Samsung Galaxy S10+ Review

by birtanpublished on April 2, 2021

This is Lisa from mobile tech review and finally the Samsung Galaxy S 10 plus as you know just like apple with the iPhone they're doing three units this time around the s10 the s10 plus and then the s10 II which is the affordable model which is sort of like the iPhone 10 R they go from expensive to really expensive so I mean I'll just complain again because I think the fact that we're hitting a thousand dollar starting prices for flagship phones is a little crazy because I do a lot of laptop reviews as you know and a lot of people say they can't afford a thousand-dollar laptop let alone a thousand dollar phone

Be that as it may Samsung is part of the duopoly with Apple of the phones that most of you are buying these days at least in the United States probably Europe Canada and so on maybe not so much in China and I tried really hard to not like this one now that isn't because I'm biased or anything like that it's to be not biased because we can all fall prey to the and ah the marketing is the latest Samsung it's finally got a redesign you know so I try to really just keep my expectations chill and I kept finding I really actually like the phone a lot we're gonna look at it now

You know there are million Galaxy S ten reviews out there and S 10 plus reviews and yeah so I'm not gonna repeat every little thing and go over every little thing with this one I'm gonna talk about the things that I think are the most important so the things I like and the things that I don't like so much the first often this might surprise you and is a matter of personal taste I really actually don't mind in fact I kind of like the Infinity Oh display or what I call the oho display because you got that little cutout on the s10 and the double cut out there with goggles on the

S10 plus it looks distinctive which is kind of nice I think part of the reason the iPhone 10 did okay with the notch is because they were the first ones to really notch it up and it didn't look like anything else but be that as it many ones everybody else starts copying and that would be less of an interesting thing but it wastes less screen in real estate than a lot of the knotch implementations do that pixel 3xl being the worst they worth it's super tall not just um the less of my screen that you're gonna take up while you're still

Finding a way to give me fun cameras the better it looks cool it is engendered so many really amaze using wallpapers are ready for both the s10 the s10 plus you can see I'm rocking some of them there's actually a reddit thread for that where you can find a whole lot of nifty wallpapers it kind of makes it fun now when you go fullscreen in programs some of them you're still gonna have the knotch up they're kind of hidden in the top taskbar and you can actually choose to hide it there's a Samsung setting for that where it just based and puts a black bar at the top

And the screen where you see all your little notifications your battery status and all that sort of thing if you're doing something watching Netflix it does not go all the way to the very edge it fills up more of the screen it seems to me then the iPhone 10s does or tennis max in the case of comparing like size phones so you're not gonna get a hole punch in your cinematic movie experience which is good but if you're playing YouTube you will get the hole punch cut out if you zoom to full screen which for most YouTube videos including mine whatever it doesn't really matter too

Much but I leave that up to you also this is Samsung's best display yet and oh my god they always have great displays right so how much better can it get you may or you may not like this because it's the most color accurate display yet Samsung when they first started years and years ago with AMOLED display as well the colors were very garish the contrast was kind of overblown but it looked really cool and it's in generative generation of people who now prefer bluish white displays and over-the-top colors it's the Instagram look of the world now isn't it so at

This one they had toned it down which I prefer I like color accurate I do things like watch photo videos and painting videos where the color accuracy man it matters more than just seeing zingy colors it's up to you about how you feel about that too this one is warmer looking sometimes a little Pinker looking in some light but that's actually accurate it looks a lot more like the iPhone 10 display where is the iPhone 10 used to look a little is dingy compared to say something like the samsung galaxy s 9s 9 plus or even the

Note 9 now there are fewer options to for that setting screen now you can choose basically natural or you can have vivid which makes things a little zinger but not a lot there's manual adjustments if you want to do that for the color balance warm bristles cold so if you want to get that cold look back back you can but yeah you don't have Super AMOLED photo Super AMOLED and all that stuff is an option anymore it's a nice screen the other good thing is that they managed to reduce blue light which is supposed to be bad for our eyes keep us up at night all that

Sort of thing mess up your circadian rhythms in your brain so 40% less blue light without having to flip a switch or seeing a very icky yellowy looking screen good times for that the next thing is surprise the curved glass and they've been doing this forever at Samsung but they're finally getting really good at if you had an s8 and the accidental touches drove you crazy or the this reflections on the apex of the curve of the screen they've gotten the curve down to be really subtle it doesn't go that far around the edges which should be

Good for durability as well there's a lot less reflectance going on so a lot less distortion that's noticeable and the accidental edge touching thing happens a lot less it's one of the things that really made me crazy with the SAS 9 family of phones now they do have an option on the settings screen and it's to avoid accidental touches basically and also pocket dialing and pocket touches and all that sort of thing the only drawback is once in a while I noticed because I really do have long fingers in big hands as my hands do wrap around even on the S 10 plus model

And sometimes I'm touching the edges and I don't realize it so it doesn't respond to the poke that I'm doing with my other hand because it's trying to ignore things at the moment touches but overall it's a lot more evolved it's a lot better now if you really hate the curved glass for whatever reason you find it too slippery even though it's kind of organ amah curves fits your hand whenever it is the s 10 has a flat screen nice to know Samsung still does offer that while we're talking about that screen you know a big deal is the N display fingerprint scanner which is

Ultrasonic it should be very secure it's also been very finicky now they already had a software update issued for it but the problem is that you probably enrolled your fingers and then got the software update I would suggest if you if that rolled that way for you for those of you who are early adopters delete your fingerprints and start again it seems to work out better there's also a screen protector pre-install it's very thin it's just plastic not glass because screen protectors matter now that they can't block the ultrasonic sensor so Samsung included one of their own it's

Not a bad screen protector it does slightly still reduce the efficacy of the in display fingerprint scanner so how bad is it I've discovered it learns first off so I started from scratch after getting the update I reenroll my fingerprints and even tried doing it in two orientations because orientation apparently matters and at first it was about 80 percent successful which I don't think is very great a second old gets all it really quickly you turn on your phone at least probably 50 times a day you don't want to have to have a

Delay dude so I noticed that it went from 80% to 90% really quickly and now it's about 95 percent or so so it could still be better but that's getting there and with some more software updates it might get better I believe that it is actually learning to recognize your fingerprint is it as good as face ID on the iPhone no it really is it once you get used to that the fact that you just pick up the phone and you look at it and boom it unlocks like you're not having to do anything that's the best and face ID on the iPhone is very secure it's a 3d facial image map so it can't be

Fooled by a photograph of you as you've no doubt seen and we're gonna demonstrate it as well if you use the face ID scanner that comes on the galaxy as 10 family it is pretty easy to fool with a photo or a video so I'm gonna hold up an iPhone with a picture of myself and fool the Samsung they used to have the iris scanner that was much more secure but they got rid of that I really don't know why they got rid of it that wasn't always a fastness thing so there it is now they do have a option to make it more secure and I found I could still unlock the phone with my iPhone not

Every time but every couple of tries I can still get it done does this matter for you probably not so much unless you're worried about your friends and family because who else is going to have a picture of you I mean if you leave your phone on the table at the local coffee shop and somebody instead of just wanting to steal your phone so they can steal your phone and use it themselves or sell it if they actually want your data even not knowing who you are why would they want your data they'd have to try to snap a picture you mean really subtle at the coffee shop for it and

Then try this trick out and then there's the fact that Samsung knows that it's not the most secure thing in the world so if you're using this for samsung pay you can't use the facial recognition and often you have to use the fingerprint scanner my next favorite feat maybe one of my top favorite futures features actually is the triple cameras on the back that's right you can get up to five cameras now if you go with the s10 plus you will get five cameras with the s10 you'll get four and with the s10 II you'll get the new wide-angle lens

And you'll get the main lens and a single camera front anyway as 10-plus has three rear cameras so it's not the first time we've seen this done obviously we have the normal main camera which is kind of towards the wide side like most phone cameras we have the telephoto lens which we've seen Samsung do before so that's great you get 2 X optical zoom so no digital zoom no loss of quality and now we have a very wide wide angle lens on the rear hundred 23 degree field of view so what does that mean as me as a photographer that means instead of having a fixed lens I now

Have this here I have three to four X zoom available to me with my phone so LG's been doing that for a while – you say yes well the thing is LG's software has not been as reliable in terms of image quality Samsung might not have the very best camera phone on the market right now but their software is very consistent and very good so when I switch between my cameras I don't really worry about its export you're gonna be writing it the color is gonna be right they just get it pretty well right on so what versatility right even though I'm not always a wide-angle photographer

There are times when you want to capture a big Vista you can see the difference from our three different backyard pictures to give you the idea now you know if you want to zoom in you can always crop but you just can't add more to your scene can you and this way you don't have to go into panorama mode just try to capture more though panorama is available along with the usual 4k video recording at 60 frames per second with really good optical image stabilization on the telephoto and main lenses and digital stabilization to this very effective you've got all the effects

