A closer look at the pop-up selfie camera in Honor 9X and its capabilities

A closer look at the pop-up selfie camera in Honor 9X and its capabilities

A closer look at the pop-up selfie camera in Honor 9X and its capabilities

News unit EMGblog.com : Honor 9X in the short period of its presence in the domestic market, relying on the appropriate design And the attractions related to the full screen screen have attracted the attention of users. One of the main features of this phone, which provides the possibility to remove the notch and minimize the edges of the upper part, comes back to its selfie camera, which, unlike most examples in the market, is moved from the top of the screen to the upper edge of the phone and only when necessary from the stand It comes out by itself. This selfie camera has a resolution of 16 megapixels and an aperture of f/2.2 and uses some interesting features. In the following, we will get to know a little more about this camera and its capabilities.

Design and operation

Certainly, the first attraction of a pop-up selfie belongs to its appearance and how it works, where, unlike regular selfies, a visible camera is not used above the screen and you can see this camera only by touching the selfie option. Honor 9X’s pop-up selfie, which is placed on top of the phone and tilted to the left, has a width of nearly 12 mm, and after fully opening, it is placed at a height of about 8 mm from the surface of the phone. Although this design is seen for the first time in an Honor phone, it has already been seen in some of the main competitors of this phone, including Oppo F11 Pro is also used and above all to maximize the ratio of the screen to the body (screen to body ratio) ) which the manufacturing company declared to be 91%, has been designed.

Level of resistance and security mechanisms

The use of moving parts in the design of mobile phones usually raises concerns about their resistance and durability over time; Something that Honor 9X is also from It is not excluded, and the durability of its moving mechanical part and the possibility of damage to this part when the phone falls from the hand are among the first concerns raised in the design of this model. According to the manufacturer, this camera will apparently be able to operate continuously for 5 years and its correct mechanical operation is guaranteed until then. In the section of security mechanisms, there is also an ability to automatically return the camera to its place when detecting a fall from a height, which seems to be a useful and vital feature in everyday scenarios. In testing this feature in the real world, it takes nearly 1 second for the camera to return to its place. Although this time seems relatively long if the distance and time of fall are short, it is often used to prevent damage to the camera. The camera will be enough.

Honor also talks about the resistance of this camera against a pressure equivalent to 15 kg, which is also interesting considering the delicate design of this part.

Specifications of photography and filming

The Honor 9X selfie camera, as mentioned, is a 16-megapixel model without autofocus, which sees a slightly open f/2.2 lens in front of it. The resolution of 16 megapixels (3,456 x 4,608 pixels) of this camera takes place in the ratio of 4:3, and interestingly, no other resolution and image ratio is defined for its photography.

In the field of video recording, three resolutions and image ratios are defined for this camera, including 720p and 1080p with 30 frames per second (both in 16:9 ratio) and 1080p with 30 frames per second in full ratio. The screen is 19.2:9. In all three of these cases, apart from the default H.264 encoding, you can use the newer H.265 compression, which increases the risk of not playing in older players despite creating a file with a lower volume. The image frame is compressed when switching from photography to video recording, so it is better to reset the image frame before starting the video recording with the selfie camera.

Among the features available in the photography settings section of this camera, we should mention the location tag, creating a mirror effect (Mirror reflection), timer, voice control, and taking photos with smile detection and showing palms. These items are completely limited during video recording and are reduced to only the location tag, turning off the shutter sound and the Ultra snapshot option to summon the camera when the screen is off by pressing the volume down twice.

Image quality

One of the usual problems of selfie cameras without automatic focus is the need to observe the distance between the camera and the subject in order to achieve maximum quality and record the highest image details; This story is also completely true in Honor 9X and its 16 megapixel selfie camera, and by observing the proper focus distance, it is possible to produce images with high details. This distance in Honor 9X, like most other similar models, is close to one hand, i.e. around 45 to 60 cm, and most of the pictures in this category are usually taken at this distance. If the ambient lighting is favorable, the selfie images recorded in this camera have appropriate details and relatively accurate colors, and you cannot be dissatisfied with their contrast. Among the other positive points of this section, it should be noted that the face is immediately recognized and automatically tracked on the image frame.

Performance in portrait mode and face beautification

As usual, apart from normal photography, it is also possible to take pictures in portrait mode for this camera, in which the background of the image fades to focus more on the main subject. The lack of automatic focus in this case is not very beneficial to the final result, and if there are details on the edges of the image, there is a possibility of their fading along with the background. In this section, the face beautification option is set to level 5 by default, which can be adjusted from zero to 10 as desired. The effect of the background fading type among 8 different options is another worth mentioning in this section, including Stage lighting and Split lighting. By selecting the flash option at the top of the screen on this page, you can also use the screen light as a flash light in photography.

Artificial intelligence and environment recognition

The AI ​​or artificial intelligence option, which is located on top of the camera user interface, is active by default, and its task is to intelligently recognize the environment and apply settings related to each subject to the camera. In the real world, this option easily detects home and office environments, green spaces, and other such things, and applies settings to the captured image according to each one.

Total of the selfie camera Honor 9X despite things like the lack of autofocus, the relatively closed aperture of f/2.2 and the fixed resolution and aspect ratio (respectively at 16 megapixels and 4:3), you can still be satisfied to a great extent and in scenarios Everyday, provided that you have enough light, the conditions to be satisfied with it are available to some extent.

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