| | 11-11-2012, 02:31 PM #1
Maybe I'm a little confused, but when I disable the flash to take a picture, the flash still activates. Now here's the behavior I've noticed. When you enable the flash and take a picture, the flash "flickers" when you take a shot. When you disable the flash and take a picture, the flash activates, but does not flicker. It just turns on and takes the photo. The flash is not as intense as when it's activated. It actually takes a pretty decent photo.
So my question is this the behavior that everyone else is seeing? I would normally say that this is a defect, but considering that the flash behaves differently between being turned on and off, I'm guessing this is by design. Also, when I take picture with adequate light and the flash set to "off", the flash does not activate at all (as what one would expect).
Is this the behavior everyone else is seeing on their phones?? My guess is that this is "PureView" behavior and even though you "disable" the flash, it will turn on at a lower intensity and shut off right before the photo is taken so it can take a better well lit shot. But I can see how this could confuse people because when you turn the flash off, it still turns on.
Flash "Disabled" -- Flash turns on and shuts off right before photo, low intensity
Flash "Enabled" -- Flash flickers, high intensity
Flash "Disabled" -- Does not turn on at all. Adequate light for photo when taken.