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Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ scores highest smartphone camera score from DxOMark

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ has been officially recognised by DxOMark as having the world’s best front and rear cameras on a smartphone just days after the device’s launch.

The main camera and selfie camera on board the Note 10+ scored ratings of 113 and 99 respectively making it the top ranked device for smartphone image quality in the DxoMark database.

These scores were awarded when the device was tested across the board shooting photos, selfies and videos in various scenarios.

Its  overall score of 113 for the main camera places it just ahead of the Huawei P30 Pro (112) and Samsung’s own Galaxy S10 5G (112).

On the selfie side, the Samsung score of 99  for the front-facing camera eclipsed the Asus ZenFone 6 (98) and the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G (97) and the Samsung Galaxy S10+ (96).

The main Note 10+ 5G camera system has four sensors – a standard 26mm primary camera, a 13mm ultra-wide camera, a 52mm tele-lens, and a dedicated Time of Flight (ToF) sensor for depth estimation in Portrait mode.

Image from the Note 10+ 5G main camera

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The main camera uses a 12-megapixel sensor with dual-pixel autofocus and Optical Image Stabilization (OIS).

The ultra-wide angle  camera has a 16-megapixel sensor and the tele-photo camera comes with a 12-megapixel resolution sensor.

DxoMark noticed that the Note 10+ 5G boasted a wide dynamic range which allowed images to be captured very bright or high contrast conditions could still preserve detail and exposure on faces.

The testing also revealed the bokeh simulation in the devices portrait mode was also notably improved and provided better texture on the faces compared to Samsung’s own S10 5G.

On the video side, the results were just as impressive with accurate video exposures in almost all conditions along with a wide dynamic range to provide excellent detail in bright or high contrast conditions.

Video colour was also noted to be bright and vivid even when capturing 4K video at up to 60 frames per second.

The front camera on the Note 10+ 5G is a 10 megapixel resolution and a 25mm lens with a dual pixel AF (auto-focus).

The DxOMark testing showed the selfie camera provided good exposure on faces even at low light levels with a wide dynamic range for good highlight and shadow detail.

The device is also the best for front camera flash photography while the autofocus insured good focus on the subject from very close to Sophie stick shooting distances.

Selfie from the Note 10+ 5G

The testing found the front camera also created impressive artificial bokeh mode created images with good subject isolation and a pleasant background were effect yet it found the results are not quite as realistic as those taken with dual front cameras.

Yet DxOMark concluded the Galaxy Note 10+ 5G front camera didn’t have any real weaknesses.

It’s also possible to record 4K video from the front camera.

The  Samsung Galaxy Note and Note 10+ are both available for preorder now will go on sale on August 23.