I dont know what you're expecting from your cell phone, but if I want to take a high quality picture, I use my camera. If I want to take a pic on the go where always having my SLR on me isnt practical, this camera is more than sufficient. If its a software issue, and it is such a big deal, they will fix it in an update. I took three quick shots the other day and didnt get too much shutter lag (actually surprised because Ive seen point and shoots take longer) and the quality was more than ok for a phone pic. If youre looking to take a family portrait then maybe the bionic isnt for you, and perhaps you should get this new isheep device coming out in a month. Of course i wouldnt mind the retina display or the camera they pack, but alas, I wont go to the darkside and trade in my man card for carrying an iphone with man purse and aviators that are mandatory accessories to that phone. In summary, you wanna take GREAT photos, buy a camera. Im actually pretty happy with the video camera at that. Wish the bionic came out sooner cuz I sure coulda used this in a snap with my twin babies crawling around.