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Galaxy Note 10+ touts the best smartphone camera rated by DxOMark

Many customers who are looking to purchase a new flagship smartphone check to see if the device they want has the best smartphone camera rated by DxOMark. The answer is in the affirmative for those who are thinking about buying the Galaxy Note 10+. DxOMark has posted the results of its camera test today. The Galaxy Note 10+ 5G it tested has been awarded an overall mobile score of 113. That’s just one higher than the Huawei P30 Pro’s 112 but it places Samsung’s new flagship at the very top of the list.

It even clinches the top spot for the selfie camera with an overall score of 99 points. Since the 5G model has the same camera setup as the LTE Galaxy Note 10+, this score stands for that model as well. DxOMark ranks devices by capturing and evaluating more than 1500 test images and over 2 hours of video in controlled label environments as well as natural indoor and outdoor scenes with the camera’s default settings.

Galaxy Note 10+ rated as best smartphone camera by DxOMark

The Galaxy Note 10+ features a primary 12-megapixel camera with f/1.5-2.4 variable aperture, OIS and dual-pixel autofocus. It’s paired with a 16-megapixel ultra-wide sensor with an f/2.2 aperture and a 12-megapixel telephoto sensor with f/2.1 aperture. A dedicated Time of Flight sensor is included as well.

You may be aware that there’s not a lot of difference in the Galaxy Note 10+’s camera hardware compared to the Galaxy S10 5G. However, Samsung has been able to get more out of it by improving the processing algorithms. With a score of 118, the Galaxy Note 10+ 5G was ranked as the second best smartphone camera for still photos, just a point behind the Huawei P30 Pro. It found the exposures to be consistent and accurate regardless of lighting conditions.

The very wide dynamic range also helps preserve highlight and shadow detail in very bright or high-contrast conditions. The optical zoom solution has been retained for the new flagship at 2x magnification. As expected, it can capture high levels of detail with good color and low noise. The wider aperture (f/2.1) compared to the S10 5G (f/2.4) results in slightly better texture rendering in bokeh photos and in photos at 2x magnification, especially in indoor and low-light conditions.

For video, the Galaxy Note 10+ 5G is the best smartphone camera rated by DxOMark, with a score of 101 points. It found the video exposures to be accurate in nearly every condition, with bright and vivid colors. The device can capture an incredible level of detail in its 4K videos. Video autofocus is also accurate and fast with good subject tracking.

Just how long the Galaxy Note 10+ 5G is able to hold on to the top spot remains to be seen. It will be up against some very capable new flagships in the second half of this year. This includes the new iPhone, Google’s upcoming Pixel 4 and the new Huawei Mate flagship as well. Until then, you can rest assured that the Galaxy Note 10+ will offer you the best camera on a smartphone.

If you’d like to dive into the nitty-gritty, read the in-depth camera test on DxOMark’s website.

  • Model: SM-N975F
  • Dimensions: 162.3 x 77,2 x 7.9mm
  • Display: 6.8"(172.7mm) Super AMOLED
  • CPU: Exynos 9825
  • Camera: 12 Ultra Wide: 16MP F2.2 (123°) & Wide-angle: 12MP 2PD AF F1.5/F2.4 OIS (77°) & Telephoto: 12MP F2.1 OIS (45°) & DepthVision Camera: VGA

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locarno
locarno

“Many customers who are looking to purchase a new flagship smartphone check to see if the device they want has the best smartphone camera rated by DxOMark. ” Want best camera = buy Huawei. “The Galaxy Note 10+ 5G it tested has been awarded an overall mobile score of 113.” So note 10+ and Note 10 take worse photos than Note10+5g ? “With a score of 118, the Galaxy Note 10+ 5G was ranked as the second best smartphone camera for still photos, just a point behind the Huawei P30 Pro.” Should be S10 5G* “The optical zoom solution has… Read more »

Gunter2
Gunter2

This is a bit of a scam to be honest. The pattern keeps repeating itself. Firstly it’s the Samsung S phone is No. 1, then the next Huawei is No. 1, until the Note comes and it’s No. 1, next it will be the iPhone, then the Pixel, (depending on which one arrives first) and we are back around to the next Galaxy S. These companies are paying DXO Mark to test and evaluate their phones, and DXO who gets paid for it will always find a way to give the number 1 spot to whoever is paying them at… Read more »

kav946
kav946

Did you ever consider that each manufacturer is trying to one-up each other and keeps making minor improvements?

locarno
locarno

Why Samsung will not make very big change to camera ? Not just minor one ? After new phone, huawei or pixel gets released note 10 will not be first.

djcbs
djcbs

“Many customers who are looking to purchase a new flagship smartphone check to see if the device they want has the best smartphone camera rated by DxOMark.”

No one does this.

strazzi
strazzi

Mabey not, but people do want best for their money so they want to know this. And if someone is all the time braging aboth camera and lie abouth resolts is Huawei. They post pictures from Sony Pro camera and state that it if from their phone and all people just talk abouth how huawei has best camera, leica lens this, leica lens that… Who is here stupid then?

locarno
locarno

How do you know that they taken photos from Sony Pro ?