Smartphones are getting loaded with new features everyday, I mean just imagine did you ever think of getting a fingerprint sensor on your mobile phone back in the 90s? Most probably you didn’t but now we actually have a fingerprint sensor on our phones. The case is somewhat similar with laser auto-focus as well. Few years ago no one had a clue what laser auto-focus was but now we have it on our phones!
If you are one of those guys who doesn’t knows what laser auto-focus is then just to increase your knowledge let me tell you and explain what laser auto-focus is.
What is laser auto-focus?
Laser auto-focus, is a type of auto-focus in which infrared light beams are used to detect the objects and also calculate how far they are. They are usually better and more accurate than contrast based focus techniques.
But how does it works?
Probably you might have heard about laser beam range meters, even though if you haven’t then let me tell you that it is a device which uses laser beams to measure the distance and laser auto-focus works in a similar way.
The LaserAF module emits low intensity infrared lights which are not visible to the human eye, then those beams hit an object and are refracted back to the infrared sensor. The sensor then calculates the distance with the help of time taken for the beams to hit the object and come back to the sensor and then adjusts the focus accordingly.
This process may seem to be a long and a lengthy process but all of this happens with fractions of seconds! Another thing you should be happy about the laser auto-focus in phones is that they are not at all harmful for human eyes unlike the cheap toy lasers which can make you blind.
Now you know what is laser auto-focus and how it works, so we can finally move to our list of Top 5 phones using laser auto-focus.
Top phones having laser auto-focus
Asus Zenfone 2 Laser
This is the cheapest phone with laser auto-focus as of now which you can buy. The device is priced at Rs. 9999 and sports laser auto-focus on the back. The device comes with a 5 inch display which has a resolution of 720p. Under the hood there is Snapdragon 410 SoC and is coupled with 2GB of RAM. There is a 13MP camera on the back with laser-assisted auto focus. There is also 16GB of internal memory in the device. It is the cheapest device as of now which comes with laser auto-focus.
We know that Lg G3 is a bit old device now but we shall not forget that it was the first ever device which came with laser auto-focus. Apart from laser auto-focus the device features 5.5″ Quad HD display and is powered by SnapDragon 801 SoC along with 3GB of LPDDR3 RAM. There is a 13MP camera on the back and a 2.1MP camera on the front. The device might be a bit old now but still you can consider buying it.
If we are making a list like this, how can we even dare to forget the flagship killer? One Plus 2 gives a great combination of specs and hardware. OnePlus 2 boasts a 5.5 inch display with a resolution of 1080*1920 pixels. The device is having 13MP rear camera and a 5MP front camera. There 4 gigs of RAM under the hood and a Snapdragon 810 processor. The device received a mixed response this year and mostly because the device lacked NFC capability.
The Google-boy was launched just a few months ago. Nexus 6P is a device manufactured by Huawei for Google. The device is built to run Android Marshmallow without any problem and comes with some intriguing specs as well. There is a mighty 5.7-inch display on the front with a 1440p resolution. Under the hood, there is Snapdragon 810 processor and 3GB RAM. On the back, there is 12.3MP camera and an 8MP camera on the front.
The Nexus 5X was launched alongside the Nexus 6P a few months ago, and this phone also features a Laser Autofocus. The Nexus 5X is built by LG, the makers of the popular Nexus 5 that was one of the best selling devices in the Nexus range. The camera on the rear of the device is a 12.3MP one, while the one on the front is an 8MP camera. Under the hood, the device packs the Snapdragon 808 Processor along with 2GB of RAM and 16 or 32GB of storage.
Huawei P9 and P9 Plus
The Huawei P9 and P9 Plus were launched a few days ago, and these two phones also pack the Laser Autofocus technology. The camera on these two devices is the same, featuring a 12-megapixel dual rear camera and an 8-megapixel camera on the front. The dual pixel camera setup on the rear of the device makes it really interesting. Under the hood, the phone packs a 2.5GHz octa-core 955 Kirin processor coupled with 3GB or 4GB of RAM, based on the 32GB or 64GB storage variants respectively.
The LG G5 was announced at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this year, and it is going on sale in the USA soon. The device made a lot of headlines because of the Modular design it boasts. It lets you enhance the functionality of the device by adding new modules as you like. The company is calling them LG Friends, which are sold separately. Anyway, the rear camera on the device is a 16-megapixel shooter with 3-axis OIS, whereas the front camera on the device is an 8-megapixel camera. Under the hood, the phone packs latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset, coupled with 4GB of RAM and 32GB internal storage.
The LG V10 was announced last October, and the device featured an impressive camera. A lot of people loved the camera that this device had to offer. The rear camera on the device is a 16-megapixel shooter whereas the front camera on the device is a 5-megapixel dual shooter. Under the hood, the device packs a Snapdragon 808 processor, coupled with 4GB of RAM and 32 or 64GB of internal storage.
OPPO R7 Plus
The Oppo R7 Plus was announced about a year ago, but the phone packed a camera supported with the laser autofocus technology. The rear camera on the device is a 13-megapixel shooter, whereas the front camera on the device is an 8-megapixel shooter. Under the hood, it is powered by the Snapdragon 615 processor, coupled with 3GB or 4GB of RAM, depending on the storage variant. It comes in either 32GB or 64GB internal storage.
Meizu is a well known brand in China and is slowly establishing itself throughout the world and there was no reason we could forget the Meizu MX5 in this list. There is a 5.5 Inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 1920*1080 pixels. Under the back panel you have 3GB of RAM along with MediaTek Helio X10 Octa-Core processor. On the storage front, you have the options to choose from 16, 32 and 64GB variants of the device. There is a 20.7MP camera on the back and a 5MP camera on the front. The device is priced at 19.999 INR and has already drooled a lot of people over its specs.
The latest addition to the list is the HTC 10, flagship from HTC for the year 2016. It comes with a wonderful 12 UltraPixel camera but that isn’t it. Along with Laser autofocus, the camera also has the support from Optical Image Stabilization, and HTC is taking it ahead with the OIS for both, front and back cameras.
There is 4GB of RAM, Snapdragon 820 processor, 32GB and 64GB internal storage variants and a MicroSD card slot as well, but the cameras are surely one of the interesting features of the phone.
ASUS ZenFone 3 & ZenFone 3 Laser
The latest smartphones from ASUS in the ZenFone 3 series have the Laser autofocus system well placed just like how we saw it in the predecessors. The ZenFone 3 Laser has it in the name itself about the much important feature.
There are few other devices as well which have laser auto-focus but we thought that these were some which had to be in the list. According to you which device is the best? Let us know in the comments below.