SamMobile has affiliate and sponsored partnerships. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn a commission. Learn more.

Galaxy S10+ dual front cams don’t offer substantially better portrait selfies


Last updated: March 11th, 2019 at 10:47 UTC+02:00

It seems the second front camera on the Galaxy S10+ doesn’t make for substantially better portrait selfies compared to the Galaxy S10e (or the Galaxy S10, which also has a single front camera). I took the S10e and S10+ out to test Live Focus selfies to see if the dual camera setup offers any advantage over the single front camera and found that there isn’t enough of a difference.

I already had an inkling that the Galaxy S10e would take good Live Focus selfies in bright daylight, so my main motive was to see if the dedicated second camera on the S10+ makes a difference in low-light conditions. It doesn’t, with only slightly deeper blurring on the S10+ and fewer artefacts at the edges of my head. And the artefacts aren’t really that easy to spot on the phone’s display and can only be noticed on a monitor. Also, the S10+ seems to blur out the edges of my shoulder while the S10e makes a proper distinction.

Dual front cameras not necessary for good Live Focus selfies

Perhaps the S10+ is deliberately doing so in order to make the subject fade more naturally into the blurred background, but the point I want to make is that the software-based Live Focus mode on the Galaxy S10e (or the Galaxy S10) is as good as the S10+’ for most intents and purposes. And while most people aren’t going to be torn between the Galaxy S10e and Galaxy S10+, this is good reason to opt for the S10 instead of the S10+ if you’re only leaning towards the latter for those dual selfie shooters and aren’t worried about battery or screen size.

I’ll have more to talk about in our Galaxy S10e review and more samples to compare the S10e and S10+ front cameras, but for now, I’ve put up two selfies below (swipe left for the S10+ photo and swipe right for the S10e photo). Check them out and let me know which one you like better and whether this changes anything in your possible purchase of any of the three Galaxy S10 variants.


Phone Galaxy S10Galaxy S10 PlusGalaxy S10eLive Focus
Load 26 comments

You might also like

July 2022 security update is now available for the Galaxy S10 series

After the Galaxy S20, Galaxy S21, and the Galaxy S22, Samsung has started rolling out the July 2022 security update to the Galaxy S10 series. It is good to see that Samsung is rolling out monthly security updates even to phones that are more than three years old. The latest software update for the Galaxy […]

  • By Asif Iqbal Shaik
  • 2 weeks ago

Why the Galaxy S10 Lite will get Android 13 but not other Galaxy S10s

Samsung has improved a lot over the years regarding software quality and support. It has promised up to four years of Android OS updates for its recent devices, and that’s better than even Google’s update policy for Pixel phones. However, that has also created some confusion among Galaxy smartphone users. Why is it that Galaxy S10 […]

  • By Asif Iqbal Shaik
  • 3 weeks ago

Galaxy S10 gets June 2022 security update in the US

Last month, Samsung released the June 2022 security update to the Galaxy S10 series, but it was limited to the international models of the devices. The company failed to release the June 2022 update to the US variants of the phones in time. The June 2022 security update has now started reaching the Galaxy S10 […]

  • By Asif Iqbal Shaik
  • 4 weeks ago

Galaxy S10 gets June 2022 security update in Europe

After the Galaxy S22, Galaxy S21, and the Galaxy S20, Samsung is now rolling out the June 2022 security update to the Galaxy S10 series. The new update is now available in European countries, including Germany, Greece, Luxembourg, Nordic countries, Poland, and Switzerland. The latest software update for the Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10, and the […]

  • By Asif Iqbal Shaik
  • 2 months ago

Many Galaxy phones with Exynos SoC can’t run Diablo Immortal at launch

Diablo is one of the world’s most popular video game intellectual properties. And although its journey began on PC, the IP has officially transitioned to mobile devices with the release of Diablo Immortal. Blizzard’s new mobile game is now available for Android and iOS. But unfortunately, countless Samsung Galaxy smartphone customers can’t join in the […]

  • By Mihai Matei
  • 2 months ago

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra is America’s favorite smartphone in 2022

The Galaxy S20 Ultra is the most beloved smartphone among mobile phone users in the United States, says a new American Customer Satisfaction Index (ASCI) report based on a survey conducted with the help of 23,000 Americans. Samsung’s 2020 flagship phone is leading the US market in consumer satisfaction reports with a score of 86. […]

  • By Mihai Matei
  • 3 months ago