so, today i had a chance to test out the camera a little bit. it takes a few seconds for it to take the picture at the highest resolution. the flash is very bright but it only comes on when taking a picture. there is a way to preview it though. when you're preparing to take the picture, press and hold the camera shortcut button. it's like a normal camera where you press it down almost all the way and it'll focus and be ready. press it down just a little bit more and the it takes the picture. from the few pictures that i took, the quality to me seems decent but i have not had enough time to take a lot of pics yet. here they are:
This was taken with the flash on and in a dark corner:
the camera does have a zoom function on it although the zoom is not too great. The picture with that cat was taken with it fully zoomed in.
Touch sensitive keys
i really like the idea of them but it just seems like they weren't fully thought out. in camera mode, you have to press it for about a second to exit back to the main menu. everywhere else, its just a small little dab. i find myself hitting them without thinking and then either getting asked if i want to exit the application or sent to a different part of the screen. the should have set it to when the user is in an application, you have to hold the button for a second before it does anything to prevent the accidental hits.
The main keys do seems to be a little bit close together. i have hit a few keys on accident when typing. on the right side, you have the shortcut for the camera and the slot for the microsd card. on the left, you have the volume keys and the usb/charger input. on cool thing with the volume keys. on my D500, if someone called i could just silence the phone and ignore the call. with this, there is a setting where a message is sent to the user. this does not have to be turned on but i thought it was a cool little addition.
The camera is hidden when the phone is closed. it hides behind the battery cover.