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Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus: A Complete Review

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The Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus is a powerful flagship smartphone with a massive display. The gadget is equipped with an advanced triple camera and full protection from water and dust. The presentation of this device took place on February 20, 2019.

If you think of buying the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus, then first read the complete article to know everything about Samsung Galaxy S10+.

The complete review of the Samsung Galaxy S10+ is given below, and I assure you after reading the full article, you can easily decide Samsung Galaxy S10 + is the best choice for you or not.

Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus Price In UAE

Samsung Galaxy S10Plus Model Price*
Samsung Galaxy S10+ 1TB Storage Smartphone Starting from AED 2699 (Buy Now)
Samsung Galaxy S10+ 512GB Storage Smartphone Starting from AED 2399 (Buy Now)
Samsung Galaxy S10+ 128GB Storage Smartphone AED 2039 (Buy Now)

Appearance And Ergonomics:

The Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus case is constructed from two Corning glass panels flanked by a sturdy aluminum frame that thickens towards the top and bottom. The backside is made of tempered Gorilla Glass 5 with curved sides. This design has improved ergonomics because it is very convenient to hold the device in hand due to the absence of sharp edges.

Here is a horizontal block with three main camera modules, LED flashlight, and additional sensors. Under it, you can see an extensive manufacturer’s logo. At the front is a large, bezel-less Infinity-O display with a small oval opening in the upper right corner. There is a very thin indentation under the display that is almost invisible. A fingerprint scanner is built into the screen. The matrix is ​​protected by curved Gorilla Glass 6.

The bottom end is equipped with a multimedia speaker grill, a microphone, a USB Type-C port, and a classic headphone jack. Above there is only a slot for memory cards and SIM, as well as an additional microphone. The body of the smartphone has received the IP68 protection standard. This means that it is not afraid of moisture and dust. For example, the phone can be immersed in water for half an hour if the depth is no more than one and a half meters.

As for the design changes, the device began to look more strict, resembling the Note 9 business class model. You can also find items with a ceramic back panel on sale. Available colors: white, green, black, yellow, blue, pink. Dimensions: weight – 175 g (with ceramics – 198 g), height – 157.6 mm, thickness – 7.8 mm, width – 74.1 mm.

Display:

Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus Display

The Galaxy S10 Plus has a 6.4-inch Infinity-O screen with a compact opening in the top corner.

A progressive matrix Dynamic AMOLED with an aspect ratio of 19: 9 and a resolution of 3040 by 1440 pixels is used.

The pixel density is 522 PPI. There is support for the HDR10 + standard to provide a dynamic tone display.

There is a useful Always-on display function that allows you to see important information on the locked screen.

The maximum brightness level reaches 800 nits, making it possible to use your smartphone outdoors without any problems.

The manufacturer also took care of the eyesight of this device’s owners, significantly reducing (by 40% in comparison with its predecessor) the radiation of harmful blue color.

The color reproduction is very high quality. As for the factory calibration, it was done as correctly as possible.

There are a vast number of all kinds of settings for adjusting the color gamut, resolution, and more.

Here, for the first time, used an ultrasonic fingerprint scanner built into a display. It recognizes even damp fingers with ease.

New Scanning Technology:

Samsung Galaxy S10 is the first smartphone with an ultrasonic in-display fingerprint scanner.

Before that, there were optical. The new scanner recognizes even wet fingers, but you still have to lean against a certain point.

The readout is not the fastest, on par with the Mate 20 Pro or OnePlus 6T. The fifth-generation scanner in the Vivo NEX Dual Display is quicker but does not read wet fingers.

Samsung flagships removed the iris scanner, but face unlock remains. There was no room for the IR sensor, so it works every other time in the dark.

In the settings, you can turn on enhancing the screen brightness when unlocking, but who wants to go blind from such a flash voluntarily?

Everyone decides which is more critical – reliable unlocking regardless of the lighting or the “eyeless” design.

Samsung has played with the “recognition” process funnily: when the smartphone scans the face, a strip runs around the cutout – they say, look here.

The same bar fills up when taking selfies with a timer. So it is more convenient to watch the countdown.

Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus Performance:

Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus Performance

The global version of Galaxy S10 Plus comes with an eight-core Exynos 9820 Octa chip manufactured using an 8nm process technology.

This chip includes Cortex-A55, Cortex-A75, and Mongoose M4 cores, and its maximum clock speed reaches 2730 MHz The graphics accelerator Mali-G76 MP12 is also installed here.

The US, Latin America, and Canada version of the device has a Snapdragon 855 processor with eight Kryo 485 cores and a maximum clock speed of 2840 MHz

This chip is made by using a 7-nm process technology and also has an Adreno 640 graphics accelerator.

The base modification comes with 8 GB of RAM and 128 or 512 GB of built-in file storage.

But there is also a premium model with 12GB of RAM and 1TB of ROM. You can use micro SD cards to expand the free space up to 512 GB.

The operating system Android 9.0 is immediately available with the new proprietary One UI.

In the AnTuTu test, the smartphone with the Exynos 9820 scores more than 335,000 points. Any games, programs, and services run at the highest graphics and effects settings.

A serious reserve of power for the future is felt. Overheating is not observed since the AI ​​is responsible for this.

