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I just noticed that my SGS4 has some small black spots in the camera. It's just in the main camera, the front camera is OK. They appear in the top quarter of the image.
I already tried cleaning the lens with a micro-fibre cloth but it did nothing.
At first I thought it could be dust beneath the lens but one thing strikes me as odd, these dots remain the same while I change focus from close to far. Shouldn't they change shape while focus distance changes if it was dust? If I zoom in the camera the spots disappear.

I attached a crop of a photo from my phone. Do you think this is dust? What can I do to solve it?
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Hey. I had the same issue when I had the xperia z. It was no where near as bad though.

I never found out what it was although it did move when I was on video recording. Does it move for you also while video recording?

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When I go to video mode it stays in the same place. They only disappear when I zoom the image preview.

Could it be dust? How did it get beneath the lens? This sucks.



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Hey. I had the same issue when I had the xperia z. It was no where near as bad though.

I never found out what it was although it did move when I was on video recording. Does it move for you also while video recording?

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Hi all,

I just noticed that my SGS4 has some small black spots in the camera. It's just in the main camera, the front camera is OK. They appear in the top quarter of the image.
I already tried cleaning the lens with a micro-fibre cloth but it did nothing.
At first I thought it could be dust beneath the lens but one thing strikes me as odd, these dots remain the same while I change focus from close to far. Shouldn't they change shape while focus distance changes if it was dust? If I zoom in the camera the spots disappear.

I attached a crop of a photo from my phone. Do you think this is dust? What can I do to solve it?
there is a protective plastic on camera lens. check if u have taken it off or not.

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I took it out when I bought the phone. With naked eye I can't see anything on the lens.


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there is a protective plastic on camera lens. check if u have taken it off or not.

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I ended up taking it in for service at a repair center. They replaced the camera module, under warranty. Now the problem is solved.
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