Samsung Galaxy S10 Hands-on: Review

Samsung Galaxy S10 – Introduction

Months of leakage may have spoiled the surprise with the Samsung Galaxy S10, but the new family of flagship Android smartphones has lost none of its importance in 2019. Making its debut before the Mobile World Congress – and to take a technological look The glove in the process – the Galaxy S10, the Galaxy S10 +, the Galaxy S10e and the Galaxy S10 5G also mark the tenth anniversary of the series.

Our hands-on experience with the S10 proves that it supports this, with some clear caveats. This is the 6.1-inch Infinity display that really sells this phone. It has an almost edge-to-edge appearance that extends from the bottom up, with pixels brimming over the curved edges on the sides – there’s no room for big effects on Samsung’s flagship smartphone, 2019. Its new Infinity-O screen, also a feature of the Galaxy S10 Plus and the less expensive Galaxy S10e, is so big that it actually moves the front camera and places it in a small “hole” of the screen. All important sensors are neatly stored behind this dynamic and bright Super AMOLED display.

The release date of the Samsung Galaxy S10 is Friday, March 8, a week earlier than the phone last year. It was officially announced on February 20th and pre-orders were immediately opened in some countries. In the US, pre-orders for the Galaxy S10 begin Feb. 21. The price of the Galaxy S10 is $899/£799/AU$1,349 /£3,199, which means you will spend $ 180 more /£60/100 AED on this phone. on the S9 introductory price.

Samsung Galaxy S10 – Design

Its thinner aluminum frame is sandwiched between smooth glass and the back of the chosen color: flamingo pink, prism black, prism blue, prism white, canary yellow and prism green. The colors of the Samsung Galaxy S10 vary from region to region, but the United States only has yellow and green. There are fewer bumps on the back of the camera, housing the network of three-lens cameras, while we see no sign of Samsung’s invisible wireless charging module underneath. It’s a particularly clean look in a world of camera moguls and fingerprint sensors in the back.

Samsung Galaxy S10 – Display

Samsung’s screens are so good “our competitors are even using them,” Samsung brand director Paul Guzek told TechRadar, a far too obvious experience at Apple. It’s hard not to agree.

In fact, the Galaxy S10’s Super AMOLED 6.1-inch display panel is more aesthetically pleasing than anything Samsung sells to its competitors. It has elegantly curved edges with pixels that extend to the sides, increased brightness for better outdoor visibility, and HDR10 + support for superior contrast and color. Do not let the larger size of the 6.1-inch screen scare you. The dimensions of the S10 are 149.9 x 70.4 x 7.8 mm (it weighs 157 g), so it is slightly larger and wider than the S9 with its 5.8-inch screen, and definitely thinner and a little lighter. These marginal increases in height and width are due to the S10 screen-to-body ratio of 93.1% (83.6% last year).

Some Interesting Features Of Samsung Galaxy S10

  1. The Galaxy S10 sports the so-called “Fast Wireless Charging 2.0”, which raises the maximum wireless charging speeds of the S10 series to 12W, 33% more than the current standard. A new FWC 2.0 certified wireless charger will, however, be required.
  2. In addition to faster wireless charging, Wireless PowerShares is a solution that allows you to charge other devices that support wireless charging, such as new Galaxy Buds, Galaxy Watch Active, and any phone that supports Qi charging. up to 4.5W. In other words, it’s not fast, especially for phones, but that’s it.
  3. Not only are the three S10 models equipped with headphone jacks, but all, including the S10e, are configured with two Dolby Atmos-compatible speakers.
  4. Samsung kills the iris scanner and instead uses a less secure, but much faster, facial recognition system, similar to many other phones available today.
  5. LTE speeds have been increased to 2 Gbps maximum, with 7CA, support for pending operators. Good luck finding a carrier to officially support these speeds because they all go to 5G.

Samsung Galaxy S10 – Camera

After Huawei and LG, Samsung has finally adopted the rear triple camera configuration for the S10 and S10 Plus. Each has an ultra-wide, wide, telephoto lens on the back that allows the user to select the best zoom level for the desired photo. The ultra wide is a 16MP camera to F/2.2 with fixed focus; the wide is a 12MP dual pixel camera at F/1.5 and F/2.4 with autofocus; and the telephoto lens is a 12MP OIS camera at F/2.4. Users will not have to worry about selecting different lenses when shooting. Instead, they simply zoom in or out as usual and the S10 will transparently select the right lens for the job.

The front camera of the three phones is a 10MP two-pixel f/1.9 autofocus shooting game. Only the S10 Plus adds an 8 MP depth camera to the front at f/2.2. This is to support the selfie bokeh/portrait mode. Yes, the S10 Plus is the ideal Samsung for high-quality selfies.

For video recording, the S10 supports 4K UHD recording on front and back cameras and can record in HDR10 +. There is also a new “super stable video” mode for smoother sequences. The iPhone remains the leader in video recording, but we will see if Samsung has managed to catch up this year.

Samsung Galaxy S10 – Processor & Battery

Inside, the S10 and S10 Plus have the Snapdragon 855 processor (in the US, a Samsung Exynos processor), between 8GB and 12GB of RAM and up to 1TB of storage in the S10 Plus. Both models have initial storage of 128 GB and also support the extension of the microSD card. Battery capacities have increased since last year – it seems that Samsung has completely shaken its fears about high-capacity batteries since the debacle of the Note 7 in 2016 – with the S10 with a cell of 3,400 mAh and the S10 More with a huge battery of 4,100 mAh. Both models support fast wired or wireless charging and can charge a second device, such as the new Galaxy Buds wireless headset, through their back panels.

Samsung Galaxy S10 – In-Display Fingerprint

Samsung’s iris scanner was not big enough for the Infinity-O display. This was abandoned in favor of an ultrasonic fingerprint reader built into the S10, S10 + and S10 5G models. Instead, the S10e receives a sensor mounted on the side. The built-in scanner is located in the lower quarter of the phone’s screen, just above the USB Type-C port. A fingerprint is displayed to help you press the right place. A sharp ripple animation appears when you tap with a registered finger. Fingerprint data is stored on the device only in the Knox secure area; for the first time, it is also certified FIDO Alliance biometric component, so we can expect that banking applications, and many more, will use it.

Samsung Galaxy S10 – Verdict

Overall, the S10 and S10 Plus models seem solid, albeit somewhat iterative, about updates to this year’s most popular Android phone. They are not as innovative or as far ahead of the band as the Galaxy S8 two years ago, but they are leveraging Samsung’s strengths and pushing them further. As Samsung does so well, there is only a two-week delta between pre-orders and the open version: February 21st and March 8th, respectively. The Galaxy S10e starts at $750 for the model with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, while the S10 costs $ 900 for the 8/128 model and the S10 + reaches $1,000 for the same load. Nevertheless, with larger and better screens, scalable cameras and a new integrated biometric display solution, the Galaxy S10 and S10 + main product ranges are technical achievements. Samsung may not be sitting alone at the top of the Android throne – Huawei and the other Chinese who are starting to bite him – but he always knows how to make a hellish entry.

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