After a very strange ranking by the Consumer Reports yesterday, today true experts on the subject decided to add their two cents on the Galaxy S9 It’s from Galaxy S9 + in two of its most important aspects: the screen and the camera.
The result? Yeah, friends, the iPhone X it’s the Pixel 2 they will have to stick their tail between their legs, because apparently the new flagships from Samsung are champions in both factors.
THE DisplayMate, one of the most respected firms in the world in panel analysis, declared that the Galaxy S9 screen is the best one ever dispatched on a mobile device, earning, for the first time, green notes in all (dozens of) categories and an unprecedented assessment “ A + ”.
According to analyst Raymond Soneira, the color accuracy of the panel implemented by Samsung is “visually indistinguishable from perfection”, with an index of 0.7 JNCD that breaks all records in the segment. Soneira also said that the screen of the S9 is the best in reflectance, with levels 4.4% lower than the lowest recorded so far.
Want more? Automatic display brightness reaches 1,130 nits, the highest level ever recorded by the test, and we still have unmatched indices of color spectrum, contrast ratio, brightness variation and much more. For those who like the technical details, the DisplayMate test is full of graphs, tables and more in-depth considerations.
With that, the iPhone X, which until today held the crown of best screen on a smartphone according to DisplayMate, is dethroned. It is interesting to remember that the panel of the most expensive smartphone from Apple is also produced by Samsung, but with a series of technologies from Apple itself that made it stand out from the competition – now, the South Korean seems to have found the path of stones to compete or even surpass your biggest competitor. The fight will be good.
Camera evaluation by DxO Labs
In turn, the DxO Labs it also placed one of Samsung’s new devices (more precisely, the S9 +, with its dual camera) with the crown of photographic capabilities, dethroning the Google Pixel 2 – the iPhone X, as we know, was second in the ranking.
The largest of the new South Korean devices won an unprecedented DxOMark of 99 points in the firm’s test, with a score (also record) 104 in the field of photography and 91 points when it comes to video. DxO Labs stated that the S9 + camera “has no obvious weaknesses” and shows very good results in all categories of photo and video (although, in most of them, the device was behind the Pixel 2 XL); the telephoto lens zoom and mode bokeh (similar to the Portrait Mode of the dual camera iPhones) were praised as some of the best in the industry (these two, yes, hit the Google device).
The DXO rating is for Galaxy S9 PLUS. Not S9.
S9 + loses almost every category to Pixel 2
… But comes out winner thanks to zoom and bokeh scores (thanks to 2nd camera)
Know what matters to you. Pick from there.
Full DXOMark Explained: https://t.co/socIQ4uufh pic.twitter.com/OVgCjy2Y48
– Marques Brownlee (@MKBHD) March 1, 2018
DxOMark just gave its highest overall score for the Galaxy S9 (99) camera…
… But I still prefer some of the sample photos from Pixel 2 (98) ¯ _ (ツ) _ / ¯
See for yourself: dxomark.com/samsung-galaxy-s9-plus-review-premium-specs-top-end-performance/
Consider this: the DxO rating is for the Galaxy S9 +. Not for the S9.
The S9 + loses almost all categories to the Pixel 2…
but comes out victorious thanks to the zoom and bokeh (thanks to the 2nd camera).
See what matters to you. Choose there.
The complete explanation of DxOMark: youtu.be/PgeJ0XYuI2E
The already famous primary camera with variable aperture was praised for providing excellent results in good light, with exemplary contrast and dynamic range; and also in low light situations, where the details stood out and the noise level was low. The autofocus was described as one of the fastest in the segment, but not the fastest; the firm also criticized any color infiltration in specific situations.
Speaking of video recording, the S9 + received praise for its strong and vivid colors, fast and accurate exposure, stable and fast autofocus, and stabilization; the device lost points for a less-than-acceptable exposure transition and for loss of detail in some conditions.
Check out some comparisons made by the test:
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So, do you agree with the results?