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http://gizmodo.com/5990360/htc-one-ultrapixel-camera-how-does-it-stack-up?tag=smartphone-cameras
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The HTC One's "UltraPixel" camera sounds like marketing palaver, but actually makes for an impressive shooter. In each situation we tested, the HTC One's camera performed on par with—or better than—the competition. Whether it beats out the excellent Lumia 920 might come down to personal preference, but there's no denying the HTC One's camera exhibits such great low-light performance (both with and without flash) that it's clearly one of the best cameras on a smartphone you could actually buy.

I've been paying attention to this phone to see what it has to offer, especially the 4mp UltraPixel camera and 720p @ 60fps...
How will Samsungs Galaxy S IV compare? Hopefully we find out later today... thumb.gif
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4mp?

Aren't we at like 14mp?

Excuse me i don't know jack about this stuff haha, care to clarify?

EDIT:

http://gizmodo.com/5985348/what-is-an-ultrapixel
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4mp?

Aren't we at like 14mp?

Excuse me i don't know jack about this stuff haha, care to clarify?

EDIT:

http://gizmodo.com/5985348/what-is-an-ultrapixel

Yeah, even 4mp is more than enough to fill up my 1080p screen... technically this 4mp is 2688 x 1520...
Also without the HTC One's expandable MicroSD slot, the smaller 4mp image files will be smaller and can be seen as an advantage...
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Consumers these days go crazy over high megapixel. I am afraid to say Htc made a big mistake here.

The majority (people who do not read about tech) are gonna over look this.
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I've been following everything on this phone for the past few weeks. After weeks of research I've decided this:

THIS WILL BE MY NEXT PHONE.

People, you have to give props to a company who finally took SO many steps in the right direction of what a phone should be. From proper build quality, proper speakers, amazing screen, AND FINALLY going against the megapixel myth...higher MP does not mean better pictures! They are giving us what we want with this phone, beauty AND ability, let's not screw this launch up or else no one will do it again! Keep buying plastic...they'll keep making plastic!

GSMA ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF THE 2013 GLOBAL MOBILE AWARDS!
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Stop press!
And the Winner is the HTC One



Unfortunately for other Android handset makers, Samsung now spends more on advertising then even Apple. Which, will being great for Android as a whole, seems like it might hamper other manufacturers. Unless people actually back those doing right, rather then just following commercials. We'll see I guess.
     
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HTC phones never look nice I wonder why?

This doesn't look half as nice as the Lumina or the Xperia
 
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hardly doubt that will be the case and/ any problem at all...
That majority you are talking about buy phones mostly for it's looks and brand not the tech specs.

On the other hand peps like us here on forum are just a small number in that majority so if this is the group you are aiming at i doubt anyone would buy expensive gadget w/o getting some info about it. Certainly not me without reading dozens of reviews as we are talking about phone worth over 600 euros.
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While I applaud HTC for going against the megapixel mania, I'm not that impressed with the results personally. Low light photos are good, but I rarely need that functionality. Almost all of my pictures are in good lighting, and I don't think the One holds up here.
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HTC phones never look nice I wonder why?

This doesn't look half as nice as the Lumina or the Xperia

Htc makes the best looking phones IMO.
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I'm sorry but not only does the no sd slot or removable battery kill the One for me
I just can't help seeing an iPhone 5 every time I see a picture of it. At a glance it is 100% an iPhone 5 rip off, with some differences in the styling (like the grills)

I'm glad to see them going against the high megapixel trend, as we know that megapixels isn't what matters, it's a high quality sensor that does.
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