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Samsung Galaxy S10 5G – Features and Specs Review

samsung galaxy s10 5g review

Of all the Samsung Galaxy S10 line of devices, the only one not to have made the market yet is the Galaxy S10 5G. Of course, it has been launched, but some works are still ongoing to ensure it is fit for the market before it hits the shelves.

As is to be expected, this is the one with all the works on it, even managing to dust the top-shelf Galaxy S10 Plus. For a device to achieve such a feat, don’t you think it’s worth taking a look at?

We think so too, and that is what we are going to do right now.

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Samsung Galaxy S10 5G Key features

  • OS: Android 9.0 (Pie); One UI
  • SIM Type: Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  • 4G LTE: LTE (unspecified)
  • 5G: 5G NSA / Sub6 / mmWave
  • Screen Size : 6.7 Inches Dynamic AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • Screen Resolution: 1440 x 3040 pixels, 19:9 ratio (~502 ppi density)
  • Processor Type Octa-core (2×2.73 GHz Mongoose M4 & 2×2.31 GHz Cortex-A75 & 4×1.95 GHz Cortex-A55) – EMEA/ Octa-core (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 485 & 3×2.41 GHz Kryo 485 & 4×1.78 GHz Kryo 485) – USA/LATAM, China; Exynos 9820 (8 nm) – EMEA/ Qualcomm SDM855 Snapdragon 855 (7 nm) – USA/LATAM, China
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Internal Storage: 256/ 512GB
  • External Storage: No
  • Back / Rear Camera: Quad – 12MP + 12MP + 16MP + TOF 3D camera & LED Flash
  • Front Camera: Dual – 10MP + TOF 3D camera
  • Battery: 4500 mAh (non-removable)

Samsung Galaxy S10 5G Features Overview

If you thought Samsung couldn’t have done better than the amazing screen, they put on the Galaxy S10 Plus, think again when you see the 6.7-inch beauty which makes up the front of their Galaxy S10 5G.

It is like the Plus version of the standard Plus version itself, carrying a stunning 1440 x 3040-pixel resolution.

Just like the others, there is glass on the back of this one too under the protection of the Corning Gorilla, Glass 6, but that is no excuse to not get a casing for your phone. Once we have that out of the way, we can mention the continuance of the stunning in-display fingerprint sensor that makes it onto this unit too.

For all its thinness on the front, the Galaxy S10 5G makes use of the same ‘hole in the screen system’ to house its amazing dual selfie cameras rated at 10MP. Where we would have loved to see dual cameras instead, Samsung saved that glory for the back where we have an amazing quad camera setup – a 12MP main camera, another 12MP sensor for telephoto needs, a third 16MP unit dedicated to wide-angle capturing jobs and the final TOF 3D camera.

Samsung makes sure there are no options with this phone by developing just a single model with 8GB RAM paired with either 256GB or 512GB of storage. Given that we have as much as 12GB on the Galaxy S10 Plus, this doesn’t really sit down well with us.

Speaking of options, the OEM still went the way of slapping Exynos 9820 on the picks for some markets while keeping the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 on others. No matter which one you get, all units come with the standard Android 9 Pie which has been ported on top of the company’s One UI skin.

Being the largest in the series, a bigger 4500mA battery is just befitting. The Samsung Galaxy S10 5G is bundled with fast charging on both wired and wireless fronts – with 25W for the former and 15W for the latter.

When buying, Samsung allows you to match your style with colour options of Prism White, Black and Gold. Compared to other units in this series, that is the barest minimum of colours to come with any of these at all, but it gets the job done nonetheless.

Samsung Galaxy S10 5G price and availability

Like we said earlier, Samsung is still completing some final quality tests and checks on their Galaxy S10 5G, so it is yet to get to shelves like the rest of the party. When it does, we will update this section with the prices and availability information.

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Samsung Galaxy S10 5G Best Alternatives

Looking at every other device available on the market today, the only place you should consider getting an alternative from is on the Samsung roster itself.

For those who don’t fancy the whole 5G business and would love to have more power and colour options, look at what the galaxy S10 Plus offers you. In fact, it is almost like the 5G version in every way. If you don’t want to splurge that amount on a phone but still want the overall premium feel, the basic Samsung Galaxy S10 will get you there.

Although it is not exactly cheap, you might be interested in what the base Galaxy S10e has to offer too.

Samsung Galaxy S10 5G Detailed Specs

2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2 (Dual SIM model only)
CDMA 800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
4G Network LTE (unspecified)
SIM Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
StatusLaunched: 2019, February
Available. Released 2019, April
Dimensions– 162.6 x 77.1 x 7.9 mm – Weight: 198 g
Colors Prism White, Black, Gold
Type– Dynamic AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors – 19:9 Screen aspect ratio
Size6.7 inches, 1440 x 3040 pixels (~502 ppi density)
Memory And OS
Card slotNo
Internal256/ 512GB
OS Android 9.0 (Pie); One UI
Processors– Octa-core (2×2.73 GHz Mongoose M4 & 2×2.31 GHz Cortex-A75 & 4×1.95 GHz Cortex-A55) – EMEA/ Octa-core (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 485 & 3×2.41 GHz Kryo 485 & 4×1.78 GHz Kryo 485) – USA/LATAM, China – Exynos 9820 (8 nm) – EMEA / Qualcomm SDM855 Snapdragon 855 (7 nm) – USA/LATAM, China – Mali-G76 MP12 – EMEA / Adreno 640 – USA/LATAM, China
Alert typesVibration, MIDI, MP3 ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers
Audio port3.5mm jack
3G HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps
4GYES LTE-A (7CA) Cat20 2000/150 Mbps YES
WIFI Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX
USB 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
Primary– Quad: 12MP + 12MP + 16MP + TOF 3D camera, and DLED flash – FEATURES Dual video call, Auto-HDR
Video 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps
SecondaryDual: 10 MP + TOF Camera
Capacity Non-removable Li-Ion 4500 mAh battery
Fast battery charging 25W (USB Power Delivery 3.0)
Fast wireless charging 15W
Power bank/Reverse wireless charging 9W
Talk timeN/A
Music play
Other Features
Sensors Fingerprint (under display), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2
Bixby natural language commands and dictation
Samsung DeX (desktop experience support)
MessagingSMS, MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
Miscellaneous– FM radio – Quick charge tech – MP3/AAC+/WAV/Flac player – MP4/H.264 player – Photo/video editor – Document viewer
Price levelN/A
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