Android phones aren’t totally left out of the fun, however. HoloPlay Studio is compatible with:
• Samsung phones: A7, A9, S10, S10e, S9+, S20, S20+, S20 Ultra.
• Huawei phones with "Aperture" mode: Mate 20, Mate 20 Lite, Mate 20 Pro, P20 Pro, P30 Pro.
• Newer Pixel phones: the Pixel 3, 4, and 5 models.
I tested the feature out on a few photos I snapped last summer at the Bronx Botanical Gardens and was surprised how well the conversions translated the 2D information.
In fact, the conversions looked even better than some pictures I’d taken in Portrait Mode with actual depth information, though that could be because I’m using a slightly older iPhone XS. As Looking Glass notes, the newer your phone is, the more detailed its depth map will be.
In general, self-created holograms may vary in quality. RGBD images uploaded into HoloPlay Studio do have two fields of adjustment, “depthiness” and “focus” which work exactly how they sound, but sometimes no amount of tweaking can mend an unsuited picture.
That being said, high-quality images typically beget high-quality holograms, and the disappointment to satisfaction ratio favors the latter on the whole.