iPhone 7 Camera

See how the iPhone 7’s camera stacks up against a $9,000 Leica

November 3rd at 4:51 PM

See how the iPhone 7’s camera stacks up against a $9,000 Leica

The iPhone 7’s camera is good. We know that much, through our own extensive dog-photo testing procedure, and from the results that owners have been posting all over the internet.

We’ve also all heard that one day, smartphone cameras will replace DSLRs and mirrorless cameras altogether. We’re not quite at that point yet, but as one comparison between the iPhone 7 and a $9,000 Leica kit shows, it’s pretty close.

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Huawei P9 Camera Controversy

That time Huawei took a photo with $4,500 camera but said it was a $475 phone

July 5th at 8:05 PM

That time Huawei took a photo with $4,500 camera but said it was a $475 phone

Smartphone cameras today are so advanced that they’re ready to give professional cameras a run for their money. For a fraction of the cost of a pro setup, your iPhone can take gorgeous pictures and videos, and Apple has an entire “shot on iPhone” marketing campaign to drive home that point. Phones from the competition offer similar, or even better camera experiences, with Galaxy S7, HTC 10, and LG G5’s cameras having been praised in reviews.

With all that in mind, it’s baffling to see Huawei try to fool customers into thinking that a picture taken by a $4,500 dedicated camera setup was actually snapped on a $475 phone. Yes, Huawei denies any wrongdoing, but what else can it say after having been caught red-handed? More →

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FCC approves Samsung T929 for T-Mobile

December 16th at 9:21 AM

FCC approves Samsung T929 for T-Mobile

Fret not, T-Mobile fans! It appears as though AT&T isn’t going to be the only carrier graced with an 8-megapixel touch screen phone from Samsung. The long rumored T929, or Leica or Memoir or any other name that has been passed through the rumor mill, has just received its blessing from the FCC. How do we know it’s for T-Mobile? Well, slapping a 1700MHz radio into the phone isn’t going to help it on any other US carrier, is it? That’s right, you’ll get to enjoy HSDPA to make your Internet experience a little more bearable with this one. According to the FCC docs, the T929 will also support GPS and Bluetooth as well. No release dates or pricing as of yet, but we’re thinking it should be reasonable with a contract and all that jazz. We’ll be sure to keep you guys posted!

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Samsung 8 megapixel “Memoir” may strike T-Mobile

December 9th at 11:55 AM

Samsung 8 megapixel “Memoir” may strike T-Mobile

The Internet has been graced with blurry, less than detailed shots of what appears to be an upcoming 8 megapixel monster from Samsung. We’re not sure if this is going to carry the rumored “Memoir” name, but we’re hearing a lot of references to the T929 Leica, which is a rebradned Pixon that we mentioned not too long ago. Onto more important things, it looks like this will be packing an 8 megapixel camera and a touch screen. So far, there isn’t much to be told but if it’s anything like the Samsung Pixon then it might be a pretty exciting device for TMO folks to look forward to. However, it seems it will be more like the Samsung Behold than anything else, which could be good or bad news depending on your take on the Behold. While it’s been speculated that this handset might be Android-powered, we’re going to keep our reservations about that one since Samsung hasn’t been as vocal as other manufacturers regarding jumping on the Google bandwagon. Hit the jump for an additional pic!

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Samsung M8800 may be coming to T-Mobile as T929 Leica

November 11th at 3:44 PM

Samsung M8800 may be coming to T-Mobile as T929 Leica

Ever since the Samsung M8800 Pixon was first announced, we hoped it would find its way to the US somehow. To refresh your memory, the Pixon is basically a fully loaded 8 megapixel digital camera that just so happens to have a phone on board as well. Here in the US we’ve gotten pretty used to seeing gems like this pass us by but as it turns out, we may have jumped the gun in assuming that Samsung’s sexy 8 megapixel shooter would be passing us by as usual. According to a new rumor, Samsung will be bringing the Pixon, rebranded as the T929 Leica, to the US by way of T-Mobile. Rumors had been starting to surface and now a little hint might have been uncovered by way of Best Buy’s website. It looks like the retailer may have accidentally included the T929 on the list of handsets compatible with a replacement lithium ion battery that indeed fits the Pixon. Oops. Let’s hope that if this rumor does turn out to be true, Samsung manages to tweak this puppy a bit and work some 1700 MHz 3G love in there…

[Via Cellphone Signal]

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