Hadlee Simons / Android Authority Samsung phones have been in the headlines this week after a Redditor’s experiment revealed that Galaxy phones do some questionable things when taking photos of the moon. More specifically, the Redditor found that Galaxy phones added lunar details to a blurry, low-resolution photo of the moon when the Scene Optimizer […]Read More
Do Galaxy phones take fake Moon photos? Here’s what Samsung says.
Now, Samsung has responded to the controversy, issuing a statement to Tom’s Guide. The Korean smartphone brand insists that it isn’t overlaying any images onto the final Moon snap: When a user takes a photo of the Moon, the AI-based scene optimization technology recognizes the Moon as the main object and takes multiple shots for […]Read More
Poll: Do you care if your moon mode shot is generated by AI?
Hadlee Simons / Android Authority The Redditor’s experiment showed that Samsung’s moon mode will recognize blurry pictures of the moon and add extra details, craters, and textures out of thin air. It’s also worth noting that Samsung wasn’t the only smartphone brand coming under the microscope for this. Huawei was previously under scrutiny for its […]Read More
Galaxy S23, S23 Plus owners report a frustrating camera blur issue
Ryan Whitwam / Android Authority TL;DR Some Galaxy S23 and S23 Plus owners are reporting a camera blur problem. Affected users report a ring- or banana-shaped area of blur in photos. This issue could be due to a lens problem on some handsets. The Samsung Galaxy S23 and S23 Plus bring a few software-driven camera […]Read More
This MagSafe grip made my Pixel 7 Pro feel like a DSLR camera
Rita El Khoury / Android Authority Modern flagship camera phones like the Pixel 7 Pro, Galaxy S23 Ultra, and iPhone 14 Pro are edging closer and closer to the photography experience of a proper standalone camera. Putting aside the physics of small lenses and sensors, there’s no denying that having an excellent camera in your […]Read More
4 awesome Samsung camera features I want to see on the Pixel 8
Robert Triggs / Android Authority Samsung and Google take very different approaches to smartphone photography. While Samsung has had a penchant for experimenting with hardware and software camera features, throwing in everything and the kitchen sink, Google’s approach has been a lot more deliberate, heavily leaning into computational photography to extract the best out of […]Read More
First P60 Pro photo sample suggests HUAWEI could pick up where Pixel left off
Robert Triggs / Android Authority TL;DR The first HUAWEI P60 Pro sample image has been posted online. It suggests that the phone can clearly capture the moon and a landscape in the same scene. This was a feature Google hinted at back at the Pixel 4 series launch in 2019. HUAWEI’s smartphone unit may have […]Read More
Deal: Save 80% on the award-winning Luminar Neo bundle
This would be a massive price drop on the headline package alone, granting you a lifetime license to the powerful software. But it also includes six add-ons for extra specialist tools to enhance your photos to a professional standard. Luminar Neo offers a range of advanced editing tools and features, including AI-powered editing tools, layer-based […]Read More
Cheeky! This phone has a ‘plump butt’ beauty filter.
Hadlee Simons / Android Authority We’re accustomed to all manner of crazy beauty effects these days, from blemish removal and skin smoothing to nose and lip size adjustments. There are even AI-driven beauty filters on some apps that allow you to completely transform the way you look. We’ve recently seen a major advancement in camera […]Read More
The Pixel’s Magic Eraser is now coming to all Android phones (and iPhones)
Hadlee Simons / Android Authority TL;DR Google has announced that Magic Eraser is coming to Google One subscribers. That means all Android users and even iPhone users can now use this Pixel feature. Google also said that older Pixels will gain this tool, extending to the original Pixel. Magic Eraser is one of the most […]Read More