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HTC One software update improves camera performance

26 March, 2013 | Read the news | Post your comment
HTC One software update improves camera performance - read the full textBack when we reviewed the HTC One, we were quite pleased with the low-light performance of the camera. However, the daylight performance wasn't quite as good, thanks to the excessive noise in the images. The issue, of course, was not with the hardware but with the software on the phone....

 

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Samsung Galaxy S4 was not ready, a lot of the features did not work in launch day. Apple iPhone 5, still is not ready. Nokia 920 just had a update for its camera early thus year.
BlackBerry Z10 is out in stores and it needed a update just recently

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  • 2013-03-26 12:27
  • 98Wk

> In reply to NewForce @ 2013-03-26 10:36 from PV{w - click to readNo one company is perfect. Just look at iPhone which was launched with their own map. It all screwed up and no one expected this from Apple. But could we say iPhone is bad?

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  • 2013-03-26 12:19
  • sR1u

I can't understand some of you guys. This phone is pre production, so its getting its final updates before launch.

Samsung Galaxy S4 was not ready, a lot of the features did not work in launch day. Apple iPhone 5, still is not ready. Nokia 920 just had a update for its camera early thus year.
BlackBerry Z10 is out in stores and it needed a update just recently.

Some of you just need to put your hand in your pocket and get One, you know you want One!!

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  • 2013-03-26 11:44
  • 39x{

> In reply to ThomasCarlsson @ 2013-03-26 10:41 from J5Nf - click to readThat is called quality material my friend. Saying Lumia 920 "A flagship" bad defines a lot, I recognize where you are coming from. iFanDroid right? :)))

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  • 2013-03-26 11:40
  • sSPc

Wow, that's impressive HTC. This is already the best camera phone on the market and now its gonna get better.

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  • 2013-03-26 11:38
  • 39x{

So, will you update your review after the software update? Hope you do...

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  • 2013-03-26 11:22
  • Nu{H

Wow. HTC actually trying to step. Gradually doing better

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  • 2013-03-26 11:17
  • 4QSR

> In reply to eh @ 2013-03-26 10:45 from U}}D - click to readif you talk about marketing, then yes, ultrapixels sounds powerfull than pureview:). If you talk about results...

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  • 2013-03-26 11:11
  • mjPY

> In reply to ThomasCarlsson @ 2013-03-26 10:41 from J5Nf - click to read"Lumia 920 is a very bad camera" - not the best but still better than this One:)

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  • 2013-03-26 11:09
  • mjPY

I can only see some crappy software sharpening over there, no improvement whatsoever.

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  • 2013-03-26 11:07
  • 8xmV

> In reply to Mes_couilles @ 2013-03-26 09:22 from nrGf - click to read"Because it's an HTC phone. Nice design and that's it.
-Poor customer service
-Bad battery
-Bad camera quality compared to the competition.
-Bad sound quality...yes i know that they have beats audio but it's still bad compared to others.
-Locked bootloaders( unlockable but you loose warranty
-No removable battery
-No micro-sd card
And the best if all...sense Ui heavy, laggy, ram
hungry...
Not enough?"

and you saying that about HTC one ???

-Poor customer service (maybe in some country but i never had issue with customer service) so don't generalize this ...

-Bad battery ( have you seen the reviews and people's comments about HTC One X+,Droid DNA and HTC one) it's even better then Samsung Galaxy S3 battery)

-Bad camera quality compared to the competition will HTC one is on pair if not better then competition in term of Camera..
-Bad sound quality...yes i know that they have beats audio but it's still bad compared to others ( HTC one got the loudest speakers so get the hell out)

-Locked bootloaders( unlockable but you loose warranty) well not an issue just relock your bootloader that it ..

-No removable battery ( have you ever heard of power pack ?)

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  • 2013-03-26 10:54
  • HBA7

> In reply to ThomasCarlsson @ 2013-03-26 10:41 from J5Nf - click to readi agree with you nokia 808 one of the best phone camera put symbwib dead os
nokia 920 like normal camera, i tested low light galaxy note 2 better flash at night put with out side area nokia 920 better balance colour and nice video image shaking
still nokia 808 the best camera

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  • 2013-03-26 10:49
  • 3JT4

> In reply to Mark @ 2013-03-26 10:34 from 0wQC - click to readwhat lack of pixels? pixels are a measurement of size, not quality. Your HD TV is 2 mega pixels but you don't whinge about that do you? (Let me guess, you've got a 4K TV??? Of course) Unlike you, I actually have this phone and have absolutely no complaints about the camera. It impresses everyone I show it to, especially in low light where their cameras suck.

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  • 2013-03-26 10:46
  • nI1e

personally i want smartphones with "no camera version", just frontal for video call, like nokia had some models in the e-series. and i like a htc one with no camera, and 150 euro cheaper than camera model

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  • 2013-03-26 10:46
  • 0Cb2

i think this htc one camera more better then pureview camera.

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  • 2013-03-26 10:45
  • U}}D

> In reply to Abe01 @ 2013-03-26 10:22 from sSP9 - click to read808 is very good, but Lumia 920 is a very bad camera but is, only one of, the best for nighttime pictures and optical image stabilization is good for nightpictures and videos but Nokia bad design made 920 very bulky when HTC One also have optical image stabilization but is still a lot smaller than the 920 plastic brick, with old N9 design!

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  • 2013-03-26 10:41
  • J5Nf

> In reply to yellow @ 2013-03-26 09:49 from 64bv - click to readI have a HTC One, got it from Phones 4 U last week.

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  • 2013-03-26 10:39
  • nI1e

> In reply to AMH @ 2013-03-26 10:18 from pv}R - click to readThe sensation was updated to ICS. What else do you want?

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  • 2013-03-26 10:37
  • nI1e

There was 2 very fishy and 1 funny things happen in this so-called "HTC One software update..."

1st, in Hardwarezone review it written,

"While we were halfway through reviewing the HTC One's camera, HTC called and swapped out our One with one (cough, cough) which had a firmware update for the camera.

If it was just firmware update, why HTC needed to swapped out the on-going review unit? They could simply just update the review unit firmware on the spot. The action just make me think in actual there's camera sensor or lense quality issues with HTC One, therefore HTC need to change the whole unit to hide away something.

2nd fishy thing, if everyone look at the "Before" and "After ISO100 full picture, both picture are definitely taken with different camera lenses. If you look at "Before" picture, some items are out of focus even they are on the same line. And if now look at "After" picture, all items on the same line are correctly in focus.

3rd funny thing, think HTC Engineer's screwed the One ISO setting table. So when choose to shoot with ISO800, the firmware actually selected ISO1600 (or ISO3200?) think that's why HTC One ISO800 picture took a sudden dip in image quality than ISO1600. And wehen choose to shoot with ISO1600, the firmware actually selected ISO800 this time.

I wasn't expecting HTC engineer's to make such low class mistakes. If HTC Engineer's are at this quality, what about HTC One quality? You don't need to be a scientist to figure that out...

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  • 2013-03-26 10:36
  • PV{w

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