I’ve been playing around with the camera on my phone. My last phone took horrible pictures, so I very rarely used it. I was floored by the quality I was getting when I got a new phone last year (Galaxy S7), but I never took the time to try and push its capabilities. I learned early on that if I zoomed in, I lost a lot of that quality so I just assumed that was universal. It doesn’t appear to work like that, though.
I already figured out that it took some amazing up close shots, but I still had a limit as to how close in I was able to get. I tried messing with it and found that I can get as close as possible and still be focused, then zoom and I retain the majority of my clarity. They aren’t perfect, but they are still a pretty damn good quality. I need to do some side by sides with my good camera to see how close they come to each other. From what I’m seeing so far, the camera on my phone takes some amazing shots in almost all situations except any kind of distance zoom. Considering my last phone took garbage shots, I’m pretty frickin’ amazed.