Samsung Phones with OIS (Optical Image Stabilization)

Looking for a smartphone that is great for photography? Then, you should go for one with Optical Image Stabilization. In this write-up, I will list all the Samsung phones with OIS as well as explain what the feature really does.

Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) is one of the top cameras features a smartphone must have to take and shoot awesome pictures and videos respectively. So, you shouldn’t be surprised that you hardly see it on mid-range or low-entry smartphones.

As a matter of fact, Samsung has never included this feature on mid-range or low-entry Galaxy phones up until 2021. They have always only included the feature on their flagship phones (Galaxy S and Note Series).

The good news is that there is a possibility that they will continue this new trend and maybe even use it on all their A series smartphones from 2023 onward and not just some of them as the case was in 2021 and 2022.

I will update this page when that happens, so stay tuned.

Samsung Phones with OIS

PhonesOIS on Wide (Main) CameraOIS on Telephoto Lens
Samsung S22YesYes
Samsung S22 PlusYesYes
Samsung S22 UltraYesYes, and Periscope Telephoto
Samsung A33 5GYesNo
Samsung A53 5GYesNo
Samsung A73 5GYesNo
Samsung A72YesYes
Samsung A52s 5GYesNo
Samsung A52YesNo
Samsung A52 5GYesNo
Samsung Note 9YesYes
Samsung Note 10 LiteYesYes
Samsung Note 10 PlusYesYes
Samsung Note 10YesYes
Samsung Note 20 UltraYesPeriscope Telephoto; Yes
Samsung Note 20YesYes
Samsung S9YesNo
Samsung S9 PlusYesNo. Iris Scanner; Yes.
Samsung S10 LiteYesNo
Samsung S10 PlusYesYes
Samsung S10eYesNo
Samsung S10 5GYesYes
Samsung S10YesYes
Samsung S20 FEYesYes
Samsung S20 UltraYesPeriscope Telephoto; Yes
Samsung S20 PlusYesYes
Samsung S20YesYes
Samsung S21 UltraYesYes, and Periscope Telephoto
Samsung S21 PlusYesYes
Samsung S21YesYes
Samsung S21 FEYesYes

What is OIS and How Does it Work?

In simple terms, it allows you to take clearer / sharper and stable pictures by using a gyroscope that can quickly detect a motion and get the camera system to move in the opposite direction.

Also, it enables you to shoot a smoother video. The gyroscope has other applications and you can check my write-up about Samsung phones that have gyroscope to learn more.

There are various reasons why you might end up with a blurry picture when taken with your smartphones, but the ones compensated for by OIS are: If the image is in motion, If the camera shakes, and for lowlight.

In a smartphone, OIS basically detects a motion and counteracts it which in turn allows you to get a sharp photo and record a stable and smooth video.

This can be very handy when shooting slow-mo videos and not all Samsung phones with Slow motion camera comes with OIS.

So, which Samsung phones have optical image stabilization? All their flagships are as far back as the S9 and Note 9 as well as some A series launched in 2021 and 2022. Below is the full list.

Final Thought

I know this is a long list. But the truth is almost all Samsung flagship phones from a few years back have OIS integration and works well with them too.

In 2021, we saw the inclusion of this camera feature on mid-range Samsung phones for the first time and they are the Galaxy A52 and Galaxy A72 (including their other variants). This continues with the A33 5g, A53 5G, and A73 5G

Even better, all their latest flagships since 2020 have OIS on both the main camera and telephoto lenses and this helps guarantee great photography on them. Before then, it has always been the top-of-the-line flagships that have this Dual OIS feature.

I understand not everyone can afford or is willing to spend around $1000 on a smartphone and Samsung realized that too. So, if you happen to fall in this category, the A33 5G, A53 5G, A73 5G, A52, A52s 5G, A52 5G, and the A72 might be great options for you.

I hope I was able to answer your question regarding Samsung phones with OIS? Thanks for taking the time to digest this information.

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