Samsung Galaxy S10 5G vs Galaxy S10+: Does the 5G phone have a better camera?

Samsung Galaxy S10 5G vs Galaxy S10+: Does the 5G phone have a better camera?

The Samsung Galaxy S10+ and Samsung Galaxy S10 5G have very similar cameras. In terms of specifications, their only difference is that the 5G S10 has a Time of Flight (TOF) sensor on the rear that’s used for live focus. Besides that, is there any difference between the camera quality on the S10 5G and S10+?

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In this video, I’m comparing my Galaxy S10 5G review unit (Exynos model) with my personal Galaxy S10+ unit (Snapdragon model) in terms of the camera quality. I go through a few different situations with each of the lenses and nitpick the photos from each device. Both phones have amazing camera hardware and software, but there is going to be a winner because Samsung uses their own ISOCell sensors in the S10 5G while they use Sony IMX sensors in the S10+.

Throughout the tests, both devices performed about equally. The Galaxy S10 5G does seem to eke its way to the top and outperform the Galaxy S10+ in most ways. For a more general comparison between the S10 models, check out my unboxing of the 5G unit.

Samsung Galaxy S10 5G (Review Unit)Samsung Galaxy S10+ (Personal Device)
Display Type6.7-inch Quad HD+ Curved Dynamic AMOLED, 19:9 (505ppi)6.4-inch Quad HD+ Curved Dynamic AMOLED, 19:9 (522ppi)
Size77.1 x 162.6 x 7.94mm 198g74.1 x 157.6 x 7.8mm, 175g
Display Color PaletteHDR10+HDR10+
System-on-chipExynos 9820Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
RAM Capacity8GB RAM (LPDDR4X)8GB (LPDDR4X)
Storage Capacity256GB/512GB128GB
+ MicroSD slot (up to 512GB)
Speaker SystemStereo speakers and earphones: Sound by AKGSurround sound with Dolby Atmos technologyStereo speakers and earphones: Sound by AKGSurround sound with Dolby Atmos technology
Headphone JackYes, 3.5mmYes, 3.5mm
Front Camera(s)Dual Camera
– UHD Selfie: 10MP Super Speed Dual Pixel AF, F1.9 (80°),
– TOF Sensor
 Dual Camera
– UHD Selfie: 10MP Super Speed Dual Pixel AF, F1.9 (80°)
– RGB Depth: 8MP FF, F2.2 (90°)
Rear CamerasQuad Camera with Dual OIS
– Telephoto: 12MP AF, F2.4, OIS (45°)
– Wide-angle: 12MP Super Speed Dual Pixel AF, F1.5/F2.4, OIS (77°)
– Ultra Wide: 16MP FF, F2.2 (123°)
– 0.5X/2X optical zoom, up to 10X digital zoom
– TOF Sensor
Triple Camera with Dual OIS
– Telephoto: 12MP AF, F2.4, OIS (45°)
– Wide-angle: 12MP Super Speed Dual Pixel AF, F1.5/F2.4, OIS (77°)
– Ultra Wide: 16MP FF, F2.2 (123°)
– 0.5X/2X optical zoom, up to 10X digital zoom
Battery Capacity4500 mAh4100 mAh
Wireless ChargingYes, Fast Wireless Charging 2.0, Wireless Power ShareYes, Fast Wireless Charging 2.0, Wireless Power Share
Fast ChargingYes, Samsung 25W Fast ChargingYes, Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging
BiometricsUltrasonic In-display Fingerprint scannerUltrasonic In-display Fingerprint scanner, heart rate sensor
Water and Dust ResistanceIP68IP68
SoftwareAndroid 9 Pie with One UI
G977NKOU1ASE6
Android 9 Pie with One UI
G975USQU2ASF6

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Max Weinbach
Max Weinbach

Former Contributor to the XDA-Developers Portal.