Moto X Style Comes Loaded With 21MP Snapper—Is It Worth The Hype?

According to Jim Wicks, design head at Motorola, Moto X Style has the best camera ever. It was released along with the Moto X Play today. Both these phones come with 21MP cameras. To find out how it fares against the good camera phones we have already seen, we ran a test. Here is what we found:

In a benchmark test for the 21MP camera lens on the handset, we found the image detailing under bright light conditions praiseworthy. The lens is powerful but doesn’t work so well on low light pictures.

Motorola X Style Comes Loaded With 21 MP SnapperMotorola had in fact added the wide angle selfie camera as well as HDR mode on its Moto G, but these two aspects don’t feature on the Moto X Style. 

The glitch with Moto X Style is that selfie shots without flash don’t turn out the way we would want them to.  

Here is what we had reported about this phone earlier: Moto X Third Gen To Stun With Front Camera Flash, Expected In White And Gold

Moto X Style Features

Meanwhile, the latest release from Motorola features a 5.7-inch QuadHD display for high quality functioning. Image quality is good because the screen has a density of 515ppi pixels. Powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 SoC, it does not have the hitches of the Snapdragon 810.

Instead, it is combined with a 1.8GHz hexa-core processor and 3GB RAM, which should result in faster working.

Designed with the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, teh Moto X Style comes with the company’s unique products such as Moto Voice, Moto Assist and Moto Display.

The Moto X Style will come in 16/32/64GB storage variants. Price of the Moto X Style has not been revealed yet.… Read the rest

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Moto G Leaked Features Hint At 13MP Camera, 32GB Expandable Storage

With a few days left for the launch of Moto G in New York City, the customization page of Moto’s makers has accidentally revealed the details of their upcoming handset, creating a wave on the internet. Hyped to be an inexpensive model, Moto G retains the back panel of its predecessors and would be available with a front panel in black and white variations. Yet, there would be a host of choices for the rear shell color.

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According to reports, buyers would also get, hold it, 10 options where they will be able to customize the look of their phone.

Like its predecessors, the Moto G is also reported to work powerfully with a 2GB RAM and 8 GB or 16 GB expandable storage up to 32 GB. 

Also Read: Motorola Moto G Leaked: May Come With 1080p Screen, SD610, 2GB Of RAM

Not only that, another leak indicates the phone to feature Gorilla Glass display and a 13-megapixel rear camera along with 5-MP front camera for selfies. Powered with quad-core Snapdragon processor, the phone is also reported to feature a strong battery with “all-day battery life”.

Being an Android phone, it is reported to operate on Android 5.1.1 platform. To make it a great buy for all users, it has been supported with dual SIM support as well as water-resistant design.

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Moto X Leaked Images: Phone May Feature 5.2-inches Display And 16MP Camera

Motorola is expected to make a great move in the smartphone market by introducing two handsets at the same time. According to the company statement made this week, both Moto G and Moto X are slated for an official release on July 28. While the company is not interested in revealing any other update about the handsets, leaked images of the phones give some hint regarding their features, reports Techradar.

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Moto G photos have been already doing round in web for some time and now sources have also revealed some pictures of Moto X. The leaked image indicates the phone to have a similar design to that of 2015 Moto G and both the handsets come with a metallic trim highlighting the back. Yet, the texture of the back panels are not the same and Moto X is said to have metallic bezel.

While the leaked images do not give a proper impression of the front side, the handset is reported to feature an impressive 5.2-inches Quad HD display. Not only that, the flagship phone is also reported to be made powerful with Snapdragon 810 processor, 4GB RAM and 16/32 GB storage. 16MP rear camera is also mention worthy. Yet, there is no definite report on the naming of the phone and for that everyone need to wait till July 28.

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Lumia 640 Still A Hit– Despite Contract And Hardware Limitations

The Lumia 640 has become a fan favourite due to speeds, reliability and sharpness and ease of pic taking with its camera. Despite being a budget choice, Nokia had delivered immense value with this handset.  Then again, the Windows OS killed all the great specs on the phone and to the lack of bandwidth to support the right apps on the Lumia 640.

Lumia 640 Still A Hit-- Despite Contract And Hardware LimitationsThe Lumia 640 Hardware

Not just that we do not like the plasticy build either, despite it belonging to old-school Nokia ideals.  In terms of hardware and longevity alone, the Lumia 640 appears to be a great bargain.

At 8.8 mm, this is not Size Zero phone but is surely a good one to carry around easily. The  quad-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 that powers it is worth it as if the 1GB RAM size. 

Wrapping Up

Only if you are a real big enthusiast, this set up could appeal to you. The contract comes at £14 on a monthly basis with a yearlong trial for Office 365 Personal. Besides this, the entire array of MS apps and One Drive are available as well. 

