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My android phone has an 8 megapixel camera meaning the resolution of the images should be 3,264 x 2,448. However when i plug my phone into my computer and view the details of the pictures, some are 1920 x 1080 but most of them are 1280 x 720. If someone could explain why this is happening that would be great.

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  • There is a tradeoff between image resolution and filesize (you can store more pictures if they're smaller). There is likely a setting to select what resolution to save the images at. – fixer1234 Jul 7 '16 at 21:42
  • wow I feel so stupid it was right there in the settings. post that as an answer so i can give you credit. – gommb Jul 7 '16 at 21:45
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    The question is off-topic, so I'd rather not post an answer. But glad we were able to solve your problem. – fixer1234 Jul 7 '16 at 21:48

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