As cameraphones, smartphones are now better equipped than ever for taking high quality still images and video footage alike. These are some of the most common tasks for smartphones these days, so in this article I will take a closer look at the camera features of some of the most popular smartphones currently available, the HTC One X and the ever popular Apple iPhone 4S.
Both of these devices are packed with innovative camera features in terms of both hardware and software alike, making it easier than ever to get professional looking results.
Of course, the iPhone 4S and the HTC One X have many differences in terms of their camera features, however they also have lots of features that they share in common. The resolution of the camera on both of these phones is 8 mega pixels, which is the average for most smartphones released over the last 12 months or so. Both phones also offer the same maximum video capture resolution which is 1080p, to highest resolution of video capture available on any mobile device, which is full high definition. Additionally, both the iPhone 4S and the One X boasts all of the usual image enhancing features that you would expect to find on just about every smartphone of a similar calibre. These range from touch focus and autofocus, face & smile detection, image stabilisation and of course an LED flash to overcome the obstacle of low lighting conditions. A number of these can be set to automatic (including focus and flash settings), which takes the guesswork out of taking the best quality photos.
As you can see, both of these handsets have the features to make them capable of capturing high quality photos, although the same is true when it comes to capturing video footage. As mentioned, these devices are able to capture video footage in 1080p full HD, however they also include a number of alternative resolution settings. There are lower resolution settings included which save battery and of course do not use up as much of the phones internal storage. Likewise, some resolution settings are optimise for videos which you intend to upload to websites like Facebook and YouTube, or send via messaging formats such as MMS.
Because both of these phones run different operating systems (the HTC One X runs the popular Android operating system, whereas the iPhone 4S of course runs iOS), one of the main differences you will notice is in the interfaces of the cameras. Both of these operating systems provide access to their own app download services (Google Play Store and AppStore) where users will find hundreds of photography apps which can drastically enhance the functionality of their phone's camera feature.
As you can see, both these phones are well equipped as cameraphones, so it is hard to say which one is better. Choosing between these phones is likely to come down to features other than their cameras, has they offer very different screens, processors and operating systems. Either way, they are some of the best smartphones currently available.