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HTC asks you if you can spot a picture taken with a pro camera vs. one taken by the HTC One X

0. phoneArena 09 May 2012, 19:26 posted on

HTC is so sure that the camera on the HTC One X takes professional quality pictures, it has posted a challenge asking you if you can spot the difference between photographs taken with a professional camera and those shot with the camera on the HTC One X...

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posted on 09 May 2012, 19:32 11

1. Birds (Posts: 971; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)


What is the point if I can't look at it at full resolution? HTC I love you but don't give us a game if you gone me cheatin', now!!!!! Just doin' the most......

posted on 09 May 2012, 19:39

2. deathyyy (Posts: 101; Member since: 20 Dec 2011)


Right?? Still pretty excited to see this phone up close in person though.

posted on 09 May 2012, 22:51 1

10. N.Reynolds (Posts: 257; Member since: 15 Feb 2011)


Hahaha I was just thinking the same thing! Here compare these two pictures at 8x smaller than the original size and tell me which one has better quality! Do it! I bet you can't!

posted on 10 May 2012, 08:27

26. DonkeySauce (Posts: 156; Member since: 03 Dec 2011)


Agreed

posted on 09 May 2012, 19:45 2

3. Murfpass (Posts: 23; Member since: 23 Aug 2011)


Got 7 out of 10 right. Not too bad

posted on 09 May 2012, 19:52 2

4. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1205; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


I think reviews are reviews. It is really up to the individual to like a phone or not. I have the HTC One X since it was released on at&t and personally I would give it a 9/10 as a slightly above average user. I am impressed by its camera but I still don't think it can really pair with professional camera. 8MP vs. some have 14MP just isn't that easily to win. But I am not a professional so I am not the one to judge. I the one to love this phone :)

posted on 09 May 2012, 19:55 2

5. indigo87 (Posts: 40; Member since: 09 Dec 2011)


This is easy cause your going lie either way, the picture of the forest was take by htc one but your going to say it was taken by the camera, and the picture of the path way was taken by the professional camera but your going to say it was taken by the phone which would be a lie.

Hear me out before you red thumb me. The picture of the path way is 16:9 which would be a wide angle lens, the picture of the forest is 4:3 which "most" but not all cell phones format to. If you think the forest picture was taken by the camera then that was not a professional camera 4:3 and with no depth.

Another thing is to look at they didn't mention what camera they are using so they could be using bare bottom line professional camera

posted on 09 May 2012, 22:07 1

8. whothisperson (Posts: 102; Member since: 06 May 2012)


I agree with what you are saying but the way you word is off. You see more at a close distance with the path way picture which makes it wide angle lens but you mention aspect ratios. Aspect ratio is just the proportion of an image size between the height and width. Both pictures have the same aspect ratio of what looks like 4:3. On your camera phone setting for android you can choose between 4:3 or 16:9. Putting it at 16:9 would mean the width would be almost double the distance of the height of the picture but that doesn't make it wide angle shot. Examples of aspect ratios would be the shape of old box tvs we use to have (4:3 ratio) versus our new widescreen tvs (16:9).

posted on 10 May 2012, 10:54

27. Mario1017 (Posts: 336; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)


the One X (like basically all HTC phones) takes pictures in either the phone's aspect ratio (set to default) or you can change it to 4:3 in settings

posted on 09 May 2012, 20:18 1

6. akita256 (Posts: 80; Member since: 26 Jan 2012)


Like Murfpass, I got 7 out of 10 right, too.

The real point is that until you would be willing to have your daughter's once-in-a-lifetime wedding photographed with a cell phone the true winner is the professional photographer's camera.

posted on 10 May 2012, 04:10

22. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)


Lololol, yeah.

posted on 09 May 2012, 21:34

7. Nathan (Posts: 84; Member since: 14 Jul 2011)


I got 7/10

posted on 09 May 2012, 22:34 1

9. refreak (Posts: 29; Member since: 18 Dec 2011)


the challenge should be between htc one x vs nokia 808 pureview...

