HTC one will have a new ultrapixel camera technology and we on Distrita are excited how the photos with HTC one really looks.
Can HTC compete with Nokia’s Pureview technology? Will HTC One take better photos than the camera king for the moment, Lumia 920? Well, that is maybe too early to conclude, because the device is not ready yet. However, maybe HTC has given up the megapixel race, and that’s why they launch their brand new technology instead.
The ultrapixel tecnology
The low resolution allowed each individual pixel to be much larger, which improves per-pixel detail and low-light performance significantly. So even though the HTC One sensor measures a modest 1/3″ in diagonal, each of its 4 million Ultrapixels (as HTC calls them) is much larger than that of the average smartphone (by about 300%).
So in theory, while you will be sacrificing some detail in well-lit environments, you should be getting better low-light results. Add the super bright F/2.0 lens and you should be getting the smartphone with the best low-light performance in business. And since you would be downsizing many of your images anyway, this seems like a fair trade to us. As long as the HTC One delivers on those promises, that is.
As it turns out the shots are pretty good, considering the less than perfect environment and their per-pixel detail is much better than any of the smartphones we have recently reviewed. It’s not quite able to come close to the performance of the Nokia 808 PureView, but that one has a sensor 6 times as big as the HTC flagship.
We are excited! Distrita are embarrased of the camera development in mobile phones until now! The fact is that iPhone5 does not take much better photos that Nokia N95 that is a really old mobile. That is what has happened on 7 years! We hope that Samsung and Nokia will join HTC and turn this into a new trend. And when will we see them put bigger sensors inside their smartphones as 1/3″ is rather modest even for a flagship device, where slim waistline is essential.