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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by mk_ultra19, Dec 10, 2013.

  1. mk_ultra19

    mk_ultra19 Android Enthusiast
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    Taken at night... I like this camera! ( Clark Griswold's house lol )



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  2. sean76

    sean76 Android Expert

    Nice...with 4.4.2?
  3. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood

    According to this post...He's on at least 4.4.1, which has the camera enhancements
  4. mk_ultra19

    mk_ultra19 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    with 4.4.1 .... haven't gotten the other update yet. I have video of this Christmas display at night too. Turned out good as well.
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  5. BigCiX

    BigCiX Android Expert

    Still haven't used my camera yet
  6. sean76

    sean76 Android Expert

    Question...how's video voice quality before and after the update.

    I use my phone to film some stuff for my business...and honestly video quality is fairly good, but the sound is pretty horrid. Did your sound improve after the update?
  7. mk_ultra19

    mk_ultra19 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    To be honest, I always thought the sound quality was pretty good before and after.

    I reviewed this phone fairly well before I purchased it. Most of the reviews regarding audio quality ( during video recording ) were pretty good. Even compared with some HIGHER END PHONES... which I will not name lol.

    Your opinion might be more critical than mine though, as you film stuff for your business. I just take random videos every now and then, but I have thought the audio quality was good before and after the update.
  8. MartinS

    MartinS Android Expert

    There's never been a problem with stills. It's when the subject is moving that problems arise.

    Nice pics though.
  9. sean76

    sean76 Android Expert

    I have a health club and usually film some of the popular classes that we offer and the sound when the video is played on my nexus 5 is just bad!!! Even at very low volume it just sounds terrible...I would describe it as muffled. You can't even make out what song is being played during the class...I'm more inclined into thinking this is a hardware issue and may be my unit and not the software.
  10. sean76

    sean76 Android Expert

    I don't know if this means anything at all but I read somewhere that people with the white 32GB models were experiencing glue stuck to the inside of the speaker? That would surely affect video playback. As luck as it that's the model I have.
  11. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood

    I don't remember seeing specific models mentioned when that was first reported, but I haven't followed it much. I checked my speakers when some were having issues, no glue here (32gb white also)

    You can check pretty easily to see if there's glue blocking the speaker. You'll just need a flashlight and to look into the left set of holes on the bottom
  12. sean76

    sean76 Android Expert

    Mine is 100% a hardware issue...Got 4.4.2 this morning and pics are deff faster and all that but I have an audio problem. Just recorded a video in my house with no background noise and you can hear a very loud fuzz in the background, almost like wind...very weird. Yea I'm chalking mine up to hardware. Going to call Google this morning.
  13. mk_ultra19

    mk_ultra19 Android Enthusiast
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    Man that stinks. Sorry to hear that. I have heard some other people saying the same thing. They say they hear a crackling noise...some were saying they think it has something to do with the noise cancellation mic.
  14. sean76

    sean76 Android Expert

    Yes...that's it! Its just pure muffled crackling sound...very annoying. But a new one should be here in a few days : )
  15. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood

    The notice cancelation mic would be my guess as well. :thinking:
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  16. SAL8116

    SAL8116 Android Enthusiast

    Wow that camera is crap!

  17. DMajor239

    DMajor239 Android Expert

    I know its so awful! :p 😁
  18. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood

    Bumping this with some photos of a recent hike :D

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  19. Hook

    Hook Ever since DU... ;-)

    Very cool. Where is that (used to live in AZ and miss that kind of scenery). :)
  20. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood

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  21. Hook

    Hook Ever since DU... ;-)

    I thought that looked like the Sedona area. I was down in the Patagonia area, near Mexico, but went all over. The great thing about AZ-- you can get to about any environment you want withing about 2 hours at most. ;)
  22. umataro42

    umataro42 Android Enthusiast


    Sarcasm aside though, I've noticed I have to use the "tap the screen to focus" for almost every picture I take. It wasn't like that with my GNex. Still, as long as the picture comes out well after that, I don't really care.
  23. YoungGun

    YoungGun Member



    Wish it was slighty higher MP's, but overall I'm really happy with the camera. Does good video too. :smokingsomb:
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  24. exninja

    exninja Android Enthusiast

    There's no reason to have a separate point-and-shoot camera. The HDR+ is really cool if you're taking a picture of something that's not moving. [​IMG][​IMG]
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  25. Paddy Landau

    Paddy Landau Well-Known Member

    My photos are almost all family and friends photos, so I won't post any here.

    The camera is good, but app doesn't make the best use of it. I installed A Better Camera. Apart from lacking photosphere and having some problems with panoramic, it creates a better picture than the stock app every time.
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