That you could ever want you've got scene detection up to 30 scenes including dogs cats and babies an ounce of it helps you do a pretty good job so the cameras are 12 megapixel for the main and for the telephone and 16 megapixel for the wide-angle lens and is it the best camera phone on the market probably still other than the versatility of those different lenses probably the pixel still the pixel 3 and the pixel 3 XL are the best so far they tend to take slightly cooler shots whereas the Samsung goes a little bit warmer you know and I would say the

Samsung this time around is pretty much neck and neck with the iPhone 10's family in terms of image quality it's not passing that bar but still we're talking really excellent image quality here that most people who are not specs mavens and aren't gonna be really very happy with it the one thing that's not so awesome about the camera at low-light it's okay it's not really great obviously the pixel 3 what the software fixes that they do to really bring out data in a dark image you're not gonna get that so much I think even the iPhone is still a little bit better in low

Light it's not hideous in the light it's just not like wow maybe next year Samsung now has their one UI software which is much better than the TouchWiz of old no more overbearing over feature what did you do to Android kind of experience it's cleaner it's lighter it's actually very useful it's customizable you can set your grid size you can set what kind of homescreen you're running all that sort of stuff so I don't feel I need to put an over launcher on it they've done a good job there it's running Android 9.0 Pi as every Samsung is not super fast with OS

Updates if that's important to you I would go with something like the pixel family or maybe even the oneplus family the only thing I don't like is the Hello Kitty icons I mean I don't know they're just not my thing but you can get different icon packs and you can change them if you want another one you know the story it's a samsung phone you have a headphone jack you have that 3.5 millimeter headphone jack and you have a micro SD card slot which means don't waste your money unless you really know you're gonna need it with that 512 gig or 1 terabyte of storage mouths when you

Can just put a micro SD card inside the phone instead I mean you've got to be one heck of an app junkie you need more you can put your videos you can put your photos all sorts of stuff on a micro SD card in terms of connectivity it is a 4G LTE cat 20 phone so that's fast 100 megabit per second download speeds it has Gigabit y5 4 by 4 MIMO there will be a separate 5g version of the phone we don't really have 5g networks yet so whatever maybe next year you know feel more important of course given how expensive phones are and and frequently a lot of people are

Upgrading you might want to think about next year but I wouldn't obsess too much on that right now especially because for most purposes 4G LTE is amazingly fast enough for most of us so it has qi wireless charging it has Qualcomm quick charge 2.0 still only $2.00 why people are complaining that because there are faster fast charge implementations for the wire to plug-in charging I suspect that Samsung is completely changed and scarred as a company over the note Brewhaha when we had the exploding Note batteries so probably they're opting for more space for a bigger battery without

Having to leave extra space for swelling that comes from heat from even faster charging this is my guest so it's the same fast charging they've been using for several generations now it's better than no fast charging but it's not the fastest so fast charging for wireless charging it does support fast charging 2.0 for wireless just like the last generation and it is pretty quick as Alyssa's fast as the cable charging which is pretty darn neat the new thing as you probably know is bi-directional Qi charging so what does that mean you can use it as the world's most expensive

IPhone charger if you want to I don't know how many people are gonna be topping up other people's phones maybe in a desperate situation is only if you have enough charge you can do that and it charge is it kind of slow charging speeds if you're charging somebody else's phone more likely it's for the Samsung Galaxy Buzz which are their competitor to the airport your galaxy watches and all of them pretty much except for the gear fit family which is the curved Fitness band kind of one so it's too curved it can't lay flat on the back of the phone can it so I don't know

It's nice to have but unless you own those accessories yeah by the way potential iPhone switchers probably the ecosystem is probably what's holding you back maybe you like your Apple watch maybe like your air pods you can use the air pods with the Galaxy works just fine they're just Bluetooth and the new Galaxy active watch we're gonna review that to $199 it might help you out a little bit we new off the Apple watch maybe so what's not to like about the phone other than the price oh my god the price the price the price okay yeah economically speaking the the S 10 plus

Is probably not what you would every call a one-handed phone and I have big hands but I cannot palm a basketball level of big hands and you kind of own this need to have that you pick up the phone you want and reach that power button good luck to you I mean yeah it's pretty hard you risk dropping the phone because you're not supporting it at the bottom anymore likewise those of you who are actually using your thumb to unlock it god bless you I don't know how you're doing it because I just really without feeling I might just drop the phone trying to do that so yes power button

