One of the core selling points of the Galaxy S20 series is its cameras. The South Korean company managed to pack in a lot of cameras in its newest flagship devices.
Additionally, the camera sensors in the industry are some of the most potent in the industry.
High Power, Low Quality?
Many reviewers reported bugs and underwhelming camera quality.
Some Galaxy S20 Ultra reviews that were published recently have accentuated the fact that the phone’s cameras have an inconsistent and unusually slow-focusing mechanism, both in video and photo modes, and unnecessary processing.
How Are The Photos Processed
The device uses PDAF (phase-detection autofocus) rather than a quicker and more stable dual-pixel PDAF system that can be found in most modern flagships, including previous iterations from Samsung.
The camera also appears to smoothen people’s skin and faces exaggeratedly.
Samsung made a statement in response to those publications:
“The Galaxy S20 features a groundbreaking, advanced camera system. We are constantly working to optimize performance to deliver the best experience for consumers. As part of this ongoing effort, we are working on a future update to improve the camera experience.“
It’s normal to see Samsung work hard to optimize the S20 lineup’s camera software. The fact that the Galaxy S20 Ultra has the most potent camera setup on any smartphone of all time, including a 108MP primary camera, 48MP camera with 10x hybrid optical makes it all riskier for Samsung – They can’t afford to have such an advanced setup ruined by software or even put to shame by some more affordable smartphones.