Front Camera Fixed Focus = Fail

  1. tcardoso
    Eclair Jun 8, 2018

    tcardoso , Jun 8, 2018 :
    Hi guys, am I the only one finding the front camera fixed focus the most anoying design fail?!

    If I take a selfie with the arm streched the photo is all blur'ed.
    My selfies are only with nice quality if I'm near (like 40-50cm) with almost no background.

    Am I the only one?!

    Best Regards

  2. Prcko
    KitKat Jun 9, 2018

  3. maasikakeeks
    Froyo Jun 9, 2018

    maasikakeeks , Jun 9, 2018 :
    No, the front camera is god awful. It acts like something you would see on a real budget phone.

    It's a blurry mess!

    thedarkpresence_ and Batfink32 like this.
  4. Dilip Jain(DJ)
    Ice Cream Sandwich Jun 9, 2018

  5. maasikakeeks
    Froyo Jun 9, 2018

  6. tcardoso
    Eclair Jun 11, 2018

    tcardoso , Jun 11, 2018 :
    Cleared everything (system, userdata, cache, etc) through recovery and the issue remains. I was able to take group selfies on my Galaxy S6 (a phone from 2015) and with a 'flagship killer' from 2018 I can't, it's just...stupid.

    It's very weird that so few people are complaining about this issue, its really anoying.

    Best Regards

    YagnikG likes this.
  7. Dark_Matrix_Guru
    Ice Cream Sandwich Jun 12, 2018

  8. xnutzii
    Lollipop Jun 12, 2018

    xnutzii , Jun 12, 2018 :
    No it doesn't clear anything important of the phone, don't worry.

    1. Power off phone.
    2. Power on phone whilst holding down the volume down button (this takes slightly longer to react than you would expect and after the initial splash screen goes blank for a slightly un-nerving amount of time. But just wait).
    3. Enter the PIN/Password you use to unlock the phone when prompted.
    4. Choose a language.
    5. Choose "Wipe data and cache" (don't worry this is only a path to a submenu, it won't delete your data).
    7. It will confirm that you have selected clear cache and ask you to say YES.
    8. When it says success choose "Reboot"

  9. Dark_Matrix_Guru
    Ice Cream Sandwich Jun 12, 2018

    Dark_Matrix_Guru , Jun 12, 2018 :
    Im using twrp not stock recovery

  10. xnutzii
    Lollipop Jun 12, 2018

    xnutzii , Jun 12, 2018 :
    still almost the same. Wipe > Tap Cache and Dalvik > Clear. reboot

  11. Dark_Matrix_Guru
    Ice Cream Sandwich Jun 12, 2018

    Dark_Matrix_Guru , Jun 12, 2018 :
    Yeahhhhh about that. I fat fingered the wipe system button and completely wiped my phone. Booted with no OS installed

  12. xnutzii
    Lollipop Jun 12, 2018

    xnutzii , Jun 12, 2018 :
    Download the OS on the official website. then flash it via adb.

  13. Dark_Matrix_Guru
    Ice Cream Sandwich Jun 12, 2018

    Dark_Matrix_Guru , Jun 12, 2018 :
    I already had it fixed when I sent the last comment. Always always always make a Nandroid backup. I booted with twrp.img in fastboot, restored my backup, flashed twrp amd Magisk and I'm back in business. Lost 4 days of activity on my device but sure beats losing everything

  14. tcardoso
    Eclair Jun 12, 2018

    tcardoso , Jun 12, 2018 :
    Can anyone send a "group" selfie or a panoramic selfie with the arm completely streched?

  15. W1528792500279
    Cupcake Jun 12, 2018

    W1528792500279 , Jun 12, 2018 :
    yup, its a fail. i can't take a clear picture in front camera. its working perfect when there is a lot of brightness. but fails to get a clear image when there's low light.

    Q1527310000112 likes this.
  16. tcardoso
    Eclair Jun 13, 2018

    tcardoso , Jun 13, 2018 :
    Hi guys,

    This is an example of what I'm talking about, my S6 vs OP6 front cameras.
    [​IMG] [​IMG]

    I was not using portrait mode on the OP6, however in the background everything is blurred. The same thing happens if I have to take a group selfie and people are a few steps behind me, they are all out of focus.

    Not being able to take a selfie of these (with landscape or group) left me disillusioned considering that this front camera is 16 MP (f / 2.0, 25mm, 1/3 ", 1.0μm) vs. 5 MP (f / 1.9, 22mm, 1 / 4.1 ", 1.34μm) of the S6.

    W1528792500279 likes this.
  17. chekstar1415
    Cupcake Aug 25, 2018

    chekstar1415 , Aug 25, 2018 :
    The issue is probably because the front cam has fixed focus in hardware itself.

    check out the camera h/w details for supported focus types from DevCheck.


    Front can does came up with limitation.

    I would ask OP6 bug hunters to check if this can be overcome with some software patch.


  18. rathp
    Honeycomb Aug 25, 2018

    rathp , Aug 25, 2018 :
    I have lost count of posts with this issue on this forum. I am really perplexed with the response from OnePlus. They seem to have gone deaf. Is it something beyond their control, like perhaps their development teams have been busy tasked to work on oppo phones because they have been releasing a lot of phones.

  19. Paschfire
    KitKat Aug 25, 2018

    Paschfire , Aug 25, 2018 :
    Buys a new device without proper investigation of the specs before purchasing it = Fail

  20. Santosh Kumar oneplus
    Cupcake Aug 25, 2018