Samsung Galaxy S10 Review

Samsung Galaxy S10 Review

Samsung’s new flagship smartphone Galaxy S10 has been released and it, undoubtedly, worth buying. The smartphone serves as the perfect competitor of Apple’s latest lineup of phones. The technology giant has up graded the S series with three new smartphones i.e., Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10 Plus and Galaxy S10 E. The standard S10 is competitor to Apple’s iPhone XS, whereas the Plus and E phones have been designed to overwhelm iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR.

The standout features include Huawei inspired triple camera,excellent display and top-tier chipset. The company did not stop with the release of these three phones. There is also Galaxy S10 5G which comes with the next generation technology of 5G. Also, the company has unveiled its first device with folding screen Galaxy Fold.

Samsung Galaxy S10 Screen & Display

The Samsung Galaxy S10 sports ‘Infinity O’ display. The ‘O’ refers to the hole-punch camera which sits inside the top right corner of the display.The infinity display has enabled the smartphone to reduce the thickness of the bezel at the top. It is the first Samsung’s first smartphone with widest screen ever.

The display of earlier S model was completely distraction-free but the current phone has an obstructed view due to the cutout. The 6.1 inches display is absolutely gorgeous with an OLED panel, quad-HD+ resolution, DHR 10+ and sloping edges. The HDR10+ technology makes the display of movies and videos even better than the regular HDR10.

The screen has been designed to emit less blue light to make your pre-bedtime browsing easier. Samsung has replaced its traditional physical sensor on the back with an ultrasonic fingerprint sensor inside the display.The iris scanning is missing in S10 and the bio metric solution is completely ditched.

Samsung Galaxy S10 Performance

The Korean tech giant used to ship its smartphones with the advanced internals and the Galaxy S10 has gained same treatment. The company has powered the range of S10 with unnamed 8nm chipset Exynos 9820. This is likely to be switched up for Snapdragon 855 in the US. The current lineup device comes with the new standard 8GB of RAM. There are two options in internal storage that are 128GB and 512GB. It also gets Micro SD support, IP68 water-resistance and Qi wireless charging.

Samsung Galaxy S10 Battery

The Galaxy S9 battery was not something that we can call great. This time, the company has tried to give an extended battery life in S10. Though, the 3400 mAh battery of S10 is not the largest battery in the market right now, its performance is quite better than the earlier. No improvement has been noticed in the charging speed. While many smartphone brands support USB-CPD or higher wattage chargers, Samsung sticks to its outdated Adaptive Fast Charging based on Quick Charge 2.0.

The latest Galaxy S10 comes with Wireless Power share that enables charging of other Qi-enabled technologies by placing them on the Galaxy S10 device. You can charge other smartphones but it is likely to be more useful to charge accessories such as Galaxy Buds and Apple’s Air Pod. Charging a phone with Wireless Power share takes too long.

Samsung Galaxy S10 Software

The current Galaxy S10 comes with Android 9 Pie and One UI. The phone is more focused on the ability to use apps with one hand. The user interaction has been pushed towards the bottom of the screen. The whole system has been developed to learn user behavior and open frequently used apps quicker.  

Samsung Galaxy S10 Camera

It seems that the Camera in Galaxy S10 has gained least attention of the developers. Unexpectedly, no big update has been noticed in camera features. There is 12-megapixels main sensor on the back with aperture of f/1.5 and f/2.4. As in previous models, the S10 uses dual pixels for faster focusing.

You get two further cameras on the back of Galaxy S10. There is a 12-megapixel camera with f/2.4 tele sensor and a 16-megapixel camera with ultra wide angle. Inspired by Huawei Mate 20, the Galaxy S10 has a trio of sensors that provide a wide variety during shooting. Though the main camera of S10 comes with software improvements, it still lags behind the iPhone XS,Huawei Mate 20 Pro and Google Pixel 3.        

Samsung Galaxy S10 Price

The recently launched Galaxy S10 is available for purchase with the shipping starting from March 8. Those who have pre-ordered the smartphone will get a free pair of Samsung Galaxy Buds. The price of Galaxy S10 is around $699 for 128GB model and $899 for the 512GB model. The latest flagship phone is $180 more expensive than the earlier Samsung Galaxy S9. However, it is $100 cheaper than Apple’s iPhone XS.

As a whole, the Samsung Galaxy S10 comes with best ever display, triple camera, headphone jack and top-end specifications with useful hardware and software improvements. On the other side, it has a disappointing fingerprint scanner, charging speed and main camera that does not even match Google Pixel 3.