Samsung S10 Review

The Samsung S10 was provided by Three. The UK’s fastest network.

DESIGN

The Samsung S10 has a slim form factor, while offering a sleek design.

It also boasts an edge-to-edge display, meaning bezels (what bezels?) are hard to spot on this smartphone.

There’s also only a slight raised area on the rear of the phone, to house the triple camera setup.

All of which are housed on a glass back panel (gorilla glass 5), bonded together with an aluminium frame.

FRONT CAMERA

There’s a front 10MP camera, in the form of a small holepunch cutout on the upper top right of the screen.

The camera has various photo modes, including; Live Focus, Wide Angle, Beauty & Video.

Video modes, include; Beauty & Aspect Ratio (9:16, 1:1 & Full).

Video stabilisation & HDR come turned on, as standard.

REAR CAMERA

The rear holds a triple camera setup, comprising of;

Wide – 12MP + Ultrawide – 16MP + Telephoto – 12MP.

This in turn means you’ll get some amazing shots, especially when using the Ultrawide mode. (Stepping back to get the whole shot, is now a thing of the past.)

The S10 offers some different modes, including: Photo, Live Focus, Pro, Panorama, Night, Food, Video, Super Slow-mo, Slow Motion & Hyperlapse.

All of the settings offer a vast array of different shooting techniques and the Pro mode, allows you to delve deep into the world of photography settings. Meaning you can change the ISO, Auto Focus, Colour Gradient, Aperture, etc.

DISPLAY

The S10 has a really high quality 6.1″ Infinity-O Dynamic AMOLED Display and like all previous models, the display just keeps getting better and better.

The screen is super clear and vivid, showing everything in high detail.

Watching videos on the display looks absolutely stunning and when watching a high quality 2k / 4k video via the YouTube app, this is where the display really shows it’s potential.

There’s also a nice little feature hidden under the display and that of course is the new fingerprint sensor.

Not only is this convenient, it’s also fairly accurate.
I had a couple of issues with reading my fingerprint at first, but a fresh read later, drastically improved the phone reading my thumbprint.

PERFORMANCE, UI & OS

The phone comes pre-loaded with Android 9.0 (Pie) out of the box. And while Samsung are getting better at minimising their pre-loaded bloatware. There was some sign of that with the S10. But as I say, this is the most, less-cluttered phone to-date.

It comes with a speedy Octa-core processor and 8GB Ram.

Samsung also throw in 128GB of on-board storage, which of course is expandable via MicroSD card, upto 512GB.

BATTERY

At 3400 mAh, it’s slightly smaller than the the Motorola One Vision and of course, around 800mAh bigger than the iPhone XS battery.

I’ve typically been given around a days usage, only a couple of times, where I’ve had to recharge the battery to continue using the phone.

Charging takes place via USB-C and has Samsung’s 15w Fast Charging included in the box. So giving your S10 a little boost, takes practically, no time at all.

CONCLUSION

The Samsung S10 offers both up to date specs & a sleek design.

It’s feature packed with all the latest tech and can rival phones like, the iPhone XS, the Google Pixel 3 (and 3a) and the Huawei P30 Pro.

It’s also currently on offer with many retailers, including Samsung. Giving you the 512GB variant, for the same price as the 128GB – £799.

This in itself is a bargain price, and should be snapped up before the offer price ends.

If you’re looking for a smartphone that offers the best & latest features, then the Samsung S10 has all of this and plenty more.

There’s also a wide range of accessories that can pair with the phone, including the Galaxy Buds (Samsung’s wireless headphones), the Galaxy Watch Active, Cases, plus many more.

Check out Samsung’s website / Check out network Three’s website

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