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Does The Samsung Galaxy S9 Fit The Tag ‘Phone Of The Year’?

When Samsung Galaxy S9 was launched on 16th March of 2018, it was touted to be the best smartphone of 2018. The rumours started earlier in 2017 immediately after Apple launched its iPhone X. Now, the question that abounds is whether the Samsung will live up to the expectation of being the ultimate piece and beating Google Pixel 2 and iPhone X. Here is a closer review of Samsung Galaxy S9 that indicates it is indeed the best in the market.

The Galaxy S9 design

Starting from Galaxy S8, Samsung took a shift in its smartphones by going for a larger screen that stretches right to the edges. It was the change that the market expected so much and Samsung did not disappoint in its Galaxy S9 model. The Galaxy S9 retains that familiar Galaxy S8 look which is still one of the slickest out there.

In the Galaxy S9, Samsung reduced the bezel thickness below and above the display. It has also shifted the fingerprint scanner to a better position just below the camera as opposed to right beside it. The phone also retained the curved display outlook, microSD slot, and IP68 water resistance rating. The Gorilla Glass 5 coating was thickened, and the aluminium rim strengthened.

The Galaxy S9 Screen

Samsung stuck to its long known focus in its flagship models of enhancing colours and irresistible contrasts. The S9 still comes with a slightly curved 5.8-inch AMOLED quad-HD panel. This makes it one of the best displays on the market today.

What is more impressing about the screen is the addition of customization option. If you opt to use the Galaxy S9 in its form, it will look too much with its rich blue hue. You can opt to switch to the lesser DCI-P3 colour gamut that covers the AMOLED cinema version. This cuts the red, green, and blue so that everything looks simpler for the eye.

The Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus camera

Like the Samsung Galaxy S8, the S9 and S9 Plus comes with a high-quality 12MP dual-lens camera. This allows you to get a 2X optical zoom. Besides, the 26 mm wide-angle lens on the Galaxy S9 plus is also very advanced so that the user has the option of switching between the f/s2.4 and f/1.5. By allowing you to control the aperture, now you have absolute control on the quality of images even in poorly lit conditions.

The Galaxy S9 uses the latest Android Oreo

When Samsung Galaxy S8 was launched, one thing that made most people flag down is not taking the latest Android. Samsung was quick to say that the next flagship model would be the best. The Samsung Galaxy S9 plus uses the latest and most advanced Android 8.0 that is also referred as Android Oreo. It also features the newer Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Octa-core processor that is even faster. This is a great improvement from Galaxy S8 that used Snapdragon 835 CPU. However, the Galaxy S9 retained the 6GB of RAM just like the previous Galaxy S8.

Other notable specs of the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus include;

  • Andreno 630 GPU.
  • Front cameras of 8Mp.
  • Wi-Fi 802, GPS, and Bluetooth 5.0.
  • Micro SD that can support up to 400GB.
  • Wireless charging.
  • Available in Single or Dual SIM.
  • Android 8.O WITH Samsung experience.

CES’ Eye Catching Smart Phone Announcements

One cannot escape the fact that the consumer electronics show (CES) is almost never a mobile phone centered event, especially considering the world mobile congress is only a few weeks away. Still, there is no rule against some of the world’s biggest brands displaying their new handsets for the year at CES. 2018’s edition certainly saw some impressive phones displayed. Here are some of the best:

Vivo

This phone caught the eye both for the way in which it was launched and its capabilities and features. There is no name for the phone, or a release date, but the company says it is a production ready phone, one that will hit the stores in 2018. It is an impressive 6 inch phone, one with a particularly innovative fingerprint scanner. The scanner is discreetly tucked away under the screen, such that when there is need for a confirmation, the icon appears telling you where you need to press. After the phone is unlocked, this icon then disappears, leaving more space for users to enjoy the phone. This phone takes something that most mainstream brands have done and improves on it.

