HTC One camera improved thanks to firmware update
0. phoneArena 26 Mar 2013, 00:32 posted on
Pictures taken with the HTC One camera showed great improvement following a firmware update that really did great things to the ability of the 4MP camera to do more than just take great shots in low light conditions; ironically, it is the camera that is keeping the phone from being launched in the states early enough to build momentum before the Samsung Galaxy S4 appears...
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43. Birds (Posts: 1130; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)
I had the us variant of the one x and had no issue with the device that I can point out. As for the 8X you are a bold liar. I have about six friends with the phone and they moved from the ativ oddessy and lumia 828 to the phone after a recommendation from Verizon store clerks after the two week amnesty period and they love the device. Back to the HTC one x, I guess you can say the experience wasn't as deep as On the Samsung galaxy s3 at the time but I didn't care. I was never going to use the features on the s3 to begin with. Sod I went fanboy diehard route and got myself the one x and was pleased. But tewll me the issues you had with the device. I'd be happy to hear.
62. Taters (Posts: 4377; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)
The issues are too expansive to list but just off the top of my head.
Big gap and imperfect fit of the sim tray slot. They seem to have a terrible with that. Both the One X and 8x.
Gap between the unibody and camera cover. That silver cover covering the camera begins to seperate from the white part of the unibody, especially where the flash is.
Marks on the micro usb port. Some don't have lines and the others do.
Small bump on the piano gloss sides.
Loose screen that you literally have to push back in until you hear the corner pop back in.
Notification issues where I didn't know I had a text or message until I opened the app.
There was a lot more too. Ugh! What a piece.
As for the 8x, I am hardly lying. My first 8x had dust under screen and the Pocketnow review unit of the HTC one apparently does too. And my second one has a rattling volume rocker and an ear piece hiss everytime I end a call. I can prove it too since I still have the device...
45. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4168; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
I HIGHLY doubt all that you're saying is true. Though I only know 2 people with the One X, they both say it's the best device they've ever owned (one coming from an iPhone 4S and the other from a Samsung device I can't recall the name of).
How do you know all of those phones were from first batches? Did you pre-order every single one of them? If not, then they were most likely not first batch devices.
MANY devices have first batch issues; the Galaxy S3's casing cracking for no apparent reason. The iPhone 5 had light leakage, problems with the anodized aluminum on the black model, and the aluminum along the sides of it bending. The black One S had an issue with its ceramic coating chipping off. It is entirely normal, and was solved within 1 or 2 months, and the same will be done with the One.
I don't really believe the comment of the GS4, I just threw in those Samsung related comments to mess with you; and the Note II does creak, I should know. Did I strike a nerve? ;)
57. Taters (Posts: 4377; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)
Calling me a liar just because you don't like what you hear? I guess that is what fan boys do like fabricatomg stories about the Note 2 creaking.
I know that all the phones were from the first batch because I either pre-ordered them or imported them right when they came out.
Like I said, make up excuses for HTC all you like but that does not change the fact that I have never had first batch issues with anyone besides HTC and Sony. That isn't a coinicidence and when revisiting the One X by looking at the store models and models from my friends and acquintances and inquiring about when they purchased them, they never fixed the issues in the later batches.
63. Taters (Posts: 4377; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)
In denial I see. It is not normal and there is a ton of proof that suggests first batches are fine, except HTC first batches apparently. ;)
For the record, all my first batch tablets except for the Nexus 7 was fine too.
65. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)
A true Samsung fanboy on the extreme.
Funny how I have so many devices, only the Note 10.1 didn't give me any problems. There's no reason with those real fanboys, you'd get labeled as a fanboy when you try to talk to them nicely.
I got a Desire HD, that was working great till my lil boy threw it when I told him to it's time stop playing Angry Birds and go to sleep. My One X international doesn't have any of the problem he encountered. However, the problems he described was real, the problem that existed for the 1st and 2nd batches... and mainly the ones that were made in China. (I got the ones made in Taiwan) You could tell he's on denial with the problems Samsung had.
24. Taters (Posts: 4377; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)
As far as downplaying the gap goes, you can squeeze it closed. That is terrible and anything but minor.
46. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4168; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
The people in the XDA forum you posted seem to think otherwise. General consensus seems to be that it's nothing to worry about, and doesn't harm anything with the phone itself nor does it compromise the premium feel/look of the device.
Worst comes to worst, you have to trade it back in. It's only expected with the first batch of devices.
