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Samsung Galaxy S10

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Samsung meant business with the celebration of their tenth-year anniversary, and with that came the introduction of four new devices in the Galaxy S line-up. Today, we are focusing on the goodies they brought on board with their standard Galaxy S10.

Being one of four brothers and still standing out is not easy, but this unit does just that. What we might have thought to be futuristic tech was launched on this one, and Samsung showed Apple that they can take the notch game a notch further… all pun intended.

How about we don’t spoil all the fun from the introductory part?

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Samsung Galaxy S10 Key features

  • OS: Android 9.0 (Pie); One UI
  • SIM Type: Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  • 4G LTE: YES, LTE
  • Screen Size : 6.1 Inches Dynamic AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • Screen Resolution: 1440 x 3040 pixels, 19:9 ratio (~550 ppi density)
  • Processor Type: Exynos 9820 (8 nm) – EMEA
    Qualcomm SDM855 Snapdragon 855 (7 nm) – USA/LATAM, China
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Internal Storage: 128/ 512GB
  • External Storage: microSD, up to 1 TB (uses shared SIM slot) – dual SIM model only
  • Back / Rear Camera: Triple – 12MP + 12MP + 16MP camera & LED Flash
  • Front Camera: 10MP
  • Battery: 3400 mAh (non-removable)

Samsung Galaxy S10 Features Overview

If there is one thing Samsung has come to be known for, it is how clear their screens tend to be.

Embracing the much slimmer 19:9 screen aspect ratio on top of a screen that is almost without bezels, the 6.1-inch phablet comes with an amazing resolution of 1440 x 3040.

On the back of this unit is another glass build which is finished with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 to ensure it is as strong and durable as can be. On top of that, the unit will also enjoy wireless charging capabilities – something Samsung has improved so much on this device.

Before looking at what’s under the hood, we have a stunning, single 10MP camera in the hole punch found on the front of this device. Following that is an array of triple cameras on the back – the main sensor weighing in at 12MP for wide-angle image capturing, a second 12MP telephoto lens and a bigger 16MP sensor for ultra-wide image support.

For one reason or the other, Samsung didn’t bring facial recognition with this phone, and we think that is owing to how insecure this mode of unlocking can bring.

In line with a traditional password and PIN support, though, the South Korean OEM debuted its in-screen fingerprint sensor with the Galaxy S10. Note that this is unlike any other fingerprint sensor you must have seen in the past, thanks to the use of ultrasonic technology to make that happen.

That leads us to the innards of the phone where you get models featuring either 128 or 512GB of storage. Surprisingly, only one RAM specification (8GB) is available across all the models. Likewise, you can expand the space with the second SIM slot if you go for the dual SIM model, allowing you get as much as 1TB into that slot.

All that, and we have not even mentioned that this Android 9.0 Pie-running device offers either of the Exynos 9820 chipset or Qualcomm SD 855 – depending on your personal preferences and market you find yourself in.

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What is not restricted by the market are the colour options: Prism White, Prism Black, Prism Green, Prism Blue, Canary Yellow and Flamingo Pink. After all said and done, Samsung slaps a 3400mAh battery to keep the juices flowing.

We would have loved to get a better battery, but it is better they play it safe here so we don’t have to revisit the issue on the Galaxy Note 7.

Samsung Galaxy S10 price and availability

The Samsung Galaxy S10 was announced in February 2019, and it started selling in markets by the next month (March). All the colour options and internal configurations have been released to retailers, so you might want to check with your favourite online or offline store to pick one up.

Speaking of picking one up, you would have to shell out anywhere between NGN245,000 – NGN390,000

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Samsung Galaxy S10 Best Alternatives

Being a flagship, it is hard to replace this unit with another one that is not a flagship device either. For now, the best alternative for the Samsung Galaxy S10 seems to be the OnePlus 7.

Although the latter phone has some current issues it is dealing with, we have no doubt it is a strong machine too. You can also keep things in-house by opting for the cheaper Samsung Galaxy S10e, or going all out and maxxing out on the specs you can get on the Galaxy S10 Plus.

Samsung Galaxy S10 Detailed Specs

Network
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only)
 
CDMA 800 / 1900 – USA
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100 – Global, USA
 
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO – USA
4G Network LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 28(700), 32(1500), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500), 66(1700/2100) – Global
LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 14(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 28(700), 29(700), 30(2300), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500), 46, 66(1700/2100), 71(600) – USA
SIM Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
StatusLaunched: 2019, February
Available. Released 2019, March
Body
Dimensions– 149.9 x 70.4 x 7.8 mm – Weight: 157 g
Keyboard Touchscreen
Colors Prism White, Prism Black, Prism Green, Prism Blue, Canary Yellow, Flamingo Pink
CoverGlass
Display
Type– Dynamic AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size6.1 inches, 1440 x 3040 pixels, 19:9 ratio (~550 ppi density)
Memory And OS
Card slot microSD, up to 1 TB (uses shared SIM slot) – dual SIM model only
Internal 128/512 GB
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
RAM8GB RAM
Audio
Alert typesVibration, MIDI, MP3 ringtones
LoudspeakerYes
Audio port3.5mm jack
Connectivity
2GN/A
3G N/A
4G N/A
WIFI Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
NFC Yes
USB 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
Camera
Primary– Triple: 12MP + 12MP + 16 MP,
– FEATURES: LED flash, auto-HDR, panorama
Video1080p@30fps 2160p@60fps, 1080p@240fps, 720p@960fps, HDR, dual-video rec. 1080p@30fps
Secondary10 MP Camera
Battery
Capacity Non-removable Li-Ion 3400 mAh battery
Fast battery charging 15W
Fast wireless charging 15W
Power bank/Reverse wireless charging 9W
Stand-byN/A
Talk timeN/A
Music play
Other Features
Sensors Fingerprint (under display), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2
MessagingSMS, MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
BrowserHTML5
JavaNo
Miscellaneous– FM radio – Quick charge tech – MP3/AAC+/WAV/Flac player – MP4/H.264 player – Photo/video editor – Document viewer
Price
Price levelAbout NGN245,000 – NGN390,000
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