Emeline Shaw, 19 Mar 2020Hi Nick:) I have been trying to get a hold of you for such a long time.
I was going to ask ... moreI can make only one suggestion at this point: WAIT.
S20 Ultra suffers from some camera issues but Samsung is actively pushing out updates to iron them out. S20+ has less of them and probably will continue to be a better shooter than Ultra in most scenario - but nonetheless you should wait before shelling out $1000+ on those phones until they fix most of the bugs.
Find X2 Pro is a great phone but as for now it's feels slightly overpriced. However, the price might go down after a few months since it's from Oppo and not Apple or Samsung.
You should probably get P40 Pro ONLY if you don't use Google services at all or don't mind installing GMS by yourself and are confident that you can take care of any Google-related issues that might happen in the future. But the situations around Huawei may change drastically in a short period of time, and it might or might not come with the best camera in the market. It hasn't been announced yet, so who knows what it will have and what will exactly happen to that phone?
Just don't rush and hold off until long term reviews on these phones will come out, that's all I can say. If you can't wait then phones like Mi 10 Pro or even last year's OnePlus 7T Pro could be a viable option.
Nick Tagataka, 19 Mar 2020I wouldn't say that's a great reasoning considering how P20 Pro had a better main camera than ... moreHi Nick:) I have been trying to get a hold of you for such a long time.
I was going to ask you if you would advice me to buy the Ultra, the S20+, the Find X2 Pro or wait for the P40 Pro?
I really need a new phone now and my currently Note 8 is almost broken.
Too late. I returned mine.
AnonD-754814, 19 Mar 2020That's the comment I was going to post. You did it. I don't understand why people complain abo... moreUnfortunately that will disable the HDR so isn't really a practical solution for most people. Also even if you use Pro mode strong edge enhance still remains, it's just the image turn out to be slightly less sharpened compared to auto.
AnonD-754814, 19 Mar 2020Samsung has been working with RGB bayer sensor for years. It's obvious that S20 will have bett... moreI wouldn't say that's a great reasoning considering how P20 Pro had a better main camera than regular P20 despite the fact that the former was the company's first attempt with Quad Bayer whereas the latter used a more conventional 12MP sensor (which was the largest they could find on the market - 1/2.3"), and that was back in 2018 where no company but Google had a great computational imaging prowess and very few thought of having a QB sensor on a phone. This time around Samsung designed and developed BOTH the sensor and the phone itself, so it's only natural that I was expecting them to get most of the stuffs right from the get go.
Anonymous, 19 Mar 2020Yes you can, use pro mod and turn of bixby optimizerThat's the comment I was going to post. You did it. I don't understand why people complain about it ? May be they just like to complain.
Using pro mode and turning off scene optimizer do it easily.
One can also take the photos and adjust the color later if one doesn't like the color.
Nick Tagataka, 19 Mar 2020The most ironic part is that the significantly cheaper regular S20 resolves textures better in... moreSamsung has been working with RGB bayer sensor for years. It's obvious that S20 will have better processing than S20 ultra for now. You can't really make S20 ultra better than S20 in every aspect. That's the difference between 5 years development vs 5 months development.
Give it some time.
Anonymous, 19 Mar 2020Exynos, Mediatek and Kirin are trash and that's a fact.Keep blaming OEM’s Soc and forget to blame that android is trash OS.
Anonymous, 19 Mar 2020Exynos, Mediatek and Kirin are trash and that's a fact.I agree. Snapdragon for life.
Shui8, 19 Mar 2020Maybe u can fix the AF problems, Samsung. But you cannot get rid off the typical Samsung's cam... moreThe most ironic part is that the significantly cheaper regular S20 resolves textures better in most cases and doesn't introduce any purple discolouration to the left and right sides of the frame unlike S20 Ultra. Where the Ultra has an edge is the zoom at 4x and higher level, and extreme low light shots, but that's it. In other areas it's a tie or S20 wins hands down, it definitely makes me wonder if Samsung tested the actual devices and carried out proper lab/real life tests before releasing them.
Anonymous, 19 Mar 2020Exynos, Mediatek and Kirin are trash and that's a fact.-___-
Kid nowadays. SMH
Original-Jamaican, 19 Mar 2020Yes they can fix the Autofocus but they need to fix the price. Based on reviews the S20 is ove... moreThe Ultra is sold out almost everywhere, so, do you mean they should raise the price?
Now patch the Exynos into Snapdragon and you've got a deal LOL.
Exynos, Mediatek and Kirin are trash and that's a fact.
Shui8, 19 Mar 2020Maybe u can fix the AF problems, Samsung. But you cannot get rid off the typical Samsung's cam... moreTrue. Samsung needs to stop skin smothering completely, and also the noise reduction and sharpening need some reworking.
Original-Jamaican, 19 Mar 2020Yes they can fix the Autofocus but they need to fix the price. Based on reviews the S20 is ove... more:)) rushed products?!!! The costumers are now the testers, în their own money. Who is the jackass in this moment? Samsung for asking 1500$ or the one who is paying half backed products?
Their camera sensors should be more compatible with their exynos processors than with the Snapdragon processors. So the non-US variants should take better photos?