Asus ZenFone Max Plus (M1)

Asus is widely known for its longer lasting phone, and this is something that is expected of the ZenFone. Expected to retail at a little over $229, the phone runs on a 4130 mAh battery, one equipped with various power optimization strategies that are guaranteed to help the phone last long between charges. The phone also features a full screen display, a dual rear camera and a fingerprint sensor. While the features are impressive, the biggest offering of this, just like many other Asus phones is the hardware and battery life.

Nuu Mobile G3

Brands that are not exactly mainstream or known in the world’s biggest markets were always likely to feature at this festival, especially knowing their biggest competitors will likely not feature, giving them a relatively free reign to influence the conversation. Nuu is one of these; the G3 is mainly targeted at those looking for a bargain without compromising on the quality. At $250, you get features one would not typically associate with phones at this range, like a full glass body, dual rear cameras, 5.7 inch screen and an 18:9 aspect ratio. You will have to compromise on some things, though. The display, for instance, will only go as high as 780p. Still, this is a trade-off most people will be willing to live with.

Blackberry Motion

Blackberry has always been popular with fans that love its signature physical keyboard. The Blackberry motion will not have this unfortunately; it is a purely touch screen device. Coming in at a price of $449, the motion, however, will have features that will make many Blackberry fans forget about the physical keyboard. For instance, it has a 4000 mAh battery, perhaps the biggest ever to be put inside a blackberry device. Another impressive feature is the convenience key, which controls or adopts different shortcuts depending on where one is: at home, work or in the car.

CES is not known for its phones, but phone companies are slowly waking up to the potential of launching new phones here.

 

China’s Step into the Mobile Phone Market: Three of the Best Chinese Models

China has not only increased the number of mobile phone brands in the global market in the past few years, most of them have tremendously improved in quality. There are many reasons for the recent explosion, all of which come down to the fact that they offer much of what the more expensive, mainstream brands do, but at a much affordable price. Here are some of the more popular Chinese made mobile phones that have made a ripple in the market in the last few months.

One plus 5T

Even though its predecessor the one plus 5 was a pretty impressive smartphone, the 5T took things a step further. The most conspicuous change in the latter model is the 6 inch screen, full HD with an 18:9 aspect ratio. The previous one only managed the classic 16:9 traditional aspect ratio. The camera technology and set up has also been changed for this. the One plus 5‘s camera had the classic telephoto lens, but the 5T has a secondary 20 MP sensor which makes use of the new intelligent pixel technology. The 5T also moved the fingerprint scanner to the back of the phone, but one can also unlock it using facial recognition. The only downside is that it does not have an IP rating for dust and water resistance.

The Huawei P10

Huawei fans might remember the mate 9, which was a bit of a fan favorite. Those who loved the mate 9 but might prefer a screen a little smaller will definitely love the P10 and the P10 plus. The P10 series offers improved software and an impressive dual camera setup. They are the first phones that feature the improved Huawei EMUI 5.1 interface, over and above the android 7.0 nougat. The EMUI 5.1 is an improvement on the 5.0 version on the mate 9, with the company saying it offers improved performance. Both hones come with the dual 12 and 20 megapixel rear facing camera setups, all with optical image stabilization. The P10 boasts 4GB of RAM and 64 GB of onboard storage, with microSD expansion capabilities of up to 256 GB. P10 plus comes in either 4 or 6 GB RAM options, with either 64 or 128 GB on-board storage.

Honor 9

The Honor 9 is an improvement on the Honor 8 flagship model; an affordable phone with dual glass panel design, a full 5.15 inch display and a 1920 by 1080 resolution. It also has the same processors used on the Huawei mate 9 and the P10s, the Kirin 960 processor. Just like in other Huawei phones, the camera receives a lot of attention. The Honor 9 comes with a 20 MP monochrome lens, and a 12 MP RGB lens, a set up that is designed to improve the phone sensors and give it better sensitivity. The front facing selfie camera is an 8MP. The Honor 9 comes with android 7.0, together with Huawei’s EMUI 5.1 interface. Its biggest attraction, though, is the cost, retailing for as low as £379.

