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[Poll Results!] How do you like the new Night mode on your Galaxy S10 camera?

Samsung’s supposed answer to the impressive night photography skills of Google and Huawei phones on the Galaxy S10 turned out to be a disappointment. Bright Night, as it was called when the Galaxy S10 trio were launched, worked like a very basic night mode that brightened up the final picture a bit. And whether Bright Night was actually needed for a scene was decided by the phone, which severely limited its usefulness as it didn’t really kick in unless you were shooting in really dark situations.

Thankfully, Samsung decided to turn Bright Night into a dedicated Night mode with the latest software update. The quality of images produced hasn’t changed much — you do get brighter pictures, but there’s also plenty of noise and a lack of detail apparent in shots taken in Night mode. But being able to manually take shots in Night mode is very useful indeed, especially since you can now take advantage of it even for scenes that are bright enough for the automatic Photo mode.

And so we pose a question to our readers who own a Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10, or Galaxy S10+: How are you liking the Night mode on the phone’s camera? Go ahead and vote in the poll below, and if you have some thoughts you’d like to share on the matter, be sure to tell us down in the comments.

Results: Well, as we expected, most people think the Night mode on the Galaxy S10 should have been better, with 57 percent of voters having that opinion. 9 percent of voters think it’s fine for the few times they need it, while 7 percent think it’s great. 8 percent believe the automatic shooting mode is all they need, and 18 percent voters said they haven’t received the update with Night mode yet, although that should have changed in the last couple of days after the poll went live.

How do you like the new Night mode on your Galaxy S10 camera?
  • Model: SM-G970F
  • Dimensions: 69.9 x 142.2 x 7.9mm
  • Display: 5.8” (146.5mm) Super AMOLED
  • CPU: Exynos 9820 Octa
  • Camera: 12 MP, CMOS F1.5/F2.4 (77°) & 16MP, CMOS F2.2 (123°)Ultra Wide
  • Model: SM-G973F
  • Dimensions: 70.4 x 149.9 x 7.8mm
  • Display: 6.1"(157.5mm) Super AMOLED
  • CPU: Exynos 9820 Octa
  • Camera: 12 MP.CMOS F2.4 45° Telephoto & 12MP F1.5 77° & 16MP F2.2 123° Ultra-wide
  • Model: SM-G975F
  • Dimensions: 74.1 x 157.6 x 7.8mm
  • Display: 6.4"(162.5mm) Super AMOLED
  • CPU: Exynos 9820 Octa
  • Camera: 12 MP.CMOS F2.4 45° Telephoto & 12MP F1.5/F2.4 77° & 16MP F2.2 123° Ultra-wide

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kaku85
kaku85

S9 line will receive this Camera mode???

Danny D.
Danny D.

We don’t know yet.

SAMgalaxyXXX
SAMgalaxyXXX

I don’t have it but I use Samsung’s editor pro when I want to improve the night shots, which I rarely take. Go to Open on editor pro / advanced / and adjust the backlight anywhere from 0 to 100 (I usually use 70-100). It will bring more light and details to the picture.

drunaveil
drunaveil

ZeneticX said it all.
In the general side, Samsung is falling quickly behind in the camera department.
Just look at the recent update to P30 Pro cameras: Dual view System looks great.

We get a updatre that simply creates a feature that already existed in the phone , limited yes, but it already existed.

Oh well.

ZeneticX
ZeneticX

should’ve been better but right now its better than nothing

pretty much sums it up

keithsanantonio
keithsanantonio

I think they need to tweak the algorithm to make it more okay at night shots. I try it, its ok for me. Better than nothing. I just think the front cam also needs improvement on low light condition. I hope samsung also update the algorithm on front cam.

TurkishStyle
TurkishStyle

They have to improve or change the algoryhtm.
I dont know how far they can go with software. But i think there is more to do.

I also think that samsung did realise that 12MP is not enough for night shots…

justinut0909
justinut0909

Its all about software. Pixel 3 XL has 12MP single camera but it takes great photos.

lfcrodrigues
lfcrodrigues

I like It. Since I am coming from the Pixel 2 XL is hard for me to really love It but it works better than nothing. There’s no Magic as night sight but they are trying (sorry iPhone users). I shoot some photos during the day with night mode and it gets better details and there is less chances to overxpose the image so I am using more than the regular one.