New Samsung Galaxy S10 review and features

The all new Samsung Galaxy S10 family has been released by Samsung on 8th March, 2019 and despite the high price & a lazy start, the Galaxy S10 has made a record in pre-orders for Samsung in the US. When the pre-orders for Samsung Galaxy S10 family began, there were rumors and conflicting reports about its performance.

Some publications claimed that the series has failed in its Hometown South Korea while some said that the line up is going well in the markets of China. However, Samsung has announced that the Galaxy S10 broke all the previous records of Galaxy series pre-sale orders in the US and the UK which are two of Samsung’s key markets.

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According to Samsung, during the pre-order period, the Galaxy S10 family is selling better than any of the previous Galaxy Flagships. Samsung Galaxy S10+ has received 57% of the total pre-orders in the UK market and 47% of them were the Prism Black variant of the Samsung Galaxy S10.

What’s in?

The all new Samsung Galaxy S10 family comes with a support of GSM/CDMA/HSPA/EVDO/LTE like all other phones. The dimensions of the phone is 149.9 x 70.4 x 7.8 mm or 5.90 x 2.77 x 0.31 inches. This brilliant Samsung Galaxy family phone weighs about 157 grams (5.5 oz) and has both single sim and dual sim variants.

It has a 6.1 inches Dynamic AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display with 16M colors, 1440 x 3040 pixels resolution and aspect ratio of 19:9 (~550 ppi density) and is IP68 water and dust proof (for up to 1.5 minutes to 30 minutes).

Rich with colors

The Galaxy S10 touchscreen is Corning Gorilla Glass 6 with Always on Display option and has HDR10+ capable screen. The impressive Samsung Galaxy S10 family is now available in Prism Black, Prism White, Prism Blue, Prism Green, Flamingo Pink, and Canary Yellow colors.

Technical details

Samsung Galaxy S10 family comes with Android 9 (Pie); One UI and so the Galaxy S10 family OS is Android 9 (Pie) with Exynos 9820 Octa (8mm) – EMEA, QUALCOMM SDM855 Snapdragon 855 (7nm) chipset and has Octa-core (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 485 & 3×2.41 GHz Kryo 485 & 4×1.78 GHz Kryo 485) for LATAM, USA and China whereas OCTA-core (2×2.73 GHz Mongoose M4 & 2×2.31 GHz Cortex-A75 & 4×1.95 GHz Cortex-A55) in the EMEA region. The GPU included in this Galaxy family for EMEA is Mali-G76 MP12 and Adreno 640 for the US/LATAM & China.

Storage and Camera

Samsung Galaxy S10 family has 8 GB Ram and the builtin storage in Samsung Galaxy S10 family is 128/512 GB internal memory. It also has a card slot & supports up to 512 GB microSD card.

The phone basically has 4 cameras out of which it has a triple camera setup which is the main camera (Rear Camera):

1: First Camera: 12 Mega Pixels, f/1.5-2.4, 26mm (wide), 1/2.55″, 1.4µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, and OIS.

2: Second Camera: 12 Mega Pixels, f/2.4, 52mm (telephoto), 1/3.6″, 1.0µm, AF, OIS, 2x optical zoom

3: Third Camera: 16 Mega Pixels, f/2.2, 12mm (ultrawide), 1.0µm with an LED flash, panorama and auto-HDR along with 2160p@60fps, 1080p@240fps, and 720p@960fps with HDR, Dual Video recording feature.

4: The fourth camera is a selfie camera (Front Camera) which is 10 MP, f/1.9, 26mm (wide), 1.22µm, Dual Pixel PDAF with Auto-HDR and supports dual video call with 2160p@30fps and 1080p@30fps.

The audio system of this phone is powered with stereo speakers with loudspeaker support and 3.5mm standard jack with Active Noise Cancellation with dedicated mic, Dolby Atmos/AKG Sound and 32-bit/384kHz audio frequency.

Other Features

The other common features of Samsung Galaxy S10 family include an 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, dual-band Wi-Fi with Wi-Fi Direct & hotspot option. The Bluetooth module is 5.0 A2DP, LE, aptX. It also has an A-GPS, GALILEO, BDS, GLONASS NFC, Radio which is supported for USA and Canada only and a 3.1, Type C 1.0 reversible USB connector.

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The fingerprint sensor in Galaxy S10 is under the display and has all other sensors like accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, ANT, barometer, heart rate, SpO2, Bixby natural language commands and dictation & Samsung Dex (Desktop Experience Support). The phone supports 15W Fast battery charging as well as 15W fast wireless charging, 9W reversible wireless charging and Power Bank.

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