Welcome to XDA

Search to go directly to your device's forum

Register an account

Unlock full posting privileges

Ask a question

No registration required
Post Reply

Cheap Lens?

OP jaaystott

5th May 2014, 03:02 PM   |  #1  
jaaystott's Avatar
OP Senior Member
Flag Chelsea
Thanks Meter: 112
 
650 posts
Join Date:Joined: Feb 2011
Donate to Me
More
I'm not sure if I'm correct in assuming it is a lens, however has anyone noticed just what awful quality the glass covering the camera on the back of the phone is? The depth sensing camera seems to be a completely different glass to the glass the actual shooting camera.

I have noticed that it picks smudges up so easy, and it is near impossible to clean them off. Even with a fibre cloth, is still leaves marks on there! Also, it's super easy to scratch. I have kept my phone in a case since day one, and it's got multiple hairline scratches on it. A lot of the time people report the HTC One M8 as taking bad pictures, in reality it's because the lens is smudged because when you clean it up it looks better. It seems like HTC have literally just slapped a piece of untreated glass on there, it's worse than a mirror for marks!
5th May 2014, 04:19 PM   |  #2  
mushages's Avatar
Senior Member
Flag Muscat
Thanks Meter: 510
 
1,006 posts
Join Date:Joined: Sep 2009
Donate to Me
More
Quote:
Originally Posted by jaaystott

I'm not sure if I'm correct in assuming it is a lens, however has anyone noticed just what awful quality the glass covering the camera on the back of the phone is? The depth sensing camera seems to be a completely different glass to the glass the actual shooting camera.

I have noticed that it picks smudges up so easy, and it is near impossible to clean them off. Even with a fibre cloth, is still leaves marks on there! Also, it's super easy to scratch. I have kept my phone in a case since day one, and it's got multiple hairline scratches on it. A lot of the time people report the HTC One M8 as taking bad pictures, in reality it's because the lens is smudged because when you clean it up it looks better. It seems like HTC have literally just slapped a piece of untreated glass on there, it's worse than a mirror for marks!

You may want to add that the 4UP camera we are having can see stuff that other cameras can't see. In example dust where you can see that we can see dust more than any other camera in the market when taking a picture in a dusty surface. Yes I agree with you I always wipe my lens before wanting to take a good picture.
5th May 2014, 04:31 PM   |  #3  
altimax98's Avatar
Senior Member
Flag Mulberry, Florida
Thanks Meter: 452
 
1,722 posts
Join Date:Joined: Nov 2008
More
Quote:
Originally Posted by jaaystott

I'm not sure if I'm correct in assuming it is a lens, however has anyone noticed just what awful quality the glass covering the camera on the back of the phone is? The depth sensing camera seems to be a completely different glass to the glass the actual shooting camera.

I have noticed that it picks smudges up so easy, and it is near impossible to clean them off. Even with a fibre cloth, is still leaves marks on there! Also, it's super easy to scratch. I have kept my phone in a case since day one, and it's got multiple hairline scratches on it. A lot of the time people report the HTC One M8 as taking bad pictures, in reality it's because the lens is smudged because when you clean it up it looks better. It seems like HTC have literally just slapped a piece of untreated glass on there, it's worse than a mirror for marks!

I agree about the smudging, alot of times I will pull out my phone to shoot something and notice alot of glaring on lights and 99% of it is because of the lens being smudges.

I wonder if a oleophobic coating will help it resist smudging.. I also am thinking of grabbing the Nilkin Glass screen protector since it has a camera cover as well
5th May 2014, 07:39 PM   |  #4  
sameer1807's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter: 49
 
408 posts
Join Date:Joined: Dec 2011
More
Definitely used the cheapest type of glass for the lens covers and even optical glass..color fringing, vignetting and ghosting plague this camera..guess they spent all of their costs on the metal build and speakers..just sad

Sent from my HTC One_M8 using XDA Free mobile app
6th May 2014, 04:45 PM   |  #5  
UgXvibe's Avatar
Senior Member
Flag Raleigh, NC
Thanks Meter: 258
 
913 posts
Join Date:Joined: Mar 2009
More
Do your 'scratches' look like this?
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0076.jpg
Views:	1352
Size:	161.3 KB
ID:	2728935
6th May 2014, 09:24 PM   |  #6  
jaaystott's Avatar
OP Senior Member
Flag Chelsea
Thanks Meter: 112
 
650 posts
Join Date:Joined: Feb 2011
Donate to Me
More
Quote:
Originally Posted by UgXvibe

Do your 'scratches' look like this?
Attachment 2728935

Yeah, exactly like that. You need the light to see them, but I'm sure they are affecting image quality. It's actually making me consider switching to the Galaxy S5. I use my camera a lot, but for things like Instagram and Social Sharing so the megapixel count was never a big deal to me, what is a big deal is treating my phone with all the love and care I can and ending up with ridiculous scratches like that!
6th May 2014, 09:31 PM   |  #7  
UgXvibe's Avatar
Senior Member
Flag Raleigh, NC
Thanks Meter: 258
 
913 posts
Join Date:Joined: Mar 2009
More
Quote:
Originally Posted by jaaystott

Yeah, exactly like that. You need the light to see them, but I'm sure they are affecting image quality. It's actually making me consider switching to the Galaxy S5. I use my camera a lot, but for things like Instagram and Social Sharing so the megapixel count was never a big deal to me, what is a big deal is treating my phone with all the love and care I can and ending up with ridiculous scratches like that!

I hear ya. I am anal about keeping all my phones pristine. Seems that its dangerous to post about this on forums because it turns into "People need to take more care of their phone" posts which is enraging. If I did it, I would admit it..

The fact that it is getting worse over time even though I am completely keeping it away from anything that would even remotely scratch it is annoying..

I opened a case with HTC and I will send it to them. If they say it's abuse I'm not sure what I'll do.
Last edited by UgXvibe; 6th May 2014 at 09:34 PM.
6th May 2014, 09:34 PM   |  #8  
jaaystott's Avatar
OP Senior Member
Flag Chelsea
Thanks Meter: 112
 
650 posts
Join Date:Joined: Feb 2011
Donate to Me
More
Quote:
Originally Posted by UgXvibe

I hear ya. I am anal about keeping all my phones pristine. Seems that its dangerous to post about this on forums because it turns into "People need to take more care of their phone" posts which is enraging. If I did it, I would admit it..

The fact that it is getting worse over time even though I am completely keeping it away from anything that would even remotely scratch it is annoying..

It's unacceptable, I had the M7 last year and it didn't scratch like this, and look carefully at your second camera... the lens seems a lot stronger.

Glad someone feels the same!
The Following User Says Thank You to jaaystott For This Useful Post: [ View ]
6th May 2014, 09:35 PM   |  #9  
UgXvibe's Avatar
Senior Member
Flag Raleigh, NC
Thanks Meter: 258
 
913 posts
Join Date:Joined: Mar 2009
More
Quote:
Originally Posted by jaaystott

It's unacceptable, I had the M7 last year and it didn't scratch like this, and look carefully at your second camera... the lens seems a lot stronger.

Glad someone feels the same!

I compared it to my M7 that I had over a year and not a scratch.. I carry this phone the exact same way. Puzzling to say the least.
6th May 2014, 09:36 PM   |  #10  
jaaystott's Avatar
OP Senior Member
Flag Chelsea
Thanks Meter: 112
 
650 posts
Join Date:Joined: Feb 2011
Donate to Me
More
Quote:
Originally Posted by UgXvibe

I compared it to my M7 that I had over a year and not a scratch.. I carry this phone the exact same way. Puzzling to say the least.

Has it caused noticeable effect to your pictures?

Post Reply Subscribe to Thread
Previous Thread Next Thread
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes