Samsung Galaxy S10 Review

The Samsung Galaxy S10 is the “middle child” in the Galaxy S10 trio that the company has just launched. While the Galaxy S10+ has been recognised as the best that the Galaxy S series has to offer, the smaller Galaxy S10 has also managed to gain popularity thanks to its relatively powerful hardware and reasonable price. The Galaxy S10 then is stuck in the middle, claiming to offer the best of both worlds. Does it really manage to do that, or are you better off with either of its siblings? We put it to the test to find out.

Samsung Galaxy S10 Summary

The Samsung Galaxy S10 was launched alongside the Galaxy S10E and the Galaxy S10+. This smartphone sits right between the other two devices and has a 6.1-inch display. This display has QHD+ resolution but you can change the resolution of the display panel. It also has an ultrasonic in-display fingerprint scanner which is super quick to unlock the smartphone. The sixe of the device is perfect for single-hand use. It also has a hole-punch design at the front.

Powering the Galaxy S10 is the Samsung Exynos 9820 SoC that is very capable and can run most apps and games on the app store. This powerful SoC is paired with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage which makes it very easy for multitasking with this smartphone. Samsung ships this device with One UI running on top of Android 9 Pie. Samsung has also preinstalled a couple of apps on the device.

The Galaxy S10 packs in a 3400mAh battery and manages to deliver over one day of battery life. It sports a triple camera setup at the back onsisting of a 12-megapixel telephoto camera, 12-megapixel wide-angle camera and 16-megapixel ultra wide camera. The device delivers excellent photos in the day, macros also turned out very well as the phone manages good edge detection. Low-light camera performance is impressive as well and the phone does a good job at keeping noise low.

Samsung Galaxy S10 Full Specifications

General

BrandSamsung
ModelGalaxy S10
Release dateFebruary 2019
Form factorTouchscreen
Dimensions (mm)149.90 x 70.40 x 7.80
Weight (g)157.00
IP ratingIP68
Battery capacity (mAh)3400
Removable batteryNo
Fast chargingProprietary
Wireless chargingYes
ColoursBlack, Blue, Prism Black, White

Display

Screen size (inches)6.10
TouchscreenYes
Aspect ratio19:9

Hardware

Processor1.9GHz octa-core
Processor makeSamsung Exynos 9820
RAM8GB
Internal storage128GB
Expandable storageYes
Expandable storage typemicroSD
Expandable storage up to (GB)512

Camera

Rear camera12-megapixel (f/1.5) + 12-megapixel (f/2.4) + 16-megapixel (f/2.2)
Rear autofocusPhase detection autofocus
Front camera10-megapixel (f/1.9)
Front autofocusYes

Software

Operating systemAndroid 9.0
SkinOne UI

Connectivity

Wi-FiYes
Wi-Fi standards supported802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/Yes
GPSYes
BluetoothYes, v 5.00
NFCYes
USB Type-CYes
Headphones3.5mm
Number of SIMs2
Active 4G on both SIM cardsYes
SIM 1
SIM TypeNano-SIM
GSM/CDMAGSM
3GYes
4G/ LTEYes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40)Yes
SIM 2
SIM TypeNano-SIM
GSM/CDMAGSM
3GYes
4G/ LTEYes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40)Yes

Sensors

Face unlockYes
Fingerprint sensorYes
Compass/ MagnetometerYes
Proximity sensorYes
AccelerometerYes
Ambient light sensorYes
GyroscopeYes
BarometerYes

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