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Samsung S8 ACTIVE - Ready, Set, Action

Sprint Product Ambassador

Samsung S8 ACTIVE - Ready, Set, Action


The S8 Active phone is loaded with a rear camera which includes a 12MP camera with an aperture of f/1.75 lens. The front camera 8MP resolution with an aperture of f/1.75 as well. For the focus of this review I will mainly be looking at the rear camera.


First I took some pictures to see how the macro worked on this camera and the definition of up close images came out. To me the quality was not bad on the 12MP camera. Resolution came out pretty good along with nice detail being seen. Very little distortion but not strong crisp edges were seen. 




Here are some day time shots to show the color index and crisp details captured.



The Camera is equipped with an 8X digital optical zoom. Here is what the zoom feature looks like when being used.




I wanted to test the cameras low light level capability to do this I had to switch to professional mode. In professional mode users can manually change ISO, shutter speed, color optimization, focus, color temperature, and brightness. 


20180107_002421.jpgno light / 10 sec. / ISO-40020180107_002457.jpgside light on / 10 sec. / ISO-40020180107_002815.jpgside light on / 1/4 sec. / ISO-1250


Finally I tried to dive into capture more utilizing a Multi-Purpose Target Box including a resolution measurement chart for the first time. I am no expert but just wanted to give some photographic detail utilizing both the monochromatic ability and standard RGB capture. Per this output I can see the picture is not depicting the 12MP camera very well as the detail starts to get lost when zooming in.




With the resolution guide the picture does begin to get lost starting around the 10 indicator on Graphic C. When I shot this, the camera was mounted on a stable tripod and utilized the 10 sec timer. Though I have to be honest the resolution guide was a print out and not the original.  On the print out you can clearly make out the lines all the way through to the 10 indicator. Graphic D shows the viewing on the vertical and horizontal captures. You can see on the more detail close up in Graphic D the curve of the lines start to blend more after the 10 indicator this what I should expect.  


20180107_113953.jpgGraphic C.jpgGraphic CGraphic D.jpgGraphic D

The Galaxy S8 Active camera holds up pretty well to the quality the camera was to provide. Though I am not a professional photographer I am trying to show how the camera takes shots in various different scenes. The resolution guide and Multi-Purpose Target Box were my way to further extend the camera testing to a more rigid exam. The output yielded did give me promising results and were on par with what I expect a 12MP camera to show. 


Check out some of my other blogs on the Galaxy S8 Active:





Enjoy and remember never use your phone or tablet while driving, be safe and healthy.



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