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Samsung Galaxy S10: A Hit or a Miss?

Samsung Galaxy S10 A Hit or a Miss
Written by Louise Vee

“The phone that doesn’t just stand out, it stands apart.”

March 8th marked the official date of the launch of the new Samsung Galaxy S10 smartphone – for those who pre-ordered it, congratulations!

For those looking to get their hands on one of the phones in the S10 line-up, read on!

The Samsung Galaxy S10 phones are offered in three different models, with a memory worth 128GB, 256GB, 512GB and an astounding 1TB! Samsung even offers gorgeous colors: Prism White, Prism Black, Prism Green, Flamingo Pink, Ceramic White, Ceramic Black and even Canary yellow!

THE SAMSUNG GALAXY S10 LINEUP

  1. Samsung Galaxy S10e
    Ranging from $749.99 for 128GB to $849.99 for 512GB.
  2. Samsung Galaxy S10.
    Ranging from $899.99 for 128GB to $1149.99 for 512GB.
  3. Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus
    Ranging from $999.99 for 128GB to $1249.99 for 512GB and $1599.99 for 1TB

SOME SPECIFICATION COMPARISONS

Thanks to CNET, here’s a quick overview of some things you can expect your new Samsung Galaxy S10 to have:

   

Here’s What Samsung Has to Say


 Samsung Galaxy S10ESamsung Galaxy S10Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus
Display5.8-inch AMOLED6.1-inch AMOLED6.4-inch AMOLED
Pixel Density438ppi 550ppi522ppi
Dimensions
(inches)
5.59 x 2.75 x 0.275.59 x 2.77 x 0.316.20 x 2.92 x 0.31
SoftwareAndroid 9.0 with Samsung One UIAndroid 9.0 with Samsung One UIAndroid 9.0 with Samsung One UI
Camera16-megapixel,
12-megapixel
16-megapixel (ultra wide-angle), 12-megapixel (wide-angle), 12-megapixel (telephoto)16-megapixel (ultra wide-angle), 12-megapixel (wide-angle), 12-megapixel (telephoto)
Front Facing Camera10-megapixel10-megapixel10-megapixel, 8-megapixel
ProcessorOcta-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
Special featuresWireless PowerShare; hole-punch screen notch; water resistant (IP68); Fast Wireless Charging 2.0Wireless PowerShare; hole-punch screen notch; water resistant (IP68); Fast Wireless Charging 2.0Wireless PowerShare; hole-punch screen notch; water resistant (IP68); Fast Wireless Charging 2.0
Spec comparison of the different S10 models
Samsung claims that a precise laser cut design, a Dynamic AMOLED and Infinity-O Display are designed to make this phone stand a notch above the other phones in the market. With an 8GB RAM and 24 hour battery power, who could contest?

Security has been moved to the front of the screen by merging their Ultrasonic Fingerprint technology with the screen. And with a stunning 123 degree field vision of the Ultra Wide camera, this is a tech dream come true. It also has wireless charging!

THE REVIEWS: ANDROID CENTRAL

Well, Android Central has given the new Samsung Galaxy S10 series 4.5 stars. They claimed that it has the best-ever smartphone display, top-end specs and a brilliant triple camera. However, they took down half a star because the fingerprint sensor irked them— the software has slight glitches and the main camera doesn’t seem to match Pixel 3.

However, they concluded by saying that since no phone is perfect, this is the best one in the market, although not THE best.

THE REVIEWS: TECH RADAR

Rating it 4.5/5, and declaring it as the “Samsung S10 phone you really want,” Tech Radar is loving the phone for its screen-to-body ratio, battery life, wireless charging and the touch screen. Although they’re not too keen about the price range, the slippery design and the Bixby button

They love the standard jack port, and still stand by the consumer-friendly design and interface Samsung maintains.

THE REVIEW: DIGITAL TRENDS

Well, they’re straight up telling you to “ignore the high price” because the S10 series phones are the “do-it-all” phones of the year.

Again, we see praises of the camera, the stunning HDR10 screen, the intelligent OneUI software and of course, the performance and battery.  But turns out, Digital Trends is not too happy about the slow wired charging or slim bezels that interact with the screen. Giving it a general 9/10, we think they’re leaning towards the Yes group.

THE REVIEWS: T3

The T3 agree that the Samsung Galaxy S10 phones are packed with incomparable features, but they seem quite doubtful.

In fact, they’ve said that the Infinity-O Display is a little unsightly and that the price is a serious turn off. Although they were quick to applaud the phone’s water resistance, jack port, Live Focus front image camera, and the design.

THE REVIEWS: FORBES

The famous Forbes has declared that if money is no object, this is the best series to buy, especially the Galaxy S10 Plus. They’re all for the performance; they love the Ram and the gigabyte capacity, but they’ve noticed discrepancies in the resolution between the models.

Again, Forbes has also joined the battery bandwagon and praised the phone’s structure, speed and efficiency.

THE REVIEW: MASHABLE

Mashable scored the phone a 4.5/5, saying it has double the storage of iPhones, has faster and smoother performance and they’re in love with the drop-dead stunning screen and battery life.

They were also quick to point out that the new age fingerprint sensor isn’t the best, and there’s no OIS for the ultra-wide angle camera. They ended their review saying there’s room for improvement – and they’re not happy about the price, either!

THE VERDICT?

Well, folks, what do you think? Is it worth the hype? With Samsung launching its pricier and fancier Galaxy S10 5G in just a bit of time, let’s hope they can manage to fix all the bugs and improve the sensor. And let’s hope that the 5G model brings a little bit of a price drop to the existing models!

Out of the three Samsung galaxy S10 models, the S10 Plus is a favorite – with a smoother interface, fewer glitches, and worth the price; opt for this model in ceramic white or ceramic black to jazz up your tech collection this year!

About the author

Louise Vee

Tech Geek and Traveler by heart. Loves Wildlife, Nature and Street photography. Cancer survivor.

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