Samsung Galaxy S10 looks great, has a fingerprint sensor built into the screen, as well as a new appearance "eyebrows". But is it enough enough?
Having spent an hour with Samsung Galaxy S10, we look forward to staying with it as you can longer. This is not innovation for the series, and we are a little disappointed that the main chamber was not noticeably updated, but, be that as it may, there is a lot of new things in the smartphone.
- Weight: 57 g
- Size: 149.9 x 70.4 x 7.8 mm
- Screen: 6.1 inches, 19: 9 (EDGE), Wide Quad HD +, Dynamic AMOLED +
- Rear chamber 1: Dual 12-megapixel OIS F / 1.5 - F / 2.4 AF
- Rear chamber 2: 16-megapixel ultrashirogenic F / 2.2 FF
- Rear chamber 3: 12-megapixel telephightener OIS F / 2.4 AF
- Frontal camera: Dual 10-megapixel F / 1.9 AF
- Memory: 8 GB + 128 GB / 8 GB + 512 GB, and MicroSD to 512 GB
- Battery capacity: 3400 mAh
- Processor: OCTA-CORE 8NM
For whom is Samsung Galaxy S10?
Noting the tenth anniversary of the release of the most popular series of Android phones, Galaxy S10 is the newest flagship smartphone from Samsung. Fully the ruler looks like this: S10, S10 Plus and S10E. There are also Samsung Galaxy Fold, which is the first folding telephone in the brand history.
It's a big time for Samsung, with rival Android device makers catching up with well-designed phones with good features at lower prices, so the question is: have the Koreans done enough?
Given the numerous leaks, we have no doubt that the Galaxy S10 is one of the best Android phones in 2019. It looks just great, has a built-in fingerprint sensor, as well as a completely new approach to the "eyebrow".
For those who like phones even more, there will also be a 6.7-inch version of the S10 called the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G. It will be available only in the summer, and the price will probably be much higher. The smartphone will of course support the latest 5G network so that users can get the most out of the device.
Price and release date
You can pre-order the Samsung Galaxy S10 now and the phone will go on sale on March 8th. The Samsung Galaxy Buds are a free pre-order gift, Samsung's new fully wireless headphones that can be charged using the Wireless Powershare feature on the new phones.
Prices in Russia start at 68,990 rubles for S10 (128 GB, 8 GB RAM). Compared to the previous model of the line, the price has increased by about 12 thousand rubles. However, you can look at it from the other side: S10 costs 6500 rubles less than the iPhone Xs, released by Apple in September.
As previously suggested, the Samsung Galaxy S10 features an Infinity O display. corner of the display. This allowed Samsung to further reduce the bezel thickness at the top. It is the most full-screen Samsung smartphone, although we are still not sure if it is better than the rest.
In previous iterations, the display was completely free of distractions. On the new Samsung device, however, your view is somewhat obstructed by the notch on the right when viewing full-screen content. We are sure that over time users will get used to it, as always, however, this is more like an answer to a problem that was not originally there.
The 6.1-inch (vs. 5.8-inch on the S9) display is, as you'd expect from Samsung, great. It's a QHD+ OLED panel with curved edges and HDR10+ support, just like Samsung's high-end QLED displays. HDR10+ is a competing Dolby Vision standard ( HDR technology supported by the latest iPhones) and provides additional metadata for supported movies and TV shows, making it theoretically even better than regular HDR10.
Samsung also claims that the display will be able to reach an impressive 1200 nits of brightness (a nit is a measure of brightness), making it ideal for both HDR content and outdoor use. Samsung representatives, however, did not mention whether users will be able to manually increase the brightness to the maximum value (the function at LG appeared in the G7) or whether it is automatically raised in certain situations.
The screen is designed to be more pleasing to the eye, with less blue light emitted.
The last feature of the display is the integrated fingerprint sensor. To replace the traditional physical sensor on the back, this slightly more futuristic method requires a hard press on the bottom of the display to unlock the phone.
Yes, there are already several phones on the market with this technology, and they are generally not implemented very well. Both the OnePlus 6T and Huawei Mate 20 Pro had slow scanners that often showed problems with fingerprint identification. Hopefully Samsung's implementation is more pleasant. In addition, the setup process is quite complicated and takes several minutes. This is longer than the few seconds it would take to install a conventional sensor.
Unlike the Galaxy S9, the S10 does not have an iris scan. The technology was obviously considered too bulky to fit into the Infinity O's "brow" and disappeared entirely. However, we are not going to mourn this loss - if you are a fan of face unlock, then note that the smartphone has an option that uses the camera.
Leaving the screen for a while, the rest of the design feels pretty familiar. The glass on the back of the phone is really eye-catching, as is the USB-C port on the bottom, and even the headphone jack. The S10 is a thin phone that is difficult to hold for long periods due to the curved edges. Yes, Samsung is a die-hard fan of this design, but we feel that a little more could have been done in development to make the phone stand out from the competition.
Samsung loves to ship its devices with the latest and greatest internals, and as expected, the S10 is no exception. The device has an 8nm processor called Exynos 9820. In the US, the device will probably work on Snapdragon 855.
S10 is accompanied by 8 GB of RAM, and not 4 GB, and you can choose between 128 GB or 512 GB of integrated memory. The smartphone supports microSD, as well as Wireless charging Qi and waterproof technology IP68.
The battery life on Galaxy S9 could hardly be called good, Therefore, it is nice to see that in S10 Samsung placed a bigger battery. Its container is 3400 mAh, which is not the biggest indicator on the market, so it will be interesting to see how well it works.
Oddly enough, there were no obvious improvements in the cost of charging. Thanks to numerous phones that now support USB-C PD or Chargers with a higher power consumed, S10 is almost immediately outdated due to adaptive fast charging, which seems is still based on Quick Charge 2.0.
One Welcome Update - Wireless PowerShare, which allows you to charge other devices with Qi support by placing them on S10. Charging the phone via PowerShare, most likely, will be too slow.
Software and One UI
Software in the Galaxy S series comes with Android 9 PIE and One UI. This is the reincarnation of Launcher Touchwiz and Samsung Experience from Koreans. Although the interface is noticeably different from what was before, he still looks in the SAMSUNG style.
Particular attention is paid to the ability to use the phone with one hand, and most of what you interact with, has been transferred to the bottom of the screen. The camera interface is very reminiscent of iOS, as well as elements based on AI. The entire system is designed to study the behavior of the user and the quick opening of frequently used applications. Whether it will actually work, is still unknown.
We are not in vain we consider the camera at the very end of our review, for the reality is that it seems to be the area for which Samsung spent the least time when developing.
You get the same optically stabilized 12-megapixel main sensor of previous devices on the rear panel. It can switch between f / 1.5 and f / 2.4 to skip more light under certain conditions, and uses dual pixels for faster focus. The chamber on the Samsung S10 could be called good last year, but now it is not comparable even with Google Pixel 3.
However, you get two more cameras on the rear panel S10. 12 megapixel television module / sensor F / 2.4 for approaching objects and assistance in portrait modes, and a 16-megapixel ultra-crown camera for shooting more frames. This trio of sensors resembles Huawei Mate 20 Pro, and it should provide a wide variety when shooting.
In general, the camera will surely lag from their competitors in the face of the iPhone XS, Google Pixel 3 and Huawei Mate 20 Pro.