How to take better photos with your Samsung Galaxy Note 3

How to take better photos with your Samsung Galaxy Note 3
Without a doubt, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is among the best cameraphones money can buy. Its snapper is fast, easy to use, and it captures pretty photos with little effort on the photographer's side. 

But tapping into the camera's full potential requires knowing how to use its camera application and how the app's settings affect image quality. Of course, a user who isn't an expert in photography would most likely be unaware of that, which is why we decided to come up with this guide. Ladies and gentlemen, here's how you can make the most out of the camera on your Samsung Galaxy Note 3.

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Galaxy Note 3
  • Display 5.7" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Quad-core, 2300 MHz
  • Storage 64GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 3200 mAh(21h 3G talk time)



1. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

11. Use 4k video to capture a moment/motion, and choose the best frame out of 30 each second to have the absolute best moment saved. Such frame will have an acceptable 8MP resolution with far more reliable results over the annoyance of your timing and the camera's shutter lag.

15. parkhoon

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

Exactly why I use 4k video. The author doesn't seem to have experience with the 4k video and just assumes it doesn't do anything good without a 4k screen. Even on a 1080p monitor, if you pause the playback you will see much sharper picture.

16. cogthrob

Posts: 3; Member since: Mar 24, 2014

What software do you use for grabbing frames out of the 4k video on the note3? I've been sorely disappointed with camera performance on the Note3 after "upgrading" from iPhone5 even after going through all these tips and trying every camera app on the market

2. mayur007

Posts: 593; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

i want for z1

3. android_hitman unregistered

4. solidsnake695

Posts: 132; Member since: Jan 04, 2013

for z1 its simple use iso at 100 for better low light shots

5. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Nice tips, already using most of it which are available in my phone.

6. Arslan25

Posts: 23; Member since: Sep 07, 2013

note 3 has the best camera

9. Dowson unregistered

best camera -> in a plastic bag.

10. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Hater detected.

11. TheYellowDart

Posts: 26; Member since: Oct 18, 2013

To be honest i can't stand metal phones since I have wedding ring on. Titanium ring brushing on aluminum is like grinding nails on a chalk board.

12. timepilot84

Posts: 113; Member since: Aug 16, 2012

Yes! Gold is best!

7. joe1blue

Posts: 169; Member since: Jul 25, 2013

Nice tips definitely changed a few settings.

8. RandomUsername

Posts: 808; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

But why doesn't it have a hardware shutter button? Please, take a lesson from Nokia and Sony...

13. AntiFanBoyz unregistered

Ummm, #6. Why include a dedicated button when you can program the volume to do it?

14. Arastooooooo

Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 14, 2013

Good guide. Tnx

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