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Moto G 3rd Gen Camera Review – A complete overview

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Last updated on August 5th, 2015 at 05:03 pm

So Motorola has finally launched the Moto G 3rd Gen, It has a 13MP rear and a 5MP front camera but still people have a number of doubts as Motorola is not that great on the Camera part. So this article maybe be a big one but it will worth the read. I will first Review the pictures captured by the Moto G 3rd Gen, then will compare the low light photos and will later also determine the geeky info. There is also a tutorial on how to use the Motorola’s Moto G camera, If you like to see that article, I will link it.

Motorola Moto G Camera Review

Daylight

As said the Moto G has a 13MP camera with a Toshiba sensor, Toshiba is not at all perfect  in making sensors and many times have failed in making a good camera sensor in  history. The 13 Mega Pixel camera has a f2.0 aperture which is pretty standard in the cameras now a days. I will start by showing some pictures of the daylight without HDR. I have compressed the pictures but you can get a complete look by seeing them in full resolution, the link will be provided at the end of the article.

This picture was shot in daylight with Moto G 3rd Generation

This picture was shot in daylight with Moto G 3rd Gen

As you can see from the picture above, The image is clear but has a little grain in the layers. Also this image is a result of 4 attempt which I made, all others are shaky. Moto G 3rd Gen’s Camera does not have auto stabilization and also with enough light and mid ISO, the images tend to shake up.

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The images above were all taken in ample of light. Even though it was taken in a bright sunlight, hats off to Moto G for delivering such a colour corrected image. The auto white balance does the job really well in close by shots.

Also Read: No grip shells for Motorola Moto G 3rd Gen

Overall in the daylight the phone performs  well, but you still get minor grains on the images. The crispness which phones now a days delivers is lacking. Now if we shift it to Landscapes, the picture comes out to be really wonderful. The colours are vibrant and there isn’t those gains which are there at other times. I would be having the full resolution pictures at the end of this article, you can check that out too.

Artificial Light/ In Room with Moto G 3rd Gen

After hearing about the grainy pictures, you may think that Moto G camera really sucks but that isn’t true, As said the close-ups are clear with a very little grain. Motorola Moto G has Auto HDR and in artificial lighting most of the times HDR is used. See the picture below.

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As you can see the image shot with HDR mode is crisp. There isn’t much of grain and also the there is a little blur in the background pretty much like the macro mode.

Image without HDR

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As you can see in the image above, the object is still clear but the picture has more grains than before. Also there is more light on front whereas it is darker in the background.

Overall I would say the pictures shot by the Moto G in Day light and in Artifical lights are good. You can’t get the quality which you get on maybe the galaxy S6 but for a phone costing around 140$, this is pretty good. But, you may say that almost every phone performs well in good lighting so hold on, we have the next and most important thing in the camera, The low light shots.

Low Light photography of Motorola Moto G 3rd Gen

This parts gonna be intersting so first let me show you some pictures.

So as you can see from the images above, The low light pictures isn’t that bad. With a minor adjust of white balance you can get a perfect shot. The graininess might increase but overall the picture will be better. If you see the pillar image in which 13 is written, The picture is damn clear and crisp, also there isn’t any grains in it. The same goes for the image of the Red light, less grains and more clarity  thanks to the HDR mode.

Check out : How to take a screenshot on motorola Moto G 3rd gen

Dual Tone Flash on Moto G 3rd Gen

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The Moto G has a dual tone flash and which does the job well. The picture below was taken at absolutely no light, the dual tone flash helped in colour correction and as you can see, there is no yellowish tint which we often see in other cameras.

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Even though the above image has a bit of glare, but still the real image is clear.

Selfies

The Motorola Moto G has a 5MP front camera. The pictures on this camera isn’t that grainy but I feel like it is not that clear. The phones like  the Asus Zenfone 2 has a much better selfie camera than this. See the Image below.

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The image above may seems to be clear enough, but the time you zoon in, the picture gets pixelated. You  can find the full resolution pictures below.

Overall I will say that Motorola 3rd Gen’s Camera is a big  improvement over the last one. The close-ups tend to be a little grainy but when you are in ample of light, the pictures comes out to be very well. The contrast in the pictures is vibrant and catchy. The other thing I liked about, is the UI of the phone. I have also done a full tutorial on the Moto G 3rd Gen Camera UI, you can check that out. It is simple, elegant and fast.

I would say that the camera of the MotorolaMmoto G 3rd Gen performs great in out doors but in artificial light, the picture comes out to be a bit grainy. The night shots are also well executed. The addition of the dual tone flash is a cherry on top. I would rate Moto G’s camera as 7.5 out of 10 in indoors and 8.8 in outdoors. 

The Motorola Moto G may not be a specialised camera phone, but  seeing the price and  the other features, Motorola has done a great job in providing a Crisp and Vibrant Camera

The full resolution images will be added soon.

