Blind camera comparison: Galaxy S9+ vs iPhone X vs Pixel 2 XL vs Note 8
In a way it does: the S9 and S9+ are the first modern smartphones with a variable aperture lens that can open as wide as f/1.5, the widest ever on a smartphone, and this makes it possible to capture a ton of light at night and allows shooting videos at nearly pitch dark conditions. At the same time, this f/1.5 camera is only used in those super low light scenes, while the majority of time the phone shoots at its other, f/2.4 setting that captures actually sharper photos.
Day Scene 1: Early spring at the beach
Day Scene 2: Church walls on a sunny day
Day Scene 3: HDR to the test
Day Scene 4: Spring colors
Night Scene 1: Neon lights
Night Scene 2: Sea garden
Night Scene 3: Fancy restaurant at night
Night Scene 4: More night colors
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