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Smartphone camera comparison: Samsung Galaxy S9 vs iPhone X vs Huawei Mate 10 Pro vs S8+


So, what did we learn today? Well, we learned that smartphone cameras are still seriously good considering their size. The ones at the top end are so close together that you really can’t go wrong with either one.

Sure, the Galaxy S9 has an excellent camera with advanced variable aperture and can take some excellent photos, but I wouldn’t say that they’re immediately and absolutely better than the rest of the competition. Nevertheless, let’s tally the scores:

Athough it looked like the Galaxy S9 dominated with a score of 4, if you actually look at the images, you’ll know it’s not head and shoulders above the competition. Any one of these phones can take great pictures so just because the S9 launched, it doesn’t mean these other excellent smartphone cameras are rendered pointless.

In fact, we’re still impressed that the Mate 10 Pro, which you can now get for below RM3,000, holds its own so well against smartphones that are considerably more expensive than it. Sure, it didn’t win any points this round, but considering its price, you’d be hard pressed to get a better camera experience for less.

What do you guys think of this test? Let me know in the comments below! Also, tell us your favourites for each of the categories. Did you agree or disagree with our assessment? Drop your thoughts down there too.