We’re half way through 2019 and there have been a lot of great Android smartphone releases. One of those is the Samsung Galaxy S10+. Released near the start of the year, the flagship is still one of the best options for those looking to upgrade.
Here, we list our top 5 reasons why you should consider getting the Samsung Galaxy S10+:
1. The Internals
In the Philippines, the Samsung Galaxy S10+ comes with an 8nm octa-core Exynos 9820 chipset with 8GB RAM and 128GB of storage. The processor is fast, zippy, and efficient. It’s powerful enough to handle most everything you throw at it. There’s enough RAM to ensure problem-free multitasking, and I don’t know how 128GB of storage won’t be enough for most people.
2. The Display
Samsung makes great AMOLED displays. And the one on the Galaxy S10+ is among the best. The phone’s quad HD+ 6.4-inch Dynamic AMOLED screen is sharp, has bright saturated colors, and deep blacks. It is also HDR10+ certified and offers cinema-grade visuals for different viewing scenarios.
3. The Cameras
The phone features a triple rear camera setup of 12MP main, 12MP telephoto, and 16MP ultra-wide. The main camera has a variable aperture lens (f/1.5 – f/2.4). It’s plenty sharp with good colors, accurate white balance, and good dynamic range.
The front camera uses a dual 10MP sensor, and is lauded for creating pleasant skin tones, exposure, and white balance. The punch hole camera, however, is another story (one that we will not tackle here).
On DxOMark, the Galaxy S10+ got an average score of 109 points for the rear cameras (at the time of writing its seventh on their list), and a score of 96 points for selfies (third on the list).
4. The UI
There was a time when Samsung devices have one of the worst looking UI’s (I’m looking at you, TouchWiz). Fast forward to now, I dare say that they have one of the best (if not the best) looking skins among Android devices.
Samsung ‘s new One UI just looks better. It’s easier to use and feature rich, too. The design, colors, and icons all look clean and modern. And the features? There are a handful that should be mentioned — system-wide dark mode, gesture navigations, Samsung Dex, the settings layout, and the updated notification shade.
5. No Compromises
One thing I can say about Samsung at the moment is that they release smartphones without compromises. They don’t skimp on the features or essentials. The Galaxy S10+ has a 3.5mm headphone jack, stereo speakers, IP68 rating, a quad HD+ display, an in-display fingerprint scanner, face recognition, wireless charging, wireless PowerShare, a heart rate sensor, Dolby Atmos support, Dex, and Bixby (just kidding).
The Samsung Galaxy S10+ is not perfect (although some would argue that it comes close). But it does give you enough to warrant a second look. Despite its flaws, it’s still one of the best options out there for those looking for a great Android experience. It has most of the things you would need and more.
The Samsung Galaxy S10+ 128GB is priced at PHP 55,990 in the Philippines. It is available in all authorized Samsung stores nationwide.
Samsung Galaxy S10+ specs:
- Display: 6.4-inch Quad HD+ Dynamic AMOLED Display (3040 x 1440, 522ppi), 19:9 Aspect Ratio, Gorilla Glass 6, HDR10+ Certification, 93.1% Screen-to-Body Ratio
- Processor: 2.7GHz Octa-Core Exynos 9820, 8nm
- GPU: Mali-G76 MP12
- RAM: 8GB RAM
- Storage: 128GB, microSD up to 512GB
- Rear Cameras: 12MP f/1.5 – f/2.4 (Wide) + 12MP f/2.4 (Telephoto) + 16MP f/2.2 (Ultra Wide) Triple Cameras, OIS, Dual Pixel OIS
- Front Cameras: Dual 10MP f/1.9 + 8MP f/2.2, Dual Pixel AF, 4K Video
- Wi-Fi: Wi-Fi 80211ac/ax, Dual Band, VHT80 MU-MIMO
- Bluetooth: Bluetooth 5.0
- GPS: GPS, Galileo, Glonass, BeiDou
- Others: In-Display 3D Ultrasonic Fingerprint Scanner, Face Recognition, USB Type-C, Stereo Speakers Tuned by AKG, Dolby Atmos Support, 3.5mm Headphone Jack, Heart Rate Sensor, NFC
- OS: Android 9.0 Pie, One UI
- Dimensions: 74.1 x 157.6 x 7.8mm, 175g (Ceramic: 198g)
- Colors: Prism White, Prism Green, Prism Black
- Battery: 4,100mAh Battery, Fast Charging, Fast Wireless Charging 2.0, Wireless PowerShare