If there’s one thing I’ve learned about the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 in the past few weeks it's that it has a passionate fan following. For those Galaxy Note 4 owners who still still believe it's the top dog, here are some of our best Galaxy Note 4 camera tips.
Why people don’t use this setting is beyond me. Because it’s tricky to reach the camera button while holding the phone in one hand at arm’s length, Samsung included a simple trick to help. Just press your finger on the heart-rate monitor to take a picture while in selfie or wide-selfie mode. Simple.
Enable grid lines and picture review
There are some settings in the Note 4's camera menu which aren't enabled by default, but that you should be using. In the camera app, hit the Cog icon and then the Three Dots button to gain access to some more advanced settings.
Grid lines can be enabled to overlay a grid which will help keep your pictures straight and in perspective. Review pictures works well when you’re trying to get one perfect shot. It means you don’t have to browse through your last ten pictures to find the best one, just decide on the good and bad shots as soon as you take them.
The Galaxy Note 4 camera can be operated just by using your voice. Say "Cheese", "Smile", "Capture" or "Shoot" to take a picture, or "Record video" to start recording a video. Cool, eh?
Selective focus can almost fake a DSLR camera effect by blurring background or foreground images. It’s just an effect and it's not perfect, but it can create some striking pictures. In the Note 4 camera app, tap mode and then Selective focus. When you take a picture, be sure to hold the phone steady. Once the shot has been taken you can select whether the foreground or background is focused upon.
Download new modes
Want to be able to quickly make GIFs? Or what about use a mode specifically designed for sports? There are tons of extra modes built for the Samsung camera which can be downloaded from within the camera app. Go to Mode > Download and browse through the options – many of them are free.
That’s our Galaxy Note 4 camera tips, what are yours? Let us know in the comments below.