Samsung Galaxy S10/S10 Plus The best smartphones around…
Weight: 157g/175g | Dimensions: 149.9 x 70.4 x 7.8mm/157.6 x 74.1 x 7.8mm | OS: Android 9 | Screen size: 6.1-inch/6.4-inch | Resolution: 1440 x 3040 | CPU: Snapdragon 855 / Exynos 9820 | RAM: 8/12GB | Storage: 128/512GB/1TB | Battery: 3,400mAh/4,100mAh | Rear camera: 12MP + 12MP + 16MP | Front camera: 10MP/10MP + 8MP
Samsung launches new flagship Galaxy S models at the start of every year. This year, a lot was expected from the Korean manufacturer, especially as we were eager to see what design direction it would take. Ever since the Samsung Galaxy S8 (Review), Samsung has stuck with its tall Infinity displays, clearly showing no intention of going for the same notches as everyone else. Its last flagship-class smartphone, the Galaxy Note 9 (Review), also still had its front cameras above the display, but the Galaxy S10 series are the first phones to launch with a more modern look that finally gets rid of all the borders around the screen. The Galaxy S10 series, launched in San Francisco just ahead of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, marked the debut of Samsung’s new Infinity-O screens which stretch to all corners of the front of these phones and have punch-holes for the front cameras.
Samsung Galaxy S10+ Summary
The Galaxy S10+ is Samsung’s latest flagship for 2019. It has a bright 6.4-inch AMOLED display and has a hole-punch design. While the hole-punch does sacrifice a small portion of the display, it isn’t distracting. The display is crisp and gets really bright when outdoors. Samsung has picked the Exynos 9820 to power the Galaxy S10+ and has paired it with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. You do have more RAM and storage options available with the top end offering 12GB RAM and 1TB of storage. Samsung ships the phone with OneUI running on top of Android 9 Pie. The software is also optimised to function with the hole-punch display and you get the option to hide the camera hole using a black bar at the top. Performance of the Galaxy S10+ is impressive and it managed to score higher than most other Android smartphones in our benchmark tests. The Galaxy S10+ gets a 4100mAh battery and is capable of delivering over a day with regular use. There are three cameras at the back of the S10+ consisting of a 12-megapixel wide angle sensor, 12-megapixel telephoto lens and a 16-megapixel ultra-wide angle sensor. At the front, it has a dual camera setup consisting of a 10-megapixel selfie camera and an 8-megapixel RGB depth sensor. The S10+ clicks some very good photos in different lighting conditions and the ultra-wide angle sensor does come in handy when clicking landscape shots.
Samsung Galaxy S10+ performance, battery life, and cameras
Powered by the Exynos 9820, the most powerful chip Samsung has on offer, there is absolutely nothing that slows the Galaxy S10+ down. We never noticed any lag or stuttering while using this smartphone, and it could effortlessly handle all the load of OneUI’s slick animations. You do have the option to tone down these animations in the advanced settings if you prefer. With 8GB of RAM onboard we could easily multitask without having apps killed in the background. The Galaxy S10+ also keeps games running in the background, simply because it can without compromising on performance.
Samsung Galaxy S10+ specifications, display, and software
There is no denying that the 6.4-inch AMOLED display on the Galaxy S10+ is absolutely gorgeous. It has Quad HD+ (1440×3040 pixels) resolution but is set to full-HD+ (1080×2280 pixels) by default and you can change it manually. There are multiple tweaks you can make to customise the display. There are two modes to choose from, Vivid and Natural. As the name suggests, the Vivid mode bumps the contrast up making colours pop more on the display. When in Vivid mode, you get a slider for white balance and the option to tweak colour levels. The natural mode seems more, well, natural.