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  1. Pierina's Avatar
    im between 9900 and 9790 :S , the only thing that is keeping me from buying the 9900 , is the battery life , how much better is the battery life with an OS upgrade? , i dont have too many apps on my 9780 , im mostly using bbm


    Thanks in advance
    01-05-12 09:20 PM
  2. Rootbrian's Avatar
    im between 9900 and 9790 :S , the only thing that is keeping me from buying the 9900 , is the battery life , how much better is the battery life with an OS upgrade? , i dont have too many apps on my 9780 , im mostly using bbm

    Thanks in advance

    I would stick to the 9790 if you prefer and love the formfactor and require autofocus for the camera but don't really care about the HD stuff.
    01-05-12 09:41 PM
  3. SaMaster14's Avatar
    haha you look seriously cool! btw you really live in a beautiful place man!
    Thanks haha. And I don't live here. Im on vacation in Maui; ive been coming pretty much my whole life at least once a year. I live in Los Angeles, right next to Beverly Hills which isn't half bad either.
    01-05-12 09:48 PM
  4. shadysprings's Avatar
    im between 9900 and 9790 :S , the only thing that is keeping me from buying the 9900 , is the battery life , how much better is the battery life with an OS upgrade? , i dont have too many apps on my 9780 , im mostly using bbm


    Thanks in advance
    Just as a point of reference, our household and extended family all have new 9930's, iPhone 3 and 4's, Samsung and Motorola Androids, and even a couple of Nokia flip "dumb" phones. The stock 9930 lasts the longest next to the Nokia dumbphone. I really don't get the whole battery concern of the 9930. It's great. lasts all day for me and I'm on it constantly. I also am careful to shutdown apps that aren't needed and only install solid proven apps.

    It doesn't last as long as my old non 3G Curves and 9000, but it's way better than most smartphones out there.
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    01-05-12 09:58 PM
  5. StumptownBold's Avatar
    Some photos from around the neighborhood
    01-07-12 07:01 PM
  6. MKSIX's Avatar
    sweet pics everyone
    01-07-12 07:58 PM
  7. SaMaster14's Avatar
    Have I outdone myself?

    BEACH MODE:



    NIGHT MODE:
    01-07-12 11:35 PM
  8. shellnsean's Avatar
    Beautiful pictures!! Thanks for sharing!
    What steps are you using to inseet a pic into the forum??
    01-07-12 11:40 PM
  9. SaMaster14's Avatar
    Beautiful pictures!! Thanks for sharing!
    What steps are you using to inseet a pic into the forum??
    Thanks!

    And I'm uploading them to photobucket and then posting the [IMG] links.
    01-07-12 11:45 PM
  10. jack.hoang's Avatar
    pictures i took from Banff, Alberta! feel free to use them!
    01-07-12 11:54 PM
  11. SaMaster14's Avatar
    Well, to get back to the main focus of this thread, here is a picture of text. Turned out really well ino. Zoomed in once (2X zoom I guess), with flash, indoors. Picture of the coffee menu at Spago.

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    01-08-12 02:52 AM
  12. shadysprings's Avatar
    Here's a picture of a page in a text book taken with iPhone 4S and BB9930. Exact distance, lighting, and angle.

    9930 below:


    iPhone 4S below:
    01-08-12 04:36 AM
  13. Rootbrian's Avatar
    Here's a picture of a page in a text book taken with iPhone 4S and BB9930. Exact distance, lighting, and angle.

    9930 below:
    Click to view quoted image


    iPhone 4S below:
    Click to view quoted image
    Not bad for a comparison. Both are readable.
    01-08-12 04:38 AM
  14. SaMaster14's Avatar
    The 4S's picture is definitely clearer and brighter, but the 9930's does a good job. It's definitely readable and pretty clear. Plus, the 4S does have an 8MP camera with autofoucs... but that's no excuse.

    ---

    Not sure if it is the distance, zoom or flash, but this image that I took seems clear and looks more like the 4S's picture imo. I tried without flash, with the 'low light' setting coming up, and the picture was horrible. Pretty much unreadable. So, I turned the flash on, lifted my phone up, zoomed in once and took the picture and the image came out almost perfect as you can see. I was also in 'close-up' mode.
    Last edited by SaMaster14; 01-08-12 at 04:41 AM.
    01-08-12 04:39 AM
  15. belfastdispatcher's Avatar
    Here's a picture of a page in a text book taken with iPhone 4S and BB9930. Exact distance, lighting, and angle.

