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Samsung S10 Line-Up Review

Updated: Apr 6

Review of the Samsung Galaxy S10 Line-Up Devices.

The Galaxy S10 line-up is a fitting 10th anniversary phone for Samsung and it is in the S series. The devices deliver a new type of display layout for Samsung, the Infinity-O display. To make the screen estate as large as possible, Samsung decided to include a punch hole which houses the front cameras of the S10 line-up devices. Samsung included its biometric in-screen fingerprint sensor technology, which is now more secure and advanced, however takes longer to unlock the device than a physical sensor. To reduce the S10e’s price, Samsung has decided to include a physical sensor in the power button itself, still being an incredibly fast and reliable sensor with a comfortable location. All the important sensors are neatly tucked behind the vibrant and bright Super AMOLED display, leading to a more seamless experience. A new feature to be added to Samsung’s line-up this year is its Wireless PowerShare. This feature enables the user to wirelessly share power through its glass back to other wireless-charging enabled devices, even the Galaxy Buds.


That’s an impressive amount of new features.


The S10e has a 5.8” Full HD+ Dynamic AMOLED Infinity-O Display, with a (2280x1080) 438 ppi resolution. The regular S10 is fitted with a 6.1" Quad HD+ Dynamic AMOLED Infinity-O Display with a (3040x1440) 550 ppi resolution. The larger S10+ has an embedded 6.4" Quad HD+ Dynamic AMOLED Infinity-O Display (3040x1440) with a 522 ppi resolution. All of these displays are HDR10+ Certified. The S10 devices’ displays also reduce 42% of harmful Blue Light, that can reduce eye strain over a long period of screen time. The Galaxy S10e and S10+ flank it from both sides of the coin as better options than the regular S10, due to its lower price of the S10e and the larger screen and battery of the S10+.


These devices are now fitted with more advanced and longer-lasting batteries. The S10e includes a 3100mAh which is enough to last a whole day due to its smaller screen. The regular S10 includes a generous 3,400mAh battery while the larger S10+ includes an enormous 4,100mAh battery which can easily last you a whole day without a single charge.


As of front cameras, the S10 devices offer a great experience for front-facing photos and videos. The S10e has a Dual-Pixel 10MP camera with an aperture of f/1.9. The S10 has the same Dual-Pixel 10MP camera with an aperture of f/1.9. However, the S10+ features a dual front-facing camera setup. The main sensor is the same Dual-Pixel 10MP camera with an aperture of f/1.9, however, the secondary sensor is an 8MP RGB Depth camera with an aperture of f/2.2. All of the sensors mentioned are enabled with Live Focus.


The rear cameras are some of the best camera modules yet to be seen in a smartphone. The S10e has a dual camera setup while the S10 and S10+ feature a triple-camera setup, due to the higher price. The S10e has a main 12MP Dual Pixel, OIS stabilized sensor with a dual aperture of F1.5 mode/F2.4 mode, as of the new feature with the Galaxy S9. The S10e’s secondary sensor is a 16MP Ultra-Wide camera with an aperture of F1.5 with an impressive 123° FOV. The S10 and S10+ feature the same main 12MP Dual Pixel, OIS stabilized sensor with a dual aperture of F1.5 mode/F2.4 mode. The secondary sensor also being a 12MP Telephoto camera with an aperture of F2.4. The third sensor is the same 16MP Ultra-Wide camera with an aperture of F1.5 with an impressive 123° FOV. All of the sensors mentioned feature HDR10+ Recording and even a digital zoom up to 10x.


The S10 line-up features a 7nm Qualcomm 855 processor or an 8nm Exynos 9820 octa-core processor here in Europe. The S10e and S10 are only available in the 8GB RAM model whereas the S10+ also has the option to be upgraded to 12GB of RAM. The S10e comes in two storage options, 128GB and 256GB of storage. The S10 and S10+ can also be upgraded to a 512GB model. The S10+ even goes all the way to a 1TB internal storage model in some regions. All of these devices have an option for expandable storage up to 1TB.

As for prices, the S10 line-up is an option worth looking into. In the US, the S10e starts at $599.99 for the base model. The S10 starts at $699.99 for the base model. Finally, the S10+ starts at $799.99 for the base model. Prices in different regions may vary.

Thanks for reading and awaited reviews of the S10 5G and other devices will be uploaded very soon.


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All image and video credits: Samsung (samsung.com)


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