I am stunned at the comments on the original post. I do a significant amount of photography and was very pleased with the quality of photos this phone takes. Even in low light it was able to take a shot that was better than the object looked in actuality. The only time it took a poor photo was in very bright light. The video, again on a phone, was remarkable. I was in a restaurant, not noted for their lighting and the video was very good. It's a phone, not a $1,000.00 camera.
Plus if you are on the new system update, it' is a lot better IMO.
Double check you're running the correct system on the X.... Some people are not receiving the update, but if you go to your about phone settings and check for the update, it's there. MAKE SURE.
The camera owns for a "PHONE"
This is a good macro shot. A bit grainy, but it was in low light, with the flash. Keep in mind, this little sucker's head is the size of a pea...
The close up was zoomed in with macro. The other was zoomed in less so, if at all (I can't remember, I was in a hurry to snag pics of my hatching chameleons before I left for work). If I had good lighting, I think the pics would have been a lot better. When I've had good lighting, these pics are awesome. Poor lighting, the pics suck.
These shots all look so good... as well as the ones on AndroidForums. My shots have been coming out pretty decent too on the stock settings. Weird that all the reviews said the camera was awful.