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Verizon Cameraphone Comparison Q4 2007

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Overall Ratings and Conclusion

In each of the categories we gave the four phones a different rating. The first place brings 4 points, 3 points for the second place, 2 points for third place, and 1 point for the forth place.

Based solely on our point system, it is almost a tie for 1st place between the V9m and Voyager.

However, for real world images, we believe the V9m to take the best overall pictures, thus we award it 1st place. It produces the best looking daytime images with colors looking their best, and inside images looking equally as good, thanks to the auto white balance being able to adjust to many different types of light. Night images were not as good as the Maxx Ve, but still respectable. Unfortunately, due to the lack of an Autofocus system, the V9m cannot be used for taking Macro images, where the Voyager is the winner.

We give the Voyager 2nd place, since outside images are almost as good as the V9m and the macro images are the best out of group.
Also, the Voyager's large 2.5" display is the easiest to use as a viewfinder out of the four phones.

The Maxx Ve comes in at an overall 3rd place, with outside and inside images not looking quite as good as the V9m, mostly due to colors not being as saturated. Yet it does make up for this with excellent night photos, an autofocus system, and a bright flash.

In last place in the FlipShot, which is a total disappointment, due to the fact that it is the only current 3MP cameraphone for Verizon. We initially had high hopes for the FlipShot, since it replaces the A990, but unfortunately the camera has not been improved upon, and it clearly does not perform as good as other 2MP cameraphones. The main downfall of the FlipShot is the poor Auto White Balance that cannot properly adjust to different types of light. Even when manually adjusting the white balance, we could not get colors to look right. Also, the autofocus on the FlipShot is the slowest between the 3 autofocusing phones, taking up to 5 seconds to focus on a subject.

Our rating system is as follows:

  1. V9m: 15 points total
  2. Voyager: 14 points total
  3. Maxx Ve: 13 points total
  4. FlipShot: 8 points total

Raking

Phone

Points

Comment

1)

Motorola V9m

3.0

Takes the best outside (daytime) and inside pictures.

2)

LG Voyager

2.75

Not as good for inside images, but excellent macro pics

3)

Motorola Maxx Ve

2.5

.Takes good pictures, has autofocus, and a bright flash.

4)

Samsung FlipShot

1.75

Overall poor looking images and slow autofocus.



Miscellaneous:


Although it does not influence the quality of the pictures directly, the operational time of the camera is rather important for its use.

#

Phone

Starting


Focusing

Saving

Time between 2 shots

1)

Motorola V9m

1 sec.

N/A 0 sec.

2 sec.

4 sec.

2)

Motorola Maxx Ve

2 sec

2.5 sec.

2 sec.

6 sec.

3)

LG Voyager

3sec

2 sec.

2sec.

5 sec.

4)

Samsung FlipShot

1 sec

4 sec.

2 sec.

10 sec.


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