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5 Comments

  1. Jai Khare

    Sep 18, 2015 at 6:26 pm

    hi I clicked the image with dual tone flash in night but i am getting images with yellowish tinge .But your image of “bioscope” was perfect with dual tone flash? how what setting u r applying.I put every thing in auto mode but getting yellowish images

    • Nishant Sethi

      Sep 19, 2015 at 7:38 pm

      Hey Jai, Have you applied a case or something? If yes then try removing the case as sometimes the case produces glare because of which the images may come a little yellowish 🙂

      • Jai Khare

        Sep 19, 2015 at 11:47 pm

        no case i am using & not any secure film on camera lens but still i am getting yellowish images.But when i edit the images with photo editor & click the auto colour button i get the perfect pictures.First image is clicked in very dark light condition(with zero visibility) with dual tone flash & i am getting very yellowish image.but the same image when i edit & set auto colour then moto changes automatically changes its colours which is closer to natural colours(in second image)

        • Jai Khare

          Sep 19, 2015 at 11:48 pm

          sorry image size is different because there was limitation of 2mb to upload image so i had to cut both images manually so that they come under 2mb of size

      • Jai Khare

        Sep 19, 2015 at 11:57 pm

        no case i am using & not any secure film on camera lens yet i am getting yellowish images.But when i edit the images with photo editor & click the auto colour button i get the perfect pictures.First image is clicked in very dark light condition(with zero visibility) with dual tone flash & i am getting very yellowish image.but the same image when i edit & set auto colour then moto changes automatically changes its colours which is closer to natural colours(in second image)
        sorry image size are different because there was limitation of 2mb to upload file so i had cut images manually

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Fix – OnePlus 7T not charging

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The OnePlus 7t is one of the best phones available in the sub 600$ range. It provides great build quality, awesome display, and best specs at a decent enough price. With this, it improves upon the OnePlus 7 with a 90Hz refresh rate screen, some camera improvements, and faster charging. There are tons of other minor improvements, and it all makes up for a more refined and reliable overall smartphone. The 7T is an excellent low-cost flagship. However, some users suggested that they were facing charging issues on their OnePlus 7T. So we are going to have a look at how to fix OnePlus 7T not charging.

Solution – Fix OnePlus 7T not charging

Method 1 – Restarting your 7T

One of the best solutions for your device not charging is to just restart it. Even with OnePlus sometimes the software can become buggy, it can hang and just not accept any charge. The first solution is to restart your 7T by pressing and holding the power button for 5 seconds and press on shut down. Once it restarts, chances are, your phone will charge as usual.

Method – 2 – Installing any Pending Updates on OnePlus 7t

As said above, charging issues often occur because of the software. If your phone is still turned on, check if your phone has any pending updates. If yes, then update it. These are the basic options that one must go through if their phone is not charging.

Method 3 – Changing the Cable | OnePlus 7T not charging

OnePlus 7T not charging

OnePlus is another apple in a lot of terms and After Apple, OnePlus is known for week charging cables. The USB C cable can often fry at the ends and can cause the cable to dis-function. A bad cable can also short circuit the phone’s USB C port so it is best to use the cable in its best condition and replace whenever necessary. If your OnePlus 7T not charging, try charging it with another cable or another adapter. To be honest, the quality of the OnePlus cables is not that great. Mine got frayed within two years of us so there is a high possibility that your adapter or the cable is the root cause of your phone not charging. Here is the link to a good USB – C cable which is compatible with your phone.

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Method 4 – Turning on USB Debugging on the OnePlus 7T

If the restarting of the phone has not worked and It is not the cable then you should try the third method. This works only if your phone is turned on. Go to about phone in settings. Tab build number seven times until you see the dialog saying you are now a developer. After that go back to settings and now you will see developer options. Go to developer options and check the option saying USB Debugging. This will force the phone to accept everything from the USB port. This even though is used by app developers but can fix your issue.

Method 5 – Clean the USB – C port

Phones are often kept in our pockets and a lot of times pockets have lint in them. The lint can then build up in the speakers, mic jack or the USB port. Before going to a service center or doing an experiment yourself, just take a toothpick or a paper clip and try to get all your lint out. This will take some patience but there is a high chance it might work. This is because when lint is present inside the port, the cable is not able to get inside completely and proper contact between the pins is not made. So it is suggested to clean the port thoroughly.

Method 4 – Replacing USB C Port | OnePlus 7T not charging

OnePlus 7T not charging

If your phone is still not charging then its the port on your phone that has gone bad. If you are not comfortable opening your phone then it is best to visit the service center. You can find the nearest service center from here. If you don’t mind tinkering with your phone then here is the link for the USB port of OnePlus 7T. Buy it and replace it on your 7T. You can consult this guide for disassembly of your phone.

