1. Oskar Oskarr's Avatar
    Is the camera on your note 4 also giving you very warm yellowish colors or did i receive a faulty phone. My note 4 gives worse color reproduction than my galaxy s2, i cannot begin to describe how disappointed i am with the camera in my note 4. It doesnt give accurate colors indoors when there are little light, like there would be on a party or movie night. Not only are the colors yellowish but the sharpness of is also quite poor, the skin color of people are so bad that i consider the photos worthless. My s2 gave much better photos indoors, maybe not as sharp or clear as the note 4, but it game a much more realistic look and the people really looked as the s2 camera had captured.

    Do your note 4 give this bad color reproduction inside? Can it be fixed with some settings?

    Picture; left (note4), right (s2)... : My pant are jeans blue as in the s2 picture, my duvet covers are exactly as in the s2 picture (gray/white), and my wall is white

    Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Camera gives worse colors than on my galaxy s2-untitled.jpg
    11-18-2014 04:34 PM
  2. LaTuFu's Avatar
    Do you have hdr on or off for these pictures?

    Try long pressing the center of the area you want to focus on before you take the picture. That makes it adjust focus and exposure to the subject.

    See if those ideas change anything for you
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    11-18-2014 05:01 PM
  3. beh's Avatar
    Does your light source and camera light source setting match? If you are indoors with incandescent or fluorescent lighting and the camera is set to Sunlight you are not going to get proper color. You may wish to check your camera settings.
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    11-18-2014 05:07 PM
  4. Oskar Oskarr's Avatar
    I have tried with both hdr on and off, and in this particular scene it gives no difference. I also tried long pressing for focusing, but that doesnt change the colors.
    Where i live we mostly use incandescent lightning indoors this might be the problem, the note 4 just isnt good with that type of lightening. I tried changing the camera settings to all 4 white balance options, but it didnt "fix" the problem, it still looked more natural on my s2. I even had an option to set the white balance to incandescent lightening, but that just made the picture limeish. The mode is always auto though, even it i change the settings, usually there should be a mode manual, right?

    Oh, and i just tried to front facing camera, and that one gava much better color reproduction than the back camera. It showed the correct colors, but the sharpness was note that good though.
    11-18-2014 05:41 PM
  5. beh's Avatar
    I have tried with both hdr on and off, and in this particular scene it gives no difference. I also tried long pressing for focusing, but that doesnt change the colors.
    Where i live we mostly use incandescent lightning indoors this might be the problem, the note 4 just isnt good with that type of lightening. I tried changing the camera settings to all 4 white balance options, but it didnt "fix" the problem, it still looked more natural on my s2. I even had an option to set the white balance to incandescent lightening, but that just made the picture limeish. The mode is always auto though, even it i change the settings, usually there should be a mode manual, right?

    Oh, and i just tried to front facing camera, and that one gava much better color reproduction than the back camera. It showed the correct colors, but the sharpness was note that good though.
    The image having a green cast when shooting under fluorescent light with the camera set to incandescent light is "normal" if the camera software is working correctly. Are you sure you have removed the clear plastic from the face of the front camera's cover glass? Since the software is the same for both cameras, it doesn't seem to be a software problem. You could have bad camera hardware. If you can't get this resolved before the return date I would suggest exchanging it for a new phone.
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    11-19-2014 11:53 AM
  6. skatergirl's Avatar
    I am getting great color with my camera.
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    11-19-2014 12:41 PM
  7. ClaudiaP's Avatar
    Try the different white balance settings, they show immediately on the screen and you can choose the correct one for your lighting, I don't believe HDR would have any effect on white balance and that is what is causing your color to be off.
    I do believe you have to reset white balance if you use anything other than auto WB each time you start the camera, I haven't found any way to make your settings sticky yet.

    I have tried with both hdr on and off, and in this particular scene it gives no difference. I also tried long pressing for focusing, but that doesnt change the colors.
    Where i live we mostly use incandescent lightning indoors this might be the problem, the note 4 just isnt good with that type of lightening. I tried changing the camera settings to all 4 white balance options, but it didnt "fix" the problem, it still looked more natural on my s2. I even had an option to set the white balance to incandescent lightening, but that just made the picture limeish. The mode is always auto though, even it i change the settings, usually there should be a mode manual, right?

    Oh, and i just tried to front facing camera, and that one gava much better color reproduction than the back camera. It showed the correct colors, but the sharpness was note that good though.
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    11-19-2014 12:48 PM
  8. bassplayrguy's Avatar
    I have tried with both hdr on and off, and in this particular scene it gives no difference. I also tried long pressing for focusing, but that doesnt change the colors.
    Where i live we mostly use incandescent lightning indoors this might be the problem, the note 4 just isnt good with that type of lightening. I tried changing the camera settings to all 4 white balance options, but it didnt "fix" the problem, it still looked more natural on my s2. I even had an option to set the white balance to incandescent lightening, but that just made the picture limeish. The mode is always auto though, even it i change the settings, usually there should be a mode manual, right?

