Why does the Samsung GALAXY Note II have an 8MP camera and the LG Optimus G sports a 13MP shooter?

So why doesn't the Samsung GALAXY Note II sport a 13MP camera? Early speculation called for the son of phablet to carry a 13MP shooter on its back although the Korean OEM had to settle for an 8MP camera due to a CMOS shortage at Sony...
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10. lethalmemo

Posts: 13; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

I'm sure who ever saying 8 is fine bla bla! Is a Samsung fan!

13. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

I'm an HTC fan, and 8 MP is fine; as long as you have the right optics to back it up, which Samsung usually does. That's why the PureView 8 MP camera in the Nokia Lumia 920 will probably be better than most 13 MP cameras, because Nokia has the right idea with their cameras. Though Samsung isn't as good with the camera as Nokia, they're still pretty good.

20. JC557

Posts: 1919; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

You really are a dense piece of s**t huh?

11. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

this article shows me that Samsung had no idea about the Note 2 at the beginning for the year so got lazy and didn't order enough parts..

29. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Was it that they had no idea, or they just didn't think about the camera yet?

40. JessJess unregistered

Didn't plan. They seem to fire many products out there, split focus. Speaking of things they had no idea about. Galaxy Camera? Only Samsung would make a product that was a YouTube troll of the iPhone 5....

42. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Then apple too had no idea about icrap 5....cuz sharp came short of the screen apple needs....

44. u-suck-more

Posts: 529; Member since: Aug 26, 2011

sharp came short, but LG made more than enough lol apple knew what they wanted for iphone 5 for quite awhile alr and let the display makers try making the screens with the new tech. and in case you dint read e article that was posted up here last month, LG got the hang of it and started to produce more than enough. dont say s**t just bcos u dont like a brand ok -.-

48. wendygarett unregistered

When iPhone was only 3megapixel those fandroid will say higher megapixel better... Now they claim that 8mp is fine... Typical double standard...

51. sgogeta4

Posts: 394; Member since: Feb 02, 2011

You sir are a moron.

53. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

the iphone's 3mpx camera was horrid. they were saying the Android 5mpx cameras were better because THEY WERE. That had nothing to do with MPX and everything to do with quality. Android also had a few decent 3.1mpx cameras as well that took better shots than the iphone. What is your point?

56. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

if you'll recall after that when the iPhone had a 5MP Camera and Android devices were commonly in the 5-8MP range that the iPhone still arguably had the best camera at the time.

49. Hamburglar

Posts: 9; Member since: Aug 08, 2012

Ever heard of the Law of Diminishing Returns? There comes a point where adding megapixels to the same sized sensor actually compromises picture quality. DSLR camera are heralded for their picture quality because they have a much larger sensor than any point-and-shoot camera. Why else would photographers choose to lug them bigger cameras around? Think about it. The megapixels are nothing but a number. And everyone just assumes the higher the number, the better.

16. Dec0der

Posts: 9; Member since: Jun 11, 2011

Sony's been in production on these for quite some time, and the only handset offering it to date is their own Xperia T & V. I'd bet my GS3 that Apple's bought every unit Sony can produce for the next iPhone... essentially cornering the market on quality 13mp optics for the foreseeable future. I only hope Sony was smart enough to stick it to them with an astronomical price tag. It will likely be the only selling point of the next iPhone aside from the "revolutionary" 4" screen.

23. tgtftw

Posts: 31; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

More MP more Problems...

27. Jericho unregistered

I am pretty sure that the Optimus Vu has an 8mp sensor. Phonearena must have gotton, ddaily must be talkin about the 13mp beast OPTIMUS G! And for those LG haters saying that 8mp of note 2 is better are crazy cause the sensors on the s3 and note 2 are made by sony just like the sensor on the OPTIMUS G. And now just for trolling i will explain to you the difference between LG fans and Samsuck fans we lg fans get a great product always better than the last while you Samsuck fans get an iphone treatment with your only one per/year outdated galaxy s flagship and the numbers of sales that samsuck has made as bragging rights(just like iSheeps). P.S samsuck is overrated and moto is better than samsuck.

28. Paradox

Posts: 124; Member since: Aug 08, 2012

I take it you don't like apple and its fans, so I don't know why you are acting like one of it's fans. Why do you keep saying "Samsuck"? And how are the galaxy line outdated? They always seem to have the best technologies incorporated. And no, I'm not a samsung fan, I currently own a htc. I don't favour any manufacturer, I just go with whatever phone is best at the time. Us android users should get along, and not be like apple users. It's time to stop bashing other android manufacturers and ally to take down apple.

30. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

LG's devices have been generically terrible... The Optimus G seems like their attempt (and most likely success) at a comeback in overall quality. How is the Galaxy S line outdated? It always has the best of the best in it, the best processor, (arguably) best display, and the U.S version even broke the 1 GB barrier of RAM. The design needs a bit of work, but other than that, it's pretty much great. Also, you're acting the same as those "iSheep" or "Samsuck" fans. And before you call me a fanboy, notice the HTC banner as my avatar. Though I have a GS2 right now, that's really just a filler phone until the next Nexus comes out; which, if the rumors are correct, there will be 5 of, and I will get either the HTC Nexus or the Motorola Nexus as soon as possible after launch.

