Most anticipated phone of 2019, Samsung galaxy S10 is finally here. There are three models, S10, S10 Plus, and S10e. Let’s focus on the two flagship models i.e. S10 and S10 Plus. There are tonnes of cool stuff introduced in Galaxy S10. In battery department, S10 has a 3400 mAh, whereas Galaxy S10 Plus has a 4100 mAh battery. Snapdragon 855 is available in all three models, which in my point of view is awesome. Galaxy S10 starts at $900 and for that, you get 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, whereas S10 Plus starts at $1000 and you get same specs with the bigger 6.4-inch display.
Design of both the phones is almost the same with front back glass and curved edges, followed by an aluminum frame. Front glass is now Gorilla Glass 6, which offers more scratch resistivity and strength, whereas rear is Gorilla Glass 5. If you want to spec up your Galaxy S10 Plus you can have ceramic back instead of glass, there is 8GB RAM and 512GB storage version and 12GB RAM and 1TB storage version.
There are 3 main improvements in Galaxy S10:
Samsung has used Quad HD+ Dynamic AMOLED Infinity-O display to maximize the display quality for its customers, it’s also HDR10+ certified. Samsung has a camera cutout on the right side of the display for an uninterrupted full view display, it is a laser cut hole in AMOLED panel with 10 megapixels for S10 and an additional depth sensor for S10+ dual camera.
The biggest hit in Galaxy S10 is the back cameras. Samsung has finally introduced triple cameras at the back. It has one main camera, one telephoto, and one ultra-wide camera. The main camera is 12 megapixels with dual aperture F/1.5 or F/2.4 along with optical image stabilization (OIS). The telephoto camera also has 12 megapixels along with F/2.2 aperture and OIS, while the ultra-wide camera doesn’t have OIS but it is equipped with 123 degrees and it opens up to F/2.2. With this camera setup, Samsung has created an endearing package.
Now let’s discuss the ultra-sonic under the glass fingerprint reader. We have seen under the glass fingerprint readers before, most of them were optical fingerprint sensors. Optical fingerprint sensor shines a light at your finger to read your fingerprint. Ultrasonic fingerprint sensor used in Galaxy S10 has a couple of advantages over an optical fingerprint reader.
- It is faster than an optical fingerprint sensor
- It reads your fingerprint before waking up the display.
- It does not shine a bright light to read fingerprint as done in an optical
Let’s not forget the Samsung Galaxy S10E. One can say that S10E is Samsung’s answer to the iPhone XR. It has mostly the same specs as that of S10 with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage, along with the same chipset Snapdragon 855. Few tradeoffs like a regular fingerprint reader instead of Ultrasonic and a slightly smaller display justifies the lower price of $750.
All in all, the Samsung Galaxy S10 family of phones are quite appealing for both ardent galaxy fans or casual mobile users. Do share in the comments section below, your thoughts and feelings for the Galaxy S10 phones.