Five AI-Enabled Cameras:

Samsung Galaxy S Plus CameraLet’s start with the three main cameras. Two modules are already familiar to us from Galaxy Note 9 and Galaxy S9 +: a 12-megapixel sensor and optics with a variable aperture (f / 1.5 or f / 2.4) and a 12-megapixel telephoto lens with 2x zoom and aperture f / 2.4. Both modules are optically stabilized.

The third camera is wide-angle, with an image capture angle of 123 degrees, three degrees more than the Huawei Mate 20 Pro (more objects fit into the frame), but no autofocus.

The zoom camera is no longer used for portraits; it only helps determine the scene’s depth and blur the background.

A strange decision: it is the focal length of 52 mm that is considered close to the “portrait” one.

You cannot switch to different cameras while shooting a video – only digital zoom is available for the main one.

The processor with a neuro module made it possible to implement new modes.

For example, Live Focus twirls the bokeh and highlights a point of color. And it works both on the main and on the front camera.

We compared the cameras of the main competitors – the Mate 20 Pro and the iPhone XS.

According to first impressions, Samsung has improved the shooting algorithms, but the details are slightly below the Mate 20 Pro in low light. However, the HDR in the Galaxy S10+ works more “natural,” which does not raise the contrast.

The filming was also tightened up. Firstly, Samsung’s flagship can shoot 4K video at 60 fps (Huawei does not), now even in HDR.

Stabilization works excellent even when shooting in such high quality. Secondly, the maximum shooting time for super slow-motion videos has increased from 0.4 to 0.8 seconds.

There are two front cameras: 10 MP Dual Pixel aperture (f / 1.9) and 8 MP with adjustable depth of field (f / 2.2). Both are with autofocus.

The Galaxy S10 + uses both cameras to create the Live Focus effect, while the Galaxy S10e and Galaxy S10 (with one camera) use AI processing.

The blur of the background is adjusted directly “online,” you can immediately see what result you will get.

Capacious Battery And Wireless Charging Of Other Gadgets:

Battery capacity has grown significantly over the year:

  • Galaxy S9 + had 3500 mAh, now S10 + had 4100 mAh;
  • Galaxy S9 had 3000 mAh, now S10 had 3400 mAh.

According to our tests, the Galaxy S10 + easily holds a day under load (photos, videos, messengers); a day and a half is a real figure.

At the level of Huawei Mate 20 Pro and Galaxy Note 9. We turned on Full HD video at maximum brightness – in 4 hours, the charge decreased by 28%.

There is 10W wireless charging. A new feature is reverse wireless charging: you can charge other gadgets compatible with Qi technology.

Communication And Sound:

Even though the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus has only one multimedia speaker, it squeezes out all the juices.

It is not only deafening but also has noticeably developed low frequencies. Even at the highest volume, there is no wheezing or other extraneous noise.

There is support for AKG sound and Dolby Atmos technologies. There is also a sound amplifier.

The set includes good wired headphones from AKG. The speaker here is of high quality since the interlocutors are almost always audible.

It should be noted the presence of Bluetooth 5.0, aptX, NFC, and the new wireless standard Wi-Fi 6.

Accessories:

Dual Wireless Charging The Wireless Charger Duo Pad can charge two devices at the same time.

One pad supports Fast Charge 2.0 (10W): charges smartphones and the new Galaxy Buds wireless headphones.

The second is also smartphones and the Galaxy Watch, Gear S3, and Gear Sport. A fan is provided for cooling and includes a 25 W adapter (12V, 2.1 A).

Power bank with wireless charging Wireless Battery Pack. Capacity – 10,000 mAh Powerbank, metal body, rubberized surface for wireless charging.

It supports 15 W fast charging (12V, 1.25A), but with this power, the maximum output is 2300 mAh.

The Protective Standing Cover is shockproof and certified to the US Army MIL-STD-810G-516.7.

There is a retractable stand, and wireless charging works with it.

Competitors:

We see three direct competitors for the Galaxy S10 +: Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max, Huawei P20 Pro, and “relative” Galaxy Note 9.

The only advantages are the price and the stylus; the disadvantages are no “wide” camera, AI processor, scanner in the display.

iPhone 12 Pro, even in the 64GB version, is more expensive. It only makes sense to buy if you are immersed in the Apple ecosystem.

The Huawei Mate 20 Pro stands out for its excellent camera, but some might be scared off by the bangs and lack of 4K 60fps video recording.

What We Like In Samsung Galaxy S10 +:

  • Frameless display without bangs and HDR10 + support
  • Three cameras: from “width” to 2x zoom
  • Shoots photos and videos of excellent quality
  • Powerful processor with NPU
  • Lots of memory (especially in the Special Edition: terabyte!)
  • Support for micro SD memory cards up to 512 GB
  • Excellent autonomy
  • Wireless charging yourself and other gadgets
  • There is a 3.5 mm audio jack!

What We Don’t Like In Samsung Galaxy S10 +:

  • Face unlock does not work well in the dark.
  • The on-screen fingerprint reader does not work with protective glass.
  • You cannot shoot portraits on a telephoto.
  • You cannot insert a memory card.

Conclusion:

The Galaxy S10 Plus is a powerful, tech, and eye-catching smartphone with a large and bright display.

The flagship cameras stand out as some of the best available today. Package contents: phone, USB Type-C cable, documentation, adapters, AKG headset, replaceable ear pads, power adapter with fast charging support, the clip for opening the SIM tray.

If you want a beautiful and powerful flagship without looking at the price tag, this is a great option.