What , u scared, HTC ???

posted on 09 May 2012, 23:09

11. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1047; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)


I also got 7/10... Wtf? Notice how everyone got 7/10... I love HTC but this just seems a bit fishy.

posted on 10 May 2012, 00:10

12. HTCFreak (Posts: 149; Member since: 17 Jul 2010)


Lol, i got 7/10 too, but i got everything right! I seriously don't get it...

posted on 10 May 2012, 00:18

13. imgod (Posts: 13; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)


I got 4/10

posted on 10 May 2012, 00:20

14. -box- (Posts: 3729; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


7/10 here too. Went through it a few times, highest was still only 7?

posted on 10 May 2012, 01:09

15. OrhCh (Posts: 3; Member since: 18 Sep 2006)


9 of 10

posted on 10 May 2012, 01:15

16. xfire99 (Posts: 434; Member since: 14 Mar 2012)


7/10 and didnt need to bother look clearly at each picture, just use around 1-2 sec for ach pic. HTC X might have good camera, but still not good as digital camera. Question is, what digital camera was using? 100-300 bucks?

posted on 10 May 2012, 01:21 2

17. ron1niro (Posts: 54; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)


If Htc is comparing their mediocre camera to that was even beaten by the N8, what about the 808 pureview? Leave the camera business to those who understand it better, NOKIA.

posted on 10 May 2012, 03:11 1

18. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


said good enough.

This one has a good camera. But only good.
Nothing to wrote home about. And 1080p with 23 fps? Is it some kind of joke?? We got may HTC, not april.
Looks like htc is so confident they prepared a circus show. it's annoying a little bit. Using cheap optics always gives you an awful results. They can minimalize it by using software and cpu raw power but it won't help them too much.
Nokia makes better picture because, simple equation:
great optics + experience + Damian D. + software=winner
And btw HTC. N8 is compared with low (and sometimes even with mediocre middle-end) DSLR cameras with good results (as for cameraphone naturally), not with cheap digital.
Given S III samples I vote for samsung this time. They don't race with Nokia, but apparently improved galaxy's flagship pictures quality.

posted on 10 May 2012, 04:11

23. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)


The Nokia Lumia 900's camera actually wasn't as good as I expected it to be. The HTC One S had a better shot.

posted on 10 May 2012, 04:41

24. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


not every model must be good. I'm aware of it. I was disappointed at n86 as well.
I think it has sth to do with windows platform.

posted on 10 May 2012, 03:17

19. wendygarett (unregistered)


5/10 lolx

posted on 10 May 2012, 03:40 2

20. FoneAddict (Posts: 196; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)


Got a chance to play around with HTC One X and I really like it. It feels very nice in the hand and looks to have solid build quality unlike the cheap plastic looking SGS3. I highly recommend this phone to others. HTC clearly have spent alot of time designing this phone and in my opinion One X is the top Android phone currently in the market right now.

posted on 10 May 2012, 04:06

21. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


it's about photos.
I didn't like plastic too but I found flaws of alu too.
Good quality plastic is not a bad thing (lumia for example or even S II which is really sturdy).

posted on 10 May 2012, 08:25

25. bayhuy (Posts: 287; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)


3/10...i'm done...

posted on 11 May 2012, 03:49

28. and1one (Posts: 4; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)


wow! this pictures can even surpass by an iphone 4s, what more on a nokia n8 or 808 pureview? ur dreaming htc!

posted on 11 May 2012, 09:09

29. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2993; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Hang on! Yes, the pictures are too small to be compared.
But if it's a challenge they want, why not click the same subject and show it?
A digital cam maybe good, but when it comes to looking at them, for example the image of the woods...it's not like looking at an image of a smooth wall.
HTC is overdoing things and taking some people for fools!!

posted on 11 May 2012, 14:28

30. redrooster13 (Posts: 107; Member since: 20 Feb 2012)


8-10 right

posted on 16 May 2012, 21:41

31. danwnz (Posts: 2; Member since: 16 May 2012)


I wonder if HTC can tell the difference between these two shots and my web cam at 400 pixels? Or my 10 year old Canon G3 4MP point and shoot, I doubt the HTC would even compare to that with a full size image.

I am certain that the camera is good, but it will never compare to my DSLR. Over twice the resolution 14bit digital to analogue converter, larger sensor for low image noise in low light conditions...

Come on this is rediculous.

posted on 17 May 2012, 00:17

32. danwnz (Posts: 2; Member since: 16 May 2012)


This is so rediculous I created a challenge for HTC and emailed them.

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/z16yq3t54bx1cnu/WUe1a7Z SBh remove the space between the Z and S toward the end of this URL

Asked them if they could tell the photo quality difference between any of the phones. Nokia N70, Blackberry 8900, HTC Desire and HTC Sensation, and HTC One Pic. You need to save the files to your machine because dropbox applys huge compression in the browser photo viewer. EXIF info contained in the photos so you can work it out

And said I could be 100% certain they would tell the Canon G3 and DSLR photos.

And from my opinion the HTC One photo from the website is the worst.

posted on 20 May 2012, 07:24

33. mileskc (Posts: 1; Member since: 20 May 2012)


Im taking my htc one x back today. I have had it for two weeks. Pictures that I take inside are horrible but those taken outside are great. Yes, i have adjusted settings to try to make it better. I knew I should have stayed with my Apple phone.

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