The Samsung Galaxy S22 series officially launched two weeks ago, and it looks like the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra is the highlight of this year’s series with the inclusion of the S-Pen from the Note series, the industry-leading LTPO AMOLED display, and the latest and greatest camera setup from Samsung.
However, before you make the choice to buy the Galaxy S22 Ultra, which starts at Rp. 17,999,000, DxOMark has just released a review of the latest camera from the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra. In fact, the smartphone only managed to score 131 points, the same as the OPPO Find X3 Pro which was launched last year.
In its report, DxOMark mentions that the photos of the S22 Ultra have a pleasant white and color balance in all conditions. Not only that, it also maintains good exposure in most scenes with a wide dynamic range.
For portraits, photos from the S22 Ultra achieve a simulated natural bokeh effect with near-accurate angle detection. Meanwhile, for zoom, the S22 Ultra is Samsung’s biggest leap forward in smartphone zoom photography. It was able to maintain good color and exposure at all zoom settings.
Video performance as expected in the flagship segment. It is said that this smartphone has fast and smooth autofocus, good video stabilization while recording, good exposure, and wide dynamic range in bright light and indoor videos.
On the downside, DxOMark points out that the S22 Ultra has relatively slow autofocus for photos in many lighting conditions, one of which is where the OPPO Find X3 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max are better than Samsung’s S22 Ultra.
In addition, DxOMark also points out that another area that is less attractive than the camera on the Galaxy S22 Ultra is the inconsistent sharpness between video frames when the camera moves to record, especially in low light.
One thing you should know, the Galaxy S22 Ultra model tested by DxOMark is the Exynos 2200 model. Of course, for those of you who are interested in buying this smartphone, in Indonesia, Samsung markets the Galaxy S22 Series, including the S22 Ultra with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset.
Now! There is an interesting promise delivered by DxOMark that they will also test the Snapdragon variant of the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra this year as well. And they will also publish the review once they receive the device.
This practice also serves as a camera performance comparison between the Exynos and Snapdragon variants of the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra. This is because although both variants share the same front and rear camera sensors, the two chipsets have different ISPs, which may have different imaging algorithms and photography software.