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OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro get the new Hasselblad XPan shooting mode in Oxygen OS 11.2.9.9

OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro get the new Hasselblad XPan shooting mode in Oxygen OS 11.2.9.9

We saw it earlier this week, now you can try it out for yourself. The latest software update for the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro just went live, and it's packing the new Hasselblad XPan shooting mode. This camera setting allows the phones' cameras to emulate a famously cool ultra-wide-angle camera in both the photo's aspect ratio and the camera's software interface.

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The best video doorbells for Android phones and smart displays

The best video doorbells for Android phones and smart displays

I'm not sure about you, but there's nothing that sends a chill down my spine like someone ringing the doorbell. It's a necessary evil in our modern lives, but the modern world has also alleviated some of the stress—cloud-connected smart video doorbells are pretty much a revelation if you've never experienced one. You'll know every time someone is at the door, be able to check for packages without getting up from your couch, and avoid pesky door-to-door solicitors (when we have those again). Arlo, Nest, and Ring all have compelling options, but there's one we think is the best choice for most people, especially if you're using an Android phone and a Google-powered smart display like the Nest Hub.

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Here's what to expect when you inevitably drop your shiny new Galaxy S21

Here's what to expect when you inevitably drop your shiny new Galaxy S21

Last year, a significant number of Galaxy S20 series device owners weren't happy to find the glass covering their rear cameras destroyed without much provocation. This year, the S21 phones come with a metal-reinforced housing and smaller, individual covers featuring Corning's new Gorilla Glass Victor. So, does the new get-up actually stand up to drop tests?

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Here's what every camera on the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra does

Here's what every camera on the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra does

You may or may not consider the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra a huge upgrade over the S20 Ultra, but there's no denying that the company changed up the camera setup a bit. The most notable change is the replacement of the 48MP periscope zoom camera with a dual 10MP telephoto setup, promising up to 10x optical zoom. Other than these two, the specs remain the same on paper: There's a 108MP primary camera, a 12MP ultra-wide, and a 40MP selfie cam.

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Zoom photo comparison: Pixel 5 vs. Pixel 4

Zoom photo comparison: Pixel 5 vs. Pixel 4

Google's latest, greatest Pixel phone is really only one of those things—after catching flack for the poor value of the Pixel 4, Google scaled back on the Pixel 5. Gone are features like Face Match, Ambient EQ, and perhaps most importantly, the telephoto camera. Instead, the Pixel 5 has a wide/ultrawide combo, and some people might prefer that. However, it's a disadvantage if you want to take photos of things from a distance.

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Camera shootout: Galaxy Note20 Ultra vs. Pixel 4a

Camera shootout: Galaxy Note20 Ultra vs. Pixel 4a

The Google Pixel 4a and Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra launched within a few weeks of each other, but they could not be more different Android phones. The Note20 Ultra is a humongous beast of a phone with all the latest and greatest hardware and an unsurprising $1,300 price tag. The Pixel 4a is smaller, less powerful, and only costs $350. And yet, Google's camera processing is so good that it can clobber phones that cost several times more. Is the Note20 Ultra one of them? Well, it depends on what you want out of a phone camera, but there is not a $1,000 gap in photo quality here.

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Weekend poll: What kind of rear cameras do you want in a phone?

Weekend poll: What kind of rear cameras do you want in a phone?

Back in the day, most phones had only one or two rear cameras — "the day," of course, being just a few years ago and almost a millennium in smartphone terms. But the number has positively exploded over recent years with flagship devices getting telephoto, wide-angle, macro, and dedicated "portrait mode" cameras. With so many different and varied cameras available in phones now, which ones do you actually care about or want?

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Five changes we'd make to the Pixel 4a

Five changes we'd make to the Pixel 4a

The Pixel 4a is an incredible phone, and not just for the money. With an incredible camera, a new design that feels much more modern, and amazing battery life, Google really did knock it out of the park with its new budget Pixel. Seriously: this is a damn good phone. But we wouldn't be proper phone nerds if we didn't nitpick, and there are a few areas where we think Google could take the Pixel 4a from a 9.5 to a perfect 10 in our book. Here are five additional features we'd have loved to see in the Pixel 4a.

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OnePlus Nord will have ultra-wide and macro cameras

OnePlus Nord will have ultra-wide and macro cameras

OnePlus has been slowly drip-feeding information about its upcoming Nord budget phone to build up hype, and even though the complete reveal is only a few days away on July 21st, we're still receiving bits of new information. A new forum post from the company shares details about the Nord's camera setup, including the exact configuration and Megapixel count.

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Arlo announces $129 Essential Spotlight camera with 1080p video and color night vision

Arlo announces $129 Essential Spotlight camera with 1080p video and color night vision

There are many, many options for home security cameras, but most of those require a power outlet. Arlo is one of the most prominent purveyors of battery-powered cameras, and it has a new one to talk about today. The Essential Spotlight borrows some features from Arlo's more expensive cameras, but it sticks with 1080p resolution. It'll cost just $129, and unlike most of Arlo's cameras, it doesn't require a dedicated wireless hub.

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