Background novel: As many of you know, I like to use my phone to take quick snapshots of interesting cars I see on my travels. As many of you also know, I used to use a crappy flip phone up until a few months ago and the camera in that was horrible.

I now have a much better (read: outdated Android 4.4.2, but better than a flip phone) smartphone - a Samsung Galaxy Core LTE, but the camera in this was always really terrible because, when I bought it, the lens was scratched to hell and, as you’ve seen, most my pics are really blurry when taken with my phone... :/

Another issue with my phone, was that when I first got it, the back battery cover was always falling off because it was really worn out. I had actually ordered a new back cover which included a whole screen surround and everything off eBay a while ago. I didn’t need the rest of it, so it’s just been gathering dust on a shelf in my workshop.

Long story short, this morning I got tired of how crappy the pictures were so I decided to take the back casing from the case that I bought on eBay to see if I could pop the brand new, infinitely clearer lens out of it and put THAT lens into the current back casing for the phone. The back battery cover I bought from eBay fits my phone fine but the back casing was actually for a slightly different model and that casing doesn’t fit my current phone...but I figured the lens would.

Anyway, I am pysched as I managed to do it and the difference is NIGHT AND DAY.

Old Tazz picture for reference...

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New Tazz pic with new lens! SOOO much clearer...guess this camera may not be amazing, but way better than I thought! :D (I didn’t mess with the exposure and brightness settings as this was a quick test pic, so pardon it looking washed out!)

TL:DR, new phone cam lens = Happy RallyDarkstrike! :)