After a few days with the Samsung S23 Ultra, it’s a photographic monster
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra is one of the most expensive smartphones in the world. What is my opinion after using it for a few days?
During the presentation of this year’s flagship devices, Samsung paid a lot of attention to several aspects. The new smartphones should work better as photography tools, especially at night, they should have a more advanced NPU engine, and in the case of the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra, the new 200 Mpix lens should show its full potential here. It just so happens that this model came to me for testing, thanks to which I was able to check what the advertised functions actually look like. I’ve had the phone for a few days now, but I thought I’d share some first impressions with you, as a few things became very apparent during my time with the phone.
First, the changes in appearance make a lot of sense
Looking at the photos of the Galaxy S23 Ultra, it may seem that nothing has changed visually. Nothing could be further from the truth. the changes are subtle but much needed. In this case, I am primarily talking about the fact that the edges of the smartphone have been smoothed, which makes the grip much safer and its use much more comfortable. It may seem like a small thing, but in the winter when we have stiff hands, it makes a huge difference when it comes to smartphone usage.
In addition, the construction itself is also impressive, made of the highest quality materials. The phone is simply extremely aesthetically pleasing, and its large size combined with its thinness only confirms my belief that adding a stylus here and getting rid of the Note series was a really good move.
Second, night photography is a plus for the new Samsung
I’ve never considered myself a good photographer, so a smartphone that can automatically adjust the exposure settings so that I can focus only on framing the photo has always been very desirable to me. Today, in good lighting conditions, every phone can take good photos, that’s why night photography is today a measure of how good a given smartphone is. To test this, I took the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra for a walk in nighttime, wintry Warsaw. Here are the results.
The Samsung S23 Ultra’s photos are characterized by extremely saturated colors, which very well reflect what I saw when taking photos. The overall brightness is not “artificially” increased, thanks to which the photos look very natural. What’s more, taking a photo takes literally a second, no 10 second wait like on other phones. Here, night photos are taken almost as quickly as during the day.
Third – does the phone have flaws? Let’s not kid ourselves, Mom
Many have accused me of being too excited about new galaxies. I can’t help but forget that I like them, but of course a positive attitude won’t hide the fact that they are phones like everyone else and are subject to the same evaluation criteria. One of them is the processor that everyone was waiting for. Samsung finally got Snapdragons, and in addition, the Ultra model was equipped with a vapor chamber 2.7 times larger than its predecessor. Does it heat up the phone less? Well, all I can say is that I’m glad the palace is there, because I’d be afraid of what would happen if it wasn’t there.
In addition, it should be noted that in the case of the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra, the brand allowed itself to take more than 50 GB of memory for the operating system. more information about it can be found in this post. So it’s clear that while the Galaxy S23 is indeed a top-shelf phone, it does have its flaws. Therefore, I strongly encourage you to wait for the full review, where I will (hopefully) show you all the pros and cons of this super expensive device.