When taking picture using the front camera of Galaxy S5, sometimes the quality of images taken isn’t as good as I expected – is my device faulty?

Last Update date : 2015.02.05

Quality of Images taken with Front Camera

When taking photos using the front camera, photos taken in low-light conditions may be lower in quality than normal-light conditions. This is normal (similar effect can be observed on other devices). And, if the Beauty Face option is activated in low-light conditions, quality of photos taken may reduced further.

Thus, for a better quality of photos if using the front camera with the Beauty Face mode feature, please try taking pictures after adjusting the level of Beauty Face feature in low-light conditions.

See below instructions on how to adjust the level of Beauty Face.

Beauty Face Mode

Beauty Face is a mode that is best used when taking close-up pictures of people’s faces, as it essentially adds an airbrush effect to their skin to remove blemishes and wrinkles to produce what Samsung call a Beauty Face. This idea will definitely be appealing to some, but others may prefer a more natural look.

1. From the Home Screen, Touch Camera.

2. Touch Mode.

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3. Touch Beauty Mode.

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4. Review the message, then Touch OK.

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5. Touch the Beauty Mode setting icon.


6. Adjust the Beauty Face Level to your preference. (The higher the value set, the stronger the effect of Beauty Face will be on the photo taken.


    • The front camera of Galaxy S5 uses a 90 degree wide-angle lens.

    • This is very useful because it's suitable for taking wide-angle photos when using the Camera close to the Subject

      (e.g. when taking a picture of yourself.)

    • But, the distance between lens and sensor is shorter. The absorption of light is subsequently lower for the Front

      Camera and photos taken in low-light conditions may be lower in quality than normal-light conditions.

NOTE: Use the main camera on the back of the device for a better quality of photos in low-light conditions. To ensure the device to work properly, clean the lens area.


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