LG InTouch Max GW620
Android for the masses?
The camera may not reach the heights of LG's premium range snappers in its Viewty range, but it offers decent enough quality and it's got a few interesting features. It is, however, one of the slowest to open that we've come across on a current smartphone – around six seconds from a standing start. It has autofocus, but takes around four seconds to focus and take a pic. So, all in all, it's not great for quick snaps.
There's a macro mode, geo-tagging, and a panorama function, which takes three pictures as you move through an angle of about 90 degrees. It has smile detection and face tagging, which is supposed to match pictures to those in your contacts book. It sounds like a nice idea, but you'll need to tag them first, so it can be a bit labour intensive. Video records at 30fps, offering surprisingly smooth imaging. Like the photos, there are easy options for sharing via email, MMS or with your social networks.