DxOMark has published preliminary rankings for the Galaxy S10+, and to the surprise of no one, it ranks incredibly high on its smartphone comparison leaderboard.
For the backside cameras, the score is set at 109, tying both the Huawei Mate 20 Pro and P20 Pro. However, if you factor in the Selfie score, which annihilates most of the competition with a score of 96, then it seems like a pretty clear contender for one of the best smartphone camera setups on the market.
Here are the current rankings, according to DxOMark.
DxOMark Top 10 Standings
- Galaxy S10+ – 109
- Mate 20 Pro – 109
- P20 Pro – 109
- Xiaomi Mi 9 – 107
- iPhone XS Max – 105
- HTC U12+ -103
- Galaxy Note 9 – 103
- Mi MIX 3 – 103
- Huawei P20 – 102
- Google Pixel 3 – 101
As for what makes the Galaxy S10+ so darn good, DxOMark lists plenty of things. The reports says the phone has accurate white balance and good color rendering in most situations, features low noise levels when shooting indoors and in low light, as well as a realistic bokeh effect with good blur gradient and shape.
It’s not all good, though. In the Cons section, DxOMark describes lack of fine detail in most conditions, loss of sharpness across the field, plus some subject isolation artifacts in bokeh mode. We’re not exactly sure how much Samsung can improve with software alone, but still, these out-of-the-box scores speak for themselves.
Whether you take these DxOMark scores seriously or not is entirely up to you, but the S10+ is looking like the phone to beat right now.