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    Default This phone has THE worst camera EVER.

    Ok before you declare me as another "Samsung agent" or , let me tell you i had this since end of May and first couple of months was great but now, for the last month or two, this phone's camera became HORRIBLE. And i dont mean "well in comparison to SG4 or iPhone", i mean it as it is so bad that im actually considering selling this phone and buying something else because this camera is a total piece of garbage.
    Let's see some examples:
    HDR

    What the hells is that "flare" around the umbrella? it looks like some house in distance is on fire...

    how about some casual event photos

    Nop, totally useless photo because it cant focus for distance larger than 1 meter. Great.

    Now lets see what happens when you try to take a photo of a park. Totally steady hands, focus on a tree in the background

    oh would you look at this. Out of focus and blurry.


    and another one distance shot

    crap, yet again no focus and blurry as hell

    so i tried another one with different settings

    nop, still crap.

    and for grand finale, HDR photo


    just look at it, it's like the chimney has some saint glare around it.
    And thats not even all, but i think you see where i'm going with it.

    now compare all this photos to this photo from my first couple of days with it


    so for no good reason this phone started making crappy photos that i cant even post on facebook or instagram unless they're taken with a macro mode because that is the only mode that still takes normal picutres, all the res are pure garbage.

    And yes, i do know how to take pictures with a phone, i do use multiple settings and try to get a good results but seriously, my iPhone 4 from 2010 has MUCH MUCH better camera than this phone. 3 years old phone has a better camera than this one, makes you wonder.
    Last edited by Kevin O'Quinn; 09-18-2013 at 12:48 PM. Reason: language
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    Default Re: This phone has THE worst camera EVER.

    Sorry to hear that... I do not have those issues with my phone, so maybe you have a defective phone.
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    Default Re: This phone has THE worst camera EVER.

    I have simply had a different experience with the camera on this phone...it has consistently taken good pictures for me. Now granted...Im not trying to print these photos out and put 'em in a frame or anything...but as far as a quick point-and-shoot that I have with me at all times...it does a good job.

    THE worst camera EVER?!?!? Come on now....
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    Default Re: This phone has THE worst camera EVER.

    Sounds to me like you should be filing a warranty claim. That is definitely not normal and I can't imagine them no warrantying the phone for that.

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    Default Re: This phone has THE worst camera EVER.

    After using the One heavily for the last month, I think the camera is a definite step down from the iPhone 5 I had previously. Image quality and the number of unusable images is definitely higher. That said, I do love the extra features like Zoes, Highlights, and the live gallery. So pros and cons.

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    Default Re: This phone has THE worst camera EVER.

    Worst camera ever? You clearly never used the one on my old BB Curve. Or the one on my Samsung Transform Ultra.
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    Default Re: This phone has THE worst camera EVER.

    i really believe there is something wrong with your device....take it in to your local carrier store and have them check it out or call warranty dept of your carrier.
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    Default Re: This phone has THE worst camera EVER.

    The camera on your One is most likely experiencing some variation of the auto-focus bud that's been discussed at length here. You should look into getting your phone replaced as that isn't normal behavior.
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    Default Re: This phone has THE worst camera EVER.

    Quote Originally Posted by garyft View Post
    Worst camera ever? You clearly never used the one on my old BB Curve. Or the one on my Samsung Transform Ultra.
    Palm Centro anyone? Lol. There are much worse phone cameras out there.

    Get yourself a Gnex or Nexus 4.

    However, it appears you may have developed a hardware issue. Sucks man.

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    Default Re: This phone has THE worst camera EVER.

    Try to claim warranty it seems faulty camera on the phone.

    Sent from my 5" Android phone.
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    Default Re: This phone has THE worst camera EVER.

    As others have said... Defective unit.

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    Default Re: This phone has THE worst camera EVER.

    Worst camera on a phone was my dell venue pro.
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    Default Re: This phone has THE worst camera EVER.

    Like others have said, I agree that it sounds like a hardware issue or potentially even slight damage to your lens. Here are a few pics I've taken with my HTC One and, although not perfect by any means, they came out pretty well I think.

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    Default Re: This phone has THE worst camera EVER.

    there is a sticky in this forum section with other users' photos with the htc one.


    they dont look like those posted by the OP...
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    Default Re: This phone has THE worst camera EVER.

    The One definitely doesn't have the best smartphone camera, but there is definitely something wrong with yours. You deserve a replacement for sure.
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    Default Re: This phone has THE worst camera EVER.

    Try using the BlackBerry 9900 camera, then we'll talk!

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    Default Re: This phone has THE worst camera EVER.

    My phone takes pretty good shots. I would say as good as my one x does and better than my Nexus 4 did.

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    Default Re: This phone has THE worst camera EVER.

    The chimney shot is awesome. The same effect is around the light post. Kudos to you dude, keep it up.
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    Default Re: This phone has THE worst camera EVER.

    Edited: I apologize to anyone who I might have offended by quoting the OP. I wasn't directing the term used at anyone and regret my decision to repeat it in my post.
    Last edited by LegalAmerican; 09-18-2013 at 01:54 PM.
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    Default Re: This phone has THE worst camera EVER.

    Have you checked the camera to see if theres anything interfering?
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    Default Re: This phone has THE worst camera EVER.

    Woow hppe ypu get this sorted pal think ya may have a defective unit like the about state cracking lighening pic tho

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    Default Re: This phone has THE worst camera EVER.

    My S4 takes okay shots but all those folks saying its amazing have really low standards, IMO. The photos aren't so bad they're embarrassing but they're nothing to write home about, at least not the low-light ones. I say that to say you can only expect so much from these phones. The Lumina 1020 may be an
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    Default Re: This phone has THE worst camera EVER.

    Have you got a fingerprint on the lens? Do a full reset.
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    Default Re: This phone has THE worst camera EVER.

    While I do agree that the HDR on the One is overdone, your pics are super bad and you most likely have a defective sensor.
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    Default Re: This phone has THE worst camera EVER.

    Definitely defective. You got a bad camera. My HTC one and others on here prove your camera is messed up. Get a replacement.

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