whitedragon, 14 Aug 2016Grey you say it doesn't lag..?
A lot of people who state that touchwiz/samsung don't lag ta... moreDid it always lag?
All I do is every time I get a new phone I disable everything I don't use, and then it works fine. It works fine before I disable them too though.
All I know is since galaxy s5 I haven't had any problems and its been running smooth. Maybe you should clear the cache or something? And lowering animation times will make it faster but not smoother.
whitedragon, 14 Aug 2016This is something that we need to discuss with users with regards to their needs. Anyone wa... moreAnd that comment totally flew over his head. What a waste. I appreciate your detailed description and agree. I personally would love to have a Full Frame SLR with around 12MP resolution. Hell it would even be fun to have a 4MP Full Frame one if it was cheap just to experiment with or use for digital media. The Nexus 6P and Galaxy S7 sport my favourite cameras on phones.
Android Modder, 14 Aug 2016Man you dont get what i mean now do you?i know all these stuffs.i saw onw camera review in you... moreOH I understand YOU.
And having worked in the camera industry and high street camera shops as well as having taken hundred of thousands of photos, I understand cameras.
I also understand that if YouTube is what I am up against,.. and given there are seven billion differing opinions on this planet,.. and some are pretty persuasive, I understand you have no interest to understand why not all sensors are created equally.
Just have to look at FULL FRAME sensors to see that they don't all focus on high megapixel count (and these are some of the best digital sensors on the planet, with a vastly larger surface area for capturing light than the ones in small point and shoot cameras and, ahem, phones).
If you read my blurb, I said, I won't argue that in some situations those much higher megapixel photos might grab a bit more detail. (Eg all cameras generally take a decent photo in daylight (the shutter being open generally 1/2000 of a second)).
I also said that better photos consistantly and having a sensor sensitive enough for underwater is probably more important for THIS phone.
If ultimate sharpness is your intention, I hope you realise than lens is likely way more important than sensor...
And with a lens added to the Note7, eg, one with a two times zoom effectively.. it will render a much better photo than what cropping a photo from a 23 megapixel sensor.
Curious.. you talk about how we all want more sharpness; you know a 4K screen is around 8MP?
So any extra detail cannot be rendered to screen.
Sure you can zoom more,.. but that just indicates you couldn't necessarily take a photo of the subject you actually wanted (something that a lens add on for the Note 7 would allow)...
So, given the only way to make true use of this extra sharpness is for prints.. what size are you planning to print your 'phone camera' pics at?
My adage with regards to cameras (and I gather an opinion is only worth something if asked for),.. is that everybody can do with a small compact camera that is always with them in a range of locations (beach/pool/snow included)(something the Note 7 can do) and another real camera for taking high quality shots.
So, please list for me any serious phone camera and I will acknowledge there is something better than the Note 7.
True a 23Mp with no optical stabilisation I don't consider a competitor...
whitedragon, 14 Aug 2016This is something that we need to discuss with users with regards to their needs. Anyone wa... moreMan you dont get what i mean now do you?i know all these stuffs.i saw onw camera review in youtube comparing lors of flagship smartphone cameras.s7 does not has the best camera.tge quality is pretty bad when compared to g5 One plus 3.its focusing speed and low light capability are amazing but still its quality is not so good.so more megapixel is needed to have more detail am Just saying that.i want to see all details that i capture with my camera so i qm saying all it needed was more pixel.dont go on telling sensor stuffs we know that but no matter how good the sensor is without more pixels the details would not be so great.why are people nowadays want Qhd display instead of fhd?for quality crispness and detail.ofcourse even fhd is more than enough bt still they want Qhd so its the same with camera.more mp means more detail if the manufacturer has done freat with software then only.so this is what i mean hope u understand me now
Grey1213, 14 Aug 2016Because it doesn't lag, has better support than most if not all android phones, and 'other pro... moreGrey you say it doesn't lag..?
A lot of people who state that touchwiz/samsung don't lag talk about how to deactivate certain parts of it (and then it is fine)
Perhaps you could list what they are..
I am being serious and am not a hater.
I just appreciate that my note edge has always had huge amounts of lag.
Even doing basic things.
Finally got lollipop and showed the girlfriend what a 3Gb and 4 core phone could do.
We both seriously laught at it,.. cause the thing simply doesn't predict well my usage habits and preload anything useful.
Sure after it is loaded it is quicker,.. but I don't run with battery optimiser on, and hence I get animations.
Animations I can handle,.. but the phone is constantly hiccuping even loading small things.
I do not run a wide range of software (probably ten pieces of software or less a week since I got a tablet for all my couch consumption needs).
The worst offenders are after a finger swipe login it can take ten seconds.. sometimes using a screen login it is pretty quick.. and I don't notice much issue if I use my Gear Fit watch as my 'secure login'... but it often takes me twenty seconds plus just to get the ability to write with the S-pen
Hard reset is my only option left, but I don't have a lot of hope...
So,.. if you have a method to improve on what I am experiencing,.. I reiterate : lots of serious samsung users claim that there are a few steps to take to make it smooth.
Please, if you know some,. Do share!
I only have one widget on the home screen (a weather one), and of the four pages I use,.. I have a few folders with icons,..google calendars, a 'mini today',.. not much else. No email screens that need updating etc.. it is designed for speed.. (which I have never known it to give).
CPU z/X show that it is always idling at two cores used @300mhz
one finger, 14 Aug 2016enough fight between samsung and iphone! buy note 7 and iphone 7! problem solved! if you're po... moreAnd people fighting online about iphone vs. android is you your problem ?? lol
Anonymous, 14 Aug 2016Neither for me. I hate the glass back on the newest Samsung phones, and from what we know from... moreExactly my problems. And also, the mate 9 , which is metallic, but will have mp4 GPU. :( . Can't a company make a metallic waterproof phone with no gimmick? ?!
