Thursday, 2 October 2014

One Soup - Two Phones. An Ace And A Galaxy

You know I've been giddily excited playing around with a Samsung Galaxy S5 phone and its accompanying Gear Fit. Those who follow me either on Instagram (instagram.com/lina1975a) or Twitter (twitter.com/lina1975) or my Facebook friends have been bombarded with photos of me trying out the Gear Fit. Bear with me, yeah? I'll probably get over this phase by next week! Muahaha 

I am easily excitable, me. And when I'm excited and like something; it shows. 

Anyways, I know Twilight Man a.k.a. Anay has been telling us that his Samsung smartphone camera is as good as any proper camera and in fact he did take a lot of photos during his vacations with it. I wasn't fully sold at first, but now that I got my hands on one, I have to concur.

I think Samsung also can appoint him as ambassador lah. I changed from a Nokia Lumia to a Samsung after seeing his photos. LOL

Darn nice to take photo with this Samsung Galaxy S5 man. Plus it is much easier as the smartphone is always with me unlike a camera even a compact one which I may not always have on hand. 

Just compare this :
Photo taken with a Samsung Ace 3. Yeah... old, dinky phone. 

I love to take a whole lot of photos and actually this phone while OK,  is quite lagging in speed. Can't take photos of runners in action, for one.
Photo taken with a Samsung Galaxy S5. So much more appetising, right?

I'm also loving the fact that I can take multiple shots with just continuous pressing with the "shot & more mode" as it makes taking action photos so much easier.  

It'll be hard to go back to a dinky phone after this, that much I can tell you! Hahaha

Oh yeah, the photos I took while enjoying the view at the BOH Highlands Run were all taken with Samusung Galaxy S5. Have a peep here for the photos.

This post is triggered by the realisation that I have quite a few photos of the above soup. Sup kambing at Pelita Nasi Kandar in Bangsar to be exact. So I just thought it'll be fun to compare the quality of the photos taken with my two phones. ^^

Sup kambing and sate are two of my favourite recovery food after a very loooooong run.  I should find some excuse to go eat Sate Kajang Haji Samuri so I can try take photos some more, yeah? To compare. Hahaha

But the 16MP camera is not without fault la. I notice sometimes - probably during low light; there's a lag in capturing the photos. Had to hold the camera steady for a few seconds. That can be a tad annoying, at times; especially when you actually wanted to take photos quickly.

It does of course take really nice photos, and some was captured without much problem like this one, which we took while running in the rain last week :
Nice and sharp plus the mist was shown nicely in this photo.
But this photo turned out dark. I tried taking photo of the prize presentation afterwards too, and most came out a bit dark. How does one control the exposure with a smartphone camera, ah? *clueless mode*

By the way, I only used the auto mode to take photos during the run to avoid any hassle.

But let's play around some more and see what this Samsung Galaxy S5 full capabilities are. *excited*

But don't have much time to tinker though...

26 comments:

  1. My eye brows itched and came here to see my name!! What a nice surprise to believe my instinct sometimes!

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    1. So my instinct was correct that Samsung Mobile Phones are always ahead in many functions, not necessary the world's best but for the package & price, it definitely suits me happily! They command such a big market share globally and that speaks for itself.

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    2. I started taking photos with my Samsung S-3 (now old model but still bagus) when it first launched and the quality photo results really amazed me when compared with same photos taken from my heavy & lousy bulky compact camera. Enough said, until we hiked to Mount Emei in Sichuan last year during the brutal winter of China. I was shocked my phone was not frozen at all! Well, I went skiing in Korea years ago and the camera shop in KL fooled me into buying the camera for winter shots that cost me some RM2800 ~ 5 years ago. I could not even take more than 10 shots in Korea's snowy mountains as the battery used up too fast to 'warm' the camera at the temperature of -5 degrees. WTH!!!

      I went to Mount Emei and the temperature was around -8 degrees! My Samsung phone could snap happily and crispy sharp with unlimited shots. No sweat, no problem & happy I.

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    3. You can see my old post ~ http://twilightzone518.blogspot.com/2013/12/pilgrimage-hike-to-mount-emei-sichuan.html
      It was so damn cold and I came back a happier man telling people not to be fooled into buying costly & silly winter cameras!

      Look at your soup photos! I am also impressed with the comparisons where the better shot looks more vibrant and crispy colours to make the soup lagi sedap!

      Even your hubby looks younger and lagi kacak in the mountains! Wow!

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    4. I know I talked too much today. Maybe I should be a Samsung salesman if they don't offer me the Ambassador post! Wakakakaka

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    5. Anay sure has good points to share about Samsung smartphone.

      I always believe on the ground and recommendation through word of mouth is the best. & Anay helped a lot on making the decision to change to Samsung brand.

      Thank you Anay!!!

      p.s. Anay also has sweet sweet mouth la. Hihihi

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    6. if not offering you to be their Ambassador, at least make them pay for you one year's supply of roti tisu dei~~ :p

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    7. Hahaha Anay if get roti tisu belanja us dei πŸ˜†

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    8. They should offer Anay to be their Brand ambassador la. His words people trust

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  2. yeah lah Mak Glam.. nowadays a decent camera is one of the factors of investing in a good smart phone dei.. how you like it when you can take photo of things you want anytime, without having to carry your compact camera huh?? and the smart phones now can take really good photos already, even better than my antique digital camera that i ditched at home, muahahaha!!

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    1. True true.

      Remember last time how mule headed I was about getting a smartphone?

      Now cannot live without it! Lol

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  3. I am still using old auntie Nokia phone :D

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    1. If you wanna upgrade, ask Anay to poison you. Lol

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  4. Got to stop reading Lina's blog wen though yours is not a food blog! I'm easily distracted with food :s

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    1. Hahaha.... you always come when there are food photo lah! Lol

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  5. Nice capture from your phone!

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  6. I used to use Samsung Ace 3, now using S4, and i have an ordinary camera, now the camera having problem, i also lazy to go service as warranty over, so using hp taking picture...

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    1. So much easier using handphone too anyway.

      If my camera have problems, I think I'll just get a new one. LOL

      Actually am contemplating of getting a new camera but didn't see the need just yet. This S5 works just fine.

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  7. Congratulations on getting a samsung s5. Great photos indeed.

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  8. yup...am loving my samsung phone too. Now i lazy to carry my big camera . now most photos in my blog i use my samsung s3 phone to snap photo. ya not as new as S5 but still am happy with it la.

    Hmmm....now am eye samsung tab pulak......i want it to read my ebooks leh.

    eh did i tell you i use my samsung phone to read ebook too?

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    1. No need to tell also already know la...

      SK snap a photo of you reading while watching the Nanta show ke apa show with drums way back. :P

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  9. eh you havent play with all the wacky photo effect in the phone yet? When i newly got my samsung phone i played with the effect. it was fun

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    1. I don't care much about it la...

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    2. Hubby and Son like them though. ;)

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