Who is actually using the front camera and how are you using it?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by vudu, Jun 28, 2010.

  1. vudu

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    I'm trying to decide on how much I will really use the front facing camera, as it is the main feature that draws me to the EVO compared to other Android phones. So if you actually have been using it beyond just firing it up to test out, can you share your experience and how it is coming in handy for you? Any issues with Sprint's 3G (i won't have 4G) speeds when doing video calls?

    Thanks.
     

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  2. dylan88

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    video calls daily on 3G/wifi. other than that.. maybe one self pic but thats it.
     
  3. tmaxey1

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    Do you really want to know? I dont think you do?:p
     
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  4. exBBuser

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    I use it everytime i play with my self,lol jk.Dayli video chat.
     
  5. mikeydread

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    how do you turn this camera on? other than video chat apps, can i turn it on to take a picture?
     
  6. Covert_Death

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    skype calls a few times a week and a few self shots of my girl and i, it's a decent camera
     
  7. mhaner

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    I use it to entertain my 10 month old daughter, she thinks it's great to see herself and daddy on the screen.
     
  8. AHWagner

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    Camera>Settings>Switch Cameras
     
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  9. jerzeywill

    jerzeywill Well-Known Member
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    Use it for video chatting or vexting lol. Jk. But ye use it for skype and qik video chat.
     
  10. vudu

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    Thanks for the responses so far. Let me clarify...I know it's primary use is for video chat, but are people really doing video chat? And aside from video chatting with your significant other (no details needed) or kids, are people actually using it with their friends/other family members?
     
  11. JunBringer

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    I'll use it once more people I know have a FFC. My friend is getting an iPhone 4 and I'm hoping we find a way to do a video call, even if he has to be on wifi.
     
  12. teky

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    It's really only intended for video chat. I'd use it I could find a chat client that supports the Yahoo IM protocol.
     
  13. Mabster

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    I use it to respond to sex chat ads on craigslist.:cool:
     
  14. Biggest Fro

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    Theres an app called "Mirror 4 Evo"

    Does what it says...and it's easier then opening up the camera and changing to the FFC. It's just 1 click and boom
     
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  15. reiththestud

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    I haven't used a phone to talk to family in about 2 years. I've been using skype exclusively. My parents and other relatives all have webcams and skype. I haven't used the FFC too much for that since I haven't taken any major trips yet, but that's what I use it for.
    I have used it a couple times from home so I could go upstairs with the kids so the grandparents could be more involved in playtime.
     
  16. EarlyMon

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    I travel quite a bit for work as well as maintain offices worldwide - I use Fring/Skype-to-Skype almost on a daily basis and when I do, it's usually more than once per day, with calls lasting from 5 minutes to a half hour.

    Works great - suitable for maintaining professional communications. Great audio and video quality.

    Now just as just as like to my phone as my laptop - and because of resource loading and overuse - the phone is most often more clear than my laptop, according to feedback.

    Because it's Skype, it can only to any video-capable Skype contact - on another phone, on a desktop, platform independent.

    Another handy little app - Mirror For EVO.

    How much you'll use it is up to you - but it's NOT a cheap afterthought.
     
  17. archercc

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    Fring while on the road.
     
  18. supaumar

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  19. bklynkrs

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    is there a way to switch from front camera to back camera while video chatting? like how the iphone 4.
     
  20. uniquenameEVO

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    Fantastic! I had this idea, I was going to call it "compact" :)
     
  21. Eazail70x7

    Eazail70x7 Well-Known Member
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    I think I saw them do that at CTIA
     
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