The Old versus The New: Why the iPhone 8 is Still a Force

The launch of the iPhone X and the hype that it received showed the clarity of intentions from Apple. The company wants its customers to buy the iPhone X; all the new tech has been pumped into the new phone, including such revolutionary features as the new design, facial recognition software, animojis and so on. The older versions of the iPhone, however, have not received much in the way of upgrades or updates. In fact, with news breaking that the company progressively makes its phones slower, ostensibly to have battery life preserved, one might wonder why they should buy any of the older versions. Well, here are a few reasons why despite the hype that the iPhone X has received, it might just be a good decision to buy its predecessor, the older iPhone 8.

Cost

One of the biggest issues around the launch of the iPhone X was the price. Over the years, the price of newer versions have been relatively the same, except of course for the plus versions, which always retail at about $100 more. For the iPhone X, the basic version retailed at about $999, with larger storage options even more expensive. Such high costs for a smartphone that one will likely want to replace in a few years might not be such a sound financial decisions for many. At a starting cost of $649, the iPhone 8 is a much more realistic option.

Size and design

Granted, the iPhone X succeeded in fitting a lot of details in a relatively small display. However, it is still much bigger than the iPhone 8. Generally, phone displays are getting bigger, but not everyone is comfortable with having a phone display that huge. The success that iPhone had with the SE is evidence that there is a market for the smaller and better fitting options. The iPhone 8 is the perfect option for most people when it comes to this. Further, the design is of the new iPhone is one of the attractions it has. Still, for those looking for the superiority in functionality without all the flashy, the iPhone 8 might just be the ideal phone.

Touch

One of the big changes in iPhone design over the past few years has been the removal of the home button. IPhone X, however, goes a step further and gets rid of the TouchID, which has been one of the revolutionary successes of the iPhone, making such auxiliary services as Apple Pay easier to handle. Even the MacBook Pro adopted some of the fundamentals of the apple pay. For the iPhone X, the fingerprint scanning tech has been replaced with facial scans. Reports have been good, but issues with face ID have come up across the world, proving that it is not as innovative a technology as most people expected. IPhone 8 has no such issues because it still has the touch ID intact. The iPhone 8 feels familiar; it has a home button, which makes it easier for people to navigate, even those that are not necessarily used to iPhone interfaces.

Augmented Reality: The Technology Ushering a new wave Of Smartphones

The current smartphones are approaching the end. That is right! The application of Augmented Reality (AR) has ushered a new type of smartphone that will now be a partner. A closer look at the iPhone X and upcoming models reveal that AR is the way to go. Google, Apple, Microsoft, Snap, and Tencent among others promise to make smartphones that can learn about the user’s behavior.

Though AR is not new, it is the latest changes that have caught users’ attention. If you thought that Niantic’s Pokémon Go was the ultimate point, things are getting even more interesting. Here is a closer look at AR that points at the next generation of smartphones.

Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, and Mixed Reality demystified

To understand how AR works, let us look at other closely related technologies. Augmented Reality is simply that – the reality getting augmented with digital graphics. However, Virtual Reality is entirely digital and takes place only on closed spaces. However, mixed reality brings together AR and VR to help make the overlays look real. Microsoft is keen on implementing MR by using advanced sensors and advanced computing power.

Interestingly, what is available out there is mixed reality and not indeed AR. Many people do not care about the distinction between objects floating in front and computer graphics. They get the same feeling; the scene is right here with me on the screen. However, we are going to stick with AR because specific phones and brands such as Apple and Google have ARkit and ARcore respectively.

Project Tango and advancing AR packages 

The initial serious drive for AR in smartphones came with the project referred as Tango. However, it took a lot of time before appropriate sensors, and entire kits were designed small enough to fit in phones.

