First camera samples from the HTC Desire EYE get compared with the HTC One (M8) and the Samsung Galaxy S5


Although a high megapixel count does not usually mean that a certain camera performs better as a whole, a megapixel two or more won't hurt when taking a regular selfie. That said, HTC's new Desire EYE certainly has the very potential to find its place among the top performers in the self-portrait department. Its 13MP front-facing shooter has a BSI sensor with a f/2.2 aperture and a wide 22mm lens, as well as autofocus and a bevy of various software features that will surely make selfie-obsessed devotees bask in happiness.

Still, how does the cameras of the HTC Desire EYE compare against the 4-ultrapixel one of HTC's flagman, the One (M8), and the 16MP snapper of Samsung's current flagship, the Galaxy S5? Well, we had the chance to "test-drive" HTC's latest and make a quick camera comparison between the three devices.

So, does the HTC Desire EYE walk the walk and talk the talk? Does a 13MP front-facing shooter ensure for self-portraits that look mind-boggingly good or a high megapixel count has little to do with the perfect selfie? Check out the gallery below and see for yourself.

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36 Comments

1. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

Looks good. John V's haircut though

36. chocolaking

Posts: 495; Member since: May 22, 2012

wtf? S5 not even qualify for this comparison.. Good Job HTC

2. f35hunter

Posts: 240; Member since: Dec 12, 2013

Nice work htc

3. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Ffc definitely need the HDR feature. Glad to see HTC putting some effort in.

4. Busyboy unregistered

The M8 seems to produce better clarity than the Eye, especially in low light .

10. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

maybe just setting?

5. LiyanaBG

Posts: 381; Member since: Nov 07, 2013

OMG the Galaxy s5 pictures suck

9. Azonx8472

Posts: 30; Member since: Apr 13, 2013

13MP > 2.1MP

12. LiyanaBG

Posts: 381; Member since: Nov 07, 2013

the 16mp on the galaxy on back is bad to look at the pics

19. hurrycanger

Posts: 1761; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

I look at #18 and I totally agree. #17 from the One M8 looks clear and warm. The #18 taken with the S5 looks like it can be good for a scary movie...

6. Muayyad

Posts: 240; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

UltraPixels work :)

7. marcski07

Posts: 600; Member since: Apr 25, 2014

holy f^ck, didn't know s5 is sh!t in low light!

22. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Everyone with a lumia knew ;)

25. gaara6775

Posts: 738; Member since: May 20, 2014

I still don't understand how everyone things s5 has a better camera if it performs so poor in low light. Its not a good camera if performs well in daylight and take crappy low light photos. M8 is overall better,whether its selfie ,day shots or low light pictures they all are very good(I know we can't crop them) .

26. LiyanaBG

Posts: 381; Member since: Nov 07, 2013

if HTC made the M8 Ultra Pixels 8mp or 13 we can crop and get best pictures at once.

8. Azonx8472

Posts: 30; Member since: Apr 13, 2013

Well no duh you are comparing 2.1MP to 13MP. And a smaller sensor too.

14. ngo2dd

Posts: 896; Member since: Jul 08, 2011

Only the selfie are with the front.

33. marcski07

Posts: 600; Member since: Apr 25, 2014

lol, i'm not talking on just front cam. main cam of s5 in law light is still awful picture 18 is the worst! and try to zoom in, it becomes more crap than the 2, the m8 is looking sharp, i'm surprised, but definitely inferior to others because of that 4 ultra (gimmick) pixel crap.

11. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

lol the question is it is better than iphone 6 selfie?

13. Deaconclgi

Posts: 405; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

LOL@ picture 3!!!!!

15. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3106; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Am I the only one who finds the S5's camera very awful !!

17. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

ur not the only one

16. Rager722 unregistered

S5 camera is crap, both sides.

21. hurrycanger

Posts: 1761; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

In this comparison, heck yeah! S5 is good in normal, good, or lighting, crap in low light. My M8, on the other hand, does much better in low light, good in normal lighting, but somehow crappy in strong daylight. That's for the front camera. I look forward to a comparison in other light conditions.

18. jayc_m

Posts: 12; Member since: Jul 23, 2014

Is that curly hair on the remote control? Lol

28. Chuck007

Posts: 1410; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

Trust me you don't wanna know..

32. Af1rPA

Posts: 712; Member since: Jun 12, 2014

Hahhahah John V getting some alone time in the hotel room.

20. downbeat4

Posts: 94; Member since: Dec 03, 2010

S5 CAMERA BREAKDOWN: 1. Good Lighting: Amazing 2. Decent Lighting: Good 3. Low Light: Doo Doo

23. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2264; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

galaxy s5 doesn't come close to the eye and m8,wow..

24. dhaliwal925

Posts: 16; Member since: Sep 10, 2014

HTC you finally made a point with the Ultra Pixels! Good Job! Wrong phone though...The M8 would have been killer with just a single 13MP rear camera - could careless for the selfie cam though.

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