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Need Opinion on Samsung s10 camera

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Need Opinion on Samsung s10 camera

For those of you that currently own the s10, could you please comment on the quality of the camera pics?

I have been seeing and reading a lot of conflicting reports about it.

A lot of people have been claiming that photos taken are very blurry and out of focus:

https://us.community.samsung.com/t5/Gal ... d-p/522829

Whereas a lot of youtube reviewers are giving the camera top marks (bias?)

I'm thinking about picking it up but if it has all of these auto-focus issues then I might forget about it and see if I can pick up a huawei p30 pro instead.
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Had the phone, no complaints about the camera. Never had any issues with auto focus. Took amazing pictures and videos. P30 Pro will do the same. Honestly you cannot tell the differences between the picture qualities on a high end smart phone. They're all great, they all look different when you see it on your phone but thats due to the screens being different. The only time you'll recognize a difference is if you put two pics on a computer screen and sat there for like 10 minutes examining the differences.
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I had an S10 Plus up until a month ago and thought that camera was pretty good. I didn't have any issues with it.
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btwitsmatt wrote: Had the phone, no complaints about the camera. Never had any issues with auto focus. Took amazing pictures and videos. P30 Pro will do the same. Honestly you cannot tell the differences between the picture qualities on a high end smart phone. They're all great, they all look different when you see it on your phone but thats due to the screens being different. The only time you'll recognize a difference is if you put two pics on a computer screen and sat there for like 10 minutes examining the differences.
I see, well it's good to know that the camera is good. I guess maybe those people who had issues either had a defective unit or perhaps old firmware?

With my s7, I occasionally had auto-focus issues but it was easily solved by using manual focus and tapping on the screen to re-focus.

I know on the new s20 ultra, there were reports of the phone having a tonne of auto-focus issues as well.
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9394 wrote: I had an S10 Plus up until a month ago and thought that camera was pretty good. I didn't have any issues with it.
That's good to know. I may reconsider getting it then.
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Also had the s10 for a year, no issues with the camera at all.
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I've got the S10+, personally I think the photos are superb, and that's in comparison to the iPhone 11 pro.
I also installed the Google Camera mod and it helps me take even better photos.
Make sure you get a great deal though
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Gangsta101 wrote: I've got the S10+, personally I think the photos are superb, and that's in comparison to the iPhone 11 pro.
I also installed the Google Camera mod and it helps me take even better photos.
Make sure you get a great deal though
I'm waiting for the black Friday koodo deals. I'm pretty sure the s10 is gonna be on special, most likely with the huawei p30 pro. It'll be a tough choice deciding between the two. I don't really care about all of the other features of the phone except photos and video.
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wolf30 wrote: ... I don't really care about all of the other features of the phone except photos and video.
Then you should get the Google Camera app. It makes a wolf of difference on Android phones. The Samsung Camera app is great. Don't know anything about the Huawei camera app. But the Google app is ob a different level
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Gangsta101 wrote: Then you should get the Google Camera app. It makes a wolf of difference on Android phones. The Samsung Camera app is great. Don't know anything about the Huawei camera app. But the Google app is ob a different level
I'll have to look into it when I get the phone. Let's hope there are some good deals on Black Friday on either one of these two phones.
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I don't have the S10 but the S10+ and the camera is great and I love being able to select between wide, standard and tele. Good info here: https://www.dxomark.com/samsung-galaxy- ... ra-review/
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The S20 FE can be had for $705 now with either SPC/WorkPerks and $150 Trade-in Offer of any phone (even dummy phones as long as you have the IMEI#). Would be a lot better than an S10 right now. This pre-order deal ends Oct 15, 2020.

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knacks wrote: The S20 FE can be had for $705 now with either SPC/WorkPerks and $150 Trade-in Offer of any phone (even dummy phones as long as you have the IMEI#). Would be a lot better than an S10 right now. This pre-order deal ends Oct 15, 2020.

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Yeah but I'm going to be getting the phone through koodo on a tab.
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FYI...
Sample pics from my S10+
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