Every August Samsung releases a Galaxy Note phone.
It usually takes the Galaxy S four Moche and gives it a stylus, a bigger screen, a big battery and a bigger price tag.
That's not really the case this year though.
This is a Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra and this is a Samsung Galaxy S 20 Ultra Whereas in the past the node has been the fun with all Samsung's cutting edge technology.
In this case, the S 20 Ultra actually has the bigger battery, the bigger price tag and both friends have the same 6.9 inch screen size.
This is really unusual for the Note s economy.
How did the cameras stack up you.
Let's find out.
These are two freakishly expensive Samsung phones released about math five, five months apart from each other.
So as you may expect, the camera is actually pretty similar when you're talking about daytime photography Portrait shots and ultra wide angle shots, there isn't really that much of a difference.
The first check out these well lit daytime shots.
Now if you look really really closely, you may notice some slight differences in contrast or brightness.
But again, these are very slight differences and then nothing you wouldn't notice unless you had two pictures side by side.
The same can be said for ultra wide angle shots both in daytime and nighttime.
This makes sense because from the look of the specs, it appears that Samsung has put the exact same ultra wide angle lens into both phones.
Both have the same megapixel count and aperture.
So it's not a surprise that the performance is basically identical.
Both phones work similarly well when shooting portrait shots.
Replicate the depth of field effect that you'll find in a DSLR camera, but they both suffered from the same problem.
In some instances, I would find that both phones with sometimes shoot portrait shots felt super washed out.
It was strange because I encountered this equally frequently with both phones, but just in different conditions.
If you look at this photo of Arnold, who say that the Note20 Ultra captured it way better than the S 20 Ultra.
But then with this photo of Rachel, the Note20 Ultra just couldn't deal with the light.
But again, these are the minority.
These are the exceptions.
You'll find that most of the time, the S 20 Ultra and the Note20 Ultra shoot vibrant shot portraits with about the same consistency.
So what is the difference between these two cameras, night mode and zoom.
So if you take a look at the S 20 Ultra is hideous camera bump, you see that it says it can zoom into 100 times, whereas the no 20 Ultra can only zoom 50 times on paper.
That sounds like a win for the SP ultra, but really I prefer the note 20 ultra Because yes, while you can only zoom 50 times, what zoom there is is clearer and sharper.
And really, what do you need that 100 times zoom for, honestly?
It's only once you start getting to 20, 30, 40 and 50 times zoom, that you start to begin to see the differences in quality.
So even at 10 times zoom, which is quite a lot of zoom Both phones perform pretty evenly well.
So take a look at these files zoomed in ten times.
Both phones lose a remarkably little amount of fidelity.
We see that both are super sharp and super vibrant for a standard shot, let alone ten times zoom.
It's really actually super insane.
But then ratchet up to 20 times zoom and while the S 20 Ultra still performs exceptionally well, you begin to see the note 20 Ultra shoot ahead.
So if you take a look at this statue shot by both phones at 20 times zoom at a glance, that's when the ultra actually looks a little bit better.
Looks a little bit sharper.
But if you look a little closer, you'll see that this sharpness is actually due more to conspicuous digital processing, and then look a little bit closer still, and you'll see there's much more grain and fuzziness going on.
As opposed to the low 20 Ultra, which looks a lot more natural.
This difference becomes more stark, the more you zoom in.
So if you take a look at this sign at 30 times magnification.
I'm gonna stop here because I don't want to make it sound like I'm ragging on the ultra because it's crazy that these funds can zoom into 30 times magnification at all.
It's really impressive.
But to resume, the note 20 is just sharper and much more clearer.
The Ultra looks super blurry in comparison Now let's zoom all the way in at 50 times magnification to Sydney tower.
Now on the S 20 Ultra, you'll see that it looks blurry almost like it's out of focus when compared to the note 20 Ultra, which handles 50 times magnification, super well So when we start talking about 40 and 50 times zoom, we're really getting into territory where not many people are going to venture.
It's really only hobbyist photographers who are going to need or be interested in zoom in that much.
And it really also gets difficult to do without a tripod, which is why I prefer the note 20 Ultra zoom because it has exceptionally good at 10 and 20 times zoom Rather than the estrone altras ability to get up to 100 times, I really feel like you can get more use out of the shorter zoom on this then you will the longer zoom on this.
Nighttime photography is more straightforward and it's a win for the note 20 Ultra.
I found that with both standard low light photography as well as night mode The no 20 Ultra consistently outperformed the SP ultra.
So if you look at these low light shots of this Harbor, the thing that the note 20 captures more light than the S 20.
And this is accelerated when you switch both to night mode.
Now you may actually prefer this photo as taken on the S 20 OSHA because the note 20 auctions nightmare actually takes in so much light That maybe it takes away some of the kind of dark atmosphere.
But if we're talking technically about which phones can bring in more light, than the note 20 Ultra is the winner.
And you'll see that here again with these apartment blocks where unambiguously the note 20 Ultra is just a bit sharper and a little bit brighter than the F 20 Ultra Finally, you'll see the same on this palm tree, these palm tree EXR which are far more illuminated on the note 20 Ultra.
So all the trends that I've just gone through you find are the same when it comes to video.
Now both of these funds have a pretty hectic camera setup.
They can both shoot 8k at 24 frames per second, but.
Can't really get into all the features because doing so would take basically its own other video.
So just say that based on my testing so far, I found that both phones are performed basically the same during the day which is to say super well.
But at night, the note 20 Ultra comes out on top.
The offer can be a little bit under saturated in comparison, and just in general the details are sharper.
On the note 20 Ultra at night.
Now on the back of both ludicrously large camera bumps for both phones is a 108 megapixel camera.
That's the main camera for both phones and with that main camera, you can shoot in 108 megapixel Ultra HD mode.
Now what this does is a little bit confusing.
At a glance, if you shoot in normal and then Ultra HD mode, you won't really see the difference.
But what the feature allows you to do is zoom in really deep on a photo after it's been taken.
So if you take a look at these flowers in my backyard, you'll see that with normal mode you can only zoom in so far.
But in Ultra HD mode, you can zoom in much further.
In essence, it's kind of the zoom feature but after you've taken the phone, so this feature was implemented by a few Chinese funds before, but with the S 20.
Ultra Samsung became kind of the first mainstream player to use it and at first I thought it was kind of a novelty, but the more I use it, the more nifty and cool I think it is.
So now Samsung with the note 20 Ultra.
It is a little bit improved this time around.
I did notice the zoom was a little bit clearer at the extreme end.
However, it's not something you'd notice unless you had them side by side.
So I was just about to begin wrapping this video and then my neighbor started mowing his lawn, which is super cool.
I love working from home, it's so good.
He stopped, okay, I'm gonna get this in really quickly, the S20 Ultra unusually it is a little bit more expensive than the Note 20 Ultra.
So I guess it's not that surprising to say that the Note 20 Ultra doesn't drastically improve on the S20 Ultra's camera but having said that if you are weighing up between these two phones I would give the photographic edge to the note 20 Ultra because yes, the testimonial track can zoom into 100 times.
But I would say that the Zoom functionality on the note 20 Ultra is more well rounded plus you also get the added benefit of low light photography being improved for both photos and videos.
I'm gonna wrap this video up now before my neighbor decides he wants to, I don't know kind of tree down or something Let us know in the comments.
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