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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by bezerk19, Sep 28, 2011.

  1. bezerk19

    bezerk19 Android Enthusiast
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    Okay this has been driving me insane and I can't seem to find a way to make it look any better.

    First off, when setting a picture to a contact you don't have an option to crop (I had this when using the Thunderbolt or any HTC phone for that matter) I know its Motorola and not HTC but okay fine i can see past this.

    However, when you attempt to call someone that you recently added a picture to, the picture just looks horrible, very pixelated. When I had an HTC phone the problem was actually Google and not the phone itself, when the picture would get uploaded to your google account(gmail contacts) and then synced back to your phone then you noticed this problem. In order to avoid this unwanted behavior (because google hasn't fixed it) you had to create a phone contact with only the picture then "join" both accounts your google (which doesn't have a picture) and your phone contact(which does have a picture), thus avoiding getting the picture to upload to Google.

    Finally to my problem, the Bionic doesn't really have a "phone" contact list, it calls it "Backup" which I've seen it being used by Verizon's phone backup/restore service. So the workaround I used to have for HTC phones no longer applies to the Bionic! Just to be clear when I originally purchased this phone I made the mistake of allowing it to sync using Backup and I thought this was the problem (similar to Google) so I did a factory reset did not configure the Backup service and created a phone contact and the same problem is there.

    Phew that was a long message, so anyone else have any suggestions to make the phone contacts look nice? I mean is that really too much to ask? :D
     

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    When i had my thunderbolt, I had the same problem. I had more than one source syncing for my contacts, resulting in blurry pictures. I unchecked one of the sources, and they cleared up. For me it was Facebook and Facebook for HTC sense. I unchecked the HTC sense facebook.
     
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    So here we are almost 2 months later and nobody has some more input on this?

    Its still irritating that I see Bionic screenshots with their contact pictures looking nice crisp and clear. How are your contacts? What is your picture resolution and size?
     
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    They're crappy, and I'm pretty sure it's an Android problem, not a manufacturer-specific problem.

    Ice Cream Sandwich is supposed to fix this, with full-screen, hi-res contact pictures much like the iPhone.

    We'll see...
     
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    Yup I know this problem is Android related because I've seen it on other phones, I did hear about ICS bringing high picture resolution support. I was hoping during the meantime there was a work around similar to what i did when i had my HTC Thunderbolt.
     
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    There is and it is known if you just search google. Don't sync with your gmail account and setup the pictures from your phone. Gmail resizes them thus making them blurry.
     

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