The Samsung Galaxy line of smartphones has reached a monumental 10 years, which is no easy feat. We’ve gone through many iterations of Samsung’s flagship model, and they’re definitely not stopping at 10. Now that we’re all the way up to the Galaxy S10, Samsung has pulled out all the stops for it, even more for the S10+ model.
Peeling Back The S10 Plus
The S10 actually comes in a number of versions, with the affordable S10e, the standard S10, and the top range S10+. Though the S10+ is the best model out currently, there’s actually a higher-end 5G model coming our way later this year.
As it stands, the S10+ is the best of the bunch. The phone is backed up by a Snapdragon 855 processor, 8GB of RAM, 128 GB of storage, and a 4,100 mAh battery. This makes for lightning quick performance, as well as a battery that really last for more than a day, even with heavy usage.
It really just boils down to the size; the S10+ is a couple of inches bigger than its other two siblings, coming down to about 6.4-inches. This makes for a good size for the phone, and coupled with the Dynamic HD display and 93.1 percent screen-to-body ratio makes for one of the most gorgeous screens to ever grace a smartphone. The phone is truly bezel-less and notch-less, with the two front facing cameras situated in a punch-hole design. While this may be slightly jarring, especially when you have all your media in full-screen, you can minimise the display so that any video or games aren’t interrupted by the punch-hole and make the phone have a virtual notch.
All The Cameras You Need
The main draw of the Galaxy S10+ is the three \rear cameras; a 12MP main lens, a 12MP telephoto lens and a 16MP ultra wide angle. All 3 cameras are easily interchangeable between shots, making it easy to get that perfect shot for the situation at hand. While this makes for the S10+ an all-rounder to all aspects of photo-taking, the cameras don’t do so hot in low light conditions; hopefully a night mode update is around the corner. And not to mention the 10MP and 8MP F2.2 aperture lenses for the front camera, which does a great job of taking selfies, as well as the facial recognition for security measures.
Speaking of security measures, another main draw is the ultrasonic fingerprint scanner, which is situated beneath the screen. With the scanner using ultrasound instead of optical feedback to scan your fingerprint, it makes for a faster scanning experience. There were a few hiccups with the scanning upon release, with it not properly scanning your fingerprint, but this has since been patched and is not an issue anymore.
One slight issue with the phone is how slippery it is; without a hefty case, the S10+ slips right out of your hand pretty easily. The screen is also pretty sensitive, with the phone detecting taps and inputs without your fingers actually touching the screen. Sometimes when you’re holding the phone on the palm on your hand, the S10+ is more likely to detect the four fingers you’re holding the phone with, compared to the direct touch from your thumb. A would-be gripe is the Bixby button; it’s just there. The good news is that you can actually customise it to have another function, so that’s great.
Overall, the Samsung Galaxy S10+ is the best Android phone money can buy these days. It’s fast and reliable, takes gorgeous pictures, and a great screen to look at as well. While the price may be a bit steep now, it really is an all-in-one and a state-of-the-art smartphone. Heck, it even comes with a 3.5mm headphone jack, and maintaining that means all is well.