Although the Galaxy S20 Ultra’s main camera setup failed to secure a podium in DxOMark tests, the smartphone’s selfie shooter was received more positively and managed to tie for second place in the publication’s latest review. There, it was bested only by the Huawei P40 Pro but scored 100 points, same as the Huawei Nova 6 5G.
The largest smartphone from the S20 series has a different selfie module compared to the standard Galaxy S20 and S20+. Instead of a 10MP sensor like the one you’d find on the aforementioned two models, the Galaxy S20 Ultra boasts a 40MP selfie shooter with an f/2.2 aperture, a 22mm wide lens, and PDAF (Phase Detection Auto Focus).
‘The S20 Ultra is a good choice for selfie enthusiasts’
DxOMark praised the Galaxy S20 Ultra’s selfie camera for delivering good performance consistently. It has no significant flaws, though image quality is not vastly improved over the Galaxy Note 10+ selfie shooter sitting on 4th place with 99 points.
According to the source, the flagship’s 40MP sensor delivers accurate exposure, wide dynamic range, reliable autofocus, well-controlled noise, great bokeh and detail, but suffers from white balance casts, slightly inaccurate color and skin tone rendering, and some visible distortion in group pictures.
Meanwhile, the selfie sensor can record 4K videos at 60fps (you can check our guide for details), and recordings have high detail, vivid colors, and accurate exposure. But there are some autofocusing issues when recording selfie videos, as well as a white balance cast and visible noise, according to the benchmarking website.
In the end, the Galaxy S20 Ultra’s 40MP selfie sensor scored 104 and 95 points in the Photo and Video categories, respectively, averaging the final score to 100 points. Check DxOMark’s full review for more details and sample shots. You can also check our own Galaxy S20 Ultra review for more details about this device beyond its camera capabilities.