Samsung Galaxy S5...a goner?
April 27, 2014 10:27 PM Subscribe
So I didn't really want to use a question on this, but earlier today I was out taking the camera on my new S5 for a spin. The results are beautiful. The problem is that at some point during the day, I managed to drop my phone about four feet onto the metal footplate of my electric wheelchair. I'm wondering if this may have killed the maniacally fast autofocus I thought I had going for me earlier in the day.
posted by marsbar77 to Technology (3 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
A couple of details:
- Conditions outside were nearly perfect ( early afternoon sun, little wind) during the time I was able to get the good shots.
- I can't remember if any of the pictures were taken after the drop.
- I have the phone in a hard-edged case but the camera really isn't protected at all unfortunately.
What has me worried is that, rather than the 0.3 second autofocus that so many reviews rave about, it now takes the phone a good 2-3 seconds to get a lock. Granted this is:
-Indoors, with low (but not dim) light
-Using the flash
Am I going crazy over nothing? This is really just me obsessing because I'd rather not have already permanently screwed up a $600 phone , days after I got it.
I only worry because I know that, in the past, drops have been pretty much fatal to the autofocus on my regular cameras. I don't know if it's because the mechanisms inside the lens get shaken or moved out of place or what have you...
Anyway, photogs of Mefi...is this a thing that might happen and do I go whine to T-Mo about it? Let me know!