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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by fredphoesh, Dec 30, 2009.

  1. fredphoesh

    fredphoesh Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Hi guys,

    I am thinking of getting this phone or the Nexus1, but neither seem to have a front facing camera, is that true?

    Ive seen people online saying the x10 has a FFcamera, but I had a look at the pdf manual of the phone, and there was no mention of a second camera.

    That would be a massive negative for me seeing Fring has already brought video calls to Symbian phones.

    Anyone know for sure?

  2. bluebirds

    bluebirds Newbie

    Although I can't say for sure, the fact that sony list the phone as not having video calling would suggest no front camera. :(
    What other reason would they put the camera on for otherwise?
  3. MoreYummy

    MoreYummy Android Enthusiast

    Taking picture that include yourself.
  4. funeral

    funeral Newbie

    Sorry. No front facing camera. There is a sensor to the right of the word "Ericsson" that is very visible on the white one. But its not a camera lens.
  5. Markiz

    Markiz Well-Known Member

    In a number of online reviews people have sait that it has FF camera. For those that say it does not, maybe they've had an early prtotype?
    Still, FF camera it absolutely not needed, and it only degrades looks of the device.
    So I'm hoping that it (X10) does not have one.
  6. funeral

    funeral Newbie

    i have one and it does not have the ff camera. it is a prototype though so who knows.
  7. MoreYummy

    MoreYummy Android Enthusiast

    How is the size of the ROM in your device(if photo type)?
  8. funeral

    funeral Newbie

    shows 531 MB device storage
  9. MoreYummy

    MoreYummy Android Enthusiast

    Not bad.

    Maybe they come out with 1gb ROM.
  10. mydragoon

    mydragoon Lurker

    i am currently looking around for a new phone and noticed not many new phones have front facing cameras...

    i use the FF camera for video calls -- i can see caller and caller can see me.
  11. Markiz

    Markiz Well-Known Member

    Thats it, thats the reason! YOU are the ONLY ONE using that stupid videocall function. having ff camera just raises manufacturing cost. thats its only real feature, really.
  12. norm

    norm Lurker

    He can't be the ONLY one. Surely, there must be at least one other person. :thinking:
  13. Markiz

    Markiz Well-Known Member

    Ok, i'll give you that. There probably is one more person using it.
    But surely you agree that it is a completely failed service, no?
  14. lessit

    lessit Well-Known Member

    Videocall is a failed service? It won't be attractive on mobile? You're not serious - right?
  15. Markiz

    Markiz Well-Known Member

    I personaly do not know ANYONE who uses it. Not one single person. Sure, there were one or two calls from a concert or something, but that was when we where like 12..
  16. moijk

    moijk Member

    If I ever would need to video conference, I'd say no to making my nose looking bigger than it is with wide angle ff lens at the close distance needed to be able to see the people in conference with.

    Could be possible with camera connected to the usb port for a creative programmer? :)
  17. waspbr

    waspbr Member

    Nah, I just reckon that at this point in time it is not very popular, though I can definitely see there is a good chance it will grow as a trend as voip in mobile devices becomes more widespread.

    The FF camera is not a deal breaker it would just be just the cherry on top. As far as manufacturing costs, well, I don't think they would be increased, nowadays a 1MP CMOS camera component costs cents and don't take a lot of room. And as far as I can see the X10 has a lot of room.

    I reckon the lack of FF was simply a design choice, though future models are likely to support it.
  18. Legendary1982

    Legendary1982 Lurker

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  19. mydragoon

    mydragoon Lurker

    true. cost of a FF camera is very low (after all, it's usually a low grade/ vga camera.

    i'd think that smart phones with wifi connection would then allow video conference calls, IM with video, etc... else, why do so many people have webcams? ;)

    but anyway, dun think X10 would be the phone i'd get... i'm still looking around since my current phone is not dying on me yet.
  20. damuffinman

    damuffinman Well-Known Member

    Might also be an Android limitation at the current moment - AFAIK there isn't an Android phone with video call capabilities atm
  21. Evostance

    Evostance Lurker

    Are we sure there is no FF camera?

    I had my X10 in the sun today and could see 4 things above the screen. Left -> Right:

    A circle
    Another circle
  22. yetep

    yetep Newbie

    A Circle : Light sensor
    Speaker : ..
    Another Circle : Proximity sensor
    LED : Notifications



    Can a mod please lock this thread?
  23. Bobbles

    Bobbles Newbie

    yetep, calm down dude(dudette).

    If it worries you that much don't read the thread anymore!
  24. yetep

    yetep Newbie

    Dude, thanks.
    Just annoys me when There is NO camera there yet still speculation? Very strange!
    Anyways, just here to help. No poiint in people replying saying "oh I think I see one"...
    Why cant you use it then? Its not there!
  25. yetep

    yetep Newbie

    Dude, thanks.
    Just annoys me when There is NO camera there yet still speculation? Very strange!
    Anyways, just here to help. No poiint in people replying saying "oh I think I see one"...
    Why cant you use it then? Its not there!

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