The Morning After: Our verdict on the Galaxy S23 Ultra and its 200-megapixel camera
by Samsung The flagship phone of 2023 is here – if you do not count foldable products. The Galaxy S23 Ultra starts at $1,200 and features a large, beautiful OLED display, better cameras, a new chip for even better performance, and some improved software. And, of course, there’s still the built-in S Pen for all your drawings and notes. The standout feature since last year’s S22 Ultra is the new 200MP sensor, which offers more options for enhanced content creation. And, with five rear cameras, there’s plenty to choose from.
In typical use, the S23 Ultra uses 16-to-1 pixel binning from that giant sensor to help capture more light and produce sharp, colorful images without the need for extremely large files. And in most situations, it seems to produce better photos. According to Engadget’s Sam Rutherford, S23 Ultra images captured with the default 12MP mode have more accurate colors and better details than images captured with the sensor’s full 200 megapixels. However, this is possibly the most capable smartphone camera.
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