HTC asks you if you can spot a picture taken with a pro camera vs. one taken by the HTC One X

HTC asks you if you can spot a picture taken with a pro camera vs. one taken by the HTC One X
The camera on the HTC One X has received rave reviews and HTC wants to promote this. The Taiwan based manufacturer has posted a challenge on its blog asking if you can tell the difference between a photo shot with a professional camera and one snapped by the HTC One X. The device has an 8MP camera with an LED flash and an aperture of f/2.0. Video is captured in 1080p at 23fps and there is continuous autofocus while shooting video.

HTC has focused on the camera with the HTC One series (pun intended) and unlike some Android devices, the HTC One allows photographers to be quick on the draw. The camera boots up in only .7 seconds and in .2 seconds the focus can be locked and the photo shot. The new camera also allows you to take photographs even if you are in the middle of filming a video. HTC's ImageSense technology has improved the ability of HTC One users to take great photographs in low-light conditions. With the improvements that it has made in its cameras, HTC feels confident that you won't be able to tell the difference between a picture shot using a professional camera, and one shot using the HTC One X. You can check out the challenge at the sourcelink. And don't forget to tell us how you did!

source: HTC via Phandroid

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One X
  • Display 4.7 inches
    1280 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    1.3 MP front
  • Hardware NVIDIA Tegra 3 T30, 1GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB,
  • Battery 1800 mAh
  • OS Android 4.2.2
    Samsung TouchWiz UI



33. mileskc

Posts: 1; Member since: May 20, 2012

Im taking my htc one x back today. I have had it for two weeks. Pictures that I take inside are horrible but those taken outside are great. Yes, i have adjusted settings to try to make it better. I knew I should have stayed with my Apple phone.

32. danwnz

Posts: 2; Member since: May 16, 2012

This is so rediculous I created a challenge for HTC and emailed them. SBh remove the space between the Z and S toward the end of this URL Asked them if they could tell the photo quality difference between any of the phones. Nokia N70, Blackberry 8900, HTC Desire and HTC Sensation, and HTC One Pic. You need to save the files to your machine because dropbox applys huge compression in the browser photo viewer. EXIF info contained in the photos so you can work it out And said I could be 100% certain they would tell the Canon G3 and DSLR photos. And from my opinion the HTC One photo from the website is the worst.

31. danwnz

Posts: 2; Member since: May 16, 2012

I wonder if HTC can tell the difference between these two shots and my web cam at 400 pixels? Or my 10 year old Canon G3 4MP point and shoot, I doubt the HTC would even compare to that with a full size image. I am certain that the camera is good, but it will never compare to my DSLR. Over twice the resolution 14bit digital to analogue converter, larger sensor for low image noise in low light conditions... Come on this is rediculous.

30. redrooster13

Posts: 110; Member since: Feb 20, 2012

8-10 right

29. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Hang on! Yes, the pictures are too small to be compared. But if it's a challenge they want, why not click the same subject and show it? A digital cam maybe good, but when it comes to looking at them, for example the image of the's not like looking at an image of a smooth wall. HTC is overdoing things and taking some people for fools!!

28. and1one

Posts: 4; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

wow! this pictures can even surpass by an iphone 4s, what more on a nokia n8 or 808 pureview? ur dreaming htc!

25. bayhuy

Posts: 320; Member since: Jun 23, 2011

3/10...i'm done...

21. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

it's about photos. I didn't like plastic too but I found flaws of alu too. Good quality plastic is not a bad thing (lumia for example or even S II which is really sturdy).

20. FoneAddict

Posts: 263; Member since: Jul 05, 2011

Got a chance to play around with HTC One X and I really like it. It feels very nice in the hand and looks to have solid build quality unlike the cheap plastic looking SGS3. I highly recommend this phone to others. HTC clearly have spent alot of time designing this phone and in my opinion One X is the top Android phone currently in the market right now.

19. wendygarett unregistered

5/10 lolx

17. ron1niro

Posts: 54; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

If Htc is comparing their mediocre camera to that was even beaten by the N8, what about the 808 pureview? Leave the camera business to those who understand it better, NOKIA.

18. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

said good enough. This one has a good camera. But only good. Nothing to wrote home about. And 1080p with 23 fps? Is it some kind of joke?? We got may HTC, not april. Looks like htc is so confident they prepared a circus show. it's annoying a little bit. Using cheap optics always gives you an awful results. They can minimalize it by using software and cpu raw power but it won't help them too much. Nokia makes better picture because, simple equation: great optics + experience + Damian D. + software=winner And btw HTC. N8 is compared with low (and sometimes even with mediocre middle-end) DSLR cameras with good results (as for cameraphone naturally), not with cheap digital. Given S III samples I vote for samsung this time. They don't race with Nokia, but apparently improved galaxy's flagship pictures quality.

23. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

The Nokia Lumia 900's camera actually wasn't as good as I expected it to be. The HTC One S had a better shot.

24. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

not every model must be good. I'm aware of it. I was disappointed at n86 as well. I think it has sth to do with windows platform.

16. xfire99

Posts: 1207; Member since: Mar 14, 2012

7/10 and didnt need to bother look clearly at each picture, just use around 1-2 sec for ach pic. HTC X might have good camera, but still not good as digital camera. Question is, what digital camera was using? 100-300 bucks?

15. OrhCh

Posts: 3; Member since: Sep 18, 2006

9 of 10

14. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

7/10 here too. Went through it a few times, highest was still only 7?

13. imgod

Posts: 13; Member since: Feb 12, 2012

I got 4/10

12. HTCFreak

Posts: 156; Member since: Jul 17, 2010

Lol, i got 7/10 too, but i got everything right! I seriously don't get it...

11. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1258; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

I also got 7/10... Wtf? Notice how everyone got 7/10... I love HTC but this just seems a bit fishy.

9. refreak

Posts: 29; Member since: Dec 18, 2011

the challenge should be between htc one x vs nokia 808 pureview... What , u scared, HTC ???

7. Nathan

Posts: 85; Member since: Jul 14, 2011

I got 7/10

6. akita256

Posts: 100; Member since: Jan 26, 2012

Like Murfpass, I got 7 out of 10 right, too. The real point is that until you would be willing to have your daughter's once-in-a-lifetime wedding photographed with a cell phone the true winner is the professional photographer's camera.

22. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

Lololol, yeah.

5. indigo87

Posts: 40; Member since: Dec 09, 2011

This is easy cause your going lie either way, the picture of the forest was take by htc one but your going to say it was taken by the camera, and the picture of the path way was taken by the professional camera but your going to say it was taken by the phone which would be a lie. Hear me out before you red thumb me. The picture of the path way is 16:9 which would be a wide angle lens, the picture of the forest is 4:3 which "most" but not all cell phones format to. If you think the forest picture was taken by the camera then that was not a professional camera 4:3 and with no depth. Another thing is to look at they didn't mention what camera they are using so they could be using bare bottom line professional camera

8. whothisperson

Posts: 102; Member since: May 06, 2012

I agree with what you are saying but the way you word is off. You see more at a close distance with the path way picture which makes it wide angle lens but you mention aspect ratios. Aspect ratio is just the proportion of an image size between the height and width. Both pictures have the same aspect ratio of what looks like 4:3. On your camera phone setting for android you can choose between 4:3 or 16:9. Putting it at 16:9 would mean the width would be almost double the distance of the height of the picture but that doesn't make it wide angle shot. Examples of aspect ratios would be the shape of old box tvs we use to have (4:3 ratio) versus our new widescreen tvs (16:9).

27. Mario1017

Posts: 336; Member since: Sep 04, 2011

the One X (like basically all HTC phones) takes pictures in either the phone's aspect ratio (set to default) or you can change it to 4:3 in settings

4. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

I think reviews are reviews. It is really up to the individual to like a phone or not. I have the HTC One X since it was released on at&t and personally I would give it a 9/10 as a slightly above average user. I am impressed by its camera but I still don't think it can really pair with professional camera. 8MP vs. some have 14MP just isn't that easily to win. But I am not a professional so I am not the one to judge. I the one to love this phone :)

3. Murfpass

Posts: 23; Member since: Aug 23, 2011

Got 7 out of 10 right. Not too bad

1. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

What is the point if I can't look at it at full resolution? HTC I love you but don't give us a game if you gone me cheatin', now!!!!! Just doin' the most......

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