03-25-2014 12:50 AM
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  1. Ryan Alexander's Avatar
    Here is the new One hands on (in German):



    I have no idea what's being said but it's a great hands on!
    doc31 likes this.
    03-23-2014 06:49 PM
  2. SuperTongue's Avatar
    Here is the new One hands on (in German):



    I have no idea what's being said but it's a great hands on!
    I don't speak a lick of German, but some of the basics are being confirmed - such as the IR blaster up top and the 5MP camera in the front. Hopefully someone here speaks German
    03-23-2014 07:28 PM
  3. ffejjj's Avatar
    Even though I can't understand much of it, it seems to be a very well done review

    Sent from my HTCONE using AC Forums mobile app
    03-23-2014 08:28 PM
  4. ben moliere's Avatar
    He is just giving a full description of the phone. He is actually confirming for the greater part what we already knew. The combine value of the two cams are 6 ultra pixel with the top being 2UP and bottom 4 UP. It's not a 3D cam arrangement. The cam on top (2UP) is for recording data that allows you to change focus and other tweaking post snaps. There is a 3D effect you can get on screen by moving the phone in different direction.... Well the rest is self explanatory. You get to see a quick demo of sense UI6 in action. ... Oh there is an extreme battery saving mode like the one on the S5 and others in which the functions are reduce to sending emails, mesages, calendars, calls and I don't remember what else...
    03-23-2014 09:34 PM
  5. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    WOW, the selective focus on this phone I think is better than the S5...this one u can select anywhere and have it focus, unlike the S5 where u have to select the focus point before u edit

    Also the 3D effect thing is pretty cool...Im liking this camera...very nyce

    Interesting how it also has an extreme power saving mode...I think the S5 one is better though because u can add your own apps to it

    The HTC One camera is impressing me from this video
    ffejjj likes this.
    03-23-2014 11:40 PM
  6. LindtChocolate's Avatar
    The leaks for this phone is crazy, there are just sooo many. Why?
    03-24-2014 12:47 AM
  7. deadp1xel's Avatar
    Exciting stuff. It will be difficult for me to choose between the S5 and the One.
    03-24-2014 01:21 AM
  8. Podolsky's Avatar
    6 ultra pixels?? Really? :/ I really want this phone but camera could be a deal breaker not just for me, and why they put 5mp on front?? Just make no sense...

    Posted from my new Nexus 5
    robstunner likes this.
    03-24-2014 02:13 AM
  9. AG212's Avatar
    Any links to any re-uploads? Missed the original and can't seem to find any myself yet.
    03-24-2014 12:22 PM
  10. thegrants82's Avatar
    I know....I'm in the same boat. I wanted it bad but it's looking like the s5 is going to be for me.
    6 ultra pixels?? Really? :/ I really want this phone but camera could be a deal breaker not just for me, and why they put 5mp on front?? Just make no sense...

    Posted from my new Nexus 5
    03-24-2014 12:26 PM
  11. madlaw1071's Avatar
    6 ultra pixels?? Really? :/ I really want this phone but camera could be a deal breaker not just for me, and why they put 5mp on front?? Just make no sense...

    Posted from my new Nexus 5
    They're going for the selfie market?
    03-24-2014 01:01 PM
  12. Kevin OQuinn's Avatar
    They're going for the selfie market?
    I hear selfies are kind of a thing now on social media lol
    madlaw1071 likes this.
    03-24-2014 01:21 PM
  13. madlaw1071's Avatar
    I hear selfies are kind of a thing now on social media lol
    Apparently but if that's what they're aiming at the logic is twisted. The whole argument for the Ultrapixel 4 MP on the old One was that most people use their phone camera's for social media and therefore a higher MP count isn't needed. I think time has proven HTC's argument in that regard to be wrong, as most reviews pointed out that the lack of MP hurt the amount of detail in the pics.

    But, following HTC's line of thinking, if people will use the front camera for selfies, which almost certainly will go purely to social media, why have such a relatively high MP count?
    03-24-2014 03:28 PM
  14. Kevin OQuinn's Avatar
    Apparently but if that's what they're aiming at the logic is twisted. The whole argument for the Ultrapixel 4 MP on the old One was that most people use their phone camera's for social media and therefore a higher MP count isn't needed. I think time has proven HTC's argument in that regard to be wrong, as most reviews pointed out that the lack of MP hurt the amount of detail in the pics.

    But, following HTC's line of thinking, if people will use the front camera for selfies, which almost certainly will go purely to social media, why have such a relatively high MP count?
    I wouldn't say that reviewers pointing out lack of detail (primarily when cropping and zooming, which isn't really done on social media) makes HTC's argument wrong. Just like us here in the forums, reviewers don't use the phones like "normal" people, and their goal isn't the same as someone just walking into a store and buying a phone.

    I can only speculate as to the reason why 5mp on the front. Maybe the cost for them was the same, and pic quality was either the same or better. In that case, there's no reason to not​ go with the 5mp, right?
    03-24-2014 03:34 PM
  15. ugxvibe's Avatar
    Here is an image from the M8 rear camera.. New HTC One (M8) hands-on in German-imag0020-1-.jpg

    This guy has several links of raw images from the phone.. https://twitter.com/pdaplaza_russia
    03-24-2014 03:40 PM
  16. madlaw1071's Avatar
    I wouldn't say that reviewers pointing out lack of detail (primarily when cropping and zooming, which isn't really done on social media) makes HTC's argument wrong. Just like us here in the forums, reviewers don't use the phones like "normal" people, and their goal isn't the same as someone just walking into a store and buying a phone.

