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  1. shaynd's Avatar
    Ive been using an s4 for two years and loved it. Just recently got an S6 and everything seems great.

    Im just wondering why the camera makes everything look weird. Its really good detail but just looks smudged if that makes sense.

    With the S4 i always used Snapchat to take photos because it was much easier and the phone didnt process the image before displaying it, especially with the front camera it was much clearer, basically a screenshot of what was being displayed.

    With the S6, using snapchat doesnt solve this anymore. Every photo i take looks like its been airbrushed. If i take a selfie my face looks like clay and the image quality is terrible. Its not crisp like the S4 was.

    Dont get me started on night shooting.. the S4 camera front and back, kills the S6 in that regard.

    Can anyone tell me why this is?
    I cant find anything about it on the net.

    Thanks
    05-22-2015 10:55 PM
  2. Bwahahahaha's Avatar
    Doesn't sound at all like my camera experience with my edge. Blows the s4 outta the water. Play around with the settings a bit. I know that "clay" sorta airbrushed look can be dialed back or turned off completely. When taking a self shot, tap the "beauty" icon on the top and adjust the slider all the way down and that should take care of that "issue" ... Other than that, you just gotta play with the settings. Should definitely best the s4 in low light shots as well, without issue. Either there's something wrong with the sensor in yours, or no offense but I chalk it up to user error, so to speak.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    05-22-2015 11:07 PM
  3. 20blks's Avatar
    No one else has your issues. At least no one here. Maybe you're phone is defective
    05-23-2015 11:59 PM
  4. atkjhi's Avatar
    Did you take off the plastic film on the lens?
    05-24-2015 01:38 AM
  5. Localboy28's Avatar
    Post a sample pic
    05-24-2015 05:05 AM
  6. msavic6's Avatar
    The difference between the S4 and S6 is the amount of processing that is done to the image after it is taken.

    The S4 was notorious for over sharpening images to oblivion which to to the untrained consumer gives the effect of an amazingly sharp image with plenty of detail when in reality the detail isn't actually there.

    Samsung toned this effect down significantly on the S6 and it is for the better.

    The other thing is, Snapchat has been having some issues on the S6, upon release videos wouldn't play back on Snapchat and only recently have they started fixing the issues.
    05-24-2015 04:25 PM
  7. Russel John Pendon's Avatar
    I know what you are talking about, I got my S6 yesterday and same as yourself, been using s4 for the past 2 years. I have also experienced the same problem, that the pictures i take using the front camera looks photoshopped or airbrushed, looked so matte more than camera360 beauty effect would give me.

    It is also correct that adjusting the beauty setting to the lowest could correct this, though it would still remove some blemishes and would still give you a foundation finish look. Though in my experience, the quality of pictures using the front camera is superb compared to the S4, much clear regardless of the lighting.

    I have downloaded the Camera 360 and it gives ma an awful result for front camera shooting, it's too much filtered, compared to camera 360 results on my S4. I guess the front camera is already programmed to make a matte finish result for selfie.

    I have not seen the same problem in using the back camera.
    05-24-2015 04:27 PM
  8. KelseyRo4's Avatar
    Did you take off the plastic film on the lens?
    The plastic film doesn't cover the lens though. It has a hole in the center for the lens. I never took mine off for that reason

    Posted via the Android Central App
    05-24-2015 07:23 PM
  9. downbeat4's Avatar
    The pasty look from the front facing camera is from the "beauty" feature. Tap on it and slide the bare to zero. Aside from that, the S6's camera smashes the S4's in every way... You may have a dud or somehow you've lowered the resolution... Check that

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    05-24-2015 07:46 PM
  10. Phil Parsons's Avatar
    Got my S6 last month. Went to New York on vacation a couple if days later. Didn't take any other camera but my S6. I wasn't disappointed. This phone blows even the all might IPhone camera out of the water. I'd take yours back while you have the chance and get your provider to give you a new one.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    05-24-2015 07:48 PM
  11. Greg2600's Avatar
    The plastic film doesn't cover the lens though. It has a hole in the center for the lens. I never took mine off for that reason
    Good to know, I'll leave the film on mine then. Camera works great. Complaints only that the LED flash is blindingly bright, and the voice activation of the shutter doesn't work if the phone is more than 6 inches from you.
    05-25-2015 12:51 AM
  12. shaynd's Avatar
    So ive figured out whats going on..

    Its the actual screen thats making photos look weird on the S6. I took a photo with the front camera. Came out as usual. Airbrushed, foundation effect. I took the same pic with my S4. Crisp, sharp, fine.

    I then sent the S6 image to my S4.
    Wow, it looked so good. Clear, sharp no clay effect whatsoever. BETTER than the S4 pic.

    So the camera is great. Front and back look 10x better when viewed on another device.
    Its just the screen that sucks it appears.

    I cant post image links here yet.. but i cant really show my screen as i see it anyways.

    And i went to a few phone stores to see if mine had a problem. They're all the same.. "Its just how the display is shown"
    A disinterested "sales assistant" mumbled..


    I've a decision to make lol...
    05-29-2015 09:21 PM
  13. nelamvr6's Avatar
    So ive figured out whats going on..

