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Opinion: Samsung is doing a fantastic job with software updates

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With the launching of a smartphone, its maker assures you to provide better after-sales services, but not every smartphone maker keeps its promise. One of them is Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus, who’ve forgotten its claims for best ever customer service.

A few days ago, OnePlus has informed the users of its Nord lineup smartphones users that they will get “only one major” Android upgrade. This move is surely frustrating for most of the consumers of OnePlus.

Regular software updates are too much important for our smartphones because they bring not only security patches but also includes new or enhanced features or better compatibility with different devices or applications. They can also improve the stability of your software, and remove outdated features.

While monthly software update keeps the user’s data and privacy safe from different threats, major updates improve the overall device experience and performance with the latest features and enhancements.

As a proud consumer of Samsung’s smartphones, I can confirm that Samsung is the best ever service provider among all the smartphone makers across the globe. Even, Samsung is one step forward from the stock Android because, at the end of October, it has started providing November 2020 security patch for its second-gen foldable devices.

Furthermore, this month, Samsung has gone multiple times ahead of Google toward the testing terms of monthly security patches.

In detail, nowadays, Samsung is running the beta testing of the latest version of its massive custom skin, One UI. Its latest flagship phones of S and Note lineup, Galaxy S20, and Note 20 series smartphones experiencing the beta testing of Android 11 based One UI 3.0. A few days ago, the Galaxy S20 devices have received the December 2020 security patch with the One UI 3.0 beta build.

It shows that Samsung follows its own software upgrading procedure to fix the bugs and CVEs before Google does for stock Android.

Read in detail: Samsung just released December 2020 security patch, 16 days ahead of next month

Adding to this, Samsung provides two years of monthly security update support for its flagships and two more years of quarterly security patches. While selected mid-range smartphones also eligible for monthly security patches for better security. Furthermore, some devices are still receiving security updates after five/six years of their launching like the Galaxy S6 and Note 5 devices received new updates even after the completion of its update lifecycle.

Well, the above information is only regarding security updates. If we talk about major Android OS upgrades, Samsung is committed to supporting the latest Android OS upgrades until the hardware specs allow them to provide the optimized mobile experience.

With its already impressive update policy, Samsung has extended the lifecycle of its smartphones. The company has also grown its major OS upgrade policy. Now the high-end smartphones including the Note, S, Fold/Flip, Tab S series, and select A series smartphones are listed to receive three years of latest Android upgrade support.

That’s not it because when other phone makers provide only one Android upgrade for its high-end smartphones, Samsung gives two generations of Android updates for its mid-range and budget phones.

These moves make Samsung, the best software updates provider among all the other phone manufacturers. In my opinion, Samsung, you are doing a fantastic job with software updates.

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James is the lead content creator on Sammy Fans and mostly works on Samsung's firmware section. His first phone was the Galaxy S4 and continues to get new S series devices. Most of the time, James tries to learn about new technologies and gadgets but he also sneaks a bit of free time to nearby rivers and nature.

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Samsung’s Galaxy S23 Ultra is the 2023 camera smartphone king!

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Samsung’s Galaxy S series is famous for its top-notch cameras, whether you are a community player or a photographer, you can capture every wonderful moment in your life. This year, Samsung introduced the Galaxy S23 Ultra, bringing professional-level imaging capabilities.

Apple’s iPhone 14 Pro Max debuted as havoc on the Galaxy S22 Ultra’s camera dominance, but the Galaxy S23 Ultra ends the battle, at least for 2023. Samsung’s 2023 Ultra flagship has made great leaps forward in dark night selfies, portrait photography, and video recording.

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S23 Ultra has ‘ultra-high’ capable cam

Samsung’s new Galaxy S23 Ultra smartphone is equipped with a 200-megapixel camera, which can automatically adjust shadows and lights with AI calculations. If you capture in full 200MP camera mode, there will be nothing to hide from the details!

One UI 5.1’s new portrait mode can automatically soft-focus the background and highlight the subject of the shot and can capture every moment of expression even in a low-light (night) environment. It produces great photographs when you are having epic moments in a crowded place or anywhere else.

Not only photos, but the Galaxy S23 Ultra night videography function increases sharpness, reduce noise, and takes VDIS and OIS (anti-shake) as well as software and hardware into account to greatly improve night recording performance.

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The Expert RAW is an amazing application that expands the possibilities of smartphone photography. The new 50MP support, self-timer lens, and ability to adjust aperture and shutter separately, challenge astrophotography that requires long exposure, and even multiple photos.

