Telephoto or Wide Angle 📸

sshasansshasan Staff MemberUnited States Posts: 3,889 admin

Telephoto or Wide Angle... Which lens option do you use more often when taking photos with your smartphone?

Telephoto or Wide Angle 📸 17 votes

17% 3 votes
Wide Angle
82% 14 votes


  • DrakenFXDrakenFX Mobile United States Posts: 1,854 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    I'll have to admit, I use wide Angle bit more than Telephoto, but I also use Telephoto in several several occasions 😅

  • fzrrichfzrrich United States Posts: 4,181 mod

    I use both however I have found that the wide angle lens is something I use more often and really appreciate having in a smartphone.

  • samsamhasamsamha United States Posts: 2,015 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    I also feels that wide angle is probably more useful than telephoto in day to day use.

  • saeedtedsaeedted United StatesPosts: 1,168 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    I use the wide angle lens more on my phone. The telepohoto lens is mostly used to for a portrait mode effect.

  • mrknight85mrknight85 United StatesPosts: 648 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Never use telephoto always use wide angle if the devices has it love to capture as much as possible.

  • DoppelgangerDDoppelgangerD Master Of Ceremonies United States Posts: 1,735 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    I like having both (any flagship model smartphone should have both in quality form), but I probably use telephoto more, so I'll vote for telephoto. As usual, the odd man out...

  • austin45austin45 United StatesPosts: 138 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I always use wide angel whenever I can.

  • dnewman007dnewman007 United StatesPosts: 3,426 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    edited June 24, 2019 6:53PM

    Like most here I tend to use wide angle more than telephoto. Availability of both is nice to have.

  • mrknight85mrknight85 United StatesPosts: 648 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    I never use telephoto just because the Lost of picture quality I like my pictures to look a crispy as possible 😁

  • runtohell121runtohell121 Analyst United StatesPosts: 2,169 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Wide angle; currently have the S10+ and been using the wide angle quite more often than the telephoto.

  • ironbaybeedollironbaybeedoll United States Posts: 4,588 mod

    I definitely think both are needed and fit a purpose. I don't feel phones handle photos well in telephoto modes.

  • jasonscarterjasonscarter United StatesPosts: 1,660 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Wide angle for sure. Or be the phone that just doesn't care and puts like 50 cameras on the back with every possible option!

  • wings4anniewings4annie United StatesPosts: 1,270 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Wide angle for me!

  • tommytomatoestommytomatoes United StatesPosts: 12 ✭✭✭✭

    Wide angle so I can fit more in the picture.

  • razor512razor512 United States Posts: 2,587 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Both have their uses, though I find wide angle to be more useful. The issue with telephoto is that you will often see something like a 2X telephoto which does not offer enough zoom to justify its price. In such a situation, users would be better served with a main camera unit that has the extra money go into a larger sensor.

    Getting something more like a 3-3.5X zoom would be better as that will cover the most basic zoom range covered by many mechanical zoom cameras and DSLRs where you effectively get an 18-55mm equivalent range.

    Compared to needing zoom, I find myself needing wide angle more often,. One thing I would love to see in a smartphone is a wide angle lens and the same sensor as the primary camera, along with OIS so that wide angle can be used in a wider range of situations.

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