HTC Desire Eye Camera Review

If you are obsessed with selfies, nothing can serve you better than the HTC Desire Eye. It is the only smartphone that doesn’t only sport a 13-megapixel primary camera but also a front shooter of the same resolution. And that’s not the end of story. The smartphone stands out again by featuring dual-LED flash beside both the cameras to let you snap better images even during the night time. However, before we jump in to discussing the imaging aspect of the smartphone, let’s have a quick look at the specifications.

HTC Desire Eye

The HTC Desire Eye features a 5.2-inch Full HD display encased in an IPX7 certified casing, means it can work perfectly even under 1m water for around 30 minutes. It is equipped with a 2.3GHz Snapdragon 801 quad-core processor, aided by a 2GB RAM and Adreno 330 GPU. Inbuilt storage on board is 16GB, which can be expanded up to 128GB. The device gets fuel from a 2,400mAh Li-ion battery.

Coming back to the camera, the front shooter has f/2.2 aperture and 22mm focal length for taking images at wide angle. So you can take selfies that will cover the entire group, or the scenic background to make you selfies a work of art. The HDR mode of the shooter balances the light and dark regions resulting in super fine quality images. However, though the outdoor images are stunning, the same can’t be said for low-light situations, as there is some noise distraction visible in the background. It could be one minor setback of this UltraPixel camera.

HTC Desire Eye Camera

The camera features a Unique Selfie mode to take images at its finest. Voice selfies and gesture-based selfie capturing modes are other amazing features to ease the working of the front camera. Live Makeup is another smart option to beautify your images. Also, face swap is a joyous option which will allow the users to morph the faces and have fun with friends. HTC has equipped the smartphone with a new app called EYE Experience that offers numerous other imaging features as well.

HTC Desire Eye Features

The rear snapper also sports a dual-LED flash like the front camera with similar resolution. The cameras are almost same except that it holds f/2.0 aperture and 28mm focal length, which also aids in capturing multiple images instantly. The rear camera shoots better images in the darker region than the front camera which is a plus.

When it comes to video recording, the smartphone can shoot 1080p Full HD videos from both the cameras. The video recording ability is equally amazing and its shot at a rate of 30 fps. Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection and Panorama are few important photography features that are present in the smartphone for taking videos and photo with balance.

The camera quality is above the par in HTC Desire Eye when compares to other mid-range smartphones. The phone maker aptly advertises the smartphone as best selfie smartphone till date which is entirely true considering the things that its front shooter can do. Nonetheless, as we know less detailing and noisier background can make your snaps fail at times.


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