Camera is one of the most important aspects of mobile phones nowadays. Talking specifically about the native camera apps of Samsung and Google, the battle is interesting and no one can be defeated in terms of usability. Let’s explore both camera apps in brief:
Samsung Camera app comes pre-installed with all Galaxy phones and tablets, however, feature availability varies by hardware. On the S22 Ultra, the company brings every small and big camera feature of the Samsung Camera app, and why not? It’s a camera beast!
The One UI Camera app introduces some striking features like Director’s view and Single take that are available nowhere! Not that all, the Expert RAW app is here to combine great photography capabilities on the mobile camera, meanwhile, it depends on hardware and models.
Apart from this, regular Samsung Camera features include Portrait, Photo, Video, Pro Photo, Pro Video, Night mode, Food, Panorama, Super Slow-mo, Slow motion, Hyperlapse, and Portrait video. Bixby Vision and AR Zone apps are already combined with the Camera app to further extend usability.
Google Camera embeds several photography features including Night sight, Motion (Long exposure, and Action pan), Portrait, basic Camera, Video (Slow motion, Normal, and Time Lapse), Cinematic (video blur) as well as modes such as Panorama, Photo Sphere and Lens.
Basic camera settings of the Google Camera app includes flash light toggle, Macro focus button, tap to shoot, timer and viewfinder/image ratio. Once expanded, the main settings menu allows you to make big changes in features across the Google Camera app.
In the video recording department, Google Camera has four different options for video stabilization namely Standard (light movement), Locked (faraway, still shots), Active (heavy movement), and Cinematic Pan (smooth, panning shots). Notably, there is a speech enhancement feature, which improves the quality of subject’s voice.
Camera App: Samsung vs Google – Verdict
While the Google Camera maintains its dominance for night photography with features like Night sights and astrophotography, Samsung’s nightography can’t be forgotten. Samsung fans can download the Expert RAW app to make the photography experience a lot better.
Google Camera is the toughest Android rival, while, it impresses in low light photography. When it comes to overall usability and feature offerings, Samsung Camera takes a big win, thanks to futuristic features like Director’s view, Single take, AR Zone, Text extraction and more.
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9 Plus with Snapdragon chip spotted on Google Play Console
Google Play Console listing doesn’t reveal much about its specs, while its existence is almost confirmed. The Galaxy Tab A9 Plus will feature a 1200 x 1920 pixels resolution display, while the size remains unknown at the moment.
Past reports revealed that this tablet will be equipped with Snapdragon 695 processor, coupled with 4GB RAM. However, the Tab A9 is said to sport MediaTek’s Helio G99 chipset and a 1340 x 800 pixels resolution display.
Samsung enhances Smart View feature through new update
Now, the company is enhancing the Samsung Smart View feature through a new update. It fixes some issues that users spotted in previous versions to improve the performance and stability of the app.
The installtion package size of this update is 5.73MB, available on the Galaxy Store. If you use the Smart View function of a Samsung smartphone, then you should install the latest update of it.
You can get the Samsung Smart View 220.127.116.11 update through Galaxy Store >> Menu option >> Updates. Also, you can download it through the link mentioned here.
Don’t wait for One UI 6 on these Samsung smartphones
It’s not possible for any smartphone maker to provide users with never-ending software support. With Android 13, various Galaxy devices ended major upgrade support, and the same case will happen with One UI 6 for some popular Samsung smartphones.
Preparation to deliver 2023’s Android version is already underway by Google. While Pixel users have started experiencing the Android 14 OS through the Beta Program, Samsung didn’t see that side. However, the company is running the One UI Beta Program, which started on August 10.
This year, popular Samsung flagships such as Galaxy S20 and Galaxy Note 20 series won’t receive the One UI 6. Both lineups have finished their striking era of continuous software upgrades, still, an additional year of security patches is remaining.
Samsung has always remained the king of after-sales services to Galaxy consumers. Presently, the company provides up to four years of major OS upgrades, which will be extended further for the time being. It has also raised the bar of security updates to five years, letting consumers keep their phones longer.
Citing sadly, but don’t wait for One UI 6 on these Samsung smartphones:
- Galaxy S20
- Galaxy S20 Plus
- Galaxy S20 Ultra
- Galaxy S20 FE LTE/5G
- Galaxy Z Flip – LTE/5G
- Galaxy Note20
- Galaxy Note20 Ultra
- Galaxy Z Fold2 5G
Sizzling era ends at 5.1
Samsung delivered the One UI 5.1 upgrade to all flagship smartphones upgraded to the Android 13-based One UI 5.0. The new version means more new features, and there’s no exception with the One UI 5.1 software system.
Customization is at its peak level on the One UI 5.1 and the upgraded capabilities of Good Lock (and family) make you wow! Screenshots no longer collide with photos captured by the camera and creating a cutout of the object is as simple as copying a text!