Our camera shootout series on the Samsung Galaxy S9 finally brings it up against the iPhone X in this look at low light shots, AR Emoji, Animoji, and portrait modes. Read more: http://andauth.co/S9vsipxcamera
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I think that the S9 would be great for capturing scenery and landscape because it can pull out the shadows _and all that great stuff_
while the iPhone X would be - | | - people because of the more accurate colors _(or so I heard)_
sorry but i currently use the s9... i had the iphone 8 plus and iphone x too... and the s9 camera is a bit disappointing... s9 low light pics are useful but also much softer than other phones due to such large 1.5 aperture. s9 camera underwhelming at night and overexposed. but quite amazing on daylight. iphone x video capabilities much better than the s9. s9 video is so disappointing. But i bought the s9 mainly because of the amazing screen and amazing sound and great design.
Dude, quit trying to even pretend to be unbiased. Be like the "Apple Sheep" guy and just embrace it. Its OK to have an opinion that is biased. After all the name of your channel is "Android Authority". There is 0% chance that you will ever say that an IOS flagship phone is better than an Android flagship phone. Truth is that they both do great considering the trade offs that must be made to have such a small camera. I could pick either one of them apart especially in low light because neither does particularly well. Most of the differences are down to personal preference in how they process the capture. Love the channel so I will get off of my soap box now and go back to being entertained.
I think these comparisons are pointless when you don't use the manual mode as well to show that while on the iPhone and iPixel you're stuck with those shots, on the S9 you can get quite different results by going manual.
It seems like the iPhone X had better photos overall with very less softening and richer detail. Except in a few landscape photos.
The photos taken by iPhone X have more similarity to those of the Pixel 2 XL, but while you praised the Pixel 2 XL in the other Shootout video, you criticise the iPhone X here.
And I don't think like I'm the only one who feels like that.
iphone X just blew the pants off the S9 whiuch is good but sucks as it softens the face and over saturated colours and it is straight ******* only it performs well inlow light !!! don't overreact samsung fan boys !!!
Are you kidding me?? The S9 did terribly!! Way too soft in every photo with a person in it, lacks a lot of detail in faces, every photo seemed to be overexposed, and details in the background wasn’t as clear as the iPhones. The only thing the s9 does better is low-light shots.
i have huawei p9. To me, they are both fantastic and done great job. There is no need bring about Android vs iOS debate. But Samsung has been pushing the tech on hardware front with dual pixel sensor last year and dual aperature this year. Google Pixel have done great job on image processing and rendering. And iphone is also good on Image rendering and processing.
On Androids side, Google needs to step up and work not only on pixels hardware but also on hardwares of other Android manufactures.
I am a lifelong Samsung owner but this was painfully bias. Yeah, the s9 has an amazing camera but the iPhone X photos in many cases look very clean and aesthetically pleasing where the s9 over exposed a lot. If you are a person who is not techy and is using this phone as a means of social interaction and can afford it the X wins. I am mainly just calling bullshit on you saying the s9 was a clear winner.
I'm not an apple guy, I switched to android about 4 years ago. But looking at these I would say the iPhone has a better camera, I'm not suprised either. I know this is an android channel but I felt like this was a little unfair to the iPhone.
The colours seemed more natural on the iPhone and it seems to process its images less than the samsung. The S9 used a huge amount of noise reduction; more than I would be comfortable adding in post, and the result is loss of detail. In the low light situations the iPhone wasn't afraid to show a bit of noise which looked a bit like film grain, whereas the samsung just made a smudgy mess with digital artifacts everywhere.
I felt like the iPhone preserved colour and detail better than the samsung in all those scenarios. The S9 tries too hard and I would put money on the iPhone having a more capable sensor when it comes to things photographers traditionally value. Having said all that I won't buy another iPhone; I have a dslr for nice photos.
