I appeal to the community to make Samsung know that the night mode in the s21, in my case s21 +, urgently need an improvement in the night mode of the camera, I come from a 3 xl pixel and it is impressive to see that this does not reaches the bottom of the shoes To the astrophotography that I had in pixel, the software does not take advantage of the camera hardware, and I find it shameful that a mobile that I had for 3 years takes better photos in low light conditio
@S21PlusUser is basically saying that the that the night mode on the S21 should be improved and that in his view, a 3 year old pixel phone takes better photos in low light conditions. I have seen varying opinions with the latest pixel phones and the S21 Ultra ,however according to this report whilst with Night Mode turned on Pixel 5 and Ultra they are both take quality photos and are comparable the S21U comes out on top https://www.androidauthority.com/samsung-galaxy-s21-ultra-vs-google-pixel-5-camera-test However folk may have different experiences. as can be seen in a few community threads. A June security update is said to fix lag https://www.sammobile.com/news/galaxy-s21-june-update-with-camera-lag-fix-rolling-out-internationall...
Best to try different shooting modes , some tips here https://www.cnet.com/how-to/samsung-galaxy-s21-ultra-all-the-best-new-camera-tricks-features-and-how...
Some members may wish to look at these photo threads for instance : https://eu.community.samsung.com/t5/galaxy-s21-series/s21-ultra-uk-pictures-aue/m-p/3498518#M22005
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My Device- S21 Ultra 5G ( SM-998B/DS ) CSC= BTU , 12GB/256GB
One Ui 5.0,Android 13 .
I have tried different settings for nighttime photography (different lenses, night mode on/off), etc. No matter what, on my Galaxy S21 Ultra, the results are just terrible, I can't use the pictures, they are that bad. I had a Huawei Mate 40 Pro before, I had to give up on it because of the lack of Google Services & apps, so I am shocked to see how bad is the image processing on my Galaxy. I have cleaned my cache partition & the cache in the camera app; I will give it another try this evening, but I don't have high hopes, to be honest. It's my first Galaxy and it will definitely be the last...
Samsung S series is not in the same league with Huawei Mate series, I'm not even happy in some departments (e.g WiFi/4G/GSM and terrible Microphones) with my S21U compared to Mate 20 pro, not to mention Mate 30 pro, I still own both.
Night shots are a little better on Mate 30 pro, day shots are better on S21U, Mate 20 pro's night shots sucks but it is an old phone.
I had Mate 40 pro for one week, and I sent it back because of the wrong color science, so didn't have the opportunity to compare them site by site.
Samsung's software was, is, and I'm afraid will always be mediocre or bad, Samsung is a hardware company, camera is more software dependent if you take a look at Pixel 5's bad hardware and what one can squeeze out of these. Even one plus 9 takes the better night shots.