Smartphone Portrait Mode vs DSLR: Bokeh Fight!

Portrait mode vs DSLR! Can software processing on our phones FINALLY match the output from a standalone camera? Is Portrait Mode a worthy competitor to a nice camera body and fast glass? Years ago I produced a comparison where DSLR’s handily crushed phone cameras, but for consumers, the battle is a LOT closer. Let’s take a quick look at some samples, and see how far phones have improved!

Phone vs DSLR (2015) https://youtu.be/AyQOgf7NVBk
Smartphone Bokeh Test (2013) https://youtu.be/zGVtbcDtsV4

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No More Notch! Leave our phone screens alone!

NO MORE NOTCHES! I don’t care that I CAN get used to a uni-brow cutting into my phone screen. I SHOULDN’T HAVE to get used to a screen cut out. As the iPhone X has sold relatively well, how can we stop copycat manufacturers from forcing us all to adopt a TERRIBLE selfie camera adaption?

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ZTE Axon M Review: Two screens better than one? – Pocketnow

ZTE Axon M Review! The most experimental phone of the year! Are two screens really better than one? Following the success of the Axon 7, ZTE took an unexpected turn with their top phone for 2017. Large phablet phones are all the rage. Big screens are excellent for media and entertainment. Is a foldable phone even better? We spent some time putting the Axon M through its paces, and now it’s time to share our thoughts!

Just for fun, this was my favorite shot from the review…

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Huawei Honor 7X Hands On and First Impressions: London UK 2017 – TK Bay

 

TK goes hands on with the brand new Honor 7X! Just released globally in the UK during a launch event in London. He had his Honor 6X at the ready for a comparison. Hope you enjoy the quick hands on video!

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SomeGadgetGuy on Good Day LA: UNLOCK Savings with UNLOCKED Phones!

My segment on unlocked phones is live on Fox 11’s site! Where we use tiny LOCKERS, to talk about UNLOCKING savings, by buying UNLOCKED phones! The Price is Right theme song was also a nice touch.

It was pretty hilarious how excited the anchors got about the new Blackberry Keyone. Maria just wouldn’t put it down…

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Top 5 Phones of 2017: SomeGadgetGuy’s Totally Subjective and Biased List!

The top 5 smartphones of 2017! Well, at least, here’s my subjective list of the phones I PERSONALLY had the most fun reviewing in 2017. That’s probably more important anyway right?

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Buy a new mid-range phone, or last year’s flagship? Twitter responds!

It’s a common debate for savvy shoppers looking to buy their next phone. Should you buy a new, less expensive phone, or should you buy a flagship phone from the year before. Opening up this question on Twitter over the weekend, I got some excellent response from people, bringing up numerous ideas to consider.

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Pixel 2 Reactions: The new phones #MadeByGoogle – Pocketnow

Google’s first Pixel was an exciting phone. The follow up Pixel 2 is focused more on software, services, and AI than on impressing with specs or crazy hardware experiments. What’s new? What was left out? Here’s the full scoop on the phones #MadeByGoogle!

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