Although Samsung’s software leaves much to be desired, the company’s decision to pander to the masses rather than pursue innovation is ultimately to blame; at least the iPhone takes photos that are relatively free of noise thanks to improved noise reduction, and which are vivid and sharp because of accurate color reproduction and a high level of detail. The option to increase saturation by selecting vivid is also available. Even Apple is now providing options these days.
This time, Chinese factories must still be included in the software department. When it comes to software, Samsung is streets ahead of the competition.
They’ll make the capture time faster and the RAW to JPEG conversion better as a marketing gimmick, but the S23 Ultra’s picture quality is lagging behind some of the newest flagships.
New 200MP Main Camera
Regarding Samsung flagships, the Galaxy S23 Ultra is the first to include a 200MP camera. The new ISOCELL HP2 sensor from Samsung can have superior low-light performance, a wider dynamic range, and finer details.
Select from 12 megapixels, 50 megapixels, or 200 megapixels. One resolution setting is optimized for shooting during the day, while another employs pixel binning to capture images in low light. If you need to capture fast-moving subjects, you shouldn’t use the 200MP setting because of the significant increase in shutter latency.
It’s important to remember that the sensor’s maximum resolution is only improved by increasing the number of pixels. This implies that your shot will maintain more detail even when seen at a higher magnification, which does not guarantee a superior final product.
Image processing algorithms, the chipset, and how well everything is adjusted instead determine factors like color science, dynamic range, and shutter speed. A shot with higher quality will also need more space to save.
Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Chip
The Galaxy S23 Ultra has the most recent 4nm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 technology, which improves performance in key areas by 34% (CPU), 41% (GPU), and 49% (NPU). However, there is a catch.
The S23 Ultra’s Snapdragon processor is unique since Samsung and Qualcomm collaborated to create an overclocked version of the new chip named “Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Mobile Platform for Galaxy, ” which is only used in Galaxy handsets.
Even though it has a terrible moniker, the S23 Ultra may have a performance advantage over other Android flagships that use the same technology.
All S23 versions will employ Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processors instead of Samsung’s Exynos CPUs in the future. The good news couldn’t come at a better time since Exynos CPUs have a reputation for being noticeably slower than their Snapdragon counterparts. Now, wherever you buy your S23 device, you can expect the same level of performance.
256GB Base Storage
The storage capacity of the Galaxy S23 Ultra begins at 256 gigabytes rather than the more typical 128 gigabytes. This is beneficial if you want to carry your phone about for an extended time, take a lot of images, shoot films in 8K resolution, download movies, and graphics-intensive games, and snap many photos.
To clarify, 128 gigabytes of storage space is sufficient for most people; nevertheless, it is insufficient for a phone intended for intensive usage and media consumption. As a result, it was a wise choice to make the storage capacity of the most basic model, 256 gigabytes, and the most advanced model, 1 terabyte.