Over the course of this week, we’ve been taking a look at Samsung’s new flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S9 and the Galaxy S9+, as these two devices are the iPhone X’s biggest competition.
In our latest video, available on the MacRumors YouTube channel, we compared the Samsung Galaxy S9+’s dual-lens camera with variable aperture to the vertical dual-lens camera in the iPhone X.
Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. Samsung decided to focus heavily on image quality in its latest devices, and the S9+ has a 12-megapixel f/1.5 to f/2.4 variable aperture lens as its main camera, which is paired with a 12-megapixel f/2.4 [...]
Over the weekend, iFixit shared its latest teardown, this one for Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S9+ smartphone. The Galaxy S9 and S9+ will both launch this Friday, March 16 for around for $720 and $840, respectively, and some initial reviews took to comparing the devices to Apple’s iPhone X.
iFixit did so as well in the new teardown, starting off by trying to get into the back of the S9+ to look at its rear-facing camera components. After applying heat, the iFixit team got into the smartphone and found its dual-aperture camera system, which the team described as one of the only significant hardware changes this year.
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Popular camera app Halide, which provides iPhone users with more control when taking pictures with their iPhones, today received a major update that introduces several new features.
Photos with Portrait effects are now available in the Halide app, with Halide incorporating a mix of smart facial detection and point of interest detection to create Portrait mode photos with background blur effects.
Portrait Mode is combined with a new „Depth Peaking“ feature that’s designed to show an outline of the camera’s 3D space when capturing a photo that uses depth effects. A new Portrait Preview mode will also show a preview of what Portrait effects [...]
DxO today said Samsung’s new Galaxy S9 Plus has the best smartphone camera it has ever tested. The device earned the highest-ever DxOMark score of 99, topping both the Google Pixel 2 and iPhone X, which scored 98 and 97 respectively.
In its review, DxO said the Galaxy S9 Plus camera lacks any „obvious weaknesses“ and „performs very well across all photo and video test categories,“ which will make it a compelling choice for photography-minded smartphone users. The Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus is a smartphone without any real weaknesses in the camera department. In both still and video modes, it performs well across the board, delivering consistently [...]