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Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus: Review, Specifications & Price

Samsung continues releasing its slew of high-powered smartphones, from 2019 to 2020. As if they understood how confusing their diverse offering of devices could get, we were given the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus. With this device, Samsung offers everything you could ever want from an Android phone and distils it into a nifty and fast phone.

We discuss the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus, its price, reviews, specifications and where you can buy one.

Design

The design team opted to go for a heavy statement with the screen, which almost stretches from edge to edge, and leaves very little room for bezels. The screen almost wraps around the device’s edges, a step closer towards making the all-screen phone.

The 6.4-inch screen is interrupted by two camera punch holes. These can be distracting but you also have the option to hide the cameras with a black bar which doesn’t do the phone’s aesthetics any favours.

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The device’s back is made from ceramic and the aluminium body manages to be thinner than the S9 Plus’. The triple camera array presents no noticeable bump at the back of the device, flushing in with the design. This phone will require the use of both your hands, measuring in at 6.2 x 2.91 x 0.3 inches and weighing 6.17 ounces. The volume rocker, power button and a key dedicated to Samsung’s voice assistant, Bixby, is located on the left side of the phone.

Display

As usual, Samsung takes no prisoners when it comes to the screen. The Samsung S10 plus boasts of a crisp quad HD+ Dynamic AMOLED display, which we’d have to say is Samsung’s best showing yet. This display offers users the widest arrays of colours, recording 136.5% of the colour gamut while remaining safe for the eyes with the reduction of blue light.

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You won’t struggle with brightness with this device, as the display puts out 625 nits of brightness. You should not have any problems using this device outdoors, even with a considerable amount of glare.

Performance

The speed of this phone might be my favourite thing about this device, right after its display. As one of the first phones to carry Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 processor, it’s a great poster boy for the chipset. The Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus is probably the fastest Android phone we’ve tested, performing even better than the iPhone XS in some tests.

The chipset easily handled the most-memory intensive games, playing PUBG and Call of Duty without the slightest freeze or lag. Switching between apps was seamless and easy, and the device remained unfazed after I opened several apps simultaenously. This performance is expected at its price point.

The best feature on this device has to be its ultrasonic fingerprint sensor, which reads the users fingerprints from the display. A simple tap of your finger and your device is unlocked. This works even more seamlessly than Apple’s Face ID feature.

For variety, the Samsung S10 is available in the 128GB, 512 GB and 1TB  variants, offering plenty of space to forestall the need for expansion.

Camera

With five cameras, the Samsung Galaxy S10 has the most cameras we’ve seen on a Samsung. Three cameras take the rear of the phone: a 12-MP dual-pixel main shooter with a variable aperture (f/1.5, f/2.4), a 12-MP telephoto lens (f/2.4) with a 2x optical zoom and an ultra-wide 16-MP camera (f/2.2) that gives you a 123-degree view.

In front,two cameras feature: a 10-MP dual-pixel shooter (f/1.8) and a second 8-MP depth-sensing lens (f/2.2).

Altogether, Samsung brings a pleasing photography experience. Photos taken are well-exposed and the colors are sharp, returning crisp pictures of objects and landscapes. You also have the option of using various filters while taking photos, whcih apply quite well to the background.

Battery

4,100 mAh is a sizeable battery for any device. On the S10 Plus, it packs quite the punch. The chipset also does a good job of regulating battery use. When tested, the S10 Plus survived 13 hours of 4G web browsing on a bright screen. This is a pretty impressive battery show.

With regular use, you should be able to eek out a full day of use without needing a recharge. With Samsung’s new PowerShare feature, you can now charge other phones with your Samsung device. Quite impressive.

Price of the Samsung S10 Plus in Nigeria

This sleek yet powerful device is available for sale on Jumia and Konga for a hefty N260,000. While it seems like a lot, it is in keeping with Samsung’s usual price tags.

Verdict

This is one of the best Android devices on the market. When you take into consideration its powerful battery, large memory size, powerful processor and amazing cameras, you might start to justify its price. Still, the OnePlus 7T is on par with the Samsung S10 Plus and gives it a run for its money.

What do you think?

Written by Femiexe

Tech and finance writer. When he's not prancing around with his two dogs, he's headbanging to heavy metal in existential angst.

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