Samsung always places a major focus on camera performance with its Galaxy flagships, and so the company is pretty happy about the latest news from camera testing group DxOMark.
DxOMark announced today that it's awarded the Samsung Galaxy S10+ camera performance with a score of 109, tying it for first place in the overall smartphone rankings with the Huawei Mate 20 Pro and P20 Pro. The report says that the Galaxy S10+ offers "outstanding dynamic range as well as very good exposure, color, and bokeh simulation."
Diving deeper into the report, DxOMark praises the Galaxy S10+'s target exposure and dynamic range, saying that it "captures a noticeably wider tonal range than its closest rivals". The S10+'s bokeh simulation is described as one of the best on the market, too. Samsung's flagship did get dinged for over-sharpening artifacts and some soft corners in the frame, and its autofocus exhibited some instabilites when tracking moving subjects.
"The Galaxy S10+ comes with the best camera we've seen on a Samsung smartphone, and will no doubt be one of the devices to beat in 2019," DxOMark says.
Samsung's new flagship also performed well in DxOMark's selfie rankings, which just launched last month. In fact, it's now the group's top-ranked selfie camera, earning a score of 96 to beat out the previous champs, the Pixel 3 and Note 9, which scored 92 points. DxOMark says that the S10+'s front cameras capture "very good color" and that skin tones look "natural and pleasant," adding that the addition of a secondary depth-sensing camera has resulted in improved boken in portrait mode.
Samsung's Galaxy flagships are regularly praised as having some of the best mobile cameras around, and so it's no surprise to hear that the Galaxy S10+ offers great front and rear camera performance as well. That said, this news is still exciting for folks that pre-ordered the S10+, and it may help to push anyone on the fence about pre-ordering to pull the trigger.
For more on the Galaxy S10+'s camera performance as well as lots of sample images, hit the source links below.