J i m s t e r wrote:
Budget Nokia? IIRC, the 920 is the most expensive phone they do (that 909? with the 98trillion pixel camera might be more, but I can live without it).
And by better made, I mean it doesn't use the camera lens as a resting point. I used my HTC in a Otterbox case for the duration because of this feature. I am not insinuating the HTC is poorly-made.
Oops, I had the 520 in mind. My bad.
All them Nokias look alike to me.
I just put my X+ on my desk and used a flashlight to look at the lens. At the top side there's some space between the lens and desk, indicating that it doesn't actually rest on the glass at all. Scratching the lens is very much possible if you let the phone slide out of your hand with the top end first. However I can't say I have had problems with that, probably because I do indeed put mine down with the bottom end first.
Basically the problem is this : "you're holding it wrong"
With regards to camera quality, I took this (unedited) picture
with my One X+, working the phone with one hand whilst riding with the other. Plenty of detail in that rust, and that's even without using the macro setting.
That also reminds me that I really need to start looking for a good local powdercoater and anodizer.
That kind of picture quality is more than good enough for me, especially because I normally remove digital camera noise and resize any photos before posting them on forums anyway. And before anyone starts ranting about reckless driving and endangering other road users : That's only km/h. If that were MPH I really wouldn't have been messing around with the phone.
It just goes to show that almost any phone CAN take good pics, as long as there's enough light and you know what you're doing.