Which of these unusual smartphone front cameras designs do you like the most?
Vivo Nex: Pop-up camera
Cons: no facial recognition and could wear out over time, but no bezel and no notch. Hidden until you need it. Having it inside could act as a privacy cover.
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3: Slider camera
Cons: mechanical parts might fail over time. Good selfies, facial recognition.
Samsung Galaxy A80: Pop-up and rotate camera
Cons: Added complexity, mechanical failure could occur, but takes great selfies as the rear camera rotates to the front.
Asus Zenphone 6: Rotate/Flip up camera
Cons: Largest range of motion, mechanical failure could occur, and could become damaged. Similar to the one before, but the whole thing rotates. Angle of rotation could be controlled.
Oppo Reno: Shark fin camera
Cons: Takes time to get used to this unusual design, mechanical parts could fail over time. More efficient design for a pop-up camera.
ZTE Axon 20: Under-display camera
Cons: Privacy issues could occur, as you don’t know if the camera is on. No moving parts. AI can be used to overcome degradation of image quality. No bezel, notch, or any gimmicky motorized cameras.
Vivo Z1/Z5x: Hole Punch camera
Cons: No facial recognition, a tiny hole is in the display. But, no bezel.
Oppo R17: Waterdrop camera
Basically the same as the hole-punch.
iPhone 11: Notch camera
Similar to a bezel, but allows the corners of the display to touch the edge. Allows for facial recognition, an advantage over the hole-punch.
Sony Experia 5 II: Small bezels
Allows for several small front cameras, stereo speakers, and wireless charging.
Nubia Z20: Dual Displays
Two displays, one on the front that is completely bezel-free with no front camera. Flip the phone over and a slightly smaller OLED display can be used for high quality selfies at different focal lengths or displaying other information. However, this design probably doesn’t allow for wireless charging.
Which design do you like the most?
- Vivo Nex: Pop-Up
- Xiaomi Mi Mix 3: Slider
- Samsung Galaxy A80: Pop-up and Swivel
- Asus Zenphone 6: Flip-Up
- Oppo Reno: Shark Fin
- ZTE Axon 20: Under-Display
- Vivo Z1: Hole Punch
- Oppo R17 Neo: Waterdrop
- iPhone 11: Notch
- Sony Experia 5 II: Small Bezels
- Nubia Z20: Dual Displays