Samsung Galaxy S10+ Review: Features | Specifications | Pricing

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

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

Camera

Physical dimensions

Connectivity

Power, storage and battery

Device features

Display size 6.4 inches
Pixels per inch (PPI) 438
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
Dimensions 157.6mm x 74.1mm x 7.8mm
Weight 175g
NFC Yes
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Network category speed Category 20
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
Headphone jack No
Fingerprint sensor Yes
Water resistance IP68
Wireless charging Qi
PMA
Launch price (RRP)$0
Launch date2019-03-08
Samsung Galaxy S10+

The good

  • Slim design.
  • Great camera.
  • Still has a headphone jack.
  • One UI is very slick.
  • Exynos 9820 provides plenty of power.
  • Supports expandable storage.

The bad

  • 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.


The Samsung Galaxy S10+ has a great camera and powerful processor, but battery life should be better.

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

Buy the Samsung Galaxy S10+ 128GB

Buy the Samsung Galaxy S10+ 128GB from Amazon AU

The Samsung Galaxy S10+ packs a massive 6.4-inch screen with support for HDR10+ and an ultrasonic fingerprint sensor concealed beneath the display. Grab yours now from Amazon Australia.

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  • The Samsung Galaxy S10+ went on pre-sale on 21 February 2019, with availability from 8 March 2019.
  • Pricing at $1,499/$1,849/$2,399

With the Samsung Galaxy Note9, Samsung redefined the ceiling for smartphone prices in Australia, although it was rather quickly eclipsed by the hyper-expensive Apple iPhone XS Max in that regard.

Samsung has slightly dialled down those ambitions for the Galaxy S10+, although this is still very much a premium priced phone. The entry level 128GB model costs $1,499, the 512GB version is $1,849 and the flagship 1TB model will sting you to the tune of $2,399.

It's also available on contract terms through Telstra, Optus, Vodafone and Woolworths Mobile. Back to top

Samsung Galaxy S10+ specifications

Display

Camera

Physical dimensions

Connectivity

Power, storage and battery

Device features

Display size 6.4 inches
Pixels per inch (PPI) 438
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
Dimensions 157.6mm x 74.1mm x 7.8mm
Weight 175g
NFC Yes
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Network category speed Category 20
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
Headphone jack No
Fingerprint sensor Yes
Water resistance IP68
Wireless charging Qi
PMA
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