Fix HDR problems

topolovtopolov Level 3
edited October 2021 in ZenFone 7 Series

When I bought the phone I thought it will be solved. But it looks like you solve it only for ZenFone 8 users.

Problem - photos taken in HDR mode with native camera very often have terrible quality. They are very soft, faces have double borders, overall quality is bad comparing with cheaper smartphones without OIS.

You can reproduce this issue easily while taling photos of a person during sunny day in HDR mode. Normal mode (without HDR) or 64MP mode will be fine, HDR will fail in 90% cases.

I can provide more examples via PM or email, I don't want to share personal fotos with entire forum.

ZenFone 7 Pro, WW_30.41.69.89



  • Something similar, but the occurrence it is not high in my case. (Android 11, .89 software)

  • Few more examples from today

    Asus camera, HDR off, colors are realistic, but forest is too dark

    Asus camera, HDR on. Grass and forest are just mess of pixels. But overall brightness increased.

    Open camera, HDR mode. Details are not really good, but colors are ok. Grass and forest don't look like a trash.

    Come on, Asus team, Zenfone 8 has better ranks in camara reviews while have the same sensor as Zenfone 7 (pro). I believe solving this issue is feasible task for you.

  • CVonCCVonC Level 2

    Do you use gcam?

  • topolovtopolov Level 3
    edited August 2021

    Not really. It's not google pixel. If I would like to mess up with hacks and mods of 3rd-party software, I would buy xiaomi.

    I mean, gcam is workaround. This function should work in Asus camera, otherwise, why I have this switch with HDR?

  • CVonCCVonC Level 2

    Yeah I hear you. I hardly use gcam on my ZF7. But in all honesty do you really think they would fix anything for ZF7 in due time? They're too preoccupied with the ZF8.

  • topolovtopolov Level 3
    edited August 2021

    If we will not complain about that problem, then definetely no one will notice that and for sure will never fix it. Let's try to reach developers, why not. 😊

  • Yeah... the issue lies with the dev team AND the community itself... there Is a zf6/7/8 group where they Make fun of people complaining on the forum.

    They are ok with the current state of camera, location, and battery issues, so i guess devs have no reason to care.

  • I PM'd the admins/mods of the ZF7 forum and one of them just said they still read the forum but their focus is with the ZF8 users. So friggen lame.

  • topolovtopolov Level 3
    edited September 2021

    It's kinda disappointing, I bought ZF7 pro in February, but now this model is almost EOL, after this experience I am almost sure my next phone will be from some bbk company.

  • I would guess a band Aid solution would be custom OS.. i am afraid not many devs want to work on Asus models.

    Asus has Always been this way since i got in touch with them with my motherboard c7h hero. After the next model Is out, the previous One Is dead for them.

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