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Sample photos: HTC One
- — 09 April, 2013 13:47
The HTC One might primarily be a phone, but there's no doubting that HTC is banking heavily on its camera capabilities. Thankfully, it's a camera phone capable of capturing some high quality images.
The One has a 4-megapixel camera dubbed 'UltraPixel'. The custom image sensor uses enlarged pixels that the company says can absorb up to three times more light than those inside "most leading 13-megapixel phone cameras."
The use of UltraPixels combined with an f2.0 aperture do make for very good low-light performance compared to most other smartphone cameras. There's also built-in optical image stabilisation to keep things steady.
We found low light performance pretty impressive, but photos captured with the One do suffer from plenty of image noise. You won't notice this if you're using your photos to upload to Facebook and Instagram but when you want to zoom or crop images the quality isn't as crisp as we'd like.
Here are some samples we captured during our review of the HTC One. You can click on each image to enlarge it to full size.
What do you think of the HTC One's camera? Is it a big enough selling point for you to consider it over rival smartphones? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
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