Too high one handedness we know this it's a big phone not so much obviously the fingerprint scanner could be better it's great that it's cutting edge for reading technology and all that sort of thing but it's not even as fast as the 1 plus 16 fingerprint scanner even if it is a more secure implementation they need to get it quicker the face ID I hope some day that they can actually rival Apple's face ID because they can be filled with fooled by a picture of me well it's fast that's all I can give you the speakers on this it has stereo speakers with AKG tuning you get a AKG

Earbuds in the Box stereo you know the earpiece the usual thing is one speaker the bottom has another speaker it still just is put to shame by the iPhone 10 and 10's family honestly it just there's not much bass it sounds kind of tinny and your compared to the iPhone which sounds so rich and so full Samsung come on do something for us this is a thousand dollar phone I don't want to feel like I have to put on earbuds just to not gonna and then there's Bigsby perhaps the most made fun of digital assistant out there the good thing is you can remap the Bigsby button on the

Side of the phone to do something else if you wish I'd set it to activate the Google launcher actually we don't need two assistants two photo apps the usual a complaint with Samsung phones doing yeah and the only thing I do like though is big speed routines and you just see the Bigsby name and if you're like me it might say I don't even want look at this but it's actually pretty good and it kind of reminds me what Motorola was doing location and time based knowledge of what you're doing so LLL turn wireless radios on and off it'll change the screen brightness it'll turn do not

Disturb on so it's kind of like Do Not Disturb plus all sorts of other clever things all put together that's actually not bad it does work with Samsung's VR goggles and ones that are Co with oculus I tested that that's because the stereoscopic image that the phone displays inside of the goggles is nowhere near the edges in the screen so you don't see the cutout cutout at all you don't worry about that they always on display just simply roxas customize won't turn it on turn it off choose what you see on there how much information double-tapped awake lift

Awake all of those things are here IP 68 what a resistance the things that you would like to see on a premium phone those are well done for the US models and I believe Canada 2 there actually is an FM radio here there's no FM radio app but you can download Nick's radio it's free plug in some headphones which you can do on this phone they act as a antenna and you've got FM radio lastly there's battery life 4100 milliamp battery is pretty darn huge battery life has been exceptional on this I mean I've been exceeding six hours of screen on time and I keep the brightness at about

45% you know auto brightness is always enabled but relatively speaking and it's fantastic of course I kind of felt that way about my note 9 – but the funny thing with Samsung phones is I don't find that they slow down over time like some people say and maybe like they used to do but I think the battery life just deteriorates after about six months so we'll just have to see how that goes here maybe with the one UI and the optimizations that won't happen so much it's a software based thing you know if I wipe out and hard reset my note 9 the battery life doesn't prove again so it's

Not that the battery is physically aging or something like that that quickly so we'll see but for right now this thing is just amazing and how good the battery life is especially for a high end phone with the Snapdragon 855 lots of RAM and all that sort of thing a very bright display by the way that outdoor display brightness exceeds 1200 nits right now you can't make it get that bright indoors because it's a function of your honor– brightness but it stays visible even in our bright Texas Sun which is sweet so what about versus the samsung galaxy note or note 9 if you already

Have a note 9 well you know it merely you got the same sized screen already you have one if you like that old Super AMOLED look that looks bluer whiter but you've got that right here you've got the s-pen should you wait for the note 10 it really I can't tell you that you know but the most important thing with a note family to remember is if you really like spen that's why you got the note otherwise you just want the the biggest best Samsung Galaxy you've already got a giant samsung galaxy with the s10 plus right so well wait and see what happens

With the note when it comes to other phones in one +16 if you're not looking to spend so much money really is a nice phone obviously you're not getting as high-resolution display though you're not getting the triple cameras the ip68 water-resistance you're giving up some things and for those of you who are into Huawei and can get the Huawei more easily that we can in the United States there's the mate 20 Pro which is just as expensive pretty much a phone but it also has super cameras I don't like the software as much not talking about the paranoia about spying and all that kind

Of thing I just think that their UI is kind of heavy-handed so there you have it there's the Samsung Galaxy S 10 plus available in the s10 and the S 10 a variety as well depending what size you want how much money you want to spend and how you feel about curved glass or not anyway the S 10 plus and the S 10 really are nice phones like I said I try to be chilled not get too excited and I immediately just enjoyed it when I started using it I get why people love Samsung phones and I can just about get why we're spending so much money on these things these days but it could be

Worse there is the samsung galaxy phone which will be two thousand dollars i'm lisa from mobile tech review be sure to subscribe to our youtube channel for more cool tech videos including folding the phones coming soon and thumbs up if you like this vid

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