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  1. Android104's Avatar
    Misaligned front Camera for Galaxy S7 Edge?-photo-5-21-16-2.13-pm.jpgMisaligned front Camera for Galaxy S7 Edge?-photo-5-21-16-2.14-pm.jpg

    Hi Guys,
    I have the Galaxy S7 Edge which is a month old but unfortunately I do not have warranty.
    Lately I realized that the front camera of the device is slightly misaligned although it works perfectly and doesn't affect picture quality.

    The lens is not exactly in the center and there is black gap on the left side of the device which makes it looks off set.

    Though for such a premium phone, it seems to be absurd.
    Have I received a defective device or is this normal?
    05-22-2016 12:25 PM
  2. Rukbat's Avatar
    It's normal - that's where it's supposed to be.
    05-22-2016 12:34 PM
  3. Android104's Avatar
    If you look closely at the picture you can see a black gap on the right side of the picture in the circle of the camera.
    That means it is not perfectly in the center and hence it is misaligned
    05-22-2016 12:36 PM
  4. jazz70's Avatar
    I guess as long as the camera works fine that is the most important thing imho

    I have a black s7e so my front camera lens doesn't show so prominently but I understand your situation and it would probably bug me also if I had the gold s7e and I could see the front camera not centered in the hole every time I looked at my phone

    *edit: looking at mine more closely the lens is not perfectly centered also but the front camera works fine
    05-22-2016 12:57 PM
  5. Android104's Avatar
    I guess as long as the camera works fine that is the most important thing imho

    I have a black s7e so I can't hardly see my front camera lens but I understand your situation and it would probably bug me also if I had the gold s7e and I could see the camera not centered in the hole every time I looked at my phone
    Hi thanks for the reply.
    Yes exactly! Once you notice it, it drives you crazy.
    Especially since mine is gold.

    Surprisingly i didn't notice it for the first month.

    I do have an option of visiting the service center(phone not in warranty) who I assume will charge me a fee but will open up the device and re center the camera although the risk in that would be the waterproofing, they would be breaking all the factory seals and if they happen to damage anything inside by mistake also, the phone not being in warranty would cause a lot of trouble!

    Or I could send it back to the country I got it from where the warranty is applicable but again that is taking too much trouble for this.

    So I don't know if it is worth the pain?
    05-22-2016 01:03 PM
  6. Android104's Avatar
    could you please share a picture if possible?
    05-22-2016 01:24 PM
  7. jazz70's Avatar
    could you please share a picture if possible?
    here you are:

    05-22-2016 01:48 PM
  8. Android104's Avatar
    Hi thanks for the picture.

    I think in your scenario having a black device you really can't make out the difference if there is a misalignment or not.

    Here is a picture of my device without the screen protector, does this look okay to you?

    Since I have no warranty in my home country, i have an option of going to a service center who will open my device and try re centering the camera although I might lose the water restitance as they would break the factory seals and if they happen to damage anything by mistake also, it would be a huge problem since I wouldn't have warranty.

    Hence I don't know if its a good idea or not?

    Misaligned front Camera for Galaxy S7 Edge?-img-20160523-wa0000.jpg
    05-22-2016 02:24 PM
  9. jazz70's Avatar
    I think yours looks better centered then mine

    As long as the camera is working fine: imho it's not worth the cost, getting those factory seals cracked open, and the trouble that may lead to somewhere down the road if some situation comes up with the phone that you need to rely on that IP68 rating for protection
    05-22-2016 03:23 PM
  10. Android104's Avatar
    thanks for the reply

    Hahaha and I think yours looks better because you can't make out due to the color
    Yes i guess you're right, going through so much trouble might not be worth it.

