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Galaxy Note 9 selfie camera tops DxOMark’s new leaderboard

DxOMark has now introduced its first-ever test protocol for smartphone front cameras. The aim is to offer neutral and reliable test data about selfie cameras like DxOMark already does for rear cameras. The Galaxy Note 9 selfie camera has topped the leaderboard.

It makes perfect sense for DxOMark to start ranking selfie cameras as well. The technology in this area has improved significantly over the past few years. Front cameras have also become a major selling point for smartphones as the selfie-obsessed generation is very particular about capturing the perfect shot.

Galaxy Note 9 selfie camera is one of the best on the market

The Galaxy Note 9 selfie camera is unique in its own right. The 1/3.6-inch sensor with 8-megapixel resolution may not be something to write home about. However, the fact that it has an autofocus lens certainly is. It can also capture 1440p video at 30 frames-per-second.

The new DxOMark Selfie test protocol is based on the same procedures and methodologies as the protocol for primary cameras. The tests are conducted in both lab and real-world situations with different subjects and light conditions. Approximately 1,500 images and dozens of video clips are captured as part of the test. All devices are tested in identically-configured lab setups with the same scenes, procedures, software, and evaluation methodologies.

DxOMark released the first ranking chart of its Selfie test protocol today. The Galaxy Note 9 front camera has topped the leaderboard with 92 points but it’s not alone up there. It actually tied with the Google Pixel 3. The Galaxy Note 9 scored 96 points in the photo and 86 points in the video test for this combined score. The Galaxy S9+ and the Galaxy S8 have found a place further down on the list as well.

Full marks to Samsung for shipping an exceptional front camera with the Galaxy Note 9. What many of us will now be interested in seeing is how the Galaxy S10 fares.

  • Model: SM-N960F
  • Dimensions: 161.9 x 76.4 x 8.8mm
  • Display: 6.4" (162.5mm) Super AMOLED
  • CPU: Exynos 9810
  • Camera: 12 CMOS Dual OIS (F1.5/F2.4) & Telephoto: 12MP AF F2.4)

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mariusmuntean
mariusmuntean

Nope! The selfie camera is bad…over exposure and indoor poor quality. Outside in midday it’s ok, just ok, so I don’t take the DXO benchmarks for credit.

Biransahin
Biransahin

I never take selfies with my Note9. I see myself shaving in the mirror every morning.. That’s enough. Lol. But it’s good to know that it’s up there with the best. Though to be honest DXO Mark gets paid by all these companies for the test so take everything with a grain of salt. The top camera score usually rotates to the next flagship from Google, Samsung, Apple and Huawei. It’s all a game. There’s a big misconception that the Pixel is better, but it’s not. My brother has the Pixel 3 and though it’s good, it’s not better, particularly… Read more »

marschliono
marschliono

it’s no where close to my pixel 3…. I had a note 9 and i sold it, i then got myself a iphone x 64GB sold it, and then imported the pixel 3 xl. Btw i’m from South Africa, so this phone is not being sold here, but the pixel 3 camera is by far the best, esp the night shot which i tried last night

mariusmuntean
mariusmuntean

Yep. So far I have not seen any other phone being even close to Pixel ones in camera department in ALL conditions!

SAMgalaxyXXX
SAMgalaxyXXX

I love my Note 9 and the camera (iphone like camera UI aside) and I think the front facing camera improved even more after the last update but to be honest I don’t think that for still pictures and especially portrait is better than even pixel 2. I still have pics taken with pixel 2 on my Note 8 and they are still better. I think that on Note 9 they are great outdoors and especially in good lightning conditions but not better indoors with natural or artificial light.

locarno
locarno

Something is wrong. Both S9 and Note 9 have the same sensor “8 MP, f/1.7, 25mm (wide), 1/3.6″, 1.22µm, AF”

So it looks like Note 9 have better optimized software.

What do you think Adnan ?

mefistoreyon
mefistoreyon

Probably. Samsung doing more with the software with Note. But if you look some pictures compared to pixel…Note always apply some beautify filters which is ridiculous. And S9 can horribly cut my head like I have some disability. So Pixel FTW

Abhijeet
Abhijeet

Yes, first thought that crossed my mind when i saw the scores. Maybe I’ll do a comparison of the two with selfies of myself, this is an interesting revelation for sure.

locarno
locarno

Do this comprassion. It is good idea. With photos of girl from thumbnail of this news (:

Abhijeet
Abhijeet

That’s my wife, and she barely agrees to these photos. But I’ll ask her for sure, haha.

mefistoreyon
mefistoreyon

This would be very nice. I’ll appreciate it.

mhngt
mhngt

you’re right, why is note 9 made better software Camera, and not for S9 ?? although s9 flagship of 2018

Biransahin
Biransahin

That’s true, I’ve noticed some differences between my Note9 and my wife’s S9 plus……but after she got Pie and One UI, her camera improved to match the Note9………but then when One UI came to my my Note9, it seemed to improve a little more so it’s again better than the S9 plus but to be honest only very slightly, it’s hardly noticeable.