Samsung Galaxy S10+ Review: The Best Andriod Flagship?
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus, Samsung's latest flagship smartphone is the company's answer to the Google Pixel 3XL, iPhones and the Mate20s of the world. And if you see the phone, damn it looks good but is it the best flagship smartphone out there? Well, this is a Samsung Galaxy s10 plus review. Before that, don’t forget to check out the official Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus Price in Nepal and Samsung Mobile Price in Nepal on GadgetFrame.
Design, Screen & Build Quality
Let’s get started so this is the galaxy s 10 plus and it's probably the most gorgeous looking phone I've seen so far. It's a beautiful blend of glass and metal with curves that perfectly fits in your hands. And it just looks stunning. The back on Galaxy S10 Plus has Gorilla Glass 5 for protection and features that triple camera with the flash and heart rate sensor. The front is almost all screen with a punch holds the dual camera on 6.4 inches FULL HD+ Dynamic AMOLED panel which is just gorgeous plus the screen is protected by Gorilla Glass 6 which is just awesome.
Apart from that, the Galaxy has 10 plus packs all the usual stuff and some unusual things. The power button on the right is a bit higher for me but whatever there's the volume rocker, the Bixby button which can now be remapped and the hybrid SIM card tray with support for up to 512 gigs micro SD cards, the USB C port and yes the headphone jack.
Seriously I love Samsung for including the headphone jack here and even with all of that the phone is still IP 68 rated which is just great. The 6.4 inches Dynamic AMOLED screen looks great with crisp and sharp colors and look stunning. I think it's the best-looking display on a smartphone so far. One thing that I don't really like about the Samsung Galaxy S10 plus and S10 are the fingerprint scanners.
Now these are ultrasonic fingerprint scanners unlike the optical ones you find in other smartphones which means they don't need the display to turn on to work it also works if your fingers are wet or if the phone is wet which is great and it works even with oily fingers the only issue is that it's slow and kind of inconsistent. It works most of the time but you do need to wait just a little while before the phone unlocks and that can quickly get disappointed. Face unlock is faster but it's also 2d face unlock and there's no IR scanning so you can't unlock it in complete darkness.
Let's move on to the performance so, In Nepal, the galaxy S10 plus comes with the Exynos 9820 processor paired with up to 12 gigs of ram and one terabyte of internal storage and it performs exactly how you would expect a flagship to perform. This just no doubt that the s10 Plus has amazing specs and the phone can handle almost everything you throw at it. I mean I played PUBG Mobile on this one and obviously, it runs on high settings and it runs really really well. There's just no problem even with Asphalt 9 the galaxy s 10 plus breeze is through the game runs buttery smooth and it looked stunning.
Samsung features the latest one UI and it's definitely a lot better sure they still bloatware here Facebook is pre-installed and there are some apps I would never use but those can be removed other than that one UI is great its feature pack and it's probably the best custom Android UI with only oxygen OS being better.
Moving to the cameras the galaxy s 10 plus brings Samsung's flagship setup with the triple camera. The galaxy is 10 and the S 10 Plus has a triple rear camera set up with the 12-megapixel telephoto camera, 12 megapixels wide-angle camera with dual apertures of F 1.5 m f 2.4 and a 16-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera. What this means is that you can take a bunch of different types of photos from the galaxy S10 Plus and they look pretty good photos from the galaxy has 10 and that is what we expect from Samsung flagships.
They look good there's quite a lot of detail and thanks to improved AI exposure and HDR are pretty damn good. The portrait mode photos look good too and there's a lot of detail here which is something I definitely like. Camera performance in good light is definitely not a problem with the galaxy s 10 plus even in low-light, the phone doesn't struggle a lot. The wider F 1.5 aperture takes in a considerable amount of light and the colors are also pretty damn good. The Galaxy S10 plus is a pretty great shooter there's also the ultra-wide lens here and it makes up for some amazing shots as well.
Just check out these camera samples and we compared it with iPhone XS Max, Pixel 3XL and Mate 20 Pro.
In terms of videos the galaxy s 10 plus comes with support for shooting 4k 60fps videos and now it even supports shooting 4k HDR. There's dual OIS for optimization and the stability is pretty great.
In terms of audio the Galaxy S 10 plus comes with stereo speakers and even though this top speaker is stuffed inside in this tiny bezel it's still pretty loud and really good. The galaxy S10 plus definitely has one of the best tedious speakers I have used so far.
Moving on to the battery, galaxy s10 plus has a pretty big 4100 mAh battery and it's a big improvement over the 3500 mAh battery found in the s9 plus. In my usage of the phone, the battery has been great enough. I mean the phone usually lasted me for a full day but it was around 10% by the end of the day on normal to heavy usage. The phone lasted around 12 and a half hours with three and a half hours of screen on time and on slightly more intensive usage the battery lasted around 11 and a half hours with the screen on time of 5 hours and 17 minutes like I said it's great.
The phone charges fast the galaxy s10 plus take exactly 90 minutes to go from 10% to 100% and that's with the included 15-watt fast charger that's QC 2.0 compatible. And I mean it's an OK speed but it's nowhere near the competition the Mate 20 pro with a larger 4200 mAh battery charges from 0 to 100 in less time than that.
I mostly blame the 15-watt charger for this I was really expecting Samsung to give at least a 30-watt charger with this phone I mean it's 2019 a flagship with UC 2.0 and 15 watts past starting doesn't cut it anymore. Still, the galaxy s 10 plus does come with wireless charging and it supports fast wireless charging 2.0 which is great and the phone also comes with the reverse wireless charging feature. However reverse wireless charging only works if the phone has over 30 percent charge remaining.
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus Specifications
- Display – 6.3 “QHD + Infinity-O Dynamic AMOLED HDR (3040 x 1440, 19: 9, 522ppi, 800nits brightness) with Gorilla Glass 6
- CPU – 64bit octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 or Exynos 9820 processor
- RAM 6GB / 8GB / 12GB RAM
- Storage Space 128GB / 512GB / 1TB (Expansion with microSD)
- Rear Triple camera
- 12MP f / 1.5-2.4 with 77 ° lens, Dual Aperture, Dual Pixel OIS
- 16MP f / 2.2 with 123 ° (fixed-focus)
- 12MP f / 2.4 with 45 °, AF, OIS
- Front camera
- 10MP f / 1.9 Dual Pixel AF (4K video) with Face Detection function
- 8MP f/2.2 Live Focus, Dual Pixel AF
- Ultrasonic fingerprint sensor below the screen
- Dolby Atmos sound + AKG speaker/speaker
- Connectivity – WiFi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS/GLONASS, NFC, 4G LTE
- Operating System – Android 9.0 Pie with One UI
- Battery – 4100mAh battery (wireless charge)
- USB Type-C connector
- Thickness 7.8mm
- Weight 175gr
- Manufactured in the IP68 protocol
- Available colors: White, Black, Green, Ceramic Black (1TB version), Ceramic White (1TB version)
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