Originally Posted by burtonvdp
I really do like the HTC photos better overall. I do miss not being able to "zoom in" more because I have gotten used to taking photos and cropping out what I don't need instead of getting in closer to the subject, but those photos full size none zoomed, the HTC photos are very clear. The only down side I see from the 2 is that the iPhone tends to have more things "in focus" where the HTC seems to have more of a focal point?
Yep. We don't know if that's software (prerelease), software (compression artifacts), hardware (the iPhone lens is tops), or software/hardware (image stabilization at prerelease).
Point being, some of that may be addressable.
Also, three is a depth of field (focus range) trade-off with an f/2.0 setup. I can say with confidence that that's not an issue with mine.
Tell you what though - I'll decide on something that I can shoot as a reference, and show you the difference between standard HTC compression and and what happens without it. I think two pictures will be worth a thousand words on what I've been going on about.