One think that is a bit annoying with the Fairphone 3+ is the camera speed.
I press the power-button twice, then it takes 5 Seconds until the camera is ready.
In many situations this is too long (I have missed the situation that I wanted to make a photo from).
I am currently on holidays and met an other Fairphone 3+ User.
We talked about our phones and she also mentioned the slow camera speed as “annoying”.
Is there any fix planned?
Or is there any trick I can do?
I have the Fairphone 3+ with the default Android (that was preinstalled),
I have installed the software update 3.A.0129.20210805.
And I am using the default camera app.
I am using the camera in default mode (please tell me where to find out the mode).
don’t know where to find the settings in the default app, but guess pictures would be stored with HDR in the name if you would use it… you could test open camera which should be better at least quality wise and probably also speed wise, have nver tested against each other in this regard.
Edit: issues not completely related, but there it is stated it starts faster
I can only suggest this apk (NGCam_7.4.104-v2.0_eng.apk), because it has the best processing time of HDR+ pictures and the adjustment in the settings, which allows you to double press the lock button to access the camera directly!
From my experience Open Camera is very bad speed wise. I mean by there in bad light conditions it sometimes goes up to 10 seconds, and normal speed is about 2-3 seconds. Perhaps not as slow as stated, but still quite slow. The default Lineage camera is the only one that is fast enough from the ones I tested IMO.
In the camera app the HDR-Icon is stroked out (so it seems that HDR is not active),
My problem is the delay of 5 seconds, when the phone is locked and I press the power-button twice to unlock the camera app.
This delay caused that the situation is over, before I can take the photo.
It is not the time that the camera takes to take the picture.
I have “Jump to camera” enabled. If the screen is off (locked), double-pressing the power button opens the camera immediately, no lock screen1. I would say the camera is active within 1 second.
FP3+, standard FP Android 10 distribution, August update, app: Open Camera. Mode: STD, resolution 1024x768 which is enough for most of my needs.
1 Of course if I try to “go” outside the camera app, such as trying to launch another app or even changing Open Camera app settings, then the lock screen appears.