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How expensive and how much work?

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I had an HTC Desire that I replaced the lens cover with a sapphire window from Edmund Optics for about $30 plus a few bucks shipping, but I couldn't find the right size domestically. I ended up ordering from an English company (Crystan) for 30 plus shipping. Without asking, they sent it two-day shipping for 20 (ouch!)

To install, I scored around the original lens cover with a needle to remove what appeared to be adhesive. A jeweler's loupe came in handy here. Eventually, I was able to pry the lens cover off (with the needle) in broken pieces. The lens cover is adhered to a rubber-like base (a lot of folks have noticed that the lens cover seems to float a bit when pressed) and I would recommend heating the area before trying to remove (I didn't). Once off, I installed the sapphire window (12.0mm x 1.0mm is a perfect fit) and applied pressure all around and it seems to have adhered to the rubber base OK. I've had it on for a couple of weeks with no problems. The only thing that is different (other than the extreme clarity and hardness) is the original had black paint on the back to decrease the aperture. This doesn't seem to cause any problems, but in some circumstances may cause some adverse effects. I haven't seen any yet, though.

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Thumbs down HTC One M8 worst camera lens cover EVER!

Hi there,

Yes, we have 3 HTC One M8 and all of them had really bad micro scratches (foggy-like). we have had HTC Evos 4G and never had that issue before. Now the picture quality sucks! on all of them.

HTC should to a RECALL for all of the HTC One M8's and have replaced the glass cover for the main rear camera.


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So had the M8 for about a month wrapped it i a slick skin and has a case on it. Yesterday i noticed the camera lens has a ton of fine scratches.

Has anyone else notice this?

You would think that the camera glass would have been made out of gorilla glass also.

Ugh HTC now i know why i have avoided you.

would post a pick but cannot get the camera to focus on the scratches.
 
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Hi there,

Yes, we have 3 HTC One M8 and all of them had really bad micro scratches (foggy-like). we have had HTC Evos 4G and never had that issue before. Now the picture quality sucks! on all of them.

HTC should to a RECALL for all of the HTC One M8's and have replaced the glass cover for the main rear camera.


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This has been discussed extensively. You can get rid of the coating on the lenses that causes the scratches, or you can get the lens protectors that are sold by Slickdeals.
 
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So glad it's not my actually glass! I noticed these hairline 'scratches' appear in the last two weeks and they drive me nuts. One goes right across the lens so at night all lights have streaks and during the day things are fussy.

Has anyone removed this coating and found they still get scratches? I'm just worried that by removing the oil-phobic layer I'm opening myself up to actual glass scratches which, short of buffing the tiny surface, are permanent.
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This has been discussed extensively. You can get rid of the coating on the lenses that causes the scratches, or you can get the lens protectors that are sold by Slickdeals.
Just an fyi, the slickdeals protectors aren't all they're cracked up to be. They're very cloudy and aren't even the PET grade of film.

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Just an fyi, the slickdeals protectors aren't all they're cracked up to be. They're very cloudy and aren't even the PET grade of film.

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I've had them on my phone for a while and my photos turn out fine. The lenses are fine too.[emoji106]
 
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I've had them on my phone for a while and my photos turn out fine. The lenses are fine too.[emoji106]
Glad they worked out for you. The ones they sent me were very hazy. They did make great templates for cutting some from better material though.

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So glad it's not my actually glass! I noticed these hairline 'scratches' appear in the last two weeks and they drive me nuts. One goes right across the lens so at night all lights have streaks and during the day things are fussy.

Has anyone removed this coating and found they still get scratches? I'm just worried that by removing the oil-phobic layer I'm opening myself up to actual glass scratches which, short of buffing the tiny surface, are permanent.
I removed the film about a week ago using a drop off water and a credit card. So far, my lens is still in excellent shape. I'll report back in a month or so.
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If worse comes to worse you can send it back to HTC customer support. That's what I did, I went with the option where they would ship me a new M8 while I sent the scratched lens M8 back to them.
 
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If worse comes to worse you can send it back to HTC customer support. That's what I did, I went with the option where they would ship me a new M8 while I sent the scratched lens M8 back to them.
I was going to do this, bit after a quick Google search realized it's not the lens that's scratched. Found a simple method to remove the film and 5 minutes later my lens was crystal clear.
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