Published: Tue, March 06, 2018
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Samsung Galaxy S9 camera: judge for yourself

Samsung Galaxy S9 camera: judge for yourself

Low light camera: The S9 and S9 Plus has a manual dual aperture design that automatically switches between f/1.5 and f/2.4 to control light. Unfortunately, it just can't hold a candle to the Galaxy S9+ when overall performance is considered. It's a bit thicker and heavier than the Galaxy S8+ but also a tad bit shorter with slightly reducing the bezels. But there's one addition that's not so obvious: stereo speakers.

Believe me, I'm not an iSheep, but Samsung's AR Emoji really sucks. iPhone X's Animoji feature was also not a flawless one but it was quite a fun with all those viral memes. The camera has flipped from a horizontal array to a vertical one, so the location of the fingerprint sensor has moved from the worst possible spot at the right of the camera to a much more finger-friendly location below the camera. While this type of software and hardware combination is still in its infancy, it's an indication of the kinds of things that our cameras might be able to do once you put some seriously powerful software capabilities behind them.

The S9+ has a dual camera, but both models of the S9 have Dual Aperture. While both devices feature Samsung's impressive new image processor (the ISOCELL Fast 2L3) under the hood, the S9 comes with a single rear shooter whereas the S9+ sports a dual camera on the back.

Also new to the camera is super slow motion video that can capture at 960fps.

Today, March 2, was named "best smartphone of our time", which is worth buying to anyone who wants to use the most technologically advanced mobile device. Keep in mind though that except T-Mobile, the other USA carriers sell the Galaxy S9 for a lot more.

Apples Face ID tech on the iPhone X is truly remarkable for how secure it is compared to its competitors. Something of a cross between Animoji and selfie stickers, Samsung's AR Emoji map out more than 100 facial features using user-generated selfie images to create "a 3D model that reflects and imitates expressions, like winks and nods, for true personalization". That's why consumers often look to technology journalists and bloggers for guidance before dumping hundreds of dollars, or even more than $1,000, on a new phone.

MWC 2018 might have been a dud for new smartphone launches, but the new camera wars are only just getting started. Pinusnigra explains that one of the first things he did when setting up the phone was to install some apps that customize user interface and the user experience. The retina scan works better in low light conditions, so you don't have to worry about which biometric to use.

Finally Samsung is also selling a redesigned DeX dock that instantly transforms your S9 into a full-fledged desktop computer.

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