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Lumia 940 XL Could Be Microsoft Trump Card With PureView 24 MP Camera And Sharp Specs

Lumia 940 is set to get bigger and perhaps better when it turns XL. The upcoming Lumia 940 XL from Microsoft is already turning heads thanks to renders that reveals a gigantic screen size at 5.7 inches, expect the variant around the second half this summer and better still be prepared to handle Windows 10 on the same. Microsoft could announce the Windows 10 release anything next month in June.

Going by the fact that we saw the Lumia releasing around July in 2014, the Lumia 940 XLLumia 940 XL Could Be Microsoft Trump Card is inevitably bound to hit the mart soon this year.  The latest specification renders for the flagship 940 XL is based on reports from PhoneArena. 

With a 2.7 GHz Snapdragon 805 processor you can carry  both work and pleasure on your Lumia In-built apps. Microsoft Office 365 and other suite apps could add further sheen onto this feature. Game lovers could have a great time relaxing with the Adreno 420 graphics.

Faster multitasking and no hang-ups can be warranted thanks to 3 GB RAM. Internal storage of 32, 64 or even 128 GB will be seen on the different Lumia 940 XL variants too.  The Gorilla Glass 4 on the smartphone is another icing that could turn the game for the maker.

Of course, WLAN, NFC and USB 3.0 support are a given on the 940 XL that is already a star due to presence of 24 MP PureView camera topped over with LED flash, 4K video of 60fps support under the hood.… Read the rest

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Microsoft Lumia 940 And Microsoft Lumia 940 XL:Check Out The Unannounced Concept Renders

Microsoft could hit bull’s eye with its flagships Lumia 940 and 940 XL. We are anticipating the former handset to release in June this year. While we still wait for confirmation here, online leaks and renders are building up quite a pretty picture for the flagship. Viral renders have revealed a brushed aluminum body that makes us drool. The screen will be sexed up with Super AMOLED capacities on a 5.2 inch size.LG G4 Wows Us With 16 MP

From what we are seeing online now, expect the Lumia 940 to come in 32 GB, 64 GB and 128 GB variants. The foremost will feature hexa-core Snapdragon 808 SoC, and the other two variants will come with octa-core Snapdragon 815 SoC.

Microsoft is also planning around with 3 GB RAM. The 25 MP Pure View camera with Zeiss lens has been a talking point ever since we knew Lumia 940 will feature the same. Latest images have revealed addition of triple-tone LED flash and 4K video recording specs on this count. The battery is a giant at 3250 mAH and Windows 10 will only add sheen to the class called Lumia 940.

The larger Lumia 940 XL on the other hands will come packed with mostly all the specs we expect on Lumia 940. However, it will boast a 5.7-incher screen size and punch in resolution of 1440 x 2560. The RAM here will stand at 4 GB and naturally a beefier battery of  3950 mAh will cuddle up the same.

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LG G4 Wows With 16 MP High End Camera, Delivers Ambitious Design

LG has finally lifted the lid off its flagship smartphone, the LG G4 that will compete with other flagships–Apple iPhone 6, Samsung Galaxy S6 and HTC . Talking about the new product, LG CEO Juno Cho said that the smartphone is a product that will deliver “balanced experience” for its users.

LG G4 Wows Us With 16 MPSpecs of the phone are pretty impressive. There is a 5.5-inch QHD display and Snapdragon 808 processor. Expect the device to run smooth because it uses the Android Lollipop with a layering of UX 4.0 interface.

However, what got our maximum attention is the snapper for G4. It is way better than what we expected not just because of its 16MP quality but the additional wide F1.8 aperture lens that adds to the variety of pictures you can click.

There are additional photography features such as the OIS 2.0, which makes it easy to take low light selfies and snaps.

Image stabilization too has been enhanced on the LG G4 with an additional third axis. Let’s not forget the 8 MP front shutter that is probably the best thing for all selfie lovers.

Other features of the LG G 4 that makes us want to grab it are- 

  • 5.5 incher  screen with QHD screen
  • 3 GB RAM
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 series CPU
  • 3000 mAh battery
  • 32 GB onboard storage

First impressions also cover the highly edgy design and the over-the-top analog sensibilities of the smartphone. The design is indeed unique with a curvature and Slim-Arc style that dominates the margins. This time LG has gone way ahead of its league with a blast of colors for its leather or ceramic back variants.

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Microsoft May Unveil Lumia 940 As Early As June

Tapping away into the success of Lumia 930, Microsoft is most likely to launch the hefty Lumia 940 sometime this year. Web sources point out the release date to be as early as 29 April. Insiders have however, stated the release could be later around June along with the Windows 10 launch.

Microsoft Set To Unveil Lumia 940While the release date rumors are whetting fan appetites, we are simply waiting to see if the 25 MP main shutter promise is for real.