45. u-suck-more

Posts: 529; Member since: Aug 26, 2011

but the first phone with 2GB RAM was e Optimus LTE 2, Samsung only changed e RAM to 2GB for e SGS3 aft the LTE 2 was announced

50. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Samsung changed the RAM to 2 GB when it came to the U.S because they didn't know what Jelly Bean would bring, and wanted to make sure they had enough memory to be able to support it and future updates as well. And the Optimus LTE 2 hasn't come to the U.S yet now, has it? That's what I was implying, that they were the first to have it in the U.S.

57. u-suck-more

Posts: 529; Member since: Aug 26, 2011

of cos Samsung would say that. why would they say ''we didn't to be out done by LG''? of course they won't admit that. if they really bothered about what JB would bring, the phone would have come with 2GB of RAM right from the start. well the U.S. doesnt represent the world now does it?

58. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

the International has a Quad-Core Exynos, it's plenty future proof and can handle anything JB could possibly bring. the court was out for the S4 versions though so Samsung opted for the 2GB for them and also to appease US Samsung fans that were concerned about getting a downgraded version of the Galaxy S once again and if you think that they would just double the RAM capacity on a whim because LG announced a phone with 2GB of RAM then think again.

59. u-suck-more

Posts: 529; Member since: Aug 26, 2011

and u think Samsung would just release a phone with 2GB RAM bcos they pity the American consumer? nice one. welcome to corporate world, where every company says ''we do it because we care for our customers'' i know e international variant of the S3 has a quad core processor, and i yes i know it is ''future proof''. and in case you didn't READ properly (which obviously you didn't), we were talking about RAM not processors. Berzerk000 said ''Samsung changed the RAM to 2 GB when it came to the U.S because they didn't know what Jelly Bean would bring, and wanted to make sure they had enough memory to be able to support it and future updates as well.'' nothing what so ever to do with processors. and yes, i think Samsung doubled RAM because LG announced a phone with 2GB of RAM. it happens always in e mobile world. one company announces something (x), than another announces something better (y), the one tt announced x will upgrade x to compete with y. rmb when e SGS3 came out? ppl were saying stuff like ''LG released a phone with 2GB RAM, why can't Samsung do the same?'' and etc. Samsung obviously heard them and changed it. Samsung obviously wouldn't want to lose out to LG. come on, it is LG. Samsung compared to LG is like a Ferrari and a Toyota (in terms of power, not sales). if LG could do better than them, Samsung would be shamed. go butt ur nose into someone else's business boo (:

60. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

xD you obviously don't get it. Samsung probably felt that the International Version had enough muscle to be able to handle Jelly Bean being that it has their Quad-Core Exynos and they wanted to bring up the S4 Variants by supplementing them with more RAM and yes i know you were talking singularly about RAM but what i told you about Processors and Samsung wanting to solidify their handsets' into being what they believe to be future proof was relevant to Samsung's reasoning of why there's more RAM in the US versions of the SIII. so what you're telling me is in two weeks Samsung either got up twice as much RAM as they thought they needed before LG made their announcement and readied enough handsets for 4 major US carriers and more in a little over a month or that they used all of the RAM they had allotted for the SIII in half of the amount of shipments that they were planning on getting out right? yeah, i don't think Samsung is concerned enough about an LG handset having 2GB of RAM to go through all that. more goes into increasing a phone's specs than erasing the 1GB on the spec sheet and replacing it with a 2GB. http://www.theverge.com/2012/6/27/3121569/galaxy-s -iii-variants-ram-upgrade-jelly-bean oh and Samsung is the type of company to listen to their customers.

62. u-suck-more

Posts: 529; Member since: Aug 26, 2011

you can think however you want to, i dont care. i know everyone's opinions matters, and yours does too, but just not to me. i maintain what i believe and u can maintain what u wanna believe. i respect it. but what u believe is s**t. just saying~ :) and regarding ur link, i've alr said, why on earth would Samsung want to admit tt they dont want to be outdone by LG? of cos they would come up with whatever reason (believable reason) possible. so yea. peace~

70. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

okay guy, if calling what i believe s**t is what it has to come to because you can't think of any other way to rebuttal my line of reasoning then go for it. :P i really doubt Samsung is worried enough about LG to be making excuses. xD

47. XiphiasGladius

Posts: 813; Member since: Aug 21, 2011

I ain't a Samsung fan per say, but atleast their customer support in terms of software support for their flagship phone is a whole lot better than LG's. Best example is the Optimus 2x, it has a so called futureproof hardware but it is yet to see the future (ICS).

31. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

updated the article finally

36. Pings

Posts: 304; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

Save money maybee????

38. redmd

Posts: 1936; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

So are we to expect a Sony grade image quality? let's just wait and see.

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