It’s the weekend and a great time for roaming outside and doing nature photography. The Galaxy S23 Ultra has already started to get delivered to consumers who have pre-ordered at Samsung. Meanwhile, DXOMARK just pops up with its camera performance certificate that nobody cares about.
DXOMARK ranked Galaxy S23 Ultra at 10th, between the Google Pixel 7 and Vivo X90 Pro+ on the same rank. All three smartphones have the same camera performance and deserve 140, according to the camera review firm. Is it true that smartphone praised by DXOMARK is an important factor in camera performance?
Nobody cares about DXO…
At present, DXOMARK lovers have no other option but from purchasing the Huawei Mate 50 Pro as the best camera smartphone with a score of 149. The Google Pixel 7 Pro and Honor Magic4 Ultimate tie for 2nd with a score of 147 points. So that’s it for the top 3 choices.
And here comes the Galaxy S23 Ultra, which doesn’t require a camera certificate from DXO.
Earlier this month, Samsung introduced the Galaxy S23 Ultra, which looks quite similar to the Galaxy S22 Ultra but packs several meaningful improvements, yeah, don’t forget that massive 200MP main camera. It’s not everything, the Nightography feature is epic and 8k video recording at 30fps makes the overall experience stunning.
200MP is not just a result of the megapixel race, this image sensor equips next-gen technologies to offer the best camera performance in the industry. Nighttime photography is another great feature of the Galaxy S23 Ultra, which is not praised by DXO, well, who cares?
Apple’s latest iPhone 14 Pro got defeated by the Galaxy S23 Ultra, which surpassed the Galaxy S22 Ultra. Apple’s flagship still leads the videography, but the most used photography segment is the best in the industry on the Galaxy S23 Ultra.
DXOMARK often avoids the capabilities of Samsung’s Galaxy S smartphones. Fans even witnessed unexpected score card for Samsung flagships such as the Galaxy S22 Ultra and the Galaxy Z Fold 4. Believing DXOMARK ranking for a while, is it true that the vanilla Pixel 7 performs the same as S23 Ultra?
Vivo’s X90 Pro Plus is a tough competitor to the S23 Ultra in camera and photography. However, the smartphone is ranked 10th, below the Pixel 7 and S23 Ultra, which also raises confusion about the review firm’s testing standards.
Judging from the DXOMARK chart, there are 10 smartphones available globally that are better than the Galaxy S23 Ultra in camera. The device list includes (from 1 to 10):
- Huawei Mate 50 Pro
- Google Pixel 7 Pro
- Honor Magic4 Ultimate
- Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max
- Apple iPhone 14 Pro
- Huawei P50 Pro
- Apple iPhone 13 Pro
- Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max
- Xiaomi 11 Ultra
- Google Pixel 7
Notably, Xiaomi 12S Ultra is 15th on the chart, which is praised by several well-known tech reviewers. Do note that the top executive of Xiaomi reportedly said that we don’t send review units to DXOMARK, due to points selling controversy.
The Galaxy S23 Ultra’s space zoom camera even amazed the world’s richest person Elon Musk. There are several phones that can capture the Moon, but the capability of the S23 Ultra is unbeatable, at least in 2023.
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Samsung announces Galaxy S23 FE release date in France
Back in October, Samsung introduced the Galaxy S23 FE smartphone. Since then, the company has sequentially expanded the phone’s market-wise availability. Now, Samsung announced the release date of Galaxy S23 FE in France.
Samsung will release the Galaxy S23 FE in France on December 8, 2023. The company is highlighting the phone’s camera and videography skills along with battery and design. As shown in the image, the Galaxy S23 FE will be available in four colors: Purple, Black, White and Mint.
The Galaxy S23 FE is expected to come pre-loaded with Android 14-based One UI 6.0 software. In initial launch markets, the device was shipped with One UI 5.1, powered by Android 13. Moreover, the S23 FE France unit will be powered by Exynos 2200 chipset.
Samsung will produce 4nm AI chips for Hanwha
Samsung and Hanwha partner to produce cutting-edge AI chips. Hanwha subsidiary Vision Next’s AI semiconductors will be mass-produced at Samsung’s 4nm process technology.
The company has expanded its base for high-tech, high-tech processes, and Hanwha has secured a growth engine for the semiconductor business, which has been selected as a future growth engine.
According to a report, Samsung plans to mass produce Vision Next AI semiconductors using the 4nm (nanometer) process. It is planned to begin mass production as early as the first half of next year.
This move is expected to become the basis for cooperation between the foundry and fabless of leading domestic companies. This is because Samsung can increase its foundry status by expanding its 4nm customer base, and Hanwha can increase its semiconductor business capabilities.
Galaxy S23 Ultra slips out of bestseller club, iPhone tsunami continues [Q3 2023]
A new report shows that Samsung’s Galaxy A14 continues to lead the Android market globally. While the Apple iPhone’s tsunami continued, the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra slipped out of bestseller club in the third quarter of the year.
Apple’s iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Pro Max, and iPhone 14 Pro were the bestsellers in Q3 2023. Notably, the iPhone 13 jumped to the fourth rank as its sales were high during the festival sales in India. From fifth to eighth, Samsung’s A series phones are listed on the chart.
Samsung’s Galaxy A14 LTE was the best-selling Android smartphone globally in Q3 2023. This phone’s 5G variant ranked 2nd in the Android market, while sixth in all categories. The Galaxy A54 and affordable Galaxy A04e secured seventh and eighth spots in the chart.
The most notable thing is that Samsung’s Galaxy S23 Ultra flagship slipped out of the top 10 bestseller club. It came as a big disappointment for Samsung as it’s preparing to unveil the Galaxy S24 Ultra alongside the S24 and S24 Plus in January next year.