By Sami Mughal
HTC went the unorthodox route by going down on the MegaPixel front. While all other camera phones are growing bigger and bigger on numbers, HTC went the other way and came up with a new sensor technology called UltraPixel. Now a lot is not know about it, but the shocking number was that this camera came with only 4 Ultrapixels worth.
Now anybody who has done any kind of photography knows that the number of pixels you get only mean so much. It is all about how good your sensors are. That is why a 10MP DSLR can totally kick your 16MP point and shoot camera’s ass.
So, when we tried out the HTC ONE, the camera was one of our main focus. This is what we saw:
My favourite photo so far. I just love the amount of detail that has been captured here, along with the depth of field. I have tried similar shots with other cameras and phones, and nothing comes close. I even had people asking me how I had managed to do this, and the answer was pure and simple, I just hit click on AUTO mode. The camera and the software did all the intelligent work.
A true test of the camera’s ability is how it deals with the sun. As you can see, it does fairly okay.