Samsung Galaxy S2 Vs T-Mobile myTouch 4G Slide: Cameras Compete

The Galaxy S2 or Galaxy S II remains very much the smartphone of the moment and although we told of leaked images of the Sprint version of the S2 earlier today it remains a fact that at present the U.S. is still waiting for a release. Among its competition are smartphones such as the Motorola Droid Bionic, the Apple iPhone 5 and the T-Mobile myTouch 4G Slide and it’s this rival we want to consider today. We’re going to take a look at the Samsung Galaxy S2 vs. T-Mobile myTouch 4G Slide with particular regard to their camera capabilities.

We’ve written countless articles now on the Galaxy S2 and have previously compared it with the myTouch 4G Slide although that was a consideration involving most of the specs so check that out at the link for more. We then heard release and price news for the T-Mobile myTouch 4G Slide, which is manufactured by HTC and it will be coming to T-Mobile this month for a $199.99 price tag on the usual 2-year contract. We think that sounds pretty reasonable for a high-end handset. Today though as stated previously, we want to concentrate on how the cameras compete for the Galaxy S and myTouch 4G Slide.

Although the Galaxy S2 camera has received a lot of positive attention it has to be said that this is an aspect where the myTouch 4G Slide excels and to that end it has been likened to the camera on the Nokia N9. The Galaxy S2 has an 8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and a 2-megapixel front-facer and video capability of 1080p HD. Meanwhile the myTouch 4G Slide also has an 8-megapixel rear camera with dual-LED flash but this time has a VGA front-facer and also 1080p video capture. However according to an article on International Business Times, the camera on the myTouch 4G Slide really comes into its own as it has advanced features such as zero shutter lag for instantaneous shots and improved low-light performance using a backside illuminated sensor and wide aperture lens.

T-Mobile USA’s senior vice president of marketing Andrew Sherrard said of the myTouch 4G Slide, “Knowing that the best camera is the one you’ve got with you, we set out to create a new best-in-class smartphone that allows our customers to leave their cameras at home.” Other advanced features for the myTouch 4G Slide camera include SweepShot, which enables panoramic shots in one sweeping movement, ClearShot HDR for use in bright settings, and BurstShot for one shot multiple pictures. This really is an area where the myTouch 4G Slide excels then and PC World goes as far in its review as to call it the “best phone camera ever.”

It certainly seems than that if taking photos with your smartphone is an aspect that appeals to you then the myTouch 4G Slide could be a good choice. That said, we wouldn’t sniff at the camera capabilities of the Galaxy S2 either, which is still way above most other smartphone cameras and a great all-round handset. What are your thoughts on the Galaxy S2 and myTouch 4G Slide cameras? Would camera function decide your choice of smartphone? Let us know with your comments.