I own the S9+ for a week. The MAIN PROBLEM , so far, is that there is no way to record a voice call (not over VoIP).
I use the ACR pro , that's the best application to record calls , and there is no way to record a voice call on this phone.
Samsung - please fix it ASAP
Pros: nothing jsut a sligthly better camera from S8 and slightly better CPU and GPU.
Cons: Same battery and ram as 2 years old S7. Same display same everything else apart from USB-C compared to Micro USB.
The biggest mistake: 3 and half higher selling price compared to manufacturing cost of one device.
Result: No willing to spend even a penny on Samsung super expensive advertising. So big No. Thumbs Up.
Anonymous, 16 Mar 2018-_- The XZ2 was using ISO 200 and shutter speed 1/8 s in the studio low light shots. It is ... moreNot only the xz2, but all smartphones including S9 all were at tripod in the gsmarena camera comparing tools.
Anonymous, 17 Mar 2018Well you were not clear in mentioning which low light samples you were referring to when there... moreLess noisy, but not sharper.
It's about as sharp, and the extra noise is due to the higher ISO (320 vs 500).
One thing is, at times, a noise-free image feels too artificial. The XZ2 can be determined as an image taken from a camera, unlike the S9 that looks like a drawn image.
[deleted post]Well you were not clear in mentioning which low light samples you were referring to when there are so many of them. Anyway, all the S9+ lowlight samples look less noisy and sharper than the XZ2's.
Anonymous, 16 Mar 2018That's mainly because Sony has improved its camera software to enable the use of a slower shut... moreLow light has nothing to Pixel size...
S9 has 1,4 micron but they are only 12 million.
XZ2 has 1,22 but they are 19 million of them.
Sony chooses high ISO instead of OIS. Because OIS is not good for video.
With same SS and ISO, any Sony flagship can do better than Samsung.
Mitochondria, 16 Mar 2018As usual, never buy Samsung flagships at launch (unless the goodies are what you looking for).... morenot just about the price, the initial batches tend to be riddled with problems, and the initial updates to fix these problems are not polished enough, and may require full phone reset for full effect, but nobody tells you that.
Anonymous, 16 Mar 2018That's mainly because Sony has improved its camera software to enable the use of a slower shut... moreActually the tripod mode is present in the XZ1 ( and I assume the XZ Premium as well ). And it does lower the ISO, slow shutter speed etc.
I'm guessing much of the improvement in the XZ2 comes from the revamped Bionz algorithms using the new Spectra 280 ISP in the Snapdragon 845
S9 is really the best smartphone in the world but it's edges aren't as smooth as S8.. Probably no galaxy has smooth edges like S8,, even iphone x feels sharp unlike previous smooth iPhones so personally I love the hold of S8 and wish they start working on same smoothness in future flagships.
Hayaan Mo Sila, 16 Mar 2018Nah, look at the comparison between the S9+, Pixel 2 XL, 8 Plus, and XZ2. With such high ISO v... more-_-
The XZ2 was using ISO 200 and shutter speed 1/8 s in the studio low light shots. It is on tripod and you have been informed of that.
You just want to insist that XZ2 is good at EVERYTHING. Fine, XZ2 is the best phone ever made. Happy?
Anonymous, 16 Mar 2018That's mainly because Sony has improved its camera software to enable the use of a slower shut... moreNah, look at the comparison between the S9+, Pixel 2 XL, 8 Plus, and XZ2. With such high ISO values, I'm pretty sure that they were all taken with hands (the XZ2 will only go to ISO 200 and 1/8s in Auto when it is on a tripod) and image looks great, as good as the S9+ if not better.
The Pixel 2 XL has widest dynamic range, but the sky is grainy as heck, one would easily mistake the noise as stars in the sky.
iPhone 8 Plus is just fine. It is good, but I certainly feel it is a bit behind the rest. Those who don't need too good pictures (aka regular consumers) will be satisfied.
Galaxy S9+ has what it takes for the best all-round camera device. While it holds true for the most part, they could definitely make it better still.
The Xperia XZ2 is just fantastic for what it is. The narrowest aperture, smallest pixel size, no OIS, yet yielding similar result, it's a big achievement right there. Sony has done a lot more effort this year than Samsung in terms of camera. 1080p @960fps is more enjoyable with extra resolution. Auto capturing on the S9+ sometimes doesn't work, but sure thing is it is a better way of implementation.
Anonymous, 16 Mar 2018Note 8, not even close, its battery life is laughably bad. S9+ kind of fix this but srill bad.... moreObvious exaggeration is obvious. Or perhaps you're another one of those people who use secondhand information because you can't afford to get a note8 in the first place.
For the people who actually care about accurate information, take it from someone who's owned a note8 for 5 months now and counting. The battery life isn't stellar, but it's nowhere near "laughably bad" level like this nobody here is purporting. I get 5 hours sot consistently, even with QHD+ on instead of FHD+. However, i have AOD turned off as i don't really have a need for it.
My battery lasts more than 18hrs with 7hrs of SOT but then again it depends on what you do with your phone. Btw coming from the s8, the s9+ is way faster and more fluid, i love it even if i was the first one to critise
wasox, 16 Mar 2018SAMSUNG Galaxy Note 8 & S9+ , just the best phones around, that's it, plain simpleNote 8, not even close, its battery life is laughably bad. S9+ kind of fix this but srill bad.
Autonomy is a big deal on phones and Samsung simply doesn't care. Phones that cannot make heavy days are not flagships, sorry. Old Notes could perfectly do it (due to accepting spares), new ones not even close...