View Full Version : Why does Rear Flash Cause Glare on Photos with All my Cases

Sep 4, 2010, 03:20 PM
Why does Rear Flash Cause Glare on Photos

Maybe I'm just having bad luck but all the cases I have purchased for my iPhone 4 have caused a glare on the images when using the rear flash:

Belkin Vue (Clear)
- Customer support acknowledged and had me return it back to BustBuy

Belike Micra (Clear)
- Still have pending email out to Belkin

Sena Magnet Flipper (Croco Red)
- Sena sent me a replacement but RED glare still exists

So, I still need a full leather case for my wife that protects the front and rear of the phone. That is why I thought the Sena Magnet Flipper case would be a great fit. As for me, I'll just have to wait for Apple to send me my free Speck case and hope it will work.

Sep 4, 2010, 04:57 PM
You have to take the rear protective film off when you first buy the iPhone. :p

Sep 4, 2010, 05:06 PM
Those cases are reflecting light from the flash down into the lens. Any case with a close-fitting cutout for the camera/flash will do it. Otterbox tries to minimize this by seperating the lens and flash in their own little wells, but there is still a little bloom, although minimal compared to other cases. The newest generation of Incipio NGP's have a relatively large cuttout and the bloom is minimal as well.

The only "case" that has never produced bloom (for me) is a bumper style case.

Sep 4, 2010, 05:23 PM
Loads of case makers had to redesign their cases, it's amazing really how this got past QA for so many companies. Generally keyhole/pear shape cut outs cause this. Most have switched to a larger oval shape. My incipio feather is fine.

Sep 4, 2010, 07:15 PM
Not having any issues using an Incase Slider.

Sep 4, 2010, 07:35 PM
i have the issue with the incase snap both clear and smoke. also have it with just a wrapsol skin as well :(

Sep 4, 2010, 07:56 PM
Just look for a case with an oval cutout for the rear camera and you should be fine. Lot of case manufacturers wanted to mirror the look of the camera/flash layout of the phone into their cases.. This causes the flash issues with all these cases.