Category: Camera Phones

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Energizer Ultimate U620S, U570S and U650S Smartphones

Mark Goldstein | Camera Phones

Avenir Telecom, under an exclusive Energizer licence, are set to release a new Ultimate range of smartphones. The three new smartphones offer enhanced design, an enriched photo experience, and long-lasting performance, with the the Ultimate U620S boasting four cameras, including a 16MP + 2MP + 0.2MP triple sensors on the back and a 16 MP front camera.

Avenir Telecom, under an exclusive Energizer licence, are set to release a new Ultimate range of smartphones. The three new smartphones offer enhanced design, an enriched photo experience, and long-lasting performance, with the the Ultimate U620S boasting four cameras, including a 16MP + 2MP + 0.2MP triple sensors on the…

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Redmi Note 7 Smartphone Offers 48 Megapixel Camera for $150

Mark Goldstein | Camera Phones

Xiamoi have just announced the Redmi Note 7, an affordable new smartphone that uses the Sony IMX586 1/2-inch 48-megapixel image sensor.

Initially available only in China, the Redmi Note 7 can take a 48 megapixel image with its 0.8-micron pixels, or combine 4 neighboring pixels into a 1.6-micron pixel to capture a 12 megapixel image with better noise performance and HDR processing.

Despite its budget price-tag, the Redmi Note 7 still offers a 2.2GHz Snapdragon 660 processor, 4000mAh battery with quick charge support, 6.3" 2340 x 1080 pixel screen, USB-C and 3.5mm headphone jacks, and a stylish glass body.

There are three versions of the Redmi 7 - 3/32 GB, 4/64 GB, and 6/64 GB (RAM/Storage) - with the cheapest costing around $150 and the most expensive around $210. It also supports up to 256GB of expandable storage via MicroSD cards.

The Redmi Note 7 goes on sale in China on January 15th 2019.

Xiamoi have just announced the Redmi Note 7, an affordable new smartphone that uses the Sony IMX586 1/2-inch 48-megapixel image sensor.Initially available only in China, the Redmi Note 7 can take a 48 megapixel image with its 0.8-micron pixels, or combine 4 neighboring pixels into a 1.6-micron pixel to capture…

Samsung Galaxy 10 on February 20th

Mark Goldstein | Camera Phones

Samsung are set to unveil the Galaxy 10 flagship smartphone on February 20th 2019. Samsung are skipping Mobile World Congress 2019 to launch their new devices a week before the show. Rumours suggest that not one, but three Galaxy 10 models will be announced at the UNPACKED event.

Samsung Electronics will unveil new devices that promise to usher in new Galaxy experiences based on 10 years of innovations.

The exciting reveal will take place at a Samsung Galaxy UNPACKED event in London at 7pm GMT and San Francisco at 11am PT.

To experience the magic, simply head to www.news.samsung.com/uk, www.samsungmobilepress.com, www.samsung.com/galaxy or www.samsung.com for live streaming coverage on the day.

Samsung are set to unveil the Galaxy 10 flagship smartphone on February 20th 2019. Samsung are skipping Mobile World Congress 2019 to launch their new devices a week before the show. Rumours suggest that not one, but three Galaxy 10 models will be announced at the UNPACKED event.Samsung Electronics will…

Honor View20 Hands-on Photos

Mark Goldstein | Camera Phones

Want to see exactly what the new Honor View20 smartphone looks like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Honor View20 smartphone.

Want to see exactly what the new Honor View20 smartphone looks like in the flesh? Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Honor View20 smartphone.

Honor View20, World's First 48 Megapixel Smartphone

Mark Goldstein | Camera Phones

The Honor View20 is the first ever smartphone to offer a 48 megapixel rear camera. The 48MP camera is powered by artificial intelligence (AI). The new AI Ultra Clarity mode can combine multiple 48MP images into a single 48MP photo, producing a Super Photo with superb clarity. The Honor View20 also comes with an advanced 3D rear camera, which can scan and recognize real world objects.

The Honor View20 is available in the United Kingdom priced at £499.99 GBP (6GB RAM/128GB ROM) and £579.99 GBP (8GB RAM/256GB ROM). The smartphone is available in three colours: Midnight Black, Sapphire Blue and the Moschino co-designed Phantom Blue.


The Honor View20 is the first ever smartphone to offer a 48 megapixel rear camera. The 48MP camera is powered by artificial intelligence (AI). The new AI Ultra Clarity mode can combine multiple 48MP images into a single 48MP photo, producing a Super Photo with superb clarity. The Honor View2…

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

HONOR 10 Lite Smartphone Features AI Front Camera

Mark Goldstein | Camera Phones

The new HONOR 10 Lite smartphone has an AI-powered 24 megapixel front camera, 6.21 inch FullView HD screen display, a slim dewdrop notch and a shimmering colour gradient back.

Priced at £199.99 the HONOR 10 Lite is available in Sapphire Blue, Sky Blue and Midnight Black from 7th January 2019.

