After the year 2018, in the smartphone market, Samsung was eager to win their customers’ hearts again. The company launched the Samsung Galaxy S10, and now it is considered one of the most successful models.
We are using Samsung Galaxy S10 for several days and will provide our complete review of the Samsung Galaxy S10. It is available in 5 different versions – the Galaxy S10, S10 +, S10e, S10 5G, and S10 lite – the phone offers all the latest features for an Android phone.
Below, all the details to give you an opinion on this Samsung Galaxy S10.
We will see the price, the power, the camera, or even the reverse charge and even more advanced technical characteristics.
After the Galaxy S9, Samsung launch the Galaxy S10, this is in line with previous models, but it is much more complete.
As you will see in our review of this Samsung Galaxy S10 below, and the price for this new flagship remains very far from its eternal rival Apple.
Before going into the details of this opinion on the Samsung Galaxy S10, it should be noted that the Korean brand has established itself over the years as the world’s number one manufacturer with more than 20% of the smartphone market.
He readily shares his expertise with other players like Apple, which uses Samsung screens for its iPhones.
Let’s come now, without further ado, to the technical characteristics of the latest Galaxy S10.
Samsung Galaxy S10 price in UAE:
While some players like Huawei have decided to significantly increase the prices of their new smartphones (even if it means lowering them later), the Galaxy S10 has a price that is in line with its previous models.
Therefore, there is no real surprise on the latter, although it remains at the top of the range of Android smartphones.
The Samsung Galaxy S10 is available in two versions: 128 GB or 512 GB. The first one with 128GB storage is available at an official price of AED1,728.99 and the second with 512GB is available at AED2300.
However, the Korean brand has a premium side and a finish for its smartphone (both in terms of design and on the camera) that the others do not necessarily have.
This thing justifies the price point for the Galaxy S10. However, it is still very far from its great rival, Apple.
Samsung Galaxy S10 design:
Screen size and performance:
If the Samsung Galaxy S9 was quite close in terms of design to its predecessor, the Galaxy S8, the latest Samsung Galaxy S10 offers this time a very different style as one of the group’s top managers had promised us.
- With this smartphone and aesthetic, the Korean group wants to move to a new stage and take the opportunity to meet the standards of the moment.
- The Korean firm is renowned for the quality of its AMOLED screens, and this new Galaxy S10 once again shows the exploits it can achieve.
- The new Galaxy S10 offers a 6.1-inch screen compared to only 5.8 inches for the previous model.
- The most impressive is that the screen-to-body ratio (screen area about the size of the case) is 87.11 %.
- If the electronics giant Samsung has achieved such a feat, it is thanks to the photosensor placed directly on the screen of the Galaxy S10.
- Thanks to its gorgeous screen “Infinity Display” which occupies a maximum of the screen.
- The screen of the Galaxy S10 is still curved to allow a screen almost without a bezel.
Regarding the size of the case of the Galaxy S10, we are on 7.04 x 14.9 x 0.78 cm – which corresponds to a smartphone slightly thinner than the old one (0.85 cm) but a little bigger (the S9 was 14.7 x 6.87 cm).
However, it remains slightly smaller than the Galaxy S10 +, which is 7.41 x 15.8 x 0.78 cm.
We will also appreciate that the manufacturer Samsung remains faithful to the 3.5 mm jack on all its smartphones models – which many other of its competitors have decided to put aside.
Now let’s move on in our opinion on this Galaxy S10 with the fingerprint sensor that stands out from the competition because it is ultrasonic.
Ultrasonic fingerprint sensor:
In addition to offering a facial recognition system, Samsung has decided to slightly adapt its fingerprint sensor, which is present on the back of its smartphone.
But For the Galaxy S10 and S10 +, this fingerprint reader is placed directly under the screen.
However, Samsung uses an ultrasonic detection method (unlike others that rely on an optical drive), which makes some people fear concern for compatibility with protections placed on the screen.
In parallel, such a system makes it possible to operate the sensor even in intense light. It is, therefore, an advantage as well as a disadvantage.
Colors of the Samsung Galaxy S10:
While the Korean has long accustomed us to its black, coral, and mauve colors, he has decided to change his style quite drastically on this model.
The Samsung Galaxy S10 comes with prism black, prism green, prism black, and prism white color, if we talk about the 5G variant then it comes in royal gold, crown silver, and majestic black color.
Weight of this Samsung Galaxy S10:
Samsung is also up to the task in terms of weight; the Samsung Galaxy S10 weighs only 157 grams compared to 163 grams for the S9 and 177 grams for the iPhone XS.
Compared to its big brother, the S10 +, it remains much lighter since the latter still weighs 175 grams. Now let’s move on in our Galaxy S10 review to the technical part.
