Have you ever thought what a resolution your smartphone camera should provide to make you satisfied? Any answer you give now will be incorrect because those who are interested in photography and cameras , know that it’s not a matter of megapixels. We mean the same camera sensor performs differently on various smartphones. So there are many other factors that have an impact on the photo quality.
Nowadays, there are many 100-megapixel smartphones on the market. Some of them even cost around $250. So for an average customer, it’s not difficult to get their hands on such a ‘cameraphone’. On the other hand, Apple, which offers its iPhones for more than $1000, is still sticking to a 12MP CMOS. In essence, what is the difference between the 100MP camera and the 12MP camera, and how should we choose?
THE ESSENCE OF THE DIFFERENCE IS MARKETING
The camera quality of a smartphone depends on the CMOS film, lens, and algorithm. The number of pixels is not directly related to the size of the CMOS film, but only depends on the density of imaging points on the CMOS film. Regardless of the effect of diffraction, the more pixels, the richer the details. However, it is still limited by the lens quality. Simply emphasizing pixels is more like a marketing gimmick.
Agree that a 100MP camera may take worse photos than a camera with a lower resolution. But you should also agree that the ‘phrase’ 100MP camera sounds attractive. And many customers are hooked. After all, many users recognize pixels, which is a simple, rude and effective marketing model . In contrast, Apple never cares about the data on the configuration table. For Apple (and Apple fans), experience is the core of its marketing.
THE ESSENCE OF MARKETING IS COST
Here is the biggest question – how to explain the customers why is the 100MP smartphone sold for $250, while the 12MP camera is sold for $1500?
High-end models that come our way from Apple and Samsung have only a 12MP resolution. They are often equipped with the highest-end lens modules. As the pixel density is relatively reasonable, the overall picture quality is better. It can show a better final shooting effect, the whole process is simple, natural, and smooth, and the price is high.
THE FINAL DIFFERENCE IS EXPERIENCE
Both the high resolution and high configuration are two different ways to improve the picture quality. Although the square-inch screen of the smartphone can be optimized to a large extent to achieve the same effect by different routes, the experience in the shooting process is completely different. Why do many flagship Android phones occasionally get stuck, panting, and unable to keep up with the rhythm of the capture? It is because there are too many ‘condiments’.
The strength of a 12MP CMOS is not bad. But the zooming process is slower. There are a few reasons for this. First, the number of pixels make the photo too large. So the data processing in the camera requires more efforts. Second, there are also a large number of pre-loaded AI calculations, various beauty stovepipe filters, and in-camera rendering. So the synthesis of thumbnails is extremely resource-intensive. In this sense, Apple’s ‘ancestral’ 12MP camera can be described as ‘lightly packed’. Even DxOMarK recognized the iPhone 12 shooting success rate is better.
THE DIFFERENCE IS MUCH MORE THAN WE MAY THINK
This explains why Apple can use 1/8 of the pixels and 1/2 of the memory to create a smoother photo experience, a better capture success rate, and a not inferior or even better image quality presentation, and a fresher and more imaging style. Although the camera strength of the Apple iPhone 12 series has not reached the top, its overall quality is still in the first echelon.
Another advantage of Apple’s use of a 12MP CMOS is to improve the quality of video shooting. Because video shooting requires low pixel count, even 4K video actually only needs more than 8MP resolution. Reasonable pixels and a powerful A14 processor was enough create the first real-time rendering of HDR video.
HOW TO CHOOSE BETWEEN TWO MAJOR SCHOOLS
Of course, we are even not trying to tell you that a high-resolution camera sensor is useless. In many high-end models of Huawei and Samsung, the highest image quality performance is often achieved through high-resolution and high-quality impact modules. That’s why when it comes to the choosing decision, the first consideration is still the budget. We mean, when you have enough money, you can choose anything you want.
In this regard, if you don’t care of how a camera works, what parameters it has, and reason like this, Android phones should be a better option. We mean they understand what an average user wants and provide a performance for them. On the contrary, Apple focuses on people who don’t mind to spend a fortune on a product that will provide the best performance via less powerful hardware.
