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Reply # 879212 16-Aug-2013 04:26
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after more toying around, I have found music and video is incredible on this phone.  Ring tones must be loudest of any phone I have had.    The camera so far takes most accurate colours of any phone camera I have used.  Just the blurriness.  Have only tappped on camera icon to take photos so far.  The phone was sealed in box but no user guide in the box at all.  Will have to download one from HTC.




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  Reply # 879215 16-Aug-2013 06:08
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Finally my update is downloading. Vodafone NZ model running on 2degrees and purchased from Dick Smiths.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 879241 16-Aug-2013 08:08
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Gilco2: after many reviews and much searching bought one today.  Vodafone model.  It has to be the worst camera of any phone I have had over last 3 years.  This on default settings. Will have to try different settings to improve. photos come out blurry as well. 


And you sure removed any plastic covers from the camera lens?




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Reply # 879248 16-Aug-2013 08:22
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Gilco2: after many reviews and much searching bought one today.  Vodafone model.  It has to be the worst camera of any phone I have had over last 3 years.  This on default settings. Will have to try different settings to improve. photos come out blurry as well. 


And you sure removed any plastic covers from the camera lens?
well thats what I am not 100 percent sure of.  I cant see or feel any on there like other phones have had and other phones had covers on screens.  This just came in a loose plastic sleeve. I have used magnifying glass to look so think there is none there




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  Reply # 879259 16-Aug-2013 08:35
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Gilco2:
freitasm:
Gilco2: after many reviews and much searching bought one today.  Vodafone model.  It has to be the worst camera of any phone I have had over last 3 years.  This on default settings. Will have to try different settings to improve. photos come out blurry as well. 


And you sure removed any plastic covers from the camera lens?
well thats what I am not 100 percent sure of.  I cant see or feel any on there like other phones have had and other phones had covers on screens.  This just came in a loose plastic sleeve. I have used magnifying glass to look so think there is none there


That's really strange. My wife just got a One and she took a photo in the dark and it came out pretty darn good - not blurry at all. 




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  Reply # 879267 16-Aug-2013 08:48
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just took some outside now its light.  not too bad but 2 photos of the house one came out okay the next one very dark so will need to fix photo.  But after reading reports they said this screen was better than the S4 for outside visibilty. Well I had to guess what I was doing as the screen is not visible outside if sun is shining.  In shade was just okay.  And this is with screen brightness set on maximum.
  So if going to be outside where I may want photos then this wont be coming.   Inside pictures are so bad that if going to family gathering where may want to take a picture this wont be coming.  But will be ideal when in hospital etc.   Going by these this phone is actually inferior to the One X.




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  Reply # 879303 16-Aug-2013 09:43
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bradstewart: Ok here goes...



You sir, are a gentleman!



Seconded! I installed the stock recovery, and BAM! the update was available...I prefer checking for the OTA update first because I'm lazy and hate the thought of having to restore all my apps, etc again from scratch, which I'd have to do with a full-wipe update from Brad's image. 

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Reply # 879314 16-Aug-2013 09:54
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freitasm: Have you read the TelecomTech blog HTC One reviews?

Check this one about HTC One photos and the note about cleaning the lens.
cleaned the lens and took more. A slight improvement but nothing near the quality of the photos in the TelecomTech blog.  But then it is cloudy now so will have to wait for fine sunny day to see if it is better.

Now that the sun isnt shining, anyone with one of these have you tried seeing the screen in sunlight.  Havent seen reviews of this particular one where having automatic brightness gives brighter screen in sunlight than manual maximum brightness, but wondering if anyone has tried.
       Even these photos outside you have to just guess that you are taking the photo of what you want as you cant see anything on the screen.  This is with cloudy day so bright sunlight would be even worse




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  Reply # 879494 16-Aug-2013 13:25
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Zub:
bradstewart: Ok here goes...



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Seconded! I installed the stock recovery, and BAM! the update was available...I prefer checking for the OTA update first because I'm lazy and hate the thought of having to restore all my apps, etc again from scratch, which I'd have to do with a full-wipe update from Brad's image. 


Full wipe isn't necessary with the zip I posted. I just find it to be a good idea when moving from one version of your OS to the next.

Edit: If you use the HTC backup feature, it restores apps + app data as well as settings.

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  Reply # 879498 16-Aug-2013 13:33
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Interestingly I found this thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2288668 over at Xda discussing the blurriness of photos that it seems a few people as complaining about.

It's not something I have personally experienced, but I'll go take some more pics today to check.

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I've had the photo blurriness issue. I've just noticed that sometimes no matter where I tap on the display, it won't focus properly. I don't know if it's a hardware or software issue. Doesn't bother me enough to want to return the phone though.

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Reply # 879570 16-Aug-2013 14:40
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most of those on the xda developers site are what mine are like.  However I did find inside in daylight it will take perfect photo if I use the flash.  Same as close up (not anywhere macro type) outdoors in daylight it is passable if I use the flash.  Otherwise just like on the xda developers. 
 Looks like this will go for sale and go for the S4.




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  Reply # 879596 16-Aug-2013 15:12
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That thread was in the Sprint (CDMA) One forum, there was a similar one for the Intl One and the consensus seemed to be that it was a faulty camera.

The default settings HTC have picked aren't the best and with a few adjustments, you get considerably better images. The blurring seems to be an actual fault.

I would think you would have cause to return your phone as faulty.

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  Reply # 880152 17-Aug-2013 16:17
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The HTC Double Dip case I ordered from Ebay on Mon arrived this morning. It is genuine and looks awesome.

At that price I'm going to order a few more different colours so I can mix and match.

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