Review: Mobile Hidden Camera takes fine spy shots

Take photos without anyone knowing, using high-end Mobile Hidden Camera.

Mobile Hidden Camera seems excellent at hiding and offers neat features, but its price may make you do a double take. This download is a Lite version of the app and only demonstrates the app's basic functions without allowing for too much modification. However, the app doesn't include any ads and if you do decide to upgrade, you'll get a very powerful spy camera.

This app takes photos or videos, but doesn't give a preview of what your camera is seeing. That means you don't have to worry about someone peeking over your shoulder and seeing your shots. The app even does you the favor of hiding as "Simple Notepad" in your app menu. The app's menu consists of only four buttons: Image, Video, Summary, and Settings, but in our tests it took a really long time to respond to touches. You can take pictures and video with the app right out of the box, but Mobile Hidden Camera doesn't let you hide your recordings from being visible in the Gallery or adjust any other image protection function unless you upgrade. You can take a photo with a basic touch anywhere on the screen, while the videos are automatically recorded as soon as you click on the Video button. To stop filming you just need to click on the back button. There are three paid versions available: Standard, Premium, and Pro. To use the more advanced and quite useful features of this app--like tell it where to save your files--you need at least the mid-tier upgrade. If you do upgrade, you get neat features like burst mode continuous shooting and hardware controls. The highest upgrade allows you to shoot without even opening the app in addition to making your gadget appear completely turned off to bystanders.

Even though the app works well and the upgrades offer some impressive features, with free apps like Spy Camera OS matching this app in its basic performance, it's a bit hard to recommend it to the average user; but for professionals or those who need real stealth when shooting images or videos, Mobile Hidden Camera might be worth checking out.

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