Samsung Galaxy S10 Review: Features | Specifications | Pricing

Samsung Galaxy S10

Samsung Galaxy S10
  • Display

    6.1 inches

    3040 x 1440


  • Storage

    128GB, 512GB

  • Battery size

    3,400 mAh

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The Galaxy S10 has a great camera and good application performance, but its overall battery life has dipped since the previous Galaxy S generation.


The good

  • Easy to hold
  • Camera is great
  • Headphone jack
  • One UI customises Android well
  • Exynos 9820 is powerful
  • Supports expandable storage.

The bad

  • Battery life is somehow worse than the last generation
  • Slippery glass back
  • Who really wants the Bixby button?


The Samsung Galaxy S10 hits almost every sweet spot for a flagship phone – except for battery life.

Australians love Samsung's flagship phones with a fervour that we only really see for one other brand – and rather obviously, that's not a maker of Android handsets. The Galaxy S10 is the South Korean manufacturer's latest handset, and while it's the slightly smaller, slightly lower cost counterpart to the Galaxy S10+, it shares much the same design and feature ideas, as well as many of the same drawbacks.

The end result is still a very good handset, and one that's an easy recommendation if you're a fan of Samsung's phones, but it's not hard to see this, like the Galaxy S10+, as a case of Samsung mostly resting on what it knows how to do, rather than pushing the boundaries of what a flagship phone could do.

Design

  • Range of colour choices
  • "Infinity O" punch hole camera
  • Dynamic AMOLED display
  • In-glass fingerprint sensor
  • Still has a headphone jack
  • Bixby button stands out, but not in a good way

Camera

  • Triple-array 16MP/12MP/12MP camera
  • Good overall performance
  • AR emoji are still a silly inclusion

Performance

  • Exynos 9820 in the Australian S10 is powerful
  • One UI is way less annoying than TouchWiz was
  • Fingerprint sensor works, but it's not fast
  • Expandable storage gives it a premium edge

Battery life

  • 3,400mah battery gives disappointing performance
  • Wireless charging and fast charging supported
  • Powershare reverse charging is too slow

Verdict

  • A nicely built phone, but Samsung needs to put more work into a "premium" phone

Pricing and availability

Samsung Galaxy S10


Samsung's Galaxy S10 features an in-screen ultrasonic fingerprint sensor and a pin-hole selfie camera, providing more room for its 6.1-inch screen to shine. Get yours now from Amazon Australia.

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Samsung Galaxy S10 specifications

OS Android 9
Display size (inches) 6.1
Display resolution (pixels) 3040 x 1440
Pixels per inch (PPI) 550
Processor Exynos 9820
Height (mm) 149.9
Width (mm) 70.4
Depth (mm) 7.8
Weight (g) 157
Battery size (mAh) 3,400
Wireless charging Qi
PMA
Internal storage 128GB
512GB
MicroSD expansion 512GB
Fingerprint scanner Yes
RAM 8GB
Water resistance IP68
Rear camera (1) resolution 12
Rear camera (1) aperture f/1.5-2.4
Rear camera (2) resolution 12
Rear camera (2) aperture f/2.4
Rear camera (3) resolution 16
Rear camera (3) aperture f/2.2
Front camera (1) resolution 10
Front camera (1) aperture f/1.9
Front camera (2) resolution
Front camera (2) aperture
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Network category speed Category 20
NFC support Yes
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