A Time of Flight Camera, also known as ToF Camera or ToF Sensor, is a depth sensor which works by sending a pulse of infra-red light into the scene to measure the distance to every pixel within range. It relies on how much time it takes IR light to be reflected back to the camera. Using the constant speed of light, the distance can be calculated with simple math.
Searching for the best smartphone camera? You are at the right place. We test and rank the best camera phones with our Uber-G Camera IQ score, which comes from analyzing photos from up close, and explained in our Mobile Camera Reviews.
Ubergizmo’s Best of MWC 2019Editor's Pick
With 5G and foldable phones entering the market in 2019, this year’s Mobile World Congress was full of excitement, but not all products are created equal, and some are more eye-catchy than others. Here’s what we think is worthy of your attention, in no particular order.
OPPO's 10X Optical Zoom: How It WorksEditor's Pick
10X zoom would allow you to capture vivid moments when it is impossible to get closer to the subject, whether it is wildlife, a concert or some other public event.
Samsung just launched the Galaxy S10 in our beautiful city of San Francisco, a first for a Samsung Unpacked event. The Galaxy S10 line has four handsets, and we listed all the differences between the S10e, S10, S10+ and S10 5G.
Samsung just launched the Samsung Galaxy S10 (or Galaxy series 10) line-up and it nearly covers the complete spectrum of the high-end market, with something for everyone.
The Uber-G Camera BenchmarkEditor's Pick
A modern Camera Benchmark for real-world situations, with clear and understandable sub-scores so users can evaluate how a camera can serve their personal usage model.
An overview of what the Uber-G Camera HW Score (Hardware) is and how it can be used as a proxy for mobile camera performance.
In a market where more than ~1000 phones are released every year, consumers need a way to quickly know about the performance of smartphone cameras, the #1 feature that affects purchase decisions according to OEMs we talked to.To quickly guide potential buyers, we communicate our Uber-G Camera HW (hardware) and Uber-G Camera IQ (image quality) scores with a series of color-coded logos and awards.Ultimate mobile cameras: the best of the […]
The Quad-Bayer pixel structure is a specific sensor pixel layout that allows for three distinct modes: two-exposures HDR, quad-binning and normal. It has been introduced in phones such as the Huawei P20 Pro and has recently made more noise with the introduction of new handsets such as the Honor View 20 as the OEMs publicize this advanced feature in their communications.
During CES 2019, we had the opportunity to spend a couple of hours with some Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 reference handsets (often called MDP) to run benchmarks. The MDPs are built for development purposes but are quite representative of what a complete smartphone experience and environment would be, including thermals/cooling.
Heavy Photo Filtering Destroys Data. ForeverEditor's Pick
Some smartphones use intense in-camera automatic image filtering, well beyond what is necessary to capture the scene’s color and details. The real issue with aggressive filtering is that it can irremediably destroy data on the only copy of the photo you’ll ever have.
Ubergizmo's Best of CES 2019Editor's Pick
Goodbye CES 2019, this was Ubergizmo’s 14th CES! It was difficult to navigate the avalanche of new products and technologies announced there. Including the pre-show work, it took out a huge chunk of December and all of the Holidays, but the chips have fallen, and here are the best products and technologies we’ve seen at CES 2019, in no particular order!
Night Photography: Brighter Is Not Always BetterEditor's Pick
Excellent low-light photography is the most sought-after quality in a smartphone camera. For many users, it has become a proxy for “how good” a camera really is, and therefore a proxy of its (monetary) value.
During the Snapdragon Summit 2018 introduction of Snapdragon 855, the term Snapdragon Elite Gaming has appeared for the first time. Let’s go over what it means as this terminology will probably be used often going forward.
Snapdragon 855: Everything You Need To KnowEditor's Pick
On December 4, Qualcomm teased the world by unveiling the high-level features of their new flagship processor, the Snapdragon 855.
What Is GPU Turbo For Huawei and Honor Phones?Editor's Pick
GPU Turbo is a Graphics Processing optimization feature for certain Huawei and Honor smartphones. We explain what it is and how it probably works.
Ubergizmo's Best of IFA 2018Editor's Pick
The past few days were intense at IFA 2018 in Berlin, Germany. There were tons of interesting products to look at (and try!), and after checking out everything we could, here are what we think where the most impressive products at IFA, sorted in no particular order.This year, Samsung launched its Galaxy Note 9, Galaxy Watch and Galaxy Tab S4 ahead of the show, so follow the links to that […]
IFA 2018: What To ExpectEditor's Pick
IFA 2018 #IFA18 will be upon us in a couple of weeks. The event will be kicking off from the 31st of August to the 5th of September in Berlin, Germany and it should be host to a ton of new product announcements from companies, ranging from mobile devices to smart home appliances, and more.We would like to thank our IFA 2018 main sponsor, Lenovo. They will surely have interesting […]
Huawei invited us to visit their partner Leica headquarters in Weltzar, Germany, to show us what the legendary camera maker is all about and to discuss how they managed their engineering collaboration to deliver the AI-powered triple-lens camera of the P20 Pro smartphone.