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Samsung Galaxy S10 Review, Specs, Features and Price

by Obodoakor Moses

Samsung Galaxy S10 is finally here. The annual flagship series comes with top-notch features and specifications. And for the first time in this series, the flagship comes with four siblings. We have the Samsung Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10 5G and Galaxy 10 Plus. For this review, we’ll be focusing solely on the Samsung Galaxy S10.

Samsung Galaxy S10

Samsung Galaxy S10 Design

The Samsung Galaxy S10 sports the essential flagship build of an aluminium frame with front and back glass. This year, they use the Corning Gorilla glass version 6. The front glass of the S10 is curved at the edges fitting right into the aluminium frame. The dimensions of the Galaxy S10 is 149.9 x 70.4 x 7.8 mm and it weighs 157 grams.

Samsung Galaxy S10

The fingerprint sensor is located in the display of the Galaxy S10 as opposed to the rear like the Galaxy S8 and S9. Only the cameras and Samsung brand name can be seen at the back. At the front is a bezel-less display with a single punch-hole in-screen camera. List of body colour options for the Galaxy S10 is Prism White, Prism Black, Prism Green and Prism Blue.

Dimensions149.9 x 70.4 x 7.8 mm
Weight157 grams
BuildBack glass (Gorilla Glass 5), aluminum frame
SIMSingle SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual
SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
ColoursPrism White, Prism Black, Prism Green,
Prism Blue
LoudspeakerYes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jackYes
– Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified)
– IP68 dust/water proof (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)
– 32-bit/384kHz audio
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– Dolby Atmos/AKG sound
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Samsung Galaxy S10 Display

The display of the Samsung Galaxy S10 is called infinity-O-. “Infinity” cause of its lack of bezels with the screen stretching to the edges. And “O” for the camera opening (punch-hole) on the screen. The display is different from its predecessors. Instead of a Super AMOLED touchscreen, what we have here is a Dynamic AMOLED touchscreen.

Samsung Galaxy S10

The touchscreen measures 6.1 inches with an 88.3% screen-to-body ratio. And features a resolution of 1440 x 3040 pixels, 550 PPI density and 19:9 aspect ratio. According to Samsung, the new Dynamic AMOLED display is brighter with higher contrast and still power efficient.

TypeDynamic AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
Size6.1 inches (88.3% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution1440 x 3040 pixels, 19:9 ratio (550 PPI
density)
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 6
– HDR10+
– Always-on display

Samsung Galaxy S10 Camera

The triple rear camera is here to stay folks. The Galaxy S10 sports a triple rear camera setup – 12 MP wide sensor with dual f/1.5-2.4 apertures, 1/2.55″, 1.4µm, Dual Pixel PDAF and OIS – 12 MP telephoto sensor with f/2.4 aperture, 1/3.6″, 1.0µm, AF, OIS and 2x optical zoom – 16 MP ultrawide sensor with f/2.2 aperture.

The selfie camera features just a single camera setup – 10 MP wide sensor with f/1.9 aperture, Dual Pixel and PDAF. Despite featuring a single selfie camera, the camera is still capable of shooting 4K videos at 60fps.

Main Camera

Triple– 12 MP, f/1.5-2.4, 26mm (wide), 1/2.55″, 1.4µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS
– 12 MP, f/2.4, 52mm (telephoto), 1/3.6″, 1.0µm, AF, OIS, 2x optical zoom
– 16 MP, f/2.2, 12mm (ultrawide), 1.0µm
FeaturesLED flash, auto-HDR, panorama
Video2160p@60fps, 1080p@240fps, 720p@960fps,
HDR, dual-video rec.

Selfie Camera

Single– 10 MP, f/1.9, 26mm (wide), 1.22µm,
Dual Pixel PDAF
FeaturesDual video call, Auto-HDR
Video2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps

Samsung Galaxy S10 Hardware

Underneath is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset with an 8-core processor and Adreno 640 GPU. If you like Exynos chipsets, the EMEA market variant is powered by Exynos 9820 chipset also with an 8-core processor.

Samsung Galaxy S10

The Galaxy S10 features a standard 8GB RAM with a storage option of either 128GB or 512GB. MicroSD slot is available on the dual SIM model where the SIM 2 slot act as a hybrid m

Chipset– Exynos 9820 (8 nm) – EMEA
– Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 (7 nm) –
USA/LATAM, China
CPU– Octa-core (2×2.73 GHz & 2×2.31 GHz &
4×1.95 GHz) – EMEA
– Octa-core (1×2.84 GHz & 3×2.41 GHz &
4×1.78 GHz) – USA/LATAM, China
GPU– Mali-G76 MP12 – EMEA
– Adreno 640 – USA/LATAM, China
Memory– 8GB/128GB
– 8GB/512GB
MicroSDup to 512 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) –
dual SIM model only
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Samsung Galaxy S10 Software

Running on the Galaxy S10 is the One user interface (a new UI from Samsung) and underneath is the Android 9.0 Pie. There is a heart rate feature, ANT+, Bixby assistant and Samsung DeX (desktop experience support).

Samsung Galaxy S10
OSAndroid 9.0 Pie
UIOne UI
SensorsFingerprint (under display), accelerometer, gyro,
proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2
– ANT+
– Bixby natural language commands and dictation
– Samsung DeX (desktop experience support)

Samsung Galaxy S10 Battery

The battery capacity did not improve much from its predecessor. Though it’s a welcome development. The Galaxy S10 packs a non-removable Li-ion 3400 mAh battery. If you can remember, the Galaxy S9 features a 3000 mAh battery.

TypeNon-removable Li-Ion 3400 mAh battery
Charging– Fast battery charging 15W
– Fast wireless charging 15W
– Power bank/Reverse wireless charging 9W

Samsung Galaxy S10 Connectivity

WLANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, dual-band,
Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX
GPSYes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
NFCYes
RadioFM radio (USA & Canada only)
USB3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector

Samsung Galaxy S10 Price

8GB/128GB$965
8GB/512GB

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