Is built in camera a requirement for handphone?

handphone with built in camera - 2.0 mega pixels is not sufficient now, I'm looking for better one!
@myhllim (272)
Malaysia
March 23, 2009 8:44am CST
Hi, is it important for you to have a handphone with built in camera? YES to me. I used to think I only need some basic features handphone. But now with built in camera, I can't think of a reason not to have such feature anymore. It has became a basic requirement for handphone. How convenience our lives is with this built in camera! I could capture important data and image anytime, anywhere, not to mention those beautiful scenery that we never expected to see in the middle of our journey! I definitely look for good built in camera handphone next time! How about you?:)
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@yamskee (830)
• Philippines
23 Mar 09
for me, my main requirement in a cellphone is that it has load so that i could call and text, especially in times of emergency. camera and other functions are just add-ons or an advantage if your cellphone has one. i still prefer using digicam rather than using my camera phone, because if your camera phone is stolen. you lost both functions.
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• United States
23 Mar 09
I def have to have a camera in my cell phone. I take so many pictures of my kids & dont always remember to carry my camera. That is one of the main reasons i bought the cell phone i have right now. I bought the LG Dare because it has one of the best cameras on a cell phone. It is a 3.2 megapixel when most are 1.3 or 2.0...it takes as good of pictures as my digital camera most of the times. I think if you are going to spend money on a phone you might as well reap all the benefits.
• United States
23 Mar 09
I agree with Erica on this. I also have a 3.2 megapixel phone and i think its the best thing! If your going to spend the money on a phone, you might as well get a phone with a camera and all the stuff that comes along.. I recommend LG's without a doubt. I've hardly EVER had any probs with them..
@williamjisir (22905)
• China
13 Sep 09
Hello myhllim. I have a cell phone with a built-in camera, but I do not use it often because the mega pixel is not high enough to take a clear picture if it is not a place full of good light. I still prefer to use my digital camera, which offers me a very quality for pictures.
@chertsy (3805)
• United States
20 Apr 09
For me, a built in camera isn't a requirement for my cell phone. All I need a cell phone for is make and receive phone calls. It's not like I send pictures or save them on anything. That's just my opinion.
@wrangel15 (1443)
• Philippines
1 Apr 09
For me I would still prefer having a camera phone. I now have a mobile phone with camera. I just discovered lately that I like photography. Thanks for my phone. Ever since I bought my new phone, I have always been taking pictures. I'm thankful the images are clear though it is only a 1.3-megapixel phone camera.
• Singapore
26 Mar 09
Hi myhllim, Yes it is lol. To set the record straight, I almost never use this function in my phone. But nowadays, all phones come with cameras. If you buy a new phone without camera, you are simply being ripped off lol. So unless you need a phone without camera (e.g. because you work in restricted areas), I would say, go for one with camera. Cheers!
@csrobins (1125)
• United States
25 Mar 09
I know! It's become a given to have a camera on your cell phone! I don't need one but for the quality phone I want they all come with it. Now, even to have one isn't considered nice unless it's a certain amount of megapixels. I think we are so spoiled haha but oh well, it is very convenient and good to have when you wish you had brought your camera.
@fasyahime (634)
• Malaysia
25 Mar 09
yes,because you can capture most important moment in there..although,i still prefer to use digital camera though..
@Nhey16 (2519)
• Philippines
25 Mar 09
Yeah, I agree with you, built-in camera is now a requirement for my cellphone, coz anytime I have to use the camera. And most of the time, I'm just using a small bag or no bag at all, so I can't bring along any other device aside from the cellphone.
• Pakistan
25 Mar 09
Hi!! this is not necessary tht if u have builtin camera then ur hand free works. many mobiles of different compaines are available where u dnt need any kind of camera for hand free.
@ShellyB (5244)
• United States
24 Mar 09
I like that feature as well, but then I have someone at home I can send photos whenever I want. I am ok without, but I will love my next cell to have a camera.
@mymytri (2032)
• India
24 Mar 09
Now a days built in camera is so common feature in many cell phone models.I too have that on my mobile and use it often to take photos i like when i go out.I store them on my pc or in a dvd for future reference also.It is very handy.Happy mylotting..
@Barb42 (4218)
• United States
24 Mar 09
A camera is not a requirement for my cell phone although mine has one. I wish they would go back to just a phone without all the amenities they have. It might keep some people out of trouble. There is too much sexting with these cameras now, getting teenagers into trouble. And the texting is also getting people in trouble. What happened to just talking on a phone? I don't need all these things myself. I rarely ever take a picture with my camera because I don't have the means of getting it off on to my computer. I had rather use a good camera to make my pictures.
• Romania
24 Mar 09
On the begining was a great thing to have a camera phone but now... it's a usually and simply thing. Of course,I have a phone with built in camera but I don't use it. One month ago I bought a phone withowt camera,only for voice and sms. I speack very much on the phone,approx 600 minutes every month and 500 sms. i think that the phone killing me :))
• India
24 Mar 09
Yes to me. Though handphones are used for calls, its really useful if you have built in cameras. There are so many incidents where this camera had helped me to capture a pic. You can not not carry your camera everywhere..its not handy also. Instead this is better alternative though you can not compare this to high end cameras!
@mikeysmom (2092)
• United States
24 Mar 09
i have a very basic, regular cell phone. i do not need a camera on my phone. i think it has gotten ridiculous all the gadgets people carry around and "rely" on. i see people who live in very poor areas yet they have an expensive cell phone with all the bells and whistles. that makes no sense to me. that is part of what is wrong with society at large. we overspend on things that are just not necessary and then cry poor mouth because we do not have food etc. if i need to take a picture i will get my camera out.
• United States
24 Mar 09
No it is completely unimportant to me as I only have a basic cell phone for emergencies.
@elly_biz (65)
• Indonesia
24 Mar 09
yeas absolutely it is a requirement because with the camera we can save all the moment with our family,friends,beautiful nature, and many more.
• China
24 Mar 09
Maybe for others,it is yes,it is important for them to have a handphone with built in camera.But for me,No,it is inessential for me.If I want to take pictures,I will take my digital camera with me.And the pixel is very good.In my opinion,handphone is just phone,not others.Moreover,if there are too many attached functions,the quality of handphone will be not good.
• Malaysia
24 Mar 09
Right on, Handphone does comes in different size and shape but they have the same function to connect people and also comes with extra features. Having a camera does make mobile phone stand out from a crowd as it has become a need for everyone. Some times we cant say when we will need a camera's but it would be fun if it's there at the moment. Having one makes us more closer to present and past.