Samsung Galaxy S9+ beats Google Pixel 2 in the best camera phone race

Cameras are one of the fate deciders for a smartphone these days. Companies, in order to make the photo and video capturing experience better, come up with smartphones featuring more powerful camera specs than what there was in the previous version. Samsung, playing the same game is claiming to have raised the smartphone camera benchmarks this time with the Galaxy S9+. DxO, a popular camera rating website, has given the particular device its highest rating, more than Google Pixel 2, which was the best photography camera until now.

According to the latest ratings, DxO has given the Samsung Galaxy S9+ an overall rating of 99. The photo score is 104 while the video score is 91.
“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,” says DxO.

One of the key features Samsung is heavily marketing its Galaxy S9+ about is the variable aperture in one of its rear cameras. This means that a single lens can switch between f/2.4 aperture for taking in details during optimum lighting conditions, and a low f/1.5 aperture. This is also the lowest camera aperture seen in a smartphone till date.

It has dual 12MP rear cameras with OIS and PDAF on both. It can also record 4K videos at 60 frames per second. The Galaxy S9, on the other hand, has a single rear camera with same specifications.