Just recently got the S21 and I'm so disappointed with the camera. The photos it takes are grainy, blurry, low quality and look like something a phone in 2008 would've taken. My S8 took much better quality photos, even in poor lighting. Wish I could just get another S8 at this point.
Please compare the photos of my cat on the S21 vs S8. The S8 took those photos when its back casing was falling off, yet they still look a million times better than from my brand new phone.
My last issue is I often take photos of book text and documents, and the S21 camera blurs nearly the entire text! I have tried going into settings and turning scene optimiser on and off but nothing is working. I'm at the end of my rope here.
S21's attempt at book text...
No plastic film, and I literally just got this phone so I doubt that's the issue. The enhancer is on and if anything just makes things MORE blurry (it completely blurs everything thqt it considers the 'background').
Also, yes the lighting is different - the one in S21 is broad daylight, the S8 is with window blinds down and half cast in shadow.
The book page WAS flat. Here's a S8 text photo in comparison.
The quality is obviously suffering from the upload, but the text sharpness is consistent throughout the page.
Oh my GOD. I am NOT trying to be a professional photographer. I literally just want to take normal, every day life photos without extensive photography knowledge. If I had such an interest, I'd invest into a camera, not a mobile phone device. Jesus.