    Oh, and i just tried to front facing camera, and that one gava much better color reproduction than the back camera. It showed the correct colors, but the sharpness was note that good though.
    I see what you did there.

    Mine has no problems in low light and is even better than my kids I6.
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    11-19-2014 12:52 PM
  9. Oskar Oskarr's Avatar
    Yes, i guess i will have to return it if possible, but the waiting time for another one is so long in my country. And these wrong colors only happens indoors where the lightening is kind of warm (but far from how warm the camera makes it to be). These pictures are both from the note 4, one if from the front facing cam while the other is from the back. Notice the yellow tint from the back camera. And also how the front facing camera gets more space into the picture, but that is maybe normal? I wish i could have another note 4 to compare before i return it :/. And is the size of 3-4mb normal when shooting in 16mp mode? feels kind of small.

    Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Camera gives worse colors than on my galaxy s2-frontandback.jpg
    11-20-2014 01:51 AM
  10. LaTuFu's Avatar
    Have you tried using the editing software to make adjustments to the image? Or downloading Snapseed to do it? You might find this is a way to deal with it. I rarely take pictures any more that I don't adjust in some way, so I don't see it as a hassle to use editing software.
    11-20-2014 05:44 AM
  11. Android4life47's Avatar
    Well I have no problems at all with my pictures and here is a link that says the note 4 beat some Competitors

    Galaxy Note 4 beats five competitors for most true-to-life color reproduction award*http://drippler.com/drip/galaxy-note...p/drippler_app
    11-20-2014 06:56 AM
  12. Oskar Oskarr's Avatar
    You know your link is about the screen color reproduction and not the camera, right? I never mentioned having a problem with the screen .

    I will try if any editing will make it better.

    It is the indoor photos where warm light is the light source that are the problem (most homes have this type of light, photos inside hospitals and institutions and that type of lightning are OK). And I find it strange that my s2 and the front facing camera gives better color than the rear facing camera. So so nobody have different colors from their front vs back camera indoors? Would be great to know this before I try to get it replaced, maybe it's supposed to be like this. .. below is a photo taken with different light than from my home, and as u can see the colors here are better, although a bit purple and not completly white .
    Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Camera gives worse colors than on my galaxy s2-20141120_095226.jpg
    11-20-2014 07:37 AM
  13. LaTuFu's Avatar
    The only other suggestion I have at this point is to go back to your carrier's store, and take a couple of pictures with your device and a Note 4 demo phone. Compare the two shots and see if yours is still not as good as the demo. That way you'll know if a swap is necessary.

    Normally I'd say it is a settings thing, but I don't have that much of a difference between my front and rear cameras.
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    11-20-2014 09:16 AM
  14. Oskar Oskarr's Avatar
    Yes, i guess thats what ill have to do. The problem is that my carrier only has a webshop, i will stop by another store to compare though. The only bad thing is that the lighting in those stores are not the same as the lighting in my home, its much brighter in the stores. Awesome app your recomended btw ... So you dont see any difference in colors between your cameras?
    11-20-2014 10:21 AM
  15. LaTuFu's Avatar
    No, I haven't noticed any difference between the two in terms of color depth. Field of view and clarity (due to pixels) are the only major differences I can see.

    However, all of my test shots I've done since you started asking have been in fluorescent light, since we can't buy incandescent bulbs in the US any more. So if that makes any difference, I don't have a place to test at the moment.
    11-20-2014 11:15 AM
  16. Oskar Oskarr's Avatar
    Aha, yea we cannot buy them either btw. Although we have some fluorescent light that can give the illusion of incandescent bulbs, especially in conjunction with a lamp cover. I mean at least it look similar :P. There has to be something with the strange lightening in my home :P, because with a flash it looks normal. But it is strange that the back and front camera give so different results, like its a filter on the picture from the back camera, hmm.

    Just chatted with the store, and it would take 7-10 days fro them to inspect the phone. And if they didn't find any problems i would have to pay a service fee of about 70$. And if is had a fault, i would have to wait for it to be repaired, probably 2+ weeks.
    11-20-2014 12:36 PM
  17. Hair Specialist Neytiri's Avatar
    I had the exact same problem with my note 4...
    Actually i also had ths problem woth two note 3 devices...
    I was extremely disapointed aswell... I have contacted samsung about it, but they will not acknowledge the problem what so ever...
    To be sure, i tested some devices in stores, and all the note 4 and also s 5 devices have this problem...
    I really do not understand this...
    04-02-2015 03:34 PM

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