb 26, 2014

So you don't like mirrors because they're girly you go out looking like crap and ugly like shhhh just because mirrors are girly .. get a life

18. anirudhshirsat97

Posts: 408; Member since: May 24, 2011

Yes, same for me but i have to admit, i take a lot of selfies with friends and family. So a front cam is very important for me.

3. silencer271

Posts: 254; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

note 2's is good enough for me.

4. AppleHateBoy unregistered

I have only used it once. And that too because my brother forced me to use it. It's irrelevant and unimportant to me.

48. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

With you. Used mine like 4 times since my first smart phone. But I have a feeling we are in the minority in this social network world.

5. fouadqr

Posts: 326; Member since: Nov 21, 2012

unimportant

6. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Tested it out once. Never used it after that.

7. papss unregistered

As unimportant as can be. I never use it ever.

8. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Got to take those selfies, especially when you're with a group of people.

15. reckless562

Posts: 1153; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

or With a hot chick :D

36. trustory

Posts: 132; Member since: Jan 23, 2013

I got to please my IG followers with pics lol

9. karkavelas

Posts: 70; Member since: Oct 25, 2013

Important or not, I think it's time to improve them also.

11. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Hardly use front facing camerq

12. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

I try to use mine for checking boogers.

16. reckless562

Posts: 1153; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

eeeewwwwwww

19. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

LATE NIGHT FACETIME!

47. darkkjedii

Posts: 31323; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I FaceTime with my wife, when she's downstairs and I'm up and vice versa.

21. Valdomero

Posts: 698; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

I only use mine when I videocall my girlfriend. So it's kind off important, but not necessary.

24. igor.rogy99

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 17, 2014

Skype people?

26. district11

Posts: 126; Member since: Apr 17, 2011

I dont need my phone to see how gorgeous i look.

28. Dude2014

Posts: 448; Member since: Feb 12, 2014

Only girls and gays need font facing camera.

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