Samsung's extra 'ultrawide' camera lens makes the Galaxy S10 stand out from all the other smartphones that already take great photos
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- Most high-end smartphones take great photos these days, but the Samsung Galaxy S10 managed to differentiate itself with its ultrawide camera.
- Most smartphones don't have ultrawide cameras, with many phone makers opting instead to add a 2x zoomed lens alongside the conventional camera.
- LG's V40 smartphone also has an ultrawide camera. In fact, ultrawide cameras have been a signature LG smartphone feature since 2016.
The Galaxy S10 phones have great cameras, but the same can be said about pretty much every other high-end flagship smartphone out there.
You could argue that camera quality has reached a point where it's reliable across the majority of smartphones, and it's not as big of a factor when making a purchase decision.
But the Galaxy S10 has
differentiated itself with its triple-lens camera system, and it's one of those lenses - the ultrawide camera - that makes the biggest difference.
Check it out:
Here's a regular photo taken with the regular camera from the Galaxy S10.
Phones like the OnePlus 6T take similarly good photos...
And the LG V40...
And the Pixel 3...
Now that we've agreed that all high-end smartphones take great photos, let's take a look at the Galaxy S10's ultrawide angle camera, which most phones don't have.
To be sure, there is another smartphone out there with an ultrawide camera: The LG V40.