03-13-2018 12:36 PM
65 123
tools
  1. delta7's Avatar
    When people mention "typical samsung camera" do they mean how sammy usually makes their pictures kinda reddish?
    03-11-2018 08:07 AM
  2. wrich2005's Avatar
    The only reason people are so meh about the s9 is because how good the s8 and note 8 were. Keep that in perspective when you're deciding
    03-11-2018 08:28 AM
  3. Blues Fan's Avatar
    The only reason people are so meh about the s9 is because how good the s8 and note 8 were. Keep that in perspective when you're deciding
    If you were on that owns a Note 8 right now would you get the S9 Plus or wait for Note 9 in sept?

    The big name reviewers like Saki, J Will say if you have the Note 8 there really is no point of buying an S9 Plus.
    03-11-2018 12:23 PM
  4. amyf27's Avatar
    If you were on that owns a Note 8 right now would you get the S9 Plus or wait for Note 9 in sept?

    The big name reviewers like Saki, J Will say if you have the Note 8 there really is no point of buying an S9 Plus.
    I have the Note 8. I'm going to try out the S9 Plus since I also have a Tab S3 with S pen. I may keep the Note and return the S9Plus or keep S9Plus and move to the Note 9 later. All depends.
    03-11-2018 12:34 PM
  5. RaRa85's Avatar
    I don't think any phone right now will beat what Google has done with its software. If you want a fairer match, you would have to either load up the Google camera port on the S9 or shoot both in RAW to judge from there. In just about every other situation including selfies, the Pixel 2 won't be beat. The processing is just that good. So don't judge it on Samsung's processing VS Google's processing. I think the key area that the Pixels excel in is exposure preservation. You will almost never get an overexposed shot on a Pixel phone. With the Google port on my V20 I'm seeing the same results vs the stock camera app. In manual mode I would have to compensate by shooting underexposed to preserve highlight areas and then bring the shadows up on post. The Pixel does this automatically in night and day shots. Now in lowlight video the S9 duo should outperform the Pixel since f/1.5 really just lets in a ton of light and Google can't perform their processing magic as much during video. Also audio capture has always been a weak point of the Pixel phones if you take that into consideration.
    chanchan05 likes this.
    03-11-2018 01:46 PM
  6. ScottsoNJ's Avatar
    I don't know, something about the reviews on this phone thus far do not have me excited. I pre-ordered on launch day.

    Presently I have the pixel XL 2. I have not red one review so far that is made me think that the S9 plus camera is going to top my pixel XL 2. Of course I am trying to be hopeful, but the reviews are leading me in a different direction.

    I'll give it two weeks of fair usage. Anyone else get this vibe from the reviews? I watched as many reputable side-by-sides as I can on YouTube. Hands-On is the real test. I'll know within minutes if the camera is going to pass my tests. My tests are very basic point-and-shoot but I like to take quality photos easily. No manual mode for me. I had the v30 for about 6 hours before I returned it a few weeks ago.
    I think the camera will be just as good as the Pixel. dxo mark is usually pretty good with the ratings. But that's just 1 aspect. I also want ip 68, expandable storage, headphone jack and wireless charging. Plus I love Samsung pay
    03-11-2018 03:34 PM
  7. milehigherik's Avatar
    I think the camera will be just as good as the Pixel. dxo mark is usually pretty good with the ratings. But that's just 1 aspect. I also want ip 68, expandable storage, headphone jack and wireless charging. Plus I love Samsung pay
    I'd like all the above also. I have Samsung pay only because I have a gear Frontier watch. The charging/headset dongle is a pain.
    amyf27 likes this.
    03-11-2018 03:38 PM
  8. Theot's Avatar
    From the reviews I've seen, it wouldn't surprise if the Pixel was slightly better on more than half the photos one might take, but the S9+ may be a little more versatile and able handle a broader range of situations. Whether or not S9+ is better might depend on how much those other situations apply to a given person.

    Here is, I think, a good side by side:
    Wow, that was a great comparison. Hard to choose I think based on that. Both hold their own depending on the situation. I have to admit the optical zoom would be really nice for kids sporting events and plays etc.
    milehigherik likes this.
    03-11-2018 04:36 PM
  9. Joshua Luther2's Avatar
    Hard to believe that the S9 isn't even in people's hands and already they're willing to say it's not a good device. I think we are living in a day when we expect absolute perfection yesterday in tomorrow's tech. I personally can't wait to use my S9 that is coming tomorrow. It's a huge upgrade for me from the LG G6.
    emilioaponte likes this.
    03-11-2018 04:47 PM
  10. t11rmh's Avatar
    Hard to believe that the S9 isn't even in people's hands and already they're willing to say it's not a good device. I think we are living in a day when we expect absolute perfection yesterday in tomorrow's tech. I personally can't wait to use my S9 that is coming tomorrow. It's a huge upgrade for me from the LG G6.
    I have them and I love them. They are better than the S8's I had.
    Joshua Luther2 likes this.
    03-11-2018 05:30 PM
  11. csleverette's Avatar
    No I don't think people are saying its not a good device. I think they are saying it depends on what you are wanting in a device on whether or not that makes it an upgrade candidate or not. I think anyone who like Samsung devices that have a 7 or earlier generation will definitely want the 9 as an upgrade. If you are on an 8 series or another phone like the Pixel 2 or even iPhone X, I am not sure you would want too. However, that's where things get tricky.

