Samsung becomes the real king of smartphone camera as the latest Galaxy S9+ beats all the test records conducted by DXOMark – a renowned benchmark for smartphone cameras. The crowned camera king scored unprecedented 99 points in DXOMark test leaving behind Pixel 2 on 98, iPhone X and Mate 10 Pro on 97 mark. With that the company’s claim of “the camera – reimagined” has proven true.

Galaxy S9+ DXOMark Test

According to details shared by DXOMark the Galxy S9+ camera earned this remarkable score due to its wide dynamic range in all lighting conditions, a high level of detail preservation, strong flash performance and pleasing foreground and background blur for portraits.

The DXOMark has also rated the video shooting of Galaxy S9+ lens as ‘high’ stating that the camera has very good stabilization, fast and accurate autofocus, good noise reduction and decent white balance.

On the whole, the S9+ received an incredible score of 104 for photos and 91 for videos while the overall score stands at 99.


Reviewing the scorecard, it is evident that Galaxy S9+ has pushed back the Google Pixel 2 to gain the top position which previously held the record of having the best-rated camera with a 98 score.


Likewise, Apple’s iPhoneX moves on the number three whereas the Mate 10 Pro to follow with the same score of 97. The total score is the average of the points garnered in the still camera and video performance tests but it is in the still camera aspect where the Samsung flagship excelled.

Samsung Galaxy S9+ Camera

Samsung has introduced a dual camera setup for Galaxy S9+ comprising of 12MP primary sensor with a variable aperture of f/1.5 to f/2.4 and another 12MP secondary lens with f/2.4 aperture.

Moreover, both the lens are equipped with Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) and dual pixel autofocus features. Samsung claims that the presence of variable aperture makes it possible to snap amazing shots in low-light as well as in well-lit scenarios.

Moving on to front, we come across an 8MP sensor with f/1.7 aperture and autofocus features. The Galaxy S9 and S9+ can shoot 4K videos at 60 fps in the new HVEC format. The device, as well as its sibling also support HD quality slow-motion video shooting a 960 fps.

These are some of the shots that make the Galaxy S9+ to gain the top spot: