Samsung Galaxy S10+ Summary

Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus packs almost everything an average user ever wants with a smartphone. The phone is undeniably a powerful handset and a competent phone, but not everyone can pay for it.


The S10 Plus has the biggest screen we have seen on a smartphone belonging to the S line. Its 6.4-inch Super AMOLED panel can match the size of the Note 9 and a lot bigger than that of the S9 Plus.

The highlight here is the screen-to-body ratio of 93.1%, which squeezes more pixels into a slimmer body. Samsung opts for a hole at the top-right corner to house the two selfie cameras instead of a notch.

The standard resolution here is set at Full HD+, but if you bump it up to QHD+, you will get an even sharper screen. The HDR10+ option offers mesmerizing colors and contrast.

Minimizing the bezels makes for a more eye-appealing phone, but the drawback here is false touches are more likely to happen.

Overall, the Infinity-O screen of Samsung is bright, colorful, and fantastic.


Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus packs enough power to rival the best gaming phones on the market. In the US, the phone is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chip but in other parts of the world, what we have is the Exynos 9820 chip.

The octa-core chip comes with RAM of 8GB, offering plenty of power.

The Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus comes really close to iPhone XS in terms of the Geekbench score. In fact, when it comes to storage, the Samsung phone has the edge over its Apple rival with 128GB, with 110GB spare for you to use.

If that isn’t enough already, users have the choice to acquire the phone in 512GB or 1TB of storage, for extra money of course.

Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus is the first phone adapting Wi-Fi 6, enabling a seamless transition between Wi-Fi routers. The phone is believed to deliver 20% more speed compared to the S9’ however, you will need to get a new router to take advantage of this feature.


With 8GB of RAM, users can rest assured that the phone can handle almost anything they throw at it.


Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus is a series of firsts for the S line. Besides the new Wi-Fi standard, the phone is also the first to have a 4,100mAh battery.

According to Samsung, the power cell can deliver an all-day battery with a bit of extra, might be because it wat to play it safe, given the big demanding screen.

Under moderate use, with a few hours of streaming Netflix, one hour or two on Spotify, and a few more hours messaging and social media, you can easily have up to 30% of juice left in the cell at the end of the day.

With some more features added, you will definitely see a drain of battery. Some of the culprits dangerous to the phone’s battery life are QHD+, HD+, and always-on display.

Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus comes equipped with a wide range of power-saving modes to prolong the time you have left before you need to reach for the charger. The most aggressive option will limit your use to a few key apps only, making sure that you can have a few hours from the few percentages left.


Like the S10, the S10 Plus packs a triple-lens camera setup on the back, consisting of a 12MP snapper, a 12MP telephoto lens, and a 16MP ultra-wide camera.

The dual-aperture lens allows for vibrant pictures and good low-light performance. However, the performance isn’t consistent across shots so you might want to take several pictures of the same scene and pick the best one.

The Galaxy S10 Plus is among the best camera phones in 2019. It can take photos with punchy and bright colors, compared to muted images taken by the iPhones.

In comparison with Pixel 3, the low-light performance is decent but is far from the best on the market.

The ultra-wide camera on the Galaxy S10 Plus can do something Google’s handsets can’t – taking photos with a field of view of 123 degrees.

This means if you want to squeeze more details into one shot, you won’t have to take a few steps away from the subject to do so.

Bear in mind that the wide-angle camera comes with a fisheye effect, which distorts objects and people at the edge of shots. So if you want to avoid this, use the lens for scenes with main subjects packed in the middle, like a group of people or a sweeping landscape.

Galaxy S10 Plus makes taking portrait shots a lot more fun as Samsung has given users a few extra options to choose from.

The well-loved background blur effect is still there, with adjustable intensity toggled with an on-screen slider. With it come three other options, which are Zoom, Spin, and Color Point.

The former two add a little more fun, and arty effects to your photos while the latter turn the background black and white all while keeping the subjects in colors.

These modes work well and result in stunning shots. You can use them with the selfie camera too to highlight yourself at the center of the picture and your surrounding turned black and white.

The dual front-facing cameras comprise a 10MP and an 8MP which is for enhancing depth. This combination results in the best Live Focus shots you can get with any smartphones in the S lineup.

The selfie cameras produce good-looking shots in almost any situation, except for when there isn’t enough light.

In low-light, subjects appear soft-looking as the phone tries too hard to smooth out noises. However, the poor night performance issue isn’t limited to Samsung handsets so it’s not something you can complain about.