    Regardless the OP's interest was in camera differentiation. Supersaf's camera comparisons are always good. Here is another perspective on the camera differences.

    milehigherik likes this.
    03-11-2018 05:34 PM
  12. RaRa85's Avatar
    Hard to believe that the S9 isn't even in people's hands and already they're willing to say it's not a good device. I think we are living in a day when we expect absolute perfection yesterday in tomorrow's tech. I personally can't wait to use my S9 that is coming tomorrow. It's a huge upgrade for me from the LG G6.
    I'm not in that group just pointing out the question he had about the camera comparer to the Pixel 2. Personally, I think it's a phenomenal device. Not necessarily an upgrade for last years versions but for many others it definitely is. But if the Google camera port can be used on the S9/+ I think that would ease his concerns a little. Even on my V20 the differences between HDR+ and HDR+ Enhanced mirror the type of results you will get on a Pixel phone.
    HDR+

    HDR+ Enhanced

    No other phone's software can match the algorithms Google's team came up with.
    03-11-2018 05:35 PM
  13. Joshua Luther2's Avatar
    I have them and I love them. They are better than the S8's I had.
    That's great to hear. It seems a lot of people are writing it off before they even have one in their hands. It's totally fine if you want a Pixel instead. Both the Pixel 2 and S9/+ are great phones. There are compromises on both. It's all about what you value the most in a smartphone.
    emilioaponte likes this.
    03-11-2018 05:37 PM
  14. milehigherik's Avatar
    Hard to believe that the S9 isn't even in people's hands and already they're willing to say it's not a good device. I think we are living in a day when we expect absolute perfection yesterday in tomorrow's tech. I personally can't wait to use my S9 that is coming tomorrow. It's a huge upgrade for me from the LG G6.
    It's not so much expecting perfection. Just improvement enough that I can justify ditching a phone I just paid 850$ for less than 6 months ago.

    The S9 both variants will be a great upgrade for a lot of folks.
    Joshua Luther2 likes this.
    03-11-2018 05:45 PM
  15. Joshua Luther2's Avatar
    It's not so much expecting perfection. Just improvement enough that I can justify ditching a phone I just paid 850$ for less than 6 months ago.

    The S9 both variants will be a great upgrade for a lot of folks.
    Agreed. In that case, it's probably not worth the upgrade.
    milehigherik likes this.
    03-11-2018 06:06 PM
  16. ThrottleJohnny's Avatar
    Played with the S9+ today and was impressed. Yes, it's an S8 refresh (if you have an S8+ you shouldn't even be here anyway), but it is a fantastic reminder of why Samsung really does release some of the best phones around.

    Does it have to have the absolute best camera on the market? I don't think so. Samsung cameras always take great phones both in day and nighttime shots. The fact that it's in the top 3, along with everything else this phone offers is reason enough to get it.

    Again, if you already have an S8 plus you need not apply. Everyone else will love what Samsung has done here.

    Btw, the speakers on this thing are better than both the Pixel 2 and the iPhone X.
    03-11-2018 06:10 PM
  17. edubb256's Avatar
    Wow, that was a great comparison. Hard to choose I think based on that. Both hold their own depending on the situation. I have to admit the optical zoom would be really nice for kids sporting events and plays etc.
    Yes, that is why I said in an earlier post, it depends on what is important to you. I have a Note 8 (which also has optical zoom) and use the optical zoom a LOT for my daughter's soccer games. I like the Pixel 2 camera a lot, but it wouldn't work for me because of the lack of optimal zoom.
    milehigherik likes this.
    03-11-2018 06:23 PM
  18. gadgetfan's Avatar
    I think we're at a point where the high-end phones, and even some of the mid-range phones, are so good that the nits we're able to find and pick are pretty minor. Is the camera the best ever, or just phenomenal? Of course, that's what forums like this are for...
    emilioaponte likes this.
    03-11-2018 06:51 PM
  19. br77494's Avatar
    In my opinion, there's not nearly enough difference there to make it worth the while to purchase the S9+ if you already have the Pixel 2XL. Very marginal improvements, but takes a slight step back in other areas.
    milehigherik likes this.
    03-11-2018 08:01 PM
  20. sleepnclass's Avatar
    I don't know, something about the reviews on this phone thus far do not have me excited. I pre-ordered on launch day.

    Presently I have the pixel XL 2. I have not red one review so far that is made me think that the S9 plus camera is going to top my pixel XL 2. Of course I am trying to be hopeful, but the reviews are leading me in a different direction.

