Samsung Galaxy S9+ Surpasses Pixel 2 As The Best Cameraphone in DxO Mark

March 2, 2018
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The smartphone camera is becoming increasingly important and smartphone manufacturers invest heavily in that. The Samsung Galaxy S flagships have been at the top for years when it comes to the camera. According to DxO Mark, the last generation also belongs to the top. The Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus is the best smartphone camera according to DxO Mark.

Samsung’s Galaxy 9+ scores an impressive total score of 99 in DxO Mark camera test. The flagship puts a mega score of 104 on the photo component and 91 points on the video component. DxO Mark praises the Samsung Galaxy S9 for image quality in all conditions. The autofocus is fast and very accurate and you get bright and vivid colors in most situations. Even with 4x zoom, the details are crisp and clear. DxO believes that the flagship has good noise suppression in videos and videos are very stable thanks to excellent Optical Image Stabilization. In terms of video, the Galaxy S9 Plus scored slightly lower than the Pixel 2 but higher than the iPhone X.

Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus camera

Unlike the Samsung Galaxy S9, the larger Samsung Galaxy S9+ has two main cameras. DxO Mark has tested the flagship and the results may be there. In total, the flagship scores 99 points and with that, the Samsung Galaxy S9+ tops the chart. In still photos department, the smartphone scores 104 points and receives 91 points for video. DxO Mark believes that the Samsung Galaxy S9+ is a smartphone without any real weaknesses in the still camera. The duo scores well in both photo and video modes across the board. The Galaxy S9+ delivers good photo and video image quality in all lighting and shooting situations and thus earns the highest DxOMark score for a smartphone camera.

Camera specifications

  • 12-megapixel primary main camera, 1/2.55 “, f/1.5 & f/2.4 aperture
  • 12-megapixel secondary main camera 1/3.6 “, 2x Telephoto and f/2.4 aperture
  • OIS for both lenses
  • Dual-pixel PDAF with primary camera
  • LED flash
  • 4K video with 60 fps
  • 720p super slow motion video with 960 fps
  • 8 megapixel selfie camera, 1 / 3.6 “, f / 1.7 aperture

Premium Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus

The Samsung Galaxy S9+ is not just an excellent shooter, it is one of the best overall smartphones of this moment. The design is excellent with shiny metal and glass build and excellent screen-to-body-ratio. The phone is very comfortable to use despite a huge 6.2 inches display. The display of the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ has also been ranked as the best by DisplayMate. It is a large Super AMOLED display with an aspect ratio of 18.5: 9. The premium smartphone is also waterproof (IP68) and has a strong endurance thanks to the 3,500 mAh battery. In the US you get a Snapdragon 845 processor under the hood while the rest of the world gets Exynos 9810 powered version of the Galaxy S9 Plus with 6 GB of RAM. The Exynos 9810 is among the best Android processors of the moment. You can buy the Samsung Galaxy S9+ from $840 unlocked.

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