The new HONOR 10 Lite smartphone has an AI-powered 24 megapixel front camera, 6.21 inch FullView HD screen display, a slim dewdrop notch and a shimmering colour gradient back.Priced at £199.99 the HONOR 10 Lite is available in Sapphire Blue, Sky Blue and Midnight Black from 7th January 2019.

Friday, December 14, 2018

Photography Blog Smartphone of the Year Award 2018

Mark Goldstein | Photography Blog , Camera Phones

We're revealing our favourite products from 2018 in our annual awards, looking back at the essential photography kit that helped to define 2018.

The Smartphone of the Year 2018 award goes to the Huawei Mate 20 Pro.

“In terms of the photographs the Mate 20 Pro can produce, once again Huawei has produced an extremely impressive device. Images are very detailed, have fantastic colours and with three different focal lengths to choose from, it’s a very flexible option to have in your pocket. The ability to shoot in raw format, or to take control via the Pro mode, is also extremely appealing to enthusiast photographers.”

Read our full Huawei Mate 20 Pro review.

Congratulations to Huawei!

Honorable mentions go to the Google Pixel 3 and the Huawei P20 Pro.

We're revealing our favourite products from 2018 in our annual awards, looking back at the essential photography kit that helped to define 2018. The Smartphone of the Year 2018 award goes to the Huawei Mate 20 Pro. “In terms of the photographs the Mate 20 Pro can produce, once again…

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Nokia 8.1 Value Flagship Smartphone

Mark Goldstein | Camera Phones

The new Nokia 8.1 smartphone has a highly sensitive, industry-leading camera sensor, ZEISS Optics and Optical Image Stabilization (OIS).

The Nokia 8.1 is available in three colour combinations, Blue/Silver, Steel/Copper, Iron/Steel, from 14th January 2019 and will retail for an average price of £379.99.

In addition to the launch of the Nokia 8.1, HMD Global are pleased to also announce the Nokia 3.1 Plus will be joining the Nokia smartphone portfolio, available in Blue for £169.99, and the Nokia 5.1 Plus will become available, in Blue and Black for £199.99, from the 14th January 2019.

The new Nokia 8.1 smartphone has a highly sensitive, industry-leading camera sensor, ZEISS Optics and Optical Image Stabilization (OIS).The Nokia 8.1 is available in three colour combinations, Blue/Silver, Steel/Copper, Iron/Steel, from 14th January 2019 and will retail for an average price of £379.99.In addition to the launch of the Nokia…

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Honor and National Geographic Partner to Create Spectacular Night Photos with Honor 8X

Mark Goldstein | Camera Phones

For Honor’s "Brave The Night" series, world-renowned photographer Robbie Shone showcases how users can create breath-taking low-light photos with an Honor 8X smartphone.

For Honor’s "Brave The Night" series, world-renowned photographer Robbie Shone showcases how users can create breath-taking low-light photos with an Honor 8X smartphone.

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Samsung Unveils 48 and 32 Megapixel Smartphone Sensors

Mark Goldstein | Camera Phones

Samsung has introduced two new 0.8-micrometer (μm) pixel image sensors for smartphones – the 48-megapixel (Mp) Samsung ISOCELL Bright GM1 and the 32Mp ISOCELL Bright GD1. One or both of these may be used in the next-generation Samsung Galaxy S10, which is due out in February 2019.

Samsung has introduced two new 0.8-micrometer (μm) pixel image sensors for smartphones – the 48-megapixel (Mp) Samsung ISOCELL Bright GM1 and the 32Mp ISOCELL Bright GD1. One or both of these may be used in the next-generation Samsung Galaxy S10, which is due out in February 2019.

Saturday, November 3, 2018

HonorMagic2 Slider Phone with 6 Cameras Officially Unveiled in China

Mark Goldstein | Camera Phones

The HonorMagic2 is equipped with a Magic Slide Full-View Display, Kirin 980 processor and AI-empowered six-lens camera. Equipped with the 24MP triple-lens rear camera and 17mm ultra-wide angle as well as retractable 16MP triple-lens front camera, HonorMagic2 brings a revolutionary photography experience.

The HonorMagic2 is equipped with a Magic Slide Full-View Display, Kirin 980 processor and AI-empowered six-lens camera. Equipped with the 24MP triple-lens rear camera and 17mm ultra-wide angle as well as retractable 16MP triple-lens front camera, HonorMagic2 brings a revolutionary photography experience.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

HUAWEI Mate 20, HUAWEI Mate 20 Pro and PORSCHE DESIGN HUAWEI Mate 20 RS

Mark Goldstein | Camera Phones

The Huawei Mate 20 Series is one of the most highly anticipated smartphone series of the year. Available in 6.53-inch, and 6.39-inch the HUAWEI Mate 20 Series is available in three devices: HUAWEI Mate 20, HUAWEI Mate 20 Pro and PORSCHE DESIGN HUAWEI Mate 20 RS.