    I'll give it two weeks of fair usage. Anyone else get this vibe from the reviews? I watched as many reputable side-by-sides as I can on YouTube. Hands-On is the real test. I'll know within minutes if the camera is going to pass my tests. My tests are very basic point-and-shoot but I like to take quality photos easily. No manual mode for me. I had the v30 for about 6 hours before I returned it a few weeks ago.
    eh, I mean it's an S/T update. It will sell well for sure. People will buy it. I agree though that there isn't a lot new. An S8+ updated to Oreo will pretty much get you an S9+. But they still made decent hardware improvements.

    To me the underwhelming reviews for the camera are more of a concern. Samsung would lead to believe it's blow away and it sounds like the pixel 2 line and iPhone X have it beat. Time will tell I guess. Mine comes sometime early this week so fingers crossed.
    03-11-2018 08:10 PM
  21. Itsa_Me_Mario's Avatar
    eh, I mean it's an S/T update. It will sell well for sure. People will buy it. I agree though that there isn't a lot new. An S8+ updated to Oreo will pretty much get you an S9+. But they still made decent hardware improvements.

    To me the underwhelming reviews for the camera are more of a concern. Samsung would lead to believe it's blow away and it sounds like the pixel 2 line and iPhone X have it beat. Time will tell I guess. Mine comes sometime early this week so fingers crossed.
    I hope it's awesome
    03-11-2018 08:17 PM
  22. chanchan05's Avatar
    It's not so much expecting perfection. Just improvement enough that I can justify ditching a phone I just paid 850$ for less than 6 months ago.
    By my book ditching a phone flagship bought at near launch in less than a year is never justifiable anyway. Tech doesn't move that fast enough anymore. Heck even 2 years right now is a bit of a stretch since the S7, S6, Pixel 1, V20, OP3Tand some others still perform better than some of the top midrangers released this year.

    There is no real justifiable reason right now that I can see to ditch a perfectly working flagship phone in less than a year. It's all about impulse buying and expendable income at that point, or certain specific situations (moving to a work place where the ip68 of other brands might make a big difference against the Pixel for example).
    03-11-2018 08:56 PM
  23. jtcannonball's Avatar
    By my book ditching a phone flagship bought at near launch in less than a year is never justifiable anyway. Tech doesn't move that fast enough anymore. Heck even 2 years right now is a bit of a stretch since the S7, S6, Pixel 1, V20, OP3Tand some others still perform better than some of the top midrangers released this year.

    There is no real justifiable reason right now that I can see to ditch a perfectly working flagship phone in less than a year. It's all about impulse buying and expendable income at that point, or certain specific situations (moving to a work place where the ip68 of other brands might make a big difference against the Pixel for example).
    Excellent breakdown.
    03-11-2018 09:23 PM
  24. ScottsoNJ's Avatar
    eh, I mean it's an S/T update. It will sell well for sure. People will buy it. I agree though that there isn't a lot new. An S8+ updated to Oreo will pretty much get you an S9+. But they still made decent hardware improvements.

    To me the underwhelming reviews for the camera are more of a concern. Samsung would lead to believe it's blow away and it sounds like the pixel 2 line and iPhone X have it beat. Time will tell I guess. Mine comes sometime early this week so fingers crossed.
    An S8+ can't compare to the S9+ No way. 6gb ram vs 4 dual speakers vs. 1 dual cameras vs 1 dual aperture camera lens and snapdragon 845 vs 835
    mustang7757 likes this.
    03-11-2018 10:40 PM
  25. chanchan05's Avatar
    An S8+ can't compare to the S9+ No way. 6gb ram vs 4 dual speakers vs. 1 dual cameras vs 1 dual aperture camera lens and snapdragon 845 vs 835
    I think the point was, sure the S9 is the better phone, but if you were coming from an S8, would the performance difference be worth the cost? Coming from an S6 or earlier, it's an easy yes. Coming from an S7, its, take a look at your finances and how your phone is holding up to your needs. Coming from an S8, it's a big question if you're not on a yearly upgrade plan. For me the cost won't be worth it if I was coming from an S8. But I'm coming from an S7 Edge with a 2 year upgrade plan. Lol. But honestly I'm waiting until end of March for a possible sale on my carrier. When the Note 3 came out they sold the Note 2 + Tab 4 for less than the Note 3. When the S7 Edge came out they had a 40% off sale for upgraders, when the iPhone X came out my sister was able to score an iPhone 8 due to a sale at cheaper than the iPhone 7. Lol. I'm hoping for either an awesome deal on the S8/+ or a recontract sale again. Lol.
    03-11-2018 10:52 PM
65 123

Similar Threads

  1. I just can’t connect my watch to the wifi
    By Android Central Question in forum Android Wear / Wear OS for iPhone
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 03-10-2018, 01:39 PM
  2. Why can't I access my Hotmail account on my Samsung A5
    By Android Central Question in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 03-10-2018, 01:33 PM
  3. Why won't my phone lock whenever I push the off button
    By Android Central Question in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 03-10-2018, 12:44 PM
  4. A sudden Warning pop on my screen that my huawei honor+Bee is infected with virus
    By Android Central Question in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 03-10-2018, 10:25 AM
  5. Why is my fingerprint sensor not working on my S9
    By Android Central Question in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 03-10-2018, 07:02 AM
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD