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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Ynomrah, Jul 10, 2010.

  1. Ynomrah

    Ynomrah Well-Known Member
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    Samsung claims to us that the camera they are using for the Captivate, Galaxy S, and Vibrant models have a night brightness indicator thingy that is just as good as flash or better. But if thats the case then why does the Fascinate and EPIC 4g models have LED flash?......I'm not buying the lies!

    So I personally am definitely going to have to see some night-time snapshots before i buy, so i can see these supposedly hidden light producing features on the camera.

    Also still mad about the missing ffc. Like, seriously wtf.

    w/e.
     

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  2. chaoscentral

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    One word bandwidth!

    Reason why they didn't leave it in is because unlike the iPhone they can't limit it to wifi use only. So because of this ATT Tmobile and Verizon left it out, whereas Sprint left it in because of their "4G"

    Besides 2 months ago you wouldn't have given a shit about a ffc, just because an iphone has it you think you need it.

    sad
     
  3. HyperM3

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    Yeah, how often will you be using it anyway? European phones have had FFC's for about 5 yrs now and nobody ever complained about it here. I remember getting a Nokia 6600 and N73 which both had them and I had no clue what to do with it. I still dont think Id want to be looking at my phone while talking.

    How many people stand still while on their phone? Nobody I know of. Everyone is either walking, driving, working or doing something that will relegate video chat useless.
     
  4. Ynomrah

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    WTF? you couldn't be more wrong!

    That doesn't necessarily make too much sense seeing how the normal Galaxy S is a gsm device, has a ffc, and with that being said not subject to a 4g/wimax. hmm?

    sad?....it has nothing to do with an Iphone4 at all--but everything to do with the normal galaxy s having it and it US versions not....
     
  5. Ynomrah

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    the ffc isn't the real issue here actually, and its not why i started the thread. But it just bothers me how we have a galaxy s here and it doesn't have a physical feature that the original has. So i found it fitting to bitch about it in addition to no flash.
     
  6. HyperM3

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    So why not complain that the original S also has a useless touchpad at the bottom and the captivate doesnt? There comes a point where you need to pick your battles. Is this really one of them?
     
  7. Ynomrah

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    Oh yea! i forgot to mention that too. Damn you Samsung/at&t!
     
  8. crashcarruthers

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    FFC, I think that AT&T left it off for the following reasons:

    Bandwidth, you can only use the I4 on Wi-Fi.

    I don't think the I4 and Androids FFC play well together(if at all) and customers would want to know if you sell both the phones, why can't they have video calls between them. (A potential headache that AT&T doesn't make money off of because it only works using WI-Fi).

    LED Flash is really a weak bandaid for dark situations (flash won't help past 3-5 feet and then it looks washed out). I wished it had the LED flash because it makes a good flashlight with the proper app.
     
  9. t-readyroc

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    You can use it on any FFC handset w/Fring over 3G. That said, the bandwidth issue does seem to be the reason why AT&T've left it off other handsets.
     
  10. SteveJobCutLine4myLiver

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    Who are all these people going around at night using flash? annoying the shit out of people. Not to mention attracting attention of fancy cellphone thieves. Maybe I can see a scenario where you get stranded in the woods, completely dark, and you need to find your way out before the wolves find you and eat you.
     
  11. chaoscentral

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    you do realize the GSM networks overseas are much faster than our own right. I'm well aware of it being possible over 3G, but you need a consistent speed of HSPA 7.2 to get an acceptable picture and quality frame rate. please choose your battles wisely, because I didn't say it was because of 3G or 4G, I SAID BANDWIDTH, and at the moment you are lucky to get 1.5mbps on AT&T and that is in a large metropolitan area like Boston.

    Have you see what Facetime looks like over a portable wifi hotspot through Verizon??? 5fps max. No thanks!


    EDIT: Also the original Galaxy S doesn't have an optical trackpad, that is just a large home button.
     
  12. emuneee

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    The LED as a camera flash in my opinion is overrated. I've had flashes on my Xperia X1 and Moto Q9...not that good of a job in making the image quality better. However, they are really useful to use a flashlight in when u need one and don't have access to a flash light. Of course the other option is to use the light from the screen.

    I also had a FFC on my Xperia X1 when I got it in Nov 2008. I used it exactly 0 times...lol.

    Furthermore, AT&T's network can barely support a quality (low latency, no audio dropouts) Skype call over 3G, video calls (no matter who is providing the service, Skype Fring, etc) would be absolutely terrible.
     
  13. t-readyroc

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    I think I've used the LED on my current phone via the flashlight app way more times than I ever have as a camera flash. I will miss that aspect of it...
     
  14. chaoscentral

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    nothing you cant fix with a $2 LED flashlight keychain ;)
     
  15. subie41ife

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    I agree with the people that don't care about a ffc. I have the iPhone 4. I used FaceTime 3 times, and each one of those times with three different friends wanting to try it. that was on June 24, the day the iPhone 4 came out..I have not used it one more time since then. I will not miss the ffc one bit...

    On with the flash, IMO the flash on cell phones suck. I have pictures if you guys would like me to post, taken at night with flash on my iPhone 4. they suck, so again a flash is something I won't miss again.
     
  16. Jofaba

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    Please do post. I don't consider the iphone4 the best phone on the market, but seems across the board it DOES have the best camera.
     
  17. dsjr2006

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    Yea and video calling over 3G sucks with Fring and it's also terrible on the Evo with Qik. Just not worth it IMO unless it's optimized or on WiFi.
     
  18. dsjr2006

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    Downside is that VZW version has Bing search and it's on the nations slowest 3G network.

    Maybe the CDMA versions have a flash because they are thicker?? or designed slightly later since the hardware is slightly different?? (just a guess)
     
  19. Ynomrah

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    Ya see, a little post clarification goes along way. Your argument now makes more sense, but even with that being said I personally do not feel that a hardware feature such as the ffc should have been removed for that reason alone. BANDWIDTH or not dude...Besides, the gsm networks overseas are not that much noticeably faster in this case either for live video playback anyway. People overseas who uses it; also use it over wifi primarily. From what I hear...

    Anyway Its still the principal of it all. You guys are defending the device as is, and i understand that absolutely. But honestly, what harm would it have done the manufacturer and the carriers to just streamline the experience and have the same hardware functionality across the board. I would not have made this thread if ALL of the US carrier models had the EXACT same hardware specifications (be it either all no flash/ffc, or all with flash/ffc).

    And idk if I said this here before or not, but yes I'm one of those idiots who taking pictures in the dark outside. So i would like it if my next 500/600 phone had a flash for my convenience. Since my old one did....
     
  20. SteveJobCutLine4myLiver

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    I think bottom line is cost/margin for the US carriers. If having no ffc and flash means costing $200-150 less for full retail price, then I welcome that.
     
  21. crashcarruthers

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    It wasn't broke until we fixed it!
     
  22. lordmaxx

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    Feel your rage building within you...It gives you power...soon you will be able to destroy AT&T and take your place by my side....
     
  23. subie41ife

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    The pictures in a room with lights on ect.. (without flash) are amazing!!!!

    If you use the flash and are more then 3 or 4 feet away the picture comes out very bad. If you use a flash out side to lets say take a picture of a car, it would come out like crap, but lets say you were to move close to the car and only take a picture of the emblem on the car it would come out very nice.
     
  24. Ynomrah

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    Yes I feel it building......RAGEEEE MODEEE!!

    together.......we....... will......take them over! You from the outside and me from IN!!!!!!

    /listens to soothsayer to calm down.
     

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