In this Samsung Galaxy S10 review, I will tell you everything you need to know about the Samsung Galaxy S10. Samsung is one of the major smartphone manufacturers in the world, the release of a new premium Samsung phone has a tendency to create quite a bit of excitement.
The Galaxy S10 has a similar look and feel to that of its predecessors the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S8. Samsung has refined the Galaxy S10 by taking the strongest assets of its predecessors and improving them.
The display screen, the hardware, the features, and the specs have been improved from that of its predecessors. That’s enough to make the Galaxy S10 one of the best smartphones in the world.
The basic design of the Samsung Galaxy phones has been the same since the Galaxy S6. The dimensions of the phone changed from one model to the next. But the look and feel of the Samsung Galaxy phones have not changed in years.
The Samsung Galaxy phones have been extremely successful, there are a few different reasons for this. These Phones are:
- Nicely designed
- Extremely efficient
- Innovative and have lots of great features
In the first quarter of 2019 Samsung has released the Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10 plus, Galaxy Fold, and the Galaxy S10 G5 which is a 5G phone.
So if you like new Samsung phones you have a variety of them to choose from.
Samsung Galaxy S10 Display Screen:
The display screen is a 6.1-inch dynamic AMOLED display screen with an aspect ratio of 19:9. Samsung refers to the display screen on the Galaxy S10 as an Infinity O display screen. The O refers to Samsung’s new hole-punch camera.
This camera is located in the top-right corner of the display screen. As a result of this camera, Samsung reduced the thickness of the bezel at the top of the phone which makes the display screen larger.
The Galaxy S10 has the thinnest bezels of all Samsung phones to date. The display screen has quad-HD+ resolution with curved edges and HDR10+support.
HDR10+ is in direct competition with Dolby Vision which is the HDR technology supported by the latest iPhones that are currently on the market.
HDR10+ gives extra metadata to supported TV shows and movies which make them look better than the regular HDR10.
The display screen on the Galaxy S10 is extremely bright, Samsung claims that it is capable of reaching 1200 nits of brightness.
This is great when using the phone outdoors or viewing HDR content. The predecessors to the Galaxy S10 have been roughly 600 nits, so this phone is twice as bright as its predecessors.
The display screen has been designed to be lighter on the eyes and it emits less blue light so you can use this phone when it’s close to your bedtime without worrying about the side-effects of the blue light.
The Galaxy S10 did not retain the physical fingerprint sensor from its predecessor. The physical fingerprint sensor has been replaced with a fingerprint sensor that’s built into the display screen.
Samsung refers to this as the ultrasonic fingerprint sensor. To use this feature, you must press the lower portion of the display screen to enable the ultrasonic sensor to scan your finger.
The Huawei Mate 20 Pro also has a similar feature. However, sometimes the sensor on the Galaxy S10 is fast and responsive and other times it struggles.
The ultrasonic technology enables the sensor to scan your finger without the optical light. This is supposed to make it faster and more reliable than that of the competition, but this feature needs more work.
The Galaxy S10 did not retain the iris scanner from its predecessor. However, if you would really like to use this feature there is an option for this which will give you the ability to use the camera instead.
Samsung Galaxy S10 One UI And Software:
The Galaxy S10 comes with the One UI and Android 9 Pie. This seems like a refined version of Samsung’s TouchWiz and Samsung Experience launcher.
One UI was implemented to give you the ability to easily manage the phone with one hand. The look and feel of the camera UI is very similar to that of iOS and there are also some AI elements.
The AI technology enables the software to learn your behavior and open frequently used apps quicker. It will obviously take some time to learn your usage habits, so it’s difficult to know whether or not this feature works at this time.
Samsung Galaxy S10 Camera:
The Galaxy S10 comes with a triple camera setup located at the back of the phone. There’s an ultra wide-angle 16MP camera which has a field of view of 123 degrees.
This camera does not have optical image stabilization, nevertheless, it takes great photos. The other two cameras in the triple camera setup are exactly the same as the cameras on the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy Note 9.
There’s the 12-megapixel primary camera with optical image stabilization. This camera can change from f/1.5 aperture to f/2.4 aperture to allow more light into the photos.
This camera also has a 1.4 micron and it uses dual pixels which gives it the ability to focus faster. This was a great camera last year but right now it’s not as good as the camera on the Google Pixel 3.
The last camera is a 12MP telephoto camera with an f/2.4 aperture, this camera does a great job when taking photos at close range.
The software that powers the cameras on the Galaxy S10 has been improved. Samsung has increased the number of scenarios that the scene optimizer can recognize.
Now it reaches a total of 30 scenarios, there’s a new feature called the Bright Night mode which improves the performance of the camera in low light conditions.
Another new feature is the Shooting Suggestion Tool. This feature gives your phone the ability to analyze the scene and it will then suggest the right framing and alignment to follow.
This is a useful feature but sometimes it struggles to find the subject in the photo. Hopefully, this feature will be improved by the time Samsung releases the Galaxy Note 10 later this year.
The Galaxy S10 has a 10MP selfie camera located at the front of the phone. This camera works great when taking selfies.