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    Default are we supposed to take that plastic film off the back camera?

    Does leaving it on affect the image quality?
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    Default Re: are we supposed to take that plastic film off the back camera?

    Yes you are. Yes it does. You will notice it takes slightly longer to capture the photo, as well as an image that is not quite as clear.
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    Default Re: are we supposed to take that plastic film off the back camera?

    I left it on my s4 and had no issues. I intend to leave it on the s5 too

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    Default Re: are we supposed to take that plastic film off the back camera?

    if it's situated in EXACTLY the right spot with no shifting, it probably won't affect the camera. but it's a freaking piece of plastic. it's not meant to stay on the phone.
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    Default Re: are we supposed to take that plastic film off the back camera?

    Only difference between the s4 and s5 is that on the S4 the actual camera sensor is left uncovered while with the s5 it covers the entire glass

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    Default Re: are we supposed to take that plastic film off the back camera?

    Will the lens scratch if leave the phone naked without a case? Im worried that after setting it down on surfaces after two years, the lense will get scratched and affect picture quality.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SloProjeklt View Post
    Will the lens scratch if leave the phone naked without a case? Im worried that after setting it down on surfaces after two years, the lense will get scratched and affect picture quality.
    That is definitely an issue. That's why i look for a case that is thicker so it extends beyond the camera lens like the S-View flip cover

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    Default Re: are we supposed to take that plastic film off the back camera?

    Is the plastic film obvious on the back camera? I can't seem to see it even under a magnefying glass? Does it cover the whole camera?
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    Quote Originally Posted by novice97 View Post
    Is the plastic film obvious on the back camera? I can't seem to see it even under a magnefying glass? Does it cover the whole camera?
    No it's not obvious. It covers the whole camera unlike the s4 which had a hole in it

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    Default Re: are we supposed to take that plastic film off the back camera?

    Mine didn't cover the entire camera glass. Had a hole in it. I could barely see it and didn't think it was on there. Took some photos and they turned out great. I finally could see it yesterday and took it off. It's just like any other plastic on new phones, nothing special or to protect anything. Well it might protect the glass, but I see no reason to have it on.
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    Default Re: are we supposed to take that plastic film off the back camera?

    Is this a carrier thing? My Sprint S5 has no sticker on the camera lens.
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    Default Re: are we supposed to take that plastic film off the back camera?

    Quote Originally Posted by debdroid1a View Post
    Mine didn't cover the entire camera glass. Had a hole in it. I could barely see it and didn't think it was on there. Took some photos and they turned out great. I finally could see it yesterday and took it off. It's just like any other plastic on new phones, nothing special or to protect anything. Well it might protect the glass, but I see no reason to have it on.
    Mine has no hole. Weird.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cobravision View Post
    Is this a carrier thing? My Sprint S5 has no sticker on the camera lens.
    I have sprint too. I think it's on there, but perfectly to the edge of the camera glass so it's not noticeable. Perhaps, it's not even on there now that I think about it


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    Default Re: are we supposed to take that plastic film off the back camera?

    I have Sprint also. Maybe that's why I'm having trouble seeing it.
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    Default Re: are we supposed to take that plastic film off the back camera?

    sometimes they come off when you remove the big plastic on the back.
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    Default Re: are we supposed to take that plastic film off the back camera?

    Me too. No plastic cover on lens. Sprint. Or is it on there? Lol.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cobravision View Post
    Is this a carrier thing? My Sprint S5 has no sticker on the camera lens.
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    Default Re: are we supposed to take that plastic film off the back camera?

    Hmm maybe the store rep took it off? I know when I got my GS3 I felt the sadness of watching the sales person tear off all the protective plastic as they activated the phone. It didn't bother me that the plastic came off, I just wanted to do it like its Christmas morning. Oh well no big deal.
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    Default Re: are we supposed to take that plastic film off the back camera?

    Mines have it with a hole in it. I have Verizon now, just took it off anyway just in case.
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    Hmm. Maybe sprint doesn't even have one

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    Default Re: are we supposed to take that plastic film off the back camera?

    It's there to help protect the camera lens in shipment - even if there is a hole in the middle (some not), take it off for best camera function and clarity - why would you leave it on?, unless you never ever use the camera!

    Just keep the lens clean and don't slide your phone camera lens on a hard surface! - heck if you have to, use one of my kickstands to keep your lens from scratching on the surface if you like to run naked or use some type of case on your phone to help lift the lens from hitting the surafce when you lay your phone on it's back.
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    Default Re: are we supposed to take that plastic film off the back camera?

    My Sprint S5 had it. Difficult to see.
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    Default Re: are we supposed to take that plastic film off the back camera?

    How did you end up removing the sticker? I can't seem to lift up an edge.

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    Default Re: are we supposed to take that plastic film off the back camera?

    Quote Originally Posted by novice97 View Post
    How did you end up removing the sticker? I can't seem to lift up an edge.

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    If you are sure you have it on and you are careful, you either use a: x-acto blade - a razor blade - a steak knife to gently lift the "very edge" of the sticker, or possibly a fingernail or a pointed toothpick. I have done all at one point or another and all work fine.
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    Default Re: are we supposed to take that plastic film off the back camera?

    Quote Originally Posted by mouseglider View Post
    If you are sure you have it on and you are careful, you either use a: x-acto blade - a razor blade - a steak knife to gently lift the "very edge" of the sticker, or possibly a fingernail or a pointed toothpick. I have done all at one point or another and all work fine.
    I wouldn't suggest that

    What I did in the past is to get some strong tape and then stick it on and peel it off

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    Default Re: are we supposed to take that plastic film off the back camera?

    Quote Originally Posted by eyecon82 View Post
    I wouldn't suggest that

    What I did in the past is to get some strong tape and then stick it on and peel it off

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    I have no problems doing what I said, I have done that since the days of Palm OS and before - it is is perfectly safe if it is a new blade or a clean steak knife thats not dull or jagged if that is what you are referencing - also a fingernail, or wooden toothpick, definitely won't hurt - after all you are just picking at the very edge - of course you need to take the back cover off to get at it easily - now if the lens where soft plastic I would be careful. Although everyone's skill level and knowledge is different, so you have a point.

    Your way with tape will also work and I have done that too - I just happen to do it with whatever I have handy simply because it can be done.
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    Default Re: are we supposed to take that plastic film off the back camera?

    Quote Originally Posted by eyecon82 View Post
    No it's not obvious. It covers the whole camera unlike the s4 which had a hole in it

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    Not that it really matters but that's not true. I just noticed on my s5 that the film was on there. Open hole in the center.
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