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Last week we asked you to tell us how many megapixels your current phone camera has How Many Megapixels Does Your Phone's Camera Have? [MakeUseOf Poll] How Many Megapixels Does Your Phone's Camera Have? [MakeUseOf Poll] Do megapixels really make a difference in phone cameras? How many MP does your phone have? Read More . Many companies want us to believe that megapixels are the only thing affecting image quality, and yet, most of your cameras don’t boast crazy numbers, or even especially high numbers.

Out of 490 votes in total, 4.5% own a phone without a camera or don’t own a cell phone at all, 7.5% tell us their phone’s camera is 1-3 MP, 8% have camera phones with more than 20 MP, 19% own phones with 10-19 MP cameras, 22% have phones with 4-5 MP cameras, and 38% of the voters own phones with 6-9 MP cameras.

So megapixels or not, the numbers speak for themselves. Looks like you don’t need lots of MP to have a decent camera!

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Comment Of The Week

Most of last week’s comments revolved around whether megapixel counts are important or not. If you’re wondering which camera or phone to buy, you’ll find lots of good advice on this count.

The winner of best comment, while pushing Nokia a bit, provided some good information on the importance of the megapixel count as well as other factors people should be aware of. The winner is Kushagra S! Congratulations! Kushagra won with this comment How Many Megapixels Does Your Phone's Camera Have? [MakeUseOf Poll] How Many Megapixels Does Your Phone's Camera Have? [MakeUseOf Poll] Do megapixels really make a difference in phone cameras? How many MP does your phone have? Read More :

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So I have the phone with the most megapixel count – and that’s the Nokia 808. It takes amazing pics, but that’s not because of the MP count. One normally does not need more than 5MP to take good pictures. There’s more stuff involved, apart from the software, which most phones today can easily boast of. There’s the sensor size (this one beats the Nokia 1020 too), then there’s the xenon flash – which freezes the moment (try taking a pic of a fan, or capture the moment when your kid is in action). All this translates to an effective whopping 38MP picture. Why do I need a 38MP pic you may ask. That is because, it gives me a better post processing ability to cut off, or crop the photograph to a much better aesthetically acceptable picture which might as well meet the rule of one thirds and two thirds. Plus it gives the ability to perform a lossless zoom without losing detail. I do not know if all this sounds complicated or not, but it is much simpler when I am on this phone camera. Move the pics to an iPad, and one can the observe the true colour reproduction on the retina display of the iPad. There’s more – there’s a 5MP setting too, which yields superior results as compared to any other 5MP shooter. But there are reasons, which are based on Physics. You can get more info on a google search on Nokia 808. I would recommend allaboutsymbian.com.

In conclusion, MP count doesn’t matter. We have seen comments above mentioning that they are happy with a Nokia N73 too, which is 3.2 MP. There’s more to a good picture quality than the Megapixel count.

What’s The Most Addictive Mobile Game You’ve Ever Played?

Love our t-shirts? The best comment in this poll will get one of our geeky t-shirts. That’s right, for free! So get commenting!

Mobile games are an empire. If 15 years ago all you could play was Snake, there’s no limit to the kinds of games you can play on your cell phone today. Endless runners, platformers, RPGs, puzzles and arcades — they’re all there. But not every game is as addictive as the next.

Ever found yourself unable to stop playing a game on your mobile? We all know the feeling. Most of us get addicted to the same games, and they’re not necessarily the best gams in the world. So take a look at the list below, and tell us which of these games was most addictive to you.


If none of these ever caused you to play and play and play, simply hit the comments below and tell us of one that did! What makes games addictive in your opinion?

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