Crafting an AR kit of the highest possible standard without foregoing the slim and attractive feeling has not been a walk in the park. ARkit idea by Apple is perhaps as old as the company’s first smartphone while Google’s ARcore is even older. The ARKit launched at WWDC in 2017 provides a completely new framework for creating unparalleled AR experience that enables developers to take 3D graphics right into the world.

When Apple launched iPhone 8 and iPhone X, the company pointed that their cameras were calibrated for the best AR experience. Now you can walk around your local city and get the thrill like you are a giant Chinese Panda. The trick at this point is ensuring that the camera is enabled to see in 3D. It is the best thrill that no one wants to miss in a new smartphone.

Things you can do with AR

Though AR technologies are not new, it is only recently that they have received greater publicity. Therefore, what can you do with AR?

  • While your target might be using AR app to roll a bus into a cliff, it will be possible to see the real world right in front.
  • It is the best gateway to play some of the latest games such as Pokemon Go.
  • Pulling classic or other music videos right on the screen.
  • Mapping constellations to the right positions in the sky.

The final take

Augmented Reality is the next big frontier in the smartphone world. It will make the smartphone the next generation computer that can bring the world into the screen in a special way. This is likely to move faster as phone companies are fast to release kits that developers can use to craft better apps faster.

 

Want Higher Value From A Smartphone? Go For Models With Advanced AI

The mobile phone landscape is adrift. When the smartphones entered the phone industry about 10 years ago, the main focus was getting a stronger system, more features, and bigger RAM. These are no longer the defining factors of a good smartphone. If you are looking forward to buying a phone that will deliver higher value for money, only pick the piece with advanced AI (artificial intelligence). It is the latest trend, and you should not get tricked by simply looking at the old features.

When Apple released iPhone 10, the most notable thing was the AI algorithm that is behind the animated Animoji, facial recognition system Face ID, and Augmented Reality Tool apps. But it is not just Apple that has realized the future of smartphones is AI. Google, Samsung, and Huawei are all working harder to get users the best of AI.

What to expect from AI smartphones

AI is changing the way your phone responds and does everything. It is a revolution that can be seen in the following ways.

1)   Advancing user-machine interaction

This is a great improvement on the personal interaction with a smartphone. The interaction is effected through texts, videos, voice, and sensors. This means that the smartphone will no longer be a simple communication device, but an intelligent party that can respond to you.

The iPhone X AI has demonstrated that it will be a partner to the user and not simply another device. The AI algorithm uses advanced machine learning to understand your behaviour. Like Apple, Huawei is also working on the advanced Kirin 970 chipset with built-in AI to enhance user experience. If you want to listen to music, the smartphone will be able to automatically select the tracks you prefer at work, in the evening, during holidays, and other functions. The AI smartphone will also follow and store your routine to provide reminders. The user-machine interaction will get enhanced more by third-party apps.

2)   Enhancing the performance of your phone

A smartphone with advanced AI is the best tool to enhance your personal efficiency. The Pixel 2, iPhone X and Samsung Galaxy S8 have created a new way of understanding the world to deliver greater meaning. The advanced augmented tools apply advanced AI to help you get direct translations, recognize features, get measurements and much more. This means that a researcher will no longer need to carry tons of books into the field. Simply direct the camera to the plant of study and get full details promptly. AI can now be applied virtually in all areas of personal and professional life.

3)   The surest way to enhance phone and personal data security

Phones are the new computing devices. They are used to prepare projects, make presentations, and run advanced analytics. When these functionalities are combined with enhanced mobility and bigger storage capacities, the impact is relegation of the desktop. But the shift to the mobile has also made cybercriminals redefine their tactics by targeting the smartphone devices.

Advanced AI is like a guard that never sleeps. It can be programmed to do anything. Using third-party apps, it is now easy to secure the smartphone data, monitor installed apps and prevent unauthorized entry. The AI in iPhone 8 is equipped with advanced facial recognition system that ensures only you can unlock the phone. In fact, the facial recognition will follow your facial changes such as age, new hairstyle, cutting beard, and other alterations to ensure that only you can get access to the phone.

