Smartphones for video Sun, 16 Jun 19 11:42:04 -0600 Smartphones for video en-CA Sony Xperia 1 - may be last Sony flagship smartphone Mon, 25 Feb 2019 10:20:58 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 21619@/talks/discussions image

Has very weird screen.

  • 6.5inch 4K HDR OLED screen, with Gorilla Glass 6
  • Triple 12mp rear cameras:
    • Ultra wide f/2.4 16mm equivalent, 1.0um pixels
    • Standard f/1.6 26mm equivalent, with OIS, 1.4um pixels, BSI CMOS
    • Telephoto f/2.4, 52mm equivalent, with OIS, 1.0um pixels
  • 4K HDR video recording
  • Cinema Pro recording 21:9 aspect ratio available
  • 960fps super slow motion video
  • Bokeh effect
  • 8mp f/2.0 selfie camera, 1.12um pixels
  • USB Type-C connection
  • Dolby Atmos stereo speakers
  • 6GB ram / 64 or 128GB storage


Nokia 9 Smartphone to have Penta-Lens Camera Wed, 26 Dec 2018 16:05:28 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 21205@/talks/discussions image


Huawei P30 Pro, new overpriced smartphone with nice features Sat, 23 Mar 2019 20:02:24 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 21779@/talks/discussions image

  • 3 cameras, 27mm 40MP, 1/1.7-inch quad sensor; F1.8 aperture
  • 80mm and up 3x zoom, 8MP sensor, F2.4 aperture, OIS
  • 16mm, 16MP sensor, F2.2
  • PDAF/ToF autofocus

Samsung Galaxy S10 - luxury item you will dump in two years Tue, 22 Jan 2019 23:42:14 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 21369@/talks/discussions Cheapest in the line - Galaxy S10 Lite with 6Gb/128Gb config will be 779 EUR.

Middle S10 model will be 929 EUR for 6Gb/128Gb config and 1179 EUR for 8Gb/512Gb one.

Top S10 + model will start at 1049 for 6Gb/128Gb, proceed to 1299 EUR for 8Gb/512Gb config and for top 12Gb/1024Gb you will need to pay 1599 EUR.

Samsung Foldable Phone, only $2000 for little magic Mon, 11 Feb 2019 09:13:08 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 21517@/talks/discussions image

  • 4.6" folded display
  • 7.3" unfolded
  • 27mm 12mp F1.5 or F2.4 dual aperture main camera, Samsung sensor (under Sony license), same that we had for 2 years already
  • 52mm 12mp F3.4 with cheaper sensor without dual pixel AF
  • 12mm 16mp F2.2 extremely cheapened wide camera without any stabilizer
  • All other cameras are selfie ones, all of them lack OIS and use small cheap sensor


Google Pixel 3a - camera from top smartphone and $100 reward Tue, 07 May 2019 19:17:33 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 22024@/talks/discussions

Good thing is that B&H provide $100 gift card with it from day one

Nubia Red Magic 3 - First 8K Smartphone Sat, 04 May 2019 05:43:43 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 22011@/talks/discussions image

  • Main sensor - 1/2.0″ Sony IMX586 48mp
  • Snapdragon 855
  • F1.7 lens
  • Has both heat pipe and active cooling
  • 12GB RAM (top config)
  • 256GB NAND (top config)
  • 5,000mAh battery
  • Android 9 Pie
  • 6.65-inch FHD+ AMOLED display
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Price for lower config starts from $430
  • In China launched at May 3rd
  • Product page -
Moment Pro Camera app Wed, 01 May 2019 11:10:08 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 21990@/talks/discussions

Huawei Mate X foldable phone Mon, 04 Feb 2019 11:23:27 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 21478@/talks/discussions image

Smartphones with 10x zooms, next step in pressing compacts Mon, 24 Dec 2018 02:10:27 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 21181@/talks/discussions New smartphones - Oppo F19 and Huawei P30 Pro will have 10x optical zooms, albeit very dark ones.


