Galaxy S9 vs. Xperia XZ2 shootout

02 April 2018
Samsung has the Plus, Sony has the Compact, but the two companies see the base size differently. It's these regular versions that we'll now be taking a closer look at - this is the Galaxy S9 versus Xperia XZ2 camera comparison.

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  • Grandaelus

Galaxy Plus is a better version of it's original.
Xperia Compact is a smaller version of it's original.

You cannot compare the two, as they are completely different.
Only an idiot cannot see this.
It simply and literally says "compact", learn the word, lol!

  • Mokhtar

Both of them are great but photography at night is very important for me I chose the Xperia

  • jaya andrias

lek, 17 Jul 2018are you kidding me?? software is more important than hardwa... moreYes indeed, but the hardware is important too..

A best software with hardware limitation, the result is that the software can't do the best..

If the software more better than hardware, why Samsung go for AMOLED than LCD for their display panel?
Why Samsung always upgrade their chipset for flagship product? Why not just use snapdragon S2?
Why galaxy A9 2018 use four lens instead of just one?

  • Anonymous

samsung is comparatively best ...

Nahid, 02 Aug 2018But here sammy outperform the xz2Well, That could be. But it's obvious Sony has developed there camera app and image quality apparently, which is a good sign they are back in the game with recently introduced new camera app next flag ship from Sony will outperform Sammy.

  • Nahid

Laqesh89, 17 Jul 2018Well said. Also I agree with a previous comment it's time f... moreBut here sammy outperform the xz2

Jingle Bells, 03 Apr 2018I have a S7 that I like a lot. I dont understand why so... moreWell said. Also I agree with a previous comment it's time for Sony fans to be chilled, As an XZ2 owner only problem I am having is the front cam.

lek, 10 Apr 2018I prefer Samsung's output, day and night scene. Okay, now ... moreIf you have seen videos from Pixelpeepers, Noise is something always can easily removed from post processing using apps.

  • lek

Grandaelus, 05 May 2018Yet you are unable to point out the very, imaginary, advant... moreare you kidding me?? software is more important than hardware you know. imagine a food, for example a steak. the hardware are meat, spice, herbs, cooking oil, grill etc. and do you think you can just eat all of that and call it a delicious steak without cooking it first? that cooking technique/skill is that software thing in this case. the genius chef will makes it taste incredible. hardware can comes from everywhere, that meat, herb, cooking stuff, same as the chipset (snapdragon), camera lens (sony) etc, but what makes it different is that genius chef (samsung) with its cooking skill (their software dept) that can create something to make their customer satisfied and happy.

  • Grandaelus

Anonymous, 09 Apr 2018Omg. Please use logic. Clearly in that photo they don't hav... moreFinally someone gets it.
As for the "official tester": he didn't think about using a same custom camera app to compare. Camera apps are able to transform and misform so much from color till gamma and so on.
If this was a serious comparison, they had used one standard software.

  • Grandaelus

lek, 10 Apr 2018the noise is still there, whether you zoom in/crop the imag... moreYet you are unable to point out the very, imaginary, advantages.
Sony has always ruled cameras in phones already because of the lens.
It is always by all means unfair judging cameras by their software, where true comparisons are needed with the same software.
Newer samsungs have a slight more light sensitivity, but is nothing compared to sony. Because sony has a constant minimum, wether it is tele or wide. Most pictures, even selfies, are made with tele. Where wide is only active/used when taking pictures within less than 1m distance. Even a full meter is reached very easily.
So with Sony his constant performance and Carl Seiz lens, how is a mass producer a rival... Logic cannot explain.

  • AnonD-650919

Anonymous, 09 Apr 2018Omg. Please use logic. Clearly in that photo they don't hav... moreSony' s picture seems to be true to life. Real life image is better than reducing all noise which makes the picture edited or fake. The software of Galaxy S9 makes picture clean as posssible. It doesn't appear natural.

  • AnonD-754421

AnonD-186803, 15 Apr 2018Not at all. Just the truth. The two companies take diffe... moreI've seen very few instances where the Samsung actually did smudged out detail compared to the Sony, it's because the Sony retains so much noise (somehow even at base ISO, no less, I haven't seen so much luminance noise from my Note 8's RAW outputs below ISO100) that it's almost impossible to make out the finest pixel-grade details.

  • AnonD-754421

Well, at least XZ2's light trails are better than P20Pro's ghosts.

  • Anonymous

BeeAnt, 23 Apr 2018I'm using Sony since the day of W950i till Xperia X. And I... moreHigh dynamic range on Samsung have wash out some of the color and the detail.

I'm using Sony since the day of W950i till Xperia X.
And I admit that they had bad control in dynamic range. But this time around, it all changes!
Now let's waif for S9+ versus XZ2 Premium ;)

  • AnonD-186803

Anonymous, 14 Apr 2018Nice twisting attemptNot at all. Just the truth.

The two companies take different approaches to handling detail vs. Noise. To criticise the Sony without recognising the issues with the Samsung is just fanboying.

It's one of the things I like about GSMs comparison, they recognise that there are pros and cons to both.

  • Anonymous

AnonD-186803, 14 Apr 2018It's there and softened on the Samsung. To a point where it... moreNice twisting attempt

  • AnonD-186803

Anonymous, 10 Apr 2018No. Is simply because it's there and sharpenedIt's there and softened on the Samsung. To a point where it eradicates some fine detail it should capture - see the shutters. They're wrong.

Your point?

  • lek

Tann Hauser, 10 Apr 2018Why thank you for your concern. But Us Sony users certainly... moreExtremely noise pic maybe..? =)) Done here..