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[Off-Topic] [Quick Chat #2] Horizontal Vs Vertical Camera Setup: Which One Do You Prefer In Smartphone?

2018-08-09 21:09:20
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What's Up, Mi Fans!

Welcome to the new Session of Quick Chat! You all know that Dual Cameras are the smartphone trend currently and therefore it has become the common feature in the smartphone. Since it has become this much popular, all smartphone manufacturers now put Dual Cameras System on their smartphone models but there is not an ideal or specific way to implement it. Manufacturers are often seen experimenting with the position of the dual rear camera, some feature it horizontally and some implements with vertical mounting. However, they did not find an ideal position for the same.

Even Xiaomi uses both the setup in different smartphones.

Mi A1 in India and Mi Note 3, Mi 6 China Varients have Horizontal  Camera Setups.

While, devices like Redmi Note 5 Pro, Mi A2 have Vertical Dual Camera Setup.

While there are no specific reasons for doing that, manufacturers keep trying experimenting on it, some reports state some reasons to put Vertical Dual Camera Setups. Such as,

  • In order to achieve 18:9 or 19:9 aspect ratio displays, you are required to ditch several components such as an earpiece, proximity sensors and front shooting lenses on the front panel or accommodate them all in a very small space in top front.
  • If you are moving fingerprint sensors and other components from front to the back side in order to provide edge-to-edge displays to the customers, to properly fit these components on the back side, space is required. So, it is a better idea to position the dual lens camera in the vertical direction as it consumes more space in case of horizontal positioning.

  • Panoramas are shot in landscape mode. But with the vertically stacked dual camera, you can explore out on vertoramas – A new way to shoot Panorama vertically. Vertoramas are specially taken to cover very taller objects and with this new trend, it can be captured with the wide field of view in vertical mode compared to the horizontal one.

  • To shoot a video in 3-dimension, you need to place two lenses side by side (just like the orientation of your eyes), so that both lens work altogether to create more depth of field. Now, your horizontal aligned cameras turn to a vertical alignment in landscape mode. (hold your phone in landscape mode and see the position of the camera).

  • In case of a vertically-placed dual rear camera, if you hold the phone in landscape position, your cameras are now perfectly aligned to capture 3D shots and videos. So, The vertical camera is a better way to enhance AR and VR capabilities during landscape mode.

So, What's The Better Position For Dual Camera Setup according to you? Horizontal or Vertical?

Take a peek at our poll and weigh in!

Previous Volumes:
[Quick Chat #1] Which One Do You Prefer? Face ID Or Finger Print Reader?
Single Poll thread Total 256 Users Voted
33.2% (85)
43.75% (112)
23.05% (59)


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2018-08-09 21:09:20
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Master Bunny

Godugu Srinivas Mudiraj | from Redmi Note 5 Pro


2018-08-09 23:10:50

Grandmaster Bunny

Solver13 | from Redmi Note 4


I like the Horizontal camera setup more than the Vertical camera setup.
2018-08-10 01:48:11

Master Bunny

Mohammad Enayat | from Mi A1


Horizontal Setup is better, atleast for me! However vertical isn't bad either but the placement should be at the centre! In my opinion :)
2018-08-10 07:30:55

Master Bunny

8131016561 | from MI MAX


I Prefer Horizontal Camera Setup.
2018-08-10 09:06:10

Advanced Bunny

NEW MI A2 | from mobile


Nice phone and nice look
2018-08-11 02:09:06

Pro Bunny

Chandan Saxena | from Redmi Note 5 Pro


vertical camera setup looks amazing
2018-08-12 01:00:30

Pro Bunny

AdeebAnsari | from Redmi Note 5 Pro


2018-08-12 01:26:08

Advanced Bunny

am_Suban | from Redmi Note 5 Pro


vertical is bzt fr me
2018-08-12 01:27:24

Master Bunny

!mvikash | from Redmi Note 3


horizontal is best.
2018-08-12 01:32:38

Grandmaster Bunny

1673623237 | from Redmi 3S


2018-08-12 01:34:07
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