That the crown has been well and truly lost isn’t shameful for a 2015 phone camera to have still been competitive for as long custodia samsung tablet a 10.5 as the 808 and 1020 were in their day speaks highly of the work done by the ex Nokians at Microsoft on the 950 camera design. But, eventually, the advances in imaging signal processor design (including combining multiple exposures), in sensor technology, and in integrating multiple cameras with different focal lengths, have all told.
A few weeks ago, I concluded that the Galaxy S9 camera was roughly level with the Lumia 950 range in terms of image quality (and, obviously, quite a bit faster in operation), but with an extra week of the S9+ under my belt and comparison examples below, the evidence is now overwhelming that with the extra telephoto lens (again), and the possibilities for extra zoom and detail, the S9+ is a clear league ahead and, at least until the custodia cover samsung s9 plus arrival of the PureView like Huawei P20 Pro in a few weeks, the top all round imaging smartphone. And, being a Samsung, it’s not a niche device, either the cover samsung 5a 2017 S9 and S9+ are ranged by just about all networks in all countries these things will sell in iphone 7 8 hoesje the many tens of millions.
But on with my tests and analysis, since you’re going to want some proof. which phone camera wins depends to some extent on what you like to take photos custodia cellular line samsung grand prime of. This is just as true here, though it’s also worth noting that the S9+’s standard (dual aperture) is already arguably level with the Lumia 950 in terms of cover samsung a 7 amazon performance the telephoto lens just adds an extra dimension to photographic possibilities that takes it into another league. 2x, 1/3.6″ sensor), both with extras: OIS, phase detection autofocus.
Lumia 950 XL: 20 MP (f/1.9, 26mm, 1/2.4″ sensor), ZEISS optics, OIS, phase star wars iphone cover detection autofocus
In cover iphone milano short, despite the cleverness of the custodia apple in silicone per iphone 7 PureView oversampling and digital zoom arrangement, the Lumia 950 XL is really rather outgunned here again, it’s just the march of progress. It also presented me, in the last week of testing, with the rather new feeling as I roamed around looking for photos to snap, that the more solid, newer S9+ was the one I should reach for by default if I wanted the best photo and that’s distinctly novel.
As usual, I’ve stayed away from samsung note 9 custodia ‘sunny’ shots in perfect conditions I want to try and make these phone cameras really work, so I’m deliberately trying to make things hard. This shows up differences in output much more clearly.
The Galaxy S9+’s shots are at 9MP shooting at 16:9. I’m using the 950 XL in its reduced/oversampled 8MP mode (it could rise to 16MP if omg cover iphone x absolutely needed), because I intend to make life very hard for these phone cameras in terms of lighting, and they’ll need all the cover iphone 5s in legno oversampling/combination processing they can muster to achieve detail and keep noise down. Plus I do use zoom on both phones quite a bit times below.
Zooming is under manual control on the Lumia 950 XL, in that a 2x zoom is always half ‘PureView’ (smart cropping) and half digital interpolation, while on the Galaxy S9+ it depends on the light levels. Outdoors, in reasonable light, the S9+ uses its telephoto lens indoors, or in poor light, it keeps the f/1.5 lens and uses digital zoom and interpolation.
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Let’s pit the results against each other, using our Famed Interactive Comparator (FIC). All 1:1 crops are at 900×500 for comparison, but see migliori cover samsung s7 edge puro the links for full versions.
Test 1: Landscape, zoomed
A gloomy spring day in the UK, but adequate lighting. Here is the whole (unzoomed) scene, of the famous hill at Minehead, as presented by the Lumia 950:
I then zoomed in to 2x on both phone cameras.
In case you want to grab the original (zoomed) images to do your own analysis, here they are, from the Lumia 950 XL and Galaxy S9+, click the links to download. And to look at the images in more detail here, here are fairly central 1:1 crops, cover iphone 6 in 3d just wait to make sure the page has fully loaded and then use your mouse or trackpad pointer to compare the images:
Even though the light wasn’t fantastic, it was bright enough for the S9+ to use its 2x telephoto lens, with predictably superior results the S9+ photo, aided by the usual Samsung sharpening and enhancements, is stunningly crisp remember, the detail above is over a mile away!
The 950 XL does its best, but interpolative zoom custodia per samsung grand neo plus was never its strong point and the artefacts show.
Microsoft Lumia 950 XL: 7 pts; Samsung Galaxy S9+: 10 pts
Test 2: Station scene, zoomed
Decent lighting, a nice steam train scene, shot at about 50m (to the train). Here is the whole (unzoomed) scene, as presented by the Lumia 950:
I then zoomed in to 2x on both phone cameras.
In case you want to grab the original (zoomed) images to do your own analysis, here they are, from the Lumia 950 XL and Galaxy S9+, click the links to download. And to look at the images in more detail here, here are fairly central 1:1 crops, just wait to make cover trasparente iphone 6s sure the page has fully loaded and then use your mouse or trackpad pointer to compare the images:
As with the hillside scene, the use of the 2x telephoto lens custodia cover huawei p30 makes for a stunningly crisp shot from the S9+, even at this distance. The 950 XL’s shot is full of clumsy digital zoom artefacts custodia cover huawei p9 and, not for the first time, I wish that Microsoft had programmed in a ‘hard stop’ at the PureView limit of 1.5x…