Last week we advanced excellent news for all the owners of a Galaxy S10: Samsung stood up to Huawei and Google with a new dedicated night mode. This mode came in the form of a system update next to the April 2019 security patch. And we already have it on our mobile, so it was time to take a look.
Samsung fixes the biggest lack of the Galaxy S10 in camera, night mode
Samsung has added a new night shooting mode to the camera of the Samsung Galaxy S10. Being up to Night Sight in the Google Pixel?
He «Night» mode, baptized in this way in the camera options, and which is accessed by scrolling between the different shooting menus, offers a simple way to obtain illuminated shots in night situations and / or very low lighting. In this way we managed to save the photo very easily and a pretty decent quality, at least according to our first tests.
To have the new Samsung night mode you need a Galaxy S10, S10e or S10 + and the latest update with the April security patch (weighs just over 205 MB). Once the update is installed, which is already reaching the Spanish S10, you will see that a new shooting mode appears on the camera of the phone: «Night«, The third default option starting at the far left.
The new night mode of the Samsung Galaxy S10 collects several captures to get a brighter image
There is not much mystery in the mechanics of night modes since the Samsung Galaxy S10 also they make use of multiple shots with different levels of exposure to gather all the shots and process them in the process of illuminating the scene in original twilight. The operation is intuitive: put the "Night" mode, hold the S10, wait for the mobile to make all the captures and that's it.
Below is an example of new night mode on the Samsung Galaxy S10.
The improvement in lighting with respect to the original photo is appreciable, but, in return, it loses a great deal of detail as the grain increases and, to a greater extent, watercolors. In the original scene you could hardly see anything, so at least the Samsung Galaxy S10 rescues a lot of information that not even the eye can perceive.
While the results are not bad, the Samsung Galaxy S10 falls sharply to what the Huawei P30 Pro achieves. The funny thing is that said P30 gets a much brighter and neutral photo in the normal shot that in the night; although, equally, the results are much better than those of the Galaxy S10.
And with respect to the Google Pixel camera? Then you have the same test with Night Vision or Night Sight.
Here is another example of the possibilities of the new night mode included in the Samsung Galaxy S10. The original photo is as follows:
As you can see, the lighting conditions were minimal. Let's see how the respective night modes behaved.
Samsung is not a bad start, although there is still something behind with respect to its competition, especially with regard to P30 Pro. Huawei has done a great job in night photography with its latest mobile: the versatility of the Huawei P30 Pro is commendable. Soon we will face it in depth against the Samsung Galaxy S10 +.