Hardware undone by Sofware glitches
Reviewed on Monday July 14, 2014 by Ajit, Toronto
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 was renowned for large screen, fast processor & a mean camera to top it up. That was certainly the case when I bought the Note 3 with the Jellybean OS.
Samsung due to some brain freeze decided to upgrade their OS to Kit Kat to address various pertinent issues with the phone. The Kit Kat OS managed to address some issues but in turn created a major glitch for the camera; Now, most of the features of the camera have been disabled.
I checked with Samsung, they say upgrading is a roll of the dice therefore, in this case relevant features for the camera have been disabled namely Zoom and the all-important Settings option. In addition, the images arenít as sharp anymore, itís a bit more grainier, thus making the camera sub-standard in comparison to other smart phones.
You cannot downgrade/factory reset the OS either as it would create serious complications for the phone. In short, if having a good camera on hand is an important feature to you, my advice would be to shop for a better smart phone.