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  1. robcassman's Avatar
    I have had many Android phones. This one has THE slowest camera ever. After I take a shot, if I tap on the picture it will take at least 10 seconds to appear.

    Posted via the Android Central App
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    11-15-2014 12:26 PM
  2. scallawag's Avatar
    I have had many Android phones. This one has THE slowest camera ever. After I take a shot, if I tap on the picture it will take at least 10 seconds to appear.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    How long does it take to take the picture you wait 10 seconds to see?
    11-15-2014 12:43 PM
  3. getdez's Avatar
    I have had many Android phones. This one has THE slowest camera ever. After I take a shot, if I tap on the picture it will take at least 10 seconds to appear.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    The camera itself isn't slow for me but the transition from camera to gallery after snapping a shot ND then tapping on the small photo in the corner to jump into gallery takes quite a while. Meh
    11-15-2014 12:50 PM
  4. boufa's Avatar
    Tested mine... if I am using automatic review after the shot, takes about 1 second to pop up on screen. If I don't use automatic review and click on the gallery button in the botbottom of the screen it takes close to 3 seconds the first time and close to 2 second for the next shots.

    Something atypical is going on with your device.
    11-15-2014 12:52 PM
  5. robcassman's Avatar
    The camera itself isn't slow for me but the transition from camera to gallery after snapping a shot ND then tapping on the small photo in the corner to jump into gallery takes quite a while. Meh
    This is mine.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    11-15-2014 02:54 PM
  6. maximalife's Avatar
    Yup...just went thru an 8 second pause to view the pic i just took

    Posted via the Android Central App
    11-15-2014 02:57 PM
  7. scallawag's Avatar
    Yup...just went thru an 8 second pause to view the pic i just took

    Posted via the Android Central App
    I have the DE version its rooted and it's as quick as any android phone I've had. I did not time it but it seems instantaneously. I wouldn't have time to time it. I wouldn't think the DE version or being rooted would make any difference but I don't know what would unless its the type of External SD card that is being used. My pics are saved to the external SD card unless shot in burst mode. Do you think the type or speed of the external SD card could be the difference? I also have enabled full SD card access with the exposed module "KitKat SD Card Full". If I had this problem I would try saving pictures to the internal card and see if that helped. You may have to use a Camera App form the play store to have this option.
    11-15-2014 04:29 PM
  8. cj100570's Avatar
    If you have a lot of photos in your gallery that can cause the issue you're describing. Try offloading them and see if the issue persists.
    11-16-2014 12:29 AM
  9. dpham00's Avatar
    Are you saving to internal memory? Should be much quicker in my experience than when using sd card.

    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 4
    11-16-2014 12:39 AM
  10. robcassman's Avatar
    I have 137 total pics... All to the external sd. The problem varies from a few seconds to 10 seconds.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    11-16-2014 12:47 AM
  11. cj100570's Avatar
    Are you saving to internal memory? Should be much quicker in my experience than when using sd card.

    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 4
    It doesn't matter where the pictures are stored. The more sources/pictures you have it'll slow it down. The S5 has the same issue. http://www.gadgetguy.com.au/how-to-f...g-galaxy-s5/2/

    Scroll halfway down the page to "Gallery lag and image rotation" for fixes.
    11-16-2014 12:50 AM
  12. TaterMay's Avatar
    It doesn't matter where the pictures are stored. The more sources/pictures you have it'll slow it down. The S5 has the same issue. http://www.gadgetguy.com.au/how-to-f...g-galaxy-s5/2/

    Scroll halfway down the page to "Gallery lag and image rotation" for fixes.
    ? Um. Yes. It does matter where the pictures are being stored. If they are being stored on internal memory, they will be stored and accessed MUCH more quickly. An external SD card will always be slower to access...

    Posted via the Android Central App
    11-16-2014 01:02 AM
  13. TaterMay's Avatar
    I have 137 total pics... All to the external sd. The problem varies from a few seconds to 10 seconds.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Try changing to internal storage and repeat the process. Should be much quicker.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    11-16-2014 01:03 AM
  14. cj100570's Avatar
    ? Um. Yes. It does matter where the pictures are being stored. If they are being stored on internal memory, they will be stored and accessed MUCH more quickly. An external SD card will always be slower to access...

    Posted via the Android Central App
    If you say so. I have pictures on my SD card and on the phone and magically there's no discernible difference in the time it takes opening them. Even the slowest SD card, unless it's damaged, is more than fast enough for smartphone photo saving/opening duties and shouldn't be a bottleneck.
    TeritorialDemon likes this.
    11-16-2014 01:04 AM
  15. cvail's Avatar
    I've noticed the gallery in general is a very slow load. I put the SD card i used in my N2 for 2 years without lag, and noticed the lag immediately on my N4.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    11-16-2014 10:10 AM
  16. biggunspaul's Avatar
    Sounds like your sd card could the issue.

    I have my photos store to a Samsung evo sd card on mine and it takes around 1-2 seconds for me to be able to view the photo I've just taken,and I don't have automatic preview turned on.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    11-16-2014 10:36 AM
  17. ShadowFlame1's Avatar
    Clear the data on the gallery app and say no to auto backup. I just did this and my pics open in less than 2 seconds after taking them.
    11-16-2014 10:37 AM
  18. bernardcote's Avatar
    Had the same issue and disabled Google+ photos in Samsung's Gallery app, but kept the sync on in Google's Photos app.

    Seems much quicker for some reason...

    Posted via the Android Central App
    11-16-2014 02:21 PM
  19. boufa's Avatar
    Also look under setting.. content to display. Make sure that "on this device" is all that is checked. If not the gallery will poll the connected services (facebook, dropbox, google+, picasa) and try to integrate those galleries in with the on device photos. Can cause significant slow downs. Its an example of an app trying to do too much, and potentially ruining its self by doing it.
    jerseygirl likes this.
    11-16-2014 05:10 PM
  20. Crispy's Avatar
    Is it possible to set a gallery app as default in Android? Not that I know of. I've used Sony Pictures and the CM Next gallery app and they are both much faster.
    11-17-2014 01:03 AM
  21. currentdroiduser's Avatar
    My new note 4 is not that slow but it could get faster

    Posted via the Android Central App
    11-17-2014 01:13 AM
  22. Alexpradhan's Avatar
    The Gallery app in note 4 is so leggy where as Quickpic is flawless and fast. How to remove gallery app as default app for camera?
    joklun likes this.
    11-17-2014 04:14 AM
  23. boufa's Avatar
    The Gallery app in note 4 is so leggy where as Quickpic is flawless and fast. How to remove gallery app as default app for camera?
    No. You can change the default gallery app, but the camera will always link to the official gallery app. If you use google camera, it might load up your choice of gallery... but not from the stock camera.
    11-17-2014 07:34 AM
  24. LegalAmerican's Avatar
    Yesterday I took a pic of my 4 month old and wanted to see the shot to check if it was blurry or not. Then my daughter moved the position she was sleeping in, so it didn't matter. My phone locked up for a solid minute so I changed my storage to internal and haven't had as big of a problem. Stupid SD cards! I have a love/hate relationship with them for sure.

    It's pretty sad when a device as powerful as the Note 4 gets bogged down by a piece of crap SD card. Shameful.
    11-17-2014 11:25 AM
  25. Connert's Avatar
    Try a test shot or two with the HDR set to off.
    Also download/try Google camera. With Google camera you can swipe from right to left just moments after the photo and see the shot.

    Posted via the Android Central App from the beast A.K.A. Note 4.
    11-17-2014 04:21 PM
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