Samsung seems to be grabbing all the headlines now with its newest offerings to the smartphone world – the Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+ and Galaxy S10e. The smartphones come with the top-of-the-line processor, Infinity-O display, great camera setup and much more. This time the camera of the S10+ has grabbed the headlines as it has been ranked as the best selfie camera smartphone right now. The Galaxy S10+ beat Google’s Pixel 3, which held the title earlier and which happens to be known for its photography-centric features.
Samsung Galaxy S10 and Samsung Galaxy S10+ both come with a triple rear camera setup but it is the plus-sized variant of Galaxy S10 which has the dual front camera. The front camera setup of the Samsung Galaxy S10+ comprises of a 10MP primary selfie camera with 1.22-micron pixels, f/1.9 aperture and Dual-Pixel autofocus + an 8MP f/2.2 RGB secondary sensor for depth sensing. Google Pixel 3 too had dual selfie camera and it was ranked at the top of the charts, but Galaxy S10+ overthrew the old champion of selfie cameras.
In a test by DxOMark, Samsung Galaxy S10+ has got a selfie camera score of 96, which is the highest any Samsung smartphone has ever scored. Google Pixel 3 and Samsung Galaxy Note 9 both score 92 in the selfie camera test. So, Galaxy S10+ became the first Samsung phone to score that high on the charts. Samsung Galaxy S10+ got an overall score of 109 in the camera test, which is the same as other smartphones like the Huawei Mate 20 Pro and Huawei P20 Pro. Both these phones from Huawei had great cameras.
DxOMark is an independent image quality measurements and rating website for smartphones, cameras and lens since 2008. The website recently started reviewing and scoring selfie cameras of smartphones and till now the Pixel 3’s dual selfie cameras were standing at the top.
DxOMark said that the Samsung Galaxy S10+ has “the best front camera performance for both still images and video.” The review of the website talks about the picture detail of the Galaxy S10+ camera, its low noise and its improved bokeh effect in Portrait mode.
But it should also be noted that when testing the rear camera of the Galaxy S10+, it did not beat Huawei Mate 20 Pro and P20 Pro, instead, it had the same score as them. The rear camera of Samsung’s plus-sized flagship comprises of a 12MP primary camera with 1.4-micron pixels and Dual Aperture (f/1.5-2.4), Dual-Pixel autofocus and OIS + a 16MP secondary camera with an ultra-wide-angle f/2.4 lens + a 12MP telephoto f/2.4 camera with PDAF and OIS.
Coming to camera samples, DxOMark said that the still photo performance of the device is great and it does an ‘outstanding’ job with its dynamic range. The pictures taken from Galaxy S10+ were great in their exposure, bokeh and colour. Samsung Galaxy S10+ is currently selling for a starting price of Rs 73,900.
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