Samsung’s Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus are said to include some of the best cameras on the smartphone market, and it looks like this has been proven. According to DxOMark, the insanely popular camera ranking website that tests both standalone cameras and those on phones, the bigger Galaxy S9 Plus has earned an overall score of 99, a point above last year’s Google Pixel 2 XL which was the best camera on the market for a while.
Specifically, during tests that involved taking photos, the S9 Plus scored a 104. During video tests, it got a 91. Meanwhile, Google’s Pixel 2 XL got a 99 and 96, respectively. As for other worthy competitors, the Apple iPhone X got an overall score of 97, a photo score of 101, and a video score of 89; the LG V30 earned an 82 overall, 87 in photo, and 73 in video; and Samsung’s own Galaxy Note 8 from last year scored 94 points overall, 100 in photography, and 84 in videography.
Naturally, DxOMark scores mean basically as much as benchmarks do when you consider picking up a smartphone. However, considering how extensive the site gets when testing smartphone cameras, having the best score so far indicates the S9 Plus (and S9, for that matter) are nothing to slouch at.