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Samsung Galaxy S10+ review

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The Samsung Galaxy S10+ has a great camera and good performance, but its battery stamina is a notable weak point.

  • Slim design.
  • Great camera.
  • Still has a headphone jack.
  • One UI is very slick.
  • Exynos 9820 provides plenty of power.
  • Supports expandable storage.
  • Battery life doesn't compare well to other flagships.
  • Slippery in the hand and pocket.
  • 1TB version is very expensive.
  • Bixby button is still a nuisance.

6.4 inches

Display size

128GB, 512GB, 1TB

Internal storage

12MP + 12MP + 16MP

Rear camera

4,100 mAh

Battery size

Finder rated as Excellent vs similar phones

Details

Display

Display Size
6.4 inches
Pixels per inch (PPI)
438 ppi

Camera

Rear camera megapixels
12MP + 12MP + 16MP
Rear camera aperture size
f/2.4 + f/1.5 + f/2.2
Video recording
4K
Front camera megapixels
10MP + 8MP
Front camera aperture size
f/1.9 + f/2.2

Physical Dimensions

Dimensions
157.6mm x 74.1mm x 7.8mm
Weight
175g

Connectivity

NFC
Yes
Wi-Fi
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Network category speed
Category 20

Power, storage and battery

Processor
Exynos 9820
RAM
8GB/12GB
Operating system
Android 9
Internal storage
128GB, 512GB, 1TB
External storage support
Up to 512GB
Battery capacity
4,100mAh

Device features

Headphone jack
No
Fingerprint sensor
Yes
Water resistance rating
IP68
Wireless charging
Qi
PMA
Launch price (RRP)$0
Launch date2019-03-08

Samsung Galaxy S10+

Samsung is pretty easily the most popular Android brand in the flagship space in Australia, and the anticipation around its annual Galaxy S series updates is at a fever pitch right now. Samsung of course hypes up its new flagships – it has phones to sell – and for the most part, the Samsung Galaxy S10+ delivers the kinds of premium features that you'd want out of a flagship phone.

However, Samsung is somewhat playing it safe rather than really pushing the envelope with the Galaxy S10+. It's a great phone, but it's one that's not quite as much at the forefront as some competitor devices, especially when it comes to overall battery endurance.


Design

  • Range of colour choices.
  • "Infinity O" punch hole camera.
  • Dynamic AMOLED display.
  • In-glass fingerprint sensor.
  • Still has a headphone jack.
Samsung Galaxy S10+ handset Image: Alex Kidman/Finder

Camera

  • Triple lenses give you plenty of photographic choice.
  • Good low light performance.
  • Animoji remain a silly gimmick.
Samsung Galaxy S10+ Image: Alex Kidman/Finder

Performance

  • Exynos 9820 gives you plenty of power.
  • One UI provides a smooth overlay.
  • Gets warm under heavy workloads.
  • Fingerprint sensor works, but it's not fast.
Samsung Galaxy S10+ handset Image: Alex Kidman/Finder

Battery life

  • 4,100mAh battery doesn't last as long as expected.
  • Fast wired or wireless charging.
  • Wireless power share.
Samsung Galaxy S10+ Image: Alex Kidman/Finder

Verdict

  • A good update to the Galaxy S line.
  • Battery life should be better.
  • Feels like Samsung is playing it safe this year.
Samsung Galaxy S10+ Image: Alex Kidman/Finder

Pricing and availability

  • Price: RRP $1,499 (128GB)/$1,849 (512GB)/$2,399 (1TB)
  • Where to buy: The Good Guys | Samsung | eBay

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Specifications

Display

Display Size
6.4 inches
Pixels per inch (PPI)
438 ppi

Camera

Rear camera megapixels
12MP + 12MP + 16MP
Rear camera aperture size
f/2.4 + f/1.5 + f/2.2
Video recording
4K
Front camera megapixels
10MP + 8MP
Front camera aperture size
f/1.9 + f/2.2

Physical Dimensions

Dimensions
157.6mm x 74.1mm x 7.8mm
Weight
175g

Connectivity

NFC
Yes
Wi-Fi
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Network category speed
Category 20

Power, storage and battery

Processor
Exynos 9820
RAM
8GB/12GB
Operating system
Android 9
Internal storage
128GB, 512GB, 1TB
External storage support
Up to 512GB
Battery capacity
4,100mAh

Device features

Headphone jack
No
Fingerprint sensor
Yes
Water resistance rating
IP68
Wireless charging
Qi
PMA

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