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Samsung Galaxy Note10, Note10+ First Camera Samples

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Samsung has just announced the Galaxy Note10+ with quad-rear cameras we got to take photos with it and these are the results.
Samsung Galaxy Note10+ First Camera Samples
Samsung Galaxy Note10+'s quad-rear cameras

Samsung's new flagship features a quad-rear camera set-up of a 12MP f/1.5/f/2.4 dual-aperture main camera with Dual Pixel AF and OIS, a 16MP f/2.2 123-degree ultra-wide-angle lens, a 12MP f/2.1 telephoto lens with OIS, and a VGA DepthVision camera with a dual-tone LED flash.

In front, on the other hand, is a 10MP f/2.2 front-facing shooter with Dual Pixel AF and OIS.

Disclaimer: Images posted below were taken with a pre-production Samsung Galaxy Note10+. These images may not represent results from the final retail product.

Shots were taken with the Samsung Galaxy Note10+

Samsung Galaxy Note10 series' front-facing camera
Samsung Galaxy Note10 series' front-facing camera

Below are shots from the quad-rear cameras of the Note10+ in the streets of Times Square, New York. Because the Note10 and the Note10+ have the same camera hardware except for the latter's fourth DepthVision camera, the image quality should be identical except for images that use the DepthVision camera like in Live Focus modes. 

Rear Camera Samples

Rear camera 1x in Daylight
Rear camera 1x in Daylight
Rear camera 2x in Daylight 
Rear camera ultra-wide-angle in Daylight
Rear camera ultra-wide-angle in Daylight

As expected, the Note10+ was able to produce stunning daylight images with vibrant colors, accurate white balance, strong contrast, and sharp details across the frame from the ultra-wide-angle, standard and the 2x telephoto cameras.
Rear camera 1x indoors
Rear camera 1x indoors
Rear camera 2x indoors
Rear camera 2x indoors
Rear camera ultra-wide-angle indoors
Rear camera ultra-wide-angle indoors

In indoor situations, the Note10+ maintains the accurate white balance, strong contrast, and vibrant color for all three cameras. The main camera was able to maintain sharpness in details while the ultra-wide-angle and telephoto maintained detail in some cases but there were cases wherein the images softened in some situations because of noise and noise reduction. 

Rear camera 1x low light
Rear camera 1x low light
Rear camera 2x indoors
Rear camera 2x indoors
Rear camera 10x low light
Rear camera ultra-wide-angle low-light
Rear camera ultra-wide-angle low-light


In lowlight, the standard auto 'Photo' mode takes one of the best auto images I've seen so far across all three cameras. The Main, ultra-wide and telephoto takes highly detailed images with accurate color and strong contrast while maintaining great exposure even with light sources. There is minimal noise and almost no noise reduction.  

We even took a low light shot at 10x. The image produced is sharp with accurate colors even in low light! The Note10+'s rear cameras are great even in low light.
Rear camera 1x night-mode
Rear camera 2x night-mode
Rear camera 2x night-mode
Rear camera ultra-wide night-mode
Rear camera ultra-wide night-mode

Samsung added the Night Mode to the Galaxy S10 via a firmware update several months ago and is now built-in the Note10 series. Samsung's implementation produces consistently great images. The color and detail are noticeably superior when shooting still subjects. This is more obvious when you zoom in and look at the finer details. Images are sharper, are more contrast-y, are much more vibrant.

Night mode here is not for moving subjects. (If you look closely at the billboard, artefacts from the movement retain.)

If you're subject is in the dark but isn't moving, we highly recommend night mode!

Next up is the front-facing 10MP shooter that is in the top middle part of the edge-to-edge Dynamic AMOLED display of the Note10 series.

Front Camera Samples

Daylight selfie
Daylight selfie

Daylight selfie with black and white live focus effect
Daylight selfie with black and white background live focus effect
Daylight selfie with motion blur live focus effect 

In daylight, the front-facing camera of the Note10+ takes sharp images with good color and accurate skin tones. Two things impressed me. The first is that it was able to maintain good exposure for the subject and the background. Secondly, the edge detection even on my hair strands was dead accurate without the need for the ToF or the Depth Vision camera, unlike the S10+.

Indoor selfie
Indoor selfie

In indoor shots, the Note10+ maintains the great color and accurate skin tones but the image softens and loses of its contrast because of noise.

Indoor selfie
Low light selfie
Night mode selfie
Night mode selfie
In the last two shots, the low light shot and the night mode shot, it is clear that in prioritizing the accurate exposure of the subject, the Note10+'s camera overexposed the light sources in the background. It does create a somewhat sharp image of the subject while maintaining accurate color and accurate skin tones.

Night mode was able to remedy the overexposed light sources while improving sharpness and contrast of the subject and the background.

Quick Thoughts

Samsung Galaxy Note10's triple-rear cameras
Samsung Galaxy Note10's triple-rear cameras

Samsung asserts its prowess in producing smartphones that can take great pictures in almost every scenario. The Note10+'s camera images aren't the best in their respective situations but they consistent and reliable in producing sharply detailed images with accurate color and strong contrast in almost any situation with both rear and front-facing camera.

Night mode in selfies is a great new feature that Samsung added that we think will be useful for many as we usually stand still when taking selfies anyway.

Lastly, Samsung produces one of the best ultra-wide-angle shots in the market. We are consistently impressed with the images from it.

As these shots were taken from a pre-production model, we advise taking these thoughts with a grain of salt. We will have to wait and see how the retail version will perform.

See also: DxOMark: Samsung Galaxy Note10+ is the new mobile camera king!

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