REVIEW SAMSUNG GALAXY S10 5G
The Samsung Galaxy S10 5G arrived in tandem with the new standard for ultrafast Internet 5G.
This is one of the first of its kind, along with the Huawei Mate 20 X 5G, Oppo Reno 5G, OnePlus 7 Pro 5G and LG V50 ThinQ 5G, promising faster download speeds and more reliable connectivity than 4G LTE.
But it’s not just about connecting; The S10 5G is equipped with a huge display, large battery, large memory capacity and six (yes, six) cameras.
SAMSUNG GALAXY S10 5G LAUNCH DATE AND PRICE
While the Galaxy S10 5G was announced along with the Samsung Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10 Plus and Galaxy S10e, it was officially released only in the US and the UK in June, along with the launch of 5G networks.
This’s the most expensive 5G phone, priced at $ 1,299, £ 1,099 (about AU $ 1,850) for the 256 GB version and $ 1,399 (about £ 1,100, AU $ 1,099) for the 512 GB version, which is only available in some regions. Verizon, the first US mobile phone operator to offer a phone, charges monthly rates of $ 54.16 and $ 58.33 respectively. Now it can also be obtained on AT & T and T-Mobile ..
In the UK, a 256 GB Galaxy S10 5G can be purchased through Vodafone and EE, where monthly prices start at £ 64 (up from £ 49 or £ 150 upfront, depending on whether you use Vodafone or EE).
SAMSUNG GALAXY S10 5G SPECIFICATIONS
Dimensions: 162.6 x 77.1 x 7.94 mm
OPERATING SYSTEMS: Android 9
Screen Size: 6.7 Inch
Resolution: QHD +
CPU: Octa-core chipset
Storage Location: 256GB / 512GB
Rear camera: 16MP + 12MP + 12MP + 3D
Front camera: 10MP + 3D
The largest Galaxy S10 device
Gorilla Glass 6 and aluminum frame
Premium finish and IP68 waterproofing
The Samsung Galaxy S10 5G is a big phone, which is not surprising given its 6.7-inch display. However, at 7.94 mm, it’s not very heavy and weighs 198 g, but it is not as heavy as some smartphones with a smaller screen, including the Oppo Reno 10X Zoom or OnePlus 7 Pro ..
The power key is located to the right of the S10 5G, and it is quite easy to get, and the volume rocker is located above the Bixby button on the left. Press the Bixby button for quick access to Samsung’s digital assistant – more on this later.
The top of the phone is where you’ll find a SIM card slot, although unlike the rest of the Galaxy S10 line, there’s no microSD card slot. This may push some customers away, but with an initial capacity of 256 GB this is not the case. ”End of the world.
Based on the S10 5G, you will find the USB-C port, speaker grill and headphone jack. As for the mammoth display, this’s a Huge 6.7-inch dynamic 19: 9 AMOLED screen, in the upper right corner of which there is a block with holes for the camera ..
The display also bends around the edges of the phone, creating a familiar, futuristic finish. “Used to Samsung’s flagship phones, and continues elegantly to the curved glass substrate.
An ultrasonic fingerprint scanner is built into the screen, which ensures a clean design of the back of the Galaxy S10 5G – a slight impact of the camera to the side. The ultrasound scanners presented on the Honor 10 work in a wet state, and we’re pleased to announce that the S10 5G works as a pleasure, dry or wet.
Regarding color choices, you can choose the Galaxy S10 5G in three: Crown Silver, Majestic Black and Royal Gold, with our review device provided by Vodafone in the UK, which is a version of Crown Silver ..
The design is ultimately impressive. It’s a big phone, but still manages to be elegant, slim and manageable for the most part.
- Huge 6.7-inch dynamic AMOLED display
- QHD + resolution means it’s sharp
- Best-in-class quality
Samsung’s screens are always the gold standard, so there’s no surprise that the omnipotent 6.7-inch dynamic AMOLED display on the front of the S10 5G is a beauty. With its almost 90% screen-to-body ratio and 19: 9 aspect ratio, it’s high, but not quite Sony Xperia 1 high.
It’s also crystal clear with a resolution of 1440 x 3040 pixels, which gives it a pixel density of 502 pixels per inch. Protected by Gorilla Glass 6, it’s relatively hardy, especially when combined with the IP68 phone’s water and dust resistance.
