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Production issues may be plaguing the Galaxy S5 camera

17 March, 2014 | Read the news | Post your comment
Production issues may be plaguing the Galaxy S5 camera - read the full textA new, home-brewed ISOCELL sensor is at the heart of the Samsung Galaxy S5 camera, but it turns out there's a new, complicated lens system too. Perhaps too complicated ETNews is reporting that Samsung sees only 20-30% of the desired yield on the lenses. The new lens is made up of six plastic...


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Bad Luck Samsung. With this I think Sony's on the lead.

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  • 2014-03-17 23:02
  • 4fL$

I love how people fight on cameras on phone these days rather on the phone it self. For an android super zoom, get a nexus 4 with a $250-$350 point and shoot camera which would be more pleasing and cheaper than getting an s4-5 zoom. Some point and shoots can send pics to phones without wifi.

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  • 2014-03-17 22:50
  • S9yh

> In reply to mclarenfan1968 @ 2014-03-17 14:35 from nC7L - click to readFor argument sake, give me marvellous features on Z2 which makes it unique in the market AND I'll tell U what makes M8 unique in the market. Are U up for the challenge? Nonetheless, HTC for life no matter what

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  • 2014-03-17 19:31
  • Np}}

Better than Nokia 41MP carl zeiss lens.

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  • 2014-03-17 17:50
  • R52T

a comparison video on youtube shows xperia Z2 have better display than note 3..... ips lcd with triluminos & live colour led + x reality makes Z2 display best screen to the date....
while amoled display is known for vivid and wide viewing angles.but Z2 display is having more vivid colour & better viewing angles than note 3.....not saying note 3 has bad screen.its best among the other amoleds but Z2 has a superior display.
the video comparison is not done in english but can see the note 3 screen look washed out at extreme angles against vivid ips lcd of Z2.moreover colours are also more accurate on Z2.
click this link to see video:

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  • 2014-03-17 16:27
  • rJ9b

who cares??

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  • 2014-03-17 16:25
  • rJ9b

> In reply to mclarenfan1968 @ 2014-03-17 14:35 from nC7L - click to readtypical samsung fanboy! HTC at least, is taking a different route to innovation.

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  • 2014-03-17 15:42
  • MAId

Samsung still has to bring us optical image stabilization. Maybe on Galaxy 10?

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  • 2014-03-17 15:36
  • myM9

Go back to Sony, you're bad at doing things right.

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  • 2014-03-17 14:44
  • niMc

> In reply to [deleted post]lol

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  • 2014-03-17 14:42
  • J5sX

> In reply to keke @ 2014-03-17 12:26 from Np}w - click to readLol HTC M8? you must be smoking something good, That is rubbish 4MP Ultra pixel nonsense. Everything else on it outdated and hardly anything new. Moto G has more going for it to be taken seriously than some HTC rehash that isn't worth half the their asking price.

Sony Z2 seems more likely to take accolades given S5's problems and poor showing.

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  • 2014-03-17 14:35
  • nC7L

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2014-03-17 13:39 from TIGN - click to readDid you read the article? What has htc got to the with the article. It's about samsung not htc. Do you have learning difficulty?

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  • 2014-03-17 14:24
  • 3arq

Plastic lens??? Best material choice from samsung older product

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  • 2014-03-17 14:21
  • sF{V

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2014-03-17 13:28 from tV38 - click to readDid you not read the article? The sensor's not the problem, it's the lens assembly they're struggling with. And I'm not surprised they are either; when Nokia asked Carl Zeiss to make a 6 element lens they had to come up with a new way of building and aligning the stack and Zeiss are perhaps the best leans makers in the world, so it's no surprise that Samsung are struggling to follow suit.

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  • 2014-03-17 14:15
  • m5m@

The 2013 HTC One's camera is rather crappy, so if the 2014 HTC One's camera is the same I won't be impressed.

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  • 2014-03-17 13:39
  • TIGN

Why dont they cont use sony bsi sensor ? Its proven provide very good quality photo on galaxy s3 s4 note 2 note 3 etc ......
Plus its cheap and thin and small in size .

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  • 2014-03-17 13:28
  • tV38

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2014-03-17 12:30 from 4QSR - click to readNo logic to your assessment perhaps you're a hardcore fan of Samsung. Back to business, Samsung is under the massive pressure than any company, no wonder why they do swift things. After the launch of IPhone 5s the next day Samsung said, they're going for 64 bit. They release phones after phones. what does that tells you? The lens in their s5 it's a mess, because Z2 & M8 have spread like HIV. HTC for life no matter what

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  • 2014-03-17 13:25
  • Np}w

Yeah it's a typical business strategy for Samsung to make changes on camera quality for their Galaxy S5 model. I too would like to switch to HTC One 2014 model. This phone has good specs.

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  • 2014-03-17 12:53
  • i5x7

They are going to quietly change the camera to an inferior version and launch this instead in other markets. Be careful. Typical Samsung tactic.

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  • 2014-03-17 12:41
  • Hx62

> In reply to keke @ 2014-03-17 12:26 from Np}w - click to readA possible delay does not mean all that.
However hopefully HTC can build on the success of the One and M8. Youre also not accounting for how long it takes to release the M8.
In the meantime...lets just praise some really bad luck on a company just cause I favor another one and troll their page.

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  • 2014-03-17 12:30
  • 4QSR

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