Selfie– this was the Word of the Year for 2013. Everyone who is smartphone savvy and/or a netizen has been acquainted with this word and has even done their own selfie once (or more) in their lives. Speaking of selfie, I myself have my fair share of selfies that I post on my social media sites. Honestly, I don’t think I can ever take a selfie without being made up, a bit of touch up or filter. My nasty break outs are too gross to even be hinted on my photo nor do I feel comfortable showing off my eye bags, more like luggage to my followers. While it does take a village to raise a child, it also does take a few apps to perfect a single selfie. Would you agree?
So to my fellow selfie-lovers, I’m sure you can relate. But what if I tell you there’s a new gadget in the market that understands our concerns whenever we take a photo of ourselves? I know you’re as interested as I was the first time I encountered this smart phone- meet Lenovo S850.
I won’t go with the technical specs of this phone but you can check a more comprehensive review at YugaTech. Instead, let me show you the beauty of its camera and built -in features that you won’t need to install photo apps that will only consume the 16GB memory of the phone.
The 5-inch screen (which I’m not really used to) surprisingly made me feel more comfortable taking selfies, I’m sure it would greatly help too when it comes to taking groufie.
Despite it having an all-glass exterior, it’s thin, feels light, covering my entire palm. Tinkering it for the first time, I was overwhelmed at how intuitive it is and how you can personalize almost every bit of detail of the phone- power saving capability, theme and home screen options. Although practically, it offers what most smartphones have, except for its camera & its built in features.
What really got me was the 6 camera options of Lenovo S850. Those who love taking photos using their phone (me! me! me!) will enjoy these features. It has a 13 megapixel rear camera with LED flash. It has a Panoraman, HDR, EV bracket shot, PIP (picture in picture, no need for picture collage app with this!), Macro, Group shot (groufie time!) and Face Beauty and a handful of filters. Yay!
So after much fiddling, I tested the Lenovo S850 by taking selfies using its front and rear cameras.
Here’s my first selfie photo taken with the S850. Love how it has a brightening image feature that can enhance your photo even more. This particular photo was taken on a gloomy day, with just a hint of natural light peeping from our balcony. The shadows are proof of how cloudy it was that day but despite that, my face was brighter.
A close-up shot selfie, still using the front camera. Love how the face beauty feature enhanced my face, filtering only the imperfections such as my blemishes and uneven skin tone, look closely too at how it enhanced my eyes even more. For a selfie addict, no need to give your best angle or look as the S850’s camera feature (face beauty) will do that for you. 😀
Now here’s my selfie using the rear camera of the S850 using. Quick tip: you can use the volume buttons on the right side of the phone to snap your photos.
Another shot using the rear camera of the S850. I love that it produces crisp and vibrant photos despite the lack of natural light.
Using the rear camera with Face Beauty as its feature. It tends to soften the skin but doesn’t really decreases the clarity of the entire photo.
It comes in sophisticated dark blue for the people who are serious with work but still want their fair share of play.It also comes in hot pink, the perfect accessory for the chic and stylish people who know how to balance work & play.
Truly, Lenovo S850 is the perfect phone for selfie addicts and those who really love taking photos with their smartphones. I can’t wait to show you how I take more photos using the S850. For now, you can visit http://lenovomobile.com.ph to learn more about the S850.
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