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    Time to buy new phone

    My photography can be divided into three categories nowadays: Film, D810 and phone. If you ask me what is increasing the most, I have to admit that the mobile phone is it. My Nokia Lumia 808 delivers excellent image quality and is in many ways my favourite 28mm lens, simply because it's always available. However, it's a bit slow and clunky to use as a phone, and the Symbian OS isn't supported anymore. So, I've been looking for an alternative that will check all my "boxes". Finally, it looks like I've found it, a phone that features:

    - A large aperture (f/1.8)
    - OIS
    - Enough megapixels (16)
    - RAW format (DNG)
    - Space for a micro SD-card (supporting up to 2TB cards!)
    - High capacity, removable battery
    - Great, high resolution screen
    - Solid build quality
    - Good form factor
    - Dual SIM cards (only in Asia, I believe)

    To my surprise, it's an LG, the new G4:

    LG G4 : See the Great, Feel the Great | LG G4 Official
    Discover the LG G4 – Release Date, Specs & Where to Buy | LG USA

    The first review is out too:

    Gear Review - A Photographers Take on the LG G4

    As soon as monies are available.

    Would a separate forum category for camera phones be an idea? I mean separate from small sensor cameras. They are very different beasts.

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    Re: Time to buy new phone

    This could be the one that would make me buy a "smart" phone.

    http://www.projectara.com/

    Years away though.

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    Re: Time to buy new phone

    Here's some relevant storage for this telephone:

    http://www.cnet.com/news/microdia-wi...osd-come-july/

    When I started working with computers, roughly 40 years ago, we still used IBM punched cards. This little device rooms as much data as around 6 billions of those cards.



    We did of course also have the newly launched IBM 3350 disk drive which was a bargain at a little over $30,000 per 300MB drive, so at $1,000 for 1,700 times the capacity, $1,000 for this Micro SD Card might not be so bad after all. We could even print photos with our computer:



    Time flies, doesn't it?

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