The question here is whether users really need another camera on the front. The answer is, unfortunately, no. The differences between selfie photos taken by the S10 Plus and those of S10 are mild.


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Samsung Galaxy S10+ Full Specifications

  • Technology GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE
  • 2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only)
  • 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 38, 39, 40, 41, 46, 66, 71 - USA
  • 3G bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100 - Global, USA
  • 4G bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 32, 38, 39, 40, 41, 66 - Global
  • Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (7CA) Cat20 2000/150 Mbps
  • Announced 2019, February 20
  • Status Available. Released 2019, March 08
  • Dimensions 157.6 x 74.1 x 7.8 mm (6.20 x 2.92 x 0.31 in)
  • Weight 175 g / 198 g (ceramic) (6.17 oz)
  • Build Glass front (Gorilla Glass 6), glass back (Gorilla Glass 5), aluminum frame Glass front (Gorilla Glass 6), ceramic back, ceramic frame
  • SIM Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  • Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified) IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)
  • Type Dynamic AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • Size 6.4 inches, 103.8 cm2 (~88.9% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Resolution 1440 x 3040 pixels, 19:9 ratio (~522 ppi density)
  • Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 6
  • HDR10+ Always-on display
  • OS Android 9.0 (Pie), upgradable to Android 10.0; One UI 2
  • Chipset Exynos 9820 (8 nm) - EMEA/LATAM Qualcomm SM8150 Snapdragon 855 (7 nm) - USA/China
  • CPU Octa-core (2x2.73 GHz Mongoose M4 & 2x2.31 GHz Cortex-A75 & 4x1.95 GHz Cortex-A55) - EMEA/LATAM Octa-core (1x2.84 GHz Kryo 485 & 3x2.42 GHz Kryo 485 & 4x1.78 GHz Kryo 485) - USA/China
  • GPU Mali-G76 MP12 - EMEA/LATAM Adreno 640 - USA/China
  • Card slot microSDXC (uses shared SIM slot) - dual SIM model only
  • Internal 128GB 8GB RAM, 512GB 8GB RAM, 1TB 12GB RAM
  • UFS 2.1
main camera
  • Modules 12 MP, f/1.5-2.4, 26mm (wide), 1/2.55", 1.4µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS 12 MP, f/2.4, 52mm (telephoto), 1/3.6", 1.0µm, AF, OIS, 2x optical zoom 16 MP, f/2.2, 12mm (ultrawide), 1/3.1", 1.0µm, Super Steady video
  • Features LED flash, auto-HDR, panorama
  • Video 2160p@60fps (no EIS), 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/60/240fps, 720p@960fps, HDR10+, dual-video rec., stereo sound rec., gyro-EIS & OIS
selfie camera
  • Modules 10 MP, f/1.9, 26mm (wide), 1/3", 1.22µm, Dual Pixel PDAF 8 MP, f/2.2, 22mm (wide), 1/4", 1.12µm, depth sensor
  • Features Dual video call, Auto-HDR
  • Video 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps
  • Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers
  • 3.5mm jack Yes
  • 32-bit/384kHz audio Tuned by AKG
  • WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
  • Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX
  • NFC Yes
  • Radio FM radio (USA & Canada only)
  • USB 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
  • Sensors Fingerprint (under display, ultrasonic), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2
  • ANT+ Bixby natural language commands and dictation Samsung DeX (desktop experience support)
  • Non-removable Li-Ion 4100 mAh battery
  • Charging Fast charging 15W USB Power Delivery 2.0 Fast Qi/PMA wireless charging 15W Power bank/Reverse wireless charging 9W
  • Colors Prism White, Prism Black, Prism Green, Prism Blue, Canary Yellow, Flamingo Pink, Ceramic Black, Ceramic White, Cardinal Red, Smoke Blue
  • Models SM-G975F, SM-G975U, SM-G975W, SM-G975U1, SM-G9750, SM-G975N, SM-G975X
  • SAR 1.06 W/kg (head)     1.03 W/kg (body)    
  • SAR EU 0.52 W/kg (head)     1.58 W/kg (body)    
  • Performance AnTuTu: 333736 (v7), 399901 (v8) GeekBench: 10387 (v4.4), 2190 (v5.1) GFXBench: 23fps (ES 3.1 onscreen)
  • Display Contrast ratio: Infinite (nominal), 4.514 (sunlight)
  • Camera Photo
  • Loudspeaker -24.7 LUFS (Very good)
  • Audio quality Noise -93.0dB / Crosstalk -94.3dB
  • Battery life Endurance rating 91h