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Samsung Galaxy S10+ Specs, review, opinions, comparisons

Samsung Galaxy S10+ Specs, review, opinions, comparisons
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Samsung Galaxy S10+ Top Specs

  • Release Date: 2019, February
  • Dimensions: 157.6 x 74.1 x 7.8 mm
  • Weight: 175 g
  • Screen: 6.4", Dynamic AMOLED
  • Main Camera: Triple, 12 MP
  • Selfi Camera: Dual, 10 MP
  • Memory: 1 TB, 12 GB RAM, 128/512 GB, 8 GB RAM
  • CPU: Octa-core (2x2.7 GHz Mongoose M4 & 2x2.3 GHz Cortex-A75 & 4x1.9 GHz Cortex-A55) - EMEA
  • Battery: 4100 mAh
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (under display), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2

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Technical specifications

General specs
Brand and model Samsung Galaxy S10+
Release date 2019, February
Dimensions (HxWxD) 157.6 x 74.1 x 7.8 mm | 6.2 x 2.92 x 0.31 in
Weight 175 g | 6.17 oz
Body build Front glass (Gorilla Glass 6), back glass (Gorilla Glass 5), aluminum frame
Colors Prism White, Prism Black, Prism Green, Prism Blue, Canary Yellow, Flamingo Pink, Ceramic Black, Ceramic White
Battery 4100 mAh,  Non-removable Li-Ion
Approximate price1050 EUR
Screen
Technology Dynamic AMOLED
Touchscreen capacitive touchscreen
Display colors 16M
Screen size 6.4" inc
Screen area 102.2 cm2
Screen format 19:9 (height:width)
Screen to body ratio87.5%
Screen resolution 1440 x 3040 px
PPI /points per inch/ 526 PPI
Screen protection Corning Gorilla Glass 6
Other - HDR10
-Always-on display
Camera and Video
Rear camera, main 12 MP, Triple
Camera specs
-12 MP, f/1.5-2.4, 26mm (wide), 1/2.55'', 1.4µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS
-12 MP, f/2.4, 52mm (telephoto), 1/3.6'', 1.0µm, AF, OIS, 2x optical zoom
-16 MP, f/2.2, 12mm (ultrawide)
Functions LED flash, auto-HDR, panorama
Video 2160p@60fps, 1080p@240fps, 720p@960fps, HDR, dual-video rec.
DxOMark Main Score113
DxOMark Photo120
DxOMark Video97
Front camera, selfie 10 MP, Dual
Specifications 10 MP, f/1.9, 26mm (wide), Dual Pixel PDAF
8 MP, f/2.2, 22mm (wide), depth sensor
Functions Dual video call, Auto-HDR
Video 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps
DxOMark Selfie Score96
DxOMark Photo101
DxOMark Video88
Performance
Operating system OS Android 9.0 (Pie)
Chipset - Exynos 9820 Octa (8 nm)
- Qualcomm SM8150 Snapdragon 855 (7 nm) - USA/LATAM, China
Processor CPU
- Octa-core (2x2.7 GHz Mongoose M4 & 2x2.3 GHz Cortex-A75 & 4x1.9 GHz Cortex-A55) - EMEA
-Octa-core (1x2.8 GHz Kryo 485 & 3x2.4 GHz Kryo 485 & 4x1.7 GHz Kryo 485) - USA/LATAM, China
Graphics processor GPU - Mali-G76 MP12 - EMEA
- Adreno 640 - USA/LATAM, China
External memory microSD, up to 512 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) - dual SIM model only
Internal memory 1 TB, 12 GB RAM, 128/512 GB, 8 GB RAM
Antutu 8 score414557
Antutu 7 score332773
GeekBench 5 Single Core691
GeekBench 5 Multi-Core2486
GeekBench 4 Single Core4315
GeekBench 4 Multi-Core9893
GeekBench 4 RenderScript7280
Communication and Connectivity
SIM card Single SIM (Nano-SIM)Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Network GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE
Show all network frequencies:
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (7CA) Cat20 2000/150 Mbps
GPRS Yes
Edge Yes
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
NFC Yes
USB 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX
Music and Audio
Radio FM radio (USA & Canada only)
Headphone jack Yes
Others
- 32-bit/384kHz audio
-Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
-Dolby Atmos/AKG sound
Other features
- Sensors - Fingerprint (under display), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2
- ANT+
-Bixby natural language commands and dictation
-Samsung DeX (desktop experience support)
- Fast battery charging 15W
-Fast wireless charging 15W
-Power bank/Reverse wireless charging 9W
- Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified)
-IP68 dust/water proof (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)