Picking a smartphone with advanced AI is like selecting a friend to accompany you all the time. The AI will study your behaviour, raise personal efficiency, and guarantee the highest value for money. Do not go for less.

A Look at the Exquisite Features of Google Pixel 2

Google has further solidified its tenure in the mobile world with the release of Pixel 2. As the successor of the original Pixel, one of the best phones of 2016, it is a phone which is expected to further showcase an Android phone as visualised by Android’s creators. Furthermore, as a phone which has been positioned to compete with the flagships from other Android super giants like Samsung, it most definitely makes a case for a wonderful review.

 

Design

Just like in the first Pixel, Google has used glass and metal in the making of the phone’s body. The back of the phone is two toned with the top made of a curved glass panel which houses the cameras and the rest of body of aluminium where the fingerprint scanner resides. This glass and metal finish gives the phone a premium look and feel.

However in the year of bezel-less phones, Google disappoints by retaining bezels in the Pixel 2, denying it that futuristic look. However to redeem itself, the lower bezel has enabled them to fit in two front facing speakers which provide an unmatched audio experience. Additionally, they have introduced a brand new way to trigger Google Assistant, with a squeeze on the sides. For futuristic, although they have bezels, they don’t have a headphone jack.

Display

The Pixel 2 has a 5 inch screen which uses AMOLED technology. Consequently, the colours are vibrant and text clear. It is also made of Corning Gorilla glass making it as can scratch resistant as can be in this year. Furthermore it supports HDR which is fast being adopted by the likes of Netflix and YouTube

Processor, RAM, Internal Memory

Google equipped the Pixel 2 with the Snapdragon 835 and 4GB RAM simultaneously making it one of the fastest phones in the market.  Accompanying the first rate processor and RAM are two incredible choice of internal memory to pick from, 64GB and 128GB.  Choose wisely because there is no expandable memory option

Camera

True to its name, Pixel 2 also strives to be crowned the best camera phone of 2017 and it may have just have succeeded using an ingenious combination of hardware and software. It has 12MP rear camera with a focal aperture of 2.0. Unlike its rivals, it is able to use this single camera through dual pixel technology to achieve Portrait Mode, the picture effect that enables background blurring. The rear camera also has optical image stabilisation, gyroscopic stabilisation and laser autofocus. Portrait mode isn’t isolated to the rear view camera but also works excellently with the front facing cameras which is 8MP.  However, due to the lack of dual camera, Pixel 2 doesn’t offer 2x optical zoom and/or super wide angle lens. Nevertheless, for amazing photos, Google Pixel 2 could be an easy choice.

Battery Life and Charging

Unlike its camera, Pixel 2’s battery life may be nothing to sing about. It is a meagre 2700mAh after all, an actual reduction from the original Pixel’s battery size. Although the Pixel boasts the efficient Snapdragon 835 and shunned power hungry dual cameras, in this day age, heavy usage should be prioritized.

Another front that the Pixel 2 disappoints in is its lack of wireless charging support which seems retrogressive. Considering that its rivals, Note 8 and iPhone 8 all support wireless charging, it is a puzzle why Google would neglect to include it.

Colour options

Apart from black and white, the Pixel 2 comes in a brand new shade blue.

Water Resistance

Google corrected the grave omission of water resistance in Pixel 1 with the introduction of the Pixel 2. Pixel 2 has an IP67 water resistance meaning it can stay up to 30 minutes one meter under water.

Signs That Indicate Your Smartphone Is Infected By Malware

Before ransomware attacks that have recently shocked the globe, malware attacks were mainly targeted at desktops. But now, viruses are targeting tablets and smartphones to gain access to personal data through breaking into online banking, apps, and personal emails. If you have a smartphone, you are a potential target! The attackers can encrypt your info, threaten to auction it in the black market, and even demand a ransom. Get the facts right. No one is really safe today!

