Top 5 Smartphones with Subject Focus and Blur Background Option in Default Camera Interface

Artistic defocusing or Bokeh effect is the hottest topic right now. Understanding that smartphone users desire to capture profession DSLR like snaps the top players in the smartphone industry have started incorporating the background defocus technique in their offerings.

This technique in photography makes the subject stand out from the background and focuses the subject sharply making the background softly blurred. While it can be achieved by only with careful selection of the lenses and control of aperture on DSLRs, the effort taken by phone makers has made it very easy for the smartphone users. Now, lets take a look at some of the phones that arrive with the background defocus and blur option in their primary camera interface

Nokia Lumia 1520

The Nokia Lumia 1520 has a full HD 1080p 6-inch display that displays vibrant colors. The pixel density stands at 367 pixels per inch and the phablet runs on Windows Phone 8 operating system. It is powered by a Qualcomm MSM8974 Snapdragon 800 SoC housing a 2.2 GHz quad-core Krait 400 processor with 2 GB of RAM and Adreno 330 GPU and a 3,400 mAh battery.

The phone has an internal storage space of 16 GB/ 32 GB and there is a slot for external storage up to 64 GB. The 20 MP rear camera with Carl Zeiss optics, optical image stabilization, auto focus and dual LED flash takes decent pictures and a 1.2 MP front camera is also provided with the device. The phone is available on Snapdeal for Rs 38,200.

lumia 1520

Key Specs

Model Nokia Lumia 1520
Display 6 inch, FHD
Processor 2.2 GHz Quad Core
RAM 2 GB
Internal Storage 16 GB/ 32 GB, Expandable up to 64 GB
OS Windows Phone 8
Camera 20 MP/ 1.2 MP
Battery 3,400 mAh
Price Rs 46,999

LG G Pro 2

The LG G Pro 2 has a 5.9 inch display with a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels and a pixel density of 373 pixels per inch. The screen protected with the Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and the Android 4.4.2 KitKat OS is topped with the Optimus UI. The processor used in this device is a 2.26 GHz Snapdragon 800 Soc with 3 GB of RAM and 3,200 mAh battery.

The internal storage is of 16 GB or 32 GB and it can be expanded up to 64 GB using a micro SD card slot. There is a 13 MP rear camera with auto focus, LED flash, OIS and HDR and a 2.1 MP secondary camera that can record videos at 1080p resolution.

lg g pro 2

Key Specs

Model LG G Pro 2
Display 5.9 inch, FHD
Processor 2.26 GHz Quad Core
RAM 3 GB
Internal Storage 16 GB/ 32 GB, Expandable up to 64 GB
OS Android 4.4.2 KitKat
Camera 13 MP/ 2.1 MP
Battery 3,200 mAh
Price Yet to be announced

Sony Xperia Z2

The Xperia Z2 is a 5.2 inch phablet with an IPS LCD display of 1920×1080 pixel resolution and 424 ppi pixel density. This device uses a Snapdragon 801 chipset with a 2.3 GHz quad-core Krait 400 processor running at 2.3 GHz and Adreno 330 GPU coupled with 3 GB of RAM and 3,200 mAh battery.

It has 16 GB of internal memory space that can be expanded up to 128 GB with the help of a micro SD card. The Xperia Z2 comes with a 20.7 MP primary shooter with auto focus, LED flash, OIS and FHD video recording along with a 2.2 secondary camera at front and runs on Android 4.4.2 KitKat OS.

xperia z2

Key Specs

Model Sony Xperia Z2
Display 5.2 inch, FHD
Processor 2.3 GHz Quad Core
RAM 3 GB
Internal Storage 16 GB, Expandable up to 128 GB
OS Android 4.4.2 KitKat
Camera 20.7 MP/ 2.2 MP
Battery 3,200 mAh
Price Yet to be announced

Samsung Galaxy S5

The Galaxy S5 houses a 5.1 inch Super AMOLED display packing a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels. The device is powered by an Exynos Octa processor coupled with 2 GB of RAM and a 2,800 mAh battery. Also, there is 16 GB or 32 GB GB of internal memory that can be expanded up to 128 GB using a micro SD card.

On the imaging segment, the phone includes a 16 MP primary camera that is accompanied with dual shot, simultaneous HD video and image recording, OIS and HDR and a 2 MP front-facer to make video calls. The Galaxy S5 can be purchased from Flipkart for Rs 48,599.

galaxy s5

Key Specs

Model Samsung Galaxy S5
Display 5.1 inch, FHD
Processor 2.5 GHz Octa Core
RAM 2 GB
Internal Storage 16 GB/ 32 GB, Expandable up to 128 GB
OS Android 4.4.2 KitKat
Camera 16 MP/ 2 MP
Battery 2,800 mAh
Price Rs 51,499

HTC One M8

The HTC One M8 is a 5 inch phablet with FHD, 1920×1080 pixel resolution and 441 pixels per inch density. It is based on Android 4.4.2 KitKat OS that is topped with Sense 6.0 UI. Powering the phone is a Snapdragon 801 chipset with a quad-core Krait processor ticking at 2.3 GHz or 2.5 GHz and Adreno 330 GPU.

The handset has 16 GB or 32 GB of internal storage that can again be extended further up to 128 GB using a micro SD card. A 2,600 mAh battery is also supplied in the device which is good for a decent backup. The primary camera is a dual 4 MP UltraPixel snapper with auto focus, dual LED flash, OIS and FHD video recording and there is a 5 MP snapper with FHD video recording and HDR at the front.

htc one

Key Specs

Model HTC One M8
Display 5 inch, FHD
Processor 2.3 GHz/ 2.5 GHz  GHz Quad Core
RAM 2 GB
Internal Storage 16 GB/ 32 GB, Expandable up to 128 GB
OS Android 4.4.2 KitKat
Camera 4 MP UltraPixel MP/ 5 MP
Battery 2,600 mAh
Price Rs 49,900

 

Some other phones with Subject Focus and Blur Backgroud Option

Phone Specifications Order: Processor, RAM, Internal Storage, Camera, Display, Battery, Dual or Single SIM, Android Version

Google Nexus 5 (Quick Review)

2.3 GHz Quad Core, 2 GB, 16 GB, 32 GB, 8 MP/ 1.3 MP, 4.95 inch, 2,300 mAh, Single SIM, Android 4.4 KitKat

Price: Rs 28,999

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact (Quick Review)

2.2 GHz Quad Core, 2 GB, 16 GB/ 64 GB, 20.7 MP/ 2 MP, 4.3 inch, 2,300 mAh, Single SIM, Android 4.4.2 KitKat

Price: Rs 34,990

Nokia Lumia 925 (Quick Review)

1.5 GHz Dual Core, 1 GB, 16 GB/ 32 GB, 8 MP/ 1.3 MP, 4.5 inch, 2,000 mAh, Single SIM, Windows Phone 8

Price: Rs 25,999