As already mentioned in an earlier article, I went dancing last Friday. I had the HTC One X with me and took a couple of pictures. I wish I could say that it turned out to be a satisfying experience, but this quad-core baby disappointed me a lot.
The 8 megapixel and its LED flash simply struggled to perform in dim light. The best pics were those of stationary objects, and even those were grainy and mostly not sharp.
Pictures of people in motion were even worse. LED flashes have never been known for capturing motion well. The results were a mix of blurs .
The One X’s camera is good in strong light. Anything other than that and it underperforms badly. But that wasn’t all.
Remember that in my review of the HTC One X earlier, I mentioned how every now and then the One X would lag and freeze? This baby chose Friday night – with all the guys and babes that I was trying to impress looking on – to pull serious stunts! Unforgivable.
It froze on me a couple of times, and I had to put it down for a while to let it regain its senses, because none of the buttons were responding. In one instant while doing a video recording, I wanted to end the recording, but no button was working. Video light was on, display was on, but nothing I did stopped it. After struggling with it a while, I had to slip it in my pocket and just let it be.
See as HTC One X spoil my runs. Sigh.
Back to the camera
I miss my Nokia N8’s 12 megapixel camera and Xenon flash. Nothing beats Xenon flash for night shots. I wish it was the N8 that I had with me last Friday night. Or better still, the Nokia 808 PureView.
I am a mobile photography enthusiast, so this leaves a bad taste of sorts. But then, perhaps I have just been spoilt by the Nokia N8’s camera. Sigh.
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