The viewing angles are strong, as is the brightness, while visibility on the street never decreases even in direct sunlight. In the settings, there’s also a degree of customization when it comes to punching and color balance. Igniting a bright mode enhances AMOLED’s shades, and you can also adjust the color temperature to suit your eyes.
The S10 5G also has the biggest hole in any of the new S10 phones, making it the most noticeable. Technically, it is in the notification panel, although it’s not to cause a problem during general use.
Immerse yourself in the settings for a variety of display related functions. They include practical tools, such as Smart Stay, so the phone don’t sleep until you stop staring at it. You can also reduce the resolution by reducing power consumption by switching the user interface to HD + (720 x 1520). Like most new flagships, the S10 5G is a bag with tricks, and then some.
- 4500 mAh battery
- It lasts a day and no more with moderate use.
- Support wireless and reverse wireless charging
Samsung Galaxy S10 5G comes with a huge battery capacity of 4500 mAh, which makes it one of the most capacious elements. That’s hardly surprising, given the fact ’This massive QHD + display along with a bunch of power under the hood and the ability to connect to a 5G network to keep working.
From a software point of view, there’s a lot to help you control power consumption with four battery settings in settings: High Performance, Optimized, Medium Energy Saving and Maximum Energy Saving.
There’s moreover, you can activate the “Adaptive Energy Saving” option, which automatically sets the power mode according to your usage patterns to save energy when’s not needed.
Samsung claims that the Galaxy S10 5G will be able to work without recharging for 24 hours, but we showed mixed results these days with the phone.
We used the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G for three days in South Korea, where we used the phone’s 5G connection as an access point for our other devices for several hours every day, and the battery life was impressive. We managed to spend the whole day (from 7 am to midnight) without recharging, and by the time we went to bed, double-digit numbers remained in the tank ..
On the other hand, the Galaxy S10 5G, which we tested in the UK, couldn’t we bring us closer to such a long day with heavy use, especially when we widely used the camera and access point.
It can come down to chipset variations. The global version is equipped with an Exynos 9820 processor, and the US version is equipped with a Snapdragon 855. We’ll talk about this in more detail on the next page – but there have been reports of discrepancies in the heat distribution and battery performance between the chipsets.
Nevertheless, even with our Exynos survey device, with regular use, we were able to do this from 7 am to 8 pm, leaving about 15% in the tank.
The S10 5G can be charged via USB-C for fast charging up to 25 watts, and you can charge it wirelessly for fast charging up to 15 watts using compatible fast wireless chargers.
The phone can even be charged from another S10 5G thanks to Wireless PowerShare, which allows you to wirelessly charge other Qi-compatible devices by placing them on any S10 device and activating the function.
This means that you can connect the S10 5G to the network via a cable, and then effectively use it as the cheapest wireless charging pad, recharging other devices such as the Galaxy Watch, Galaxy Buds and other phones that you or your friends / family may have .
- Features six cameras
- Front and rear depth cameras
- Great photo and video quality
The Samsung Galaxy S10 5G is the only S10 phone with four rear cameras, ’Only the second device from the brand to pack this number (the other is the Galaxy A9 2018).
The first three cameras are identical to the settings with three sensors on the Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus, with the main 12-megapixel camera with variable aperture (f / 1.5 or 2.4), a 16-megapixel ultra-wide camera with a viewing angle of 123 degrees and a telephoto lens of 12 megapixel lens.
The fourth camera on the Galaxy S10 5G is the most interesting: a three-dimensional depth-measuring camera, also known as a flight time (ToF) camera.
ToF cameras delight “we’re new”, for example, we saw them in iPhone X, LG G8 ThinQ and Huawei P30 Pro.
ToF provides detailed and accurate depth measurement, which is useful for face recognition, 3D images, VR (virtual reality) and AR (augmented reality).
It can also help optimize photos taken with other cameras, providing better background blur in Samsung’s ‘Live Focus’ portrait mode. Although it was great on the back camera, we actually used it the most for the front camera, filming Live Focus selfies.
Like in portrait mode, this effect clearly creates software blur, but the people to whom we sent this blurred background shot were still impressed – one even wondered where she could buy a phone, only for this function ..