    All i wanted to know was if other devices were like this too or if they were centered perfectly!
    I guess this must be done by hand that explains the misalignment
    05-22-2016 03:54 PM
  11. tengtengvn's Avatar
    Mine isn't perfectly aligned. My old Note 5 was like that too. It doesn't affect the pictures since the black part of the glass doesn't cover the lens.
    05-22-2016 04:34 PM
  12. chanchan05's Avatar
    Mine looks perfectly aligned to me. I do have a black device, but I can see a darker rim around the camera lens and it seems uniformly thick around the entire lens.
    05-22-2016 10:04 PM
  13. Truman82's Avatar
    Last perfectly aligned was on iPhone. In my g7e the front camera isn't aligned perfectly but it is not worth sending it to repairs if you ask me. The photos are great anyway.
    05-23-2016 12:06 AM
  14. gavo360's Avatar
    My titanium S7 front camera isn't perfectly aligned. Around a mm to the right but it is probably within Samsungs manufacturing tolerance.
    05-23-2016 02:36 AM
  15. Android104's Avatar
    Last perfectly aligned was on iPhone. In my g7e the front camera isn't aligned perfectly but it is not worth sending it to repairs if you ask me. The photos are great anyway.
    I guess you're right....Wouldnt want to lose the water resistance.
    It's weird cause one would expect some kind of quality. I am only afraid that the misalignment shouldn't cause problem for the IP68 water resistance.

    Mine isn't perfectly aligned. My old Note 5 was like that too. It doesn't affect the pictures since the black part of the glass doesn't cover the lens.
    Mine looks perfectly aligned to me. I do have a black device, but I can see a darker rim around the camera lens and it seems uniformly thick around the entire lens.
    Having a black device means your eyes can be easily fooled and nonetheless even if it is misaligned it won't make any difference as you can hardly notice it.

    My titanium S7 front camera isn't perfectly aligned. Around a mm to the right but it is probably within Samsungs manufacturing tolerance.
    Well I guess this is normal than I suppose, its weird as i have seen a few phones with perfectly centered cameras.
    Although how does my phone look(pic above) in comparison to yours?
    05-23-2016 03:50 AM
  16. Truman82's Avatar
    My phone has been in repairs once already and they opened the phone because of it. After that the ip68 works just fine.
    05-23-2016 04:05 AM
  17. gavo360's Avatar
    Well I guess this is normal than I suppose, its weird as i have seen a few phones with perfectly centered cameras.
    Although how does my phone look(pic above) in comparison to yours?
    Judging by your picture I don't think it is too different to mine. I was playing with S7's at various stores for about a month before I bought one and did notice on a fair few that the front camera was slightly out of center.
    05-23-2016 04:15 AM
  18. chanchan05's Avatar
    Having a black device means your eyes can be easily fooled and nonetheless even if it is misaligned it won't make any difference as you can hardly notice it.
    I guess you have a point. Never took much notice of it until I saw this post. Still looks perfectly aligned to me though.



    Sorry for the rather dirty screen. LOL.
    05-23-2016 06:24 AM
  19. Android104's Avatar
    My phone has been in repairs once already and they opened the phone because of it. After that the ip68 works just fine.
    So do you suggest I should get it opened up and re centered?
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    05-23-2016 07:19 AM
  20. Android104's Avatar
    I guess you have a point. Never took much notice of it until I saw this post. Still looks perfectly aligned to me though.

    http://i753.photobucket.com/albums/x...psmivhtxzt.jpg

    Sorry for the rather dirty screen. LOL.
    Well in the picture you just shared. Your phone looks perfectly normal as the black rim looks to be uniform around the circle
    05-23-2016 07:19 AM
  21. Android104's Avatar
    Judging by your picture I don't think it is too different to mine. I was playing with S7's at various stores for about a month before I bought one and did notice on a fair few that the front camera was slightly out of center.

    Yeah I saw a few aligned ones and a few misaligned ones as well.
    I guess this must be within their tolerance levels as you mentioned.

    Could you share a picture of your device to have a better look at it?
    05-23-2016 07:21 AM
  22. Android104's Avatar
    Could you share a picture if possible?
    Are you talking about the black rim or the lens of the front camera?
    05-23-2016 02:01 PM
  23. gavo360's Avatar
    Could you share a picture if possible?
    Are you talking about the black rim or the lens of the front camera?
    the lens is slightly over to the right of the rim but not enough to bother me and 95% of people probably wouldn't even notice. Unfortunately cant share a picture tonight.
    05-23-2016 05:00 PM
  24. danlnyc's Avatar
    I just checked mine after this thread and it seems centered for mine...I mean its just a litttttllllllllleeee bit off but not enough to make a noticeable difference
    05-23-2016 05:50 PM
  25. mitul_mehta's Avatar
    Mine looks OK on the silver s7 March manufactured.
    05-23-2016 11:03 PM
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