    9930 below:
    Click to view quoted image


    iPhone 4S below:
    Click to view quoted image
    Hey, take some more outside etc to see the real difference. We already know close up pics don't turn out the best, just usable.
    01-08-12 05:06 AM
  16. SaMaster14's Avatar
    Hey, take some more outside etc to see the real difference. We already know close up pics don't turn out the best, just usable.
    Did you see my close up? It turned out great imo, compared to some of the others I've seen posted. Very clear and crisp... seems more like the iPhone's photo.

    But I also want to see a comparison between the 4S and the 99XX when it comes to outside pictures.

    And talking about comparisons, I'll do one against my mom's Droid2 tomorrow; landscape/outside photo.
    01-08-12 05:12 AM
  17. belfastdispatcher's Avatar
    Did you see my close up? It turned out great imo, compared to some of the others I've seen posted. Very clear and crisp... seems more like the iPhone's photo.

    But I also want to see a comparison between the 4S and the 99XX when it comes to outside pictures.

    And talking about comparisons, I'll do one against my mom's Droid2 tomorrow; landscape/outside photo.
    Lol, I know, I posted loads myself in this thread early on, I'm sick of having to prove it lol. Good enough for me to take pics of signatures from my proof of delivery sheets.

    I think the guy above used Text Mode not Closeup Mode, Text Mode is for black on white text as it takes the shot in black and white, not color, Closeup Mode takes shpts in color.
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    01-08-12 05:27 AM
  18. belfastdispatcher's Avatar
    What the 9900 is really good at is Action Shots, I would really like to see comparisons on the 9900's strong points too.
    Last edited by belfastdispatcher; 01-08-12 at 05:52 AM.
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    01-08-12 05:29 AM
  19. BerryWorshiper's Avatar
    Here are some pics with the 4S for comparison for the 9900. The 9900 is nice just for the simple fact they put a camera in a phone. The iPhone 4S is leaps ahead of the competition. The pictures on the 9900 are ok.

    I'm not a professional by any means....but the 4S takes a lot better pics then the 9900.....but I still love the 9900
    01-08-12 11:35 AM
  20. SaMaster14's Avatar
    Here's that comparison.

    BOLD 9930 BEACH MODE:



    MOTOROLA DROID 2 (autofocus, single shot/normal mode) :
    01-08-12 05:06 PM
  21. emirozmen's Avatar
    Here's that comparison.

    BOLD 9930 BEACH MODE:
    Click to view quoted image



    MOTOROLA DROID 2 (autofocus, single shot/normal mode) :
    Click to view quoted image
    Good photos.. Again lol
    Do these modes make that much of a difference?
    01-08-12 05:22 PM
  22. SaMaster14's Avatar
    Good photos.. Again lol
    Do these modes make that much of a difference?
    A little bit. Difference in the lighting and sharpness mainly. But the above pictures were two different phones. I've found beach mode works best with lighting on the beach. better than landscape and normal. And my moms droid 2 only has one mode. But it has autofocus. Didn't do much difference in this case though. Both 5mp cameras; pictures almost look identical lighting/quality wise.
    01-08-12 05:28 PM
  23. shadysprings's Avatar
    I prefer the 9930 to the Droid2 in this particular comparison.
    I wish I was wherever you are
    01-08-12 05:29 PM
  24. belfastdispatcher's Avatar
    Here's that comparison.

    BOLD 9930 BEACH MODE:
    Click to view quoted image



    MOTOROLA DROID 2 (autofocus, single shot/normal mode) :
    Click to view quoted image
    9930 pic looks a lot better, a lot more natural to me. So much for the "crapy" camera.

    Droid pic looks overexposed.
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    01-08-12 05:31 PM
  25. SaMaster14's Avatar
    Yup. The modes really do work. The 9930, in landscape and normal mode looks more like the Droid2 pic, but beach mode brings out the light as colors better.

    Thanks for the comments.

    I'm staying at the Grand Wailea, Maui btw. I'm gonna post more videos in the 99XX video thread I created. Sunset video is the first post.
    01-08-12 06:18 PM
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