Newest update destroyed the photochrom mode via OnePlus 8 Pro Ultramarine Blue

  1. O1587750168501 , via OnePlus 8 Pro Ultramarine Blue , Jul 7, 2020 :
    To anyone who has updated to the latest update, your photochrom mode is basically 100% useless since you have to be under direct sunlight outside. I'm disappointed in oneplus for doing this. Gone are the days where I can use it as a crappy diy thermal camera. If I knew about this I would have never updated

  2. kepe
    Froyo Jul 7, 2020

    kepe , via OnePlus 8 Pro , Jul 7, 2020 :
    Then I'm not going to update until they bring back proper photochrom or until someone has made their own fix. It's an interesting photography feature and I don't want to lose it.
    I've done some testing with a couple of friends in direct sunlight and it doesn't help you see through clothes any better than you would with a regular camera.

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  3. O1587750168501 , via OnePlus 8 Pro Ultramarine Blue , Jul 7, 2020 :
    From what I understand you could only see through clothes in extreme cases, so why punish the majority of people who would never do anything like that? Oneplus made a huge step back with this update

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    Gingerbread Jul 7, 2020

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    Lollipop Jul 7, 2020

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  11. O1587750168501 , via OnePlus 8 Pro Ultramarine Blue , Jul 8, 2020 :
    Some of the apps I use doesn't support root, also I see no point in rooting my phones anymore since everything I do doesn't require it


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  16. German1982
    Eclair Jul 8, 2020

    German1982 , Jul 8, 2020 :
    I realized about the same issue yesterday and I really wantmy money back because I can't trust in a company that include something and after sold product disable it. Now I paid 1009 € for a phone that has a fake camera that it is only a decoration. Companies do thing like this when you pay 200€ phone ...
    OnePlus refuse to reimburse my money
    Very disappointed for all.

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  17. German1982
    Eclair Jul 8, 2020

    German1982 , Jul 8, 2020 :
    I did not find any case that really shows through clothes...I m only knows that I have a phone with a camera that has not any kind of use and I paid for it 1009 €. Company refuse receive my phone and give my money back.

  18. TG5000
    Cupcake Jul 8, 2020

    TG5000 , Jul 8, 2020 :
    Seems like the photo chrome camera has been disabled, and now the main camera and software is being used to create a similar effect as the original photo chrome camera. So basically now I am carrying around a dead lens. Seems like One + try to ignore it as much as possible, thereby hoping people will forget about it. That is what you get dealing with a Chinese company apparently!!!

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  19. Swejuggalo , via OnePlus 8 Pro Ultramarine Blue , Jul 8, 2020 :
    Nope....try it with coverd lens in the right situations.
    Covered lens comparison. Bright picture is with both. End result 12MP photochrom.

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    Nature sample. End result 12MP. Still BOTH lenses.

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