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Pocophone F1’s Google Camera Mod Goes Neck and Neck With The Note 9 & Galaxy S9

The Pocophone F1 has taken the internet by storm. In a recent test done by a redditor, it seems like the Pocophone F1 is kicking the socks off the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and S9 now with the help of the Google Camera mod. The redditor released a series of images showcasing how the Pocophone F1’s camera is stacking up against the competition when he decided to visit his local Samsung store where Samsung had a demo booth encouraging users to give their smartphone cameras a shot against their S9 and Note 9 lineup.

Aside from the plastic build, one area where the Pocophone F1 did sacrifice is in the camera department. While it isn’t the worst, the camera is performing horribly in low-light situations. The above shot clearly shows how much improvements the Google Camera mod brought to the table. Not only does the image taken with the Pocophone F1 look way sharper than the image taken with the stock MIUI camera app, but it also blows off the socks of the Note 9 and S9 in the same standardized tests. While the results could be debated, there’s no doubt that the Pocophone F1 gave the other two expensive flagships a hard time.

Pocophone F1's Google Camera Mod Goes Neck and Neck With The Note 9 & Galaxy S9 2

If we take a look at the settings used by the Galaxy S9, Note 9 and Poco F1, you’d be impressed to see how well the Google Camera port helped the Pocophone F1 score some amazing shots. Not only do we see a massive reduction in ISO versus the standard MIUI app of the F1, but we also get to see some other major tweaks down the line that helped the Pocophone F1 achieve these shots. At the end of this post, we’re giving you a chance to compare the shots taken by each of the phones in question.

Do note though, with compression enabled on GeeksULTD, there might be a certain degree of reduction in quality. Although, if you’re aiming to have a look at the picture in full detail, try accessing the images in full screen by opening them in a new tab.

Both, the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Note 9 are the first-generation of flagships from Samsung that feature a dual aperture system. They’re able to enlarge and shrink their aperture blades to let in more light based on the situation. Seeing the Pocophone F1 getting this close to them is certainly impressive.

We have both, the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and Pocophone F1 here. We have decided to test out the claims for ourselves and should be posting our verified verdict really soon.

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Test image captured by the Pocophone F1’s Stock Camera app
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Test image captured by the Pocophone F1 using the Google Camera app.
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Test image captured by the Galaxy S9
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Test image captured by the Note 9
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Test image captured by the Vivo V11

 

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