Samsung S9 Plus named best smartphone camera by DxOMark

Samsung Galaxy S9, S9+ cameras boast variable apertures

The Samsung S9 Plus has edged out the Google Pixel 2 and iPhone X to be named the best smartphone camera on the market by image quality experts DxOMark.

The ratings website unveiled its ranking for the S9 Plus, giving it an overall score of 99, placing it one point ahead of the Google Pixel 2 and iPhone X.

For still images DxOMark gave the Samsung S9 Plus a score of 104, and for video it earned a rating of 91.

For stills, DxOMark says the S9 Plus is the best smartphone camera it has tested. However, while very good overall for video, the S9 Plus doesn’t capture fine detail on the same level as it can with still images, DxOMark says.

Overall, the website concludes:

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 good photo and video image quality in all light and shooting situations, thus earning itself our highest DxOMark Mobile score to date. Add one of the best smartphone zooms and a capable bokeh simulation mode to the mix, and the Galaxy S9 Plus is difficult to ignore for any photo-minded smartphone user. With the Galaxy S9 Plus, Samsung is setting the pace for 2018. We’ll see if the competition can follow suit.

You can read the full review over at DxOMark.