Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus selfie camera as the best from The DxOMark website. The Galaxy S10 Plus recorded 96 points, far superior to the Huawei Mate 20 Pro with a score of 75 and P20 Pro with a score of 72. It cannot be denied that the superior selfie shots of the Galaxy S10 Plus are supported by the dual camera selfie module. This feature is also a differentiator of the Galaxy S10 Plus between two other variants, the regular Galaxy S10 and the Galaxy S10e which are both equipped with a single front camera.
Result compared to the ranks of flagship from competing vendors, namely iPhone XS, OnePlus 6T, and Google Pixel 3
As said at the beginning, the Galaxy S10 Plus has a dual camera. The main Galaxy S10 Plus selfie camera has a 10 megapixel resolution with a diaphragm opening f / 1.9. While the secondary camera has 8 megapixel resolution, openings f / 2.2 which serves to create a bokeh effect when aiming for selfies.
With the second camera, it is expected that the results obtained can be more natural. Not as a result of software manipulation that often leaves a gap.
Meanwhile, the iPhone XS is only equipped with a single front camera with 7 megapixel openings resolution, f / 2.2. As a support, Apple pinned noise reduction in the front camera software which is expected to be able to provide selfies that are considered qualified.
However, the use of noise reduction had reaped controversy. The reason is, the shots actually look too smooth as if using the “beautify” mode. Not only does it look too smooth, the selfie results are also called less sharp, contrast and the brightness level is also considered lower.
But Apple has denied installing beautify features on the iPhone XS front camera. They claimed to use different camera work methods. The front camera of the iPhone XS shoots with a faster shutter speed and a higher ISO.
As a result, noise reduction on the iPhone XS not only makes the facial skin look smooth but also all the visual elements in the photo. After many protests, Apple finally issued an iOS update to improve the quality of selfies from the iPhone XS.
Single camera embedding is also adopted by OnePlus 6T. The front camera of the OnePlus 6T has a 16 megapixel resolution with f / 1.7 lens openings. What about Google Pixel 3? From the selfie camera assessment, DxOMark rewards Google Pixel 3 with a score of 92. This value is only a difference of four points compared to the Galaxy S10 Plus. As with the Galaxy S10 Plus, Google embeds a dual camera on Google Pixel 3. Each camera has 8 megapixel resolution. Wrong or the camera functions to take a 97-degree wide-angle shot. The goal is so that users can make group selfies more leverage.