Moto X software update improves camera performance

T-Mobile(s tmus) customers with a Moto X(s goog) smartphone have a new software update waiting for their phone that should greatly improve the phone’s camera performance. That’s great news as the camera’s inconsistency was one of the few flaws I noted in my review of the phone.

According to Droid Life, here are the details of the camera improvements:

  • Enhanced auto-white balance performance and color accuracy
  • Improved exposure in outdoor and backlit scenes
  • Reduced noise in low light scenes

So does the software actually deliver on the camera’s capability? Yes, say both Droid Life and AnandTech, which have already installed and tested┬áthe update. Here’s one of many samples from Droid Life:

Moto X photo compare

Since the update comes from Motorola but through the carriers, Moto X owners on Verizon(s vz)(s vod), AT&T(s t), Sprint(s s) and US Cellular will have to wait for their operator to test and push the upgrade out.