Lars Rehm

Lars Rehm

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Works as a Technology Writer
Has a website at http://www.larsrehm.com
Joined on Nov 7, 2007
About me:

I am a former member of Dpreview's Seattle team and now a freelance technology journalist and industry consultant based in Europe. I write most oft the smartphone and mobile imaging content on the site and if you come through Berlin or Madrid there's a chance you'll see out me shooting with one of the latest smartphones. You can follow me on Twitter @larsrehm or have a look at my personal website for more info.

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Emacs23: I have S7 and the camera is wonderful. But the phone itself is crap-crap-crap: still lagging (samsung veterans say it was even worse in previous models), full of low quality apps like facebook or skype. Cannot recommend it to anyone. Avoid samsung.

it's usually the manufacturer or carrier specific apps that you can't uninstall...I have never seen a device that would not let you uninstall Facebook or Skype, even when pre-installed

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2016 at 22:23 UTC
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Digital Suicide: They can make even octa-cam system, I'm staying on single lens cameraphone. Hopefully not all of the makers will follow this ridiculousness.

Dual cams can have real benefits. Apart from the simply having two focal lengths as mentioned above imho the most interesting application is merging exposures for better detail and less noise...Huawei has done it on the P9...would be great to see an Apple approach to this topic.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2016 at 21:11 UTC
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Emacs23: I have S7 and the camera is wonderful. But the phone itself is crap-crap-crap: still lagging (samsung veterans say it was even worse in previous models), full of low quality apps like facebook or skype. Cannot recommend it to anyone. Avoid samsung.

If you don't need/want Facebook or Skype just deinstall and that's that :)

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2016 at 21:09 UTC
On article Serious spec: HTC 10 camera review (27 comments in total)
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Bobthearch: Fixed focal length and fixed aperture combined with a tiny sensor... not my idea of "serious".
Yet another cell phone with a super wide angle lens that can't take photos of anything in the near-range without horrible distortion? Please, in the name of all that is holy, STOP using cell phones for closeup "selfies". Ugh!

Very flattering comment, Bobthearch, thank you.

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2016 at 18:35 UTC
On article Serious spec: HTC 10 camera review (27 comments in total)
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Bobthearch: Fixed focal length and fixed aperture combined with a tiny sensor... not my idea of "serious".
Yet another cell phone with a super wide angle lens that can't take photos of anything in the near-range without horrible distortion? Please, in the name of all that is holy, STOP using cell phones for closeup "selfies". Ugh!

so fixed focal length means "not serious" I guess there are a few Magnum photographers who might disagree with you ;)

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2016 at 21:22 UTC
On article OnePlus 3 announced with 16MP stabilized camera (23 comments in total)
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FantasticMrFox: So they changed everything that was great about their first model - they raised the price and made it look more like an iPhone, with rounded edges etc.

No thanks.

front the front it almost looks like Galaxy Note...problem is they all look almost the same these days ;)

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2016 at 07:15 UTC
On article OnePlus 3 announced with 16MP stabilized camera (23 comments in total)
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GodSpeaks: That OnePlus website link takes me to 404 Not Found.

oops, not sure what happened there, I have changed it now.

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2016 at 07:14 UTC
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Mark Banas: I wonder how this differs from Cameralends.com

According to them the main difference is that they also have camera shops and studios in their database, so you can either rent from an individual or a shop.

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2016 at 20:12 UTC
On article Lenovo Phab2 Pro is the first Project Tango phone (29 comments in total)
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XEddieX: Decent size battery.

The battery at the same time has to be this big and also can be this big because the phone has a 6.4" screen...some people would probably call it a tablet :)

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2016 at 21:42 UTC
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zodiacfml: LG must be jealous. I'm baffled they forgot to make a loudspeaker as an attachment to the G5.

Why do phones today have to be so thin?

well, one model is exclusive to Verizon at the moment and has different camera, bigger battery and shatterproof display, those are quite a few differentiators. Also, the phones are so thin, so the Moto Mods can be attached without making them unpocketable.

