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Original story (published on October 25, 2022) follows:

The Galaxy S22 series arrived earlier this year as the latest flagship smartphones from Samsung. The lineup is made up of the Galaxy S22, S22 Plus and S22 Ultra.

A recurring complaint among many Samsung Galaxy phone users is related to camera shutter speed. Unfortunately, even the company’s current flagship mobile devices have this problem.


For many months now, Galaxy S22 series users have been requesting a fix to the ‘camera shutter lag’ issue, and now it seems that it has finally arrived with the One UI 5 update via Good Lock.

Samsung Galaxy S22 camera shutter lag issue

The camera shutter lag is one of the most annoying issues in the Samsung Galaxy S22 lineup. Many users consider that it is more present in the Exynos version, but it is also in the Snapdragon version (to a lesser extent).


I really wish Samsung fixes the camera. Do you think One UI 5 will fix this?

On my S22+ anytime I press the shutter, I have to wait for 0.5-1 second for it to actually take it. Then I am not really sure if my image is going to be clear and clean.Then right after taking a picture, the camera app is really choppy for like 2-3 seconds.

It’s worth pointing out that the issue doesn’t just affect taking photos. Shutter lag also appears during video recording.

This also happens when shooting video, it takes like 0.5 or 1 second to really start recording, if you need to record asap you miss the moment.

Now, it seems the problem just received a fix thanks to the Galaxy S22 One UI 5 (Android 13) update. However, not everything is perfect with it.

One UI 5 ‘Camera Assistant’ Good Lock module improves Galaxy S22 camera shutter lag

Good Lock is a suite of apps specifically designed to enhance the customization on compatible Samsung smartphones. It not only offers more customization options, but also functional additions.

Samsung Good Lock behavior is based on modules. Each module is dedicated to some specific section of the device, allowing you to set specific customizations for it.

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Now, the Galaxy S22 One UI 5 (Android 13) update brought a new module for the Camera app. This is ‘Samsung Camera Assistant’ and includes multiple options that you can enable or disable to modify the camera behavior.

Samsung Camera Assistant module includes a ‘Faster shutter’ option. By activating the option, the Galaxy S22 camera shutter lag is much lower than before.

Faster shutter in “Camera Asistant” app (new goodlock module) makes huge difference in shutter speed.

I just cant believe a samsung camera app on my S22 Ultra can perform this fast. Its too good

However, there is a drawback that you should be aware of before activating the option. The greater speed in the image capture also brings a lower photo quality.

This could be because the camera’s shutter lag reduction is achieved by reducing much of the photos post-processing. So, it is recommended to try the feature and see if you are satisfied with the image quality.

While this is a step forward, it doesn’t appear to be the final fix to the problem yet. After all, surely most users will want less camera shutter lag without sacrificing image quality.

Furthermore, Good Lock is still unavailable in some parts of the world, which makes Camera Assistant a less than ideal solution to the S22’s camera shutter lag.

Update 1 (February 9, 2023)

03:05 pm (IST): ‘Camera Assistant’ module got a new update recently (1, 2, 3) that adds a couple of features specially designed to reduce shutter lag:

– Add Capture Speed Step:

Speed priority, picture quality precondition

– Quick tap shutter:

Take pictures as soon as your finger touches the Shutter button instead of when you lift it off. You can still swipe or press and hold the Shutter button to capture GIFs, burst shots, and videos, but a picture will be taken too.

NOTE: You can also check the Samsung Galaxy S22 lineup bugs/issues tracker.

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