General [INDIA] Galaxy S21 Ultra news, pre-order, offers etc. discussion thread.

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master_class

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I have just updated to the AUB9 as well. and as some of the others have reported, the standby drain is worse than the AUB3. Other than that the Camera seems a bit snappier. Requesting all the folks to jot down their observations as well.
 
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krkdesigns

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Time and time again, the camera of this phone has let me down. I wanted to test my phone camera intensively and had been to tiger reserve forest last Sunday.

I took some photos which was okay. I wouldn't say great.

I then wanted to test super slow motion and there was extreme lag. Like there was too many frame skip for every 3 to 5 seconds. 8k video works good only when the phone is held extremely stable. 4k video at 60fps had significant lag too... Like the video recording was not smooth and I noticed frame drops in the video, which makes the video laggy every 10-15 seconds.

Portrait mode was good for pictures. Macro shots was good. But extremely unhappy with video.

Photos have extreme noise regardless of which which mode you select.
 
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Time and time again, the camera of this phone has let me down. I wanted to test my phone camera intensively and had been to tiger reserve forest last Sunday.

I took some photos which was okay. I wouldn't say great.

I then wanted to test super slow motion and there was extreme lag. Like there was too many frame skip for every 3 to 5 seconds. 8k video works good only when the phone is held extremely stable. 4k video at 60fps had significant lag too... Like the video recording was not smooth and I noticed frame drops in the video, which makes the video laggy every 10-15 seconds.

Portrait mode was good for pictures. Macro shots was good. But extremely unhappy with video.

Photos have extreme noise regardless of which which mode you select.
Video is a huge letdown. Expected so much more from such a capable hardware. There are frame skips in night time video and especially during Slo-Mo let alone Super slo-mo. Makes me really consider jumping ship to the next iPhone when it comes out in October.

Image capture on the other hand has been very good.
 

Virgo_Guy

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Tried to replicate this on mine. Don't notice any such hue on either the s21 ultra or note20 ultra.
Been testing this issue for the last hour or so after your post....i couldnt reproduce on mine as well....will try it again tomo.
Tried testing this today with different shades of white to off white background with low light and did not notice it.
You may refer to this post as well if it helps "getting" that issue:confused:..
 

lycan_codex

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Guys who have used both the 12 Pro Max and S21U, what are your practical observations about the cameras?
S21 is noticeably better in almost scenarios. Videos are better on iphone 12 pro max. S21 has a huge advantage in pro mode for both ultra wide and wide angle cameras...S21 lets use use a maximum shutter speed of 30 seconds...iPhone 12 does give you only 1 sec. Zoom is obviously no match to S21 ultra. I am really happy with the cameras.
 
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Virgo_Guy

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25W adapter can now be purchased.
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joancolmenares

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Time and time again, the camera of this phone has let me down. I wanted to test my phone camera intensively and had been to tiger reserve forest last Sunday.

I took some photos which was okay. I wouldn't say great.

I then wanted to test super slow motion and there was extreme lag. Like there was too many frame skip for every 3 to 5 seconds. 8k video works good only when the phone is held extremely stable. 4k video at 60fps had significant lag too... Like the video recording was not smooth and I noticed frame drops in the video, which makes the video laggy every 10-15 seconds.

Portrait mode was good for pictures. Macro shots was good. But extremely unhappy with video.

Photos have extreme noise regardless of which which mode you select.


What?? Super slow motion works fine on my device (just updated to AUB9) and 4K at 60 fps is also awesome, no skip/lag. Are you on the latest software?
 

kannanX10

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Guys who have used both the 12 Pro Max and S21U, what are your practical observations about the cameras?
i'm using both

normal wide angle outdoors S21U is better outdoors(but you should be having a good lens module with minimal/nil edge distortion as many s21u units i checked had lens issues) while indoors iphone is definitely better

Ultrawide on S21U is better

2.5x on iphone is overall much sharper than 3x on S21U(both 3x and 10x have native 10mp sensors but for odd reasons samsung upscales it to 12mp and there will be noise)

For 10x no contest

For videos S21U seems sharper oudoors but overall in video iphone is the go to one
 
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Time and time again, the camera of this phone has let me down. I wanted to test my phone camera intensively and had been to tiger reserve forest last Sunday.

I took some photos which was okay. I wouldn't say great.

I then wanted to test super slow motion and there was extreme lag. Like there was too many frame skip for every 3 to 5 seconds. 8k video works good only when the phone is held extremely stable. 4k video at 60fps had significant lag too... Like the video recording was not smooth and I noticed frame drops in the video, which makes the video laggy every 10-15 seconds.

Portrait mode was good for pictures. Macro shots was good. But extremely unhappy with video.

Photos have extreme noise regardless of which which mode you select.
superslow motion on S21U as expected will be poor because its upscaled from 480p(HM1/HM3 camera sensor limitation)
 

krkdesigns

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i'm using both

normal wide angle outdoors S21U is better outdoors(but you should be having a good lens module with minimal/nil edge distortion as many s21u units i checked had lens issues) while indoors iphone is definitely better

Ultrawide on S21U is better

2.5x on iphone is overall much sharper than 3x on S21U(both 3x and 10x have native 10mp sensors but for odd reasons samsung upscales it to 12mp and there will be noise)

For 10x no contest

For videos S21U seems sharper oudoors but overall in video iphone is the go to one

Yeah at times the camera performs well. But I am surely not happy with how camera is operating.
 

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