When it comes to smartphone cameras, Samsung was considered the benchmark par excellence for many years. The South Korean expert for consumer electronics did not only offer impressive OLED screens in its flagships. On top of that, you could always look at impressive photos that you just shot with the smartphone camera on these colorful and high-contrast displays. Now, however, Samsung seems to have squandered its reputation as a benchmark in the field of camera technology with the Samsung Galaxy S23. The latest expensive flagship from the tech company is said to be weak in the camera of all things. This can at least be seen in the result of the representative DXOMARK test.
Data is not everything
A look at the technical specs of the Samsung Galaxy S23 (all info at a glance) looks promising at first. After all, the flagship’s main camera is supposed to offer a proud 200 megapixels. However, the rule of thumb “a lot helps a lot” does not really seem to work here. After all, the device can only reach 10th place in the important DXOMARK test. Thus, it is worse than some other representatives that cost considerably less. For example, the Google Pixel 7. The Pro version of Google’s in-house smartphone could already convince us in the test. It is not only shocking that much cheaper devices deliver a much better camera performance. Rather, many competitors are smartphones that have already been available on the market for a few months.
Can software updates save the Samsung Galaxy S23?
However, not all days are over yet. After all, the software now plays a similarly large role as the hardware itself when it comes to camera technology in smartphones. If you take a closer look at the review of the test in DXOMARK, you will notice that it is mainly small things that piss off the experts. The snapshots are said to be weak especially in slightly worse lighting conditions and indoor shots without natural light. Image noise is said to occur here. Obviously, the competition is now so strong that such results already lead to a poor ranking. By the way, there is a surprise at the blocking tip of DXOMARK. Surprisingly, Huawei can return to its old virtues in the field of camera technology. The Huawei Mate 50 Pro clearly shows that the Chinese still install excellent cameras in their devices. We can only hope that Samsung will improve the camera performance with updates so that the latest flagship does not turn into a super failure.