A lot of advancement has been achieved in mobile photography the last 4 years as companies try to add extra quality and features against the rising competition. Nokia made a breakthrough with the Lumia 1020 camera and recently Apple with its version of dual-lens camera. Still, the fastest focusing times in real-life scenarios is achieved by PDAF – the so-called Phase Detection Auto Focus, which is what the UMi Plus features.
Samsung Galaxy S5 was the first phone using it. Phase detection is faster and more accurate in focusing object, comparing to the traditional “contrast” detection, especially in low-light scenarios. The Phase Detect sensor is the one that tells the lens to make proper adjustments, while the image is captured by the sensor on the back of the camera. In poor words, this means that, thanks to the PDAF Technology of the SAMSUNG® S5K3L8 sensor, you are able to take photos at the speed of light, reducing the possibilities of blurred photos.
The 13MP shooter found on UMi Plus will be your best companion during everyday’s life: How many times you wanted to capture a moment, but you missed it because you had to pull off the smartphone from the pocket, unlock the screen, start camera app and wait for it to focus?
UMi Plus Sensor Specs
With UMi Plus, you are ready to shoot in just two seconds from the moment you have your smartphone in your hand, that’s because UMi added a shortcut button on the left side of the phone, which by default opens camera app, and thanks to the super fast focusing speed you are ready to shoot in no time! So, speed is taken care of, but what about quality? UMi opted for a f/2.0 sensor aperture, a 5-element lens, Dual ISP processing and a dual-tone LED Flash to help in dark environments.
Here you can see two samples of shoots taken with UMi Plus, two very difficult shoots with moving subjects, almost impossible to get without a fast focusing camera, just judge yourself.