First HTC U11 night time photos surface: is this the best smartphone camera around?
by Victor Hristov / May 23, 2017, 9:31 AM
HTC's new flagship phone, the U11, has big aspirations: some publications have called it the best camera ever on a phone, but how does it do in one area where smartphone cameras typically struggle, night time photography?
Nothing short of impressive
HTC U11 will be released in early June, but today we see the first test of the U11's 12-megapixel rear camera in night time conditions and the results are nothing short of impressive.The
The images were published on Flickr by a user in Asia who seems to have the device before everyone else. You can inspect the images in their full size over at Flickr by clicking the source link below, or you can just check out our gallery right below, where we have posted a slightly smaller size of the images.
Are you impressed? Does the HTC U11 has what it takes to become the best camera phone around?
- Display 5.5" 1440 x 2560 pixels
- Camera 12 MP / 16 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2450 MHz
- Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
- Battery 3000 mAh(24.5h 3G talk time)
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Definitely looks gorgeous. This is the first HTC in history which has a decisively better camera than a current Samsung flagship.
posted on May 23, 2017, 9:34 AM 27
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Wonder why PA has refused to publish dxo scores of the gs8.
posted on May 23, 2017, 10:01 AM 2
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The Pixel. Built by HTC.
posted on May 23, 2017, 10:53 AM 5
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These samples are pretty awesome but let's wait for more camera samples to come from around world. So far so good. Pixel and Samsung hold your breath!
posted on May 23, 2017, 9:34 AM 15
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Pixel is made for Google by HTC lol
posted on May 23, 2017, 3:47 PM 0
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Yeah saw them on some Phandroid site yesterday, like I said there too, best low light samples I have seen. Pixel is still better for dynamic range, but colours, noise seem much better than Pixel, should be the best camera around. But yes, more samples needed for sure.
posted on May 23, 2017, 9:47 AM 5
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The Dynamic Range is amazing, the lights and display aren't over exposed and the blacks has great contrast. Noise is there but the details are also a plus and the photos don't look like water colors when zooming all in.
posted on May 23, 2017, 9:51 AM 5
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Depends on if these images were shot in "Auto Mode" or "Manual/Pro Mode". If they are in "Auto Mode", then yes these are impressive. If not, then they aren't that impressive as I can get similar shots with my Note 5 using "Pro Mode", and probably close to the exact same shots on my S7.
posted on May 23, 2017, 10:12 AM 1
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They are in Auto . I didn't check all Exif data but you can do it if you want. Here is source:https://www.flickr.com/photos/
I still think photographer might have used tripod. They look virtually free of motion blur. 29571/with/34362226460/
posted on May 23, 2017, 10:21 AM 1
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Wow this is impressive. I have the HTC 10 and this is way much better. Impressive indeed.
posted on May 23, 2017, 11:09 AM 3
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Looks good... at 3 MP as displayed here. At the original 12 MP size, they look similar to the S8 results. All thanks to image stacking (HDR auto modes) resulting in temporal noise reduction and increased DR. HTC has come a long way, since their " Ultra" designation for their cameras usually didn't live up tot the hype at all.
posted on May 23, 2017, 11:43 AM 0
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DxOMark says its the best so I believe them.
posted on May 23, 2017, 1:50 PM 2
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"DxOMark says its the best so I believe them." DxOMark also said the HTC 10 is on par with the S7 edge (both have a score of 88). You believe that too? SMH
posted on May 23, 2017, 2:39 PM 3
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Need comparison with other phones to judge. Hope PA will do one soon. But to be perfectly honest between just very good pictures + 3.5 mm audio jack and gorgeous pictures + no 3.5 mm jack I will always choose very good pictures + 3.5 mm jack....
posted on May 23, 2017, 2:37 PM 0
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