Consumer Reports: Android devices suffer from “Purple Haze” flare, too

As I’m sure you’ve heard, the iPhone 5 has a purple colored “haze” in pictures when the light source is located just outside the frame. The media went a little crazy with this one, so if you hadn’t heard, you most likely have been living under a rock. However, deciding to look a little more into the situation, Consumer Reports has come out and said that it is not limited to the iPhone 5. It even went as far as calling out some of the bigger Android devices including the Samsung Galaxy SIII and the Motorola Droid RAZR MAXX as also suffering from similar flaring effects. All devices were tested in Consumer Reports’s labs, so they were in a controlled and fair environment.

This to me points out how just how crazy some people get when a new iPhone is released. Critics of Apple just have to find something, and exploit it into the ground. That’s not to say Apple is perfect, no company is. But to find something this small and make it seem as if WWIII is beginning is just silly. Consumer Reports put this to rest by stating, “All camera lenses, even those made for expensive SLRs, can yield lens flare, which is produced by scattered reflections inside the lens from a bright light source.” This goes to show, any camera-wielding device can have lens flare.

What do you think? Was this made out to be more than it should’ve been? Are you not buying the iPhone 5 because of this? Let us know in the comments.

 

Via: AppleInsider, Consumer Reports

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