Hmm... ultra-wide-angle lens + ultra-tele-photo lens? Does 5x "zoom" if you start counting on the "ultra wide angle" side and simply get to the usual telephoto ones. And you can "simulate" zoom effect using software, like LG did. Or was it Apple?
Throw in a 2x digital zoom and its a 10x camera zoom on a phone! Not a real zoom, but marketing doesn't seem to care much. They need to sell this stuff somehow!
Julliard, 20 Feb 2017Dont forget Galaxy K Zoom. The largest amd bulkiest Galaxy phone ever. If you want to talk abo... moreTo JULLIARD:
No problem with you running jokes and you are right, the K Zoom is indeed the bulkiest.
What I would really like though us to see smartphones with more xenon flash...though I know LED has several advantages like lower power consumption and the ability to provide video light.
I want to see more advancements like clearer digital zoom because optical lens is a no no on a smartphone. Real optical lens are retractable.
Let's see how well Oppo will do with their 5x zoom.
AnonD-1385, 20 Feb 2017To Obi Wan Kenobi: I like your comment. The S4 Zoom didn't even deserve the be called a ... moreDont forget Galaxy K Zoom. The largest amd bulkiest Galaxy phone ever. If you want to talk about the one that dont even deserve to be call a phone, its the Galaxy Camera because its literally a camera! Hahaha. Just got to slit some jokes there. Anyway, Zenfone Zoom pretty nice for a camera centric phone. I hope Oppo not makimg anything too bulky or putting retractable lens there.
Obi Wan Kenobi, 20 Feb 2017Yeah, and the S4 zoom was also 15mm thick (that too when the lens was retracted and closed)! (... moreTo Obi Wan Kenobi:
I like your comment.
The S4 Zoom didn't even deserve the be called a Galaxy S. The S4 is more superior in so many ways. While the S4 is full HD the S4 Zoom isn't even regular HD. The S4 Zoom screen is also smaller by nearly an inch. The S4 has more internal storage, more RAM, more sensors, bigger battery and more technology overall. Finally. if memory serves me correctly, I believe GSMArena's own review stated that the S4 Zoom didn't live up to the hype because the photography results was basically the same. Why go with all that bulk with less technology and what not for similar photography results? Just for a higher zoom? That doesn't make sense to me.
I know somebody with a S4 Zoom and the camera isn't working because the lens has gotten stuck. US$35 is needed to fix.it. I see it as a waste of time and a waste of money.
kurotsuki, 20 Feb 2017It seems that Oppo and Vivo are in the camera race for the time being. Wondering what will Vi... moreI've always thought they were of the same origin and background, only given different branding to create the impresskon of options for consumers... Add in Gionee too...
Zenodroid, 20 Feb 2017Samsung s4 zoom had 10x zoom Yeah, and the S4 zoom was also 15mm thick (that too when the lens was retracted and closed)! (You couldn't fit one in your pocket without looking like an idiot.)
The S4 zoom wasn't exactly a smartphone with a 10 x Zoom camera. It was more of a point-and-shoot camera, with smartphone built into it.
oppo makes a sammy smart cam. just with call option. hmm, oki.
5x optical zoom is inspiring! I just hope they won't disappoint us with a high-res sensor digital zoom.
It seems that Oppo and Vivo are in the camera race for the time being. Wondering what will Vivo have on the MWC.... :3