The Samsung Galaxy S10 is a Flagship Phone that was released in March 2019 and comes in quite a few colors such as Prism White, Prism Black, Prism Green, Prism Blue, Canary Yellow, Flamingo Pink, Cardinal Red, Smoke Blue, quite a few colors isn’t it?
When released it came out with Android 9 (Pie) and is upgradable to Android 10 with One Ui 2.1 and that’s just part of all the goodness the S10 has to offer.
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Quick Spec Check
CPU, GPU, RAM and Chipset:
Here you’ll find that this version of the Samsung Galaxy S10 has a Exynos 9820 (8 nm) CPU for its Global Model while its USA & China Models are equipped with a Qualcomm SM8150 Snapdragon 855 (7 nm).
Now… on to its GPU which is a Mali-G76 MP12 (Global) and as for its USA And China variant it’s a Adreno 640. As for the RAM, well… 8gigs is more than enough (if not overkill). Chipset-wise it’s sitting with a Exynos 9820 (8 nm) for its Global Model while its USA And China Models have Qualcomm SM8150 Snapdragon 855 (7 nm) Chipset.
As far as design goes this device is quite nice to look at with its 6.1″ Dynamic AMOLED Infinity-O display which Samsung themselves say is cinema-grade.
What I like about it is that it has little bezel… (If that’s the right way to put it) with only a punch hole for the camera, but it’s not just the screen that makes the galaxy S10 a looker. No! there’s more.
It’s the Aluminum frame which has a dull tint that makes it similar to the color of its back. (I gotta bring up that aluminum every time. I just love the look). The Corning Gorilla Glass Front and Back. The front is Corning Gorilla 6 while the back is Corning Gorilla 5.
Speaking of the back, it has three cameras snug all together with an LED, a Heart Rate Monitor, and SPO2 Sensor and I must admit there’s a lot less going on back there, but that’s a good thing and since Samsung moved the fingerprint scanner to an on-display ultrasonic one, it’s even better.
So, if you’re talking about button placement then I’ll let you in on this…
The Power button is placed in a slightly uncomfortable position. If you’re wanting to use your device single-handedly and you’re right-handed then do a little bit of finger stretches before you strain your thumb? and if you’re left-handed, well, good luck my friends!
The Bixby and volume buttons, however are on the left side with the Bixby button below the volume buttons. Underneath the device you’ll get the 3.5 mm headphone/earphone jack, microphone, USB Type-C port, and speaker as usual. Above there’s another microphone and a SIM card slot.
The four cameras all serve a different purpose and makes this device even better. Since there’s more cameras at its rear… it means better pictures for you to take where the Galaxy S10 is concerned.
More cameras doesn’t necessarily mean better picture quality.
The selfie camera which is a 10MP can record 4k UHD video. Samsung themselves stated it’s their first device to do so. The cameras at the rear are a 12 MP 26mm wide-lens, a 12 MP 52mm telephoto-lens with a 2x optical zoom and a 16 MP 12mm ultrawide-lens.
Its life-giver is a non-removable 3400mAh Li-Ion battery. Other features would be that it has Fast Charging (15W) giving you about 50% of battery life in +/- 30minutes, USB Power Delivery 2.0, Fast Qi/PMA wireless charging (15W) and Reverse wireless charging (9W), better known as Wireless Powershare, which allows you to use the Samsung Galaxy S10 as a wireless charger, essentially charging other devices that have the Qi wireless charging capability.
You’re given a 124 GB internal storage or 512GB depending on the model and if that’s not enough for you my readers then you could upgrade with expandable storage as well.
Out of the Box
Inside the box you’ll get a 15W charger with a USB cable, an AKG headset, Female – A to Male – C and Female micro- B to Male- C adapters. Again, these accessories all depend on the market you’re buying your device from.
Full Specifications of the Samsung Galaxy S10
|Launch||Announced – February 2019|
Released – March 2019
|Operating System||Android 9 (Pie)|
Upgradeable to Android 10
|Body||Gorilla Glass 6 Front, Gorilla Glass 5 Back, Aluminum Frame|
|Colors||Prism White, Prism Black, Prism Green, Prism Blue, Canary Yellow, Flamingo Pink, Cardinal Red, Smoke Blue|
|Dimensions||149.9 x 70.4 x 7.8 mm|
|Water Resistant||Yes, IP68 up to 1.5m +/- 30min|
|Dust Resistant||Yes, IP68|
|Screen||Dynamic AMOLED Capacitive Touchscreen, Infinity-O Display|
|Pixel Density||550 ppi density|
|Resolution||1440 x 3040 pixels|
|CPU||Global Models – Octa-core (2×2.73 GHz Mongoose M4 & 2×2.31 GHz Cortex-A75 & 4×1.95 GHz Cortex-A55)|
USA & China Models – Octa-core (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 485 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 485 & 4×1.78 GHz Kryo 485)
|Chipset||Global Models – Exynos 9820 (8 nm)|
USA & China Models – Qualcomm SM8150 Snapdragon 855 (7 nm)
|GPU||Global Models – Mali-G76 MP12|
USA & China Models – Adreno 640
|Storage||124 GB, 512GB (Dependent on Variant)|
|Type||Li-Ion Non-Removable 3400mAh|
|Charge||Fast charging 15W,|
USB Power Delivery 2.0,
Fast Qi/PMA wireless charging 15W,
Reverse wireless charging (Wireless Powershare) 9W
Usage as Claimed by Samsung:
Internet Usage Time –
(3G) Up to 12 Hours
(LTE/4G) Up to 14 Hours
(Wi-Fi) – Up to 14 Hours
Video Playback Time – Up to 18 Hours
Audio Playback Time – Up to 81 Hours
Talk Time (3G WCDMA) –
Up to 21 Hours
|Front||10 MP, f/1.9, 26mm wide-lens, 1/3″, 1.22µm, Dual Pixel PDAF|
|Rear||12 MP, f/1.5-2.4, 26mm wide-lens, 1/2.55″, 1.4µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS|
12 MP, f/2.4, 52mm telephoto-lens, 1/3.6″, 1.0µm, AF, OIS, 2x optical zoom
16 MP, f/2.2, 12mm ultrawide-lens, 1/3.1″, 1.0µm, Super Steady video
|Video||4K@60fps (no EIS), 4K@30fps, 1080p@30/60/240fps, 720p@960fps|
Tuned by AKG
|Sim Type||Single SIM (Nano-SIM)|
Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by) (Dependent on The Model)
|2G||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900|
|3G||HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100|
|4G||1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 32, 38, 39, 40, 41, 66|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct|
|Network Speed||HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (7CA) Cat20 2000/150 Mbps|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, Glonass, Beidou, Galileo|
|Bluetooth||5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX|
|USB Type||3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector|
|Samsung Pay, Apps, DeX|
Galaxy Themes and Store
Samsung One Ui
On-Display Ultrasonic Fingerprint Scanner
Heart Rate Sensor
Night Mode (Camera Mode)
Front and Back Conversion Recording
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