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Smartphone low-light image quality factors

In the box

Camera questions from my good friend Jesse: Hola Mr. Hodges! I have a newish Android phone, Moto X Pure (following my trend of getting 6 month olf technology for half price), which has a decent camera (Sony IMX 230 1/2.4-inch 21MP BSI CMOS sensor and a dual-LED flash. F2.0 aperture and 4K video). It works well, but it pales in comparison to some phone’s ability in low-light situations. Is that on the camera hardware, or the app? Same with image

35mm equivalents of various smartphones cameras (iPhone 5, Galaxy S3, etc.)

iPhone 5 4.1mm lens, to give a 33mm equivalent field of view (source) iPhone 4S 4.3mm lens, 35mm equivalent view (source) Nokia Lumia 920 F2.0 26mm equivalent view 16:9, 28mm for 4:3 (source) HTC One X F/2.0 3.6mm lens, 28mm equivalent view (source) HTC Windows Phone 8X F2.0 28mm (source) backside illuminated sensor HTC One V (samples)

Android phone battery – How to save

Virgin Mobile Android Smartphone Settings / Battery Screen

One of the biggest troubles with Android smartphones is, the battery will often run flat quickly. A lot of this has to do with the amount of things you do with your phone. The rest is not knowing what functions are eating at the battery in the first place. Where is it going? What can you do to preserve your battery life for longer than 24 hours? You might be able to ask your service provider, like Virgin Mobile or