In this post, we bring you the most important signs that indicate your smartphone is infected and how to stay safe.

The phone system starts behaving irregularly

If your smartphone system or app suddenly fails even though it was working properly, the chances are that you have been attacked. You need be on the lookout for signs of strange activities such as sudden apps closure or error messages. This is an indication that a malicious code has gotten into the phone and is running from the background.

Once a malware takes over an app, it can gain access illegally and start issuing commands with the admin permissions. You can note this by remaining apt about the last activity. If you accessed an app around 2 pm but notice that additional activities were made from the phone in the subsequent hours, you are under attack. It is very important also to note things such as the battery draining faster than normal and overuse of other phone resources.

The SMS and call logs have unknown numbers

One of the common methods used to send malicious codes into your phone is text messages. Many malware companies usually send these self-executing codes using unknown numbers. This method of spreading attacks is preferred for sending Trojans that target smartphones. You should regularly check the call and text logs to see whether there are unknown numbers that pose the phone to risks.

Higher than usual data usage

Many malicious apps will only work when you have phone data. For example, malicious apps take advantage of the data plan to exchange info with the cybercriminals. Because malicious apps have to communicate and execute orders progressively, the chances are that the data plan will be exhausted very fast.  You should carefully follow personal data usage to know when malware is using extra data. The latest smartphones even allow users to set notifications on data is being drained without their authorization.

Getting charged for services you never used

If the malware is using the phone data, messages, or calls, you will be billed for the services. This means that you are likely to get a bill bigger than normal. If you have linked the phone services to the personal credit card, a bill will also be slapped on the card. To avoid such costs, the user must be alert and always identify higher than normal charges. It is also crucial to install an appropriate security solution to scan the phone for malware regularly.

Tips for protecting your phone from malware

While it is true that technological advances should not be feared, you need to be proactive to remain secure all the time.  Here are some of the best tips for keeping your smartphone secure.

  1. Always back up your phone data regularly
  2. Only download apps from secure stores
  3. Always use a screen lock and passcodes
  4. Do not jailbreak the smartphone
  5. Always use antivirus services from a reliable company

A Comparison of the IPhone X and the Note 8

Now that Apple and Samsung have released all their best phones this year, it mandatory to make a comprehensive comparison. It is no secret that the two are rivals and are constantly striving to outdo each other. While their vicious competition makes for good entertainment, we are also able to watch them create the best phones ever seen by mankind.

Design

First, we consider the design of the two phones. Both phones are built to be just like glass houses. They both have edge to edge screens and a glass backs.  Apple having finally joined the bandwagon of the bezel-less phones which its Android counterparts embraced a while ago.

The only difference in their edge to edge screen is while the iPhone X’s screen fills the entire screen, the Samsung’s leaves about a centimetre above and below its screen.  Samsung however, makes up for this with a screen that almost curves making the phone look edge-less. The iPhone X on the other hand plays it safe and leaves out this design element and remains with a conspicuously visible edge neatly around the phone.

Despite this, the designs are minimalistic, modern and simply beautiful

Display

Both phones have adopted the much more advantageous OLED screens. These screens are said to be more power efficient and to produce more vibrant images than their LED counterparts. This is the first time Apple is using them on their phones, explaining this, they have said their late adoption of the screen was due to not finding OLED screens that met their high standards. Nevertheless, it is no doubt a welcome introduction, bound to boost the iPhone’s superiority. Samsung on the other hand has been using the OLED screen for ages now so it’s not something really noteworthy for them. But it remains a laudable decision.

Screen Size

To accompany their incredible displays are gigantic screens.  The iPhone X has a screen size of 5.8 inches while the Note 8 of 6.3 inches. These massive screens are very useful when watching videos and so are a welcome inclusion.

