This week I upgraded my phone to a Samsung Note 4 (from an LG G2). While the G2 had many great features (I loved the back buttons leaving clean sides), I just couldn’t keep signal — especially GPS — when my wife’s Galaxy S5 would have full status of all network features as it were. It was more than a little frustrating to be driving along and all of a sudden my phone thinks I was two states away. However, the camera on the G2 was far and away my favorite of any phone I’d had (various Apple, Palm and HTC options).
I wanted to take the camera on the Note 4 out for a test drive and with a break of warm sun between the chill and the rain we went to Cheekwood to enjoy the weather. All these images were taken and processed with the phone’s default camera and the android Adobe Photoshop Express app.
I’m pleased with the ability of the sensor to quickly focus from extremely close to infinity, and reasonable ability to resolve detail. I would rate the ISO 50 on the phone equivalent to ISO 1600 on a DSLR, which isn’t terrible given what incredibly poor results there were only 5 years ago from phone cameras. Overall, very pleased with the switch!