By Stephen Schenck | August 21, 2012 12:11 PM
When we buy a new smartphone, we expect the device to live up to its quoted technical specifications. If it’s advertised as having a 720p display, it sure better not land on our doorsteps with a qHD component. That’s why we’re concerned about the new Huawei-made myTouch models at T-Mobile, after hearing that they don’t deliver on their claims of camera resolution.
Consumer Reports was looking-over the new myTouch and myTouch Q when it noticed that they refuse to snap pictures in the claimed max resolution. Both models are supposed to have five megapixel image sensors, but apparently the highest resolution offered by the phones’ camera software is just 2560 x 1536; that works-out to just under four megapixels.
The presumption is that these are capable of full five-megapixel 2560 x 1920 shots in hardware, but for some reason the software is forcing you to take widescreen shots, cropping off the top and bottom of the image sensor.
Even for what the phones actually delivered, Consumer Reports called the camera quality fair, at best.
There’s no word yet from T-Mobile or Huawei responding to these allegations, nor news if the issue may be fixed via software update.