HTC One X and HTC One (M8) camera lens comparison proves camera bumps save lenses' lives

Reddit user and apparent HTC fan MSined made an interesting comparison while busting a myth along the way. He posted two photos comparing how the camera lenses of his almost 2 year-old HTC One X and two-weeks old HTC One (M8) are holding up after this time. The result, as you will see for yourself, is surprising...
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35 Comments

33. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Typical suck T C fan reaching hard to justify the horrible design decisions of HTC when designing the One X. The funny thing is that plastic ring around the camera lens, began to develop a gap and pop out after a few days of use and I baby the crap out of my phones. Typical HTC garbage.

34. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

Funny i owned a One X for a year and didn't get any scratch nor did anything popped out, and it took a bath and sustained no damage.

35. winter_hat

Posts: 110; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

It's a film on the lens. Not a piece of plastic you can peel off, but some sort of coating. No clue what it's doing there but you have to rub it off. I used a nylon and just get buffing and buffing. You will see it get 'more' scratched, but that actually you making progress getting it OFF. Mine is clear now. Try it. Some others have used Mr Clean magic eraser. You might be able to speed up the process with chemicals as some have suggested, but I just used one of my wife's nylon stockings and some time. As for why some have the problem and others don't, all I can think is that the average users lens got buffed before assembly, and ours, with the problem, did not.

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