Samsung Galaxy S10 5G review: Features | Specifications | Pricing

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Samsung's Galaxy S10 5G is a beautiful and fast phone, but you shouldn't rush to it just for 5G.

6.7 inches

Display size

1440 x 3040px

256GB

Internal storage

12MP + 12MP + 16MP

Rear camera

4,500 mAh

Battery size

Finder rated as Excellent vs similar phones

Details

Display

Camera

Physical dimensions

Connectivity

Power, storage and battery

Device features

Display size 6.7 inches
Resolution 1440 x 3040
Pixels per inch (PPI) 505
Rear camera megapixels 12MP + 12MP + 16MP
Rear camera aperture size f/2.4 + f/1.5-f/2.4 + f/2.2
Video recording 4K
Front camera megapixels 10MP
Front camera aperture size f/1.9
Dimensions 162.6mm x 77.1mm x 7.94mm
Weight 198g
NFC Yes
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Network category speed Category 20
Processor Exynos 9820
RAM 8GB
Operating system Android 9
Internal storage

256GB

External storage support Up to N/A
Battery capacity 4,500mAh
Headphone jack No
Fingerprint sensor Yes
Water resistance IP68
Wireless charging Qi
PMA
Launch price (RRP)$0
Launch date2019-05
Samsung Galaxy S10 5G


When Samsung announced the Samsung Galaxy S10 series, much of the future-looking focus was around the Samsung Galaxy Fold. That left the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G, itself a future-looking handset, somewhat in the background because Samsung pretty clearly intended for the Fold to go on sale first.

That's not what's happened, with the Galaxy Fold delayed due to construction issues, and the Galaxy S10 5G is now available on contract terms with Telstra. So should you dive into Samsung's largest phone?

Design

  • Brilliant Dynamic AMOLED display.
  • Mirror finish picks up smudges easily.
  • Bixby button still feels useless.
  • Headphone jack still present.
Galaxy S10 5G

Camera

  • Quad lens provides lots of camera flexibility.
  • Great video quality with live focus options.
  • Easy to use camera app.
Samsung Galaxy S10 5G

Performance

  • Exynos 9820 isn't quite the Snapdragon 855, but it's fast enough.
  • OneUI is a great Android launcher.
  • 5G isn't fast... yet.
  • Fixed storage on a Galaxy phone feels like a throwback.
Galaxy S10 5G

Battery

  • 4,500mAh battery provides best battery life of any of this year's Galaxy phones.
  • But it still lags behind last year's models.
  • Fast wired or wireless charging.
Galaxy S10 5G

Verdict

  • Great performance and battery life.
  • Design robs it of some premium features.
  • The most affordable 5G phone, for now.
Samsung Galaxy S10 5G

Pricing and availability

The Samsung Galaxy S10 5G is currently only available on contract terms with Telstra over 24 months. Samsung Australia representatives have told Finder that they're evaluating when or if the Galaxy S10 5G will be sold on an outright basis.

Samsung Galaxy S10 5G specs

Display

Camera

Physical dimensions

Connectivity

Power, storage and battery

Device features

Display size 6.7 inches
Resolution 1440 x 3040
Pixels per inch (PPI) 505
Rear camera megapixels 12MP + 12MP + 16MP
Rear camera aperture size f/2.4 + f/1.5-f/2.4 + f/2.2
Video recording 4K
Front camera megapixels 10MP
Front camera aperture size f/1.9
Dimensions 162.6mm x 77.1mm x 7.94mm
Weight 198g
NFC Yes
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Network category speed Category 20
Processor Exynos 9820
RAM 8GB
Operating system Android 9
Internal storage

256GB

External storage support Up to N/A
Battery capacity 4,500mAh
Headphone jack No
Fingerprint sensor Yes
Water resistance IP68
Wireless charging Qi
PMA

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