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Samsung Galaxy S10+ Review

The Galaxy S10+ was unveiled to the world in the year that Samsung celebrates its 50th anniversary. Then the Galaxy series turned a decade old. Given these facts, the manufacturer prepared a new series of flagships. Let's focus our attention on the Galaxy S10+ - a smartphone that only an Apple fan can refuse. 

Design 

The Galaxy S10+ has retained almost nothing from its predecessor, the Galaxy S9+. The company has decided to focus on the Note series style features. There are less rounded edges on the body. 

The design of the smartphone has not been changed. The front and rear panel are protected by glass, symmetrically rounded at the edges and flowing into the aluminum frame of the housing. Despite the materials and the large battery capacity, the Galaxy S10+ is lighter than its predecessor. It weighs just 175 grams versus 189 grams. The only exception is the ceramic version of the Galaxy S10+, which weighs exactly 198 grams. 

Lowering the flagship's weight and height has had a positive impact on ergonomics. The device lies pleasantly in the hand. Given the glass used, it is advisable to wear a Galaxy S10+ case. The casing is slip resistant. 

Like the Galaxy S9+, the Galaxy S10+ has water and dust protection. It is IP68 standard. In theory, you can submerge the device in fresh water to a depth of 1.5 meters and keep it there for half an hour. It will survive. However, we don't challenge you to try. You can, however, boldly walk with the Galaxy S10+ in the rain and talk to friends and family. You can even clean its casing under running water. It won't affect its performance. 

Fingerprint scanner 

One of the major innovations in the Galaxy S10+ is the fingerprint scanner. It is located directly in the display. Samsung have opted not for an optical but an ultrasonic scanner. The latter has several advantages, but also disadvantages. On the plus side, the scanner works faster than before, doesn't get confused by moisture or dirt on the fingers, and doesn't need a backlight to work flawlessly. That is, you can use it in the dark and in bright light. 

To the disadvantages we must point out that the scanning area of the sensor is not very large. When the display is off, it is not visible. I.e. the user has to get used to the scanner's layout with practice. 

Display 

The Galaxy S10+ is equipped with a 6.4-inch Dynamic AMOLED display with a resolution of 3040 x 1440 pixels. The matrix is one of the best. It has excellent color rendering and viewing angles. The user has a choice between two modes: saturated and natural. In the former, the display demonstrates a wide colour range, while in the latter, a more natural picture. 

Performance 

In this Samsung model, the choice has fallen on an 8nm Exynos 9820 processor based on a three-cluster architecture with 4 power-efficient ARM Cortex A55 cores at 1.95 GHz, 2 ARM Cortex A75 cores at 2.31 GHz and 2 high-performance M4 cores - at 2.73 GHz. Graphics processing is handled by a Mali-G76 MP12 GPU chip. According to Samsung, it is 40% faster than the Mali-G72 that was used in the Galaxy S9+. RAM is 8 GB and internal storage is 128 GB. The ceramic version of the model goes hand in hand with 512 GB. 

Samsung has also provided a microSD memory card slot. It is a hybrid, as the user has to choose between using two phone numbers and expanding the storage. 

The performance of the Galaxy S10+ is at a level that allows it to handle the most resource-intensive tasks available on an Android-smartphone. 

The model runs on the Android 9 operating system with a proprietary One UI 1.1 interface. 

Camera

There are three main cameras in the smartphone. They are located in a line on the rear panel of the housing. The first module is a 12 MP, telephoto with an aperture of f/2.4, an angle of view of 45 degrees and a pixel size of 1 µm. It is equipped with autofocus and optical stabilization. The second model is 12 MP and is wide-angle. Its aperture ranges from f/1.5-f/2.4 and the angle of view reaches 77 degrees. Here we have Super Speed Dual Pixel autofocus and optical stabilization. The third module is a 16 MP, super-wide-angle - 123 degrees angle of view. The aperture is f/2.2. There is no optical stabilization here. 

The quality of photos taken with the telephoto and wide-angle camera of the Galaxy S10+ do not radically differ from the results of its predecessor. The 12-megapixel wide-angle camera allows you to take quality shots in good light levels. The telephoto lens provides double zoom and allows to change the shooting angle. For night shots, the device automatically switches to the wide-angle camera.  

The most interesting innovation in the Galaxy S10+'s camera system is the aforementioned ultra-wide-angle module. With its help, more objects are captured. In the daytime, the photos are sufficiently detailed. 

In other words, the Galaxy S10+'s main cameras aren't anything revolutionary, but they're advanced enough for you to enjoy perfect photos. 

As for the front camera, the unit includes two modules. One is a 10-megapixel wide-angle (80 degrees) with an f/1.9 aperture and a pixel size of 1.22 microns. The second is an 8-megapixel RGB sensor with an f/2.2 aperture. It is used to determine the depth of frame. The front camera shoots decently. It offers a range of effects, including the popular background blur or its dimming. 

In the habit of shooting videos with your phone? You should know that with the Galaxy S10+ in hand, you can record in up to 4K at 60 frames per second. 

Autonomous operation 

The Galaxy S10+ has a 4100 mAh battery. With a single charge, you have a comfortable runtime at your disposal. We're talking a day and a half of active use. That's according to PC Mark's test results.

Samsung has provided fast charging technology as well as wireless charging. In the first case, you will need Adaptive Fast Charge. 

This is the time to mention that the Galaxy S10+ itself can work as a charging source for other devices. These need to be compatible with the Qi standard. 

Conclusion 

The formula for success is written all over the Galaxy S10+ display. This is a device that will be on consumers' wish list for a long time. It combines winning features including design, quality screen, excellent performance and advanced cameras.

Pros:

  • Nice design;
  • Water and dust protection;
  • Quality display;
  • Ultra-fast scanner;
  • Stabilization during video recording;
  • Loud sound;
  • Good autonomous operation;
  • Wireless and fast charging; 
  • Ability to charge other devices.

Cons:

  • Price is a serious challenge.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The base approximate price of the Samsung Galaxy S10+ was around 1050 EUR after it was officially announced. At this point, the price may be lower.
The official release date is 2019, February.
The weight of the Samsung Galaxy S10+ is 175 g.
The screen size of the Samsung Galaxy S10+ is 6.4" inches.
The size of the Samsung Galaxy S10+ is 157.6 x 74.1 x 7.8 mm (HxWxD).
No, it does not support 5G
Yes, it supports fast charging.
Yes, it supports wireless charging.
Yes, it supports the services of Google Play store, gmail, youtube, etc.
There is Triple main camera and Dual selfi camera.
To turn on the phone, press and hold the power key until the logo appears on the screen, then release the key. If the phone does not turn on after a few seconds, connect the charger and try again in a minute.
To turn off the phone, press and hold the power button until the power icon appears, then tap the power icon.
To restart the phone, press and hold the volume down key and the power key at the same time until the logo appears on the screen, then release them. This may take up to 30 seconds.
To take a screenshot, press and release the volume down button and the power button at the same time. A thumbnail of the screenshot will appear immediately after that.