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[Q] What is up with the S5's rear camera?

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30th November 2014, 02:53 AM   |  #1  
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just got the phone brand new yesterday coming from an s3 and i can instantly notice the camera is somewhat worse?

this is very obvious in low light, even with light the photos seem to look grainy like the phone is always zoomed in. am i missing something? any tips here from other S5 owners

i'm on stock 4.4.2 rooted

sample images below, the quality on the s3 while darker seems much more sharper.
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30th November 2014, 02:56 AM   |  #2  
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sorry here are the right attachments

left is the S5 while right is the s3.

the S5 is so grainy i can barely see any detail, it appeals very grainy on the phone's screen also while taking the shot
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30th November 2014, 03:41 AM   |  #3  
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That was taken on stock rom..
Try with flash ON mate
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30th November 2014, 04:02 AM   |  #4  
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same problem,,
30th November 2014, 05:11 AM   |  #5  
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sorry here are the right attachments

left is the S5 while right is the s3.

the S5 is so grainy i can barely see any detail, it appeals very grainy on the phone's screen also while taking the shot

please tell us some info before we can help you ROM type hardware models? stock came or google cam?

any other info you can give us to actually let us know what the isue actually is would be nice
30th November 2014, 06:11 AM   |  #6  
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please tell us some info before we can help you ROM type hardware models? stock came or google cam?

any other info you can give us to actually let us know what the isue actually is would be nice

hi sorry

samsung galaxy s5 international version 4g - stock cam and google cam also..
30th November 2014, 10:23 AM   |  #7  
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I have got the same problem!!

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30th November 2014, 10:34 AM   |  #8  
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i feel this is a really silly thing.

especially coming from an S3 and to the newer S5, the phone looks like it is always zoomed it when taking a photo.. it is THAT grainy in low light

i have seen some reviews and threads about the front facing camera being grainy which i can understand but this is the rear camera?

my S3 camera, while darker is much much more sharper than the S5 which is quite disappointing.

does anyone have any ideas or thoughts?
30th November 2014, 10:47 AM   |  #9  
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turning on image stabilisation, its S5's night mode.

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turning on image stabilisation, its S5's night mode.

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+1. Stabilization is the key [emoji4]

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