Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Scores 103 DxO Mark; Keeping Behind iPhone X, Pixel 2

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is the costliest and best every smartphone from the Samsung. Some of the reviewers also said if you’re going to spend $1000 on any phone then it should be Samsung Galaxy Note 9 because it’s a complete package.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 sports the same camera as the Samsung Galaxy S9+ but with some software improvements. Samsung Galaxy S9+ received 99 DxO scores and gained a 4th position in DxO table. While Samsung Galaxy Note 9 got 103 scores and sharing the second position with HTC HTC U12+.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Camera Features: 

  • Dual cameras
  • Primary: 12MP (1/2.55-inch sensor, dual-pixel PDAF, f/1.5-2.4 variable-aperture lens)
  • Secondary: 12 MP (f/2.4 lens, 1/3.6-inch sensor, AF)
  • OIS on both cameras
  • Single LED flash
  • 4K video at 30/60 fps


  • Autofocus operation is fast and accurate indoors and out
  • Dynamic range is wide under most conditions
  • Zoom retains good detail at least up to 4x
  • Good balance between detail retention and noise reduction in most conditions
  • Colors are pleasant and vivid
  • Bokeh is convincing
  • Very good autofocus and effective tracking
  • Bright and vivid colors
  • Exposure accuracy is good and updates quickly
  • Fine detail retained in outdoor lighting
  • Noise levels are low in bright lighting
  • Effective stabilization when moving and during still motion scenes


  • Exposure inaccuracies sometimes occur
  • Haloing, ghosting, and visible loss of sharpness
  • Fine details sometimes lost in darkest and brightest areas
  • Flash produces inconsistent white balance between shots
  • Loss of detail in low-light conditions
  • Chroma and luminance noise slightly visible in low light
  • Aliasing occasionally visible in outdoor scenes