Samsung Galaxy S10

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Samsung Galaxy S10e/S10/S10+/S10 5G
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Samsung Galaxy S10+
Samsung Galaxy S10+
CodenameBeyond0 (S10e)
Beyond1 (S10)
Beyond2 (S10+)
BeyondX (S10 5G)
BrandSamsung Galaxy
ManufacturerSamsung Electronics
SeriesGalaxy S
ModelInternational models:
SM-G970x (S10e)
SM-G973x (S10)
SM-G975x (S10+)
SM-G977x (S10 5G)
(Last letter varies by carrier and international models)
Japanese models:
SCV41 (au, S10)
SC-03L (NTT Docomo, S10)
SCV42 (au, S10+)
SC-04L (NTT Docomo, S10+)
SC-05L (NTT Docomo, S10+ Olympic Games Edition)
First released8 March 2019; 9 months ago (2019-03-08)
Availability by region8 March 2019
PredecessorSamsung Galaxy S9/S9+
RelatedSamsung Galaxy Fold
Samsung Galaxy Note 10
TypePhablet
Form factorSlate
DimensionsS10e:
142.2 mm × 69.9 mm × 7.9 mm (5.60 in × 2.75 in × 0.31 in)
S10:
149.9 mm × 70.4 mm × 7.8 mm (5.90 in × 2.77 in × 0.31 in)
S10+:
157.6 mm × 74.1 mm × 7.8 mm (6.20 in × 2.92 in × 0.31 in)
S10 5G:
162.6 mm × 77.1 mm × 7.9 mm (6.40 in × 3.04 in × 0.31 in)
Mass
  • S10e: 150 g (5.3 oz)
  • S10: 157 g (5.5 oz)
  • S10+: 175 g (6.2 oz)/198 g (7.0 oz)
  • S10 5G: 198 g (7.0 oz)
Operating systemOriginal: Android 9.0 "Pie"
System on chipWorldwide: Samsung Exynos 9 Series 9820
USA, Canada, China, Japan and Latin America: Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
CPUExynos: Octa-core (2x2.73 GHz Mongoose-M4, 2x2.31 GHz Cortex-A75 and 4x1.95 GHz Cortex-A55)
Snapdragon: Octa-core (1x2.84 GHz, 3x2.42 GHz and 4x1.8 GHz) Kryo 485
GPUExynos: Mali-G76 MP12
Snapdragon: Adreno 640
MemoryS10e: 6/GB RAM
S10 & S10 5G: 8 GB RAM
S10+: 8/12 GB RAM
StorageS10e: UFS 128/256 GB
S10: UFS 128/512 GB
S10+: UFS 128/512/1024 GB
S10 5G: UFS 256/512 GB
Removable storageS10e, S10 and S10+: microSD card support up to 512 GB
S10 5G: non-expandable
Battery
  • S10e: 3100 mAh
  • S10: 3400 mAh
  • S10+: 4100 mAh
  • S10 5G: 4500 mAh
Data inputsSensors:

Other:

  • Physical sound volume keys
  • Bixby key
  • USB C
  • 3.5mm Headphone jack
Display
  • 3040×1440 (2280×1080 for S10e) 1440p Dynamic AMOLED capacitive touchscreen Gorilla Glass 6 (Gorilla Glass 5 for S10e) HDR10+ Infinity-O display
  • S10e: 5.8 in (146.1 mm), (438 ppi)
  • S10: 6.1 in (155.1 mm), (550 ppi)
  • S10+: 6.4 in (163.5 mm), (522 ppi)
  • S10 5G: 6.7 in (169.2 mm), (505 ppi)
External displayAlways On
Rear cameraS10e: 12MP Wide-angle Camera OIS + 16MP Ultra Wide Camera

S10 & S10+: 12MP Telephoto Camera OIS + 12MP Wide-angle Camera OIS + 16MP Ultra Wide Camera

S10 5G: 12MP Telephoto Camera OIS+ 12MP Wide-angle Camera OIS+ 16MP Ultra Wide Camera + 3D Depth Camera
Front cameraS10e & S10: 10MP Front Camera

S10+: 10MP Front + 8MP Depth Camera

S10 5G: 10MP Front + 3D Depth Camera
SoundDolby Atmos stereo speakers tuned by AKG
ConnectivityBluetooth 5.0

Wi-Fi b/g/n/ac/ax

3G/LTE (5G on S10 5G model)
SARS10e: Head/Body = 0.58/1.58[1]
S10: Head/Body = 0.48/1.59[2]
S10+: Head/Body = 0.52/1.58[3]
Hearing aid compatibilityM3/T3
WebsiteSamsung Galaxy S10e, S10 & S10+
References[4]

Samsung Galaxy S10 is a line of Android-based smartphones manufactured, released and marketed by Samsung Electronics. The Galaxy S10 series is a celebratory series of the 10th anniversary of the Samsung Galaxy S flagship line, its top line of phones next to the Note models. Unveiled during the "Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2019" press event held on 20 February 2019, the devices started shipping in certain regions such as Australia and the United States on 6 March 2019, then worldwide on 8 March 2019.[5] It is the tenth generation of Samsung's Galaxy S series of smartphones.

As has been done since the Galaxy S6, Samsung unveiled flagship Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10+ models, differentiated primarily by screen size and an additional front-facing camera on the S10+. In addition, Samsung also unveiled a smaller model known as the Galaxy S10e, as well as a larger, 5G-compatible version, the Galaxy S10 5G.

The Galaxy S10e, S10 and S10+ launch prices started at $749, $899 and $999,[6] while the S10 5G's launch price is $1299.[7]

Specifications[edit]

Hardware[edit]

The S10 line comprises four models with various hardware specifications; the main S10 and S10+ respectively feature 6.1 and 6.4-inch 1440p "Dynamic AMOLED" displays with HDR10+ support and "dynamic tone mapping" technology.[8] The displays have curved sides that slope over the horizontal edges of the device. Unlike previous Samsung phones, their front-facing cameras occupy a rounded cut-out near the top-right of the display, and both models utilize an ultrasonic in-screen fingerprint reader.[5] While providing better performance over the optical in-screen fingerprint readers introduced by other recent phones, they are not compatible with all screen protectors (due to this, the S10 and S10+ are both supplied with a pre-installed plastic screen protector).[5][9]

International models of the S10 utilize the Exynos 9820 system-on-chip, while the U.S., South American and Chinese models utilize the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855.[10][11] The two devices are sold with 128 or 512 GB of internal storage along with 8GB of RAM, with the S10+ also being sold in a 1-terabyte model with 12GB of RAM. They respectively contain 3400 with the standard S10 and 4100 mAh batteries for the S10+ model, supporting Qi inductive charging, and the ability to charge other Qi-compatible devices from their own battery power.[5][12]

The S10 features a multi-lens rear-facing camera setup; it retains the dual-aperture 12-megapixel and 12-megapixel telephoto lenses of the Galaxy S9+, but now uses a camera module introduced on the Note 9 and also adds a 16-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens. The front-facing camera on the S10+ is accompanied by a second RGB depth sensor, which Samsung states helps improve the quality of photo effects and augmented reality image filters. Both sets of cameras support 4K video recording and HDR10+. The camera software includes a new "Shot Suggestion" feature to assist users, "Artistic Live Filters", as well as the ability to post directly to Instagram posts and stories.[13][14][15][16]

Alongside the main S10 and S10+, Samsung also unveiled two additional models. The S10e is a downsized version of the S10, featuring a smaller, flat 5.8-inch 1080p display with no curved edges. Its fingerprint reader is contained within the power button on the right side rather than in-display, and it excludes the 12-megapixel telephoto camera of the S10 (but still includes the dual-aperture 12-megapixel and 16-megapixel ultra-wide-angle sensors).[17] There is also a larger, phablet-sized premium model known as the S10 5G: it features support for 5G wireless networks, a 6.7-inch display, 256 or 512 GB of non-expandable storage, additional 3D time-of-flight cameras on both the front and rear, and a 4,500 mAh battery. This model was temporarily exclusive to Verizon Wireless on launch in 2019 before expanding to other carriers in the weeks after launch.[16][18]

