Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Camera Review – Samsung is known for its good image sensors on its flagship smartphones. The Galaxy Note 9 is no exception, and Samsung is also expanding its functionality: the Note 9 can automatically recognize scenes and apply the appropriate settings. You can also recognize and warn him when people are smiling or when the camera lens is dirty. There are also AR effects, which can be added to a certain part of the image, such as a face. Note 9 also contains animated emoticons similar to those of the Apple iPhone X.
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Camera Review
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Camera has the same camera configuration as the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus: the dual camera system with two 12 MP sensors on the back with variable aperture, 2x zoom and dual image optical stabilization. There is an 8 MP camera with auto focus on the front of the camera.
Here we will talk a little more about the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Camera in the front, which takes very detailed and sharp photos. The dynamic range in dark scenes could have been greater, but in general, the front camera does not explode in bright areas and takes very contrasting images. In addition to simple selfies, the camera also supports several AR effects and you can apply a Bokeh effect to images through the software. This Bokeh effect is very aesthetic under normal lighting conditions. For a group selfie, the smartphone can be used in portrait mode to produce a panoramic shot.
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Camera (rear camera) offers even more functions: in addition to panoramic shooting and Pro mode, in which many image parameters can be adjusted, there is also a Bokeh mode, in which the background An image may be out of focus. It works very well, thanks to the secondary camera. HDR mode is automatically activated and there is a video preview for each shot, which is quite similar to what you can see on the latest iPhones. There are also excellent effects for images in the Gallery application, which can move images like in a Harry Potter movie.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Camera image quality of the rear camera is very good in normal lighting conditions: the details are clear and the images, in general, are bright and colorful. Photos taken in low light conditions also look good. In addition, the images do not suffer much noise.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Camera video can be rotated at different resolutions, but the maximum video resolution is 4K @ 60. Optical image stabilization can be disabled in the setup menu. There is also a super 720p slow motion mode. Here, a 0.4 second shot is stretched to 12 seconds with a second at normal speed before and after the slow motion clip. Videos recorded in slow motion play 30 times slower than normal clips. We have linked a slow motion clip below. This function is easy to use because recording starts automatically when the smartphone detects movement. Normal videos are also very beautiful. The exhibition adapts very quickly to changing lighting conditions. However, this is not necessary very often, since the Note 9 camera has a very high dynamic range.
This phablet reproduces our test chart very well. The only defect is the slightly blurred text before the red background. The sharpness is also very good at the edges. The colors are too weak, but apart from that, they reproduce with great precision.
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Camera Display
Note 9 comes with Samsung’s exclusive keyboard application, which closely resembles the keyboard application used in iOS devices. The Samsung keyboard offers many functions and is easy to understand. It can be customized using themes. However, it is not as customizable as some other keyboard applications. The keyboard size can be increased or decreased in the configuration.
The touch screen is very accurate, but does not always reliably recognize the entries at the edges of the 2.5D curved glass. This should not be a problem because you will not use this area to make entries very frequently. If you use a screen protector, you can increase the sensitivity of the touch screen if it does not seem sufficiently responsive. It can also be useful in winter when you wear your gloves.
The navigation items in the menu are on the screen. The position and color of these elements can be changed. There is a virtual button on the home screen, which can be used to unlock the device. For that, you must press this button with some force, until you feel the vibration, which stimulates the sensation of a real button. You can change the force necessary for this button to work in the setup menu.
There are physical buttons on the left and right of the device: on the left, the volume knob and the dedicated Bixby button. The power button is on the right. The buttons are small and discreet. They also have a clear activation point.
The S Pen Pen is an important control element and the main feature of Note 9. It is located in the lower right part of the device. When you delete it, you will have access to the features we highlight in the Software section. According to Samsung, the S Pen supports 4096 pressure levels and has a 0.7 mm tip. This generation of S Pens supports Bluetooth Low Energy, which opens a completely new area of functionality: you can use the pen button to take photos or play / pause a video remotely.
You can also use it to change slides during a PowerPoint presentation. You can customize the action of the S Pen button in different applications. However, at the moment, not all applications support the S Pen. That said, it is compatible with all important applications. Above all, the S Pen is an accurate tool for taking notes and drawing images. In general, remote functionality is an additional input method that was not present in smartphones from previous notes.