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

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

the manufacturer plans in 2019 to raisegood profit. Obviously, the Korean wants to dominate the mobile market again, but if he succeeds or not, we can evaluate it a little later. In any case, we have something to discuss, so go to the most interesting - a 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 sharpening for five years nowdesign of their flagships. And, it seems, she finally managed to reach the pinnacle of style. Although many can argue with that. But if you do not take the subjective principles in general, new items look brilliant. The manufacturer relies only on premium materials (glass and aluminum) to create the perfect formula design recipe. In the line of Samsung, these phones are the most beautiful today.

The Koreans had to take desperate measures toTo achieve such a stunning ratio of screen area to the body - more than 93 percent on S10 +. The constant war with the 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 ultrasound, which is built into the display. Immediately, we note that this is a completely different technology than Huawei Mate 20 Pro and OnePlus 6T. In theory, Samsung should work with a scanner faster and safer.


Galaxy S10
Galaxy S10 +

Mother of Pearl, Onyx, Aquamarine
Nacre, 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)
Triple (telephoto, wide-angle, ultra-wide)

In this section we can note the presence ofstereo speakers, USB Type-C port. IP68 water protection provided. There is a special Bixby button. Ceramic versions of the S10 + will have enhanced scratch resistance and protection from scuffing.

Displays, by the way, have excellent visibility onstreet and high color accuracy. Regarding the processor, I must say that the Snapdragon 855 chip is the main pearl of the flagships. It works together with four efficient Cortex-A55 1.8 GHz cores, three Cortex-A76 2.4 GHz performance cores and one high-performance Cortex-A76 core 2.84 GHz. The processor must provide a powerful and efficient result. 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 stated battery capacity should providemore than 24 hours battery life. Also, the smartphone supports reverse wireless charging, that is, the device can charge other devices with Qi support.


Triple Camera Galaxy S10 and S10 + callsthe greatest interest from customers, rather than design. It is a combination of a 12 megapixel telephoto camera, a 12 megapixel wide-angle camera and a 16 megapixel ultra-wide angle (aperture F / 2.4 + F1.5 / F2.4 + F2.2, respectively). You have already noticed that the second camera has a double variable aperture, each has an OIS. This allows you to achieve perfect shots in low light conditions by merging frames. In general, you can get great shots with maximum approximation 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, everything sounds very convincing andshockingly, but in fact, Galaxy smartphones have always lost in photo battles, because the software algorithms were not sufficiently polished. While the phones from Google and Huawei sometimes do not have such impressive characteristics, but at the same time they cope better with photography. 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 beautiful OneUI shell. This is a new interface that was designed with the expectation of comfortable and intuitive interaction with all standard Samsung applications and menus. Bixby 2.0 also remained 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 is another version of the Korean flagship, 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 who supports the network of a new generation, which is focused on the future. The 5G network provides 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 buying a Galaxy S10 5G doesn’t make much sense now, it’s rather a demonstration of a breakthrough.


In addition to 5G support, there is another key feature.This version of the smartphone - a huge AMOLED display. It is even larger than the Galaxy S10 +. Its diagonal reaches 11 inches. There is a battery with a capacity of 4500 mAh, which should provide good battery life. Although a large display and camera can eat a good 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 a smartphone has so many cameras. However, this is quite a reasonable explanation. Now you can often hear such a thing as augmented reality. But many manufacturers have abandoned virtual reality and are now focused on developing more advanced, faster, and more accurate AR modules. One of the main problems with AR is accuracy. Until now, manufacturers have used various methods, such as laser measurements for distance and dual cameras for depth perception. The ToF (Time of Flight) camera is the next generation to fix all previous attempts.

The manufacturer added it here for accuracy inEstimation of distances, background blur in video and “ruler” in augmented reality. On this, perhaps, with the differences of version 5G from others, you can end the conversation.

Can I use Galaxy S10 5G on LTE (4G) network? Yes, you can, because the smartphone supports connection to the networks of the previous generation. Therefore, if you want, 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 still unknown. But, most likely, it will be a plus of 100-200 dollars.