DxOMark scores have been in the hype lately, a set in stone benchmark with its fair share of controversies. Just yesterday, the newly released Samsung Galaxy S10+ made a visit to the DxOMark lab. Managing to secure a score of 109 points, although not the highest, is still impressive as it is. So, with a total of five cameras, three at the back and two at the front, let’s look at how the Samsung flagship faired.
Samsung Galaxy S10+ Front Camera
- 10 MP, f/1.9, 26mm (wide), Dual Pixel PDAF
- 8 MP, f/2.2, 22mm (wide), depth sensor
- Up to [email protected] video recording
Starting off with a front camera score of 96, a new highest. DxOMark states the selfie camera captures good skin color, are natural, pleasant, has a fairly wide dynamic range, and manages to contain noise very well. It has also improved over its predecessor by a margin, mostly thanks to the secondary depth sensor which has improved portrait selfies a lot. Take a look at the scores it received in individual categories.
Samsung Galaxy S10+ Rear Camera
- Primary: 12Mp sensor with 1.4µm pixels and 26mm-equivalent, f/1.5–2.4 aperture lens, Dual-Pixel AF, OIS
- Ultra-wide: 16Mp sensor 1.0µm pixels and 13mm-equivalent, f/2.4-aperture lens
- Telephoto: 12Mp sensor with 1.0µm pixels and 52mm-equivalent, f/2.4 aperture lens, PDAF, OIS
- Up to 2160p/60fps video recording
As for the rear camera, it scored 109 points, tieing it up with the Huawei P20 Pro and the Mate 20 Pro. The camera does especially well in exposure, color and bokeh category. The tests also reveal the S10+ is capable of “outstanding dynamic range”, pleasant colors and good exposure. Although, they also state that the testing did not include it’s ultrawide camera’s capabilities. Take a look at the score sheet below:
These are obviously great scores, but still, fall short in comparison to the Huawei P20 Pro or the Mate 20 Pro and those are already aging at this point. Again, the S10+ does offer an all-rounder camera performance, safe to say it’s a complete package that no other smartphone offers right now. But in the end, you also need to consider if DxOMark scores are a viable way of judging a smartphone camera, and a huge chunk of people disagree.
Source: DxOMark Image Labs