The Samsung Galaxy S10+ has tied for the top spot in the camera ranking with the Huawei Mate 20 Pro and the P20 Pro in DxOMark’s camera rankings. The phone scored 114 points in the photo test, with the video score coming in at 97 points. With an overall score of 109, the Galaxy S10’s primary shooter beats some heavyweights like the iPhone XS and Google Pixel 3 in DxOMark’s testing.
The DxOMark team was particularly impressed with the accurate white balance, color rendering, and wide dynamic range offered by the Galaxy S10’s primary 12MP shooter. It also found the bokeh effect to be realistic, with a good amount of details being retained in zoomed-in images. In typical Samsung fashion, while noise level in low-light images remains low, there was a slight loss of details.
The team only tested the rear 12MP dual aperture shooter of the Galaxy S10 and its scores are based on that. It did not take into account the performance of the ultra-wide angle shooter for its testing.
In the video department, the Galaxy S10’s fast autofocus and stabilization were its highlights along with good white balance and target exposure. However, videos do come out a bit undersaturated in low light and there are some exposure issues as well.
Alongside the rear camera, the DxOMark team also tested the front 10MP selfie shooter on the Galaxy S10. With 96 points, the Galaxy S10+ is now ranked as the best selfie shooter by DxOMark ahead of the likes of the Galaxy Note 9 and Google Pixel 3. The phone scored 101 in the photo benchmarks and 88 in the video department. The publication says there’s a massive improvement in photos captured from the Galaxy S10’s 10MP shooter in almost every department when compared to Samsung’s own Galaxy Note 9, with plenty of details being retained. The secondary 8MP depth camera on the S10+ also helps in improving the portrait effect overall.
Overall, it looks like Samsung has made some massive improvements with the selfie sensor on the Galaxy S10 series. As for the impressive performance of the rear camera, given that Samsung did not talk about it much, it is likely to have come from image processing improvements. The benchmarks do not take into account the versatility offered by the triple-camera setup at the rear which can be extremely handy in some situations.