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By XDA_RealLifeReview, RealLifeReview Dude on 26th February 2018, 06:30 PM | Average Rating:
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Say "cheese", then rate this thread to express how photos taken with the Samsung Galaxy S9+ come out. A higher rating indicates that photos offer rich color (without over-saturating), sharp detail (with all subjects in-focus), and appropriate exposure (with even lighting).

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9th March 2018, 08:03 PM |#2  
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So far so good. Pictures do look pretty near-term however they're not perfect by a long shot.

Admittedly I've been spoilt as I was using a pixel 2 before this, and low light images were a lot sharper, but not as well lot as the s9.

I think there can be a lot of improvement between the 1.5/2.4 aperture settings in regards to software tweaks.

Another thing I'd like to see is a much better portrait mode. Images look so soft and lack finer details. Compared to my pixel 2... well there really isn't a comparison at this point.

One thing I've noticed samsung cameras always do, is brighten up the face of the person in the photo. If you've got brown skin colour it tends to make them look too pale. I've seen reviewers say it can make the person almost look a bit ill! This happened on my note 8 also, and knowing what I know about South East Asian culture, it wouldn't surprise me if this was as intended as South East Asians do like to look paler, using cosmetics, filters or skin bleaching. So is the pale face as intended?

Anyhow, I'd say the camera has huge potential. Samsung just needs to do a lot of tweaking as irrefutable all the right hardware is there.
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11th March 2018, 04:36 PM |#3  
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A few shots from walkabout today, all on auto







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12th March 2018, 04:32 PM |#4  
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A few shots from walkabout today, all on auto







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Yes, photo quality is good.
13th March 2018, 01:19 PM |#5  
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If I should be honnest, I expected a little bit better camera quality when I saw DX score and more....But now when I compare photos from S9+ to my note8, the colors looks a lot more faded, the most noticeable is in interior...Hmm I hope that update will fix it (Exynos version). What do you think?

I made compare video too: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BADd5DvVoKM
S9+ https://ibb.co/bwd3cn
Note8 https://ibb.co/jtxwxn
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There is no doubt on it overcomes iPhone. Great quality. Anyone should get it right now
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15th March 2018, 12:43 AM |#7  
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I have shaky hands, and on Auto it's almost like there's no OIS. I get a lot of motion blur on things or blur in general. Sports mode fixes it, but it's really disappointing.
15th March 2018, 06:37 AM |#8  
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I have shaky hands, and on Auto it's almost like there's no OIS. I get a lot of motion blur on things or blur in general. Sports mode fixes it, but it's really disappointing.

What kind of lighting were you shooting in?
15th March 2018, 11:08 AM |#9  
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Not impressed with the auto 2.4 to 1.5 aperture here in the UK at least, it doesn’t seem to understand what low light is

This photo is on 'auto'


And below where I had it manually set to 1.5
15th March 2018, 12:10 PM |#10  
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What kind of lighting were you shooting in?

Normal daylight. Should have been a cinch.
15th March 2018, 05:05 PM |#11  
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Not impressed with the auto 2.4 to 1.5 aperture here in the UK at least, it doesn’t seem to understand what low light is

This photo is on 'auto'


And below where I had it manually set to 1.5

The auto picture has a better dynamic range. Look at the window and you can see pictures outside but their airplane is a little dark
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