Many Galaxy S23 and S23 Plus users say they’ve noticed banana or ring-shaped blurs in images taken from the phones. Basically, some parts of the images look blurry and out of focus.
Galaxy S23 and S23 Plus blurry image samples
Photos taken by the Galaxy S23 and S23+ are blurry in some places
I agree that it is field curvature, but in the cases shown it is asymmetric and that emphasizes the problem. It is very prominent on one side and barely noticeable on the other side. Maybe off-center lens. … and while it’s a common phenomenon, I didn’t see it on the Pixel 7, Samsung A52S, or iPhone I checked. Which means Samsung isn’t able to control it.” – Reddit user Sedazin
It appears that most of the affected units were manufactured in Vietnam, which is where the bulk of Samsung phones are manufactured, but some units in India and South Korea are also experiencing the problem.
Some Galaxy S22 owners said last year that the images the phone produced were blurry at the edges, but that issue could be fixed in the settings and didn’t affect a significant number of users.
Don’t confuse this with the S22’s edge blur. with the S23, the blur is banana-shaped around the center. this is something completely different. The lenses are probably not good here. Photographing sharp documents is almost impossible. it is also noticeable in detailed images of the landscape. the images are almost all worse than with my old S10e. the S23’s auto photo correction destroys each image to correct the blur.” – Reddit user Heinzi647578