SAMSUNG Galaxy Note 9 and the Google Pixel 3 are two of the best smartphones on the market and have just scored a major victory over their rivals.
Samsung’s Galaxy Note 9 released back in August and was certainly more of an iterative upgrade over its predecessor than a radical overhaul.
Similarly, the Google Pixel 3 retained a number of features from what came before, even if it did present fans with upgraded internals and a tweaked design.
Although they might not look radically different the Galaxy Note 9 and Pixel 3 offer some of the best camera systems on the market but both take a different approach to photography in terms of hardware and software.
Samsung’s phablet comes with two 12-megapixel sensors on its rear with one acting as the main sensor and the other offering telephoto capabilities.
Moreover, the Galaxy Note 9 also comes with a single 8-megapixel selfie camera.
Meanwhile, the Pixel 3 comes with one 12.2-megapixel sensor on its rear and two 8-megapixel lenses on its front.Google’s handset uses its second front camera to offer users a wider field of view, meaning more subjects can fit into a single frame overall.
DxOMark is a publication renowned for meticulously testing smartphone cameras and awarding them a final score based on their performance.
The outlet has already issued its verdict on the rear cameras of both the Note 9 and Pixel 3.
When it reviewed the Note 9, DxOMark awarded it a final tally of 103 while the Google Pixel 3 was given a figure of 101.
The Google Pixel 3 has one of the best cameras on the market according to DXO Mark
It is worth noting both the Huawei P20 Pro and Mate 20 Pro have the highest scores on the publication’s rankings, with both sitting on 109.
While the outlet has traditionally only reviewed smartphone rear cameras, it has now published reviews for the front-facing sensors offered by a number of devices.
According to DxOMark, both the Pixel 3 and Galaxy Note 9 offer the best smartphone front-facing sensors on the market.
Both flagships received a score of 92 in the publication’s selfie category.
In the review for each, DxOMark split its ranking into a photo and video category.
The final score for both was the median number between the two.
The outlet explained the Pixel 3 faired better than the Note 9 where still photos are concerned, but that Samsung’s phablet had the advantage when it came to video.
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DxOMark said: “We liked the Pixel 3’s still image quality just a touch better than the Note 9’s, meaning that the Google phone is also the number one front camera for selfie still image quality.
“However, the Note 9 takes the crown for selfie videos, thanks primarily to a better stabilization system than the Pixel’s.”
The score awarded for both topped a number of other notable smartphones such as the iPhone Xs Max, Huawei Mate 20 Pro and the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 that were handed tallies of 82, 75 and 84 respectively.