1. Wildo6882's Avatar
    This is my second Note (returned the first for a really off center camera lens). This one has it too, but it isn't as bad as the first. Is this something to be worried about, or should I just live with it? It really messes with my tech OCD.

    *when I say "off center" I mean the actual lens in the middle of the housing - the housing itself isn't off center - the guy at Best Buy said it was supposed to be that way for OIS, which is BS because my wife's S6 edge doesn't show this same thing.
    09-21-2015 01:08 PM
  2. wookiee2cu's Avatar
    Just looked at mine and it's off center vertically... since both of yours have been off center maybe that's the way they are supposed to be. Camera works fine and takes great photos so I'm not worried about it, are your photos affected?
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    09-21-2015 01:17 PM
  3. mclarryjr's Avatar
    Just looked at mine and it seems to be off center too, it's on the low side a touch. I can't believe I didn't notice that before, wonder if most of the Note 5's are like.
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    09-21-2015 01:18 PM
  4. alex217c's Avatar
    Mines off centre too. Bugs me when i look at it but not worried since other notes does it too.
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    09-21-2015 01:25 PM
  5. MikeekiM's Avatar
    Mine is off-centered...it seems centered horizontally... Vertically, it is a little lower than center...
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    09-21-2015 01:52 PM
  6. Wildo6882's Avatar
    Just looked at mine and it's off center vertically... since both of yours have been off center maybe that's the way they are supposed to be. Camera works fine and takes great photos so I'm not worried about it, are your photos affected?
    Just looked at mine and it seems to be off center too, it's on the low side a touch. I can't believe I didn't notice that before, wonder if most of the Note 5's are like.
    Mines off centre too. Bugs me when i look at it but not worried since other notes does it too.
    Mine is off-centered...it seems centered horizontally... Vertically, it is a little lower than center...
    Yeah, mine is off center just a hair to the right - the first one looked like a serious lazy eye. It doesn't seem to effect anything other than my tech OCD. Seems like it would be a manufacturing defect, though. No logical reason I can see other than that.

    I still think the guy at Best Buy was full of malarkey...
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    09-21-2015 01:56 PM
  7. beh's Avatar
    Mine is physically off center within the body camera frame also, but takes fantastic pictures which what is designed to do. So there is no issue.
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    09-21-2015 02:01 PM
  8. double923's Avatar
    I belive the camera assembly is properly put together including the lens. The alignment maybe off during the installation of camera assembly and the phone housing. I don't think it would affect the camera performance nor PQ. It is just cosmetic.

    Sent from my SM-T810 using Tapatalk
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    09-21-2015 02:10 PM
  9. Katrina White1's Avatar
    I'd never have noticed that. Mine is off centered too, but the pics are on point!

    Posted via the Android Central App
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    09-21-2015 02:34 PM
  10. Wildo6882's Avatar
    Seems that it doesn't cause issues, just makes me curious as to why the lens is off center on what seems like most, if not all, Note 5 phones.
    09-21-2015 02:56 PM
  11. fastpitch_dad's Avatar
    Mine's slightly off center vertically also but pics from the phone are amazing so I'm not worried !!!
    09-21-2015 03:02 PM
  12. anon(9652351)'s Avatar
    Ok all.....hold the phone with the back side facing towards the ceiling and the display side facing the floor and look directly down at the camera lens and while continuing to look turn the phone slowly in 3/6/9/12 o'clock positions and tell me what you notice in regards to the lens off center.
    09-21-2015 03:39 PM
  13. Glock23-G4's Avatar
    Mine's a little low... has no discernible affect on the camera performance or quality.
    09-21-2015 04:15 PM
  14. shawnOST's Avatar
    Vertically off center as well. May just be a form factor thing when assembling the camera sub-assembly. Doesn't matter in the least, the pictures are amazing on this device.
    09-21-2015 04:25 PM
  15. Katrina White1's Avatar
    Ok all.....hold the phone with the back side facing towards the ceiling and the display side facing the floor and look directly down at the camera lens and while continuing to look turn the phone slowly in 3/6/9/12 o'clock positions and tell me what you notice in regards to the lens off center.
    It looks centered as you turn

    Posted via the Android Central App
    09-21-2015 04:58 PM
  16. Gray Area's Avatar
    Darn it! Mine is off slightly to the left toward the heart rate sensor and led! I never noticed and I've had this phone since launch! Well at least the pictures and video are top notch.
    09-21-2015 05:31 PM
  17. Gray Area's Avatar
    Ok all.....hold the phone with the back side facing towards the ceiling and the display side facing the floor and look directly down at the camera lens and while continuing to look turn the phone slowly in 3/6/9/12 o'clock positions and tell me what you notice in regards to the lens off center.
    Didn't notice anything

    Posted from my Beast Galaxy Note 5

    DEVICE HISTORY (since they got smart)
    PHONES: Galaxy Nexus, LG viper, Galaxy s3, HTC Evo 4g, Galaxy Note 2, Galaxy s5, LG G-Flex, Galaxy Mega 6.3, Galaxy s6 edge, Galaxy Note 5. TABLETS: Galaxy Note 10.1 gt-n8013, Galaxy tab 3 7.0. WATCH: Galaxy gear
    09-21-2015 05:35 PM
  18. Wildo6882's Avatar
    Ok all.....hold the phone with the back side facing towards the ceiling and the display side facing the floor and look directly down at the camera lens and while continuing to look turn the phone slowly in 3/6/9/12 o'clock positions and tell me what you notice in regards to the lens off center.
    I don't notice anything.

    And sorry for making everyone's OCD go haywire!

    I just wanted to know if I was alone or if this was an issue!
    09-21-2015 06:21 PM
  19. anon8380037's Avatar
    It's in all the shots. It's obviously normal, as opposed to a design flaw.
    Don't know if all OIS equipped cameras are like this.

    Off Center Camera Lens-galaxy-note-5-blue-back-s-pen.jpg

    Samsung Galaxy Note 5 review | Android Central
    09-21-2015 06:30 PM
  20. Wildo6882's Avatar
    It's in all the shots. It's obviously normal, as opposed to a design flaw.
    Don't know if all OIS equipped cameras are like this.

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    Yeah, and I just noticed it in MKBHD's video, too.

    I'd really like to know what the purpose of it is. My wife's S6 edge is perfectly centered.
    09-21-2015 06:32 PM
  21. anon8380037's Avatar
    Yeah, and I just noticed it in MKBHD's video, too.

    I'd really like to know what the purpose of it is. My wife's S6 edge is perfectly centered.
    Ah OK. Exclusive to the Note 5 then.
    Something that makes it so good.
    Ours is not to reason why
    09-21-2015 06:37 PM
  22. anon(9652351)'s Avatar
    Exactly Katrina, good eyes
    It is the glass cover and curvature of the lens playing tricks on everyone.
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    09-24-2015 08:29 PM
  23. Almeuit's Avatar
    Mod Note - Some posts have been cleaned. If you do not care for the thread please move along. Trolling is not needed or wanted.
    09-24-2015 09:23 PM
  24. collectiveleven's Avatar
    My first Note 5 had a lens that was way off center - heavily leaning toward the lower left corner. I got a replacement one, and this one is perfectly centered. I didn't have any problems with the quality of the photos in the first one, but my aesthetically-geared mind had major trouble accepting the skewed lens... especially considering the cost of the device.
    Wildo6882 likes this.
    09-25-2015 12:38 AM

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