- Again, with same settings as above and if you tap to focus an area, S21U blurs everything else out but Note 20U still keeps other items in the picture in focus(which I prefer since I am not selecting portrait mode for Bokeh effect). So in short S21U has aggressive targeted area focus logic which explains many people saying S21U photos look blurry. Samsung needs to provide a toggle or a slider to choose focus aggressiveness on S21U
Do you happen to have both phones now? If so, can you check the exif to see if they're both using the main camera? Both have the same sensor size and aperture. Logically speaking, when focused on the same spot, should create the same or very similar focal plane. On my S21U, if I have focus enhancer on, for closer objects it will switch to the ultra wide and crop in to get a wider focal plane. Curious if this is what your Note is doing.