Camera

Both the iPhone X and the Note 8 have superb cameras with almost similar specifications. For instance they both have dual cameras that enable them to achieve a 2X optical zoom. This capability allows a user to blur the background and make the subject pop out more. Similarly they both have two 12-megapixel sensors, autofocus, optical image stabilization and LED dual tone flash.

Despite being very similar, they are a little differences. Samsung’s front facing camera is 8 MP unlike the iPhone’s which is 7 MP. However, the iPhone’s front-facing camera has a true depth camera which is very handy in facial recognition. It also has portrait lighting which is excellent for giving photos studio lighting effects.

Wireless Charging

This ingenious feature is available in both Note 8 and the iPhone X. However, Apple has not yet released its charging mat understandably due to the iPhone X marking their introduction to this field of technology. They have however made their phones compatible with 7W Qi wireless charging. Unfortunately one of the drawbacks of wireless charging being its slow speed, Samsung having been in the field longer than Apple, it has developed 15W charging pad which is almost as fast as standard charging. It has also in cooperated the 15W version of Qi into the Note 8 making the Note charge tenfold faster.

From the analysis in this article, it is clear to see that the Note 8 and the iPhone X are worthy competitors.

 

What constitutes a good camera phone?

Every tech company claims to have the best camera phone in the industry. They state a bunch of jargon that should translate to the best camera and we fall for it. There is a lot of contradicting arguments on what makes a good camera phone. Some people claim it is the megapixels, others the aperture. Everyone put up a convincing argument. In this article we look at the aspects of a camera that you should look for to ensure that it takes the best pictures.

Megapixels

First, if you are in pursuit of a camera phone, you need a paradigm shift. You need to abandon that mentality that preaches that more megapixels translates into better picture and adopt a new one that megapixels are of the least importance when it comes to good cameras. It sounds crazy because tech companies have been using megapixels to market their camera phones. You need to part from that marketing tool. Megapixels mattered around half a decade ago when phones came with cameras that had less than 5MP but now, almost every phone comes with above 5MP yet there is still a difference in the picture quality. The reason is simple, megapixels do not count.

Flash

The flash happens to be one of the most important components of a camera phone yet it is the most overlooked. The reason you should take more interest in the flash of your phone is that majority of the time, you will find yourself in low lighting conditions. When in low lighting conditions and you desire to take a photo, setting up lights etc. for the best photographs will be ridiculous or just cumbersome. It will also just take the fun out of capturing instantaneous photos. Having a good flash will come into play in such instants, adequately lighting your subject in seconds for that perfect shot. Do not overlook the flash.

Autofocus

Yet another factor of a camera that is easily overlooked despite its significant. A camera without autofocus will produce the most ghastly images. A poor autofocus or lack of will result in shots that will only serve to disappoint. That is, blurry shots which lack detail. This is not something a person in search of a good camera phone will be after. Invest in a camera with a good autofocus and you will be amazed at the sharpness of your photos.

Image Stabilization

This feature should go hand in hand with autofocus for anyone in search of the best images. It is a feature you should pay close attention to because it was designed with an amateur’s downsides in mind. Knowing that majority of people tend not to be perfectly still when taking their photo, they introduced this feature to ensure that in spite that flaw, photos still come out in perfect focus. A total must have for when taking instantaneous photos.

Aperture

Another feature you should pay attention to if you want perfect shots is the camera’s aperture. With aperture, the smaller it is, the more the light the lens lets in. This comes in handy in low lighting conditions, where you don’t have a flash but still desire to take a good photo. It also provides excellent editing options for people who want to play with an image’s depth.

ISO and shutter speed.

You will be thankful later when you understand the importance of these two features which are closely related to each other and to the aperture. A camera with a bigger ISO number is able to let in more light and with capture clearer images. Shutter speed is important because the faster it is, the quicker you can take images. Invest in a camera with both these features for a better photographs

In conclusion, there are plenty of factors that affect that affect the picture quality a phone camera will produce. Make sure you pay attention to the right ones.