HTC Ultrapixel Camera in Action

The UltraPixel camera on the new HTC One is the perfect tool for capturing spontaneous moments, without compromising shot quality. After sharing some sample photos from US-based photographers Eric Krebs and Rick Takagi last month, many of you asked for more examples of everyday photos taken with the HTC One.

This month we asked Aik Beng Chia and Bryan Van Der Beek, two Singapore-based photographers, to test the capabilities of the new HTC One. From photos of the street opera to street musicians, the examples below speak for themselves.

Better known to his friends as ABC, Aik Beng Chia started doing mobile photography in late 2008. His work, which has a strong focus on street photography, has been exhibited worldwide over the last five years. In the sample below you can see the striking richness in the colours of photos taken at a Chinese Street Opera (as well as the clarity and detail evident in the other three photos). You can see more of ABC’s work with the HTC One in his “Shoot the Streets” photo series.


An award-winning commercial and editorial photographer, Bryan Van Der Beek’s work has been featured in Time, Time Asia, Newsweek, and the Washington Post. He has captured photographs across Asia, North America, and Europe, including these examples taken on a recent trip to west Japan. Like many professional photographers, Bryan used Snapseed to make post production adjustments. Regardless of post production work, Bryan says it’s critical to start with a high-quality image. With the HTC One he was able to capture low-light photos that exceeded his expectations.

Street Musicians at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park


Thanks to Aik and Bryan for sharing their UltraPixel photos. These photos show what can be accomplished when you have your HTC One handy to capture memories that last a lifetime.

Do you have your HTC One yet?  Share your favorite photo with us at blog@htc.com.

  • Gene C

    Very nice work from the two in Singapore! A fan of ABC’s work and also of Bryan

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=696112190 Ahmad Abdel-Aziz

    That’s awesome piece of art.
    Thank you Aik and thank you Bryan for sharing some of your amazing work with us, HTC fans.

    My favorites are: “The Opera” and the “Natures Gift to Life Fresh Dew Every Morning” by Aik, and “Crossing The Bridge at Odaiba” by Bryan.

    Thanks a million gentlemen.

    Thank you, Leon, for the awesome blog post.

  • http://www.facebook.com/oneseries Peter Vernelen

    Finally some HTC One stilths that WOW’s me, was getting a little bored to see those cloud shots over and over again, Impressive work Guy’s Thanks a ton

  • http://twitter.com/ApexPredation Patrick Ryan

    Beautiful captures! That under the bridge shot looks like it could be a scene from a movie! Well done

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000729550566 Aleksandar Petrović

    Really nice photographs! Kudos! 🙂

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=570781956 Janet Janet

    Very nice photographs. I especially like the one taken beneath the bridge (I think it’s a bridge).

  • Lee Butterworth

    The under the bridge shot is remarkable, really shows off the F2.0 aspect of the Ultrapixel Camera.
    I’ve never owned a device before that hates using it’s flash so much, it’s amazing.
    “What? You want flash? Hell no! in this light? You don’t need that here!”
    It’s funny how other devices use their flash when they really shouldn’t have to, Kudos for listening to photographers guys. Bigger sensor is better than more Megapixels.

  • robsa walker

    I don’t think you can really ask more for a camera on a phone – truly excellent!

  • ian g.

    I hope htc is extending the trade in program because there are no black edition in any of the US carrier up until now

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1364586399 Stefano Barilotti

    I hope these photos have been re-compressed for publishing after being exported from the phone… otherwise the HTC is really generating POOR, POOR quality images.

    • Vegar Øyfoss

      are you on drugs?

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1825974974 Omar Wael Mashaal

        no he isn’t , he is right , pictures are perfect in those small size , but when you enlarge them to fit the full screen , it’s pixelated 🙁

        • Victor ibito

          its a phone not a freaking DSLR, you people need to relax with it. the pictures are good specially in low light

    • http://htchien.tw/ Ted Chien

      If you re-compress the photo after being exported from the phone, the quality will be downgraded dramatically. Maybe that’s the reason you get poor quality images?

  • himeshkaul

    Hi, it would be great if the HTC One was able to capture Slow Motion Video in 720p atleast, if not 1080p. THe kinda processor and GPU it has, it wont be impossible, please forward this to the respected team! Thanks