How to take better photos with the HTC One M9 – 11 camera tips and tricks
posted by Nick T. / May 24, 2015, 7:16 PM
For quite a while, HTC was trying to convince us that the number of megapixels on a camera didn't matter as much as the actual size of each individual pixel. This was the concept around which HTC's 4-megapixel "UltraPixel" camera was conceived. Alas, HTC's unorthodox solution was never a match for its competitors, as phones by Samsung, LG, Nokia, and the iPhone usually spun circles around the UltraPixel shooter during our camera comparisons.
iPhone 6 or the Samsung Galaxy S6, it lags behind in terms of overall image quality.For the One M9, however, HTC chose to abandon its UltraPixel ambitions. Instead, the company picked a 20MP main camera for its new flagship – one that was finally going to wow us with its images. Yet it didn't. All in all, the camera on the HTC One M9 gets the job done, but compared to rivals like the
Still, there's a trick or two that you can use to get the most out of your HTC One M9's camera. By tweaking the camera settings or by using certain camera modes, you may end up with great images – images that the camera's automatic mode can't quite produce. Read on to learn more.
- Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
- Camera 20 MP / 4 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, Octa-core, 2000 MHz
- Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
- Battery 2840 mAh(21.7h 3G talk time)
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try harder htc, maybe another year or two...
posted on May 24, 2015, 7:18 PM 4
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they'll have to get it right next year or they will be in real trouble.
posted on May 24, 2015, 7:28 PM 3
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You are a very strange bird, possibly on payroll or just a diehard fan? HTC does a lot of things right but this year it really went south for them. The lack of redesign and the use of the SD810 (not really HTC's fault) means little sales. If they dropped their prices it might make sense to buy a One M9 but not at this moment. HTC was already in financial trouble though, if they can survive the M9 and they get the next flagship wrong it will be the end of them though.
posted on May 26, 2015, 10:21 AM 0
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How to take better photos ? Sell your costly htc phone and get a dslr. You will be able to take really awesome photos. Plus you will be left with money to a smartphone with an almost the same specs as htc m9 which is xiaomi redmi note, though its screen is 720p with mediatek 1.7 ghz octa processor. Want the best android smartphone ? Sell your htc m9 and get samsung galaxy note 4. Ready to compromise by getting less phone by spending more money? You have many options just like the htc m9 and then go to PA and research for how to tweak your mediocre camera to get better photos out of it.
posted on May 24, 2015, 11:49 PM 1
Its camera hardware is great.Software plays a major role in which HTC messed up.A lumia,probably 630(don't remember the model exactly) has the same sensor and grabs excellent pictures.If HTC fixes their camera software M9 can easily come close to other flagships of 2015.
posted on May 25, 2015, 1:52 AM 2
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even with all those "tricks", the pictures were also subpar compared to what 2014 flagships had to offer, let alone the 2015 flagships.
posted on May 24, 2015, 8:01 PM 2
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just surprised that the zenfone 2 that is 299 takes better pictures than the M9 which is 649
posted on May 24, 2015, 8:27 PM 1
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I really want to like the m9 but the camera is something that I can not overlook it is really bad and I was supposed to do anything else but to press the shoot button to take at least average pics , and that is not the case , so I had it and I return it .
posted on May 24, 2015, 8:52 PM 0
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The camera isn't bad tho. One trip to Flickr will show you that. The M9 uses the same camera sensor as the Lumia 930. The Lumia 930 was considered the best camera phone of 2014. So nice try mate but you are a liar.
posted on May 25, 2015, 9:51 AM 0
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HTC should crucify whoever decided on this camera.
posted on May 24, 2015, 9:24 PM 1
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