Samsung Galaxy S9 display just beat the Apple iPhone X. Here's how


After an in-depth look at Samsung's "Intelligent Scan" biometrics verification system introduced in the new Galaxy S9 flagship smartphones, the experts over at CNET have concluded that although it may offer faster unlocking, it's not quite safe enough for mobile payments. It will go on sale in the United Kingdom on 16 March.

DxOMark praised the Galaxy S9+ camera performance, especially in low light conditions.

"Not many consumers are well aware of the new products, as it has only been two days since the companies unveiled the latest models at the MWC", another observer said.

Think Apple's Animoji, but instead of being a Lion it's your actual face. It leaves out a prominent Android device, and though they're probably not wrong about the iPhone X, the Apple dominance on the list is pretty uncharacteristic for the publication.

Despite having the same 2960 x 1440 resolution as the S8, testing and calibration firmDisplayMate praised the absolute colour accuracy of the S9's OLED screen in particular, even going so far as to rate it "visually indistinguishable from perfect". The Galaxy S9+ also features a secondary 12-megapixel image sensor at the back like the Note 8 with f/2.4 aperture that acts as telephoto lens, and optical image stabilization.

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What does this mean?

Each carrier has its own incentive that discounts from the full price of the new Galaxy S9 phones, like trade-in programs, carrier switching programs, and pre-ordering discounts. The end result being that it can take clearer, brighter pictures even in the dark, something we saw first-hand at Samsung's hands-on event. Previously Sony had introduced such a super slow-motion video on its Xperia XZ Premium. As a nice little touch, those slow-mo videos can then be set as the wallpaper on your phone.

Overall global smartphone sales for 2017 were virtually flat - down 0.1 per cent at 1.47 billion units - as phone makers struggled to come up with innovations that encourage customers to upgrade their devices.

How great are Samsung Galaxy smartphones at taking photos and video?

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