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Android 4.4.2 Camera Improvements

15th March 2014, 03:29 PM |#1  
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I am thinking of buying a SIM-free Samsung Galaxy S4 phone. I currently reside in the UK and the last update i saw for the S4 (my wife had one until she sold it to a friend) was 4.2.2.

Now, I heard Android 4.2.2 is now live and available to (almost) everyone in the UK.

But, what i want to ask is about the camera. As someone who owned and have actually tried i can say that the S4 camera app itself is slower than the one on the S3 and the iPhone 5. I'm talking about opening/starting up the app and the shutter lag (i.e. pressing the camera shutter button and in-between shots).

Is there any mention on camera enhancements on the Android 4.4.2 for the galaxy S4?

Please advice. Thanks.
 
 
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Hi There.

I am thinking of buying a SIM-free Samsung Galaxy S4 phone. I currently reside in the UK and the last update i saw for the S4 (my wife had one until she sold it to a friend) was 4.2.2.

Now, I heard Android 4.2.2 is now live and available to (almost) everyone in the UK.

But, what i want to ask is about the camera. As someone who owned and have actually tried i can say that the S4 camera app itself is slower than the one on the S3 and the iPhone 5. I'm talking about opening/starting up the app and the shutter lag (i.e. pressing the camera shutter button and in-between shots).

Is there any mention on camera enhancements on the Android 4.4.2 for the galaxy S4?

Please advice. Thanks.

I just tried a test where my device will be inside the pocket and I have to take it out and take a pic.

My first shot took me exactly like 5.5 seconds starting from taking the device from pocket to firing up the first shot.In the next 4 seconds I was able to take
around 5-7 shots.

So basically , I was able to get around 7 shots within 10 seconds time frame.

In second test , I tried burst mode.It took me 7 seconds to start burst mode.By the end of 9th second , I got 30 shots.
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I just tried a test where my device will be inside the pocket and I have to take it out and take a pic.

My first shot took me exactly like 5.5 seconds starting from taking the device from pocket to firing up the first shot.In the next 4 seconds I was able to take
around 5-7 shots.

So basically , I was able to get around 7 shots within 10 seconds time frame.

In second test , I tried burst mode.It took me 7 seconds to start burst mode.By the end of 9th second , I got 30 shots.


Does doesn't tell me anything i'm afraid. My main question is did the Android 4.4.2 actually improved the speed of the camera of the galaxy S4?
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Does doesn't tell me anything i'm afraid. My main question is did the Android 4.4.2 actually improved the speed of the camera of the galaxy S4?

No. This improvement will be added in the New Samsung Galaxy S5.
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16th March 2014, 04:37 AM |#5  
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Does doesn't tell me anything i'm afraid. My main question is did the Android 4.4.2 actually improved the speed of the camera of the galaxy S4?

Everything is same as 4.3.The speed of shots , camera launch time etc.

If you want to compare against 4.2 , only improvement is camera launch time which is reduced from 6-7 seconds to 3 seconds.
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Originally Posted by gino_76ph

Hi There.

I am thinking of buying a SIM-free Samsung Galaxy S4 phone. I currently reside in the UK and the last update i saw for the S4 (my wife had one until she sold it to a friend) was 4.2.2.

Now, I heard Android 4.2.2 is now live and available to (almost) everyone in the UK.

But, what i want to ask is about the camera. As someone who owned and have actually tried i can say that the S4 camera app itself is slower than the one on the S3 and the iPhone 5. I'm talking about opening/starting up the app and the shutter lag (i.e. pressing the camera shutter button and in-between shots).

Is there any mention on camera enhancements on the Android 4.4.2 for the galaxy S4?

Please advice. Thanks.

Well, think twice before you get it if you care on camera, the S4 its a good phone overall but... look at my POST
16th March 2014, 11:36 AM |#7  
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I've seen your post and it does confirm what i'm fearing that...the camera is slow to start and shutter lag is awfully slow.

So, why Samsung came up with the 4.4.2 update for the S4 with only "incremental" improvements in the first place?

Camera issues like slowness and sluggishness especially the shutter lag leaves me wondering why it wasn't updated.

If i'm too worried about camera startup and zero shutter lag what Android phone should i be looking at?
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Originally Posted by gino_76ph

I've seen your post and it does confirm what i'm fearing that...the camera is slow to start and shutter lag is awfully slow.

So, why Samsung came up with the 4.4.2 update for the S4 with only "incremental" improvements in the first place?

Camera issues like slowness and sluggishness especially the shutter lag leaves me wondering why it wasn't updated.

If i'm too worried about camera startup and zero shutter lag what Android phone should i be looking at?

Once refer to this review :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMb-jXlkNwY
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19th March 2014, 11:08 PM |#9  
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Once refer to this review :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMb-jXlkNwY

Is there anything else i can do to make such camera lag (i.e. startup & shutter lag) faster? Is there an app or some setting i need to download or adjust respectively?


Pls help.
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