Today’s modern cell phones now have high powered and top quality built in cameras. From the low cost to the high end phones, a camera is now a core factor for a good cell phone. For example the new Nokia 520 comes in at about $120. Its five megapixel camera is really entry level HD video producing 720 P, not 1080p.
For those that want a cell phone that is just stunning and are looking for a Windows Phone, the Nokia Lumina 920 is an excellent choice. It features an eight megapixel autofocus camera with a dual LED flash and an image processing chip decked out with Karl Zeiss optics. It also includes a front facing 1.2 megapixel camera featuring a wide F2 aperture on a 26 mm lens for self-portraits.
In the Android world, Samsung is rocking the world with the Galaxy S4. Considered currently to be one of the most powerful super phones it comes in with an amazing 13 megapixel camera and even supports doing slow-motion video.
Meanwhile HTC is looking to steal Samsung’s thunder with the HTC One. The unibody is a beautiful aluminum also featuring an F2 aperture along with a 28 mm lens and can feature 1080 P video recording using HDR video and slow-motion recording with variable speed playback. Using the Snapdragon quad core at 1.7 GHz certainly makes it quite speedy. And of course is another Android offering.
Which of course brings us to the people who started the category – Apple. On paper it looks like it is lagging, featuring a mere eight megapixel iSight camera. It’s front facing FaceTime HD camera is limited to 720 P video.
Looking at the real world and what most people are really doing, every camera phone we have looked at here (with the exception of the entry-level 520) seems to be offering everything you need and more.
Given this, what it comes down to is: pick what is most pleasing to you. The feature list is impressive across-the-board of competitors. You simply cannot lose whatever you pick. These high end camera phones can cost mucho deniro! And now that you have invested in a new phone and camera? Make sure you consider our cell phone insurance to protect your investment.
Have you had an “OOPS!” moment during a business trip or vacation with your rental car? Maybe your rental got impounded, booted, scratched, stolen or hit. If so (and you can laugh about it now!) we want to hear about it.
Tell us about your “Rental Car ‘OOPS!’ Story” in the comments below for the chance to win an iPad Mini. Whichever story gets the most votes wins!
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- The person with the story with the most votes – by June 30, 2013 – wins an iPad Mini
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The Samsung Galaxy is breaking all sorts of records: 10 million units sold in less than a month. Samsung’s latest Android phone reached the 10 million sold mark in a mere 26 days.
Launched on April 27th, it is estimated by Samsung that the S4 is selling at a rate of four units per second in 60 countries. Samsung credits the popularity to its pursuing innovation “inspired by and for people.”
Not wanting to throw a wet blanket (no pun intended) at Samsung’s jubilation, but readers are reminded that the Samsung Galaxy smartphone series is not waterproof. It is surprising how many accidentally wind up falling into a pot of typically less than pristine water. Our claims show that dropping your phone in the toilet is the no.1 reason for liquid damage!
If you happen to be one of the 10 million happy smart phone users, there are two things you can do to minimize potential loss. First, make sure you have Galaxy S4 insurance. Then if it does happen to go for a swim, put it in a plastic bag surrounded by dry white rice. This will suck the moisture away from your new smart phone minimizing the potential for data loss and damage.
If you’re still planning on a Samsung Galaxy S4 phone and have not yet pulled the trigger the company announced color options beyond black and white are coming this summer.
Samsung will be introducing both blue and red versions this summer with a follow-up of brown and purple options.
In recent months Samsung has gone from being Apple supplier to Apple competitor. The Galaxy S4 actually beats Apple’s Retina display which comes in at 326 pixels per inch by besting it to 441 pixels per inch yielding a full 19,020 x 1080 display across 5 inches compared to the iPhone’s 4 inches which has 1036 x 640 pixels.
One of the reasons for Samsung’s popularity is its Super AMOLED HD superbright and high contrast display. It certainly is pretty snappy with the new Snapdragon 600 processor.
Of course comparing the two is a little difficult as the iPhone uses IOS while the Samsung Galaxy sports the latest version of Android (Jelly Bean 4.2.2). Until recently the Apple App Store was certainly King of the Hill for both the number of apps available and the quality. This was a fact not lost on Google which announced a large number of upgrades for Android developers at the Google I/O conference in San Francisco a few days ago.
Early informal independent tests suggest that the Apple iPhone does a slightly better job at taking a beating. That would indicate for those who are choosing to go Android would be wise to consider Galaxy S4 insurance.
While the Android interface continues to improve, novice users still managed to grasp IOS faster than Android. However more experienced users will probably appreciate the more customizable interface found in the Android Jelly Bean offering. From the indications out of Google’s I/O conference Apple better find a way to pull a rabbit out of the hat because developers for Android has some new tools in their hands, now.
We at Protect Your Bubble are proud to introduce our latest free infographic: 5 Outrageous Rental Car Fees (and other insider tips you need to know). Please share!
A few stats about rental car fees, ripoffs, and little known facts:
- 20% of all consumers have rented a car in the past 12 months
- On average, people rent a car for a duration of five days.
- Average cost of an incident to the rental car is $800 or more
- Roughly 1/6 people have experienced damage to a rental car
It is important for a consumer to know what the common rental car rip offs are and how they can be avoided. These include:
- Excessive cleaning fees – you can avoid these fees by taking the time to clean out the rental car before dropping it off.
- Late charges – return the car at least 15 minutes before and you definitely won’t be charged for this!
- $5 per gallon fuel charges – this won’t be an issue if you fill up the tank ahead of time.
- GPS device rental fees – your phone’s navigation is just as effective. If you can, use it instead.
- Rental car insurance fees – a little pre-planning goes a long way! If you buy before you get to the rental car counter from a third party (like us!) you can save up to 70%.
In the event of an accident with your rental, how should you handle it? Here are 4 things you should do:
- Call 911 in the event of injuries
- File a police report
- Take photos of the vehicle
- File an insurance claim immediately
As long as you know what rental car fees to expect, how to avoid excessive charges, and you know what to do in the event of a damaged rental car, your car rental experience doesn’t have to be stressful.
Wondering where you’re most likely to lose your phone while traveling? Well, The Huffington Post shared details from a recent study we conducted on this very topic. The breakdown of the top three? Here you go:
- Sightseeing (25%)
- Airport (23%)
- Hotel (22%)
You can read the entire article by clicking here.
Be sure to consider smartphone insurance (and travel insurance, for that matter) before heading out of town!