1. turbotooslow's Avatar
    Hey guys, I have searched the forums for this answer but havent really found one.

    As I understand it, the Moto X camera is below average, but not horrible. I'm not sure if this is accurate, but I've also heard the hardware is good and it's simply the software that is holding it back. Again, not sure if this is accurate, but I read it in more than one place.

    My questions is...does anyone know about the hardware/software problem I am talking about? Can the Moto X camera be improved through OTA updates? Also, has Moto addressed the problem and said they will update it OTA?

    Thanks guys!
    09-04-2013 11:16 PM
  2. Daeshaun Griffiths's Avatar
    we can only pray.
    09-04-2013 11:24 PM
  3. JungleLarry's Avatar
    Can it? Yes. Will it? If Motorola's history is any indication, then no. But this is their first flagship device since their acquisition by Google. I'm also not sure if it's something they'd do OTA.

    Hope for the best, plan for the worst.
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    09-04-2013 11:26 PM
  4. jephanie's Avatar
    Based on my experience with the Galaxy Nexus I firmly believe it can be. And since the X is such a high profile device for Googorola, I firmly believe it will be. They can't afford not to do so.
    09-05-2013 12:00 AM
  5. Aquila's Avatar
    Agree, it could be.

    Nexus through spacetime.
    09-05-2013 07:44 AM
  6. benhmadison's Avatar
    I'm sure moto will take care of it. This is the best device I've used in a long time and my only qualm with it so far is the camera.

    Sent from my Moto X
    09-05-2013 08:08 AM
  7. psh_vermont's Avatar
    I've had a Moto X for a couple weeks, after the camera software fix was uploaded. So I never experienced the original camera that got so badly savaged in early reviews of the phone.

    I've been pleasantly surprised by the Moto X camera. In good light, photos are as good or better than my point-and-shoot. Low light can be a challenge, but some low light shots have been surprisingly good. I think it takes very good shots, better than any other camera I've had.

    I really like the "shake" gesture that starts the camera up -- I shake it as I take it out of my pocket and it's ready to shoot by the time it gets up to my eye -- so I've caught some pretty fast shots that way. The one negative -- the pinch-to-zoom seems inconsistent -- sometimes it shoots a picture when I have two fingers on it trying to zoom. (But then I realize -- why zoom since it's only a digital process? Maybe better to crop later since the "zoom" is really just cropping the larger photo anyway.)
    12-05-2013 10:15 AM
  8. omega1300's Avatar
    Based on my experience with the Galaxy Nexus I firmly believe it can be. And since the X is such a high profile device for Googorola, I firmly believe it will be. They can't afford not to do so.
    "Googorola" - I like that!!

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    12-05-2013 11:16 AM
  9. redeyss's Avatar
    I'm sure moto will take care of it. This is the best device I've used in a long time and my only qualm with it so far is the camera.

    Sent from my Moto X
    Ditto!! They added the camera app to the play store so they can push updates to it without OTA updates that could be carrier blocked. Makes me think they will tinker with it over time. What a great phone, seriously!!!

    Sent from my XT1058 using AC Forums mobile app
    12-05-2013 11:26 AM
  10. sh0ebox's Avatar
    ...The one negative -- the pinch-to-zoom seems inconsistent...
    Just FYI you actually don't have to pinch to zoom. You only need to use one finger and drag up or down to zoom in and out.

    Posted from my Moto X
    12-05-2013 11:48 AM
  11. Brian Ney's Avatar
    Maybe someone can answer this for me. I was actually lucky to get one of the Cyber Monday reservations. The only thing that is holding me back from placing my order is the camera. I am currently using an iPhone 5, and the camera is really good. I have 2 young boys, so I want to have a phone that has a camera that will capture good shots of them on a consistent basis. Will the Moto X be able to do this? I can't really test this out before purchasing, so any experience will be welcome! Thanks
    12-05-2013 12:07 PM
  12. still1's Avatar
    Maybe someone can answer this for me. I was actually lucky to get one of the Cyber Monday reservations. The only thing that is holding me back from placing my order is the camera. I am currently using an iPhone 5, and the camera is really good. I have 2 young boys, so I want to have a phone that has a camera that will capture good shots of them on a consistent basis. Will the Moto X be able to do this? I can't really test this out before purchasing, so any experience will be welcome! Thanks
    AnandTech | Moto X Update Dramatically Improves Camera Quality

    camera app is now on playstore and updating it is easy.
    12-05-2013 12:10 PM
  13. rader023's Avatar
    Maybe someone can answer this for me. I was actually lucky to get one of the Cyber Monday reservations. The only thing that is holding me back from placing my order is the camera. I am currently using an iPhone 5, and the camera is really good. I have 2 young boys, so I want to have a phone that has a camera that will capture good shots of them on a consistent basis. Will the Moto X be able to do this? I can't really test this out before purchasing, so any experience will be welcome! Thanks
    Have the X and an iphone 5S here. The X Camera is pretty good now, but if you are expecting 5 or 5S quality then maybe not. I would not trade my moto x for anything, but the 5S camera is AWESOME.
    12-05-2013 12:17 PM
  14. Pollster's Avatar
    The only thing that's been disappointing to me is not being able to keep fingerprints off the camera lens. When I shake to wake the camera up quickly, I'm never thinking about whether the lens needs cleaning.
    12-05-2013 01:06 PM
  15. redeyss's Avatar
    Maybe someone can answer this for me. I was actually lucky to get one of the Cyber Monday reservations. The only thing that is holding me back from placing my order is the camera. I am currently using an iPhone 5, and the camera is really good. I have 2 young boys, so I want to have a phone that has a camera that will capture good shots of them on a consistent basis. Will the Moto X be able to do this? I can't really test this out before purchasing, so any experience will be welcome! Thanks
    I just sold my lumia 1020 and I also have two kids!! I notice I have to think about my composition a lot more with the x camera especially with backlight and dark rooms vs. the lumia. I've found that I take more shots to get a good one but usually still am able to get them. For me the battery life and user experience is so much better that the tradeoff was acceptable at this point. Let's hope they improve the camera some more though.

    Sent from my XT1058 using AC Forums mobile app
    12-05-2013 03:37 PM

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