Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus

Buy For

  • Amazing screen
  • Great cameras
  • Stellar performance

Verdict

The Galaxy S10 Plus is a flagship in every sense of the word with an appropriate price tag. There is really very little to critique about this near perfection of a device, from design, screen camera and performance being almost unparalleled. This Galaxy S10 Plus is a pleasure to own around this price range. Premium flagship from Samsung

Display and Camera

The stylish Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus comes with a curved 6.4-inch Quad-HD+ Super AMOLED display having 1,440 x 3,040 pixels resolution and 526 PPI pixel density, which delivers unparalleled visuals. The aspect ratio of the display is 19:9 and the screen is protected by a Gorilla Glass v5.
On the camera department, the S10 Plus gets a 12MP + 12MP + 16MP triple rear lenses that takes care of the photography and videography. There is a dual front camera setup of 10MP and 8MP shooters with LED flash. The cameras shoot phenomenal DSLR level photos.

Storage and Configuration

The Galaxy S10 Plus stocks a 128GB ROM, which is huge to keep the files and data of the users and is expandable up to 512GB via a microSD card.
The device is powered by two dual-core and a quad-core processor that runs at a speed of 2.73GHz, 2.31GHz and 1.95GHz respectively. it is seated upon the flagship chip Exynos 9 Octa 9820 that is known for its powerful performance. Further getting an assist from a Mali-G76 MP12 and an 8GB RAM, the device can handle all the load without any lag.

Battery and Connectivity

The Galaxy S10 Plus stocks a 4,100mAh Li-ion battery with both fast charging and wireless charging on board. Battery lasts sufficiently long with normal usage on this device and charging it up is not a hassle at all. This is a dual nano-SIM supports 4G VoLTE. Other than that Bluetooth v5.0 and NFC are included. Location is A-GPS and Glonass provided. Port-wise it has got a USB Type-C port and a 3.5 mm audio jack.

VERDICT

The Galaxy S10+ isn`t a revolutionary device, and put simply, takes the best features from its predecessors, adds the latest trends, mixes them well, and delivers a solid, compelling phone that ticks most boxes right. It may not be the best shooter out there (Google, what sorcery have you done with the solitary snapper on the Pixel 3?), or boast features that can make for 72-point headlines, but it does make a strong case for itself. I think the Huawei Mate 20 Pro (review) comes the closest to the Galaxy S10+ as far as competition is concerned, and Huawei`s implementation of the triple cameras even looks more capable, and with its 3X zoom, more useful. However, the Mate 20 Pro does lose a few points because of its selfie camera that leaves something to be desired, lack of a headphone jack and its EMUI platform. I could be nitpicking here, but the fact remains that the Mate 20 Pro is still a great choice and the only one among the current lot of premium flagships that can challenge the Galaxy S10+.You should also keep in mind that MWC is currently on in full swing, and we`re expecting tons of new-age smartphones to come our way soon. The penta-cam Nokia 9 PureView (first impressions) promises to up the photography game, and if the stars and planets align a certain way, we might even see the Xiaomi Mi 9 (first impressions) making its way to India. In short, the Samsung Galaxy S10+ is already facing threat from a battalion of powerful soldiers, and has its task cut out. To answer the question I posed at the very beginning, I still can`t think of a single feature that defines the Galaxy S10+. It`s just a solid, well balanced combination of good design, capable cameras, smooth performance and good battery life, all inside a package that doesn`t come cheap, but for anyone who spends their dough on it, should serve as a faithful daily driver that does most things right.

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