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  1. alexblfc's Avatar
    My first day with the 8X today. Had a long ride today (100km) so didn't really get a chance to play. But here are some pics i took (Albeit slightly rushed)















    Very happy with the performance. Very very good. I still don't understand why HTC make their phones so that the focus is made before the flash. It should focus with the flash on, because at the moment shots with flash are just blurry and annoying.

    EDIT: Forgot to add, a 1080P Test, and the unboxing. It's long and i ramble but if you stick through it well done!

    Unboxing -
    1080P HD Test -
    Last edited by alexbaldwin; 11-10-2012 at 02:36 PM.
    11-10-2012 02:10 PM
  2. Lean4838's Avatar
    Thanks for the pictures! They look great!

    One question though, I noticed that a lot of people had issues with the Flash. And as alexbaldwin said, it focuses before the flash.

    Any chance that this issue can be fixed in a software update by HTC in the future if ever? Or is it in the hardware side?

    Thanks!
    11-11-2012 05:14 AM
  3. alexblfc's Avatar
    Thanks for the pictures! They look great!

    One question though, I noticed that a lot of people had issues with the Flash. And as alexbaldwin said, it focuses before the flash.

    Any chance that this issue can be fixed in a software update by HTC in the future if ever? Or is it in the hardware side?

    Thanks!
    Its software i think. Its easily changeable on htc's side. I hope tthey do change it.
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    11-11-2012 07:07 AM
  4. Lean4838's Avatar
    Its software i think. Its easily changeable on htc's side. I hope tthey do change it.
    That's great! Hopefully, I'm getting mine this week. I will also post some pictures once I got mine!
    11-11-2012 08:41 AM
  5. Smg-Uk's Avatar
    Some more:














    Again all have been compressed by Skydrive and then Photobucket.
    11-11-2012 10:12 AM
  6. tofu.'s Avatar
    [QUTE=Smg-Uk;1751186]Some more:

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    Again all have been compressed by Skydrive and then Photobucket.[/QOE]

    looks like all the indoor pics have a green tint :(

    my dell venue pro does this, albeit a lot worse, but it's very annoying
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    11-11-2012 06:49 PM
  7. ajorourke's Avatar
    Adding some more low lightshots https://skydrive.live.com/redir?resi...JVQ5ByhX3j5JBw

    Looks like changing the ISO manually rresults in better low light performance.



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    Last edited by ajorourke; 11-12-2012 at 12:04 PM.
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    11-12-2012 11:22 AM
  8. alexblfc's Avatar
    Right, i've done some close ups with and without flash. You can see the differences.

    With


    Without


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    The following are both flash off

    FFC


    Rear cam
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    11-12-2012 07:13 PM
  9. kvetcha's Avatar
    Certainly nothing stunning, but it'll do.
    11-13-2012 10:31 AM
  10. Smg-Uk's Avatar
    Certainly nothing stunning, but it'll do.
    If you want "stunning" buy a N8 or N808 or even better a actual camera otherwise all you will ever get is "it'll do".
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    11-13-2012 01:58 PM
  11. kvetcha's Avatar
    If you want "stunning" buy a N8 or N808 or even better a actual camera otherwise all you will ever get is "it'll do".
    Well, my statement assumed a baseline of available smartphones; both the iPhone 5 and the GS3 (as well as the aforementioned Pureview 808) best these results handily. That said, I generally agree with you. A DSLR is for the shots you need.

    That said, it's not a bad thing to have a good camera available for the shots you don't expect.
    11-13-2012 02:37 PM
  12. Smg-Uk's Avatar
    Well, my statement assumed a baseline of available smartphones; both the iPhone 5 and the GS3 (as well as the aforementioned Pureview 808) best these results handily. That said, I generally agree with you. A DSLR is for the shots you need.

    That said, it's not a bad thing to have a good camera available for the shots you don't expect.
    Actually I have seen a number of reviews saying the 8X beats the GS3 when it comes to the camera and its pretty much around the same as the iPhone 5.

    But all of these are fine for a phone camera but none are going to be amazing because of their tiny sensors etc which is where the 808 is great because they increased the sensor size which is very important.
    11-13-2012 03:59 PM
  13. alexblfc's Avatar
    Actually I have seen a number of reviews saying the 8X beats the GS3 when it comes to the camera and its pretty much around the same as the iPhone 5.

    But all of these are fine for a phone camera but none are going to be amazing because of their tiny sensors etc which is where the 808 is great because they increased the sensor size which is very important.
    Well, considering i have all three, i suppose i am most suitable to judge.

    iPhone5 > 8X > SGS3 in daylight

    iPhone5 > SGS3 > 8X in lowlight

    8X > SGS3 > iPhone 5 in macro.
    11-13-2012 04:07 PM
  14. jlangner's Avatar
    Here ya go. Kinda getting dark and mostly cloudy

    https://skydrive.live.com/redir?resi...HKLkbsgnxN1PTA
    11-14-2012 04:46 PM
  15. iamtim's Avatar
    Had a long ride today (100km) so didn't really get a chance to play.
    Forget about the phone, I'm seriously and painfully jealous of your routes! I'd never get off my bike. :D
    11-16-2012 01:32 PM
  16. alexblfc's Avatar
    Forget about the phone, I'm seriously and painfully jealous of your routes! I'd never get off my bike. :D
    Haha. Problem is, i have to ride about 60km to get to places like this. So the majority of my ride is still through horrible towns :L
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    11-16-2012 04:47 PM
  17. ajua's Avatar
    Here are some rushed photos I took early this morning. I want to take some more tomorrow including some with the FFC and also try the video recording.
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    11-16-2012 08:04 PM
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    11-17-2012 06:02 PM
  19. DeathBreath's Avatar
    I took this picture today in a bowling alley. I thought it came out pretty good considering the low light. One thing I'll say is that I changed the ISO setting to 400. In auto, it would probably use the highest iso of 800 and that would cause lots of noise. For those that don't know, lower ISO number = less noise, but you can only take pics in bright light or sunlight. high ISO = lots of noise, but you can take pictures in low light.

    https://skydrive.live.com/redir?resi...E9uhEpxAjYciS4
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    11-17-2012 09:47 PM
  20. rkremers's Avatar
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    Taken at the Oregon/Stanford game...

    My poor ducks :(
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    11-19-2012 11:23 AM
  21. socialcarpet's Avatar
    I think I might take it back today. It's restarting loads, Kindle doesn't work, the low light shots are rubbish.

    I'm not sure if I'll get a replacement or give the 920 a go (if they have any). Might just get a refund and wait for a while.
    Kindle app has been fixed. Delete the one you have and re-install and you'll be all set.

    The camera is another story of course. If you want a comparison, check the 920 pictures thread. I posted a few there on page 13.
    11-19-2012 12:04 PM
  22. cp2_4eva's Avatar
    Had to take this pic for a job. I thought it came out rather well!!!!
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    11-19-2012 01:09 PM
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    Taken at the Oregon/Stanford game...

    My poor ducks :(
    great shot, though, color looks great. nice seats!
    11-19-2012 01:56 PM
  24. rkremers's Avatar
    great shot, though, color looks great. nice seats!
    ya, I was pretty impressed considering it was a night game with big bright spot lights to deal with.
    11-19-2012 03:23 PM
  25. ArcticUK's Avatar
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    An example of an HTC 8X photo. My experience seems to echo most people's...day time snaps are perfectly acceptable, sometimes pretty impressive...night time pictures lacking something. And yes, HTC need to sort the flash/focus issue!
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    11-20-2012 12:40 AM
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