Samsung Galaxy S10
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The Samsung Galaxy S10 is a premium handset, but there are a few pros and cons in this set:
- It has a fantastic display which is quite bright. Plus, the high screen-to-body ratio provides a lot of screen space for users to work with.
- The Samsung S10 comes with a snappy and secure fingerprint scanner which takes a 3D scan of your fingerprint.
- The phone not only comes with wireless charging, but it has also included Wireless PowerShare so that you can use the phone as a power bank.
- The S10 comes with a top-end processor which is blazing fast and does not stutter while running graphics-intensive games.
- The phone has a capable battery, but it is lower than some of the competitors, making it lag in the premium market.
- While the S10 cameras are quite accomplished, they tend to capture a bit of visual noise, making a slight graininess in their images.
The Samsung Galaxy S10 steps up the game in the premium market by installing all top-tier products under its hood. If you are someone who is seeking one of the best Android sets in the market, the Samsung Galaxy S10 will meet your demands.
The Samsung Galaxy S10 can be topping as one of the best Android phones in 2019. Priced at Rs 66,900, the Samsung Galaxy S10 steals much of the share of the competition, not only with its brand title but with the heavy hardware that it comes with.
Despite having a comparatively mediocre set of cameras, Samsung Galaxy S10 amps up every other aspect of the phone, turning out to be genuinely premium. If you are a premium user, the Samsung Galaxy S10 offers everything – from a premium performance to display and battery, making the handset an accomplished one.
The Samsung Galaxy S10 has come with some notable design alterations. A thin aluminum flame is put in between the smooth glass, with camera bumps on the back panel, which holds the triple-lens camera setup.
It has dimensions of 149.9 x 70.4 x 7.8mm, which is quite large but still somehow fits well in and can be used with one hand. The problem is that the phone gets a bit slippery at times. The fingerprint scanner comes on the screen, and unlike optical fingerprint scanner, it creates a 3-D scan of your fingerprint which gives it better security and can be activated even with cold or wet hands.
The phone also arrives with a 3.5mm headphone jack, which is quite a surprise for a 2019 phone – it looks nostalgic. The S10 is a comfortable phone that holds its own.
The Samsung Galaxy S10 arrives with a 6.1-inch screen with a resolution of 3040 x 1440 pixels. Due to the AMOLED screen, the S10 was able to bring on fantastic image contrast and color accuracy, getting an A+ rating in DisplayMate.
The phone registers 208.2% sRGB color gamut and the Delta E rating for accurate colors got it to 0.38 (being closer to 0 is better). The S10 reaches a brightness of 611 nits at its peak which is beaten by S10 Plus’ 625 nits and by comparison, the Pixel 3 hits just a dim 362 nits. The S10 display is almost perfect.
The Samsung Galaxy S0 comes with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor and 8GB RAM. It gets about 10,813 points in Geekbench multi-core which is great, but it does not get close to iPhone XS’s A12 Bionic processor’s 11,420 points.
It handles multiple apps wonderfully without getting into slowdown mode. Graphics-intensive games run amazingly on this phone without any stutters. Playing about 45 minutes of Asphalt 9 did not see the phone warm up. GPU tests found the graphics performance to be at 5,606 points which go ahead of OnePlus 6T’s 5,183 and iPhone XS’s 4,339.
Samsung Galaxy S10 arrives with a triple-lens set, with a 12MP regular lens, 12MP telephoto lens and a 16MP ultra-wide lens. The camera is capable enough to click beautiful photos both in mixed light conditions and ideal light conditions.
There is no noticeable over-exposure present. The primary camera produces Instagram-perfect images with punchy colors which are sometimes better than iPhone’s muted photos.
The low-light images are pretty good but in post-processing, the phone tries to minimize the graininess aggressively, resulting in a bit of smoothened skin.
The cameras are quite versatile with the wide-angle camera getting a 123-degree field of view; it is perfect for landscape images. However, it is not always sharp and does have a fish-eye effect at the end. The bokeh is quite right and efficient enough. In the front, there is a single 10MP camera.
The S10 does not come with the secondary 8MP camera as the S10 Plus does. The selfie camera is reliant on AI beautification and offers proper white balance. The photos come out to be social-media worthy shots.
Regarding videos, the phone offers Digital Video Stabilization, which gives stability to Ultra HD video footage. It can take in more contrast as it has HDR10+ video recording capability, though there might be a few hiccups since it is in the experimental stage.
The Samsung Galaxy S10 arrives with a heavy 3,400-mAh battery, which is quite low from the massive 4,100-mAh juice pack inside S10 Plus. Battery test saw that the phone could get about 10 hours and 19 minutes which is quite long outrunning iPhone XS’s 9 hours and 41 minutes and Pixel 3 XL’s 9 hours and 30 minutes.
The phone allows wireless charging which is a plus too. It also comes with Wireless PowerShare that will enable you to use the phone as a power bank from which another phone can get charged. However, charging is a bit on the slower when used as a power bank.
The Samsung Galaxy S10 is a genuinely wonderful phone with amazing triple camera-set, beefy specs, and a bright display. The phone comes with some noticeable changes like Wireless PowerShare and HDR10+ video recording, all of which makes the phone quite future-proof.
The S10 Plus, however, comes with a larger screen and a depth-sensing selfie camera which puts it a bit ahead of S10. The Samsung Galaxy S10 is a great phone and is suitable for people who want an incredible display with curved edges and telephoto lens.
The Samsung Galaxy S10E does not come with telephoto lens and arrives with a flatter screen, making it a suitable alternative and cheaper too.