The Samsung Galaxy S3 has a pretty nice camera. I’m certain it’s the best camera I’ve had on a phone so far and I recently realized it would take great panoramic shots.
To start snapping high-quality, panoramic shots, just follow the easy steps below:
Open the Camera app.
On the viewfinder screen tap the square symbol on the left.
Tap Panorama in the camera mode list that pops up.
When you’re ready to take the first shot, tap the camera icon and directional arrows appear. The app will then prompt you to pan left or right in landscape view.
As you pan, a guide appears onscreen. Use this to frame your panoramic shot.
Continue guiding the smartphone as smoothly as you can. The camera will automatically capture consecutive frames. It’s easy!
Tap the red button on the right to stop capturing.
The camera will then link the shots into a single photo.
The Galaxy S3’s App Drawer is where all of your mobile apps are stored. You can access the App Drawer at any time by clicking the Apps icon in your fixed-apps tray at the bottom of the device’s display. And you can customise your App Drawer by tapping the Menu key when the Drawer is open.
You can set the App Drawer to organise applications in alphabetical-list or alphabetical-grid form. Or you can customise the Drawer yourself and rearrange apps any way you want. To organize or customize your App Drawer, open it up and then tap the Menu button. Next, choose the View Type option and select the setting you want.
You can also hide apps, view all downloaded apps, quickly uninstall multiple apps at one time and share applications by choosing the appropriate options from the App Drawer’s Menu.
Secure your Galaxy S3 with a choice of screen locks. This can be done by going into the Settings and then tapping on Security. Tap Screen Lock and you will have the choices of Swipe, Motion, Face unlock, Face and voice, Pattern, PIN or Pinword.
If you need/want to encrypt your Samsung Galaxy S3, go into Settings, tap on Security and then tap on either Encrypt device or Encrypt SD card. Once initiated, you’ll go through on-screen instructions for securing your device with encryption.
The Samsung Galaxy S3 lets you easily see how much juice is really left on your device. Go to Setttings, then Display and then check the “Display battery percentage” box.
Simply slide your hand across the device’s display at any time to capture a screen shot of your Galaxy S3, which is then saved to your image gallery. You can also tap and hold the Galaxy S3’s Home and Power buttons until the screen flashes and captures a screen shot. Sliding your hand across the display is just too cool so I’m not sure why you would do the other which would require two hands! What an improvement over my old Thunderbolt!
The Galaxy S3 has an App Switcher feature that lets you see all the recent applications you have used and quickly jump back and forth between them. Just holding down the Galaxy S3 Home button for a couple of seconds activates it. You can then scroll up and down to see recent apps and click to open them or swipe them away.