Results: What angle would you rather have on your selfie camera: wide or narrow?

Results: What angle would you rather have on your selfie camera: wide or narrow?
Taking selfies that catch your torso, a landscape piece, or another friend used to be a tough job. Narrow-angled selfie cameras make it tough to position a lot of things in the shot, especially when you can only move the phone an arm's length away from you. Things can get ugly, with cropped foreheads, chopped off limbs, weirdly twisted poses, and smiles that are obviously forced due to all the pain you are in.

To battle this, most manufacturers have widened the angle of the selfie camera on their handsets, letting it “see” more. Most notably, LG experimented with a super-wide-angle, 120-degree snapper on the V10, and then reimagined the concept for the V20 and G6.

The benefits of such a camera when taking selfies are clear, but there is also an inherent drawback — objects that are not in the center of the camera's field of view will get stretched out and distorted. That's how you end up with an egg-shaped head, a strangely huge palm, or a Leaning Tower of Pisa that looks weirdly wide and not so much leaning.

We thought we'd ask you, what really matters to you — a wide-angle camera that gets more into the shot, or a narrow-angle one that produces more "natural" imagery, with no banana-shaped distortions. Here's how that went:

Do you prefer a wide- or narrow-angle selfie camera?

Wide angle! Get all the people in the shot!
55.15%
Narrow! Enough with the egg head effect!
20.21%
I so don't care about selfies...
24.65%

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9 Comments

1. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Narrow

2. dimas

Posts: 3374; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

I don't do selfies Samsung. Can I ask you to just replace my S8's front camera with an akg speaker?

3. you_sukk_it

Posts: 219; Member since: Apr 11, 2017

thats why I love my v20. wide asz angle.

4. Dude2014

Posts: 448; Member since: Feb 12, 2014

There should be an option for those like me who don't care about selfies. A cheaper flagship without front facing camera would be nice.

7. Penny

Posts: 1851; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

How do you video chat?

9. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

video chat? I never do or need that :-/

5. LovesCameras

Posts: 51; Member since: Dec 02, 2015

There isn't "narrow" in selfie cameras. they're all wide, some wider than the others.

6. tedkord

Posts: 17362; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

They can take the selfie camera right off my phone.

8. tangbunna

Posts: 480; Member since: Sep 29, 2016

i need macro lens on selfie side. i can pinch my acne.

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