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S10+ Camera, not really "professional" at all....

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Got my S10+ preordered and got it on the 8th of March. Splendid phone, display, battery life... but when testing the camera..i can say that i am disapointed beyond any form of recovery... even with the 3 cameras on the really cant match other phones...and that in a bad way... I have a Galaxy S8, which i was hoping to replace it with this S10+, but to be honest...the camera on the S8 takes better photos by far compared with the s10+...not talking about low lighting, or any fancy stuff..just talking about a standard photo of my 4 month old is definately better...but ..overall capturing "moving" subject and colour way way way way better on the S8...Even normal pictures taken with natural light are really like ISO is used way too much and even with the F1.5 at 1/500 and iso 800  (pro mode) pictures are so grainy...and really dark and that is with natural light...not studio or anything...(btw..i am also a professional photographer and i know my "sh...t")

so i am now thinking of returning back the S10+ as the main reason i got the phone was to have a great camera and photo experience....

Really Really dissapointed because of that.. and maybe you think that it is something software related with the new Samsung One OS that came out...nope..upgraded the S8 to that also...and still way way way better pictures..althought the normal OS before the Samsung one that i had on the S8 was still better when it came to taking photos videos...

Any thoughts or anyone experienced this ?

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Can we have a answer from Samsung why does the camera is a mess ? With new captor for selfie at 10 mp and phone with 6mp make better sharp / contrast picture? Remove that horrible post processing softness  !!!! We don't  like it even with beautiful  off we need to be soft come on!


Why HDR is always on even if it's off and why does make you old when it's on? My hair look gray!! I'm brown 


Why the the telephoto  not have the portrait mode !? And why the quality is a mess with de processing and why the night shot are a completely a issue it looks grainy  without any details ! 


SAMSUNG Release 1 update quickly  or I leave.




Check on Google there is some apk look for the one working for you :smiling-face: 

I don't want an apk, I want a phone that works well out of the box.
I was talking for the Google camera from pixel 3 app that is not on the play store but yeah me too but here that's not the case

Agree. Camera is the worst part of this excelent phone. This is 10/10 device, but hte camera is trash. 5/10 at max

Do we all think Samsung will provide a software update?

It's still early days but I'm confident that things will only get better from here. Having said that I agree its disappointing to see Samsung use same camera modules as S9 and add Ultra wide - a missed opportunity imo. I would rather focus on improving camera and ditch Bixby


Folks, if you are reading, try downloading the 'Open Camera' app off the Play store.


It rios the OEM software to shreds, proves that the hardware is good and that Samsung need to up their game and privide better  software for post processing. The sharpness is non existent. 


Only downside of using Open Camera, VSCO etc is that you can't use the portrait or wide angle lens...

Google Camera apk is not working very well on my S10+, the wide angle camera does not save the pictures when i snap them...

Overall i'm going to keep the phone because it's still very good on many other aspects compared to my previous iPhone 6s, but i really hope for a software fix on the camera! I always hated the HDR and on this phone it's constantly ON even when i turn it off. Cmon samsung, you're better than this


I can understand why everyone is upset here, we pay super premium price only to realise the camera software is half baked and Samsung has too many A, J, M series to focus resulting in lack of adequate attention to their flagship models which is ridiculous. A recently released phone Mi which is half priced takes better photos and it clearly shows that competitors are focusing on what matters the most, not on some AI assistant which no one cares to use. I’m thinking of returning S10+ but not sure about return policies for pre ordered phones. This is partly due to what I believe Exynos is inferior to SD variants in many ways (day to day use)

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