2014/04/22

Make good use of your Samsung Galaxy S5

Be excieted for having a Samsung Galaxy S5? Many friends make a choice for Samsung Galaxy S5 after reading the post about Samsung Galaxy S5 VS Sony xperia Z2 and other reference materials. There is no doubt that GS5 is a wonderful Android gadget. However, like other new phone, most of us aren't familar with its performances, and don't get he most out of Samsung Galaxy S5. Hey, let's learn how to make good use of Samsung Galaxy S5.

Here, I don't want to share some common use tips and tricks that are work on other Galaxy series phone or other brands of Android phone. Because you must know a lot. The using tips and tricks in this post mostly are based on Samsung Galaxy S5, or something very important which have told in other posts I will mention again.

Customization come to first

It is known to all, Andorid OS is famours for its high permission for customization, and the new Touch-Wiz in Samsung Galaxy S5 is one kind of the customized Android OS. Morever, Samsung allow users do more customizations in this new Touch-Wiz UI in Galaxy S5. 1.Change the fonts: Most Android phone just allow users change the size of fonts in the phone, in Galaxy S5, you exactly can change the types of fonts as well. Go to Setting>Display, you can see the Font option, you not only can change the size of font, but also the types that you like. And, you can download more from the websites but you need to pay some for it.
samsung galaxy s5 font

2.Re-color your folder
 
Some customized Android UI such us Xperia UI of Sony can change folder colors and types when user change the theme. Samsung give more free-style for user to make-up the UI. In Samsung Galaxy S5, you can change app folder's color with tapping on the three-dot menu button on any folder to choose from a quintet of muted color choices: green, blue, gray, brown, and maroon.

samsung galaxy s5 folder color

3.3D-home screen? You don't need to use the 3rd-party app on Galaxy S5 Most users want to make their phone' UI looks like be more high-tech and fashion, and 3D transitions is one of popular choice. Of course, we can find many the 3rd-party apps in Google Play, but Galaxy S5 have make this setting defaultly.You'll need to first find a blank space on a home screen, then press and hold until you see controls appear. Tap Home Screen Settings and then Transition Effect. Card Stack is the default view, but you can also turn on 3D Rotation or not transition at all.


samsung galaxy s5 3d homescreen



There still are some customized settings in Samsung Galaxy S5, I think it is more instereting for you to search more by yourselves.

Camera with 16MP in Samsung Galaxy S5, don't use it like a idiot camera

As a flag-ship product in Galaxy series, the specs of camera in Samsung Galaxy S5 must be the best. With a 16MP pixel camera and the software optimizations, we can have good expereience of photography.

1.Set some default setting 
 
When I firsly use the camera of Galaxy S5, we had better to check the default setting of the camera. Some parameters need to be adjusted for good photography experiece. Such as picture size, video size shooting modes, zoom, etc are need to be set in the best adjustment.



samsung galaxy s5 camera setting



2.HDR can help you a lot 
 
HDR is the default software setting in high-end Android smart-phone. It is short for High Dynamic Range, which is a mode combines several shots taken at varying levels of exposures and composites it into one image.Oh, it sounds very complex? You just remember it can make your photo more beautiful firstly. You can find the pics taken in HDR mode have more contract.  



3.Focus seletion
 
After Android 4.3, the camera optimization in Android OS become more professional. We can find some setting in professional have moved to Android devices. For example, focus seletion can be found in Samsung Galaxy S5. This feature have been added in Nokia Lumia 1020, LG G2 Pro, Sony Xperia phones with Android 4.3.

Indeed, focus seletion is good thing for photography.When you turn this features on, you can choose the focus on the screen when you are taking photos, for best results, stand at most 1.5 feet away from the closest object. The object itself should also be at least 4.5 feet away from the background.



samsung galaxy s5 focus selection


You can have private mode in Galaxy S5

If you have use some customized Android UI, such as MiUi come from China, you can see there are a visitor mode which make your private data such as photos, contacts, sms keep invisible for the guy who borrow your phone to use. This kind of feature have added in Samsung Galaxy S5. You can find this option in Setting. Then you can move your files to private.


samsung galaxy s5 private mode

Easily connect to other devices

S Beam is really great for sharing content between two NFC-enabled phones, but what about pushing content from the phone to somewhere else? Samsung has finally gotten this task organized into a neater package with Quick Connect, an easy press from the notifications shade. Tap it and you'll see a list of ways you can push your multimedia to your computer and your other connected devices.

Quick Connect replaces a handful of confusing individual apps. If you've never been motivated to push content from your phone to a different device, you may want to now.

samsung galaxy s5 quick connect



The last but not the least, you can use backup and restoration features in Samsung Galaxy S5 to backup your phone data, when you lost data from Samsung Galaxy S5, you can easily get back lost data from backup. The most common ways for Samsung Galaxy S5 backup is Gmail and KIES.

More about Samsung Galaxy S5:http://www.cnet.com/how-to/how-use-the-samsung-galaxy-s5/

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