58. Taters (Posts: 4377; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)
Excuses excuses. i know that you are freaking out trying to protect your beloved HTC, but being blind to real issues is not going to help HTC regain their top spot in Android. Forcing them to fix their quality control issues by voting with your wallet will.
You can squeeze the gap closed...........enough said. If you think that is negligible than no wonder HTC will never beat Apple or Samsung. Their fans accept sub standard quality control while the rest of the world doesn't.
66. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)
I wouldn't mind the gap... The gap tells me how the device could be opened. If there's no gap at all, then there's no way for me to get in there. I was rather worried that I couldn't get into the insides so gap sound plenty good to me.
28. darkskoliro (Posts: 1057; Member since: 07 May 2012)
The picture in 1 shows off a remarkable difference, and the 2nd and 3rd show crisp images on the CORNERS. I wonder if there was a option to keep the CORNERS diluted so it looks like bokeh ;)
(eg, like dslrs)
31. BitterTruth (unregistered)
Rating should be now 9.2 -_-
35. 90ninjas (unregistered)
Kinda sketch images... the "old" images look way more blurry than what people have reported their HTC One taking and that includes phone reviews.
47. gogowho (Posts: 37; Member since: 12 Mar 2013)
what a coincidence, quick review after a update.
sorry, I wont believe any thing from htc.
this company is full of exaggerations.
I wont buy it again. I would buy from someone really aving technology.
HTC products are no different from Chinese ones.
Frankly, i like Chinese venders more, at least they wont say they are the best when they are not.
49. preet27in (banned) (Posts: 173; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)
hey the pictures r literally better. GUYS THINK, what if htc will have 13 or 16 ULTRAPIXEL CAMERA?? i guess if that happens other companies r getting shut down..... htc will definately go for it someday and that day they will get on others nerves. UR THE BEST HTC. CHEERS
52. Musty18591 (Posts: 17; Member since: 11 Jan 2012)
so The pictures before were terribly bad :| ... lets wait for the One vs iphone5 vs S4 and see ^_^
59. terabyteRouser (Posts: 457; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
those are pictures at 100%. looking at the picture on your screen you wouldn't have seen the blurriness, but it was always there. they've improved the sharpness dramatically. i thought it was because of the reduction in megapixels but apparently they had subpar image processing.
67. amats69 (Posts: 1225; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)
oh wow and another reason why i should buy the ONE!
68. zindu (Posts: 2; Member since: 26 Mar 2013)
the sharpness is there no question but the scale is bigger compared to the old one and i believe the old one scale is better as it captures more, that is not the end
the other problem with htc camcorder's including the new HTC one is lack of autofocus and it need time to clear things up and turn brighter you see big black shadow on their camcorder when you move the phone or turning the phone around, that is biggest problem and until they do not fix this issue this phone is not for me.
having said that the htc one front camcorder have best quality image for any front facing camera, see youtube for 1080p sample, but again it lack of autofocus and black shadow follow camera whenever it turns, so hopefully they will be fix this bugs aswell then it will beat the ugly s4, other wise s4 is great phone only the look is sucks,
if htc be able to fix these bugs then s4 is kick out from my short list and that is leaves HTC one and nexus 5 supposed to see sun light on october and its specs are great as rumored.
iphone is a history for me never buy any apple product again, and by the way for apple fan boys do not criticism my grammar or my English as i am not English and English is not my first language, so let people freely express their opinion.
i am not saying iphone is not good but it is not for me i have tones of reason behind my believes but let respect each other opinion and taste it may work for some but not for me.
69. zindu (Posts: 2; Member since: 26 Mar 2013)
the new one sharper it is good.
the new one more upscaled it is bad.
we never see the test video to comment on the new one, but all other htc phone including the one are dark shadow follow the camera while you are moving around to capture car moving for instance and lack of autofocus
so if they fix these issue it will be top 2 mobile phone along with rumored nexus 5.
76. belovedson (Posts: 832; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)
i wonder how much htc is spending to build one of these? wasn't it something like 2 hours to mill the body?
80. mojtaba_mn (Posts: 241; Member since: 22 Feb 2013)
thanks to htc and try more i buy an one and i love it the camera is good and the video recording is great really best i see
81. mojtaba_mn (Posts: 241; Member since: 22 Feb 2013)
every thing not camera however htc did good it but htc zoe and blinkfeed and body amazing design good battery best display and screen i planed to buy one
83. chocolaking (Posts: 490; Member since: 22 May 2012)
Htc One has the best camera on the smartphone of 2013.
S4 is no match for it.
time will tell..
just wait until ur friend show off the incredible quality of picture they took from the new ONe