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5 Weirdly timed selfies that you can take with your XOLO Era 1X smartphone

Selfies- we cannot resist taking them no matter where we are. Of course, that doesn’t stop us from clicking away, even when we probably should. Here are 5 weirdly timed selfies you can take with your XOLO Era 1X.

1. While at the gym


If the daredevil in you wants to take a selfie while on the treadmill or doing push ups, go for it. Unlike most people who cringe at the thought of sweaty, red faced pictures, you have a secret weapon- the Era 1X camera’s Beauty Mode. It automatically enhances pictures, making you look great all the time.


2. When you’re in trouble


Your car has stalled and you’re waiting by the roadside for a tow truck. What do you do to pass time? Take selfies of course! After all, your Era 1X front camera ensures you always get the perfect selfie- be it day or night (that’s what the front flash is for- low light photography!)


3. While being messy


Birthday cake being smashed on your face? Covered with dough after a pie-making session? What a great photo-op! but don’t just settle for a regular selfie. Try the Live Photo mode on the Xolo Era 1X, which will capture all the action, with accompanying sounds.


4. While you’re being yelled at



So, what if you’re being yelled at by your parents for coming home late but bae needs photographic proof that you’ve reached home safe and sound? Or what if bae is the one who’s had enough of you? Double tap on your Era 1X’s home button, and you’re directed straight to the camera. Click and send- because misery sure does like company.


5. While getting medical attention


Celebrities take hospital bed selfies all the time. So, why shouldn’t you? Although, you might have to sneak your smartphone into the operation theatre for this, which is highly unlikely. But there’s no harm in trying,right?

So, what are you waiting for? Get your pout on! Your Instagram followers are waiting!

Take smartphone photography to the next level with these cool accessories

Want phone pictures that are just as great as those from your DSLR? Well, that’s possible now! Thanks to various smartphone accessories. Read on as we list some of the best ones.


External Flash

A handier version of the off-camera flash used for DSLRs, this attachment provides soft and illuminating light source for your phone. With this in tow, you’ll never again have to compromise with the harsh lighting of your phone’s flash. When buying, look for ones with both warm and white LEDs which will help you control the angle and intensity of the light to bring more depth to your photos and night-time videos.




Smartphone Tripod Mounts

Smartphone tripods are compact, lightweight and perfect for adventure photography. They come in different shapes and types, and some designs even have adjustable legs that can stretch and bend. This makes it easy to place them on uneven surfaces. When done, fold and store it in your backpack and continue your travels. 


Auxiliary Lenses

Want exceptional image quality, but don’t want to lug around a DSLR camera? Auxiliary lenses for smartphones are the answer. They are compact and can be clipped on to your smartphone’s camera. These lenses offer brilliant macro, fisheye and wide angle shots like any professional camera. Which means you can capture approximately 180 degree field of view with fisheye and double of that with wide angle lens right from your smartphone.




Remote Triggers

Your smartphone can not only replace your DSLR, it can even make your DSLR experience better! How? Just download one of the remote trigger apps on your smartphone and connect it to your camera. This lets you take the kind of pictures you want, from a distance. Some apps also let you choose sound and motion triggers. You can choose when and what your camera clicks, whether it is multiple pictures for combining into HDR or time-lapse photography.




Selfie Sticks

You know they get a bad name for no reason. Avid self-portrait enthusiasts will find that makes an excellent smartphone accessory as it combines style with functionality. It has a detachable Bluetooth remote, a foldable tripod and a sturdy mount to keep your smartphone safe and make the mounting of the phone a single handed, double tap experience.



So, get clicking with these smartphone essentials and set your inner shutterbug free!