Absolutely the same experience here. Yes the 25mp photos are not getting HDR but that is not the only reason for thebad quality. I have noticed that whenever the light on part of the image is not good enough there is some attempt on a software edit on that part that smeems as some kind of bad de-noise or other "effect" like frequency separation, that makes the image looks blurry with lack of details. I can see more details in the preview of the veiwfinder that on the photo that is taken after that!
For backing up my statements I work as a photo retocher for the last 13 years and I know what i am talking about. The problem is strictly software/postprocessing related and not just that the sensor is not capable of.
I agree, it really looks like a software issue. It is not (only) compression, it is as bad with HEIC as with JPG, it is something weird is the postpressing. I am quite surprise considering today importance of the camera quality in purchase decision. I hope they will correct this soon.
I have the exact same issue! I don't know why there aren't many people talking a out this! The 12 mp photos are really nice, but why are the 25mp photos so blurry? And the issue has yet to be fixed 😭
Ikr. Like what the hell. I just got my phone today and had high hopes for the camera. I was showing it off to a friend and the photos sucked! His 10 yr old samsung took better photos. Now i know its not just me i'll send off some feedback. They better have a fix.