Thus, although photographers and videographers may well refuse artificial defocusing of the background, given how common it is now in photographs, this type of video may well become one of the following big trends ..
It should be noted that when using video in Live Focus mode, the phone heats up and runs out of battery very quickly, so be careful if you win in the near future to charge the S10 5G.
As for the shooting options, it’s predictable but comprehensive. Modes include Instagram, Food, Night, Pro, Panorama, Real-time Focus (Portrait), Photo (Auto), Video, Real-time Video, Super-Slow Motion, Slow Motion, and Hyperlapse.
The S10 5G’s camera is easy to use, and switching between the main lens and other sensors is quick thanks to the on-screen switch.
Moving to the ultra-wide sensor, we were amazed at how much of our environment the Galaxy S10 5G was able to see, however, it is loaded with a considerable amount of the barrel, which gives a fisheye distortion in the GoPro style. As in the case of Sony Xperia 1, you can immerse yourself in the settings and correct the distortion of the barrel due to some ultra-wide field of view ..
When it comes to quality, if you need an amazing shoot and shoot experience, the S10 5G provides. There’s a scene optimizer that can tell you if he sees a cat, dog or plants, but even if you forget about it and just come off, you’ll most likely get a decent shot.
It also has a lot in common with Samsung’s Auto HDR feature, which provides clear detail in any scene, without any blurry areas, even in difficult conditions.
Photos also give a lot of clarity. So far, the phone’s “number of pixels”, for example, it can compete with Asus ZenFone 6 or OnePlus 7.’s still able to produce images that can easily be printed and exploded, provided the light is right.
When light falls, the S10 5G fights a bit despite its wide aperture. With phones like the Huawei P30 Pro and Google Pixel 3 that produce long exposure night modes that literally see in the dark, the Galaxy S10 5G’s Night Mode is lagging behind. So far, it’s significantly better than the iPhone XS and XS Max, so he’s still not a super champion in low light.
Selfies look very good even when you don’t turn on the ToF sensor and just use the 10MP primary front lens. The S10 5G is one of the few front-focus autofocus phones. It’s a wider software angle that you can activate to use more of the front camera’s sensor.
So far, there’s no front flash, a powerful on-screen flash, and under lighting conditions the S10 5G is one of the best selfie cameras on stage. The fact that it can also record up to 4K, 30 frames per second, is just the icing on the cake.
Video shot on the S10 5G looks very good. This’s evened out with a portable connection, it is shot at speeds up to 4K, 60 frames per second from the rear camera and is able to compete successfully in lighting with healthy detail and a respectable dynamic range.
The super slow motion option at 960 frames per second has also been improved, capturing single episodes and laying music on them, which is new, a bit strange but funny – making slow-motion clips easy to insert into other projects. They still look good only if ‘Shooting in very well-lit conditions, but if indoors, normal slow-motion shooting at 240 frames per second is enough.
Thus, the Galaxy S10 5G, like the rest of the S10s, is a great camera phone, even if it’s not the best in low light.
OS AND INTERFACE
- Android 9 with Samsung’s One Interface Interface
- Smooth operation and rich functionality
- Managed Virus Count
Galaxy S10 line is running Android 9 with Samsung’s One user interface on top. This is a cleaner look at Android than at Samsung’s TouchWiz old, if anyone remembers the likes of the Galaxy S7. Despite the fact that he was stripped of functionality.
For starters, there’s a basic set of home screens: the Bixby’s left home screen with updates from the Internet and your phone, which you can turn on and off. To his right is also the standard Android home screens that can be filled with application shortcuts and widgets ..
Swipe from top to bottom to open the pop-up notification bar and quickly switch the menu. You can also swipe up to open the application bar ..
There are many ways in the settings to make the user interface work for you. To get started, you can change the grid size of your home screen. Want to get rid of the app bar and create an iPhone-style home screen layout filled with all your apps? One user interface has covered you.
There are also advanced features, such as a performance optimizer that allows you to discard fraudulent background processes, and’s Digital Wellbeing functional section, which transfers Android Pie screen restriction functions; here you can start the grayscale mode through the interface and limit the use of the application.