The Lumia 940 is being hailed as a game changer, thanks to its 60 FPS spec and ability to shoot 4k resolution videos. Physically too, Lumia 940 could make a dent in competitor sales with 1080p resolution and 5.2 inches of screen size. Of course, let’s not forget the Gorilla Glass 4 as an icing.  

The Windows smartphone could stand strong against Android or even iOS phones. The upcoming release will of course, run on Windows 10 and will house octa-core CPU.

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Mirrorless Nikon 1 J5 Is Here With 20.8-MP Sensor, Selfie Mode

Nikon has floored us with its latest launch—the Nikon 1 J5. It is part of the classic 1 J series ILC (interchangable lens camera), a series that has been marketed as “mirrorless”. Looks of this latest model from Nikon remind us of cameras of yore such as from Olympus or Fujifilm. What’s different in this camera is that the new Nikon J5 camera has a more compact form factor and added controls.

Forget the point and shoot fad in cameras, the latest model has a metal-cum-leatherette The Nikon 1 J5 Is Finally Herelook to it. Besides the drool-worth physique, the camera is loaded with a bevy of functions that impress us:

  • 20.8-megapixel sensor
  • BSI add-on
  • Low light click capacity
  • Expeed 5A processor
  • 180-degree flip-up touch screen
  • LCD resolution of 1,040,000 dots
  • 4K movie recording at 15p
  • Near-field communication enabled

Following the legacy of its predecessor Nikon 1 J4, the J5 also comes with auto focus and a 20 frame-per-second shooting speed. Not to forget the frame per second of 60 for fixed autofocus point. Nikon J5’s hybrid autofocus system comes with 171 contract-detect and a 105 phase-detect AF points.

The mode dial on the latest model has seen a revamp and now enables direct access to the semi-auto shoot mode and PASM manual. Handling settings and navigating the camera is easier thanks to the addition of a programmable function button.

While the look of the camera is traditional, it comes with a super-modern selfie feature. We especially love the new scene modes that allow us to take better selfies.… Read the rest

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Shopping for camera? Let us help you list down important things to consider while grabbing the best among the slot.

Refer to our table below to view different type of cameras with their features and specifications.

Camera type Budget Image quality Performance Targeted users Zoom Characteristics Operation
Point and Shoot Less than $200 Good quality for vacation, kids’ video clips and snapshots Fast and quick for shots of kids and pets Those who want a camera better than mobile phones Less than 15x  Pocketable, body with fixed lens, small sensor 

 

 

Mostly automatic
Compact Megazoom $200-$350 Better quality than a point and shoot Quick for vacation, kids and pets’ shots and video For those looking for a camera with better quality than mobiles Usually more than 20x Fits in pocket, easy to hold, lens fixed with body Automatic and manual
Megazoom $350-$500 Photo and video quality like a point and shoot Good for accidental as well as slow moving shots Those who want a camera good for close-ups and faraway shots Usually more than 26x Huge, small sensor, lens fixed to body, point and shoot on the inside Automatic and manual
Enthusiast Compact $400-$2,800 Good quality for those who want to sell their shots Fast for shooting food but not action Those who like photography and are looking for modest camera Small zoom range Fits in jackets, body with fixed lens, medium to large sensor, some models designed with reverse Galilean optical viewfinders Manual with some automatic
Entry-level Interchangeable-lens Camera (ILC) $400-$600 Good quality like an entry-level dSLR, video quality better than point and shoot and most compacts Good for rapid action movements For those looking for a small but better and faster than compact  Small, fits in pocketbook, interchangeable lens, sensor sizes range from compact camera equal to those found in dSLR. No EVF or EVF optional Automatic and in some cases manual
Entry-level dSLR $500-$1000 (with lens) Good quality like an entry-level ILC, video quality differs with brands Good for rapid action movements For those looking for better speed and quality and like to shoot with optical videwfinder Huge, large APS-C sensor, interchangeable lens, TTL optical viewfinder Automatic or manual
Prosumer ILC $700+ (with lens) Quality like prosumer dSLR, video quality differs across brands. Good for those who want to sell their shots Good for capturing active kids and pets Those who like photography and videography and like to play with settings and are looking for a modest camera Small, fits in pocketbook, interchangeable lens, has EVF, sensor sizes range from compact camera equal to those found in dSLR Automatic and manual
Prosumer dSLR $1000+ (body only) Quality like prosumer dSLR, video quality differs across brands. Good for those who want to sell their shots Good to capture sports-fast action Advanced photographer and professionals with a budget Big, large APS-C or full-frame sensor, interchangeable lens, TTL optical viewfinder Manual
Pro dSLR $1200+ (body only) Good professional quality shots Fast to shoot sports or capturing a running shot Those looking for a dependable, fully configurable and steady camera Big, with large APS-C or full frame sensor, interchangeable lenses, optical viewfinder Fully manual

 

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