Samsung Galaxy S9 features one of the best smartphone cameras today

The Galaxy S9+ gets DxOMark's highest score when it comes to stills.

Also noteworthy is the ability of the S9+ to handle low-light conditions, thanks to its new variable aperture, which allows the lens to adjust to let in more or less light depending on the conditions. There is one aspects where the Galaxy S9+'s camera lacks; texture. The rollout has since recommenced, and Samsung has just made the update notes for the S8's Oreo update available.

Samsung Launch the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus, the company's flagship devices, in Mobile World Congress. And with good reason-the Galaxy S9+ scored 99 points in DxOMark's combined photo and video evaluation, which is the highest ever, and 104 in the photo portion of the benchmark. In Cinema Mode, the Galaxy S9 has been rated to 0.7 JNCD (Just Noticeable Color Difference), which essentially refers to the minimum colour difference that the human eye can perceive. It uses a f/1.5 aperture in low light situations and switches to a f/2.4 aperture when there's more light.

DxO calculates their scoring based on a few factors like photo and video taking.

In addition, Samsung added a "Super Slo-mo" feature in the camera app that can shoot videos at 960 fps with its "enhanced speed sensor". With the Galaxy S9 being officially announced, though, Samsung fans now have a sneak peek at what they can expect with the upcoming new Galaxy Note. The SoC was easily destroyed by the A11 Bionic chip that powers Apple's top-of-the-line devices now in the market, namely, iPhone X and iPhone 8. Furthermore, the list revolves around the smartphones of Apple and Samsung which makes it doubtful that there are other Chinese companies which offer a premium smartphone camera.

Hilariously, even the iPhones are out of order here, with the iPhone 7 Plus and 8 Plus appearing below the iPhone 7 and 8 (which both lack one of the Plus' cameras), and the iPhone 6S Plus from 2015.

  • Carolyn Briggs