To the writer of the article:
While on selfie mode or video calls did you notice the wide angle lens distorting the body or face or everything off centre like the S6/S6edge does? Thanks
Selfies or video calls on the S6/S6 edge are very unflattering because the face/body gets distorted. Wondering if the same happens with the S7.
I really hate that 4:3 aspect ratio, I'm so confused about the cam on this phone,
you have gr8 sensor , gr8 f/1.7 aperture , gr8 Dual focusing and thus gr8 low-light performance
but on the other hand: only 12/5 mp cams, and unpleasing 4:3 aspect ratio
non-removable battery makes people hesitate to buy this phone
AnonD-411799, 25 Feb 2016whats the haaaaaaaaaaaaard measurement for s7 and xperia x? and how much is the difference?.You're at a site that has a specific purpose of telling you such information. To your very surprise, you will find that Xperias have the lowest screen to body ratio and Samsung has rather high ratio. In comparison to the competition the difference is high. On a scale of 10, Sony is at 0 (worst ratio) and Samsung is around 8 (rather good ratio).
AnonD-442781, 25 Feb 2016Not relevant to the camera but I don't like the white version. Nothing compares to the silver ... moreYeah, the silver one looks nice... all are horribly impractical though.
Note 4 was their best design IMO.
AnonD-507295, 25 Feb 2016I just saw a screenshot of the S6 Edge Plus camera res options, and it lists 16mp 16:9 5312x29... moreNo, this is a different sensor.
Even in the highest end of professional digital cameras, you wont be able to capture the full resolution of the sensor.
So sure, the settings in the s6 edge+ may be 12 megapixels. But the S7, should capture more details, thus giving people a higher captured resolution, despite, both saying 12 megapixels.
AnonD-5197, 25 Feb 2016Guess you're not big on logic either. You can't compare sizes when hard measurements are prese... morewhats the haaaaaaaaaaaaard measurement for s7 and xperia x? and how much is the difference?.
"large pixels (1.4µ)" Since when has 1.4µ been considered large?
In the contraints of physics and with an excellent combination of hardware and software, the pictures from the S7 do look very good and comparable with the best there is today. I'd still rather have my 808 to take pictures with.
Anonymous, 25 Feb 2016The 808 has produced stone of the best photos ever taken on a mobile. Sometimes it's still bet... moreI still have one in my pocket because in custom mode it is still the best all round camera in a phone. That said, I'll probably get an S7 too.
Kopi-O-Siew-Dai, 25 Feb 2016808 is not good at all imho. Its noise controlling level is bad.Errr, the 808 PUREVIEW was excellent at controlling noise in its post processing. It had it's flaws but that certainly wasn't one of them.
Not relevant to the camera but I don't like the white version. Nothing compares to the silver version of the phone imo. The way it shines is just amazing. If I was Samsung I would have a pic of the phone near a pool or beach with the sun shining shining and water on it.
vasra, 25 Feb 2016The ISO 1250 shot (jpg no 40 inside, no flash 1/10s) is the most revealing for me.
At 1:1 p... moreWow, a well explained opinion with actual detail and arguments? I thought only "lol this phone is the best thing evaaaaahhhh" and "shut up you fanboy lol it sucks" are premitted on this website. Just kidding. But seriously, thanks for this breath of fresh air.
As for the camera - the flaws are apparent: there is quite a bit of over-processing going on and high-ISO shots are unsurprisingly noisy. However, taking into consideration the fact that this is a phone camera and not a dedicated system - it's quite amazing. Probably the best one I've seen, actually. The focusing seems fast, the low-light performance is acceptable (like, the first time ever for a phone cam) and the colors are nice. This is probably the first phone i'd actually use for an everyday photography, when my DSLR isn't with me.
AnonD-412449, 25 Feb 2016First time reading a review of a smartphone camera with no faults at all..
Looks like it wil... morei did post a comparison image from another sorce
showing that s7edge camera is no better than s6edge in term of image quality
First time reading a review of a smartphone camera with no faults at all..
Looks like it will be best camera after all...
The ISO 1250 shot (jpg no 40 inside, no flash 1/10s) is the most revealing for me.
At 1:1 pixel-peeping level there is lots of noise (both chrome and luminance), loss of detail is pronounced.
However, it is still amongst the best I have ever seen from a mobile phone with a sensor of this size (1" sensor were better, naturally, you can't beat physics).
When downsampled by 4x (0.5x resolution in both vertical and horizonal, so making each 4 pixels into 1 new pixel) and the resolution is decent at the new downsampled 1:1 level and the noise is much better behaved.
I'd say that the camera for low-light looks very promising indeed, but mainly for online low-res (1000x800 pixels) images. Higher than that and a 1" compact cam still whoops S7 Edges bottom, no surpise there.
Just wish that Samsung would ship 64GB and 128GB internal memory (as the SC CARD slot cannot be used as Flex storage, for apps/data), as 32GB in 2016 just doesn't cut it. Xiaomi, Apple, Huawei, Asus... they are all offering 128GB internal flash models, Huawei and Asus even with additional sd card slots!
AnonD-507476, 25 Feb 2016Is the level of sharpening adjustable in the camera app ?
The oversharpening in all of the im... moreThose were definiteky not heabily processed. I was affraid they would be extremelh sharpened but that was not the case.
You are just regurgitating fictional fan crap
I am actually an Galaxy S6 user, and contemplating maybe to upgrade later on this year to an S7, are these people lame who comment on astounding pictures and praising Samsung like they have bought something empowering innovative, makes me think that these guys are paid by Samsung to do so, you pay your money, you don't need to be defending any brand, as long as there is noobs who do this Samsung would profit the hell out of us.
I just saw a screenshot of the S6 Edge Plus camera res options, and it lists 16mp 16:9 5312x2988 and 12mp 4:3 3984x2988. So it looks like the S7 12mp camera is effectively just a change in aspect ratio. The vertical resolution should still the same.
AnonD-411799, 25 Feb 2016hmmm, you forgot to "lol", whos blind now?Guess you're not big on logic either. You can't compare sizes when hard measurements are present, don't adhere to logic. Wtf are you good for?
How was the battery life?