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got a US version in Europe, so no LTE at first.
Recently found out that I could get LTE on it, so the phone felt faster all of a sudden. ([link])
Then 5.1 got released, so all those redraws are gone and don't need to restart the phone anymore.
Then, someone pointed out a camera app, that uses the new API and is fucking awesome and allows to shoot at 4K (snap camera [link])
The only thing remaining to fix is the battery and I'm considering getting a new one.
This phone just keeps on giving!
I've installed almost all camera app, you name it I have it, and the best one would be snap camera hdr without a doubt. The best in term of picture quality and faster than google camera shutter speed. It have the old jellybean swipe up to access settings which is a pain to use but the image quality just is better than others. You can even change the UI to material design in the settings
I got really sick of this stuff happening and ended up switching to a 3rd party camera app. I have two I like.
Snap Camera HDR: While it has "HDR" in the title, it does take normal non-HDR images, too.
HDR+ Camera: Takes 3 images in a row with different brightness settings and then post-processes to create a single HDR image.
Other apps I've used are Camera Zoom FX, A Better Camera (same maker as HDR+ Camera), and Camera 360. Lately, I've been defaulting to Snap Camera. There's a lot of camera apps in the store, I should try out a few others again.
Used to depend on Snap Camera HDR as it offered a basic set of stable features without any filters-faff. It seems to have been discontinued since the middle of last year.
At the moment, I'm looking at the fresh, new Footej Camera which appears to be a well-rated spiritual successor that's regularly updated.
Let us know how you get along!
But in Pro mode notice how sky easily burn out the dynamic range is a lot worse.
Personally I use Snap camera. It has adjustable sharpness and noise reduction, and a low light mode, that makes 32 photos into one low-noise pic, it's quite amazing.
I use Camera FV-5 for my 'take my time photography" but for a quick draw, I have "Snap Camera HDR"(you can have the HDR function disable for faster capture).
Opens in one second to one button, and it's in the Point & Shoot category, although behind the scenes, there is a good amount of settings that you can use and play with. It also has a one button video.
Before going into class, you can set it on Burst Mode and fire a few shots concurrently if you need.
Now, I don't know your location, but I think it will be wise to check your laws about snapping pics of under age kids without and adult consent. It could get murky.
It's $1.99 but there is a free trial version. I paid for mine right of the bat after reading a few googled reviews of it, and fits the bill.
On a side note, Snap camera hdr has this feature. Been using it over google camera for about the past year and haven't looked back. Google camera has better hdr function though. (That or I don't know how to hdr on snap camera.)
When I was playing around with Cyanogenmod 5.1.1 I found that Snap Camera HD had quite a few options to make it better, but still, not better than stock.
I've been using Snap Camera for about a year now, used it as my default for 3 different phones. Totally worth the $1.99 I paid for it. Easy to configure and has a very clean interface that doesn't get in the way of your photo taking.
Edit: link: [link]
If you buy it check out the XDA thread for it and install the beta, has some new features that the one on the play store doesn't yet.
Interesting. I might have to go back to MIUI sometime and impersonate my RN3P to a Mi5, see what gets unlocked.
I get what you mean. Thankfully the muted colors can be fixed in post. The JPEGs are manageable.
The app that has this feature is called Snap Camera HDR, mentioned in my first post here. It has a trial mode, you enable Camera2 in the advanced settings. Picture stacking is done with the low light mode, the one with a little moon on it.
I like this camera app in that it also has a zebra mode for quick noticing of when something gets overexposed, and there's a feature that measures your hand shake so you can more or less correct your pulse and get a less shaky picture.
After some research, I've had good luck with Snap Cam. Haven't tried it on CM yet, but it did get great frame rates and stability in low light on stock 4.2. I'll try flashing again on my lunch hour.
This is what your referring to correct? Just wanna make sure. So if that is correct, would you be able to retain the original UI that the OP5T has cause the SnapCamera one looks meh. And one final question. With this camera app is the HDR mode basically their interpretation of HDR? So it just replaces the default method of HDR?
According to the thread if the camera has the setting yes, It works with Snap Cam and Moto cam.
But I haven't tested google camera so I cannot tell