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Originally Posted by jjsoviet;12977426 
Not another one! Come on, yearly releases of the iPhone remind me of what Activision does to Call of Duty.

At least the IPhones aren't using the same engine and actually have updates...
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Is it me or every time a new one comes out it is uglier than the last?
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Originally Posted by happyxix View Post
At least the IPhones aren't using the same engine and actually have updates...
Lol, you are right about that.

But incremental updates aren't what I exactly want from Apple. I expect big, and actually sensible improvements this time around. Revamp the aging UI, allow basic file drag-and-drop, include a microSD card slot! These are basic, yet substantial features the iPhone lacks that I really want; I'm sure others would want such things as well.

Until these things are sorted out, I won't jump into the bandwagon.
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Megapixels mean nothing if the optics are crap and the sensor noisy.
this^^^

Iphone 4's pictures are just as good as my Droid X (8mp).
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Megapixels mean nothing if the optics are crap and the sensor noisy.
Eh, it helps a lil. The way I see it, the more the better. I havn't heard of a negative with more MP.
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Megapixels mean nothing if the optics are crap and the sensor noisy.
Indeed. It's like when people judge graphics cards by the amount of ram they have and nothing else. Completely worthless point of comparison if the image quality still sucks.
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this^^^

Iphone 4's pictures are just as good as my Droid X (8mp).
HA! I have the droid X and this camera sucks compared to the iphone 4. Ive had both phones, I like my droid X more but the one thing I wish it had was a camera that was as good as the iPhone.
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Eh, it helps a lil. The way I see it, the more the better. I havn't heard of a negative with more MP.
No.
Megapixels are a big marketing gimmick with little truth in them.

What really gives a camera quality images is the physical size of the CMOS or CCD sensor. Bigger sensor=better quality, better low light performance, less grain and noise.
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Eh, it helps a lil. The way I see it, the more the better. I havn't heard of a negative with more MP.
When you're cramming a higher resolution into the same size sensor you need to make a lot of compromises. Using a higher megapixel sensor that's the same size, and not an order of magnitude more expensive, requires using various compression and interpolation techniques in the controller, not to mention the loss of fidelity and greater noise in the sensor itself. Long story short, image quality is degraded and the larger resolution of the image makes that degradation all the more apparent.

Really, 99% of point and shoot cameras would be better off with a 4MP or less sensor, and a phone with anything higher than a 2MP is just silly. But "megapixels" are easy to market; image quality is not.
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Is it me or every time a new one comes out it is uglier than the last?
LOL
it's the same basic design with dimensional changes
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