Technical specifications of the Samsung Galaxy S10:
Exynos 9820 SoC performance:
While smartphones still require more power to run applications, Samsung formalized a new homemade chip called Exynos 9820 with an 8nm engraving, which took over from its Exynos 9810 processor.
This processor is integrated into all smartphones destined for Europe (including France), while the rest of the world is entitled to a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chip.
However, Samsung has made sure to specify that the performance will be quite similar from chip to chip and that the user would see no difference.
Compared to the Galaxy S9, Samsung has significantly improved performance: a CPU 29% more efficient than the previous one, and a GPU 37% more efficient; this makes the latest and most popular games run even faster.
The Samsung S10 has 8 GB of RAM (the S10 + can go up to 12 GB of RAM) to improve the system’s speed.
Samsung explained that it has also integrated an artificial intelligence algorithm that helps understand the behavior of Galaxy S10 users to optimize the smartphone’s battery and performance.
Now let’s move on in this review on the Galaxy S10 to the photo offer.
Camera and image processing:
Triple photo sensor on the back of the Galaxy S10
The Samsung Galaxy S9 was already widely recognized in the industry for its photo sensor quality (however, there was only one), both in low light and intense light.
The Samsung Galaxy S10 comes with a triple photo sensor on the back and a flash; this is as much as on the S10 + and one more than on the S10e.
The first primary sensor is 12 MPx (aperture f / 1.5 – f / 2.4), while the second offers a wide-angle, 16 MPx (f / 2.2), and the last is none other than a telephoto sensor with an optical zoom x 2 (12 MPx f / 2.4) that is not present on the S10e.
When we know the quality of the S9 in the image, we have absolutely no doubt that the Galaxy S10 will be excellent on this point.
Samsung even claims that it is a “pro camera that can be used by non-pros.”
What further strengthens our positive opinion on the Galaxy S10 is that the smartphone now also includes an optical stabilization system (in action cam mode), a scene optimizer, and a very professional framing system for sound.
The brand also offered a quick launch system to facilitate taking pictures on the fly.
A single camera on the front of the phone:
The Samsung Galaxy S10 offers a single sensor on the front, which allows for an even larger screen surface.
In terms of quality, it is a 10 MPx sensor with an f / 1.9 aperture, an autofocus system even more efficient and activated by voice control.
It is always the screen that will serve as a flash if necessary (but not very useful). The front camera is also capable of recording in UHD for videos.
An “Instagram” mode allows you to directly post the selfie that has been taken on the social network, with the default editing tools available on Instagram.
Samsung has also released an SDK that allows mobile app editors to have the same quality of photos as on the classic Galaxy S10 photo app.
In other words, by taking a photo via Instagram or Snapchat, it is possible to have the same quality of snapshot if we had taken a photo directly from the application.
Battery life and phone charging:
Samsung has accustomed us with its previous phones to a reasonably substantial autonomy – at least more interesting than its rival Apple.
Charging the smartphone can be done wirelessly, and it is also compatible with the fast charging system.
In terms of duration, the Samsung Galaxy S10 smartphone can last more than a day (without knowing the exact number of hours) thanks to a powerful 3400 mAh battery.
Compared to the Galaxy S9, autonomy increases by about 25%, according to the figures announced during the conference.
Now let’s move on in our Galaxy S10 review to the waterproofing of the device.
Samsung Galaxy S10 waterproof:
The Korean smartphone manufacturer has always placed great importance on the waterproofing of its models.
Once again, we find characteristics quite similar to the previous model since the Samsung Galaxy S10 is still water-resistant (IP 68 standard) and dust-resistant.
These are two standards that can be found in most prominent manufacturers of Android smartphones today. The next point of our Galaxy S10 review is network!
The Samsung Galaxy S10 comes with the Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax), Bluetooth 5.0, NFC with Google Pay, and Samsung Pay.
Other than this, the VoLTE and VoWIFI calls are also available.
At the time of calls, the noise filter mode always clears our voice, and for the internet, the Samsung Galaxy S10 can provide you the smooth navigation and fast loading.
Now here’s our final review of the Galaxy S10.
What We Like:
- Design with superior finishes.
- High-speed fingerprint reader
- Excellent performance
- Amazing camera result
- The front sensor is very efficient.
- Remarkable stabilization
- Fantastic audio quality
- One UI, fantastic version of Android
- A microSD card and 3.5 mm jack is present.
What we don’t like:
- Fast charging is too slow.
- Average battery time
- Nowadays its price is a little bit high
We have seen a convergence between all Android phones.
This Samsung Galaxy S10 completes the lacked new features: additional photosensors, reverse wireless charging, removal of the notch, fingerprint reader under the screen – so many features that largely justify the price evolution between the S9 and the new S10.
However, this smartphone does not come with a new major innovation that we would have appreciated seeing.
For those who want the phone with the Android OS that best rivals an iPhone from Apple, this Galaxy S10 is the place to be.