Well, in the end, we should say that Apple is more inclined to solve the problems of light and dark transitions and details of the photography itself, while most of major Android brands are more inclined to output pleasing photos. However, ideals are often contrary to reality.Read all >>
Barcelona and Real Madrid legends have dominated the three forward positions in the Ballon d’Or Dream Team, which was announced on Monday.
Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Ronaldo Nazario were selected as the three greatest forward players ever to play the sport.
Messi has netted 642 goals – one short of Pele’s all-time record at one club – across 746 appearances for the Catalan giants, for whom he has won 10 La Liga titles and four Champions League crowns among 34 total trophies: behind only former teammate Dani Alves in the current active player list.
Cristiano Ronaldo has scored an astonishing 754 goals across his senior career at club and international level, including 450 in 438 appearances at Los Blancos – with his spell in the Spanish capital between 2009 and 2018 dominated Real Madrid news , but is now at Juventus.
Former Brazil international striker Ronaldo Nazario was also on the list – the current Real Valladolid president scored 47 goals in 49 Blaugrana appearances in 1996-97 before hitting 104 goals in 177 outings at Madrid.
Russian goalkeeping great Lev Yashin was selected as the best goalkeeper ever, while Frank Beckenbauer was selected as the greatest central defender with full-back duo Cafu – once of Real Zaragoza – and Paolo Maldini on the right and left sided defenders respectively.
Former Barcelona midfielder Xavi Hernandez and Lotthar Matthaus were the two defensive midfielders selected with Diego Maradona and Pele as the two attacking midfielders.Read all >>
Burnley were thrashed yet again by Manchester City, with Riyad Mahrez scoring a hat-trick at the Etihad Stadium. Riyad Mahrez scored a hat-trick as Manchester City thrashed Burnley 5-0 on Saturday in a timely response to criticism of their early-season form.
The Algeria international struck twice in the first half to surpass 100 goal involvements in the Premier League and put City in total control.
Burnley had brief respite when a third City effort was disallowed, but Benjamin Mendy's clever finish – his first goal in English football – effectively ended the contest before half-time.
Ferran Torres also got his first league goal for City before substitute Phil Foden crossed for Mahrez to complete his treble and cap a supremely comfortable outing at the Etihad Stadium.
Mahrez opened the scoring just six minutes in, slotting home from Kevin De Bruyne's pass after a slick City move that started from a loose James Tarkowski pass.
It was 2-0 16 minutes later, Mahrez skipping into space and firing a shot in off the left-hand post after Burnley's defence switched off from a City throw-in.
Goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell, making his Premier League debut, saw the ball bounce in off the same upright only for the assistant referee's flag to spare Burnley's blushes, with Gabriel Jesus having headed the ball off the offside Torres.
The reprieve did not last long, De Bruyne given time to clip a cross to Mendy, who turned a controlled finish beyond Peacock-Farrell for his first club goal since a Coupe de France match between Monaco and Marseille in March 2017.
It was 4-0 with 66 minutes gone, Torres side-footing home after Jesus' clever lay-off from a Kyle Walker delivery, and Foden needed just 93 seconds on the pitch before his cross was nodded home by the unmarked Mahrez.
Peacock-Farrell turned the ball into his own net but was spared by another offside call, with De Bruyne crashing a shot off the post in injury time as City made it seven wins in a row against the Clarets by an aggregate scoreline of 28-1.
What does it mean? City close gap to champions
The win moves City into eighth in the table, six points behind Liverpool, who drew with Brighton and Hove Albion and have played a game more. It also ended a run of six consecutive league games in which City have failed to score more than once, something that will no doubt leave Guardiola feeling encouraged.
Burnley are 17th, with five points from nine matches, and have now lost four games in a row at City 5-0. In English football league history, only Notts County have beaten a specific opponent by five or more goals in four successive home games, doing so against Port Vale from October 1893 to February 1907.
Mahrez is the sixth African player to reach 100 goals and assists combined in the Premier League (62 scored, 41 assisted) and he did so in some style here.
