Anonymous, 29 Feb 2020Saw Micheal fisher and other youtubers review the phone. All of them report great battery life... moreRhe amount of hate here would make people believe it's a terrible phone. It really isn't. It has a much larger battery, great 5G, much faster refresh rate and even better screen, much better onboard speakers, and a lot more. It isn't perfect, to be fair. But it definitely leads the Android pack, albeit by a margin.
The only 2 complaints, IMHO, are:
2. It's not the absolutely best smartphone camera ever produced.
The proce is definitely a lot, but it does bring huge improvements. Samsung should throw in better freebies or have a better exchange program.
About the Camera, well its improving. I agree that Samsung rushed it. They need to tweak the algorithms to go easy on the noide reduction, digital sharpening and improve shadow details during daytime a little bit. Hopefully, once the Camera firmware comes out, testing will let us know the real picture. Also, if the Exynos version isn't capable enough, they should try to push out the Snapdragon to way more markets.
Flgshp2020, 29 Feb 2020Says the guy who never tweaked the HDR settings. You do realize that HDR settings can be twea... moreWhat ever you say I don’t believe in single frame HDR. Even dslr camera stakes at least 2 to 3 frames for HDR. So, don’t make me laugh.
Anonymous, 29 Feb 2020Lol gcam is widely available for s10 series. Every instruction including files and best confi... moreIf there is camera 2api mode unavailable on a device. That mean gcam unable to access raw photo of that device. So, gacm only can access processed jpeg file. JPEG Photo stacking means not so detailed photo.
AnonD-914443, 29 Feb 2020I don’t believe in single frame HDR. They looks huge noisy and unnatural.Says the guy who never tweaked the HDR settings.
You do realize that HDR settings can be tweaked right?
By default, different profiles for hdr modes also available.
AnonD-914443, 29 Feb 2020How you are using gcam on s10 ? There is no camera 2api mode on s10..so far I know. Lol gcam is widely available for s10 series.
Every instruction including files and best configuration settings are available all over YouTube.
Flgshp2020, 29 Feb 2020Single frame HDR is the best on S20 Ultra. I don’t believe in single frame HDR. They looks huge noisy and unnatural.
JayLeonard, 29 Feb 2020There is a lot of factors playing here, first the pixel size differs: 20.1mp vs 108mp, just im... moreWho told you that today flagships phone uses plastic lens ? But I know only my iPhone 5s users plastic lens.
can you test how fast the card reader is? Does it support UHS-II cards at speeds above 100MB/s?
One big thing - it turns out that S20 Ultra is the first Samsung phone to support MicroSD card in addition to 2 SIM cards - one eSIM and one nanon SIM (You did not put this in your review)
Anonymous, 29 Feb 2020I have three camera apps on my s10. Stock app for video and daylight photos, slow motion etc.... moreHow you are using gcam on s10 ? There is no camera 2api mode on s10..so far I know.
Imagine having a $1350 smartphone with the standardized version of the Bright HMX which is HM1, be beaten by said experimental sensor found in Xiaomi phones like Mi 10 Pro and Mi Note 10 which costs more than half of the Ultra. See, Megapixels do matter 27MP > 12MP.
Anonymous, 29 Feb 2020No it isn't, Modern day smartphones with computational photography take better pictures than S... moreNow a days so called computational photography is nothing but a multi frame image stacking. But there’s huge con of multi frame image stacking like ghosting, blurred fine to very fine details. Single frame is best. Software trick has more con than Hardware trick.
Saw Micheal fisher and other youtubers review the phone. All of them report great battery life and upwards of 9hr screen on Time.
But they are also using US variant with SD865.
So it's clear that Samsung shutting down its custom core development has shelled out underwhelming performance compared to Snapdragon variant. Even though most users won't notice the performance difference in day to day tasks.
Regarding the captured amount of light (regarding the total field of view) the raw file would be approximately equivalent to a Sony Rx100 VII at f/2.3 (which is not possible as the Rx100 VII has an f/2.8 lens) with the same exposure time, so yes, it captures approximately 45% more light per time than the Rx100 VII at approximately 25mm (full frame equivalent).
In extreme low light conditions the SNR of the S20 Ultra raw files might be even equivalent to a Rx100 VII at f/2.1 due to the higher pixel count of the Rx100 VII.
PingHu, 29 Feb 2020Lol video recording in the iPhone 11 Pro Max caps at 4K 60fps, I bet you've never touched the ... moreYou should read things more carefully.
"the iPhone can record with all of them at the same time."
Please tell me the iPhone can record video from all three cameras at 4k60p, like you claim.
"Another aspect of its size is that all other things being equal, larger sensors will offer a shallower depth of field, which is desirable for subject isolation."
No. If all other independent things are equal, then a larger sensor will give you a wider field of view and will give you less visible background blur!
Anonymous, 29 Feb 2020No it isn't, Modern day smartphones with computational photography take better pictures than S... moreEven full frame cameras have worse image processing than certain smartphones and might give you either a blown out sky or too dark shadows or an unnatural look, if you choose other settings.
Though Google's white balance is really bad. The Pixel 3a has a worse white balance than the Google Nexus 5x. The white priority white balance of the Canon M50 is much better, too.