Samsung Galaxy Note 8 vs. S8(+) In-Depth Camera Comparison


Hi guys, it’s MTG here and today I’m going
to compare how the cameras perform on the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and S8+. Both cameras are great, but when looking at
them closely, is the Note 8’s dual camera system that much better than the S8’s single
camera? Well, I’m going to be analyzing how the cameras
perform in low-light and in great light. And I’ll also be looking at how the 4k video
turns out . Let’s get right into it. Both phones are equipped with very high quality
cameras. In fact, the main cameras on both phones look
identical when looking at the specifications on paper. Both the main rear camera on the Note 8 and
the rear camera on the S8+ have dual-pixel 12 Megapixel sensors. Both front cameras are 8 Megapixel shooters
with autofocus. The obvious main difference between the two
phones’ camera setups is the second rear camera found on the Note 8. The second camera is also 12 Megapixels, and
has a slightly larger sensor that gives the effect of a 2x optical zoom. Samsung calls this camera it’s telephoto camera,
and the main sensor it’s wide-angle camera. When testing, I made sure to set everything
to automatic. Also, I made sure to take both pictures at
the same exact time. On the Note 8, I took an additional picture
from the same vantage point that also utilized the telephoto lens. When shooting outside, on a nice sunny day,
it’s almost impossible to distinguish between the pictures shot on each phone. The amount of detail each of the phones’ cameras
picks up is great. But when looking at the image that the telephoto
camera on the Note 8 captured, you can see how useful the second lens may prove to be. For all of these shots, you can get more detail
because it shoots a closer photo. This becomes more obvious when looking at
little details in pictures taken with the telephoto lens. It captures a closer image, so when you zoom
into this closer image, it will not lose as much quality as when you zoom in from the
single lens on the S8 Plus. If for some reason, you couldn’t get any closer
to the subject of a photo, the telephoto camera will also help with getting a closer image
without having to sacrifice quality by zooming in. When looking at pictures from the front camera,
they may look identical. But when zooming into my eyebrow region, you
can see how much more detail the Note 8’s camera picks up. When looking at portraits taken with the rear
cameras of both phones, you can start to see a clear difference in quality between the
phones’ cameras. The picture from the Note 8 was taken with
the Note 8’s live focus mode that utilizes both cameras and lets you adjust the amount
the background is blurred after the fact. The S8’s picture was taken utilizing it’s
selective focus mode that also blurs the background. Videos shot on both cameras were set to maximum
quality, which is 4k at 30 frames per second. The S8’s camera shows one of Samsung’s flaws
of oversaturating. The Note 8 appears to improve upon this issue. Videos taken on the Note 8 look more natural,
while maintaining the same level of detail. It should also be noted that the telephoto
camera also has optical image stabilization, so you can get closer to the subject, while
keeping the shot nice and smooth. I started to notice a significant difference
once it started to get darker. The Note 8 appeared to handle low-light a
lot better than the S8 did. Looking at this picture of a hallway, it appears
that the S8 handles lowlight by going to the darker areas and attempting to make the colors
brighter. When this happens, the picture has a little
more noise, and the colors become inaccurate. The Note 8’s camera seems to be higher quality
because of the fact that it can pick up details in low-light. The software on the Note 8 doesn’t have to
do as much to compensate for the lack of information in low-light shots. The images on the Note 8 simply look more
accurate. The Note 8 also handles lights a lot better
than the S8. A major drawback that I noticed when testing
the S8, was it’s inability to handle light sources. Streaks of light start to appear when a light
source enters the frame of the S8’s camera. The Note 8, on the other hand, handles these
without hiccup. The Note 8’s main camera begins to obviously
differentiate itself when shooting in low-light. Although I may have been critical of the S8’s
camera, it’s still one of the best cameras that you can find on a smartphone to date. It’s just that the way that the Note 8 handles
low-light, and it’s added functionality with the dual-camera system just makes it objectively
the better smartphone camera, period. I’m going to be posting a lot of Note 8 content
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