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  1. S4SWAG's Avatar
    yo its just gonna gather dirt and dust take it off
    07-04-2013 04:05 PM
  2. ericblackdv's Avatar
    Thanks for starting this thread, and for all of the replies. I got my Samsung GS4 3 days ago and noticed the "popping" sound around the plastic on the lens today. A quick googling led me here. I just popped the back cover off and removed the plastic. Easy enough.
    07-04-2013 11:11 PM
  3. eyecon82's Avatar
    can someone explain why its necessary to remove the plastic lens cover? there is a hole so the actual lens isn't covered.....the covering just protects the rest of it...
    07-05-2013 05:51 PM
  4. Othe12sid3's Avatar
    can someone explain why its necessary to remove the plastic lens cover? there is a hole so the actual lens isn't covered.....the covering just protects the rest of it...
    Because gunk gets stuck in it and after a certain point may actually hurt more than help the phone. Mine had pocket lint and dust starting to collect around it before I finally decided to take it off. It's not necessary though, really up to you.
    07-05-2013 06:01 PM
  5. eyecon82's Avatar
    Because gunk gets stuck in it and after a certain point may actually hurt more than help the phone. Mine had pocket lint and dust starting to collect around it before I finally decided to take it off. It's not necessary though, really up to you.
    oh ok..so it doesn't actually become an issue until lint and dust gets in the way of the actual lens opening? Thanks
    07-05-2013 06:31 PM
  6. takehiro12's Avatar
    oh ok..so it doesn't actually become an issue until lint and dust gets in the way of the actual lens opening? Thanks
    It's an aesthetic issue. Mine was looking crummy after having the phone just a few days, it looked like plastic to me but I couldn't be sure which led me to this thread. Took the back cover off, applied a piece of scotch tape and it comes right up. Looks so much better now.
    07-16-2013 12:06 PM
  7. jessesmomma2013's Avatar
    The plastic does come off. My fiance got his from verizon amd saw scratches so took it back amd they told him it was on the plastic and you just have to take it off. Its meant to prrotect the lense during shipping.
    08-24-2013 11:08 AM
  8. Haalcyon's Avatar
    I finally took it off of both my S4 and my Note 8.0

    Sent from my humble Note 8.0 LTE
    08-24-2013 12:48 PM
  9. ench18's Avatar
    Taking off the small plastic on the back camera lens itself is a big improvement for taking great pics. I used tweezers to take mine off. LOL
    08-25-2013 02:23 AM
  10. johnny hotsauce's Avatar
    This thread changed my life.

    LOL ;-)
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    08-25-2013 03:27 AM
  11. ctychick's Avatar
    I'm so confused. When I got my camera about 2 months ago, I removed a donut-shaped piece of plastic around the lens. I did not have to remove the back cover to do this, so is there some other piece that I should be removing to get better pix? I can't get a single good shot out of this camera and I've played with all the settings, alternative apps, etc. Thanks
    09-19-2013 07:48 AM
  12. STSVA's Avatar
    I'm so confused. When I got my camera about 2 months ago, I removed a donut-shaped piece of plastic around the lens. I did not have to remove the back cover to do this, so is there some other piece that I should be removing to get better pix? I can't get a single good shot out of this camera and I've played with all the settings, alternative apps, etc. Thanks
    The protective plastic you already removed is all there is. It has nothing to do with quality images. There are two main factors that are likely to be the cause of poor images from your phone camera:
    1) The camera is likely to select a relatively slow shutter speed, which means that any movement of the phone or whatever you're taking a picture of can cause motion blur in your picture. You need a lot of light to get the camera to use a faster shutter speed. One way to do this is to force the flash to fire, if you're close enough to the subject for the flash to illuminate it. Another way to get a faster shutter speed is to use the Sports shooting mode. Finally, you can manually increase the ISO to get a faster shutter speed. The faster the shutter speed, the more likely you'll get a sharp picture. Also, be careful to hold the phone as steadily as you can when taking a picture; if possible, rest it on a stable surface to make sure it doesn't move.
    2) The camera is using a high ISO that it's selecting automatically because the scene is not brightly lit. A high ISO will mean a noisy, grainy picture.

    Also, are you making sure the camera is focused on the subject of your picture before you press the shutter button? Make sure it shows a green square on the subject before taking the picture; you can focus by tapping the screen where you want the camera to focus.
    horangeh, ctychick and Tsukiyomi like this.
    09-19-2013 08:58 AM
  13. mrslevar's Avatar
    THANKS for this post... just got new phone and there was scratch on lens... we were planning to return today but I decided to google question first and now we know ... remove plastic cover. Thanks for the tips!
    10-17-2013 09:55 AM
  14. Con Georgiadis's Avatar
    The protective plastic you already removed is all there is. It has nothing to do with quality images. There are two main factors that are likely to be the cause of poor images from your phone camera:
    1) The camera is likely to select a relatively slow shutter speed, which means that any movement of the phone or whatever you're taking a picture of can cause motion blur in your picture. You need a lot of light to get the camera to use a faster shutter speed. One way to do this is to force the flash to fire, if you're close enough to the subject for the flash to illuminate it. Another way to get a faster shutter speed is to use the Sports shooting mode. Finally, you can manually increase the ISO to get a faster shutter speed. The faster the shutter speed, the more likely you'll get a sharp picture. Also, be careful to hold the phone as steadily as you can when taking a picture; if possible, rest it on a stable surface to make sure it doesn't move.
    2) The camera is using a high ISO that it's selecting automatically because the scene is not brightly lit. A high ISO will mean a noisy, grainy picture.

    Also, are you making sure the camera is focused on the subject of your picture before you press the shutter button? Make sure it shows a green square on the subject before taking the picture; you can focus by tapping the screen where you want the camera to focus.
    Daylight photos are outstanding.the problem is in low light scenarios.
    night mode selects a slow shutter speed and the absence of OIS result in blurry photos.
    10-17-2013 10:41 AM
  15. STSVA's Avatar
    Daylight photos are outstanding.the problem is in low light scenarios.
    night mode selects a slow shutter speed and the absence of OIS result in blurry photos.
    I've also found it selects a slow shutter speed in normal shooting mode (auto) with moderately bright light, such as artificial light indoors. It will often select 1/30 sec. or slower, and, because the phone is not ergonomically designed for handheld camera use, motion blur is often going to be present.
    horangeh and Con Georgiadis like this.
    10-17-2013 12:23 PM
  16. Vernon Denison's Avatar
    It is meant to come off, I ask Samsung by the my galaxy app and they said take it off, if you download the my galaxy app and ask them they will tell you the same.

    Posted via Android Central App
    10-17-2013 04:33 PM
  17. sandivamp's Avatar
    Lol... really people? It isn't that hard to remove... just use tape... it sticks to the tape and comes off easily

    Sent from my SPH-L720 using Tapatalk 2
    LOL I didn't even realize the plastic was there until this thread...glad I read your post...that was easier hehe
    10-19-2013 11:23 AM
  18. Oebele Kooistra's Avatar
    I thought I was crazy, but thanks to you guys I know I'm not. Will use the tape method. Thnx!
    10-29-2013 09:39 AM
  19. Carrie Warner's Avatar
    I took mine off peeled it with my finger and then put paper under it and pulled it off my pics still look the same! Nothing changed.
    12-27-2013 12:24 PM
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