He led Charlie Taylor and Ben Mee a merry dance as he became City's first African hat-trick hero since Yaya Toure against Fulham in 2014.
Tarkowski makes it too easy
On a day of zero positives for Burnley, the performance of the usually reliable Tarkowski, who has openly declared he does not plan on signing a new deal at Turf Moor, was particularly unfortunate.
His poor pass led to City's first goal, his careless clearance resulted in the fourth, and he seemed unable to organise the back line.
Key Opta Facts
– City have won their last seven meetings with Burnley in all competitions by an aggregate score of 28-1.
– Burnley have suffered six league defeats this season, losing more of their opening nine games of a top-flight campaign only once before, in 1888-89 (seven).
– Mahrez has scored seven goals in his last four league appearances against Burnley, netting more goals against the Clarets (eight) in the competition than against any other side.
– Since his Premier League debut in August 2013, City playmaker De Bruyne has provided 71 assists in the competition, eight more than any other player.
– City's Torres netted his first Premier League goal for City with his 14th shot in the competition (seven appearances).
– Peacock-Farrell became just the third goalkeeper to concede five goals on their Premier League debut, after John Sheffield in 1994 and Matt Murray in 2003.
City head to Porto on Tuesday, having already qualified for the Champions League last 16, before hosting Fulham in a week's time. Burnley are at home to Everton next.
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Last week we introduced the #HiOSfanchallenge.
The Round 1 saw Emmanuella Nwachukwu go head-to-head with Osaze Ero with Emmanuella emerging our first winner.
We also saw two winners from the audience who participated online.
You can watch the HiOS Fan Challenge Round 1 here:
Thanks to everybody who tuned in and participated.
Round 2 begins at 2pm West African Time on Wed. Dec. 16th, 2020.
Prizes to be won:
The HiOS Fan Challenge Experience package includes HiOS Goody Bag containing notebooks, Headsets, and other gifts meet and greet with HiOS team (subject to COVID-19 rules) and invitation to an exclusive Fan Hangout!
Know somebody? Or do you think you're the one we're looking for?
Nominate today! Drop your name in the comments or tag the person.
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Although yet to be available on AHA Games Store, BattlePalooza (BP) a new introduction into Battle Royale games on mobile is now available for download on Android and iOS.
Game developer nWay presents BP as a digital game show, the first to use real world cities as is arenas. Each match features 25players fighting for dominance. You can choose to play solo or squad in duo or trio with real strategies, skills and luck to win.
One of the team lead at nWay, Taehook had this to say of BattlePalooza, “Battle royales are competitive and the multiplayer action is unpredictable, making it one of the most engaging and replayable genres.......“However, they aren’t for everyone. If you don’t have a high level of shooting game experience, skills, and reflexes, you don’t have much of a chance at winning. That’s not fun. That’s why we made a fun battle royale game for the rest of us.”
So if you've been failing at CoD Mobile, PUBG, Fortnite, etc, you should try out BattlePalooza on Android and iOS.
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An Amazon delivery might not be that exciting for you, but your cat is probably thrilled to be getting a new cardboard home. Amazon has made that sentiment official with new eco-friendly boxes that can be recycled into cat condos, forts and even a putt-putt golf windmill. It’s all part of the company’s “less packaging, more smiles” program aimed at reducing cardboard consumption.
Amazon noted that over the years, it has reduced packaging weight by 33 percent, eliminating the equivalent of about 1.5 billion boxes and reducing its carbon footprint. “Inventing and innovating in new types of packaging is one of the many actions we are taking as part of the climate pledge — our commitment to become net-zero carbon by 2040 — 10 years ahead of the Paris Agreement,” Amazon VP Kim Houchens told USA Today.
Despite the efforts, Amazon still shipped about 5 billion packages in 2018 out of 165 billion shipped in total in the US. Even though 92 percent of cardboard boxes are recycled, that’s still a lot of waste and forest destruction.
Only certain orders will be delivered in the more environmentally friendly boxes, starting this week. If you get one, you can create your own Chateau Fluffy by scanning a QR code or heading to Amazon.com/ThisBox for detailed instructions.Read all >>
Is your love for gaming crossing into the danger zone?
