Samsung’s latest flagships, i.e., the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus might look very similar to last year’s S8 and S8+, but there are some significant changes in the specifications. Apart from a better processor, the cameras are now much better. For the first time, we have a smartphone with variable aperture, i.e., the aperture can be changed, depending on the light. This is something we have seen only in DSLRs, but now, this technology has arrived for smartphones too.
The Samsung Galaxy S9+ is the phone you should go for if you are looking for a phone with great camera hardware. As per DxOMark, it has the best camera on any smartphone and so, the S9+ gets an overall score of 99 which is more than that of Pixel 2 XL (98). As for the specifications of the camera, the S9+ has a dual camera setup on the rear with a primary 12MP lens having a variable aperture (f/1.5 and f/2.4) and a secondary 12MP telephoto lens with f/2.4 aperture. Initial impressions of the camera are great, as seen in many videos from some popular tech YouTubers.
Well, it is just the beginning of 2018 and we know that there are many upcoming phones this year that will beat the Samsung Galaxy S9+ with their DxOMark scores. Some examples are 2018’s iPhones, Pixel 3, LG G7 etc. But right now, it looks like the Galaxy S9+ is the smartphone with the best camera. But, there are some features that the camera of S9+ lacks, like the Portrait Selfies, which Pixel 2 XL does DxOMark summarized this whole test by saying –
With an overall DxOMark score of 99 points, the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus takes the number one spot in our Mobile ranking, edging out the Google Pixel 2 by just one point. The S9 Plus comes with a camera that hasn’t got any obvious weaknesses and performs very well across all photo and video test categories. The Photo score of 104 points is the best we’ve seen so far. At 91 points the video score is a little lower but still among the best, making the new Samsung an ideal choice for any mobile users who want the best possible still image quality without compromising on video.