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2016 at 10:00 UTC
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Marty4650: I own a first generation Moto X, and I love it. So this news interests me.

However, I don't see much future for modular phone devices, since smartphones are essentially throwaways after a few years. This is reminiscent of the modular Ricoh GXR system. I wonder how many folks spent lots of money for modules only to later discover the line was dropped, and they are forever stuck with 2009 techology?

Well, Motorola/Lenovo say the modules will work with future Moto Z generations...question is how many of those generations will be there and are you gonna get one ;)

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2016 at 07:16 UTC
On article Samsung announces ruggedized Galaxy S7 Active (35 comments in total)
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Michael Ma: Don't tell me it's an Active without swappable batteries.

well, it's got a 4000 mAh battery which is pretty substantial.

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2016 at 17:39 UTC
On article Samsung announces ruggedized Galaxy S7 Active (35 comments in total)
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Michael Ma: Don't tell me it's an Active without swappable batteries.

nope, not swappable...I think that would make waterproofing more difficult.

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2016 at 16:50 UTC
On article Motorola Moto X Force / Droid Turbo 2 camera review (49 comments in total)
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Howard: Motorola smart phones are junk. I'm saying from experience (owned 2 Droid phones which I sorely regret).

well, I agree that Motorola models a few years back weren't all that great but after the Google-Takeover things improved dramatically in my opinion and Motorola is making some really nice devices, the Moto G for example is one of the best value for money smartphones you'll find.

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2016 at 17:31 UTC
On article Motorola Moto X Force / Droid Turbo 2 camera review (49 comments in total)
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Howard: Motorola smart phones are junk. I'm saying from experience (owned 2 Droid phones which I sorely regret).

when was that?

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2016 at 12:25 UTC
On article Motorola Moto X Force / Droid Turbo 2 camera review (49 comments in total)
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wetsleet: "The Moto X Force comes with Qualcomm's current top-end chipset Snapdragon 820 ..."
If only! But I thought it came with the 810?

you are of course right, got that wrong on the Performance page, everywhere else it was correct. Thanks for pointing it out.

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2016 at 12:25 UTC
On article Motorola Moto X Force / Droid Turbo 2 camera review (49 comments in total)
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LFPCPH: Am I correct that this article does not mention anywhere the focal length of the camera being tested ?

well, yes, as you point out it's on the secondary lens on the LG and the Sony has a multi-aspect ratio sensor, you only get the 24mm in 16:9. At 4:3 it is 28mm if I am not mistaken. My statement above was a general one, I am sure there are some exceptions.

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2016 at 09:44 UTC
On article Motorola Moto X Force / Droid Turbo 2 camera review (49 comments in total)
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Podz: Is there any chance of adding smartphones to the studio scene comparison tool? ^^'

this would be much more difficult than it looks at first. Many phones actually do not have any manual control over ISO and shutter speeds which would be needed for this and when they have it, adjustments are not nearly as precise as on a DSLR. Also, with most users using smartphone cameras in Auto mode and cameras using night and other modes it just doesn't make the same sense it does for "real" cameras.

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2016 at 08:03 UTC
On article Motorola Moto X Force / Droid Turbo 2 camera review (49 comments in total)
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LFPCPH: Am I correct that this article does not mention anywhere the focal length of the camera being tested ?

it is not mentioned because the equivalent focal length is hardly ever provided by the manufacturers and the actual focal length (4,67mm) doesn't tell you much, in any case you can see it in the samples' Exif data. That said, pretty much all high-end smartphones have an equivalent focal length somewhere between 28 and 31mm these days, so there's really not much of a difference.

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2016 at 07:55 UTC
On article Motorola Moto X Force / Droid Turbo 2 camera review (49 comments in total)
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Podz: Is there any chance of adding smartphones to the studio scene comparison tool? ^^'

they are already in there...we're looking to add this one as soon as possible.

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2016 at 20:59 UTC
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