Anonymous, 21 Jan 2021Only photo 3 is considered a true landscape shot where the focus is set to infinity. And the c... moreAnyways, that's not my point at all (you can read the first comment in this thread, I wrote it, if you want to know what I think). The issue is not corner softness or not for me, even though I replied to you since your comment was incorrect, and still is, but corner softness doesn't bother me too much as long as it's not that bad. The issue is the not-at-all-realistic post processing. I can't blame them too much though, I still like Samsung phones, and most other companies are doing the same thing with bad noise reduction techniques, over-sharpness, and contrast being too high.
Wow. The photos are pretty terrible. The corners are awful, no detail whatsoever.
There's a mix of noise and noise reduction that kills eyes in the 3x and 10x cameras.
Guessing they're meant to be seen in the phone screen only.
The worst image I see here is 10x optical zoom when you pixel peep it looks so grainy and the sky has horrid artifacts. What on earth is Samsung doing?? I just hope it's a bad unit and not true quality
Alex, 21 Jan 2021Here we go again with "everyone", "no one" and telling people what to use,... moremy family doesnt use phones for tv remotes unless yours does then thats cool too
and that was one time so please dont repeat that thing again, iw as trying to make a point
Leaks show that future mid-rangers will also lose features...
Have physical presence is valuable, but not all the updates comes to all series and are time limited. Maybe someone between Samsung shareholders should vote to let his CEO to go to the the prison stop bribery and start to return to the right way where the money is invested to have happier customers instead of fool them.
Mouth to mouth being millions of customers should work like in the past. Help your friends to not be scammed. Do it!!!
We all end winning if the next CEO has a healthier mind.
Anonymous, 20 Jan 2021Lol no, that's not what's happening here, especially for landscape shots! What type ... moreOnly photo 3 is considered a true landscape shot where the focus is set to infinity. And the corners look fine. The rest of the photos taken by the main camera are as what I just said, but you don't seem to be able to see where the camera had focused.
AnonD-973296, 20 Jan 2021no 1 needs an IR sensor on a phone... it is the single most useless feature and is a waste of ... moreHere we go again with "everyone", "no one" and telling people what to use, based on the guy's family experience.
AnonD-973296, 20 Jan 2021wouldnt a tv remote do the same thing?Well you would be right, but if there's few TV's at home, it is very useful to control it by smartphone, which is always by reach of hands.
Any throttling issues with long duration full utilization? IQOO 7 has this issue with the 888 despite 5nm
AnonD-973296, 20 Jan 2021no 1 needs an IR sensor on a phone... it is the single most useless feature and is a waste of ... moreActually it is really useful, I do use remote rarely, its mosly gathering dust at the shelf. IR works great separately for a TV and external speaker setup. You can manage many devices.
AnonD-973296, 20 Jan 2021no 1 needs an IR sensor on a phone... it is the single most useless feature and is a waste of ... moreI still miss the IR blaster on older phones. I would love to have a full featured phone once more. Removable battery, IR blaster, 3.5mm jack, some bezels on top and bottom for an easier hold. It's a small module and there's no reason for them not to add it, but yes, a remote is better.
Anonymous, 20 Jan 2021The large sensor results in shallow depth of field. The part that is in focus is closest to th... moreLol no, that's not what's happening here, especially for landscape shots! What type of comment was that?
The lens quality affects corners (cheaper lenses makes for worse corners), and the fact that they keep making main cameras too wide, and post processing).
mobileman, 20 Jan 2021come on,hope you test also s21+ phone. and,if possible compare SD 888 vs E2100 performance ... moreno 1 needs an IR sensor on a phone... it is the single most useless feature and is a waste of money... if u want an IR sensor, get a TV remote
Alex, 20 Jan 2021It's very easy as well as totally groundless to through around statements like these. The... moreI never said they're "not terrible"? There's considerable blur around the edges, and I said I hope it's not because of bad lens quality, but a software thing. And even then, you can still mitigate "fisheye" blur because it's rather predictable. It sucks, but everything else about the S21 Ultra is still pretty great, besides the SD card thing, that's kinda dumb. If they were to replace it with UFS cards, now that would be a bold "groundbreaking" move.
They re-added the "graphene vapor chamber" on the Exynos model, and it has graphite pads all over the internals, including thermal paste underneath the graphite pads and RAM+CPU. They actually gave a damn about thermal dissipation this time, which they didn't on the Note 20 Ultra Exynos-version.
The bloatware is a non-factor. My S10 only has Google and Microsoft apps, and its own apps that are actually quite useful (like Samsung Health). There aren't weird-ass random apps on it like a Chinese phone has. The other apps, like Facebook, and most Google apps, can be uninstalled. But if you have a carrier-locked phone, the carrier can add bloatware through the CSC(Consumer Software Customisation), which is where they can add pretty much any app a carrier wants to add.
If you really want a phone that has "pro-grade" camera, use a Google Pixel. The only reason Google has great quality is because their post-process/neural unit is amazing, even though it has a very average sensor. But Google knows what they're doing.
Anonymous, 20 Jan 2021I'm commenting as Samsung user past 10 years.
And I seen those samples, they're dis... moreI confirm, I own both S9 and S10 too and S10 main cam quality is worse than S9 while being the same on paper. Really pisses me off. And looking at other people complains on the web I also started to suspect that it's an intentional software downgrade of the cam quality on the older models to force people to buy new ones. (I was careful not to update my S9 but needed S10 update for the Night Mode.)
And my experience with A8 just proves it: I can't use it anymore because cam quality is so terrible even during daylight. But when looking at A8 old camera samples (e.g. here on Arena) I can see an acceptable quality. And bad A8 camera was exactly the reason I was forced to buy S9, even though those two phones are very similar.
CheckYourFax, 20 Jan 2021Yeah right. Most people in the comments here are either from another brand, trying to hate on ... moreIt's very easy as well as totally groundless to through around statements like these. There are way more reasons to suspect you to be from Ss marketing team. Especially when you ignore obvious things, like S21 downgrade and terrible camera samples quality being quite objective.
CheckYourFax, 20 Jan 2021There isn't that much bloatware anymore. Google apps, Microsoft apps and its own ecosyste... moreSince when? I've got much more bloatware on my S10 compared to S9 that I can't remove, disable or even prevent from running in the background. And I'm afraid to think about S20 bloatware, let other people comment.