Samsung s10 review

21.5

Quality

8.5/10

Design

9.0/10

CAMERA

9.0/10

Value for Money

8.5/10

BATTERY LIFE

98.7/10

Service & Support

9.0/10

Performance

7.5/10

Pros

  • High screen-to-body ratio
  • In-screen fingerprint sensor
  • Wireless PowerShare perk

Cons

  • Stunning price hike
  • Bixby button still exists

This year’s first edition of one of the most exciting annual smartphone event has finally arrived – the tenth-generation Samsung Galaxy S flagship series has been Unpacked. For the first time it’s four of them – three regular ones that everyone is going to get plus an extra special edition with a less mainstream appeal.

The regular range goes like this – the fully tricked out top-end Galaxy S10+, the smaller Galaxy S10 that’s one selfie camera short, and the even more compact and slightly lower-specced Galaxy S10e (yes, also to be available in Canary Yellow). Then the icing on the cake is the Galaxy S10 5G model that’s even bigger than the Plus, and has ToF cameras front and back, bringing the total to six.

Samsung Galaxy S10 Specs :

Weight: 157g
Dimensions: 149.9 x 70.4 x 7.8mm
OS: Android 9
Screen size: 6.1-inch
Resolution: QHD+
CPU: Octa-core chipset
RAM: 8GB
Storage: 128/512GB
Battery: 3,400mAh
Rear camera: 16MP + 12MP + 12MP
Front camera: 10MP

  • riple rear camera setup: 16MP with f2.2 aperture ultra wide + 12MP with f1.5 and f2.4 aperture wide + 12MP f2.4 tele| 10MP f1.9 front facing camera
  • 15.51 centimeters (6.1-inch) Super AMOLED multi-touch capacitive touchscreen with 3040 x 1440 pixels resolution, 550 ppi pixel density
  • Memory, Storage and SIM: 8GB RAM | 128GB internal memory expandable up to 512GB | Dual SIM (nano+nano) dual stand by (4G+4G)
  • Android Pie v9.0 operating system with 2.7GHz + 2.3GHz + 1.9GHz Exynos 9820 octa core processor
  • 3400mAH lithium-ion battery

Samsung Galaxy S10 – Performance

Screen aside, the rest of the design feels familiar. Present and correct are the super-smudge-attracting glass on the rear of the device, USB-C along the bottom edge, and even a headphone jack. The S10 is a delicate phone that remains hard to hold for extended periods, as a result of its sharp edges. While I’m aware that Samsung is a firm fan and has every faith in this design, I think more could have been done.

Galaxy S10 Price

We haven’t yet received official word on the pricing of the Galaxy S10 range, but there are ballpark estimates floating around that could give us an indication as to what the phones will ultimately cost.

samsung s10 review
samsung s10 review

On one side of spectrum, you have prices floated by Gizmodo UK based on info it says it received from a “source at a major tech retailer.” The entry-level 5.8-inch S10 Lite will reportedly start at £669, followed by the 6.1-inch S10 at £799 and the range-topping S10 Plus at £899 (which could measure either 6.4 or 6.7 inches, depending on who you ask). All three models will come with at least 128GB of storage, the article reads, though the highest capacity S10 Plus will offer 1TB of storage for a whopping £1399.

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