Don't forget guys iPX is last year phone and S9 is this year phone. So wait till semptember for new iPhone :P
Anyway guys some photos are better on S9 and some (especially protrait) seems be better on X .. but X need few tweaks for better bokeh because sometimes it "cut" ear and stuff. (But who cares nowdays about stock camera bokeh efect when Instagram released "Focus mode")
yes, but as a user these detailed stats don't matter. The iPhone 7 still has a better camera than most people will ever need. 99 out of 100 photos will look basically the same but these stupid dxomarks make people think that you're gonna notice an amazing difference between phone cameras which just isn't true. The only noticeable difference is in picture processing where Samsung is still not as good as the iPhone and the Pixel (faces are too soft, colours are too extreme, dark parts are too grainy etc.)
one camera isn't 'better' than the other. It's 99% subjective preference. Even with this bumped up camera, the way Galaxy phones oversaturate regular pictures is just too annoying. Except from really low light conditions, I always prefer the iPhones picture and the way it realistically presents color
1:35 You showed an example of the iPhone X having better dynamic range in this photo despite what you said... You can see more details in the neon signs and you can even see some stuff outside compared to the S9. I believe that the S9 generally has better dynamic range but this is a horrible example that shows the exact opposite.
At 2:14 this scene also shows the iPhone X properly exposing the neon sign where the S9 overexposes it in order to get details in the shadows. The problem here is that you can still see the detail in the shadows on the iPhone, thus showing better range without overexposing
In my opinion all camera have their upsides. For exercise For à landscape in broad daylight lg phone are hard to beat while iPhone are really good with skin tones hdr and dramatic shots. Pixels are just good in every situations except very low light pics where they try too hard. Didn’t try the s9 irl. But they still seem to struggle with skin tone and pics seems over exposed in my eyes.
Marc-André Poulin Both LG and Samsung struggle with portraits and selfies cause they have aggressive beauty modes! Google and Apple do better in terms of portraits, but google is the best with front portraits mode! Is not the camera that Is bad with front camera is the filter and software that is inconsistent with Asian phones from LG and Samsung...
Kind of weird comparison, way too biased imho. I'm a pixel 2 user but for me the only area the iphone was beat was in low light brightness. The dyanamic range on iPhone, exposure, colour balance and hdr all looked much better to me than the s9, the s9 also was way too soft like at at 2:42, 3:12 and 3:28 all the s9 pics looked garbage, and the selfie cam is the same.
corsinivideos in 1:40 the photo on the iPhone the contrast was boosted, cranked the HDR up to boost the saturation, and give it a more dramatic effect that wasn't there! The s9 make look less pleasing, but is actually more natural in that shot!
I think you may have been looking at the wrong images, Joshua. Like most other commenters have said, very little of what you're describing seems to be true about the photos. For example, when you talk about the Galaxy being able to eek more detail out of the shadows thanks to its unfortunate overexposure but in a few of the photos the iPhone gets more details in the shadows than the S9. It's pretty contradictory and perplexing to viewers.
Brad Fortin The photos on the iPhone aren't true to life! The HDR+ on the iPhone is doing a lot of post-processing enhancements similar to the Pixel and s9 plus doesn't have an agressive HDR setting, but it does have an agreement beauty mode that make portraits and selfie look soft!
Samsung is my personal winner. iPhoneX did a really good job at faces and saturation, but at times it was too saturated and I prefer the sharpness and clarity of the GalaxyS9. By any chance is there a GalaxyS9+ camera comparison coming up. I want to see its second lens put to use.
FlyRule No it wasn't it had a lot of underexposed photos and the s9 had over-exposed photos! So they're tied! The iPhone x also had terrible lens flare and the s9 had aggressive beauty mode filter in portraits where it looked too soft!
Administration S-6 I’ve got the X and I agree it does have bad lens flare, but only in low light. However It takes really good low light pictures as long as there is no Lens flare. To be honest the s9 has the opposite issue and overexposes everything. If a camera was tuned to be in the middle of the X and s9 then it would be perfect.