Some technologies make our daily life easier, but there are some features in a smartphone that you use occasionally. First you look at the menu, take a quick look at what they offer, and leave it for later. Understanding that you need to open this particular application in order to solve some problems does not arise at all. And this often happens with Bixby Vision, very often the owners of Samsung Galaxy flagships do not suspect what a miracle is hidden in their devices.
The smart camera can scan signs and read texts, search for products and select similar pictures, but is not limited to this. I have been using the application for more than five years and I can say that it has become a reliable assistant in everyday affairs. For example, I am reading a book by David Edmonds “Would You Kill a Fat Man?” I wanted to find other books by this author. The usual way to solve this problem looks like this: you search inside the book for the name of the author in English, drive it into the search and get the result. With Bixby Vision, I just point my camera at the cover and get a floating interlinear for both the title and author. You can also search for it online here.
For items that do not have any designations, you can carry out exactly the same search, just take pictures, and then you have the opportunity to see pictures with similar things. Let’s say that I don’t know the name of the cover for the Galaxy S22, bright and youthful. Photo, and then the search tells me for which models it exists and where it can be found.
And there are dozens of such examples, you get the opportunity to search through pictures for what attracts your attention. Pinterest is also involved, which allows you to quickly find collections of similar things or graphic ideas! For creative people, this is an indispensable thing.
But let’s get back to translating from one language to another, there are dozens of them in the phone’s memory, there is complete expanse. You can take a picture of a book page and get the translation right there.
My friend speaks and writes English well. When communicating with the English, he is too lazy to quote books, since his translation is always far from the original and betrays that it was made by a foreigner. He says the following about this: “Praise about how well I know the language began to annoy me, from the British it usually sounds like a mockery, showing how far I am from the correct use of turns and idioms.” Using Bixby Vision, he saves time, in a matter of seconds the camera “scans” the right piece of the book with the camera, recognizes it and immediately translates it. And since big data is involved, the translation is often taken from the original, or it is as close as possible to it. Try to somehow translate Shakespeare, take any work. You will be surprised that the algorithm does not just translate the text like any other, but looks for the original and substitutes the correct lines written by the great author. For such works, this is justified, but the translation of your accountant’s art, of course, will follow other algorithms, which is quite understandable.
In the store, you can scan wine even if you don’t have a Vivino account and don’t want to start one, but the main thing is that you can get a hint, make a choice that you most likely won’t regret.
For people with disabilities there is a special settings section. It can include a description of what the camera sees in front of it. I put the cup on the book, took a photo, after a few seconds Bixby Vision says: “Cup on the book.” Most familiar items are determined without any problems.
You can not take a photo, but simply turn on this mode, and then the camera will start talking about everything that falls into its field of view. You twist the phone in different directions, and it voices objects aloud.
So you can even read the texts! Open the book, point the camera to the touch, and she begins to read what she has written. The only downside is that the voice is not very pleasant, the robot reads. He reads everything he sees in front of him. But in general, we can say that recognition works well and you can adapt to this mode of operation, especially when you are somewhere in the city when a person needs to “look” at different books on the shelves.
And in exactly the same way, you can determine the colors around you, point the camera, and it voices what colors it sees on objects, but does not describe the objects themselves. I think in the future it will be possible to receive a hint that you have a book with a red cover, a blue cup, and so on. It is clear that development is moving in this direction.
In the settings it is possible to remove certain items, they will not be displayed in the menu if you do not need them, which is convenient.
For me, as a person who constantly works with various texts, their recognition in Bixby Vision, the ability to immediately receive an electronic copy and send it somewhere becomes a lifesaver. An excellent option that is difficult to overestimate. What once involved a lot of time spent typing on the keyboard is now done in a couple of clicks.
Individual Bixby camera features may not be needed. Someone is not interested in wine, someone is not looking for objects in photographs, and someone sits at home and does not stick his nose anywhere. But all together gives a tool that is useful to a modern and active person. I think that these are the people who, for the most part, use the flagships from Samsung, because this is a conscious purchase. It’s nice that Samsung did not try to reinvent the wheel and integrated Bixby Vision with existing, popular social networks and services, tying everything that people like into one shell. An excellent camera from Samsung plus popular services is a win-win bunch.
There are many people in my circle who have purchased Samsung flagships and use the camera in their daily activities, but very few who have mastered Bixby. The reason is that people simply do not get to this point, leave it for later. But when you show how it works, or when people see what you’re doing on your phone, they immediately jump in and start using the Bixby camera. Cause? It is banal – it is convenient and simple, and most importantly, useful. I advise you to try it too, so that you form your own opinion about the Bixby camera and what it can do. A great tool that complements the standard features of Samsung Galaxy smartphones.