Samsung’s latest flagship, the Galaxy S9 and S9+, have been the talk of the town during the Mobile World Congress held in Barcelona last February 26 to March 1, 2018. The main focus of improvement in the newest flagship is the camera thus the tagline, “Camera. Reimagined.” With the recent tests conducted by the DxOMark, the Samsung Galaxy S9+ got the score of 99, a one point from perfection.

With this regard, DxOMark highlighted Samsung Galaxy S9+ by tagging it as “one of the most comprehensive smartphone imaging feature sets available today.” Like in any other flagship phones, they’ve tested the camera to various categories: Exposure and contrast, Color, Autofocus, Texture, Noise, Artifacts, Flash, Zoom and Bokeh. Out of these categories, the Galaxy S9+ got honorable mention to Exposure and Contrast and Autofocus.

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Exposure and Contrast comparison between Galaxy S9+, iPhone X and Google Pixel 2
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Measurement of Autofocus for Galaxy S9+

DxO Mark summarizes the phone with this:

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.

The score of 99 points was accumulated by both in the photo and video department. The total score of Galaxy S9+ in the photo is 104 while for video, 91. Judging from the scores, the Galaxy S9+ really is the best camera smartphone right now. But, areas of improvement are for the occasional exposure instabilities, noticeable ringing, color fringing, and loss of sharpness in the field and slight color casts occasionally noticeable.

We haven’t seen any smartphone like this. We recently discussed our first impressions and we would like you to comment on what areas you think should Samsung do to their next Galaxy.


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