OPPO Folding Smartphone Tue, 26 Feb 2019 04:08:07 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 21626@/talks/discussions image


it is prototype for now.

LG can't do folding phone for now, same as Sony and HTC Sun, 17 Feb 2019 12:02:38 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 21564@/talks/discussions

During the Consumer Electronics Show in January, LG introduced a rollable TV. This is an advanced technology one step ahead of foldable technology. We have reviewed releasing the foldable smartphone when launching 5G smartphone but decided not to produce it.

The market demand for smartphones is expected to be at around 1 million but LG’s main issue in smartphone business is to regain its market position. Considering this situation, it is too early for LG to launch a foldable smartphone. In terms of technology, we are fully ready to respond depending on consumers’ reactions (to foldable smartphones).

Industry rumors are opposite, LG can't yet make proper foldable screens for retail market, despite making folding TV in very small volumes.

LG, Sony and HTC can all quit smartphone market during 2019, and in case of Sony we will see significant consequences to camera department. As undisclosed source told that Sony actually used smartphone department with its big losses to hide many expenses of camera department and keep it looking much better than it was in 2018. Due to lot of common tasks in software and hardware development it is very possible.

TCL foldable phone Sun, 24 Feb 2019 10:48:57 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 21614@/talks/discussions

Vivo iQOO will also have foldable phone Thu, 14 Feb 2019 23:25:40 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 21541@/talks/discussions image


Kimio Maki will try to save Sony mobile division and it is bad for ya Wed, 16 Jan 2019 10:18:00 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 21327@/talks/discussions image

Kimio Maki is Deputy President of Sony Mobile Communications Inc. since July 1, 2018. Kimio Maki serves as Senior Vice President, President of Digital Imaging Group.

Man behind Alpha mirrorless line success is busy all days now trying to save tanking smartphones department.
He already cut some original things, like one of the last lines of compact phones.
No one actually expects anything good from Sony on mobile market as company do not have good enough software team.

But this move also can explain some strange things happening with Sony, like lack of new cameras and constant postponing of upcoming models. It seems like machine does not function well without captain being on the deck full time.

Best 2018 smartphones for photo and video Sun, 06 Jan 2019 01:56:04 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 21264@/talks/discussions image



Mediatek Helip P90 - also support 8K 30fps Wed, 12 Dec 2018 23:42:14 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 21116@/talks/discussions image



Google Pixel 3 XL Sat, 06 Oct 2018 10:15:18 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20622@/talks/discussions

Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ Fri, 26 Jan 2018 20:47:18 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18872@/talks/discussions image


  • Android 8.0
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 or Samsung Exynos 9810 LSI, both octa core
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ac
  • Bluetooth 5 LE
  • MicroSD slot
  • USB 3.1 port
  • NFC and MST
  • 3.5mm jack, stereo speakers
  • Samsung S9
    • 5,8" AMOLED 2960 × 1440 screen
    • 12MP Dual Pixel camera
    • 4GB RAM
    • 64GB NAND using UFS 2.1
    • 3000mAh battery
    • $999 price
  • Samsung S9+
    • 6,2" AMOLED 2960 × 1440 screen
    • 2 x 12MP Dual Pixel camera
    • 6GB RAM
    • 128GB NAND using UFS 2.1
    • 3500mAh battery
    • $1299 price

Samsung marketing will pitch S9+ especially, as most expensive flagship phone to date.
Focus will be on rich people.

Galaxy A9 - three cameras not enough Wed, 10 Oct 2018 21:13:33 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20646@/talks/discussions image

Actually it is same two cameras, just added ultrawide one for special occasion and camera that helps with depth.

LG V40 ThinQ - another smart with 3 cameras Wed, 03 Oct 2018 23:13:04 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20609@/talks/discussions

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Thu, 09 Aug 2018 22:53:36 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20218@/talks/discussions

Huawei P20 with triple cameras Tue, 13 Mar 2018 16:50:08 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19198@/talks/discussions