The Huawei Mate 20 Series is one of the most highly anticipated smartphone series of the year. Available in 6.53-inch, and 6.39-inch the HUAWEI Mate 20 Series is available in three devices: HUAWEI Mate 20, HUAWEI Mate 20 Pro and PORSCHE DESIGN HUAWEI Mate 20 RS.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Huawei Mate 20 Pro Hands-on Photos

Mark Goldstein | Camera Phones

Want to see exactly what the new Huawei Mate 20 Pro flagship smartphone looks like in the flesh?

Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Huawei Mate 20 Pro smartphone.

Want to see exactly what the new Huawei Mate 20 Pro flagship smartphone looks like in the flesh? Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Huawei Mate 20 Pro smartphone.

Huawei Mate 20 Pro First Impressions

Mark Goldstein | Camera Phones

We've spent some time getting to know the Huawei Mate 20 Pro, so check out our first impressions of Huawei's new flagship smartphone...

We've spent some time getting to know the Huawei Mate 20 Pro, so check out our first impressions of Huawei's new flagship smartphone...

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Samsung Galaxy A9 Features Four Rear Cameras

Mark Goldstein | Camera Phones

The Samsung Galaxy A9 smartphone debuts the world’s first rear quad camera. The Galaxy A9 has a 24MP Main Lens, a 2x Optical Zoom lens, an Ultra Wide Lens, and a Depth Lens.

The Galaxy A9 will be available in the UK from November priced at £549.

The Samsung Galaxy A9 smartphone debuts the world’s first rear quad camera. The Galaxy A9 has a 24MP Main Lens, a 2x Optical Zoom lens, an Ultra Wide Lens, and a Depth Lens.The Galaxy A9 will be available in the UK from November priced at £549.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Google Pixel 3 Hands-on Photos

Mark Goldstein | Camera Phones

Want to see exactly what the new Google Pixel 3 flagship smartphone looks like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Google Pixel 3 smartphone.

Want to see exactly what the new Google Pixel 3 flagship smartphone looks like in the flesh? Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Google Pixel 3 smartphone.

Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3XL

Mark Goldstein | Camera Phones

The Pixel 3 and Pixel 3XL are new flagship smartphones from Google. New features for photographers include Top Shot, which uses AI to help you capture the perfect photo every time, Super Res Zoom, which produces sharp details when you zoom, and Night Sight, which lets you take natural-looking photos in dark surroundings without flash.

The Pixel 3 (5.5” screen) will be £739 (64GB) and £839 (128GB) and Pixel 3 XL (6.3” screen) at £869 (64 GB) and £969 (128GB).

The Pixel 3 and Pixel 3XL are new flagship smartphones from Google. New features for photographers include Top Shot, which uses AI to help you capture the perfect photo every time, Super Res Zoom, which produces sharp details when you zoom, and Night Sight, which lets you take natural-looking photos…

​Adonit Photogrip Turns Your Smartphone Into a Camera

Mark Goldstein | Camera Phones , Accessories

Adonit Photogrip is a multi-use phone grip that transforms a smartphone so that it can be used just like a camera. The Photogrip can also be converted into a mini tripod and is accompanied by a Bluetooth shutter and camera remote to create the perfect group shot.

The Adonit Photogrip is available from Amazon and Adonit for £44.99.

Adonit Photogrip is a multi-use phone grip that transforms a smartphone so that it can be used just like a camera. The Photogrip can also be converted into a mini tripod and is accompanied by a Bluetooth shutter and camera remote to create the perfect group shot.The Adonit Photogrip is…

OnePlus 6T Launches on October 30th

Mark Goldstein | Camera Phones

OnePlus are unveiling the new OnePlus 6T flagship smartphone on October 30 at Pier 36 in New York City.

OnePlus are unveiling the new OnePlus 6T flagship smartphone on October 30 at Pier 36 in New York City.

Friday, October 5, 2018

Nokia 7.1 Smartphone Features PureDisplay Screen Technology

Mark Goldstein | Camera Phones

The Nokia 7.1 is the first smartphone to come with PureDisplay screen technology, which offers a high contrast ratio, greater clarity and enhanced colours across all of your content. It features ZEISS Optics 12MP/5MP dual cameras with two phase detection enables fast accurate autofocus giving great shots in in both bright and low light conditions.

The Nokia 7.1 comes in Gloss Midnight Blue and Gloss Steel and is available in selected markets available from October in two variants - 3GB/32GB and 4GB/64GB. The global average retail price will be 319€ for the 3GB/32GB and 349€ for the 4GB/64GB.

The Nokia 7.1 is the first smartphone to come with PureDisplay screen technology, which offers a high contrast ratio, greater clarity and enhanced colours across all of your content. It features ZEISS Optics 12MP/5MP dual cameras with two phase detection enables fast accurate autofocus giving great shots in in both…