+ Monday August 19th, 2019

The leaks are over, the launch is done – but we’re not done with the Galaxy S10 yet. Now it’s time for Samsung’s hot new devices to hit test benches around the world.

While Ausdroid’s still waiting for its review unit (*cough* hi Samsung!), it seems the good folks at DxOMark are not. They’ve been testing out the Galaxy S10+’s rear triple camera system and the front-facing selfie cameras and have come away super impressed.

DxOMark awarded the Galaxy S10+ scores of 114 (photo) and 97 (video) which, combined somehow gives it a total score of 109, the same score awarded to Huawei’s excellent P20 Pro (a personal favourite) and Mate 20 Pro pbones scored last year. In particular, they called out the camera’s colour, white balance, exposure and zoom (so, you know, everything about it).

DxO recently started a Selfie camera review program as well, and has also put the S10+’s dual-lens front camera under test, placing it directly atop the Selfie leaderboard. They called out skin tones, exposure and noise handling, awarding it a Selfie score of 96 (note that this is a different ranking to the rear camera reviews).

With some of the Ausdroid team still walking around with the P20 and Mate 20 Pro, this makes us very anxious to start playing with the camera.

Check out DxO’s reviews of the Galaxy S10+ rear and selfie cameras for the full rundown and sample images.

Source: DxOMark.

Jason Murray   Assistant Editor

Jason Murray

Before discovering the Nexus One, Jason thought he didn't need a smartphone. Now he can't bear to be without his Android phone. Jason hails from Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane depending on his mood and how detailed a history you'd like. A web developer by day with an interest in consumer gadgets and electronics, he also enjoys reading comics and has a worryingly large collection of Transformers figures. He'd like to think he's a gamer, but his Wii has been in a box since he moved to Sydney, and his PlayStation Vita collection is quite lacking. Most mornings you'll find him tilting at various windmills on Twitter - follow @JM77 and say hi!

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Do we know, is there any difference between the camera on the S10 and the S10+? They look the same on specs…

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Rear cameras are identical, front selfie on S10+ has extra lens for depth sensing.
S10e is the one with a different rear camera setup.


But remember that DxOMark tested the Pixel 3 without Night Sight, and had HDR+ Enhanced turned off. And they didn’t test the Pixel 3’s ability at raw photos.

So DxOMark could only be considered a rough guide aimed at those who will only ever use a phone’s default settings. It doesn’t account for how someone with knowledge would be able to put those ‘pro’ settings to good use.


DxO’s test results for any phone should be taken with a grain of salt. Besides accusations of bias, they often fail to retest phones that have had a major software update relating to their camera’s or camera app which leaves their test results outdated and incomparable in such cases. Some phones never even get tested either, especially non-flagship models.


Then what do you suggest to check for mobile phones camera quality? For potential customers

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