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Alright, just picked up the S4 and I was testing out the camera, and regardless to how steady of a hand I have, or what settings I enable and disable, I will get a blurry picture. I have anti-shake on and everything. I took a few pictures and uploaded them below to show you guys what I mean. Some of these pictures are in 13m and 9.6m, I don't know which is which... AND YES, The plastic covering over the camera is off, regardless it has a circular cutout over the lens, I feel as if could have left it there anyways.

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Probably a little more than you need but w.e

Thanks in advance for any support... I'm downloading Camera Zoom FX right now... I'll try that out, see if it's just a app problem.
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There is a plastic film covering the camera lens, make sure you take it off
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phone cameras at least on samsung devices seem really sensitive to lighting conditions. Go outside and see if you can take better pictures. Indoor pictures are pretty poor, seems to happen whenever the camera has to compensate for low light.
 
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There is a plastic film covering the camera lens, make sure you take it off

I said in the original post that I did take it off.

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phone cameras at least on samsung devices seem really sensitive to lighting conditions. Go outside and see if you can take better pictures. Indoor pictures are pretty poor, seems to happen whenever the camera has to compensate for low light.

Well that's kind of a joke, my Galaxy S2 took great pictures indoors and outdoors, regardless of whether or not it takes nice pictures outside, I'd like to be able to take pictures inside as well...
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I have a S4 myself, those pics are grainy/terrible as you said. Pictures I've taken look perfect, although in dim or low light the s4 always takes better pictures when put specifically into that mode. Try switching the mode to low light, also grab a microfiber cloth and wipe that lens, after I took that plastic off it left a smudge. The camera app for whatever reasoning samsung set it defaulting to 9.6mp which is 16:9, so up that to 13mp which is back to 4:3 and that's the difference as well. There is a minute possibility you have a legitimate problem although I haven't heard or read of many complaints, the new update has a firmware update for the camera. We should be getting it soon, as samsung released it in germany already. The good thing is we get apps 2 sd back, so you won't have to deal with storage annoyances coming from the s2. When i went from my s2 to the s3 it was annoying, but on the s4 it's much worse due to the OS size. I don't know if you root your phones or use custom rom's etc, but if you do and your on AT&T we have a locked boot loader which a dev has exploited. But word is at&t has patched the exploit for the new update, good news is someone already ported the updated rom over to att and its available on xda now.
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I have a S4 myself, those pics are grainy/terrible as you said. Pictures I've taken look perfect, although in dim or low light the s4 always takes better pictures when put specifically into that mode. Try switching the mode to low light, also grab a microfiber cloth and wipe that lens, after I took that plastic off it left a smudge. The camera app for whatever reasoning samsung set it defaulting to 9.6mp which is 16:9, so up that to 13mp which is back to 4:3 and that's the difference as well. There is a minute possibility you have a legitimate problem although I haven't heard or read of many complaints, the new update has a firmware update for the camera. We should be getting it soon, as samsung released it in germany already. The good thing is we get apps 2 sd back, so you won't have to deal with storage annoyances coming from the s2. When i went from my s2 to the s3 it was annoying, but on the s4 it's much worse due to the OS size. I don't know if you root your phones or use custom rom's etc, but if you do and your on AT&T we have a locked boot loader which a dev has exploited. But word is at&t has patched the exploit for the new update, good news is someone already ported the updated rom over to att and its available on xda now.

Thanks for the informative post, much appreciated. I actually did ended up bringing my phone back to sprint and they confirmed it was defective and gave me a new phone, now I have no problems.

So weird though...

But yeah, I have sprint, and I do root my phones, haven't bothered with this phone yet though...no real reason for me to do so... My S2 was rooted and I didn't really do anything with it that required root access so idk..
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