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    Default Cheapest phone with MP 12 or higher

    Hi all,

    I am looking for a phone to use for a mobile survey that will rely heavily on photographing administrative records. As such, I'm looking for the cheapest unlocked phone available that meets the following requirements:

    1) Camera of 12 MP or higher
    2) Strong battery life - up to 8 hours of consistent use, if possible
    3) 16 GB storage, or ability to upgrade storage

    I don't care about any of the other features.

    I am hoping to find something that meets these features for less than $300, new and unlocked. Any advice? All suggestions are welcome. Thank you!
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    Default Re: Cheapest phone with MP 12 or higher

    Think your about a year ahead of the design for the price. Not going to see anything under $300 with a 12 MP shooter till next year.
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    Megapixels doesn't translate to quality. Some phones with 8MP take better pics than 13MP.
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    Quote Originally Posted by someguy01234 View Post
    Megapixels doesn't translate to quality. Some phones with 8MP take better pics than 13MP.
    This is very true and I would say the $300 will effect quality more since you would be better off with an actual camera for that price.
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    Titan 2. 16mp and 16gb. Not sure about battery life though. I have seen it unlocked around $200.


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    Quote Originally Posted by dgastfriend View Post
    Hi all,

    I am looking for a phone to use for a mobile survey that will rely heavily on photographing administrative records. As such, I'm looking for the cheapest unlocked phone available that meets the following requirements:

    1) Camera of 12 MP or higher
    2) Strong battery life - up to 8 hours of consistent use, if possible
    3) 16 GB storage, or ability to upgrade storage

    I don't care about any of the other features.

    I am hoping to find something that meets these features for less than $300, new and unlocked. Any advice? All suggestions are welcome. Thank you!

    Why do you require such high MP when phones like the Galaxy S3 and Htc One X+ have great 8MP Cameras?

    If you MUST have 12MP and above then look for the Sony Xperia TX, it has a decent 13MP Camera:
    Sony Xperia TX - Full phone specifications
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    Samsung GALAXY S II 16GB Ceramic White
    Apple iPad4 WiFi+3G/LTE 16GB
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    I'm looking for high MP because we'll be taking pictures of large administrative records, and we'll need to zoom in to see small handwriting in good detail. The 8 MP camera on my Google Nexus 4 wasn't quite good enough. If there are other specs that are a better proxy for this, please let me know - I don't know much about camera quality. Thanks for the suggestions so far.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dgastfriend View Post
    Hi all,

    I am looking for a phone to use for a mobile survey that will rely heavily on photographing administrative records. As such, I'm looking for the cheapest unlocked phone available that meets the following requirements:

    1) Camera of 12 MP or higher
    2) Strong battery life - up to 8 hours of consistent use, if possible
    3) 16 GB storage, or ability to upgrade storage

    I don't care about any of the other features.

    I am hoping to find something that meets these features for less than $300, new and unlocked. Any advice? All suggestions are welcome. Thank you!
    M-Pai 809T 5.0" Capacitive IPS Touch Screen 1280x720 Android 4.2.2 MTK6592 Eight-core 1.7GHz 2GB RAM & 16GB ROM 3G Phablet Smartphone with Bluetooth, WiFi & GPS/A-GPS (Black) - MK0101B

    This one can reach your requirements.
    Price: $247.49
    Memory: RAM: 2GB, ROM: 16GB
    Camera: Front: 5 mega pixels, Rear: 13 mega pixels
    Battery: 2500mAh removable battery
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    Check out the Blu Life phones, View, One and Pure will match your criteria. Don't know how good the actual camera are.

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    Why is using a real camera so not an opinion?
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    Quote Originally Posted by zedorda View Post
    Why is using a real camera so not an opinion?
    Probably for security, if it's sensitive info they'll want full device encryptio.
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    Default Re: Cheapest phone with MP 12 or higher

    Quote Originally Posted by zedorda View Post
    Why is using a real camera so not an opinion?
    We need to be able to name and group the pictures when they take them, which would be more difficult with a camera (unless you know of any cameras that have this feature?)

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