DROID Ultra test photos unearthed by @evleaks, we're not overly impressed

DROID Ultra test photos unearthed by @evleaks, we're not overly impressed
Motorola's got a leaky pipe somewhere, somehow, and it continues to provide and provide

And here we go again - just a few hours ago, infamous @evleaks has tweeted what are purportedly test photos snapped with the DROID Ultra's alleged 10-megapixel 'RBGC' sensor. In case you're wondering, that extra 'C' subpixel is supposed to help with white balance and exposure. Whether this is the same 'ClearPixel' shooter that is expected to come with the Moto X is anyone's guess, though.

As you can guess, we're not at all impressed by what we're seeing. Hold your horses, though – we're pretty sure that Motorola has more work to do, and as mentioned – if real, these are strictly test photos and not indicative of the quality of the camera that's going to end up in the DROID Ultra.

We also remind you that unbeknown to us remain the release date for the DROID Ultra, and its price tag. We do, however, have an idea of how the internals will sound like – a 5-inch, 1080p display will come powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor and 2GB of RAM.

source: @evleaks

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1. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Hey, whatever. All these leaks feed my belief that the phone is coming this month. I trust that they have more work to do with camera software, but then again... this is Motorola.

17. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

I'm doubting this month. Maybe August or September. I only remember Moto dropping phones in September, October, November & January.

20. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Lately it's been about every 10 months. That way people on 2 year contracts can upgrade to the latest and greatest if they like their current manufacturer.

2. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

The pictures are not bad at all... Whatever you're smoking PA, give me some too.

11. Chris.P

Posts: 567; Member since: Jun 27, 2013

The gallery doesn't really let you zoom in enough for you to notice, I guess. I suggest you take a look at the actual source at Picassa and make use of the zoom function. Moreover, notice any purplish hue?

13. thelegend6657 unregistered

Those pics looks good for a phone camera , especially compared with my galaxy s2

14. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

And this is why the dammed widget needs to die (gallery)

23. quakan

Posts: 1418; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

If PA gets rid of the widget, Android fans will scream, "iPhonearena" all day long.

22. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

From the looks of the photos they appear to have been taken at either dusk or dawn. That could account for the purple hue. Not saying that absolutley, but it is a possibility.

18. sum182

Posts: 229; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

Thats what i used to think about my Droid DNA pictures....then i zoomed in lol Take Chris.P's suggestion and you'll see.

3. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 2008

White balance? On these dark pics? Better get back to the lab

6. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Could also be an overcast day. I can't draw any conclusions from two gray outdoor shots.

12. Tomfromsouth

Posts: 88; Member since: Apr 02, 2012

Fair enough chris. It hasn't got the white balance right at all. Unless they were taken at proper dusk. Judging by the skyline they were taken during just an overcast day. So yeah, they're pretty unexposed in my opinion. Colours bland and too dark.

4. ckoch125

Posts: 193; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

When has a Moto camera done anything other than disappoint? It's always been their weak spot.

16. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

Hopefully that trend stops with this device. We don't know if that's what the scenery actually looked like since we weren't there. I'm not basing anything off of someone else's photos.

5. abcdefgh

Posts: 471; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

dafuq?since when people are expecting good camera from oems other than NOKIA

9. smallworld

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

Shut up.

19. Pedro0x

Posts: 271; Member since: Oct 19, 2012

Phonearena, please return the thumb down button, please? This troll just asks for it. You know that SGS4 is the king for now in most detailed pictures and video in day light, nokia and htc are however better in night situations. And these two pictures are not very good, from a high-end phone in 2013 I would expect more.

21. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

They could bring it back but only make it subtract from the thumbs up. That would balance things out without the big ugly red thumbs.

7. jedpatrickdatu

Posts: 169; Member since: Jan 24, 2013

They're actually pretty good. Very sharp and detailed.

8. HASHTAG unregistered

I honestly don't see anything bad about these photos.

10. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

Purplesish flare

15. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

I'm just waiting to see it in person & make the judgement for myself. I don't rely on phone reviews from here, engadget or bgr. It's all about how the phone works for the individual, not the crowd. Waiting for when it's available in stores.

24. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

My Razrs photos all are cyan biased, with camera fv5 I can use the x rite passport and run it through my workflow, lot of work for a so so camera, the Honami however...

25. RomeoJDR

Posts: 245; Member since: Dec 09, 2011

For outdoor photo shooting other than after dark those are some look to be some of the hardest conditions to capture decent photos. I know my Droid Razor wouldn't capture those scenes as well.

26. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Second pic is looking quiet good but looks like li'l bit artificial.

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