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    Are a phone's cameras important to you?

    I'm curious about how important it is to you that your smartphone have both a rear-facing and a front-facing camera...

    Is the quality of the cameras a dealmaker/dealbreaker when you choose your smartphone? Do you rely a lot on video calls / video chatting on your phone?

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    It isn't hugely important to me and does not make me choose which phone I want. But I would never get a phone that did not have a camera at all.
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    It didn't used to be important until we had a kid. I knew I would have him in my arms most of the time and wanted to be able to take pictures while my husband was at work. Well, now I can't remember a time I actually used it!

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    While the camera quality won't be a deal breaker for me, all other things being equal it could help me narrow down my choices when picking a new phone. I do use my camera a lot and right now my phone has a better quality camera (8MP) than some point and shoots on the market.

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    For me, camera quality is definitely a deal breaker. I don't want anything less than 5 MP, but I would prefer 8 MP. I can take or leave flash, although most of the 8 MP cams out there have a flash feature. As far as having a front AND rear facing camera, I would definitely like both, but I don't have to have both, so long as the phone has a high quality front facing camera.

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    Quote Originally Posted by android_amanda View Post
    For me, camera quality is definitely a deal breaker. I don't want anything less than 5 MP, but I would prefer 8 MP. I can take or leave flash, although most of the 8 MP cams out there have a flash feature. As far as having a front AND rear facing camera, I would definitely like both, but I don't have to have both, so long as the phone has a high quality front facing camera.
    I'm like the opposite, I would be okay with a 5mp and really like flash, I use it as a flash light all the time.
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    You use the smartphone's flash feature as a flashlight? First time I've heard about such a thing, but it does sound like a good idea when it's a power outage. Other than that, I rarely need a flashlight. Do you go into dark places often?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TimHawkins View Post
    You use the smartphone's flash feature as a flashlight? First time I've heard about such a thing, but it does sound like a good idea when it's a power outage. Other than that, I rarely need a flashlight. Do you go into dark places often?
    Just sometimes, it works quite good actually.
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    Do you have to take a picture each time you're using it as a flashlight? I've never had a phone with a flash for the camera before, so I'm not quite sure how it works.

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    i don't know this, first time I've heard about such a thing, but it does sound like a good idea when it's a power outage.

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    There's an app on phones that have a flash feature that allows you to use it as a flashlight, so no, you don't have to take a picture each time you want/need the light. You just access the flashlight app and until you exit out of the application, the flash light stays on, just like a flashlight. On some phones, like mine for example, you can also adjust the brightness of the light. :~)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Royroid View Post
    Do you have to take a picture each time you're using it as a flashlight? I've never had a phone with a flash for the camera before, so I'm not quite sure how it works.
    There are application on the market that use the led from the camera, I currently use the application made my Motorola app.
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    I like to be the person taking the photos so having a front/rear is not a huge issue for me, now clarity is though. I have seen some crazy expensive phones and the cameras are not worth the money some people are trying to charge for them.

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    Well, I am hard follower of Video Chat. Front Camera is really one of most important feature for me. I really love this smartphone option. It's incredibly cool and useful.

 

 

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