For a while now, Huawei’s flagships have consistently been at the helm of DxOMark’s rating. The global benchmark gives us an accurate picture of how a smartphone camera performs in varying scenarios. Without getting into the nitty-gritty, a higher score just means better camera performance. And after the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note10 series a week ago, it now has the best camera on a smartphone in the world.
DxOMark tested Samsung’s Galaxy Note10+ 5G, the South Korean manufacturer’s top-end flagship. It features a primary wide 12MP sensor with a variable f/1.5-2.4 lens, a 12MP f/2.1 telephoto lens, a 16MP f/2.2 ultra-wide lens and a DepthVision ToF sensor.
The quad-camera setup is also equipped with dual-pixel AF and dual-OIS. On the video front, the smartphone is capable of 2160p video at 30fps in default mode, with a 60fps option available too.
The comprehensive test is distributed into three sections, namely photo, video and selfie. Samsung’s Galaxy Note10+ 5G scores an impressive 118 points for photos, but that is still behind the Huawei P30 Pro that registered 119 points. However, on the video front, the South Korean manufacturer’s flagship scores 101, ahead of the 97 points registered by Huawei’s flagship. Due to this lead in video, the Samsung Galaxy Note10+ 5G registers an overall score of 113, putting it 1 point ahead of the Huawei P30 Pro.
These improvements are thanks to hardware enhancements on the Galaxy Note10+ 5G such as its new processor, a wider aperture on the telephoto camera, fine-tuning and improved algorithms. Even with its 10MP selfie camera, it registers a score of 99 points, 10 ahead of the Huawei P30 Pro’s selfie experience.
The battle to claim top spot on DxOMark’s benchmark is always ongoing. After Samsung taking the throne, it may not be long before it is reclaimed by Huawei or a completely different manufacturer with the next wave of flagships just around the corner.