I previously used S20+ and the night mode camera was awesome - detailed and colorful.
Recently I took S21 Ultra and I am disappointed to see comparatively low-color, blackish night mode photos.
I completely fail to understand where S20+ delivered super colors in night mode camera, how come the updated S21 Ultra delivers blackish, colourless-looking night photos. This is completely unexpected and unexplainable as S21 Ultra is updated from S20 series.
Please see two photos for comparing.
Thanks for your reply.
I am using vivid display mode because the normal display mode looks fade. I used the vivid mode in my old S20+ also.
If Samsung willingly toned down its night mode - it's suicidal. For that, the night mode photos come out all blackish and colorless. The true color of the leaves, building - nothing is there in S20 Ultra photos, which used to come nicely (and correctly) in S20+.
I compared night mode with iPhone 11 & 12 Pro Max, they deliver colorful, nice photos like my old S20+. S21 Ultra night camera is just too colorless and blackish.
I do not complain normal camera colors. Only night camera.
Do you know of any way to go back to "tone-up/high tone colors" in night mode, as in S20 series?
Thanks. But editing them manually like brightness, contrast, or color tones (warm, cool, etc.) does not offer the true colour of the night mode camera of previous S20+, where each objects own color (pink, green, and others) would come vivid separately.
Each time I select the night mode manually, as you pointed out. After selecting so, I change the timing to 'Max' instead of 'Auto' which increases the holding time a bit, like 5 seconds instead of 3 seconds, thus the picture in 'Max' comes better than 'Auto'. Still the above result. I tried everything actually. It can be hard to understand the difference unless you compare it to (or you used) the previous S20 series where it was so naturally colorful, detailed, and nice. My S21 Ultra's night mode now is pretty close to the night mode of a low-budget Samsung phone, A50, which my friend purchased 2 years back. Indeed the photos are close. Disappointing and hard to accept.
Sometimes, I repeat only sometimes, the photos (in night mode) come OK but still not anything like previous S20+. And other times, it is a disaster. Below is another comparison. See the color depth in S21 Ultra is gone. Though it looks more clear and brighter than S20+, but the true colors are not there. Not even a bit of it. The colors from S20+ are good and detailed - the left wall, floor, even the right side green wall, all nice and true. But in S21U, it is either blackish (dark), or whitish (too bright). The S21U night mode does not identify other colors (than black and white) well.