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Is there any whay you can upgrade a cell phones camera? Answered

Like from 2megapixels to 10 by dissasembling and purchasing one.  I have a rumor touch and it has a 2megapixel cam but I was wondering if i could get a camera from another phone or buy a camera that fits and install it. If it is possible can anyone tell me where I can buy a phone camera or how if i can actually upgrade my own?

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lhillyard
lhillyard

9 years ago

the answer is yes you can, but not easily. If you have a degree in electrical engineering and an android phone you could probably pull it off in a weekend. With your iphone, forget it, non open source software. :(

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lemonie
lemonie

10 years ago


digital cameras >2Mp aren't that expensive?

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jeff-o
jeff-o

10 years ago

In general, no. Typically each camera is specially designed for the phone it's placed in, both in terms of hardware and software. It's very unlikely that there would be a drop-in replacement.

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steveastrouk
steveastrouk

10 years ago

No, its far too involved with software as well as hardware in the phone.

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orksecurity
orksecurity

Answer 10 years ago

+1. If you want a better camera, the best solution is to get a separate camera. That will also give you better lenses, actual focusing control, and a bunch of other features needed to make the higher resolution actually worth having.