Samsung Galaxy S10, S10 +, S10 5G: the most detailed review

Samsung has officially unveiled the new Galaxy S10, S10+, S10e, S10 5G. This is a whole line of new phones on which

the manufacturer plans to raise in 2019good profit. It is obvious that the Korean wants to dominate the mobile market again, but we will be able to assess whether he succeeds or not a little later. In any case, we have something to discuss, so let's move on to the most interesting — review of the new Galaxy S10.

Galaxy S10 and S10 +

The Galaxy S line has become quite diverse, butthe company still focuses on the S10 and S10 +. These are the two main smartphones that are expected to take the company to a new level. Let's start the review with them!


Samsung has been honing itsdesign of their flagships. And it seems she has finally managed to reach the pinnacle of style. Although many may argue with this. But if you do not take subjective principles, in general the new products look brilliant. The manufacturer relies only on premium materials (glass and aluminum) to create the perfect recipe for the design formula. In the Samsung line, these phones are the most beautiful to date.

The Korean had to take desperate measures toachieve such a stunning screen-to-body ratio — over 93 percent on S10+. The constant war with side frames forced the manufacturer to give preference to a small hole for the camera directly in the display. Samsung also abandoned the usual fingerprint scanners in favor of an ultrasonic one, which is built into the display. Let us immediately note that this is a completely different technology than that of the Huawei Mate 20 Pro and OnePlus 6T. Samsung's scanner should theoretically work faster and more securely.


Galaxy S10
Galaxy S10+

Mother of pearl, Onyx, Aquamarine
Mother of pearl, Onyx, Aquamarine, White ceramics, Black ceramics

6.1 inches (Curved screen on both sides) Super AMOLED, QHD+
6.4 inches (Curved screen on both sides) Super AMOLED, QHD+

The fingerprint scanner
Ultrasonic under display
Ultrasonic under display

3400 mAh
4100 mAh

Snapdragon 855/Exynos
Snapdragon 855/Exynos

6/8 GB RAM

128 / 512GB + microSD
6/8/12 GB RAM

128 / 512GB / 1TB + microSD


Selfie camera

Main camera
Triple (telephoto, wide-angle, ultra-wide-angle)
Triple (telephoto, wide-angle, ultra-wide-angle)

In the same section we can note the presencestereo speakers, USB Type-C port. Water protection according to IP68 standard is provided. There is a dedicated Bixby button. Ceramic versions of the S10+ will have increased scratch resistance and scuff resistance.

The displays, by the way, have excellent visibility onoutdoors and high color accuracy. Regarding the processor, it must be said that the Snapdragon 855 chip is the main pearl of the flagships. It is paired with four efficient 1.8 GHz Cortex-A55 cores, three high-performance 2.4 GHz Cortex-A76 cores, and one high-performance 2.84 GHz Cortex-A76 core. The processor must provide powerful and efficient results. In addition, there is support for Dolby Atmos for games, optimization for the Unity Engine. Meanwhile, the international version of the phone will be released with the Exynos chipset, which is already a tradition.

The declared battery capacity must providemore than 24 hours of battery life. The smartphone also supports reverse wireless charging, meaning the device can charge other Qi-enabled devices.


The triple camera of the Galaxy S10 and S10+ callsthe greatest interest from clients than design. It is a combination of a 12 MP telephoto camera, a 12 MP wide-angle camera and a 16 MP ultra-wide-angle camera (aperture F / 2.4 + F1.5 / F2.4 + F2.2 respectively). You'll have already noticed that the second camera has dual variable apertures, each with OIS. This allows you to achieve perfect shots in low light conditions by merging frames. Overall, you can get great close-up shots and incredibly beautiful panoramas on the Galaxy S10 and S10+.

Front camera is 10 MPlens. In the older version, in addition to the 10 megapixel camera, 8 megapixel portrait shooting is also available. The selfie camera also provides support for optical image stabilization and 4K video recording. It highlights among competitors.

Of course, it all sounds very convincing andShockingly, in reality, Galaxy smartphones always lost in photo battles because the software algorithms were not sufficiently refined. While phones from Google and Huawei sometimes do not have such impressive characteristics, but at the same time they are better at taking photos. Later we will be able to evaluate the quality of the photo in comparison with competitors.


Galaxy S10 and S10+ will ship with AndroidPie on board and a beautiful OneUI shell. This is a new interface that was designed to be comfortable and intuitive to interact with all standard Samsung apps and menus. Bixby 2.0 also remains part of the system.

Note also that both phones support LTEand do not have compatibility with 5G, as the manufacturer has released a separate version of the Galaxy S10 5G. Wi-Fi 6, also known as Wi-Fi 802.11ax, is available on both flagships.

Galaxy S10 5G

Samsung Galaxy S10 5G — this is another versionnew flagship from the Korean, which is aimed at advanced users who want to have the most advanced device in terms of technology.


Of course, the main feature of this versionis 5G support. This is one of the first officially introduced phones to support the next generation network, which is oriented towards the future. The 5G network offers faster data transfer, lower latency and more energy-efficient connections than the current LTE standard.

Operators around the world nowslowly introduce their own support for the new standard. In the US, all four major providers have already started testing the network in some cities and regions. It is believed that the global distribution of 5G will be only in 2020, and by 2024 about 40 percent of the population will be able to use it.

I hope you understand that there is no particular point in buying the Galaxy S10 5G now, it is rather a demonstration of a breakthrough.


In addition to 5G support, there is another key featurethis version of the smartphone — huge AMOLED display. It's even larger than the Galaxy S10+. Its diagonal reaches 11 inches. There is a 4500 mAh battery here, which should provide good battery life. Although a large display and cameras can eat up a lot of charge.

Version 5G will be limited to one model with 256 GB of internal memory and 8 GB of RAM. Well, you will have another fourth lens behind you.

ToF camera

It would seem, why does a smartphone need so many cameras?However, there is a completely reasonable explanation for this. Nowadays you can often hear the concept of augmented reality. But numerous manufacturers have abandoned VR and are now focused on developing better, faster, and more accurate AR modules. One of the main problems with AR — it's precision. Until now, manufacturers have used various methods, such as laser measurements for distance and dual cameras for depth perception. ToF (Time of Flight) camera — this is the next generation to correct all previous attempts.

The manufacturer added it here for accuracy.estimating distances, background blur in video, and “rulers” in augmented reality. This is probably where we can end the conversation with the differences between the 5G version and others.

Can I use Galaxy S10 5G on LTE (4G) network? Yes, you can, since the smartphone supports connection to legacy networks. Therefore, if you wish, you can fork out for this beast.

Prices and sales start

Samsung has increased the cost of its flagships, but still they still cost less than the same iPhone.

Galaxy S10 — 68,990 rubles and above

Galaxy S10+ — 76,990 rubles and above

Another Galaxy phone was also introduced.S10e, but we will tell about it separately. Its cost starts from 56,990 rubles. Now, on the pre-order of any Galaxy S10 phone, you can receive as a gift new Galaxy Buds wireless headphones.

Preliminary orders started on February 21. From March 8, new items will appear in stores and online stores.

The price of the Galaxy S10 5G is not yet known. But most likely it will be a plus of 100-200 dollars.