Funny how up in arms people get over this. It’s okay if the X pictures look better to some people, it’s still surprising though. I expected the S9 to blow it away, but it doesn’t at all. The Pixel line is the only competition out there for Apple.
Perfect example where drama trumps accuracy. The S9 photo is bland and amateurish, the iPhone X has life.
I think you’ll find that 99% of shots on a phone receive no post-processing. It’s far more preferable to have the phone give you a better processed shot by default for most people. If you want the headroom, or you don’t agree with the opinionated processing from Apple, you can always use a professional photo app to shoot RAW on the iPhone X.It looks like the iPhone meters slightly brighter than the Samsung by default. That is “good” if you want a more immediately usable photo - but if you plan to do some editing it looks like the S9 will have a bit more “headroom” for alterations.
I’m satisfied with the photos I got so far with my iPhone X. I still use my Sony RX100M3 when I travel, but I can definitely tell the X has narrowed the gap compared to the iPhone 5s I owned when I got the RX. Additionally, the X has 4K video at 60fps, something not even the current RX100M5 model has (only 4K at 30fps).
They both look amazing. We are lucky to live in this world.
practically every IPX photo has overburned highlights (lost information). Samsung's photos look darker, but you can fix them on the computer (e.g. sky), while IPX's you can't as there is no information left on the overburned areas. IPX photos are definitely not better, maybe looking a bit better on the phone screen..iPhone X wins
To many people, whether it be day to day performance, or taking pics, the S9 truly does blow away the X. Many youtube videos have already shown this. And to make things worse for Apple, the S9 is cheaper. But that's ok, choice is good, and freedom of thought is a good thing. Regardless of how slanted that thought may be.
Here, it's Apple 4, Samsung 0.
I took a picture in a very darkened room with both and the Samsung brightened the room beautifully. The X barely did ok. I was very impressed with the Samsung. I am an Apple fan that buys everything apple makes and only has a Samsung fridge. Both without flash.
Over the course of this week, we've been taking a look at Samsung's new flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S9 and the Galaxy S9+, as these two devices are the iPhone X's biggest competition.
In our latest video, available on the MacRumors YouTube channel, we compared the Samsung Galaxy S9+'s dual-lens camera with variable aperture to the vertical dual-lens camera in the iPhone X.
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Samsung decided to focus heavily on image quality in its latest devices, and the S9+ has a 12-megapixel f/1.5 to f/2.4 variable aperture lens as its main camera, which is paired with a 12-megapixel f/2.4 telephoto lens, similar to what's available in the iPhone X.
A variable aperture is unique to Samsung's new devices, and it offers some benefits that are going to improve image quality. With a variable aperture, it's easier to find a balance between light and image quality.
The iPhone X has two lenses like the Galaxy S9+, but no adjustable aperture, and that gives the S9+ a bit of an edge. As you'll see in the images below, though, both the iPhone X and the Galaxy S9+ have fantastic cameras that are capable of taking some amazing images.
In these photos, we used an automatic mode to capture the images, and no editing was done. This image of a sunset demonstrates some key differences between the two cameras. The S9+ offers a crisper image with more definition, but the colors in the iPhone X image are warmer and more true to life.
Both of these cameras, as mentioned before, are great and can capture images that are on par with DSLRs in some situations, but there are definitely some features that make the Galaxy S9+ ever so slightly better than iPhone X when it comes to image and video quality.
Which images do you prefer? iPhone X or Galaxy S9+? Let us know in the comments.
Make sure to check out our other videos, which have compared the Galaxy S9 to the iPhone X and pitted Animoji against Samsung's new AR Emoji.
Article Link: iPhone X vs. Galaxy S9+: Which Smartphone Has a Better Camera?