Gibbs-kamhagh, 14 Aug 2016I don't see why I should pay insane amouns of money for a laggy phone :S with no updates :S an... moreBecause it doesn't lag, has better support than most if not all android phones, and 'other problems' is just a vague way for dumb haters to act like its a bad device.
pramod5774, 14 Aug 2016I phone 7 is gonna be cheaper than note 7. So much for complaining overpriced apple.You're supposed to compare it with the 64gb iPhone 7 plus, which is more expensive. And then you have to think about the reason this phone even exists, the stylus. Common sense really.
nazur, 14 Aug 2016Like I told before... samboys are becoming appleboys... I miss the old times when we used to c... moreDon't cry brother.... Your wait is almost over... New Apple watch is coming.. you will have your chance....
enough fight between samsung and iphone! buy note 7 and iphone 7! problem solved! if you're poor then that's not my problem.
pika2000, 14 Aug 2016This is akin to preaching to the choirs. In real life, the Galaxy Note 7 won many thanks to i... moreWhy can't people buy whatever they please with their own money without being judged? He has an iPhone he must be a sheep, she has a Note7 she must've been driven by an impulsive need to buy all the latest flagships without even needing all the latest features. Does any of this make sense to you?
Gibbs-kamhagh, 14 Aug 2016I don't see why I should pay insane amouns of money for a laggy phone :S with no updates :S an... moreI'm by no means a Samsung fanboy, but you really shouldn't accuse a certain phone of being laggy AND have no updates when it's not even released yetÂ…
Android Modder, 14 Aug 2016Would have been perfect if it had a metal back and atleast 16 mp camera.i know its not all abt... moreThis is something that we need to discuss with users with regards to their needs.
Anyone wanting poster sized prints, generally are not using a phone camera,.. nor is the vast majority of people who take photos seriously.
Camera phones, whilst coming a long way around end of 2012 (getting vastly better low light capability and optical stabilisation), have never been brilliant for true photography.
In fact the selfie cameras are generally just for video chat, and nowadays are finding more use for social media.. on websites that don't want huge megapixel shots only to have to down covert them. Some manufacturers are aware of this and include reasonable 'smaller megapixel' shooters for the front.
Sensor size and quality is way more important than the number of megapixels on it.
Lens quality is more important still.
Let me give the example of a fly screen.. in order to explain WHY more megapixels is often a worse thing to implement.
If we have a window, to let light into a room (exactly how a good lens works hard to achieve), a fly screen will 'get in the way of the light'.
It is the same with a sensor which is essentially comprised of little light buckets to capture the light.. If we have 'more buckets' (more megapixels) each bucket has a surround or edge that serves no purpose in capturing light. - so getting back to the 'fly screen' analogy; we end up with a finer and finer mesh.. that ends up stopping more and more light getting through.
Sony came up with some clever technology for camera sensors a few years ago called BaskSide Illuminated (BSI) sensors.
What they effectively did was move as much of the 'sensors' electronics around to the back of the sensor, effectively allowing the sensor to capture more light.
I grabbed a Sony TX5 at this time knowing as a small camera sensor device went, it was exceptionally capable of making do with whatever light it could get as effectively as possible.
This doesn't just help for 'low light' as many people tend to suggest.
Camera have three settings that generally get altered for the shot. (I am a full manual photographer and have been varying these settings for several decades now).
We adjust the shutter speed (how long we let light in for), the aperature (how wide an area we are trying to capture light from), and, since digital, the ISO, or sensitivity to light on the fly (in film days we selected different sensitivity films).
A sensor being able to make use of more light allows it to, say, open the shutter for less time and still get the same exposure.
Why would we want to do that?
On older digital cameras; remember how bad indoor shots of children playing was? Or in general 'most indoor shots' without flash. (Blurry pixelated horrible messes)
Light is important to photography more than megapixels are.
Hence why having faster lenses, and less 'flyscreen' is important.
HTC ultrapixel took the idea too far. It was the right direction, but the wrong time in history to pull it off.
It used to be a 6Megapixel shot would be good enough for a page in National Geographic.
As most people do not print their photos beyond 6x4 or even 8x12,.. ten megapixels is more than enough. (For a nice sharp photo).
Most people don't even print out the photos, and show them on a '2 megapixel' screen (FHD/full high definition).
Sure extra megapixels does allow for digital cropping,.. so a 23 megapixel shot, if 'pixel peeping', you could zoom in on it or crop a part out of it and still have a 'lot of megapixels'.
Given the phone mentioned above offers lenses that will yield vastly better zoom than any cropping will,.. it will still take a better photo than any other camera phone / or on par with the best.
Yes the Nokia 1020 had 51Mp, and the Nokia 808 is pretty legendary.
Optical zoom is way more useful than digital zoom, but that is 'another story'.
DxOMark generally consider the previous implementation of this camera, the one found on the S7, to take very good shots (for a phone camera).
In daylight, at fast shutter speeds, pure megapixels might win out.. (for detail that none shall generally use),.. but for the time when conditions get tricky or for photographers that wish to not use a flash,.. better technology implemented well is the way to go.
As we are no longer dealing with 2 and 3 megapixel cameras,.. the 'pixel war' is kind of moot.
I won't argue that people can find specific examples that 'prove more megapixels better'.. but as to how 'real world' those same cameras would work out for ALL shots.. you know, the phone camera being used in a slew of different situations,.. underwater cameras specifically needing as much light that they can muster..- I don't think Samsung chose incorrectly for their users needs.
This Note 7 has one of the best cameras (light/sensor/software) that has yet been implemented in a phone.