Here’s the crux of the article in video form

New updates are being added at the bottom of this story…….

Original story (published on Feb. 23, 2023) follows:

Some Samsung Galaxy S23 users (1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9) are not satisfied with the front camera quality. They allege that the photos are oversaturated, washed out, and lack detail.

Also, the picture quality on both Samsung’s native camera app and third-party camera apps is affected.

A user on the Samsung Community forums says that their skin tone appears too warm in the picture clicked by the front camera.


They also say that the image shown in the viewfinder differs greatly from the post-processing version. Furthermore, the phones take longer to capture and process selfies.

Another user alleges that the quality of the photos taken from Snapchat via the front facing camera is pretty bad as compared to their old S22 Ultra phone, something another Facebook Messenger user seconds.


I need to know why my chat setting registration keeps failing and what is is wrong with the color on the s23 ultra camera?? I upgraded from s20 ultra and I see nothing improved in this “upgraded” camera.

Has anyone else been experiencing oversaturation when using the selfie camera? I just got the Galaxy S23 ultra and wish I could tone it down.

However, troubles with the Galaxy S23 series don’t end up here.

Clicking sound when switching to front camera

Some users (1,2,3,4,5,6) also report that they hear a mysterious ‘clicking’ sound from their mobile device whenever they switch between the rear and front cameras or close an application making use of the selfie camera.

It is also worth mentioning that this ‘clicking’ sound issue is not present on every Galaxy S23 series phone. Due to this, some users are concerned whether it is a defect or something normal.


Just got the s23 ultra, when I am in the selfie camera and i open the gallery preview on the bottom left or close the camera app i hear this click sound coming from the front facing selfie camera.

When I open the selfie camera then switch camera or close the camera app. I hear this click sound coming from the selfie cam It’s only really noticable when trying in quiet locations. Is this normal?

Some users claim that this noise could be due to Auto Focus, as the cameras have moving parts for focusing.

That said, we’ll keep an eye on the issues where the front camera quality on Samsung Galaxy S23 phones is poor and the clicking sound when switching to front camera.

We will update the article as soon as we come across any new information.

Update 1 (Jun. 30, 2023)

05:15 pm (IST): Following the June update, some Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra owners have been reporting a front camera distortion issue where the face appears zoomed-in.

Also, we have a dedicated Samsung Galaxy S23 series updates, bugs, problems, and issues tracker, so be sure to check it out.

Featured image source: Samsung.

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