The phone also has the latest incarnation of Bixby. While we could take or leave the Bixby home screen for the first time browsing a Samsung device today, we actually used Bixby Voice – a lot.
CHARACTERISTICS AND PERFORMANCE
- Exynos 9820 Chipset in Global Version
- US Snapdragon 855 Chipset
- 8 GB of RAM, 256 GB of disk space
There’s a Samsung Galaxy S10 5G full of energy. In the global version that we’ve spent the most time on the Exynos 9820 chipset, and in the US version’s Qualcomm Snapdragon 855.
Regardless of the region, that’s combined with 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of memory. A 512 GB version is also available, but it is not available everywhere. But unlike tradition, the S10 5G doesn’t support MicroSD cards, unlike the rest of the S10 line.
Not all Galaxy S10 5Gs were created equal when it comes to benchmarking. A Snapdragon-based device scored a Geekbench multi-core score of 10,684, while an Exynos-based version earned 9,640 points.
In terms of performance, this means leading gameplay, movie playback and multitasking on both phones, but when applications become more complex and you’ve downloaded it with your content a year later, the Snapdragon 855 may seem faster.
The highlight when using the phone was the game, especially considering the fact that the screen is so good. The turbocharger creates a sensation of sound, as stereo speakers reproduce loud sound in different directions.
At maximum volume, things get harder, more than the sound made by thicker phones like the Huawei P30 Pro, but keep the volume at around 70%, and that’s where it comes from. There is also a range of equalizer settings, from presets to a custom equalizer.
The frame rate was constantly high in games, but gaming tests, such as 3DMark, put our phone’s over 4500 against its Snapdragon counterpart, Sling Shot Extreme, against Snapdragon’s score of about 5300.
The Exynos version also became very warm, bordering on the hot one, especially when we used the camera for a long time and ran 5G speed tests, although the games didn’t help. “To warm things up too much.
- Speeds are high but variable
- 5G is not available anywhere else
We spent most of our review of the Galaxy S10 5G in the UK, but we’ve also spent some time with the phone in Seoul, South Korea, where we managed to reach 5G speeds of up to 830 Mbps – although we first needed to find 5G coverage.
In Seoul, when the Galaxy S10 5G managed to be blocked on the 5G network, application downloads were almost instantaneous (for example, WhatsApp and Instagram), and we were able to broadcast 4K video from YouTube without waiting for it to be buffered.
5G coverage in other cities will be highly dependent on existing infrastructure. For example, in London, we used a Vodafone’s 5G network with 14 postal codes covered by 5G. Even in these regions, 5G download speed was limited to 200 Mbps, with similar results on Telstra in Australia.
The fact that we had to hunt for fast 5G, wherever we are, is evidence that 5G is an early adopter of the technology at the moment.
The Samsung Galaxy S10 5G is a great phone, and for now, we’ve mentioned the differences between the US and world versions. Both of them are still top-level devices with fantastic screens, thin frames, excellent performance, large memory capacity and, naturally, 5G ..
As a result, the phone doesn’t rely on 5G to be great, but it relies on 5G to justify its price, especially considering the fact that you can buy a 4G Galaxy S10 Plus, which is very comparable, for a significantly lower price.
if you’re someone who loves the latest technology, knows 5G’s Arrival in your area and can justify the cost, then we can confirm 5G isn’t in better packaging than this. For someone else, the collapse of the fantastic 4G smartphones should now stop you until 5G becomes more stable.
The Samsung Galaxy S10 5G is the latest technology from the Dynamic AMOLED screen to the superb cameras and 5G data transfer speeds that it can achieve if you’re in the right place.
This makes it a dream device for beginners who want to have one of the best smartphones and don’t mind paying for the privilege.
IF YOU BUY IT ?
If you know you want a 5G phone and no money, if yes, then the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G is easy to recommend. It has the best screen of all 5G devices, the most stable camera on the front and back, although the Oppo Reno 5G has better zoom, and it also has a headphone jack for good measure.
If you’re hoping you don’t need a 5G phone, but I think you can soon, then we’ll recommend that you stick with your current handset and see how quickly 5G coverage increases over the next year. In addition, you can buy a 4G phone without a SIM card, so you’re not bound by a contract and upgrade to 5G when the time comes.