A camera in your cell phone isn't a gimmick anymore. The latest models take pictures at 1.3 megapixels--quadruple the resolution of last year's standard phones--and boast extras like built-in flash and digital zoom. Here's how four hot models from three service providers stack up in hands-on tests, plus tips for all picture takers. --By Maryanne Murray Buechner


Sony Ericsson S710

Cingular; $400

This sleek handset features a swiveling 2-in. screen. It produced the sharpest, most detailed images of all the phones we tested, and has enough memory to store as many as 300 shots.


Samsung p777

Cingular; $300


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