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The Galaxy S8’s primary camera has me unimpressed, but that’s not a bad thing

Last year, Samsung knocked it out of the park with the Galaxy S7’s camera. The 12-megapixel rear camera on the S7 didn’t have as many megapixels as its predecessor, but the combination of features like dual-pixel autofocus and larger pixels made the S7’s camera nothing short of amazing. The Galaxy S7 was hailed as having the best camera on a smartphone at the time of its launch, and with the Galaxy S8, Samsung worked on further improving camera performance. The new mult-frame processor that takes multiple shots and combines them into one for increased photo quality is the highlight on the S8, but I have been rather unimpressed with the rear camera on the Samsung’s new flagships.

The thing is, I don’t mean that in a bad way, and the S8 has made me realize how good Samsung’s flagship camera was a year ago. The only benefit I notice on the photos taken by the S8 is the increased detail in low-light shots. Elsewhere, in day-to-day usage, the Galaxy S8 offers nearly the same image quality as the Galaxy S7 in my eyes, and I like the photos that come out of the rear camera. The thing is, since the camera isn’t noticeably better than the S7’s, I don’t find myself firing up the camera as much as I tend to on a new device. That, again, is not a bad thing, as Samsung has been offering a stellar imaging experience on its top devices for more than a year.

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Is there room for improvement? There certainly is. In bright light, the Galaxy S8 has the same tendency to overexpose the subject as the S7. This is particularly noticeable when you manually focus on a subject that’s lit up (like a lamp, or a lit signboard outside a store), and it’s something that bothered me even on the Galaxy S7. But it’s not often that you take photos of such subjects, so it’s not something that takes away from the otherwise impressive performance of Samsung’s 12-megapixel flagship cameras.

What’s your take on the Galaxy S8’s rear camera?

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maccyb
maccyb

“Unimpressed but that’s not a bad thing” ??? If that’s not the stupidest headline of the year I don’t know what is.

jamesmullen75
jamesmullen75

I jumped to the Pixel XL after my beloved Note 7 had to be returned, twice. I have to admit that Google knocked it out of the park in the Camera department. I’ll be jumping back to the Note 8 when it releases in a couple of months so I hope the new dual camera set up is an improvement over the S8’s shooter.

RoadRunner99
RoadRunner99

Clickbait crap, move on.

hot_spare
hot_spare

He should use some other phone and leave rest of the readers in peace. Non-stop whinning. I don’t even read what he writes, you know that he would be cribbing non-stop. I come here to read samsung related news, instead all I see now his non-sense articles.
Nobody (I repeat nobody) needs your opinion peices. We come hear to read samsung related news, if I needed to read an opinion, I have other places for that.
Just imagine how his friends would feel if he cribbs like this in real life.

billywongwashere
billywongwashere

This is what they call filler article to meet the quota of posts?

wpbogdan
wpbogdan

i clicked, i saw abhijeet, i laughed and posted this

Banglaz Bless
Banglaz Bless

Dude why is it always you? Why the heck you don’t just go buy the phone that suits you best and leave Samsung devices alone? No one wants to constantly hear your silly driveling everyday. For real bra, it’s time to find greener pastures.

krym73
krym73

How is it that I read the title and already knew it was the pretentious Abhijeet whom wrote this. Should be writting BGR.com with the rest of the haters.

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