Tag Archive: Camera


Sony launches Xperia XA Ultra with 16MP front camera, 6-inch display

Sony is building on the launch of three mid-range Xperia X series phones at MWC with a new model, the Xperia XA Ultra. As the name would lead you to believe, this is a big phone, with a 6-inch display that is dramatically larger than the 5-inch display of the standard XA though it retains the same looks as its smaller sibling.

That 6-inch display is still just 1920×1080 resolution, which  [Read More…]

CREO rolls out first update to the Mark 1 with camera fixes, data manager, and more

CREO has rolled out its first update to the Mark 1. The vendor unveiled the handset on April 13, promising to deliver monthly updates through which the phone “runs like new.” This month’s update is geared at making the camera more responsive, while introducing more functionality to the vendor’s Sense and Echo software-based features. The update comes in at 15MB, and will be rolling out to all Mark 1 users today.

The camera has picked up  [Read More…]

This is why you need a 360-degree camera

Getting four generations of family together for Mother’s Day is the perfect time to break out the 360-degree camera.

I have a big family, with a good number of us all living in the same town. Four generations of us in Pensacola, in fact. My grandparents. My parents. My in-laws. Myself and one of my two brothers. My two kids. Three dogs. And while we see each other throughout the week, we generally get together for  [Read More…]

European HTC 10 gets pre-launch tweaks for camera, Wifi [with changelog]

Update to version 1.30.401.1 includes camera, Wi-Fi and stability enhancements.

Ahead of the phone’s official European debut later this week, HTC has pushed out the first over-the-air update for the HTC 10. The OTA, weighing in at just under 85MB, brings the phone up to software version 1.30.401.1, while tuning up camera and Wi-Fi performance, and general system stability.

This is the first camera-specific update to push out since we published our HTC 10 review,  [Read More…]

It turns out the camera on your phone matters

In last week’s poll we asked how important the camera on your phone was. Many people always carry around their phone, and primarily use the camera there. That means that deciding whether the camera on your phone matters will directly impact how awesome all of your photos look. Trying to decide how much the camera on your phone matters can be difficult when faced with choices, but it’s worth thinking about.

First place  [Read More…]

A love letter to the LG G5 and its wide-angle camera

The LG G5 is better than you think it is. Here’s why.

I was desperate to find something about the LG G5 that hasn’t been said already. But the internet is already full of smart things about the phone, which is not only LG’s latest flagship smartphone, but its acknowledgement that its existing strategies haven’t been working.

I have a dirty secret, though: I really like the G5. From its metal chassis to its well-placed rear  [Read More…]

How important is your phone’s camera?

It wasn’t so long ago that if you wanted photos of your life, it meant carrying around a separate camera with you. Now we’ve gotten to a point where we have access to an awesome camera right in our pockets. Plenty of people depend on the camera on their smartphone as the primary way they get photos, and many of those photos end up being really, really good.

That’s why in this week’s poll we want to  [Read More…]

Facebook reportedly working on standalone camera app to encourage sharing

A new report claims Facebook is working on a standalone camera app for both photos and videos. The app is being made with the idea that users of the social network will share more content.

According to The Wall Street Journal:

A prototype of the app developed by Facebook’s “friend-sharing” team in London opens to a camera, similar to disappearing photo app Snapchat, the people said. Another planned feature allows a user recording video through the  [Read More…]

Google Camera update brings interface tweaks, dedicated slow motion video mode

A fresh update is now rolling out to the Google Camera app, bringing along a slew of interface tweaks and more. Of note are some interesting icon tweaks, with the shutter button losing its blue accent and the camera switcher changing to a circular design. Eagle-eyed users will also spot some slick new animations.

Meanwhile, there’s also now an option to launch directly into a dedicated slow motion video mode (on the Nexus 5X  [Read More…]

Honor V8 with dual camera setup breaks cover at TENAA

Honor’s getting into the spirit of naming phones after automobile engines, with the vendor’s upcoming V8 passing certification at TENAA. Based on the certification, it looks like Honor will offer two variants of the V8: a KNT-AL10 model with a 5.7-inch Full HD display, 2.3GHz octa-core CPU, and 32GB storage; and a KNT-AL20 version with a QHD display, 2.5GHz octa-core CPU, and 64GB storage.

From TENAA:

As highlighted in the certification images, the Honor V8 will  [Read More…]