We made it easy to get less addicted to gaming with the game Anti-Addiction mode on your #TECNOMobile! Now you can have fun without being worried about going too far with your hobby.
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Routines make it easy to accomplish a bunch of actions with just a single keyword on Google Assistant devices. Now, though, Google is making these even more accessible by allowing Android users to put Google Assistant routines on their homescreens.
Update 12/9: As of this morning, it seems that Google Assistant routine shortcuts on the homescreen are rolling out more widely. While the feature may not appear for all users, it does show up now when editing a routine other than the new “Home/Away” routines. Presets or fully custom routines can be quickly added to the homescreen as pictured below.
While the feature isn’t rolling out widely just yet, a couple of users have reported that the Google Home app is now showing support for adding a shortcut to the homescreen on any Assistant routine. This button appears when editing any routine, and it apparently has a small pop-up, pictured below, when it appears for the first time.
In its most recent redesign, Google moved the ability to trigger routines from the main set of action buttons in the Home app to a larger menu, making it quite a bit more cumbersome to access them. Now, it seems like that might be paying off by making routines infinitely easier to access through shortcuts on the homescreen.
When added to the homescreen, Google Assistant routines appear with the icon seen in the app and the name. For presets such as “Good Morning” and “Bedtime,” the icon and name are predefined, though it seems like custom routines will have the same icon with different names.
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Hello Campus Ambassadors,
We're about unveiling the Next Contest as earlier stated.
FOCA is concerned about very innovative and thrilling contests for Ambassadors.
This time around, we are creating awareness about a Special but unknown feature on TECNO Spot App.
We're interested in seeing the beautiful and handsome faces of our Dear Campus Ambassadors plus hearing your very nice voices as well.
So here we go, in the next thread, you'll get to fully understand the contest formality.
However, these "Graphics Guide" below would help you in getting ready and being fully prepared.
This "Graphics Guide" was explicitly prepared to explain the nitty-gritty of how you can upload your Videos on TSPOT
Were you surprised?
We're sure you can't wait to try them out.
So, go through the steps, practice them, and get ready to efficiently utilize all for the next contest.
We have lots of Gift Items to give out!
Here is a single question for you!
Do you think the Winning Prowess is in you?
If YES, then prove it!
ARE YOU READY?
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To serve you better, we'd love to hear your thoughts on this.
If you were to buy a phone in below colours, which one do you think you'll be more interested in?
Share your choice with us!
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In our efforts to help you tailor our brand to better suite your preference, Fantasy Magic Fonts/Font Manager recently received some additions of newly added fonts. These includes;
Head over to Hi-Themes to experience the new additions. Leave a like or comment below and don’t forget to follow me on Tspot for more.
How to Install Third Party Fonts on your TECNO Device.
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In mid-November, Google appeared to settle on a compact design for Google Assistant where the activation panel is half as tall and answers don’t take up the entire screen. Google is now widely testing an Assistant design that brings the light bar to all Android phones.
Google first tested this design in June. The most notable aspect involves light — upon activating Assistant — streaming in from the lower sides of your phone and pooling together at the bottom just before the Assistant panel slides up.
This panel is taller than the compact variant and features a centered Assistant logo with “Hi, how can I help?” below. This is followed by a carousel that first features a Lens shortcut and then actions for apps installed on your device.
The Snapshot feed can be launched from the bottom-left corner, while keyboard input — with a new icon — is on the right. This design also removes the center pill. Compared to the June variant, you can swipe up to get a list of “Things you can try.”
When you’re issuing commands, the light bar responds, though there’s currently a bug where the corner icons are doubled.
Like before, this is not the faster, on-device Assistant that’s currently only available on the Pixel 4, 4a, 4a 5G, and 5 as Continued Conversation is not present.
All non-new Google Assistant phones appear to have gotten this light bar design today. We’re seeing it on the Pixel 2 and 3, as well as OnePlus phones. It’s not limited to those enrolled in the Google app beta.Read all >>