How to take better photos and videos with your HTC One (M8)
posted by Nick T. / Apr 11, 2014, 2:00 AM
Like it or not, it doesn't seem like HTC is going to abandon its UltraPixel camera technology anytime soon. The unique camera, which relies on a low-res sensor with large pixels instead of going for the highest megapixel count possible, should theoretically produce excellent photos by capturing more light than a typical camera sensor. Yet in reality, the snappers on most high-end smartphones outperform HTC's UltraPixel cam, especially when it comes to details captured in the shot.
HTC One (M8). Go check them out, and if you feel like adding a tip of your own, the comments section below is all yours.Still, this doesn't mean that the UltraPixel camera is a bad one. Quite the opposite – it can take pretty pictures and videos despite having just 4MP to work with. And it might serve you even better if you're familiar with all its modes, settings, and peculiarities. Below we've compiled a list of 11 tips and tricks on taking better photos and videos with your
- Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
- Camera 4 MP / 5 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2300 MHz
- Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
- Battery 2600 mAh(20h 3G talk time)
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posted on Apr 11, 2014, 2:12 AM 2
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"How to take better photos and videos with your HTC One (M8)" You can't.
posted on Apr 11, 2014, 5:52 AM 2
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Good one.. Hahaha so funny. As someone who's actually compared photo's of all the flagship phones in the flesh, I have to say they M7 is the best of the last generation of phones for photo's, especially if you know what you are doing and you want to show pics off on a 42inch HD tv or facebook. If you want to Zoom into someones face in a picture of 20 people knock yourself out, because the S5 pics won't be any better than the S4, and the S4 took no better pics than the M7. The HTC One M8 takes sharper pics than both with a lower rez in most standard shots, and takes much much better low light shots. Get both, test them, compare them, then come back. Let's not forget, before the S5, no other phone could take on the fly quickfire shots like the M7 and now the M8.
posted on Apr 14, 2014, 9:19 AM 0
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Good but still 4mp ultrapixel is not enough. I've seen some M7 shots myself so obviously M8 will have better shots and they(M7) are not as bad as everyone saying. But I'm just a normal person and doesn't care much about mobile cameras but that's just me. picture quality of M7 photos were pretty decent when zoom out but not that good when zoomed in even i could notice the difference. So they should've put a 8MP camera on M8 this year. i love m8 design and sense ui (because of no lag) and about that second camera i was expecting some kind of combing pixel and capture high res photo with great quality, But ended up being just some effect making camera. cameras on smartphones are improved very much , special thanks to nokia and preview tech. People no longer need good camera but they need awesome camera like Lumias,G2,s4 etc camera's on HTC are always let down. i really hope they become profitable again like in old days since they make some gorgeous unique phone with premium material and never had any trouble with build quality of 2 htc I've owned.
posted on Apr 11, 2014, 2:35 AM 7
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Any phone that needs tips on avoiding the power button and taking good pics isn't a very good phone. Everyone will realize just how poor the last two HTC phones are in a few years. We should test this. In 5 years. We will pull out a GS4 and GS5 and use them for a day and the pull out an M7 and M8 and use them for a day. I bet you anything we would be able to put up with the Galaxy dumb phones easily and throw the two HTC One dumb phones in the recycling bin at best buy.
posted on Apr 11, 2014, 2:40 AM 0
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I am using my HTC Desire HD of 3.5 years old and it can take whatever job I through it on. I am planning to use this for atleast another 6 months as my main phone and then move it as a backup. And there is the famous HTC HD2 which is of more 5 or 6 years old phone people still uses. These are just two example that I can give for HTC's quality of products. HTC decisions while designing the products go wrong normally like Battery capacity, Ultra pixel and other small things but their build quality is always good atleast on the flagships.
posted on Apr 11, 2014, 4:47 AM 4
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Phone arena is smart, they post all these articles specifically targeting ignorant fans who will say anything despite truth. Oh well, here's to another bad article trying to make the HTC One seem like a bad camera phone when it is in actuality not bad at all
posted on Apr 11, 2014, 3:01 AM 3
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I'd like to see an update from htc enabling some sort of multiple photo interpolation like what oppo has done on the find 7. The m8 is capable of taking photos so quickly it could easily stick 3 or 4 together and capture a pseudo 16mp image with little or no motion artefacts. I'm sure the hardware is capable of doing this. At the moment I'd have the m8 in an instant over the competion if only the camera wasn't so rubbish. I had the original one for a few months and it's camera let me down so many times due to lack of resolution.
posted on Apr 11, 2014, 3:30 AM 0
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good thing the s5 will take great pictures out the box !!!
posted on Apr 11, 2014, 5:28 AM 0
Good thing the s5 looks like every phone they have made for three years. I'm not rewarding lazy designers
posted on Apr 11, 2014, 5:51 AM 3
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I'm getting my M8 today and going to see for myself. Thanks for the tips Nick/Phonearena.
posted on Apr 11, 2014, 7:58 AM 1
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