Exynos and Snapdragon Galaxy S22 Ultra variants have camera differences

Samsung ships its Galaxy S22 phones with either an internal Exynos 2200 processor or Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor, depending on where you buy it. The performance gap between these two processors is minimal (after the Exynos 2200 Galaxy S22 series updates), probably because the Korean company made both. However, a different chipset means that the two Galaxy S22 variants behave differently while performing certain tasks. DxOMark explains that this includes photography as well. This despite having the same camera hardware.

DxoMark tested the camera performance of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 and Exynos 2200-powered Galaxy S22 Ultra. The company awarded 131 points for both variables. However, he noted, shots don’t always come out the same. There is no clear winner though. The differences vary. The Snapdragon variant captures better shots at times, while the Exynos variant comes out on top at other times.

As reported by DxoMark, the Galaxy S22 Ultra powered by the Snapdragon processor produces less noise than the Exynos version in still images. The loss of detail when cropping the image is also less. But the tables are turning when it comes to videos. The cropped video still taken with the Snapdragon variant has more ringing, ripples, and a loss of fine detail. The Exynos analog produces less resonance and captures more detail. Among the Snapdragon and Exynos variants of the Galaxy S22 Ultra, the former is better for photography while the latter captures better videos and zoom shots, DxOMark concludes.

Overall, the Galaxy S22 Ultra has a quite capable camera setup. But there is still room for improvement. The world ranking of 14 is not impressive. DxOMark ranked the Honor Magic 4 Ultimate as the best camera phone with a score of 146.

Galaxy S22 Ultra Exynos Snapdragon camera difference

The Exynos and Snapdragon variants of the Galaxy S22 Ultra don’t always capture the same shots

The Exynos and Snapdragon processor variants of the Galaxy S22 Ultra feature the same camera setup. We have a 108MP primary camera on the back with laser autofocus, PDAF (phase detection autofocus) and OIS (optical image stabilization). It is surrounded by a 12MP ultra-wide lens with PDAF, a 10MP zoom camera with 3x optical zoom, PDAF, and OIS, and a 10MP periscope zoom camera with 10x optical zoom, PDAF, and OIS. The front camera is a 40MP sensor and features PDAF technology.

Perhaps with the exception of the chipset, all other major hardware specifications remain unchanged across the two Galaxy S22 Ultra variants. But they don’t always produce the same shots because their chipsets pack different ISPs (image signal processors). We hope that Samsung will improve the camera software to improve image quality across both variants.

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