For the most part, the S20/S20+ Duo performs better than S20 Ultra in almost all lighting conditions. This applies for both photos and videos.
The only area where Ultra is better is with it's long range zoom (both photos and videos).
Why compares with Note 10? Note 10 cannot even beat iPhone XS in video
TheGoldenMellifluous, 05 Mar 2020Dude, do you really need to bring or mention Sony here, even the article doesn't have anything... moreI do believe children aren't supposed to be here, but let's just bear the kid. Once that person grows up to be a better person, he/she'll definitely realize how nonsense his/her comments are :))
Anonymous, 05 Mar 2020Don't worry boy, Sony's telephoto would be struggling even more bad in low light. Dude, do you really need to bring or mention Sony here, even the article doesn't have anything for it? Such a provocateur....
Remember the larger sensor also needs a faster lens for great low light performance
With a sensor that big I'd expect nothing less than very good low-light video, especially if it costs $1400
Anonymous, 04 Mar 2020Too artificial. Don't worry boy, Sony's telephoto would be struggling even more bad in low light.
The 2.4 micron pixel size shines here.
Excellent dynamic range irrespective of conditions and naturally good depth of field without portrait mode.
Good job by Samsung to use IMX 586 For telephoto sensor.
Huawei can't give 10x optical from previous year's sensor, it has to be a bigger sensor otherwise it won't surpass S20 ultra in quality.
If only they put Dual Pixel AF (or any auto focus) for the Ultrawide.
Huawei still has the best Ultrawide on the market (Yes the FOV isn't that great).
Panda eyes, 05 Mar 2020There was a comparison already a few weeks ago and suprisingly the xiaomi was slightly better.... moreI mean the color checker sample one, it only got the 12/27MP sample, not the review article (i knew that). I also prefer look at the Photo Compare Tool section since you could compare up to 3 device side to side.
Smh, I still prefer a Mi Note 10 Pro or Mi 10 Pro (flagship). Don't really care about videos, I still prefer camera shots more. And wait for DxOMark's assessment about both camera and video recording. Currently the Mi 10 Pro is the chart topper.
jamesschwarz987, 04 Mar 2020Put the 108MP version of S20 Ultra and Mi Note 10 sample on the Photo Compare Tool like any ot... moreThere was a comparison already a few weeks ago and suprisingly the xiaomi was slightly better. Samsung will launch an update soon so remains to be seen if the camera issues can be improved
With that hefty price tag, it would be a shame if it wont deliver.
Due to the larger physical pixel size, I do believe the S20/S20+ would do even better.
S20 Ultra's 9-to-1 pixel binning works effectively for photos, but for videos it barely makes a difference, because otherwise, it would be at least twice as bright and detailed ad the Note 10+'s video clips.
Put the 108MP version of S20 Ultra and Mi Note 10 sample on the Photo Compare Tool like any other quad bayer phone, please.
Great article GSMArena, but I'm not sure if I can agree with your conclusion. It's obvious that a larger sensor size contributed to the improvement in details and dynamic range, but Note 10+ wasn't a terribly great low light video camera to begin with. I would've appreciated this test more if you chucked iPhone, Pixel and Mate into the mix to see how it performs against its closest competitors: I believe iPhone and Mate will perform just as good when it comes to time lapse.
The true test for S20 Ultra, or any Android phones in this case, would be low light video while walking fast and panning around a lot because that's where they start to fall apart and show inconsistent texture/bouncy light sources/noise in shadows etc. Here you guys made sure your hands are as steady as possible and only panned once on medium low light footage, while completely fixed the devices on a tripod when shooting the darkest ones, and that doesn't really help if you want to discover how good software stabilisation algorithms on phone cameras. In such tests even P20 Pro would perform decently (and we all remember how terrible that phone was in terms of 4K video shooting because of complete lack of stabilisation). Anyway, hopefully you'll make a similar article when P40 series comes out, I'd like to see this kind of article for every new flagship device!