Sep 23rd, 2013

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We’re still waiting around for Motorola to push out Android 4.3 to their Moto X flagship (which has already leaked out), another software update is rolling out to address our biggest complaint with the device: its shoddy picture quality.

You might remember from our Moto X review our biggest complaint with the device was Motorola’s camera software which was found guilty of using an excessive amount of noise filtering, even at lower ISOs when none was needed. The end result were images from the “Clear Pixel” 10MP camera that were horribly muddy and soft.

While we’re still waiting for Motorola to push out Android 4.3 to the device (you might remember an early build was leaked not too long ago), it appears that T-Mobile Moto X customers will be the first to grab an update to address the device’s lackluster camera. The results, as pictured by AnandTech‘s Brian Klug are like night and day to those with a keen eye.

Moto X camera update before after

Gone are the bluish hues and hazy images, replaced by more accurate, warm white balances. Contrast is also vastly improved, and it looks like Motorola’s finally toned down that noise filter that was robbing all X’s images of detail. While the camera doesn’t necessarily perform much better in low light, it’s now easier to actually see what’s being photographed thanks to much more sharper images.

Moto X camera update low light

No word on exact timing of the new Moto X camera update being pushed out on other carriers, but we imagine it shouldn’t take too long. Gotta say, the Moto X suddenly became a whole lot more appealing.


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