So the Samsung Galaxy S9+ and S9 camera is the first to have 2 aperture settings. Either a f/1.5 or f/2.4. In auto mode it decides which aperture to use, but switching to Pro mode and you can choose yourself.
So lets take a look at some examples. I have uploaded the full size versions in this post, so click each photo for more options.
Both the photo above and below were shot in f/1.5. This was inside a church which had no lights on. See other shots further down. Going in close at f/1.5 allows for some great natural bokeh. No need for fake portrait modes, even though the S9 camera does have one!
The level of detail in the shot above is excellent. Blown up on a big screen, the photo looks superb.
Above is using the f/2.4 aperture. A much darker shot and some of the detail has been lost. However, a longer shutter speed of 1/4 second would compensate a little. The S9’s OIS is able to hold the image still for a 1/4 second with ease.
Above is f/1.5 on the fake flower. You can create a great bokeh in this setting.
But shooting at f/2.4 as above, creates a sharper crispier image. It’s handy to have the choice to decide.
Above is shot at f/2.4 and is an actual indication of the true light levels inside the church. This is what all the photos in this post had available for natural light.
Now moving to f/1.5 and what a difference.
So there you have it. Photos of the same scene shot in the different aperture options, allowing some creative control. Or just shoot in auto, and let the S9+ make the call.