The 2020 Samsung Galaxy S10+ review
The S10+ came to shake things up in the mobile world once more, with its notch-less hole-punched Infinity Display, smaller bezels, three rear cameras, and an ever-evolving hardware design language that still looks pretty familiar. Turn it on and you’ll find a wholly revamped interface sitting pretty on top of Android, so is the S10+ truly a pivotal device for Samsung.
Display and Display
The new Infinity Display branded Super AMOLED screen is still curved and while the bezels have been trimmed, the bottom one is noticeably bigger than the top bezel, which makes for an asymmetrical look. The sides are unsurprisingly metal, shiny in our white review unit, while the back is still glass. The prevailing trend when it comes to back glass design in the smartphone world ever since last year has been gradient finishes, and Samsung is cautiously approaching this with less conservative colors on the rear. On the white model, fingerprints are practically invisible, and this is an additional factor that might make you decide to use it without a case. With some other glass devices, fingerprints are so visible on the back even after a few minutes of usage.
The new quad HD+ Dynamic AMOLED display on the Galaxy S10 Plus is indeed Samsung’s best display. The S10 Plus’ screen registering 136.5 percent of the SRGb color gamut. It also achieved a Delta-E color accuracy score of 0.29 (closer to 0 is better). The Pixel 3 hit a higher 170.2 percent but it’s Delta-E was worse at 0.35.
There’s three in the rear, including a 12-MP dual-pixel main shooter with a variable aperture (f/1.5, f/2.4), a 12-MP telephoto lens (f/2.4) with a 2x optical zoom and an ultra-wide 16-MP camera (f/2.2) that gives you a 123-degree view.Up front, the Galaxy S10 Plus features two cameras: a 10-MP dual-pixel shooter (f/1.8) and a second 8-MP depth-sensing lens (f/2.2). Samsung has recently added a manually selectable Night mode, it lifts up the shadows but it also manages to prevent light sources from blowing out, avoiding halos. Colors are realistic (as much as they can be given Samsung’s propensity to oversaturate just a little bit), and some sharpening is still going on as well. Night mode is even available for the ultra-wide camera.
Performance and Storage
The Samsung Galaxy S10+ is a power house. It is powered by a 2.7 GHz octa-core Exynos 9820 (8nm) processor of RAM in internal storage options of 128GB, 256GB and 1TB. The Galaxy S10+ is available with either 8GB of RAM or 12GB of RAM in internal storage options of 128GB, 256GB and 1TB respectively. All the variants support microSD cards of up to 512GB.
The 4,100 mAh battery on the Galaxy S10 Plus which involves 4G LTE web surfing at 150 nits of screen brightness, the S10 Plus lasted a fantastic 12 hours and 35 minutes. Charging time of about one hour and 40 minutes when turned off and around two hours. Battery charging time despite having Fast Charging 2.0.