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Battle of the Front Cameras!

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Which Camera Set-up Do You Prefer?

  1. Hole-Punch

    13 vote(s)
    32.5%
  2. Pop-Up

    22 vote(s)
    55.0%
  3. Notch

    5 vote(s)
    12.5%
  1. Swatiranjan
    KitKat Apr 24, 2020

    Swatiranjan , Apr 24, 2020 :
    evolution of Camera technology has already taken smartphone photography to a different level. Pop up & flip cameras were designed to provide complete screen for display, but it has it's own disadvantages. Waterdrop design saves space but looks ugly to many ( I have a OP7T with waterdrop design [e]1f61c[/e]). Punch hole is the latest, lots of advantages over disadvantages. Someone in the design room must be thinking about No front camera/backside display ( like a parking camera). Every new technology brings something to ease out things; of course with some additional 🤑💵💸
     

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  2. Zackeroo
    Gingerbread Apr 24, 2020

    Zackeroo , Apr 24, 2020 :
    Pop-up camera is EASILY the best option in my opinion... My OnePlus 7 Pro pop-up is extremely fast and face unlocks speed matches and even beats some other competitors currently out there. Having a pop-up camera allows the display to have absolutely NO interruptions and distractions, allowing for a real FULL-SCREEN experience for us users... The pop-up also provides extreme security, however, the only issue I see is that there is always a possibility that it could break since it is a mechanical piece of machinery in the phone, however, OnePlus had stated that it can withstand up to 300,000 pop-up's in its lifetime, and I don't use the pop-up camera that much (Except for face unlock when fingerprint fails) which means my 7 Pro should have a LONG pop-up camera life :)
     

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  3. Zackeroo
    Gingerbread Apr 24, 2020

    Zackeroo , Apr 24, 2020 :
    Yea lol ikr, idk how some people go and comment completely unrelated comments without even checking the thread topic :)
     

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  5. Mukund760
    Ice Cream Sandwich Apr 24, 2020


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  6. G_Fauzaan_Ahamed
    Gingerbread Apr 24, 2020

    G_Fauzaan_Ahamed , via OnePlus 7T , Apr 24, 2020 :
    i prefer the notch, as less screen is blacked out on apps like Netflix, OnePlus 8 series loses too much screen real estate while hiding the hole punch. notch being in the centre is usually unused space anyway
     

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  7. cdnfarmer
    Photography Expert Community Expert Apr 24, 2020

    cdnfarmer , Apr 24, 2020 :
    nice thread Tony and JasonB. I like how you guys described holding the phone in landscape and the hole punch position. I'm of mixed feelings... As I tend to hold my phone in portrait orientation it would be seen often. I was pleasantly surprised about the pop up camera when I saw and held the 7 pro. Plus it is a gorgeous screen. I don't use face unlock for security reasons. And My uses have changed during these crazy times that I think the pop up camera could get in the way while video chatting... Especially when it is leaned up against something and it slides down. Albeit it may be minimal.
     

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  10. Mercam
    Eclair Apr 24, 2020

    Mercam , Apr 24, 2020 :
    I dislike pop-up camera due to all "cons".

    I read somewhere there is a limited times use (pop in-pop out).
     

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  11. Akash_Sagar_
    Eclair Apr 24, 2020


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  12. geoxar
    Gingerbread Apr 24, 2020

    geoxar , via OnePlus Community App , Apr 24, 2020 :
    I prefer pop-up camera, because I don't take much selfies. Moreover, having a full screen with no holes, notches at all is one of the most innovative features that oneplus 7 pro and 7t pro devices introduced. Sad to see that this feature is missing from the Oneplus 8 pro device [e]1f614[/e]
     

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  13. Laree
    Froyo Apr 25, 2020


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  14. Karbofosad
    Donut Apr 25, 2020

    Karbofosad , Apr 25, 2020 :
    pop up. that's the ONLY reason I upgraded to OnePlus 7T Pro, instead of 8 Pro. Like my screen camera less ))))
     

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  15. X1563545966104
    Cupcake Apr 25, 2020

    X1563545966104 , via OnePlus 7 Pro , Apr 25, 2020 :
    Pop Up takes the win for me, by a long shot. I still consider face unlock to be blazing fast on my OP7 Pro, and am not going to whine for a few milliseconds lost.
    The mechanism has proven to be long lasting & reliable, and I trust it completely.
    Finally, THAT SCREEEEN [e]1f60d[/e][e]2764[/e]️ A notch or a punch hole is an insult to the screen imo
     

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  16. X1563545966104
    Cupcake Apr 25, 2020

    X1563545966104 , via OnePlus 7 Pro , Apr 25, 2020 :
    It's "limited" to about 300 000 pop ups, witch means that you would have to use it 150 times PER DAY for 5 YEARS for it to stop working. For me, there are no cons.
     

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  17. Sunil+
    Froyo Apr 25, 2020


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  18. Nobu01
    Gingerbread Apr 25, 2020

    Nobu01 , via OnePlus 7T Pro , Apr 25, 2020 :
    i dislike your post
     

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  19. Dandersson
    Eclair Apr 25, 2020


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  20. Mercam
    Eclair Apr 25, 2020


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