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Does a better front camera mean you're using more data?

If you have a better front camera, does that mean you'll use more data uploading during a video call? And likewise the person at the other end will use more data downloading?

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JanSt / MOD  Nov. 7, 2014 at 18:13

Actually, I wondered myself. Though I never ever make video calls...
I think most video chat apps compress video streams. So, the quality of your camera oughta be
irrelevant. I do think, though that when the servers detect that you have a faster connection, they up the quality of your stream accordingly.

CTPAHHIK  Nov. 8, 2014 at 23:35

Yes, for Skype. I didn't test any other service.

JanSt / MOD  Nov. 9, 2014 at 12:44

Ctpahik,
but skype actually does let you chose video quality.
I just checked. Well, on an iPhone.

CTPAHHIK  Nov. 10, 2014 at 00:43

I never noticed that.
I tried different phones on WiFi at home and usage is different. Same phone call from different phones/tablets

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