Galaxy S20 Ultra camera comparison

26 Feb 2020


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cj, 27 Feb 2020there is clearly something wrong with the s20 ultra cam. the res... moreYeah Samsung lied again and scammed everyone into believing the ultra camera are game-changing when in fact they're only 3-5% better than the Note 10+ cameras..

Scammy Sammy shows their ugly face again. I sincerely hope their revenue will suffer bigtime for this scam. For that insane price their cameras should be at least 50-70% better than any other phone in the business.

  • Anonymous

I don't need bigger pixel. I need bigger camera sensor on a phone, let say 1/1.5" will be the minimum sensor on every flagship phones, shall we? As a consumer and camera phones enthusiast I will personally delighted. The bigger the sensor the better the results. It always be like that plus advanced computational photography as does by the Google Pixel that would be just perfect.

  • Anonymous

Nick Tagataka, 27 Feb 2020Not sure if you know about this, but in the past Samsung pushed ... moreHahhaa.
Nailed it on that triggered boy's coffin.
Congrats ..
That last sentence is amazing.
HAHA

What?, 27 Feb 2020S20+ samples are better than s20u samples. Wait till Samsung ... moreIt would be very interesting to see how S20/20+ fares against new Xperia 1, as they use same sensor, IMX555 so it all comes down to software/ISP optimization.
Btw, what makes you think Samsung would "downgrade" S20 camera quality? To me, this is perfect opportunity to save some grace after obviously subpar quality of S20 Ultra.

Regards,

  • cj

there is clearly something wrong with the s20 ultra cam. the results are wildly inconsistent.

Nick Tagataka, 27 Feb 2020There's a clear difference between ads that you see on Youtube v... moreUS "professional" sites doesn't really have to inform if a write-up is an infomercial. Most sites anywhere on the internet barely indicate if the write-up sponsored by the brand. One key difference between YouTubers and written reviews is, you can see the faces and hear the voices of people in a video. That often helps when you want to find out if it's their opinion or just scripted.
Both formats serves a purpose. Websites allows for higher resolution images and graphs. Videos obviously lets you get a more visual impression of a product.

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Schlafwandler, 26 Feb 2020Where is camera review of S20/S20+?? Everyone waiting for that a... moreS20+ samples are better than s20u samples.

Wait till Samsung downgrades s20+ camera through software update, then we will see YouTubes churning out s20+ camera reviews.

And btw s20+ uses a sony sensor, sony imx 555.

  • Anonymous

Can you compare a manual 2x crop of the 108Mp S20 Ultra versus 2x zoom of other phones including Note10 or S10? I think when you are on "12Mp mode" and do a 2x zoom it does a digital zoom of the 12Mp photo and not of the original 108Mp, so you end up loosing quality. Zooming 2x in the original 108Mp (whitout doeing pixel binning and reducing it to 12Mp) would result in better quality.

S Yu, 26 Feb 2020Your beloved P30P already humiliated itself faking moon shots, M... moreNot sure if you know about this, but in the past Samsung pushed out the software update to Note 8 and S8 to allow them record what you call "fake" super slow mo video. Heck, even S20 Ultra uses frame interpolation for the feature because it cannot natively record footage at 960fps.
While Huawei's aggressive marketing strategy is often far from being commendable, you can definitely tell that Samsung is also getting influenced by them in a bad way and following the same path, and I bet you are feeling it from the way they are advertising S20 series/Z Flip. And hey, at least Huawei is still putting down the actual focal length of the zoom lens instead of tacky, confusing "SPACE ZOOM 100X" writing.

S Yu, 26 Feb 2020Your beloved P30P already humiliated itself faking moon shots, M... more'faking moon shots'
- The thing just works as it should, regarding faking or not

'faking the so-called 7680fps through intrpolation'
- U said it yourself, an interpolation. But the results is impressive. Without interpolation, Mate 30 still holds the title for true 1920fps. No other company comes close.

"Vario-Summilux" label with fake FL is a laugh'
- U got it all wrong. Leica naming scheme on its lens system is not about FL, but differentiate between aperture levels. Between f1.1 to 1.9, its called Summilux, which intent for low light photography. Summicron at f2.0, Summarit at f2.2 (P9 & Mate 9) & so on. But the 'Vario' naming kind of misleading, as only the main sensor got the said aperture (with UWA in Mate30). Maybe because all FL got Night Mode.

What i found more ridiculous are '100x Space Zoom'. Yuck.

Scarface007, 26 Feb 2020You'll notice the difference between 1.6 vs 2.4 micron pixel siz... moreSince both sensor gather exactly the same amount of light (and by that I mean huge amount of light for mobile sensors), most likely you won't notice the advantage of larger pixel size unless you go into extreme low light. A higher resolution sensor produces more favourable results in most scenario, though for a fairer comparison you would need to use Mi 10 Pro with SD865 instead.

Scarface007, 26 Feb 2020"The periscope lenses that will fit in a smartphone can't be mad... moreYou forgot to add: *Limited to Snapdragon variant only

Duck of death, 26 Feb 2020You don't like paid reviewers, only professional dittos? They're... moreThere's a clear difference between ads that you see on Youtube videos and a paid promotion by a phone company. MrMobile, for instance, when he reviews mobile phones, solely relies on the former method for the source of income and rejects the latter to keep his opinion neutral and genuine.

  • Masarifa

S20 overprocessed, oversharpening again and again

  • Anonymous

S Yu, 26 Feb 2020Your beloved P30P already humiliated itself faking moon shots, M... moreThey don't even have to a working gcam for the main sensor.
While other manufacturers unlocking full potential of camera hardware with gcam for Ultrawide and telephoto lenses as well.

Nick.B, 26 Feb 2020So s20ultra for 1400eur shoots 97% same photos as 300eur 2nd han... moreYour beloved P30P already humiliated itself faking moon shots, Mate30P subsequently humiliated itself faking the so-called 7680fps through interpolation. Every year Huawei's "Vario-Summilux" label with fake FL is a laugh. Now how will Huawei humiliate itself this year?

Anonymous, 26 Feb 2020There are indeed slightly more details at 10x or 30x than at 4x.... moreThey are capturing data from both the telephoto and main sensor to produce hybrid optical zoom.
I really don't mind the loss of corner sharpness at 2x since that is usually used for portrait shots.

miki69, 26 Feb 2020Thanks for detailed comparison. As I have suspected S20 Ultra i... moreYou'll notice the difference between 1.6 vs 2.4 micron pixel size in low light images which were not covered in this article.
In daytime, images are gonna be on par. Xiaomi produces more detailed images in daylight owing to megapixel count. Pixel binning helps more in low light compared to daytime.

So s20ultra for 1400eur shoots 97% same photos as 300eur 2nd handed P30Pro
And it says with huge big number 100x zoom on the rear so everybody knowing phones to laugh at your stupid phone lying what it can zoom (5x)
Now that's news :)
And not great news for Samsung

And this is compared to 1 year old Huawei

Just imagine P40Pro Premium after 1 month :)

It won't be a comparison but humiliation :)

Whackcar, 26 Feb 2020As I expected, the Nona-Bayer approach is wrong. The Quad-Bayer ... moreLow light performance of main sensor wasn't even tested in the article.