1. ThrottleJohnny's Avatar
    This is more in line with what I've experienced putting both cameras side by side. Pixel 2XL is sharper with slightly more detail, but the S9+ holds it's own and just looks outstanding.

    Can't wait to get mine!
    03-16-2018 10:02 PM
  2. ThrottleJohnny's Avatar
    03-16-2018 10:02 PM
  3. jhimmel's Avatar
    Interesting comparison.
    03-16-2018 10:34 PM
  4. rushmore's Avatar
    Seems a lot of bias in the first place, since most of the critics are XL2 or iPX owners on different forums. This is in contrast to most photography centric reviews and media reviews in general. They both take great pics, so calling the S9 not good/bad seems disingenuous.
    03-16-2018 10:53 PM
  5. ThrottleJohnny's Avatar
    That's sort of par for the course with Samsung releases. A week ago all we heard was negativity regarding this phone. Everything from "meh" to "horrible photos" to weird comparisons to the Pixel 2XL. Now that people are actually getting these phones in their hands, we're now hearing how terrific this phone and it's camera actually are.

    Your're right in that I think there was a lot of early biases going on to try and steer folks towards a certain other phone.
    03-16-2018 11:44 PM
  6. D13H4RD2L1V3's Avatar
    I don’t think anyone said it was horrible to begin with...
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    03-17-2018 12:10 AM
  7. Nubwy's Avatar
    Seems a lot of bias in the first place, since most of the critics are XL2 or iPX owners on different forums. This is in contrast to most photography centric reviews and media reviews in general. They both take great pics, so calling the S9 not good/bad seems disingenuous.
    My real world shooting with Sammy's since the S7 has been lackluster. My three year old iPhone consistently took more accurate and better quality photos than my Note 8 in all but the best lightning conditions. I think there's far more bias toward the Korean manufacturer than there is toward Pixel owners. Samsung still hasn't nailed portrait mode and it's ability to capture and process photos outside of an object or person being completely still leaves much to be desired.
    03-17-2018 12:15 AM
  8. bhatech's Avatar
    I don’t think anyone said it was horrible to begin with...
    Exactly I'm not sure who is saying the camera is horrible. Sure there may be few posts here and there which will be there for any phone. At least all the reviews, hands on and other reports I have read is this is a great camera. Personal experience is also that it's a great camera. Does it blow other camera on iPhone X or Pixel 2? No but definitely top of the stack and comes down to preference.
    03-17-2018 12:15 AM
  9. D13H4RD2L1V3's Avatar
    My real world shooting with Sammy's since the S7 has been lackluster. My three year old iPhone consistently took more accurate and better quality photos than my Note 8 in all but the best lightning conditions. I think there's far more bias toward the Korean manufacturer than there is toward Pixel owners. Samsung still hasn't nailed portrait mode and it's ability to capture and process photos outside of an object or person being completely still leaves much to be desired.
    Samsung tends to prioritize pleasure over authenticity.

    Granted, they've toned it down over the years but compare it to an iPhone (8 and X are more vibrant though compared to the 7) and the Pixel and the difference is clear.

    It's not bad, but it's a different approach. I've personally stuck to using the Pixel 2 camera on the Note8 and aside from being a tad grainier due to less aggressive conventional NR (which I'm totally fine with), I preferred its output. It's almost always closer to what I see in reality with vastly improve DR.


    Exactly I'm not sure who is saying the camera is horrible. Sure there may be few posts here and there which will be there for any phone. At least all the reviews, hands on and other reports I have read is this is a great camera. Personal experience is also that it's a great camera. Does it blow other camera on iPhone X or Pixel 2? No but definitely top of the stack and comes down to preference.
    It's definitely a top 5 or even a top 3 camera so far. I don't think Samsung knocked it out of the park with this one (honestly, I don't think we'd notice that much given how good phone cameras have become) but they certainly have not regressed. It's still a great camera and a very solid improvement over the Note8.
    03-17-2018 02:29 AM
  10. Ishan Bhatt's Avatar
    Yeah.. Samsung S9 Plus has incredible camera which offers dual aperture range f/1.5 and f/2.4 and also its DXO mark rate is 99. Therefore, it's been proved world's best camera in smartphone segments till date..
    03-17-2018 02:48 AM
  11. D13H4RD2L1V3's Avatar
    Yeah.. Samsung S9 Plus has incredible camera which offers dual aperture range f/1.5 and f/2.4 and also its DXO mark rate is 99. Therefore, it's been proved world's best camera in smartphone segments till date..
    Well, about that DxO score.....

    .....it's a tad misleading due to its aggregate. Comparing it to the last champ, the Pixel 2, the S9+ mainly wins in zoom and noise (latter should have been weighted more IMO). Pixel was better in exposure and others alongside video.

    Not saying the S9 camera is bad. Again, it's great and it's probably a top 3 shooter. Just that we shouldn't take aggregate DxO scores as a definitive source to judge camera quality. It's like a benchmark.
    03-17-2018 02:51 AM
  12. ScottsoNJ's Avatar
    My real world shooting with Sammy's since the S7 has been lackluster. My three year old iPhone consistently took more accurate and better quality photos than my Note 8 in all but the best lightning conditions. I think there's far more bias toward the Korean manufacturer than there is toward Pixel owners. Samsung still hasn't nailed portrait mode and it's ability to capture and process photos outside of an object or person being completely still leaves much to be desired.
    Yeah okay
    03-17-2018 07:49 AM
  13. goji26's Avatar
    The DXO Mark is very misleading. You need to look at the scores. I took a picture of my son with the S9+ and Pixel 2 XL and the Pixel has way more definition and detail.
    03-17-2018 09:24 AM
  14. ScottsoNJ's Avatar
    The DXO Mark is very misleading. You need to look at the scores. I took a picture of my son with the S9+ and Pixel 2 XL and the Pixel has way more definition and detail.
    And I also take pictures with both phones and the S9+ is way sharper
    03-17-2018 10:30 AM
  15. goji26's Avatar
    And I also take pictures with both phones and the S9+ is way sharper
    No way. Here's two pictures of the same bedsheets. Pixel is way sharper.S9+ Camera isn't horrible at all. In fact...-img_20180317_112951.jpgS9+ Camera isn't horrible at all. In fact...-20180317_111729.jpg
    03-17-2018 10:34 AM
  16. goji26's Avatar
    Here's two shots of the same dragon. Once again, the Pixel has way more detail.S9+ Camera isn't horrible at all. In fact...-img_20180317_113912.jpg
    03-17-2018 10:42 AM
  17. goji26's Avatar
    This is the S9S9+ Camera isn't horrible at all. In fact...-20180317_113959.jpg
    03-17-2018 10:42 AM
  18. ThrottleJohnny's Avatar
    The Pixel 2 look a bit over sharpened. The S9 looks closer to the actual colors. Weird to say that, but that’s what I’m seeing
    03-17-2018 10:51 AM
  19. ScottsoNJ's Avatar
    The S9+ is way sharper with my pictures
    03-17-2018 10:55 AM
  20. areyes163's Avatar
    And that's why none of this matters. Everyone sees something a little differently. Everyone's eyes are different. Everyone has different tastes.
    milehigherik likes this.
    03-17-2018 01:52 PM
  21. Itsa_Me_Mario's Avatar
    This is more in line with what I've experienced putting both cameras side by side. Pixel 2XL is sharper with slightly more detail, but the S9+ holds it's own and just looks outstanding.

    Can't wait to get mine!
    Was anyone thinking it was going to be horrible?
    03-18-2018 10:14 AM

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