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Default Front Camera is TERRIBLE

So.. I was originally very happy with my purchase, but I just booted up Snapchat to send off a couple selfies from the new tech... And the front-facing camera's picture quality is GOD AWFUL.

It's grainy as ****, and it's got all these weird discolourations to it! Is that just me, or anyone else getting it?

Edit: Just took a couple pictures with both my S4 and Z2 to post here and show them, but it would appear that once you actually TAKE the photo with the Z2, all that awfulness goes away! Snapchat, for some reason, keeps it though. I think Snapchat might have to modify their app for this phone... And I don't see that being likely in the near future.


Here's the break-down. It appears that the built-in camera app greatly messes with the picture the front camera takes, and this might be some kinda weird feature. Anyways, here's two pictures from the Z2, one from the camera app, one from Snapchat, and a picture from my S4 for comparison.

Z2 Snapchat Front-Cam Picture:
Z2 Camera app Front-Cam Picture:
S4 Snapchat Front-Cam Picture:
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Well either way Xperia Front Cameras are usualy horible so in some circumstances the front cam may produce horrible quality pics

Usualy this happens in lower light
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Except I've found that it really /isn't/ that bad. Just that for some reason, Sony's software kinda... Post-produces the frontcam's pic after you take it. SnapChat doesn't do that, and thus, the pictures come out looking horrible.
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Except I've found that it really /isn't/ that bad. Just that for some reason, Sony's software kinda... Post-produces the frontcam's pic after you take it. SnapChat doesn't do that, and thus, the pictures come out looking horrible.
That right there is an perfect example of X-Reality Image Processing engine
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Perhaps this is similar to what is occurring in my pictures.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2742862

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There's an option in the camera settings for picture smoothing on the front camera.

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Perhaps this is similar to what is occurring in my pictures.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2742862

Sorely disappointed theres some **** going on doing nothing good to my photos..
Um.. Idk about what's going on with you, but mine's a little different. Go check the OP, I put up some pictures.

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There's an option in the camera settings for picture smoothing on the front camera.

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Yeah, I tried disabling that, nothing changed. :/
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Same here, I only have a problem with the camera when using Snapchat. Do you think it is fixable with software update? Are you on .55 or .69?
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I'm on .69, and I was having this problem both before and after I unlocked.

I'm sure this could be fixed with a software update, but I have no idea how fast that would happen, lol.
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Yea my z2 front camera is horrible too. Its really grainy and theres discoloration but once u take the photo the discoloration disappears but its kinda grainy. Is sony working on a slution or no?

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