Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra’s DxOMark scores are out now

Just what you’d expect from a flagship



The DxOMark results of the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra are out now and the camera setup has scored 132 in the photo segment and 102 in the video department. This gives it a rank of the sixth most powerful smartphone camera setup commercially available right now with an average of 122.

Currently, the leaderboard is headed by the Huawei P40 Pro with an average score of 128. The OPPO Find X2 and Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro, both have scored slightly higher at 124. The gap between these points is practically negligible, making them all practically stellar phones with class-leading cameras.

Coming to the Galaxy S20 Ultra, it does an amazing job in accurately gauging exposure, autofocus, as well as c0lors. The telephoto camera delivers up to 4x optical zoom and does an excellent job in medium to long-range photos. However, there is a slight issue close-range zoom shoots where the edges don’t look perfectly fused.

On the other hand, the wide-angle lens is a top-scorer in the category and with well balanced geometric distortion. Even low-light shots have no flaws and pixel binning technology works seamlessly. For portrait shots, DxOMark says they are among the best they’ve seen and strong blur is also created unblemished.

On the video side, Samsung’s cameras are known for quick autofocus and top-notch stabilization. This is where it scores the highest. But, the videos show a slight amount of noise in lowlight.

It’s very important to note that these are extremely scrutinized scores and the practical experience of using a phone will be best-in-class. Except for a photography pundit, pretty much every user will be amazed by the camera and won’t be able to easily point out these flaws or drawbacks.

Benchmarks help in understanding the raw power of a component and the phone as a whole. AnTuTu is one of the most popular tools for gauging the power of a mobile processor. Similarly, the DxOMark score has long been an industry-leading benchmark to test a phone’s camera capability. But, shouldn’t be equated to real-life usage.

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Samsung invites iPhone users to ‘install’ One UI

It’s a virtual try-on



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There are a few things more difficult than getting an iPhone user to try Android and vice versa. In a continued effort to grab some of the market from the other, Samsung has introduced a new way for iPhone users to take a gander at the other side of things.

Simply dubbed Try Galaxy, the new program allows users to virtually try One UI from the comforts of their device. Of course, it won’t replace the iPhone’s iOS software with Samsung’s own. It’s just a small web app.

The tool, installed through a website, simulates One UI 5.1. It includes the system’s suite of apps tailored for Samsung. It can even simulate a message thread and rifling through Samsung’s settings.

Whereas brick-and-mortar Samsung stores offer a way to try devices personally, Try Galaxy makes the process much easier. Unfortunately, pulling a user into another brand rarely relies on the user interface exclusively. If anything, the program might alleviate the worries of those scared to adopt a different system.

That said, Samsung has a very specific target in mind. The program does not work on any other device. Only Apple’s devices can access the new tool. If you try the new tool on, say, a Pixel 6, the website tells you that you’re already on an Android and prompts you to share the link with those who have an iPhone.

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E3 2023 is cancelled

Both in-person and digital



Throughout the past few months, E3 has suffered through devastating losses. Though the conference was still scheduled to push through later this year, the event’s biggest names — Nintendo, Sony, and Xbox — have pulled out of the event for their own exclusive launches. Now, the death knell is clear: E3 2023 is reportedly cancelled.

First dropped by IGN, the bombshell announcement supposedly comes from a leaked email sent by Entertainment Software Association. The email, which was verified by IGN, states that the event “simply did not garner the sustained interest necessary to execute it in a way that would showcase the size, strength, and impact of our industry.”

Back in February, Nintendo, Sony, and Xbox reportedly pulled out of the event. All three companies were still slated to hold separate events in some form during the conference. However, more recently, Ubisoft also pulled out, holding an in-person event in the Los Angeles area.

Now, it’s clear. A few minutes after IGN dropped the news, E3’s official Twitter account confirmed the news and announced the cancellation of the 2023 conference. Both in-person and digital conferences will no longer push through.

For the past few years, the annual E3 conference seesawed between outright cancellation and exclusively digital programs because of the pandemic. This year was supposed to be the glorious return of the conference to an in-person event. However, with the new digital zeitgeist and an increased interest in smaller events, the writing on the wall is clear: E3 is gone, at least for the time being.

SEE ALSO: Ubisoft pulls out of E3 2023

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Instagram announces collaborative collections feature

Share memes much more easily



Though the platform was generally intended to share photos with your friends, Instagram can have its fair share of memes. However, sharing memes on Instagram can be as tedious as passing links from thread to thread. Today, the platform is introducing a better way to share content with one another.

Announced on Twitter, Instagram is launching collaborative collections. Starting today, users can bookmark posts into a new folder that other users can also see.

As with saving posts, the feature is accessible through the bookmark icon on the bottom-right corner of the post. However, users can now create a collaborative collection which can be toggled to allow friends to join and see what you saved. Once added to a collection, your friends can add and remove content from the collection themselves.

It’s not a completely public feature, though. If you share an image from a private account, collaborators must also be following that specific account to see the shared post. Likewise, if the post’s creator deletes the post, it also disappears from the collection. Besides the main feed, Instagram users can also create collaborative collections from chats.

Naturally, the feature has other uses besides sharing memes. Users who are collaborating on a project can also share their ideas and inspirations with one another. For example, a family designing their new home can share their ideas for rooms. A group of friends going on a road trip can share destination ideas.

SEE ALSO: Facebook, Instagram verification badge launches in the US

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