The reason Tim Cook was listed in the Top 100 Most Influential People and Steve Jobs was in the Top 20 Most Influential Americans of All Time can all be summed up into one word: Apple. We are all aware of how groundbreaking the iDevices were for the Cupertino-based tech company. They giant has managed to create a new line of gadgets that caters to all sorts of people and is used in all sorts of ways. In fact, they believe they have created not merely a brand or a device but a whole new category. One of the main ideas that supports this notion is the emergence of the term “iPhoneography” which is used to refer to photography through an iPhone. If you think no one gives a damn about it then you’re definitely mistaken. Instagram has been voted as the number one app in the Apple App Store; accessories manufacturers invest in creating mini tripods, camera lenses and whatnots for better photo taking; photo editing apps are very much supported in the App Store; and people are starting to abandon the idea of wanting to sell used iPhone for a real camera. Seriously though, there are a lot of other smartphones out there that could make a better camera than the iPhone! Here are some suggestions.
Nokia 808 PureView
Despite being an underdog (somehow) in the smartphones arena, Nokia has attempted many times to outstage the iPhone4S by playing its strengths and amplifying them. Take the Nokia N8 for example. It’s been hailed as one of the best camera phones in the market before the PureView release. Nokia knows that their strength lies in the camera and the phone’s durability which was why they came up with this smartphone which is said to be the Symbian “Game Changer.” What would make you want to sell used iPhone 4S right now is that its 8MP iSight camera is no match compared to the Nokia 808’S 41mp. It also has a 0.3MP front camera (just like the iPhone 4S) and also has flash for taking pictures and videos at 1080 pixels at 30 frames per second. Its AMOLED 4-inch screen is another iPhone 4S challenger though the Apple smartphone’s Retina display at 328ppi did topple Nokia 808’s 183ppi. One more thing that photographers would probably love most about this smartphone is that it has Micro HDMI slots which make it easier to transfer photos to your laptop.
Another smartphone that a photo-loving Instagrammer could try after making money when they sell used iPhone is the HTC Rezound. It’s got a lot of cool points over the iPhone 4S not only in the camera department but in the multimedia capabilities in general. While both smartphones have 8MP cameras and flash capabilities, HTC’s 2MP front cameras are far better than the iPhone’s grumbling 0.3MP FaceTime. The graphics and photos you take also look better on a Super LCD 4.3 inch screen than the iPhone 4S’ 3.5 inch screen. Oh, and have I mentioned than HTC Rezound’s screen looks glorious at 340ppi? Yeah your iPhone 4S’ Retina display is only 328ppi, brother. Go ahead and sell an iPhone. I’m pretty sure your food photographs would look yummier with a better smartphone.