Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra Experience: 100x Zoom + Billion Pixels


As the top flagship of Samsung’s newly released S20 series in 2020, the Galaxy S20 Ultra is one of the rare Samsung cell phone “stacked” models, such as up to 16GB LPDDR5 memory, 108 million pixels rear main camera, 100 times zoom, and up to 45W accelerated charging. Of course, the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra is also reasonably priced for these “materials,” with the entry-level 12GB 256GB model priced at $9,999 and the top 16GB 512GB model priced at $11,199. Other configurations, Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 mobile platform, the system is based on Android 10 One UI 2.0, support SA/NSA dual-mode 5G network and Wi-Fi 6, support up to 1TB microSD card expansion.

The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra is available in two colorways: phantom tour black and reverie gray, and the model on the phone is the 12GB 256GB version of the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra in reverie gray. Screen, Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra with 2K resolution (3200×1440) Samsung 6.9-inch AMOLED ultra-sensitive all-seeing screen, the surface of the sixth generation of large stars glass, support 120Hz high refresh rate, HDR 10, the phone uses ultrasonic

As the main attraction, let us go over the shooting experience of the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra in detail. To begin with, the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra has a 40-megapixel front camera and four rear cameras: a 108-megapixel ultra-high resolution main camera, a 12-megapixel ultra-wide angle camera, a 48-megapixel telephoto camera, and a depth-of-field camera. It’s difficult to ignore the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra’s “rear camera module” just by looking at it, as the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra’s rear module size is the first of all smartphones I’ve The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra supports 10x periscope hybrid optical zoom and up to 100x ultra-high resolution zoom, and iFixit took out its optical module by disassembling it…the size is almost equal to the rest of the three cameras combined.

While the camera module detracts from the looks, it also gives the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultr some “differentiation” while also enriching the shooting experience. However, after some experience, I discovered that the 100x zoom is slightly exaggerated; daily use of 5x, 10x, or even 30x is actually sufficient to meet the demand; only in exceptional circumstances should the 100x zoom mode be used, of course, to show off to the buddies “cell phone version of the telescope” or quite a good choice.

With the following set of multi zoom sample photos, you can see the shooting experience of the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra. The edges of the text on the notice board are still relatively clear even when zoomed in to 100x.0.5x ultra wide angle sample1X sample

2x Sample3x Sample4x Sample

10x, 30x, and 100x samples

It is worth noting that in addition to the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra shooting interface providing a zoom magnification option, click to switch, while the lens draws closer changes are also very interesting. Another thing that tests the user’s skills and even patience is that if you are shooting handheld, the slightest shake in the high zoom mode may cause the subject to go outside the frame, The chart below shows the sample parameters taken by the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra in normal shooting mode and 108M mode; you can see that the sample size of 108M mode is “12000×9000,” and the file size is an exaggerated 29.8MB. Because larger size brings richer details, we will be comparing the details of the two samples after enlargement.

Some of the text in the normal mode sample is almost blurred into a smattering of white pixel blocks, whereas the edges in the billion-pixel photo are clearly discernible.

In daily use, by shooting with billions of pixels, we can record more information in a picture, which first enriches the content of the photo, and second, if it needs to be cropped later, there is no need to worry about losing details in the photo even if it is enlarged to a certain extent, which can be said to reserve more space for post-perfection.

Furthermore, thanks to the Snapdragon 865 platform’s arithmetic power and improved image processing performance, there is no lag after pressing the shutter button, even when shooting billion-pixel photos. Unlike previous phones that required synthesis to take billion-pixel photos, the shooting experience is very close to the general shooting mode, and you can get the photo by pressing the shutter. Other features such as ultra wide angle, HDR, night scene, portrait, and food mode, which I won’t go into here, will naturally not disappoint the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra. Furthermore, features such as AR Doodle, which was first introduced on the Note 10 series last year, are now available on the S20 series.

In terms of experience, Samsung this time brought a very interesting and practical function – AI one-touch multi-tap (previously known as this function). The so-called AI one-touch multi-shot means that the user only needs to press the shutter once, the phone will automatically shoot a variety of modes (automatic lens change, filter) photos and videos through AI, AI one-touch multi-shot up to 10 seconds of video.

AI One-Click Multi-Shot retrieves photos and videos AI multi-tap retrieves multiple photos and videos on the phone, from which you can select the ones you want. It is worth noting that the phone has already completed the “post” work for AI One Touch Multi-tap, such as speed adjustment, music, and so on, and users can share them directly if they are satisfied. The AI multi-tap feature greatly improves the efficiency of shooting and solves some user pain points, such as when you want to capture a moment in daily life, it is easy to miss only shooting photos, while shooting video and worrying about the screenshot quality is not ideal, If you are concerned about missing some of the images in a single shot, you may want to shoot 8K video and use the 8K screenshot function to extract 33 megapixel HD still photos from the video (rather than getting screen resolution size photos as with regular screenshots). When watching an 8K video with the phone player, you can drag up to change the browsing rate so you can more precisely select the frame you want to save.

However, it should be noted that 8K mode does not currently support Super Stable mode.

There is also 960 fps slow motion shooting, which users are already familiar with, which is a highly recommended feature that allows us to slow down the moments and capture a lot of great and interesting videos. Slow-motion videos shot with the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra can be easily edited on the phone for easy sharing, and the phone also has another upgrade that Samsung users have been waiting for a long time…45W fast charging. The battery capacity of the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra is 5000mAh, and it supports up to 45W accelerated charging, 15W accelerated wireless charging 2.0, and wireless shared charging. Unfortunately, this delivery test did not receive the standard charger, so please read Bestbuy618 for more information on fast charging! Overall, the Galaxy S20 Ultra is one of Samsung’s most ruthless products in the last two years, with significant upgrades in the shooting and fast charging configurations that are the focus of users’ attention, meeting the needs of some users who buy top flagship models, especially those with video creation needs or heavy reliance on smartphones.