I tried to record a video message of myself to send to my wife so I held my D4 in an upright (portrait) position, set it to front face camera mode, recorded my message and before I sent it I played it back BUT... the video plays back UPSIDE DOWN. I also tried to make a regular video recording and held the video camera upright but the video plays back side ways. I later realized to make a recording you must hold the device in landscape so that it plays back properly.
Is it me or is this really poor design by Motorola? I think people naturally hold their phones in a upright (portrait) position. Holding the D4 in landscape naturally forces someone to hold it with 2 hands and can accidently cover the camera lens for the front and back. My wife has the iphone and it plays back the same way thje phone was positioned when recording (which is how it should be). I don't think the Samsungs have that problem either.
Skyping with someone is the same issue. You have to hold your device sideways with 2 hands unlike the iphone.
Could this be a patent issue? Does Motorola really lack in their design?
Has anyone else experienced this problem? I'm hoping other Droid users have had the same issues and hopefully Motorola will recognize this and fix for the next release!