Today cell phone cameras can record video in high definition resolution that can be viewed on big screen televisions, and is of a quality that is almost as good as that of professional cameras.
Here we have the top five video recording phones for the month of August – September.
HTC Evo 3D: Rs 36,000
HTC Evo 3D is based on Google’s Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system. Its speciality, as its name suggest, is 3D video recording and playback. Powered by Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon system on a chip MSM 8660 running at 1.2 GHz with an Adreno 220 graphics engine, it sure is faster at completing tasks. It also features 1 GB of RAM and 32 GB of onboard storage
Evo 3D features two 5 megapixel back facing cameras which are capable of capturing 3D visuals at 2 megapixel resolution and 720p 3D video at 30 frames per second. Apart from 3D video the camera is capable of recording full 1080p high definition video at 24 frames per second along with 5 megapixel 2D still images.
To complement that, the HTC Evo 3D features a 4.3 inch display offering bright and vibrant visual reproduction in 540 x 960 pixel resolution.
LG Optimus 3D: Rs 37,000
This flagship device of LG is said to be India’s first 3D smartphone. Featuring a dual core 1 GHz processor coupled with 512 MB of RAM and 8 GB of onboard memory it is slightly less powerful when compared to the HTC Evo 3D but offers Google’s Android Froyo 2.2 operating system with an upgrade option for Gingerbread 2.3.
LG Optimus 3D has two 5 megapixel cameras at the back that allow users to capture and record images and video in 3D. The phone has a 4.3 inch 480 x 800 pixel resolution display that is capable of playing 3D content without the viewer having to wear 3D glasses.
The display enables people to view multimedia content in 2D (1080p) and in 3D (720p). The Optimus 3D is also capable of capturing 720p 3D video at 30 frames per second. Apart from 3D video the camera can record full 1080p high definition video at 24 frames per second as well.
Samsung Galaxy S2: Rs 29,000
This device from Samsung’s stable has the best in video recording capabilities and is faster than devices in this class to boot.
Galaxy S2 is based on Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system and has a 4.3 inch Super Amoled (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode) Plus display with 480 x 800 pixel resolution.
S2 features an ARM cortex A9 based 1.2 GHz dual core processor and a dedicated graphics chip from ARM MALI. It has 1 GB of RAM and comes with 16 GB of storage. The device features an 8 megapixel back camera which is capable of recording full HD 1080p quality video. The S2 also has a 2 megapixel front facing camera.
Nokia N8: Rs 22,000
Many phones have come and gone but the N8 still stands tall as one of the best devices ever created by Nokia. Apart from that, Nokia N8 is by far the best camera phone ever made by any mobile manufacturer. It boasts Carl Zeiss optics, a 12 megapixel 1/1.183 inch optical format CCD image sensor, Xenon flash with automatic red-eye removal and auto focus.
With the Symbian Anna upgrade, which is preinstalled in newer devices, the Nokia N8 has new video recording capabilities and can record 720p HD videos at 30 frames per second with continuous focus.
Nokia N8 is an excellent device with good hardware and a very responsive and vibrant 3.5 inch touchscreen which makes using this phone a breeze, offering the best possible value for money spent.
iPhone 4: Rs 34,000
The fourth-generation model of Apple iPhone comes with a 3.5 inch screen with 640 x 960 pixel resolution. The technology is known as Retina display, and it is said to offer the best resolution ever on a phone.
Along with that the phone has a 5 megapixel camera and an LED flash for illumination. The 5 megapixel snapper uses one of the best image sensors to reproduce life-like colours with detail and variance. The device is capable of recording 720p videos with continuous focus and touch focus as well.
Apart from that iPhone 4 has an A5 1 GHz processor, 512 MB of RAM and 16/32/64 GB of internal memory.