First camera samples from the HTC Amaze 4G

First camera samples from the HTC Amaze 4G
Following after the T-Mobile myTouch 4G Slide, the upcoming HTC Amaze 4G is shaping up to be yet another camera centric device that’s sure to make you ditch your point and shoot. Interestingly enough, we’ve actually been seeing HTC becoming more aggressive with its portfolio, as they’ve been attaching some serious camera hardware to its devices – such as the Mango flavored HTC Radar and Titan.

Packing along an 8-megapixel auto-focus camera in the rear, it’s sure to impress with its F2.2 wide-angle lens, backside illuminated sensor, and dual-LED flash to make the experience undeniably gratifying. Of course, you won’t be able to miss a beat with its nearly instant zero shutter lag – thus, enabling you to perfectly time those candid moments.

Right away, our first order of business after getting the HTC Amaze 4G, is to take it to town and snap up some shots to better see what it’s all about. So yeah, check out the samples we’ve been able to snap up in the short time holding onto the phone, and judge for yourself whether it has the right balance to seriously put that point and shooter to rest for good.

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Amaze 4G
  • Display 4.3" 540 x 960 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S3, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1730 mAh(6.00h talk time)



1. androidsbiggestfan

Posts: 76; Member since: Aug 09, 2011

The camera on this device is simply fantastic!

5. NeXoS

Posts: 292; Member since: May 03, 2011

It's too bad all of the new HTC's with bluetooth 3.0 have a crappy broken blueZ stack that isn't backwards compatible with 2009 and older cars that have bluetooth 2.x!

6. KEVlN

Posts: 83; Member since: Aug 19, 2011

Why so much hatred for HTC and bluetooth 3.0?

13. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

Because if that's the case, and if I upgrade to a new HTC (Vigor perhaps) and if it has 3.0 that wont work with my 07 and 08 vehicles which I flawlessly use Bluetooth in right now with my TB, I'd be pissed too.

2. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

wow, i'm impressed. i think i'll recommend this phone to my friend's sister.

3. ledbetterp3

Posts: 467; Member since: Aug 31, 2011

Mmmm.... Were those mozzarella sticks?

4. belovedson

Posts: 1061; Member since: Nov 30, 2010

what's with all this noob's pics. low light pics please on all cameras

7. tsets

Posts: 11; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

hmmm somehow when presenting the i-phones camera prowess apple left this phone out!random?i don't think so!

8. iphone_fan unregistered

oh man!!! iphone 4s camer is only F2.8 appreture,this is F2.2!!!maybe i need to switch to htc amaze

12. minhajmsd

Posts: 24; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

4s has F2.4

20. Penny

Posts: 1851; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

Really? minhajmsd gets thumbed down for simply correcting some information, not even saying anything fanboyish? Some people...

10. RockyJ unregistered

At last...Htc made a phone with good camera...congrats!!!

14. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

The ThunderBolt has a great camera, whereya been?

23. Nickmfnjackson

Posts: 101; Member since: Jan 21, 2010

Sensation? Mytouch 4g slide? Jus sayin...

11. dt unregistered

low light pics please!!

15. AnnDroid

Posts: 90; Member since: Aug 02, 2011

I'm a loyal HTC fan. I have an EVO right now and really don't find my camera all that lacking. But being human, we always want improvements and I've been waiting to see HTC focus on better cameras. (sorry for the pun). That said, can someone explain why the shot of the church is out of skew? The trees lean in. And the shot of Best Buy, the columns lean in. + low light photos please.

16. techfreak unregistered

what lens is better? this or the ip4s?

17. DontHateOnS60

Posts: 872; Member since: Apr 20, 2009

N8 vs Amaze shootout. Let's see it. On second thought, don't bother. We already know the N8 will win.

18. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

the blue sky looks a little saturated but other than that it looks darn nice for a camera phone.

21. Penny

Posts: 1851; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

Clarity is great, but all the pictures seem to be a bit on the cool (blueish) side.

22. John unregistered

Camera-centric phone but with dual LED instead of xenon flash ? Why ?

24. bayhuy

Posts: 320; Member since: Jun 23, 2011

"The net result is a much brighter flash for camera use. So, you might ask, why don't all phone cameras come with Xenon flash? Cost. Putting in a Xenon flash unit is much more expensive. Power. Physics dictates (even after allowing for power efficiency variation) that if more light energy is created then more power will ultimately be drawn from the phone's battery. In my experience, the extra power drain per flash can be as much as ten times that of a LED flash. No continuous mode. Most LED flash units can operate 'on' all the time, if needed, for recording a video sequence, for example. Extra LED needed anyway. Even though the main flash is Xenon, a LED light is needed anyway in order that the camera can focus in dark conditions, ahead of the Xenon flash triggering and the photo being taken. Close-ups can be spoiled. When shooting something very close-up, the sheer amount of light can be a problem, washing out the subject. On the other hand, the advantages of using a Xenon flash in a phone camera are: Better illumination. Obviously. Typically around ten times the amount of light output as an LED flash but enough to make a dramatic difference to a scene. Faster illumination. With its far, far faster illumination time, a Xenon flash-lit shot will capture anything moving beautifully crisply. You can effectively say goodbye to blurry, grainy indoor photos once and for all. With disadvantages outweighing advantages by 5 to 2, you can see why manufacturers opt for LED flashes most of the time."

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