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3. Pro: Cameras And Face-Tracking Feature

The phone packs six different cameras.

There is a 13MP rear-facing camera with optical image stabilization, a 2.1MP front-facing camera, and four cameras, each on the corners of the device and each with infrared technology, used for the face-tracking feature. The phone also can shoot videos in 1,080p HD (though the phone's display is 720p).

The face-tracking feature allows for users to peer around images, such as balloons or even the Empire State Building, as was demoed in the launch event. Facial recognition also allow for hands-free scrolling, as users can scroll up and down by gently tilting the phone.