Samsung Galaxy S10 Review: Is This Your Next Phone?

/ 02:58 AM March 01, 2019

Samsung, the Korean phone behemoth, has launched its latest lineup for the anniversary of its flagship Galaxy S series: the Samsung Galaxy S10. Although, it seems like there are no surprises left in store for fans at the official announcement event, as the Samsung Galaxy S10 lineup has been heavily leaked.

Leaked or not leaked, the Samsung fan is not to worry, as the Samsung Galaxy S10 is packed with new and significant upgrades. These modifications incorporate some cutting edge features along with a variety of useful software options.  The Samsung Galaxy S10 puts its predecessor, the Samsung Galaxy S9 series, on the shelf. Check out our best Samsung Galaxy S10 review for all the essential details.

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To present the new features, we’ve done our research and created a list with a review of the Samsung Galaxy S10 in comparison to the older Galaxy S models. The Samsung Galaxy S10 series also come in three different models, so we’re breaking down which tech tool will get you what you need for the best price. This Samsung Galaxy S10 review considers all three devices so you can make an educated decision on your next smartphone purchase.

There’s no doubt that the Samsung Galaxy S10 is the best smartphone that Samsung has ever built – and that’s really saying something.  Many have said that it may even be the best Android smartphone to date. If you’re curious as to why the new Samsung Galaxy S10 is being touted as a top competitor in the mobile device industry, read on to learn why in our best Samsung Galaxy S10 review.

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Samsung Galaxy S10 Vs Galaxy S9

For many, the real comparison to consider is whether the Samsung Galaxy S10 series was significantly upgraded from the previous Galaxy S9 range. Our verdict: it’s a BIG change. Here’s why.

One of the most striking upgrades on the Samsung Galaxy 10 is its display, which gained a taller aspect ratio thanks to Samsung, switching to a ‘punch hole’ display.

Samsung has also outdone itself on the panel, with the integration of the world’s first ultrasonic fingerprint reader. Ultrasonic is ingenious, fast, and very secure, as its fires out soundwaves and uses the vibrations to create a 3D map of your fingerprint.

Furthermore, Samsung has managed to slim down the Samsung Galaxy S10 and reduce its weight, despite it being packed with hardware and having a larger display.

Moving on to the camera, or on this phone, multiple cameras. That’s right, Samsung has listened to the critics of Galaxy S9’s single rear camera, building on not just two but three rear cameras for the Samsung Galaxy S10. These consist of a telephoto camera, a wide-angle camera, and an ultra-wide camera. Additionally, the Galaxy S10 is the first smartphone to shoot in HDR10+.

While there are many new features available on the Samsung Galaxy S10, there are some cons associated with the new device. Out best Samsung Galaxy S10 review takes these potential drawbacks into consideration. Samsung Galaxy S10’s primary camera apparently hasn’t changed since the Galaxy S9. Despite the fact that the megapixel count has increased, the Galaxy S10 has a slower aperture than the Galaxy S9.

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As for performance, everything is better. New features have been added like the brand new WiFi 6 and ‘Wireless PowerShare,’ which lets Qi-compatible devices charge when placed against the back of your Galaxy S10 (This requires at least 30% battery). That’s right, the Samsung Galaxy S10 becomes a charger to your other devices! Plus, there’s also the sleeker and more intuitive ‘One UI’.

For a more comprehensive comparison of Samsung Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S9, here’s a helpful chart:

SPECS SAMSUNG GALAXY S10 SAMSUNG GALAXY S9
Display 6.1-inch Dynamic AMOLED+

19:9 aspect ratio

1440 x 3040 pixels

Gorilla Glass 6 (front screen)

Gorilla Glass 5 (rear)

5.8-inch AMOLED

18.5:9 aspect ratio

1400 x 2960 pixels

Gorilla Glass 5 (front and back)

Design  149.9 x 70.4 x 7.8 mm (5.90 x 2.77 x 0.31-inch), 157 g (5.54 oz) 147.7 x 68.7 x 8.5 mm (5.81 x 2.70 x 0.33-inch), 163g (5.75 oz)
Camera Rear: Primary – 12MP

Rear: Secondary – 12MP

Rear: Tertiary – 16MP

Front: 10MP

Rear: 12MP

Front: 8MP

Performance  Octa-core (2×2.7 GHz Mongoose M4 & 2×2.3 GHz Cortex-A75 & 4×1.9 GHz Cortex-A55) Octa-core (1×2.8 GHz Kryo 485 & 3×2.4 GHz Kryo 485 & 4×1.7 GHz Kryo 485)
RAM 8GB 4GB
Storage Capacity  128GB (expandable up to 512GB) 64GB (expandable up to 400GB)
Battery Life 3400 mAh 3000 mAh

The Samsung Galaxy S10 Range

Samsung’s new Galaxy S10 smartphone comes in three models: the normal Galaxy S10, a supersized version called the Galaxy S10 Plus, and a slightly smaller version called the Galaxy S10e. Aside from the sizes, the prices also vary, but which gives you the most value for your dollar? Well, we’re here to help make this clear in our best Samsung Galaxy S10 review.

To cut to the chase, the phone that we think will get you the most for your money is the compact Galaxy S10e. First off, it’s much cheaper than the other two at $750—the same price as the iPhone XR but with size and display qualities of the $1,000 iPhone XS!

Plus, its front camera is just a ‘punch hole’ display compared to the pill-shaped version on Galaxy S10 Plus, which seems too distracting on the gorgeous display. This pill-shaped design stretches around the edges of the device; we think this addition is not aesthetically pleasing.

The 5.8-inch Galaxy S10e, compared to its larger siblings, doesn’t feel like less by any means — again, it looks almost identical to Apple’s iPhone XS — but it feels as though there’s no wasted space. Maximum utility on this handy mobile phone.

In the end, there are no real losers when looking at the new Samsung Galaxy S10 series. There’s no way you can go wrong with any of the new Galaxy phones, but the Galaxy S10e is really worth its price. It has a gorgeous display, a great camera system, and it offers the perfect balance of value and functionality for most people. What more can you ask for?

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