KUALA LUMPUR, May 25 — The Samsung Galaxy S10 boasts a pro-grade triple-camera setup but it pales in comparison to the Huawei P30 Pro and Google Pixel 3 XL in ultra low-light situations. Now the Korean smartphone maker has finally started to roll out its improved night mode for the Galaxy S10 series. Based on the sample shots from Sammobile, it is quite a significant upgrade.
With the latest Galaxy S10 update, you will be able to use Night Mode for both normal and ultra-wide-angle cameras. Despite having a smaller f/2.2 aperture, the night mode is able to take brighter images on the ultra-wide-angle shooter. However, there’s noticeable sharpening and noise in the final picture, but it’s still an improvement overall.
In this sample with a single LED candle in the room, the image is not only brighter but it’s sharper with decent noise reduction. You can finally see the Darth Vader figurine next to the candle.
According to Sammobile, the noise levels are generally lower when you switch to night mode. Since it takes photos with longer shutter speeds, the images might appear slightly blurred unless you hold your phone really steady. When the noise reduction gets too aggressive, the images might turn out softer but they remarked that it is still a fair trade-off.