 

Were you able to fix your phone? Let us know in the comment section below 😀

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How to – Screen Record on OnePlus 8

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The OnePlus 8 is no more an affordable flagship in 2020. It is though cheaper than the main flagships, it still costs a lot. While its design refinements borrow elements from other flagships, it’s an undeniably sleek phone, with waterfall display edges and a punch-hole for the front-facing camera. It comes with a Snapdragon 865 and up to 12GB of RAM, the phone is high-performance despite costing notably less than most flagships, making it the cheapest 5G phone in many markets. Today we will show you the best way by which you can Screen record OnePlus 8. There are a couple of methods to Record Screen on OnePlus 8. One Uses OnePlus’s own screen recorder other uses an app. With Screen recording you can record gameplay eg recording PUBG, CNN, you can also record other videos you find on social media as well as you will be able to record stories of other people on WhatsApp/Facebook or Instagram. Having a way to Screen Record on your phone gives you a lot of opportunities to use it. Here are the methods by which you can Screen Record on OnePlus 8-

How to – Screen Record on OnePlus 8

Method 1 – Using Oxygen OS’s screen recorder

Notice: You will need an Updated OnePlus 8 to do this as Old version’s of Oxygen OS does not support this. If you have older Oxygen OS, try the method 2

Steps

  1. Open you quick settings from the notification bar
  2. You will find a pencil icon with which you can edit it
  3. Find the Screen Recorder option
  4. drag it to your Active Quick Settings box
  5. Press Back to Save the settings
  6. Not Press the Screen Recording Icon and you should be able to record your Screen on OnePlus 8.

Hopefully, Screen Record on OnePlus 8 should now be possible, if not follow the method 2 below-

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Method 2 – Using 3rd Part App

  1. Click here to download the recommended app for your OnePlus 8. This is a screen recording app which is supported by your phone.
  2. Now after installing the app, you will get a screen like this.
  3. Click on the Small Circle which has appeared on your Left side of the screen. Now what you’ll get is this.
  4. Click on the Center circle with the camera icon.
  5. Now click on Start on your phone.
  6. The video should start recording.
  7. To stop the recording, Go to your navigation bar and click on Stop.

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View the video you just recorded – Screen Record on op 8

Go to the gallery.

  1. In Albums, Go to the folder named Collection.
  2. Now you can share your video from here itself.

How to edit your Video you just recorded – Screen Record on OnePlus 8

  1. Go to Playstore and download Quik by GoPro.
  2. Now just select your video and start editing it!
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Fix Charging issues on Galaxy A50

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Galaxy A50 is one of the best mid-rangers out there. With a 6.4-inch super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels. It comes with Android 9.0 out of the box though it can be upgraded to Android 10. Samsung always fits the phone with the best hardware available on smartphones. When we reviewed the A50, we termed it as the Best Samsung midranger you can get. Recently, our A50 was starting to get some troubles charging and today it completely stopped charging. When searched online we found that many other users were also facing the same issue. We were able to get a solution and today we will be sharing how to fix the Charging issues on Galaxy A50.

There is no simple solution that works for all. You would have to go through all the solutions to see which one works for you.

Method 1 – Restart the phone – Charging issues on Galaxy A50

Charging issues on Galaxy A50

Charging issues on Galaxy A50

Well, this might sound simple but the One UI of Samsung could have a couple of bugs. I have gone through many situations where things like camera stopped working and with just a restart it starts working again. So one of the best options you have is to just go ahead and do a restart. When you restart your A50, it will first stop all the running operations including the ones stopping you from charging. When the phone is again turned on, all the tasks start from the startup position which hence clears the error that might be coming.

Note: If your phone is not responding, you have to do a hard reset. This can be done by holding the Power Button for 7 seconds or until your phone switches off. This, however, will delete any of unsaved data that you might be working on at that time.

Method 2 – Update the phone – Charging issues on Galaxy A50

As said above, charging issues often occur because of the software. If your phone is still turned on, check if your phone has any pending update. If yes, then update it. This is the basic options that one must go through if their phone is not charging.

Method 3 – Charge while switched off

Charging issues on Galaxy A50

Charging issues on Galaxy A50

If your phone is not getting charged while it is on, try to charge it while it is switched off. This actually worked for a lot of people and could work for you as well. Sometimes the wall charger is not able to provide sufficient voltage to charge. As the phone requires energy to run, If the voltage is not enough, It will just not accept the charge. The best way to check this is by charging while the phone is switched off. If it is able to charge, then maybe try using a different wall outlet. You can also wait for some time as it is possible that the grid is doing some technical work because of which the voltage is low. By this time, you should have a reason as to why your phone was not charging. If not then continue reading below 🙂

Method 4 – Change the Adapter/ Cable

Charging issues on Galaxy A50

Galaxy A50 Picture

This may sound obvious but the culprit could be your adapter or the cable. To be honest, the quality of the Samsung cables is not that great. Mine got frayed within two years of us so there is a high possibility that your adapter or the cable is the root cause of your phone not charging. Here is the link to a good USB – C cable which is compatible with your phone.

Method 5 – The USB – C Port

With time often the USB – C port gets a lot of lint stored up in it. As the phone is always kept in our pocket, it pickups up little garbage from our pockets. To clean this, you can try blowing air onto your USB C port. If you are certain that the port is clean but it is still not working, it might just be that the port is damaged. For this, you can either go to Samsung service centre. You can locate a nearby store from here or if you are someone who likes to tinker with stuff, maybe try to replace it by yourself. You can get a full daughterboard for less than 5$ from Aliexpress.

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