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Galaxy Note9: cameras reach 103 points in DxOMark

Considered the most powerful sold in Brazil, Samsung's new top of the line is among the best smartphone cameras in the world.

Launched emagosto, the Galaxy Note9 the most powerful smartphone from Samsung in 2018. The specialized portal DxOMark he smashed the cameras and gave his verdict. The Galaxy Note 9 has the best camera among the models currently sold in Brazil (note 103). Followed by the Galaxy S9 +, from the company itself, with note 99 and Apple's iPhone X, with note 97.

photographic set of Samsung cell phone considered the second best in the world with 103 pointsWith 103 points, the photographic set of Samsung's cell phone considered the second best in the world by DxOMark evaluators

The Galaxy Note9 has the best camera in Brazil

In the world, the Galaxy Note9 is tied with the HTC U12,and 3 pontosatrs of Huawei P20 Pro (with triple camera), but these two models are not for sale in Brazil. The camera settings of the Note9 only:

  • Dual camera
  • Main lens: 12 MP (1 / 2.55 inch sensor, dual-pixel PDAF, variable aperture of f / 1.5 – 2.4)
  • Secondary lens: 12 MP (f / 2.4 aperture and 1 / 3.6 inch sensor)
  • Optical stabilizer on both cameras
  • Single LED flash
  • 4K recording at 30 or 60 FPS

In the analyzes of DxOMark, the engineers captured more than 1500 images in more than two hours of videos, in different lighting conditions. The results obtained with the Galaxy Note9 were impressive.

O autofocus was classified as β€œgreatβ€œ. The camera also achieved a high score in the details, presentinglow noise and good quality of zoom. O bokeh effect was rated as β€œrealisticβ€œ, A question that is generally poorly evaluated on most cell phones that have this feature.

Exposure and contrast (91 points)

Galaxy Note9: cameras reach 103 points in DxOMarkImage of Note9 left and S9 Plus right

O Galaxy Note9 shows a remarkable evolution compared to the Galaxy S9 Plus. From the exposure and contrast levels, it is already possible to notice the differences. Note9 manages to make photos lighter, without losing the natural dark tones. The way HDR Note9 was improvedcompared to the previous model. However, it can still be inconsistent in some situations, causing shades of white to burst.

Colors (81 points)

Galaxy Note9: cameras reach 103 points in DxOMarkAccurate colors in different light situations.

Allied to a good white balance, at Colors captured by the cameras Galaxy Note9 only faithful. His precision was responsible for another note for the smartphone. In low light situations, the colors may be slightly shaded, but still do not disappoint.

Autofocus (96 points)

Galaxy Note9: cameras reach 103 points in DxOMarkComparison of focus speed.

O Galaxy Note9 autofocus very fast and more accurate than the Galaxy S9. To focus, the maximum delay in 600 ms, getting 100 ms behind the Huawei P20 Pro. This does not mean that the model does not deserve a high score, as it was obtained.

Texture (68 points) and noise (76 points)

Galaxy Note9: cameras reach 103 points in DxOMarkPictures of Note9 on the left and Huawei P20 Pro on the right.

O Galaxy Note9 capable of rendering textures well, but ends up making the same mistakes as other Samsung smartphones: exaggerated focus on noise reduction, which ends up smoothing out fine details. In low light situations, the problem is aggravated.

In terms of granulation, the Galaxy Note9 there were some points behind the Huawei P20 Pro, despite achieving superior performance in some situations.

Artifacts (67 points)

Galaxy Note9: cameras reach 103 points in DxOMarkGhost effect can be seen in pictures taken with HDR

In object photography, the Galaxy Note9 exhibited good results, with the exception of some images where it was perceivedflare, an effect that appears when the object reflects light, interfering with capture and creating β€œghosts”.

Flash (90 points)

Galaxy Note9: cameras reach 103 points in DxOMarkFlash has low luminosity, but conquers by the precision

The use of just one LED flash was questioned a lot, but the end result was good enough to get 90 points. Accurate light, however, low exposure to light can make colors very dark. The corners of the photo also have shadows, and the software, for the most part, does not prevent the red-eye effect.

Zoom (66 points)

O Note9 it has 2x optical zoom, but with only 12 MP it is difficult to compete against the 40 MP of the Huawei P20 Pro. Enough to be unfair. The images speak for themselves:

Galaxy Note9: cameras reach 103 points in DxOMarkAt the top, 5x zoom image on the Galaxy Note9 (left) and Huawei P20 Pro (right). At the bottom is the image cropped to view more details.

Boken (55 points)

Galaxy Note9: cameras reach 103 points in DxOMarkBokeh effect capture

For DxOMark, the Note9 have a boken effect much competent and realistic. The blur effect applied to the object's background is also in the foreground, showing a good transition.

Prs and contra by DxOMark


  • Fast and accurate autofocus indoors or outdoors
  • Zoom maintains good detail level up to 4x
  • Good balance between retention and noise reduction
  • Colors are pleasant and vivid
  • Convincing bokeh effect


  • Some inaccuracies of exposure
  • Loss of sharpness and ghosting
  • Fine details can be sacrificed in search of noise reduction
  • Flash has inconsistent white contro

Source: DxOMark

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