Note 3 is the best of all no problem i used for 3 years no doubt it fell about 100 times nothing happens
Actually, the Galaxy Note 3 is able to capture full-resolution, 4128×2322 still images while recording at any 16:9 video resolution. A 4:3 video resolution (1440×1080p and 320×240p) even allow capturing still images at the maximum possible photo resolution, which is 4128×3096 pixels. Dual-camera cuts off a few pixels from each side for some reason.
What I still wonder about, is:
Â• Why does digital video stabilisation on all Samsung smartphones work at 720p, 1080p and even 1440p on the S7 (Z2's iSteadyShot worked at 2160p, using a Snapdragon 801? I wonder how.), but not at 480p or 240p? Maybe, it has something to do with the sensor's field of view. But then, using lossless digital zoom (12.9× at 4128×3096 or 13× at 4160×3120) should enable me to use digital image stabilization temporairly.
Â• I guess, that the only reason, why many smartphones are just able to capture still images during video recording, that have the same aspect ratio as the video, was even mentioned on the TouchWiz NatureUX 2.x camera interface. A warning message, which appears when trying to enable digital video stabilization (Samsung calls it VDiS), tells the user, that still images captured during stabilized video recording have a wider field of view than the video's FoV itself. Even the Nintendo3DS captures images with 480p 4:3 resolution, but on the live viewfinder, there is a 5:3 preview. Opening the gallery also shows you a 5:3 image initially, but zooming out then shows you the full FoV.
But the S4's Snapdragon S600 and even S3 and Note 2 allow still-image capturing during video recording. The former one even with VDIS enabled.
My advise is Z1, i have had it for about 14 months and i never have problem with it.
JUST XPERIA Z1
I have been using lg g2 from last 8 months. there are total 5 phones in my family. ( Joint Family) . we all are very happy with this phone. used samsung and lg phone before.
Z1 sony Experia is NOT having good resolution, internal brightness is high, NO Gujrati font even though big byers are Gujrati, once if Close at lack of Network, u have to open with closing device everyday 3-5 time, horrible piece, dont buy Xperia series. Piyush
Sony Xperia Z1 - no one phone are bee longer in use more than year, but Z1 is the best, never got a problems, lot of times falled on the asphalt or other places, just scrached frame and anything still works perfect. I'm happy with my 📱 10+
I can use my phone's camera under water :) I can tell with people into the rain.
1. Note 3 - compact lightweight, rich in multitasking, a lot of UI Features, has an s pen
2. Xperia z2 - premium design, exellent camera(if you know how to use it manually), water-dust resistance
3. Lg G2 - small bezels, OIS, has some features in UI
1.no fm radio, might lag sometimes
1. Big bezels, loud speaker is quiet, add some features in UI
3.Plastic body, no microsd card slot
No othr smart phone is as smooth as XPERIA Z1...n camera results r really awesome...i love mah Z1...no othr phone can compete it...
thiru, 14 May 2014Note 3 has the worst screen ever. Dropped of the coffee table and the screen shatteredI just got done fixing a Z1S's broken screen, so saying the screen broke means nothing. I have a Note3 and I think its a great phone, it also has image stabilization for video (I do think phones with front facing speaker grills do the best for sound though, HTC ect). After holding and looking at the Z1S I still can't believe that this is a new phone, the bezel was huge, and overall it felt outdated when I was using it briefly. The phone I had before the Note3 was a Galaxy Nexus (very poor sound).
Anonymous, 25 Jan 2014 Poly carbonate is not just cheap plastic, it is the main component of bullet proof glass. I... moreNote 3 has the worst screen ever. Dropped of the coffee table and the screen shattered
Excellent review...just happened on it. As an LG2 owner initially, I exchanged in November 3 weeks later for the Note3. As an iPhone user since day one, I can't tell you how incredible the N3 is. ANYONE saying the new Sammy phones 'lag' is A)Ignorant (hasn't used a 2012-13 TouchWiz phone) or B) Just plain IGNORANT!!! I've got the 5s (iPhone) as my personal...the N3 as my business phone (exchanged from the LG2...from the Note 1). I've always held a passion for BOTH iOS and Android...still have my original Xoom and it's still kicking! I've owned each iPhone, each iPad and a half dozen Android tabs and phones. There is NOTHING on the market that competes (yet) with the Note3, other than the 5s. That's the simple truth and as an owner of both---for 6 months now, I'm convinced I know what I'm talking about. There is no 'lag' any longer on these high end Android builds. Finally the SoC power, RAM and software refinement have managed to 'un-goo' the Java layer frosting on top:)
The Sony? It's tough to see all these 'pro' Sony comments. They ARE Early in the Smartphone game. They're notorious for proprietary BS...have been since day one. They're big hit now, the PS4 is what's keeping Sony afloat. It's tough to put eggs in an unproven basket on a two year contract when the others have actually now gotten to the point they're incredibly powerful---and WELL Supported. TouchWiz is a brilliant UI. Samsung just tried to do 'too much' initially...this latest round, the GNote 3, new S5, etc....all are basing their characteristics on 'refinement' of the software...and the SoC/RAM to power them 'lag-free'. I can't say the same for my Note 1. It drove me crazy how slow it was...but it was at a time I was also using the iPhone 4s, a refined, 5th generation device with the app store to back it up. Initially the N1 was considered a 'tablet' and most of the Play Store apps weren't compatible with a 'tablet'. Not the case any longer. The Note 3 FLAT FLIES!!!!
As far as the 'benchmark cheats'....check out Anandtech's reviews of the Note 3, and the admission 'most' OEMs are using bench boosts with recognized benchmarking tools. The only ones they concluded weren't using boosts were Apple and I believe Oppo. Kinda interesting....ArsTech did a review as well with 're-tooled' benchmark names so as to not be 'noticed' by the SoC. The difference was 7-12% increases in the phone they decided to 'narc' out---the N3, while each OEM has been found to do the same damn thing! The cool thing is...and maybe it's tough for the younger generation to understand (I'm 43)....we're now carrying 'pocket' computers. Faster than machines just 5 years old that had to plug into a wall...used spinning disks with "Edge" speeds. Today's phones, LTE, the speed and 'Moore's Law' in Mobile acceleration...displays, more software available regardless of iOS or Android than ANY other time in history!!!! And most pieces of software are a buck or two!!!! Those of us that grew up with the Apple IIe as our first computers, pre-M/S, pre 2/3/486 and Pentiums and hard drives, et al....maybe it's easier for us to not fall into the 'cult' trap of Android vs. iOS or in this case Sony vs. LG vs. Sammy. EVERY device is incredible in this review. EVERYONE of them! You. Can't. Go. Wrong. And for the poor dude that keeps asking which to buy....one suggestion, read the review;)