I recently bought a used LG G2 (T-mobile) from market and later on noticed that it does not takes the photos with expected quality.

Sample Photos (I see a visible difference when I see through another LG G2 - placed right next to my LG G2)



I feel that the issue could be possibly because of scratches on Camera lens (or its coating). I searched on internet and found that we can resolve the scratch issues by using toothpaste (with toothbrush?) or some polish.

I am just not sure if it is the right solution for my scenario.

  • Should I simply remove the coating as the scratches are supposed to be coating only? Is this approach good and what possible issues could i face for removing coating (Knowing that I might not able to find replacement coating for my mobile model)


  • Should I try to remove scratch from the coating only (if possible)

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    Required reading: LensRentals on scratches. Or in other words, the scratches probably aren't the problem - please post some sample photos.
    – Philip Kendall
    Dec 23, 2015 at 9:56
  • I have added few sample photos taken through my LG G2. To be honest, I didnot felt any issue until I placed my LG-G2 with my friends LG-G2. View through his mobile was more crystal and that is why I concluded that it could be because of dust/scratches! Dec 23, 2015 at 12:03
  • Sample photos need to be of the same scene under the same conditions for them to be valid. Two totally different photos of two totally different scenes tells us nothing.
    – Michael C
    Dec 24, 2015 at 2:52

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From your photo it looks like someone added a plastic protection cover over the lens. Whether it was supposed to be temporary or permanent, I would just remove it, as it now yellowed and cracked. Just peel it off and you should see a big improvement.

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    That might even be a bit of plastic shipped over the lens from the factory initially. That's supposed to be removed.
    – mattdm
    Dec 23, 2015 at 13:53
  • The dark spot looks to me like it is where the original coating intended to be permanent has already been removed.
    – Michael C
    Dec 24, 2015 at 2:52

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