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Galaxy S9+ has the best smartphone camera according to DxOMark

Camera reference publication DxOMark published the results of its Galaxy S9+ camera test today and it says that the Galaxy S9+ has the best smartphone camera on the market right now. It features a 12-megapixel primary sensor with f/1.5 and f/2.4 variable aperture lens and a secondary 12-megapixel lens with a 2x tele and f/2.4 aperture lens. There’s Optical Image Stabilization for both lenses and Dual Pixel PDAF on the main sensor.

Galaxy S9+ wins best smartphone camera crown

The Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ are the first smartphones from Samsung to offer a camera with variable aperture. The camera uses the f/1.5 aperture in low light conditions to maximize light capture while it uses the slower f/2.4 aperture for more detail and sharpness in bright conditions.

With 2x optical zoom on the secondary camera of the Galaxy S9+ and a Super Slow-motion video feature that records at 960 frames-per-second, DxOMark says that the Galaxy S9+ offers “one of the most comprehensive smartphone imaging feature sets” available on the market today.

The Galaxy S9+ has now taken the top spot in DxOMark’s rankings with a total score of 99, it edged out the Google Pixel 2 by just one point. The publication further adds that the handset’s camera doesn’t have any obvious weaknesses and performs very well across all its test categories. The individual Photo score of 104 is the best that DxOMark has seen so far while the Video score at 91 is among the best.

To put together its detailed camera reviews, engineers at DxOMark capture and evaluate more than 1,500 test images and more than two hours of video in controlled lab environments as well as in natural indoor and outdoor scenes with the camera settings at default.

The in-depth review is now live on DxOMark’s website so do check it out if you’re interested in the handset’s imaging prowess. Not only does Samsung’s latest flagship has the best smartphone display crown, it has also taken the best smartphone display crown, making it the Android flagship to beat in 2018.

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SAMgalaxyXXX
SAMgalaxyXXX

Well, I hope Samsung has improved the front facing camera and has done sth to reduce the over smoothness of faces even with beauty mode off especially indoors, a long time problem. I tested my Note 8 front facing camera (only indoors) against iPhone 8, 8 plus, X and pixel 2 XL and it’s better in all those 4 phones with more details. Rear camera is top notch but I think it could be even better with 16MP and 16:9 ratio by default with the ability to scale it down to 12MP and 4:3 aspect ratio if you want to… Read more »

whqhdrbs
whqhdrbs

Watched a Youtube comparing s9 vs apple and s9 beats iphone by a noticeable margin in day time and not on the same league on night time shots

NotReallySamsungFan
NotReallySamsungFan

Yeah except for dynamic range.

Cristian933
Cristian933

Deceptive rating, pixel 2 exceeds the s9 plus in all aspects except the zoom that does not have. Hence they do not qualify to the s9 of a single lens because it would be the same as the s8

Mualh
Mualh

Well we need to check on that dynamic range before you can judge

Bobbingalong
Bobbingalong

Shame the regular s9 has been left behind and Samsung is forcing people to buy the bigger phone for the best phone and specs

I know people say 4gb ram and dual camera doesn’t count but they are seriously wrong if they say that.

Dertolle
Dertolle

As a galaxy s8 user, I am gonna kindly warn anyone who has intentions to buy new samsung devices. If you care about security updates, OS updates or even some simple answers when you contact samsung support, do NOT buy samsung devices. Go ahead, just check-out s8 update history. There are many s8 owners who’s been left out from beta testing and simply any updates since NOVEMBER. This is unbelievable. I wished someone would have told me in advance. Go with google, LG, even Xiaomi but not with Samsung. There are many comments in this site showing even people leaving… Read more »

JPSMR94
JPSMR94

thanks god I don’t care about it

tavygo
tavygo

I also subscribe to your comment.I was with Samsung since long time ago,but now I will looking for another phone maker.Samsung don’t have respect for loyal customers.

B85uZZnek
B85uZZnek

This sucks man, but are you sure it’s Samsung and not your carrier to blame? I have the S7, and it gets security updates like a clock-work. I just got the February security update, around month ago I got the January one, and so on – it’s pretty impressive. I am in Canada by the way. The S8 here gets even more timely security updates. So yea, while the underlying version of Android is “only” 7.0, I honestly do not care – the phone is stable, has features that even latest “stock” Oreo can only dream about, and it is… Read more »

Dertolle
Dertolle

I have unlocked version, so I am sure it’s Samsung. That is exactly the issue, Samsung does not push updates simultaneously. Some regions randomly get it first and some later on. It took them 6 months (and counting) to release Oreo which is really bad comparing to LG, Xioami, Huawei, HTC, OnePlus, Motorola (shall I go on?) .
Look at UK’s update history, Netherlands (which got Oreo today) or others to see how’s Samsung treating its customers.

j2001m
j2001m

Updates will now be faster due to google changes as the core os is now not linked to the Samsung skin

heisenberg001
heisenberg001

LG G6 and V30 are still on Nougat. Heard mate series got debutted with Oreo. Motorola, HTC and OnePlus are near stock.

Osensnolf
Osensnolf

Talking and walking are two different things. People can save they will eave but when it comes down to it, they know they will also be unhappy so many of them stay. That is why they are here – on a Samsung fan website.

Dertolle
Dertolle

I can’t talk for others but I am certainly leaving Samsung for good. This is my first and last. Btw here’s not a “fan page”, it’s a Samsung-related blog.
Next stop for me: Google

Horus Osiris
Horus Osiris

LOL LG & Xiaomi are the slowest of them all, if you follow tech then you can see that Sony is the fastest bec. it doesn’t have many phones