Mobiistar Selfie Camera Phone - The Mirror in Our Pocket

In the train, days ago, a girl was doing the trick. It was of watching herself in her cell phone. I think it's normal, nowadays. Among the many accessories that the phone has incorporated, replaced and made useless to bring along (agenda, address book, flashlight, clock, notebook, recorder, navigator, and of course camera) there is also the mirror in the bag.

The girl adjusted her lipstick in front of the glass mirror of the smartphone. She turned on the selfie camera mode, and it worked perfectly. She saw her on the display like in a mirror. Why do I tell you this banality that you all know?

Sometimes we have the opportunity to meet a great product without first expecting it, and that's what has happened to me with the Mobiistar. Will this smartphone be able to cope with the other existing models? Many manufacturers have realized for some time that the front cameras of our mobile devices are key to attract users.

Mobiistar Selfie Camera Phone

The selfie has become a very important part of the mobile experience. So improving the quality of those cameras is increasingly important for different smartphones. Yes, maybe you've already noticed it. But perhaps, like me, you have never given us so much weight. However, the thing is like this. Our photophones, when it looks at us, lies there because it pretends to be a mirror, but it is not.

We had actually seen more and more eye-catching sensors in those front cameras with resolutions and apertures that offer remarkable quality. Mobiistar have a smartphone that makes use of a dual system of cameras in the front. It stands out for its clear attention to the facet of selfies, the most powerful trend among the smartphones.

This new smartphone shows a viewing angle of 120 degrees. It allows you to obtain a broader capture of your photo or video thanks to its sensor of 120 degrees, which makes more people enter a selfie or a group selfie and more elements when you shoot landscapes. It's like you have a GoPro-type camera, but without that fish-eye effect.

Mobiistar has done very well bringing features that, in many high-end phones, have not yet been able to see. The shots will leave good detail and above all black and white photos without equal in the market. Smartphone users expect better and better photographic experiences, especially in their selfies.

In addition, the front camera can capture selfies with a bokeh effect, creating an unfocused background similar to portraits made with large aperture lenses. Achieving the perfect selfie is now a reality. I started thinking about it some time ago, as I also needed a mirror to fix that annoying patch I had to wear for a month on my nose.

Mobiistar Selfie Camera Phone

Like a selfie-maniac, while I did it, I felt like taking a self-portrait as a souvenir. And, after the click, on the same screen, the patch passed suddenly on the other side of the nose. Because the photocell is mirror only until we press the camera shutter button. Then something happens to me that seems natural, but it is not so much.

The phone captures the image and shows it to me straight. Not inverted like a mirror, but straight as in a picture. If I raise my right hand, the left hand appears on the display, but after the shot, in the photo that remains in the archive, the right returns.

Between what shows in a mirror and what shows in a picture the difference is crucial. Try to read the page of a book in the mirror. It is illegible (except for painting from Leonardo da Vinci). The face we see in the mirror is not at all the face we see in a photograph (that is, the face that others see).

Do you want to try again? On the Internet you will find repeated the experiment of split portraits a thousand times. It is two portraits of the same person, one done by mirroring the right half, and the other just on left half. Almost always you are faced with two rather different people, or two identical twins.

It's not that this counts for nothing, you know. Before photography, the only way to see one's face was, in fact, the mirror. But in the mirror, precisely, we see each other only specularly. (Yes, there were portraits of painters but the degree of infidelity in manual translation made them appear even more unfaithful than the mirror).

But in fact, the daguerreotype worked like a mirror. So, those who saw each other in one of those metal plates did not exactly see their face. Yet with the mirror equipped with memory millions of portraits were made that the interested ones certainly found very similar.

It took a mind awake like that of Mark Twain (still a boy) to unveil the specular infidelity of the daguerreotype with a double somersault. He had himself portrayed holding his real name, Sam, composed with typefaces, which in reality are specular and then in the daguerreotype mirror they return straight.

I mean that, for centuries if not for millennia the awareness of our face was a reversed awareness. There was very little to do, if not a fancy effort, to imagine how in reality others saw us. Only for less than two centuries photography has finally allowed us to see it.

But suddenly something else happened that brought us go back two centuries. That thing, in fact, is the selfie experience. Again, the face that shows us the reverse camera of the photocell held in front of us with the arm stretched like dowsing. That face is not the real one, but is only its mirror version.

So this idea that we produce of the selfie to give to others an image of ourselves that we are in full control of here falters a bit. There is the selfie camera that we program, that is what we see in the display. Then there is the selfie photos that will be seen by others when we put it on the social media. And they are two different faces. I hope you are now convinced of it all.

Where do I want to get here? The selfie is illusory and is the possession of a face that is not really ours. That face that you shoot seeing it in the mirror, the others will see it overturned in a picture. They will remain two different faces.

Facebook and Snapchat does not mirror the image taken with the front camera. I checked and it's true. The photo taken remains specular, as you see it in the display before shooting, even when you share it. And the same happens in Whatsapp and in Instagram if you click inside the app with the back camera. While if you shoot with your front camera and then share, the photo is overturned correctly.

In short, self-made selfie returns to the philosophy of the daguerreotype. But then, what is our social face? What we have when we see in the mirror or what we have when we take a picture?

I have an answer. The apps want to flatter us, showing us to others as we like each other more. And our mirrored face pleases us more for a simple reason that we recognize it. It is the same face that every morning greets us from the bathroom mirror. It is the most familiar. And it is different from what we then see in photos (which in fact often does not paice), then also from what others see. And to others, in selfies, we prefer to show how we see each other, not how they see us.

In spite of nearly two centuries of photographic portraits, our physiognomic self-consciousness is still specular. We are still all the evil before the mirror of desires. The problem is that if we recognize ourselves in our mirror face, others recognize us in our straight face.

So the image that I have of myself and the one that others have of me do not fit to set off in the era of photography. The selfie I send to my friends has a face that my friends do not know. So, what is a selfie for? It is to make ourselves known for what others do not know about us?

Kalyan Panja