Software[edit]

A heavily customized S10+ with a Sony PlayStation 4 Slim

The S10 range ships with Android 9.0 "Pie". They are the first Samsung smartphones to ship with a major revamp of Samsung's Android user experience known as One UI.[19] A main design element of One UI is intentional repositioning of key user interface elements in stock apps to improve usability on large screens. Many apps include large headers that push the beginning of content towards the center of the display, while navigation controls and other prompts are often displayed near the bottom of the display instead.[20][21]

Known issues[edit]

The fingerprint scanner had a security flaw that allowed anyone to unlock the phone (also affects the Note10).[22] Samsung rolled out a patch to fix this problem on Wednesday, October 23.[23]

Reception[edit]

Dan Seifert from The Verge gave the S10 a score of 8.5/10, praising its excellent display, performance, battery life, versatile camera system and headphone jack inclusion. However, he noted that the new in-screen fingerprint scanner was slower and more finicky and camera performance was not as good as the Pixel 3's in low light.[24]

Andrei Frumusanu from AnandTech reported that the Exynos 9820 performed significantly better than last year's Exynos 9810, although he also stated that the Exynos 9820 still couldn't keep up with the Snapdragon 855. He has not tested the power efficiency of the Exynos 9820 yet.[25]

Marques Brownlee praised the S10's One UI for improving one-handed usability. He labelled the S10+ as one of the few $1000 smartphones that are worth their price tag.[26]

Jeffrey Van Camp from Wired rated the S10 9/10 for its all-screen design, fun features, ultrasonic fingerprint sensor, wireless charging with power sharing and headphone jack inclusion. His complaints were that the camera, while fantastic, still couldn't rival the Pixel 3's night shots, it could be difficult to find what the user wanted in the settings menus, wireless power sharing was slow and the edges needed palm rejection.[27]

The S10+ received an overall score of 109 from DxOMark; it had a photo score of 114, a video score of 97, and a selfie score of 96.[28] The S10 5G received an overall score of 112 (tying it as the site's top ranked phone at the time along with the P30 Pro) with a photo score of 117, a video score of 100, and a selfie score of 97.[29]

Sales of the S10 have exceeded that of the preceding S9, with the S10+ being the most popular model followed by the regular S10 and then the S10e.[30]

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Samsung Galaxy S10 SAR information". Samsung.
  3. ^ "Samsung Galaxy S10+ SAR information". Samsung.
  4. ^ "Specifications – Samsung Galaxy S10e, S10 & S10+ — The Official Samsung Galaxy Site". Samsung. Samsung.
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  14. ^ Byford, Sam (21 February 2019). "The Galaxy S10 camera doesn't look like a big step forward". The Verge. Retrieved 21 February 2019.
  15. ^ Hoyle, Andrew. "A closeup look at the Galaxy S10 Plus' five cameras". CNET. Retrieved 21 February 2019.
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  17. ^ Bohn, Dieter (20 February 2019). "The Samsung Galaxy S10E is small without skimping too much". The Verge. Retrieved 20 February 2019.
  18. ^ Welch, Chris (20 February 2019). "Samsung announces the Galaxy S10 5G". The Verge. Retrieved 20 February 2019.
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  22. ^ Samsung: Anyone's thumbprint can unlock Galaxy S10 phone
  23. ^ Samsung develops a fix for the Galaxy S10 and Note 10 fingerprint flaw
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  29. ^ Cardinal, David (16 April 2019). "Samsung Galaxy S10 5G camera review". DxOMark. Retrieved 16 April 2019.
  30. ^ Meek, Andy (2 July 2019). "Samsung's Galaxy S10 smartphones are already selling better than the Galaxy S9". BGR.

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