1. sdc1's Avatar
    Hi all,

    I made the jump today from a Lumia 1020 to a Note 4. I'm completely blown away by how good this phone is.

    My main concern was about the camera and whether or not it was good enough to replace the Lumia. From a brief play with it I don't think I'll have any issues, it's perfectly good.

    The first thing I did was install the Google Now launcher. It's a very smooth phone and is a pleasure to use.

    It pains me to say this, but Android is streets ahead of Windows Phone in terms of apps and app quality. So far I'm very pleased with my decision.

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    12-24-2014 03:46 PM
  2. Duncan1982's Avatar
    Glad your having a great note experience, its a very nice device and has all the fun stuff that I particularly look for.

    The camera gets mixed reviews as it would (the extent varies from user to user) but all the photos I have taken thus far have been fantastic.

    Have a wonderful noteworthy christmas :-)

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    12-24-2014 04:13 PM
  3. Rukbat's Avatar
    You'll find that the difference between a 41MP camera (it's effectively 38MP) and a 16MP camera is too small to see on a phone screen. If you display the pictures on a 60" TV, you might see some difference, but it really becomes apparent if you print the picture at least 8 feet long on the short side and look at it from a foot away (a small part at a time, of course).

    But for everyday use even a good photographer couldn't tell you which picture was taken by which camera if it's on the phone or posted on the web (unless you post it in Raw format in full size, which would take a while to load a picture of 38MP, and only a tiny part would be on th screen at any given scroll position).

    Try a few different camera apps and learn where they meter. That's one of the most important things in getting a good picture. (Metering on a spotlight at a concert will show you a dim stage and a silhouetted audience. Metering on the back of the person in front of you will give you a washed-out stage and terrible glare from the spotlight. Meter the part you want exposed correctly. And don't use an app that does averaging - that just incorrectly exposes the entire picture, rather than just most of it.) Learn the rule of thirds. Find an app that gives you more control over the camera. (Camera FV-5 Lite is a start.)

    Ansel Adams was probably one of America's greatest photographers and he took some great shots with a little Kodak Brownie, just to show it could be done. Matthew Brady's portrait of Lincoln shows the man inside the body, the temperament - and photography was very primitive in those days. It's not the camera, it's the person using it. And while Dorothea Lange used a Graflex (one of the best cameras of the day), if you look at her pictures, you'll see that what took them was what was between her ears, not what was in her hands.
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    12-24-2014 04:32 PM
  4. FullAuto67's Avatar
    Ugh,,,,WinMo..*shiver
    12-29-2014 01:23 PM
  5. dpham00's Avatar
    16mp is already way over 4k.

    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 4
    12-29-2014 01:32 PM
  6. Robin Hebert's Avatar
    You'll find that the difference between a 41MP camera (it's effectively 38MP) and a 16MP camera is too small to see on a phone screen. If you display the pictures on a 60" TV, you might see some difference, but it really becomes apparent if you print the picture at least 8 feet long on the short side and look at it from a foot away (a small part at a time, of course).

    But for everyday use even a good photographer couldn't tell you which picture was taken by which camera if it's on the phone or posted on the web (unless you post it in Raw format in full size, which would take a while to load a picture of 38MP, and only a tiny part would be on th screen at any given scroll position).

    Try a few different camera apps and learn where they meter. That's one of the most important things in getting a good picture. (Metering on a spotlight at a concert will show you a dim stage and a silhouetted audience. Metering on the back of the person in front of you will give you a washed-out stage and terrible glare from the spotlight. Meter the part you want exposed correctly. And don't use an app that does averaging - that just incorrectly exposes the entire picture, rather than just most of it.) Learn the rule of thirds. Find an app that gives you more control over the camera. (Camera FV-5 Lite is a start.)

    Ansel Adams was probably one of America's greatest photographers and he took some great shots with a little Kodak Brownie, just to show it could be done. Matthew Brady's portrait of Lincoln shows the man inside the body, the temperament - and photography was very primitive in those days. It's not the camera, it's the person using it. And while Dorothea Lange used a Graflex (one of the best cameras of the day), if you look at her pictures, you'll see that what took them was what was between her ears, not what was in her hands.
    Wow very well said

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    12-29-2014 06:18 PM
  7. goin_nil's Avatar
    I've had some absolutely phenomenal pictures (stills, not motion) I've taken with my Note 4. Below is the best picture I've ever taken with any camera (point and shoot or smartphone, I've never owned a high-end camera).

    I'm still trying to learn how to take a great motion shot. The smallest movement (arms, legs, heads) gets blurred.

    I attached two example photos. The tree is my best shot so far. It's an HDR picture enhanced with the Snapseed app (great editing app).

    Notice the basketball in the other one in the top center of the picture is being thrown to Coach Calipari for his autograph. It's blurry.
    Attached Thumbnails New Note 4 Owner-1419895694138.jpg ย  New Note 4 Owner-1419895724594.jpg ย 
    12-29-2014 06:30 PM
  8. bernardcote's Avatar
    Nice. Used to play there ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Posted via the Android Central App on my Note 4 which makes me miss pure Android sometimes...
    12-29-2014 07:14 PM
  9. Robin Hebert's Avatar
    Just took this today

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    12-29-2014 07:40 PM
  10. goin_nil's Avatar
    Nice. Used to play there ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Posted via the Android Central App on my Note 4 which makes me miss pure Android sometimes...
    At Rupp Arena?
    12-29-2014 09:44 PM
  11. goin_nil's Avatar
    Nice. Used to play there ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Posted via the Android Central App on my Note 4 which makes me miss pure Android sometimes...
    Well, I guess you did. :-) Just found your bio. That's awesome!

    http://www.ukathletics.com/sports/m-...bernard00.html

    Are you following the Cats this year (probably a stupid question to ask a former player, right?)

    GO BIG BLUE!
    12-29-2014 09:51 PM
  12. bernardcote's Avatar
    Not following them as much as I should. I put basketball behind me now. Family and work kinda took over!

    Cheers

    Posted via the Android Central App on my Note 4 which makes me miss pure Android sometimes...
    12-30-2014 08:48 AM

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