I have sold my fp4 today after one year and want to say thankyou for your support, specially to @amoun@Ingo@UPPERCASE@yvmuell@hirnsushi and everyone I have forgotten here. I have read almost every day the fp4-threads and I had the hope, that everything will be good. But for my case and after one year I am a little tired about the development of the cam quality in real live situations, in specially of the photos of my moving child. I wish you all the best, that you will have a lot of satisfaction with the fp4 and of course a good start in the new year.
I don’t want to be rude and advertise other devices in the fairphone forum. But it is an insane difference when you can suddenly make calls without any problems and get compliments for beautiful photos. I got used to so much with the fp4, with a lot of good will. But the hardware is not everything and I am happy about the new phone. I have less space then before but also 7 5 years security updates.
I totally can relate to that. Two things make me salty about this: The hardware seems good but they can’t get the right software. It seems like there is a lot of complaining about the image quality but they don’t listen (apparently don’t even read the forum).
If the upgrade to Android 12 is not improving the picture quality I’ll switch too… the same reason, can’t take proper pictures of my child.
I must say I share the frustration of the original OP.
I am traveling with my girlfriend and we have been comparing photos from her Samsung and mine. I was unpleasantly surprised how much better Samsung’s photos look like, especially around how true colors are. I tried the original camera and gcam, results were more or less the same.
But this compares the camera apps instead of the hardware. On my Samsung the camera app makes the colors are somewhat exaggerated and the FP4 app slightly more natural (better with GCam compared with the original app.