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

Poll results: How important is your smartphone's front-facing camera to you?
Did you know that the HTC One's front-facing camera comes with a 88-degree wide lens? The resulting field of view of the unit is one of the largest we've seen on a smartphone, and that's pretty awesome when you consider how certain high-profile mass selfies have gone kind of wrong (sorry, Mr. Leto!).

So what possessed HTC to invest both time and resources into what is seemingly a low-priority feature? Competition, of course! As we outlined on Monday, manufacturers are increasingly running out of areas where they can truly differentiate their products from their rivals', so we've gotten to a point where every little bit counts. And count it does, specifically when it comes to front-facing cameras, or so would the results of our poll which sought to gauge your opinions on the importance of the selfie cam.

A seemingly unimportant detail of the overall smartphone package, it turns out that a respectable number of poll takers really value their front-facing shooter -- 29.95% to be exact. Further still, 39.9% report that while it's obviously not their top priority when weighing their options, it's still a consideration when picking up a new device. On the flip side, the front-facing camera is of  little to no importance to some 18.37% of voters, with another 11.78% completely shooting down the idea of attaching weight to the selfie cam. See the results for yourself immediately 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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26 Comments

1. aayupanday

Posts: 582; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

Have a feeling that the New HTC One will change the front facing camera landscape...

2. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

The front facing camera on the old HTC One is still pretty good, the wide-angle lens is really useful and the overall quality of the camera is much better than ordinary front facing cameras.

24. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

Wasn't the HTC Windows Phone 8X the first one to have that camera?

28. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

Yes it was :D

5. papss unregistered

I have to agree.. I'm pretty excited to get the official numbers on the phone next week and to see when it will launch. If it comes with a 5mp shooter on the front that will be a huge upgrade to what is currently out.

23. AppleHateBoy unregistered

I also hate front facing cams because they can be used to spy on me.

3. LiyanaBG

Posts: 381; Member since: Nov 07, 2013

HTC you GO!!!!!!!!!!

4. DontHateOnS60

Posts: 872; Member since: Apr 20, 2009

This is an area that Nokia has been lacking. I've been waiting a long time for someone to slap a 5MP camera on the front and another LED flash module.

6. mayur007

Posts: 593; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

lacking not just only in camera in os aswell

7. papss unregistered

I disagree but that's your opinion

16. 1ceTr0n

Posts: 549; Member since: May 20, 2012

You disagree with everyone and everything son.

8. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

An option rarely used in my case. Non the less, it'd be nice to see that be upgraded.

9. darkkjedii

Posts: 31310; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Based on how handsome the jedster is, I'd say very. 10 selfies a day will suffice. If I was a smurf, I'd be vanity, only more muscular. I friggin rock.

11. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

You are a Smurf and a Troll, too. And, don't insult Vanity, I loved her in Action Jackson and The Last Dragon. Now, see, there's an example, if you looked like Taimak, I would give you props' but you look more like BeetleJuice, so, stop lying to yourself. And, stop breakin' them' mirrors!!

12. KingDingaLing

Posts: 324; Member since: Oct 11, 2013

Damn! Called you BeetleJuice! LOL! You gonna take that? And PAPINYC, he looks pretty swoll! He may be able to take you.

13. darkkjedii

Posts: 31310; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I don't even trip off random internet wannabe tough guys bro. Besides real men don't go on tech sites to diss other guys looks. As Jay-Z says "males shouldn't be jealous, that's a female trait". Feel me?

14. KingDingaLing

Posts: 324; Member since: Oct 11, 2013

Word. "He who does not feel me, is not real to me. So poof, vamoose SOB!"

15. darkkjedii

Posts: 31310; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Oh yeah you feel me lol. +1

18. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

It's great how you two "feel" each other. I'm gonna +1 you both for being so open.

20. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

Ohhhhh, I'm shaking in my boots. Seriously, though, most of that is water weight; nothing to fear. Unless, of course, he tries to run me over with that commuter bus.

21. KingDingaLing

Posts: 324; Member since: Oct 11, 2013

lolol

10. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

OMG .... how many more times are you guys going to attempt to suck and squeeze money out of The Oscars 'Ellen selfie story'??? It's OVER Johnny, get over it!!

17. 1ceTr0n

Posts: 549; Member since: May 20, 2012

Because Sammy is paying them, catch a clue.

19. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

I thought the big eViL Cupertino Sl├ůve Master was paying them?!

22. hanzawhtet7

Posts: 10; Member since: Dec 01, 2012

OPPO Find 7 has 5MP front-facing camera.

25. zachattack

Posts: 621; Member since: Jul 31, 2013

I for one can't wait to see the m8's 5 ultra pixel front facing camera, i've wanted manufacturers to do this for forever. I don't like having to guess where my face is and if it looks good taking 50 shots. Can't wait 25th YEEEEE

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