Samsung Galaxy S20+ Camera Review

The Samsung Galaxy S20+ isn’t the ultimate flagship phone from the South Korean tech giant this year. The Galaxy S20 Ultra holds the crown as the highest-specced smartphone from the company to date. Most groups first reviewed their Ultra variant. For one, DxOMark has already tested the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra and gave it a score of 122. Even the Galaxy S20 Ultra’s selfie camera has been reviewed with a mobile score of 100. The Galaxy S20 hasn’t been tested yet but we now have the numbers for the Galaxy S20+.

The Galaxy S20+ is just one of the three variants Samsung introduced this year. There’s the regular Galaxy S20, the very premium Galaxy S20 Ultra, and the Plus variant. Previously, Samsung would only release a regular Galaxy S and the Galaxy S Plus version. This year, it’s different. And as if the three are not enough, the company also rolled out the Galaxy Z Flip foldable phone.

Samsung’s Galaxy S20+ has been found to be also difficult to repair on your own according to a teardown. Its Verizon variant went up for pre-order in the US. It’s even better at 960 fps super slow-mo recording compared to the Ultra version.

The phone boasts a quad-camera system that is composed of a 12MP primary shooter with dual pixel PDAF and OIS, a 64MP telephoto sensor with PDAF and OIS, 12MP ultra-wide sensor with f/2.2-aperture lens, and a 0.3MP ToF 3D sensor for depth. There is an LED flash. The device also allows 8K and 4K video recording.

This Exynos 990-powered smartphone has reached DxOMark with a score of 118. That makes it still within the top 10 at seventh place (7th), coming after the Huawei Mate 30 Pro and the Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro Premium from last year. The phone delivers well with accurate exposure even in low light, wide dynamic range, vivid and pleasant color, excellent ultra-wide camera, and good detail in outdoor images. Videos are also captured with good texture rendering, fast and reliable autofocus, vivid and pleasant color outdoors, and accurate target exposure in most conditions.

When it comes to downsides, the photo shows underexposure at night in flash-off mode, low detail with long-range zoom, visible noise especially indoors and in low light, plus some ringing, aliasing, and cyan shift artifacts. For videos, they show visible ringing and judder artifacts and visible noise indoors and in low light. Stabilization is off but can still be improved. There’s also a limited dynamic range so that’s something Samsung can fix.


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