Upon their launch, Apple’s iPhone X and Google Pixel 2 were the best phones in terms of camera performance. Google Pixel 2 in particular, scored the highest DxOMark scores which are a test to measure a camera performance.
While Pixel 2 did keep its crown for a few month, the recently launched Galaxy S9 has taken its place as the highest scoring DxOMark camera phone ever.
The phone scored 99 on DxO’s test which is one point higher compared to the Google Pixel 2 and 2 points higher compared to the iPhone X. More interesting is phone’s record-setting score of 104 in the stills department, it was the video tests where the phone scored only 91 which hampered its overall score a bit. Still, Samsung can now boast that the company makes the best smartphone camera in the world.
The test result stated that the phone takes great photos in sun lights and bright environments. There is a good amount of noise reduction and the dynamic range is great too. But just like other phones, the camera suffers in low light situations.
On the video front, the S9 has great video production capabilities and autofocus is stronger too. However, the camera has underwhelming texture production in the vide results.
“The Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus is a smartphone without any real weaknesses in the camera department. In both still and video modes, it performs well across the board, delivering consistently good photo and video image quality in all light and shooting situations, thus earning itself our highest DxOMark Mobile score to date,” said DxOMark concluding in the review of the Galaxy S9+’s camera.