Posts tagged with: Ultrapixels
  • by | March 25, 2014 11:44 AM

    The down side to success is the pressure to keep on succeeding. HTC's 2013 flagship, the original HTC One (M7), defined "successful" in nearly every way. We awarded it one of the highest review scores we'd ever bestowed on a smartphone, a reception mirrored by most of the tech community. "Bravo HTC," we said of its stellar industrial design and innovative new features. Our opinion stayed much the same when the Sprint version came to town ("It's a phone that does it all – and does it very well"). Pocketnow readers selected the HTC One as their top smartphone of 2013. And the accolades ...

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  • by | May 9, 2013 8:01 AM

    About this time last year, we shot a video called How To Take Great Photos with the Samsung Galaxy S III. It's very much an artifact of yesteryear, with a fifty-second intro, hazy interlacing, and one the worst haircuts in my personal history, but people seemed to enjoy it. So much so that when the Galaxy S III's successor dropped just a few weeks back, we followed up our full review with a similar tutorial on its 13-MP camera titled Galaxy S 4 Camera: Everything You Need To Know. The comments on the latter video convinced us that, even though we're now quite a few weeks past its review ...

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  • by | March 14, 2013 6:00 AM

    The HTC Droid DNA bears a confused and somewhat tragic legacy. Born of Verizon's desire for an "ultimate Droid," the device represented far more than a retooled HTC Butterfly when it was announced at a New York City event last November. Back then, the Droid DNA was the first -and the only- 1080p smartphone to hit the United States, and the first device to adopt a five-inch display while rejecting the burdensome "phablet" moniker. The Droid DNA could have been a superstar, but -as we discussed at length in our After The Buzz episode covering the device- carrier exclusivity and other factors ...

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  • by | March 13, 2013 5:15 PM

    The HTC One, as we mentioned in yesterday's unboxing and hardware tour, is a crucial device for the Taiwanese smartphone maker. The company's brand has suffered a steady decline since its heyday of the last decade, and HTC is -for the second year in a row- banking on a device titled the "One" to save it from the increasing pressure of the competition. The One of 2013 is similar to last year's One X in several respects, not least of which is the focus HTC has chosen to put on its camera. Last year, the company's marketing materials drilled home the message that the One X included an ...

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  • by | March 13, 2013 3:13 PM

    Update: In response to commenter suggestions, we've added some more daylight photos to broaden thescope of this comparison. You can find a side-by-side example above, and the raw shots in two new, smaller galleries at the bottom. Thanks for your feedback! ___ The HTC One, as we mentioned in yesterday's unboxing and hardware tour, is a crucial device for the Taiwanese smartphone maker. Its brand has suffered a steady decline since its heyday of the last decade, and HTC is -for the second year in a row- banking on a device called the "One" to save it from the crippling pressure of the ...

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  • by | March 1, 2013 3:25 PM

    I can't begin to count the number of times I have taken a picture with my smartphone and thought, "Man that looks great!" Only a handful of times, however, has the quality of a photo taken with a phone's camera served as passable when viewed at full size. To date, I can recall no more than a dozen pictures that are really worth keeping, based on quality (not sentimental value). By that, I mean only an extremely small percentage of the pictures I take with my smartphones end up as wallpapers on my laptop or get more use than sharing once and discarding. But that doesn't mean I won't keep ...

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  • by | February 14, 2013 7:00 AM

    Camera quality is just one of the many metrics we use to gauge the overall capacity of a smartphone. Alongside performance, battery life, display quality, storage capacity, memory and a host of connectivity and sensors, the camera is one of the more important qualities of a smartphone. Specifications and performance are quickly approaching a threshold where reasonable and modest have been replaced with exceptional and excessive … in a good way. Only two areas are in dire need of improvement: battery life and image sensing. Battery life has met its fair share of hurdles over the years. ...

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