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  1. CreeperCode's Avatar
    Hey all.

    I received my AT&T Galaxy S4 on Friday and love it so far. Only problem I had with it is I've noticed that on the camera lens there seems to be a piece of plastic on it with a circular cutout for the "eye" of the camera (sorry don't know anything about camera lingo lol).

    If I touch the camera lens it makes a sound like there is indeed a plastic piece on top it. I've removed the back cover and tried running my fingernail across the lens to see if I could get the plastic piece to come off but it seems to be part of the lens itself.

    This wouldn't normally bother me except that there are two small piece of hair and some dust that have gotten underneath this plastic. Is this plastic removeable or is this the actual design of the camera lens?

    Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
    belogical, whbonney and ReikoChan like this.
    04-29-2013 09:34 AM
  2. stringbeanie's Avatar
    I took mine off. Hopefully my lens won't be scratched easily now.
    CreeperCode and whbonney like this.
    04-29-2013 09:49 AM
  3. Juan Clyncke's Avatar
    so there is indeed a plastic on the camera lens? because i was wondering this also..
    04-29-2013 09:52 AM
  4. excusemeflox's Avatar
    This thread made me realize there's plastic covering the camera! Yes, it is removable. Start on the outer edge and use your nail to lift it.

    Pictures looked great before this...would never have even known it wasa there!
    SERBDVB, CreeperCode and whbonney like this.
    04-29-2013 09:56 AM
  5. Juan Clyncke's Avatar
    Great thanks for the info, but isn't it better to leave it on?
    Because the camera is slightly elevated on the back, when you put your phone on the table
    the lens is the critical point that would scratch in my opinion.
    04-29-2013 09:59 AM
  6. hillucla's Avatar
    Are we really supposed to be removing it? Or is it meant to stay on? When I bought my S4 at the ATT store I noticed it and asked them about it. The guy tried peeling it off and couldn't - so we assumed it was meant to stay on.
    04-29-2013 10:00 AM
  7. Infinite Jest's Avatar
    Great thanks for the info, but isn't it better to leave it on?
    Because the camera is slightly elevated on the back, when you put your phone on the table
    the lens is the critical point that would scratch in my opinion.
    I doubt it is rated for high optical clarity. I'd take it off.
    04-29-2013 10:01 AM
  8. Dramer77's Avatar
    Are we really supposed to be removing it? Or is it meant to stay on? When I bought my S4 at the ATT store I noticed it and asked them about it. The guy tried peeling it off and couldn't - so we assumed it was meant to stay on.
    yes its suppose to come off
    04-29-2013 10:26 AM
  9. CreeperCode's Avatar
    I can't seem to get it off lol. And I'm afraid of messing up the lens somehow...
    04-29-2013 10:50 AM
  10. Lordrill's Avatar
    I woundering the same it looks like it is plastic but i cant seem to take it off ^^
    04-29-2013 11:59 AM
  11. JasW's Avatar
    Someone over in this thread at XDA suggested it was easier with the back cover removed.
    CreeperCode and dch176 like this.
    04-29-2013 12:49 PM
  12. HOLLYWOODANT215's Avatar
    I just wanna no does it makes pics look better if not I'm keeping it on, the phone actually has tape all around it I took mines off the sides bottom and top

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Android Central Forums
    04-29-2013 12:51 PM
  13. CreeperCode's Avatar
    I got mine off by removing the back cover and being a little rough with it. Just hooked a fingernail and got it off. I'm attaching a picture so you can see what it looks like.

    04-29-2013 01:23 PM
  14. JasW's Avatar
    I got mine off by removing the back cover and being a little rough with it. Just hooked a fingernail and got it off. I'm attaching a picture so you can see what it looks like.
    Is it dead?
    Jennifer Stough likes this.
    04-29-2013 01:47 PM
  15. CreeperCode's Avatar
    Yes. I killed it with fire lol

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I337 using Android Central Forums
    Jennifer Stough likes this.
    04-29-2013 01:55 PM
  16. thestardawg's Avatar
    Would this effect picture quality at all? I took some last night of the sun set and wasn't very impressed.
    04-29-2013 02:00 PM
  17. yousmell's Avatar
    There is also plastic around the phone on the aluminum part too

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I337 using Tapatalk 2
    ReikoChan likes this.
    04-29-2013 10:20 PM
  18. TeamPowerstroke's Avatar
    Took a second but was able to get mine off.

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    04-29-2013 11:55 PM
  19. alcantarvf'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
    04-30-2013 01:00 AM
  20. guinnkevinr's Avatar
    I'm so glad I found this topic. 20 minutes ago I was fuming because of how disgusting the camera looked to do all the link and dirt getting under the plastic part just from being in my pocket. Ripped it right off and now my phone's looking sexy again.
    belogical and whbonney like this.
    04-30-2013 04:32 AM
  21. jcp007's Avatar
    +1 Thanks for posting. I had to remove my Otterbox Defender case and then use my finger nail to remove it.

    Sent Via My Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Tablet
    04-30-2013 05:08 AM
  22. JasW's Avatar
    Once I got my fingernail under it, it just kind of popped right off. I'm still mystified by it, though -- with the hole in the middle, it shoudn't really interfere with photo quality, no? Leaving aside the possibility of it accumulating pocket crud, of course.
    04-30-2013 05:31 AM
  23. rs619's Avatar
    Once I got my fingernail under it, it just kind of popped right off. I'm still mystified by it, though -- with the hole in the middle, it shoudn't really interfere with photo quality, no? Leaving aside the possibility of it accumulating pocket crud, of course.
    that's what I was thinking?? there's a hole so why would it affect the quality of the camera??
    04-30-2013 11:30 AM
  24. OhAlfie's Avatar
    I tried and try to peel it off via the fingernail method and never could get an edge to pull up. Looks like I'm going to use the tape method now!
    04-30-2013 11:32 AM
  25. HOLLYWOODANT215's Avatar
    Did ppl see any improvement in quality??? I need to no because if not I will leave it

    Sent from my SPH-L720 using Android Central Forums
    04-30-2013 12:37 PM
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