In case you missed the ever-evolving Galaxy S23 Ultra hands-on, we added an impromptu camera shootout to its predecessor, the Galaxy S22 Ultra.
Having a few extra minutes on the new Galaxy, I decided to do a quick camera shootout between the new Ultra and the old Ultra. I took it.
This is displayed side by side quickly. Stay tuned for our in-depth review detailing all the new cameras on the Galaxy S23 Ultra.
With that out of the way, let’s take a look at an example. We captured two scenes at 1x, 3x, and 10x zoom levels on the Galaxy S23 Ultra for comparison with the Galaxy S22 Ultra’s comparable camera. A 200MP sensor outputs more detail than a 108MP sensor, even at a pixel-binned 12MP resolution. Shots from the Galaxy S23 Ultra have improved sharpness and feel more detail compared to shots from the S22 Ultra.
Images at 3x and 10x are also sharper on the Galaxy S23 Ultra, which is noticeable in that respect. It retains a fine texture that is simply filled in so that it does not exist.
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra: 1x • 3x • 10x
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra: 1x • 3x • 10x
The next few images are taken inside. The sofa image is relatively bright. The photo of the shelf was taken in dim light, but the final image of the cleaning closet space is in near complete darkness.
Images from the Galaxy S22 Ultra are nice, but less detailed. The Galaxy S23 Ultra captures a much higher level of detail at the cost of some noise. It’s impressive how much detail you get from the new 200MP sensor – note the lettering on the Kodak Instamatic 33 (if you can spot it) – almost illegible on the Galaxy S22 Ultra, but completely on the Galaxy S23 Ultra It is legible.
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra: Daylight Inside • Dim Light Inside • Low Light Inside
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra: Daylight Inside • Dim Light Inside • Low Light Inside
Finally, we shot full resolution 200MP and 50MP images so you can see what the highest possible resolution has to offer. After pressing the shutter these took seconds to complete.
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra: 200MP • 50MP
That’s just a fraction of what the Galaxy S23 Ultra brings. Stay tuned for the full review coming soon.
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra (left) and Galaxy S23 Ultra (right)