Samsung Galaxy S10 5G ties with Huawei P30 Pro as best camera phone on DxOMark
DxOMark recently ranked the Huawei P30 Pro as the best smartphone camera with a score of 112, which wasn't surprising considering the Periscope zoom camera and low-light photography capabilities of the flagship. But the P30 Pro will now have to share the top spot with the Galaxy S10 5G, as DxOMark has also ranked the Samsung flagship as the best camera phone with an overall score of 112.
The Galaxy S10 5G offers a similar camera system as the Galaxy S10 and S10+, but with an added fourth ToF (Time of Flight) camera. The fourth sensor offers depth mapping for more accurate bokeh shots and better Augmented Reality support. It seems the fourth camera was enough to help the Galaxy S10 5G score three points more than the Galaxy S10+, allowing it to claim the top spot in DxOMark's camera ranking.
The main camera setup on the Galaxy S10 5G includes a 12MP primary sensor with Dual Aperture lens, 16MP ultra wide-angle camera and a 12MP telephoto camera.
Notably, the Galaxy S10 5G is the first phone for DxOMark to score a 100 in video recording with praise directed towards its autofocus and video stabilisation. While the camera is the same as the Galaxy S10+, DxOMark was particularly impressed with the S10 5G's default 4K video recording mode that helps improve texture, noise and artifact scores.
The Galaxy S10 5G scores 117 in still photography with high marks given to bokeh, zoom and flash. The bump in still Photo over the Galaxy S10+ is largely due to the fact that the Galaxy S10 5G uses the telephoto lens for bokehs rather than the ultra wide-angle camera, which helps reduce distortion.
The Galaxy S10 5G also tops the selfie camera ranking by outscoring Samsung's own previous topper, the Galaxy S10+, by one point. The slight bump in score is largely due to the selfie video recording, while still images are pretty much identical to the Galaxy S10+.