Back of Geek Out: Do You Care About the Quality of Your Phone's Pics? A friend of mine recently upgraded from a BlackBerry Pearl to a BlackBerry Curve and sent me an "OMG! I can't believe it!" email after playing with the Curve 8900's camera. There's no denying the appeal of the tiny Pearl — not only is it now discounted with many carriers, but it's also functional, reliable, and has some great features. But its 1.3MP (or 2MP) camera doesn't hold a candle to the Curve's 3.2 MP shooter. The megapixel difference makes this like comparing apples to oranges, but boy, what a difference those pixels make. With the popularity of mobile uploads on sites like Facebook, applications like twitpic, fancy iPhone camera apps and the ability to mobile blog, I worry the stakes and expectations for photos taken on cell phones are teetering on too high. Do you care? Or are cell phone pics just about instant gratification and capturing ridiculous moments? View 8 Photos › Photo 1 Photo 2 Photo 3 Photo 4 Photo 5 Check out some additional comparison photos, when you . View 8 Photos › Photo 1 Photo 2 Photo 3 Photo 4 Photo 5 Photo 6 Photo 7 Photo 8 Comments BellaVida12 8 years The blackberry bold that I have takes pretty good pix. Until i try to use the zoom. Then it goes to poop. But I always have my BB with me and I take pix of almost everything. Shining-Bright 8 years Right now, it's not that important to me because I carry my point-and-shoot with me...and my phone and camera are two separate things for me. Though, I do admit that it would be more convenient to have a good quality camera within my phone, which is why I'm considering the Samsung Memoir...but still thinking about it. :) Nomadik-Kitty 8 years I used to think that a cell phone camera was just for silly stuff. Then a friend went into labor 3 months before her due date and all her hubby had on him was his iPhone. Suddenly, the camera on the phone didn't seem so unimportant to me anymore. It's not my sole decision maker in buying a phone (obviously, since I have an iPhone 3g with only 2 MP), but it's definitely one of the things I consider now. nonmr 8 years I used to, when I still don't have my digicam. Nowadays, I couldn't care less, haha! :) Lyv 8 years Not really. I mean, digital cams are so small nowadays, I usually carry mine around everywhere. graduatedsqueaks 8 years I don't really care about the camera on my phone. I have a phone to make phonecalls...and my small digital camera for fun trips, and my larger digital SLR for when I'm feeling extra artsy. I don't think I'm a camera snob, though...I still have a lot to learn before I'm actually good at photography. But I just want the right tools to further my hobby. zacatecanita 8 years I haven't been using my camera as much since i got my curve 8900! It takes very good pictures! girlwparasol 8 years it matters! i don't carry my camera around with me, so most of my candid photos come from my phone. (features like photo light/flash and macro mode are huge bonuses!) low quality? that's a dealbreaker, ladies. cg130 8 years Honestly, I couldn't care at all. That's what my digital camera's for! Sammi_784 8 years absolutely. i don't always remember my camera yet i always have my phone on me. i have the iphone 3g and the camera is a real disappointment. my next phone will have to have at least 3.2mp. theonlyjess 8 years I do! I got the new palm pre, and my husband swapped his blackberry bold for my blackberry 8900, mainly for the awesome camera!! The pre's camera is no where near as good at the 8900, so we've made sure we've kept the 8900 in the family :D bethinabox 8 years Nope. I rarely take pictures on my phone, and if I do, I don't really care that much about the quality. As long as I can tell what's going on in the picture, I'm happy. Peas0009 8 years Yes i do. It's the main reason why I bought my Samsung Omnia. It's has a 5.0MP camera w. flash. I don't even own a point-n-shot. redfiretruck 8 years I actually really do, it's one of my main reasons for wanting to upgrade to an iPhone 3GS.