The Galaxy S23 Ultra ditched the conventional 40MP selfie snapper in favor of the new 12MP resolution camera featuring high-performance chip computing, which intelligently captures bright colors and sharp details in the dark night, and captures clear and beautiful photos with one camera.

Nowadays, the use of social media apps is quite high, to make it more wonderful, Samsung closely worked with third-party partners (such as Instagram, Snapchat, and TikTok) to allow consumers to capture detailed images as easily as using a built-in camera.

Quad camera:

  • 200 MP (main camera, 85°, f/1.7, 23mm, OIS);
  • 12 MP (ultra wide angle, 120°, f/2.2, 13mm);
  • 10 MP (telephoto, 36°, f/2.4, 69mm, OIS);
  • 10 MP (telephoto lens, 11°, f/4.9, 230mm, OIS, 10x optical zoom, 100x space zoom)

Front camera:

  • 12MP (f/2.2, 80°, 25mm, HDR10+)

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Samsung takes care of Chinese phone users as well, you should agree

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Nowadays, people do care the most about their phone’s Android and software update support. Longer software updates promise gives peace of mind to consumers as they can continue using the device for years instead of spending money every year or two.

Since Samsung announced four Android updates and five years of security patches for Galaxies, Chinese OEMs were forced to copy this, AS WELL. As result, OnePlus and OPPO are now bringing up to four generations of OS and five years of regular security patches.

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Google stuck on its conventional OS support of three years, however, it was also forced to further extend the security patches support to five years. To date, there are a total of four smartphone vendors that provide striking software support, all thanks to Samsung.

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OnePlus and OPPO

Earlier, both OEMs, one by one, announced to offer of 4 major Android plus five years of “regular” updates to their flagships launched in 2023. China can copy Samsung, but not entirely as when Samsung extended the support, it listed previous year’s flagships too.

On the flip side, Chinese vendors including OnePlus and OPPO made the announcement that the extended software policy will be applicable to devices launched in the future. Here comes reliability, it’s difficult to believe in any brand as time changes everything, every promise, hehe!

Having a China phone is not a problem, just think twice about your hard-earned money before spending on the smartphone. At Samsung, there are a lot of possibilities with the One UI and Galaxy ecosystem as well as reliable and great consumer data security.

If you care about software and Android updates support, you are most welcome at Samsung world. You will get never before experience with un-delayed and bug-free software updates on your flagship every month. Wanna begin your Samsung journey with the mid-range? Congrats, you will still get flagship support.

Whether you pick the Galaxy A53 or Galaxy A73 or the forthcoming Galaxy A54, Samsung will give you 4 Android upgrades plus up to five years of regular security patches. And by skipping the OnePlus 11 in favor of Galaxy S23, you can ensure new OS up to Android 17, which might go up to Android 18 too!

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Samsung Director’s View is a great feature that should improve with Galaxy S23

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Director’s View! Have you ever used this feature on your Galaxy smartphone? If you have not then use it now because it is an amazing feature of the Samsung Camera app. Like last year, the company should improve Director’s View further with its upcoming Samsung Galaxy S23 series smartphones.

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Introduced with the Galaxy S21 series, Director’s View feature allow you to record videos from various angles by changing cameras. You can use your Galaxy smartphone’s front and rear cameras simultaneously to make a view and collect different views.

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With Galaxy S22 in the Year 2022, Samsung enhanced this amazing camera feature by adding new features and improvements. The company brought an anti-shake feature for improved blur reduction in videos. In addition, you can save options that allow you to save two videos separately so you can view and edit the videos.

Starting with the Galaxy S22 series smartphone, you can control the PIP camera feature by adjusting the PIP screen size and turn on /off it during dual PIP view recording mode.

Although the director’s view is a very good feature and for someone who likes to record videos, this feature is very useful. However, Director’s View feature can be improved with new options, and Samsung should enhance it further with its next flagship smartphone Samsung Galaxy S23.

To be mentioned, the company is going to launch the Samsung Galaxy S23 series smartphone on February 01, 2023, at Galaxy Unpacked 2023 event.

How to use Director’s View?

You can easily use Samsung Director’s View feature to record everyone’s reactions by just following a few steps. Firstly, open the Samsung Camera app >> More options in Shooting mode >> Tap on Director’s View.

Now, choose the Screen mode, front camera view, and Camera thumbnail that you want. Click on the record button to record the video and then the stop button to save the video in your smartphone’s Gallery app.

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In addition, you can pause the recording and can choose the Save option to save two different videos that record through front and back cameras.

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