    Its the actual screen thats making photos look weird on the S6. I took a photo with the front camera. Came out as usual. Airbrushed, foundation effect. I took the same pic with my S4. Crisp, sharp, fine.

    I then sent the S6 image to my S4.
    Wow, it looked so good. Clear, sharp no clay effect whatsoever. BETTER than the S4 pic.

    So the camera is great. Front and back look 10x better when viewed on another device.
    Its just the screen that sucks it appears.

    I cant post image links here yet.. but i cant really show my screen as i see it anyways.

    And i went to a few phone stores to see if mine had a problem. They're all the same.. "Its just how the display is shown"
    A disinterested "sales assistant" mumbled..


    I've a decision to make lol...
    If your screen isn't looking good your phone is probably defective.

    The screen on my S6 is the best looking screen I've ever seen! It's simply gorgeous! I have never seen another screen that even comes close.

    Time to take a trip back and get that phone replaced...
    05-29-2015 10:06 PM
  14. shaynd's Avatar
    But 4 different S6s all look the same as mine. The screen has the same effect when it comes to portrait photos or something close up.. Its not broken or anything thats just how it is now i guess and people are used to it.

    I just think people cant see it.. or its normal now for LCD to look this way.

    Im happy to be proven wrong but..
    05-29-2015 10:20 PM
  15. nelamvr6's Avatar
    But 4 different S6s all look the same as mine. The screen has the same effect when it comes to portrait photos or something close up.. Its not broken or anything thats just how it is now i guess and people are used to it.

    I just think people cant see it.. or its normal now for LCD to look this way.

    Im happy to be proven wrong but..
    The S6 doesn't have an LCD screen, it has an AMOLED screen. If you look at a high res photo from a web site, or a YouTube video, does the screen look good?
    05-29-2015 10:24 PM
  16. shaynd's Avatar
    Ohh.. sorry yeah AMOLED

    Yeah hd vids on youtube look amazing on the S6, 1440p or whatever it is, they're perfect.

    Im very sure theres nothing wrong with the screen. Its hard to explain. Im not being super picky.. theres a big difference btw the quality of photos displayed on one screen to the other..

    frustrating. I really like the S6. But if im stuck with looking at images like this then its no good for me.
    05-29-2015 10:56 PM
  17. nelamvr6's Avatar
    Ohh.. sorry yeah AMOLED

    Yeah hd vids on youtube look amazing on the S6, 1440p or whatever it is, they're perfect.

    Im very sure theres nothing wrong with the screen. Its hard to explain. Im not being super picky.. theres a big difference btw the quality of photos displayed on one screen to the other..

    frustrating. I really like the S6. But if im stuck with looking at images like this then its no good for me.
    Do you have any effects set in Snapchat? Try disabling all effects, see if that helps. Did you try just using the built-in camera interface? Does that make a difference? Make sure you disable all effects in the stock camera interface also.
    05-29-2015 11:05 PM
  18. Prince Alexander's Avatar
    Your not having a issue at all, it's nothing but beauty face. Which is automatically turned on, on the front facing camera. I believe you can turn it off or at least make the effect lower.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    05-30-2015 02:52 AM
  19. Lisa Case's Avatar
    It's the Beauty feature. Turn it all the way down. It does the airbrushing effect. Its at the top of the selfie screen.
    05-30-2015 04:32 PM
  20. GotAnS6's Avatar
    Mine was doing that too and the adjusting the beauty thing didn't seem to make a difference. I THINK I fixed it. Move the beauty setting down to zero then turn the HDR setting on and after a few minutes you should be able to turn it back off and it'll be better. Either that or I just convinced myself it looks better but I swear it does.
    06-25-2015 11:00 AM
  21. razza1987's Avatar
    The only problem I'm having with the S6 camera is that auto brightness doesn't work like it should. Sometimes the flush just won't go off when it is dark enough to need it and I have to manually turn the flash on
    06-25-2015 11:10 AM
  22. Devin143's Avatar
    I just switched from s4 to s6 today also and I see exactly what you are talking about and dislike it very much. Did you ever fix it?
    09-02-2015 10:39 PM
  23. mhinc's Avatar
    But 4 different S6s all look the same as mine. The screen has the same effect when it comes to portrait photos or something close up.. Its not broken or anything thats just how it is now i guess and people are used to it.

    I just think people cant see it.. or its normal now for LCD to look this way.

    Im happy to be proven wrong but..
    To be honest it sounds like it's your eyes, not the phone, if you are seeing it the same on all S6's then it's you.
    Mine looks amazing, my photos are crisp and clear with no airbrush look what so ever. I had the S4 as well and
    as said above, the s6 blows it out of the water for the camera.
    Maybe you are just not used to that high of quality.
    Did anyone ask if you were using the front facing came for your snap chat selfies or are we talking the main camera?
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    09-03-2015 08:53 AM
  24. Daniel Lt's Avatar
    Just came from a shop! I was horrified by all selfies made with S6 and S6 edge, it narrows the face and puts skin look mate! Look ill! Shocked! Vs the super clear selfies of the iphone 6....

    There must be an issue , its not possible, the quality of the camera and screen are superb...
    10-21-2015 11:33 AM
  25. AlphaTango414's Avatar
    Turn "beauty" adjustment down.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G920A using Tapatalk
    10-21-2015 03:32 PM
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