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Infographic | How Many Megapixels Does My Phone Really Need?

By Teddy Hunt on March 7th 2013

Over the last couple years, camera phone technology has taken huge leaps forward. Among the impressive improvements is low-light performance, focus accuracy, and ground-breaking features like in-phone editing and in-phone timelapses. One of the most overrated of these improvements, however, is probably the megapixel hype. In the world of camera advertising, more megapixels has somehow evolved to mean better cameras, but that’s simply not the case in most situations.

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So one of our writers has come up with an interesting infographic to answer the question, How Many Megapixels Does My Phone Really Need? Everyone in the market for a new phone worries that a chosen device won’t measure up to industry standards for camera quality. It’s not the easiest decision and Amazon reviews, T-Mobile reviews, and other reputable sites shouldn’t be the only determining factor in your next purchase.

Not sure how many megapixels your phone camera should offer to make 4×6 prints? Check out the handy guide for phone-to-print options, below.

How many Megapixels Does My Phone Really Need?


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Teddy Hunt is a freelance content writer with a focus on technology. When not behind a computer, Teddy spends the majority of his free time outdoors and resides in Tampa, Florida.

Q&A Discussions

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  1. Teddy Hunt

    Thanks for the correction, Mark. Some of my family members have this phone. All seem to like it. 

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  2. Mark

    Point of correction. Galaxy S2 has 8 Mega pixels and I am a proud owner of one. Just felt I should point that out

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