    I can only speculate as to the reason why 5mp on the front. Maybe the cost for them was the same, and pic quality was either the same or better. In that case, there's no reason to not​ go with the 5mp, right?
    True that but the reviews(including this site's) were near uniform in pointing out how the lack of MP hurt detail and in particular when zooming and cropping. The One didn't win any camera shootouts and generally came near the bottom of most of the comparisons. So I'd say something was definitely off about the UltraPixel experiment. Not to mention the defective modules...but I digress.

    As for the front camera, just seems like overkill and perhaps merely a marketing gimmick.
    Kevin OQuinn likes this.
    03-24-2014 03:41 PM
  17. madlaw1071's Avatar
    Here is an image from the M8 rear camera.. Click image for larger version. 

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    This guy has several links of raw images from the phone.. https://twitter.com/pdaplaza_russia
    Not particularly sharp, especially the green boxes. Color representation looks good though.
    Kevin OQuinn likes this.
    03-24-2014 03:43 PM
  18. Kevin OQuinn's Avatar
    True that but the reviews(including this site's) were near uniform in pointing out how the lack of MP hurt detail and in particular when zooming and cropping. The One didn't win any camera shootouts and generally came near the bottom of most of the comparisons. So I'd say something was definitely off about the UltraPixel experiment. Not to mention the defective modules...but I digress.

    As for the front camera, just seems like overkill and perhaps merely a marketing gimmick.
    Yeah, but I'm not one to crop and zoom a camera phone pic, so that's a non issue for me. Most of my pictures are taken indoors in less than ideal conditions. In my situations the One does just fine for me, and the camera is fast enough to get the pics I need it to get (can't say the same about other devices, even the N5). They definitely had some issues with defective modules. Hopefully they're doing better with that this time around.

    They aren't the first to do a 5mp front shooter, and I'm sure they won't be the last. Maybe next year we'll get a flash on the front also. :P
    madlaw1071 likes this.
    03-24-2014 03:51 PM
  19. Kevin OQuinn's Avatar
    Not particularly sharp, especially the green boxes. Color representation looks good though.
    I would say the snow looks blown out, but I can't remember a time where I could actually look at snow with sun shining on it and not get "blinded" lol.
    03-24-2014 03:55 PM
  20. madlaw1071's Avatar
    I would say the snow looks blown out, but I can't remember a time where I could actually look at snow with sun shining on it and not get "blinded" lol.
    Do you think the green boxed look a bit fuzzy, or at least not very sharp?
    03-24-2014 04:02 PM
  21. Kevin OQuinn's Avatar
    Do you think the green boxed look a bit fuzzy, or at least not very sharp?
    I'm not viewing on a very high quality display right now (14" 1600x900 crap panel) so I can't say for sure.

    Viewing on my phone wouldn't do it justice since I would need to zoom in.
    03-24-2014 04:14 PM
  22. ffejjj's Avatar
    Personally i like the camera on my M7. The M8 (from what I've seen) looks to be an improvement but that number "4" it's just so low and doesn't sound as if they're trying to improve as much as others.

    I'll reserve judgement till i can get my hands on it though
    03-24-2014 04:14 PM
  23. Zacharyw70's Avatar
    Not sure what the photography word would be but those images look blurry and off to me. In each one I keep looking to the left and right and the buildings look really blurry and the color is weird.
    Links to save Twitter time.

    https://www.pdaplaza.ca/product_imag...mag0022-1-.jpg
    https://www.pdaplaza.ca/product_imag...mag0020-1-.jpg
    https://www.pdaplaza.ca/product_imag...mag0021-1-.jpg

    (edit)Picks taken down
    03-24-2014 04:58 PM
  24. Kevin OQuinn's Avatar
    Not sure what the photography word would be but those images look blurry and off to me. In each one I keep looking to the left and right and the buildings look really blurry and the color is weird.
    Links to save Twitter time.

    https://www.pdaplaza.ca/product_imag...mag0022-1-.jpg
    https://www.pdaplaza.ca/product_imag...mag0020-1-.jpg
    https://www.pdaplaza.ca/product_imag...mag0021-1-.jpg
    For some reason they're opening larger using your links than they were before. I see what you're talking about on the edges, especially the lower left of them. I can't remember the term either, but it's the lens doing it (maybe too wide, maybe just a device issue, hard to say for sure really). If this is widespread (or is just what it is and can't be fixed) I'm not sure I like it. It will throw a kink in my "speed is king as long as the image isn't terrible" mindset lol.

    I can't wait for more sample pics from others that get the device.
    03-24-2014 05:05 PM
  25. Kevin OQuinn's Avatar
    Ok so the more I look at those pics the more unhappy I am with them. This makes my decision more difficult. If this is typical of the device (and it may not be) then I have to choose between this lens blur on every single pic or sometimes not getting my pic at all because of the focus issues on the S5.
    03-24-2014 05:42 PM
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