Doesn’t it feel good when a feature serves multiple utilities despite serving its own function? A smartphone is a perfect example for this. All of its features not only serve their own purposes but can also be used for several other functionalities. Let us take its memory for an example. A phone’s memory is used for saving all our data like pictures, songs, movies and at the same time is also used to manage different Apps. A large screen is not only used for a better viewing but is also used to type better. Similarly, can you imagine a phone’s camera can be used for other than clicking pictures? We know it sounds a little bizarre but get this, there are 8 ways you can use a camera and all of them are just as useful and appealing as using it for capturing beautiful pictures.
- Social Networking
You can socialise to your heart’s content with this genius App called Instagram. Since the only way to communicate with people on Instagram is through pictures, a good phone camera is a must-have. You can document your daily lives or important events of your life on Instagram and share it with your friends and family.
- Learn about the World
If you have never used the Google Goggles App, then you have missed out on a lot of information. Why, you ask? Well, that’s because any image you upload on this App will look in its database to find a similar image and provide you with the information related to the object you clicked. So you can basically end all your curiosities with this App. No matter where you are in the world, you just need a smartphone and its camera to get the entire information about anything.
- Augmented Reality
We search for entertainment everywhere and what is better than games? With augmented reality games like Real Strike and ARBasketball in the picture, you can your mobile phone’s camera to play virtually. These two are not the only Apps, find your favourite ones from the Play Store and use your phone’s camera to the fullest.
- The Sky Above
We all are curious creatures and one thing that mystifies us and makes us question at the same time is the sky. We are often left wondering which pattern is looking like an Orion. Well in that case, pick your phone’s camera and download the App, Sky Map to satisfy your curiosities. It will give you information on all kinds of constellations or planets you are watching after you point your camera at them.
- Never have a Dark Moment
Although most of our phones these have the option of flashlight but did you know that your camera’s flash can also work as a flashlight. All you need to do is open your camera and open the recording mode and flash and you are good to go in any low-light area.
- Travel Guide
No information is enough and so while you are travelling you can use your phone’s camera to your advantage. Apps like Junaio will act as your travel guide with the help of augmented reality. All you have to do is point towards your point of interest using your phone’s camera and the App will return you with some interesting facts about that place.
- Scan Everything
If you are a person who scans a lot of documents then download a scanner App and with the help of your phone’s camera, you can get your work done even on the go.
- Translate Foreign Language
You can use the same App, Google Goggles to translate text that you don’t understand for you. So if you are travelling in an unknown country and the train timetable is confusing you then you can use your phone’s camera to do the translation for you.
Of course, the primary condition before applying these is to have a good quality phone camera because to a certain extent quality matters a lot in terms of providing clarity. Thankfully you have affordable phone brands like Panasonic India (13MP front and rear camera of Panasonic Eluga Ray 700), Motorola and Lenovo India to make your life easier with their amazing camera smartphones. So get your phone and start exploring its camera.