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Samsung Galaxy S8 Camera Review

Samsung Galaxy S8 Camera Review

“Music” Hey guys its Sagar from Tecworkz, and here is my camera review of the Samsung Galaxy S8. S7 edge had one of the best camera on any smartphone last year, and the Galaxy S8 is here to take things even further.

I have been using the S8 for over a month now, and had a chance to take a lot of images with it, in various conditions, to bring this review for you guys. This video is sponsored by MobileTrans from Wondershare.

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It has a single camera with 12 megapixel sensor, where size of each pixel is 1.4 microns, It also features F/1.7 aperture, Dual Pixel Phase detect autofocus, Optical image stabilisation and single LED flash.

While on paper this might seem identical to the sensor found on S7 and S7 Edge, in reality it is a different sensor all together. The software optimisations combined with a newer and better processor, also promises to give us better results than the S7 and S7 edge.

At the front it has a 8 megapixel camera with a wide f/1.7 aperture, and it also has autofocusing capabilities, which is one of the first on a front facing camera of a smartphone. Now before we get to the image and video samples, make sure to hit the subscribe button, so you don’t miss out on any of the amazing videos coming up on this channel.

All of the images have been shot in Auto mode. In typical Samsung fashion, Colours are a slightly saturated, But I have started to like the way they turn out. All of the images are extremely sharp and show great amount of details.

The dynamic range of this camera is amazing, even with the sun directly in the frame, you can still see a lot of details on the building which is in the shot. I have used some really good smartphone cameras in the recent months, like the S7 edge, Pixel XL and the iPhone 7 Plus, and I think when it comes to camera performance, the S8 might just top them all.

The thanks to the dual pixel autofocus system, focusing is extremely fast and accurate. Just see How quickly, it shifts and locks the focus from near to distant objects. Close up shots are just a treat to look at from this camera.

Thanks to the wide F/1.7 Aperture, the gradually blurred background in all of these closeup shots, make the subject in focus stand out even more. You don’t get a fancy Portrait mode like on the iPhone 7 Plus or the recently launched OnePlus 5, But there is selective focus mode, which tries to achieve the same result with the help of software.

This mode is not perfect and doesn’t give the desired results everytime, but when it works, the results are just amazing. As the light starts to go down, The S8 can still pull out some impressive shots.

In conditions like this, the wide f/1.7 aperture, optical image stabilisation and the post processing work perfectly in sync, and we end up getting images like these, with very little noise in them. I dont think any other smartphone will be able to pull out detailed shots like these, in such lighting conditions.

That brings us to the front facing camera. The 8 megapixel shooter on the S8 delivers detailed and better results, compared to those from the S7 edge. The post processing this time is not as aggressive, which makes the images from the front facing camera look good.

Coming to the video performance, you can shoot 4k videos at 30 fps and you can also shoot 240 fps video in 720p resolution. The Optical Image Stabalisation, combined with electronic stabilisation works amazingly well, as you can see here.

So overall, I am really happy with the video performance from the camera of the Galaxy S8. Now that I look back, in all of the camera review of flagship smartphone I have tested in the last 7-8 months, I said, that it is the best camera on any smartphone that I have used, till now.

And this is again true in case of the Galaxy S8. It takes incredible images. The colours, sharpness, dynamic range and the details in the images from its camera are just amazing. The fact that this camera is packed in a smartphone this beautiful, and it can survive even if it gets wet, really makes me wonder what might we see next in smartphones.

But that is the question for the future, right now, if you want to get a smartphone with the best camera and if you have the budget for it, Close your eyes and get the Samsung Galaxy S8 or the S8 Plus.

I will be comparing the camera on the S8, with lot of other smartphones in the coming days. So make sure you are subscribed to the channel and have the notifications turned on, so you don’t miss out on any of the upcoming videos.

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This has been Sagar, and Ill catch you guys in the next video. Take care.


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