If you’re looking forward to the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra, then you’re probably at least partially excited by the potential of its cameras, as this is one of the main ways it’s likely to rise above the rest. of the Samsung. Galaxy S23 series. Well, we now have more of an idea of what the cameras might be capable of, thanks to some new leaked photos, which are thought to have been taken in use.
These come from a Twitter user Edwards Urbina (opens in a new tab) (via Phone Arena (opens in a new tab)) and are not the first Galaxy S23 Ultra camera samples shared by this person. But this time, we see a wider selection of scenes.
Among the most impressive shots are some atmospheric street scenes, shot at night – although it’s unclear how much light was available, so we can’t be sure what exactly the phone had to work with.
📲😍 llego la noche for my mobile. $XXIII@clipset @isa_marcial @MARCIANOPHONE @TecnonautaTV @TopesdGama pic.twitter.com/MWoN3iNKy6January 25, 2023
Still, the resulting shots are quite detailed and pleasing to the eye – despite the compression they will have gone through when posted on Twitter.
That compression means you shouldn’t read too much into any of these images, as they will look better elsewhere.
But not all shots affect them equally. Urbina also shared an image of the moon, which is… fine, but doesn’t really look any better than similar moon shots other high-end phones can take.
That’s a bit of a disappointment since Samsung recently teased moon shots specifically in a teaser.
There are also some shots at 10x and 30x zoom, with the 10x ones looking good, as you’d expect, since the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra likely has a 10x optical zoom lens. Digital zoom will use the 30x shots, and they’re more of a mixed bag.
One tree looks pretty good, considering it’s a digital tree – it’s not a sharp pin but it has a decent amount of detail. Then there is one of a monkey that looks rather worse, and the camera is clearly struggling to focus.
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There are other camera samples too – you can check out their Twitter feed for more, we’ve picked out some of the most interesting ones.
Analysis: mixed results
Ultimately, the results are a bit hit and miss but seem promising, and when you factor in Twitter compression, potential user error, and the possibility of camera performance changes by the time it launches the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra, there is every chance. one of the best camera phones.
Right now, we’re ranking the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra as the best, and with a new 200MP sensor almost certain to be included here, we’d expect some improvements. Although, of course, more megapixels doesn’t always mean better performance, so you’ll have to wait for our full Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra review to know for sure.