Samsung Galaxy S10+ Review: Best Phone of 2019

If you are thinking to buy a new mobile and you are confused then you are in the right place. Today, we will be talking about the Samsung Galaxy S10+. No doubt, this mobile is expensive and the best phone of 2019

General Information

There are a few things that really stand out first there’s that 6.4-inch screen that’s pretty much edge to edge except for the whole cut out for the two selfie cameras. Then there are the cameras themselves five and all but more importantly, is the camera software which adds a slew of new tricks and enhancements especially to portrait mode photos selfies and video. Being able to wirelessly charge another device using the galaxy s 10 Plus as the power source is useful any day any time. Battery life is on fire and the storage situation is off the charts with a 1TB version that comes in ceramic white or black. This phone is packed with so many major and minor upgrades, it’s hard to keep track but We are gonna break down the best and the worst of them one at a time.

Design

The s10 plus has a 6.4-inch screen with slim bezels and a glossy finish. There’s Gorilla Glass six on the front and Gorilla Glass five on the back. It’s a nicely polished phone, it feels good in the hand but you should accept that fingerprints will be a way of life if you don’t have a cover. The phone is pretty slippery.

It uses Samsung’s infinity O display which cuts out a pill-shaped opening for the two selfie cameras. Most of the time this doesn’t get in the way but when you’re looking at a white screen it is fairly noticeable. Overall the screen is bright and fairly easy to read outside. Samsung definitely knows what it’s doing here. One of the defining s-10 features is the new ultrasonic in screen fingerprint reader which uses sound waves to unlock your phone. It’s supposed to be faster more secure and work with wet and greasy hands. Surprisingly Samsung removed its iris scanner from the front-facing camera. So if the fingerprint reader doesn’t work for you-you’ll need to use a pin code to get in.

Cameras

There are three on the back and two on the front. The rear cameras start with 12-megapixel dual aperture lens, 12-megapixel telephoto lens, and the 16-megapixel ultra wide-angle lens. Turns out you can do a bunch of cool things. You will really like this flexibility. The telephoto lens assists with portrait modes and the as 10 plus win points with me by adding three new effects including a spot color option that I found really dramatic. One of the best things about Samsung’s take on portrait mode which the company calls live focus is that you can adjust the blur in the settings before and after you take the shot. So if you change your mind about an effect you have the freedom to play around. There’s also some artificial intelligence in the camera it can recognize 30 scenes and auto-adjust your settings to take a better photo. You just tap to turn the scene optimizer on if you don’t like the result you can tap the screen to turn it off. There’s also a new feature called shot suggestions which will guide you to line up a shot and focus area. When you do line it up the guidelines turns yellow and automatically takes the picture. So you don’t have to take your hands off the phone. This can be really helpful. Samsung is adding an Instagram mode that will come soon.

The front-facing cameras have 10 and 8 megapixels respectively. Samsung has done something really clever and lit up the edge of the display around the lens when you switch into selfie mode. So you know where to look when you smile as with the rear cameras you can also switch among the lenses and fit more people or scenery into the viewfinder.

The overall camera quality is pretty great. Daytime photos are terrific on auto mode and they get even better if you enjoy tinkering with pro settings. night-time in low-light shots are good but not always great, especially compared to the dedicated nighttime modes on the pixel 3 and Huawei mate 20 phones. If you’re wondering about video quality that was pretty impressive too. HDR 10 Plus video recording and smooth video modes both help bring out the best in your clips and even auto mode.

The last thing we need to talk about with cameras is AR emoji. This is Samsung’s take on personalized emojis and it is much improved over last year’s. Customizations are better you can do more with them.

Wireless power share

You turn it on and you’ll be able to charge any Qi-enabled device on the back of your Galaxy S 10 not just Samsung’s you could charge an iPhone too. Wireless charging isn’t as fast as wired charging but the feature really works and it means that you can leave more cables at home or help out a friend in a pinch. The phone will automatically stop charging other devices when it hits 30%, so you won’t run out of battery.

Battery

The s10 Plus has a 4100 milliamp-hour battery and it looped video in airplane mode for 21 hours in tests but it’s also really great in real life. It’s taken me from early mornings to late-late nights. You have been using navigation, tethering your laptop. Those are both things that drain the battery but you never had to worry that you would run out of juice. So that was the battery.

Software

This is something that all 4s ten phones share. You get Android 9 PI as the base and Samsung’s all new when UI on top. One new feature here is Bixby routines. You may not be a big fan of the Bigsby voice assistant but routines is actually a pretty neat way to automate. Some of the things that you’re gonna do anyway you can choose from some preset suggestions which you can then customize or you can create your own from scratch.

Another new feature is kids mode you toggle it on from the quick settings tray to create a sandbox environment for young kids. It’s password-protected and you can set restrictions. There simply can focus on apps like a camera photo gallery and games the camera has a lot of fun stickers to play with.

We don’t have time to go over everything but rest assured that the Galaxy S 10 still has lots of custom settings inside the menus which is a really nice option for power users.

Rest of the specifications

The galaxy s 10 plus runs on Qualcomm’s fast powerful Snapdragon 855 processor. There’s a headphone jack and USB C charging port and the phone is rated ip68 for water resistance. Globally the 128-gigabyte version comes in flamingo pink, canary yellow, prism blue, prism green, prism white, and prism black but your country may not stock every color. The two larger storage configurations give you a choice of ceramic white or ceramic black.

Should you buy this phone?

The regular Galaxy S 10 or maybe the S 10 e or a different phone entirely sure this one is more expensive than the S 10 and the S 10 e but it’s also way more mainstream than the Galaxy fold or the Galaxy S10 5G. People are actually going to buy this phone with only $100 difference between the S10 and the S10 plus. Your choice really comes down to size preference camera capabilities and the option to have larger storage. The Galaxy S10 plus is a really great phone. We strongly recommend it. We really like a lot of the extra features on here especially wireless power share and we think that the fingerprint reader on the front is a more convenient location than in older models when it was on the back. If you bought it, We think you’d be really happy with your choice.

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