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Samsung Galaxy S10+ Review – Its Not About Being First, But Being Best

The Samsung Galaxy S10+ is one of those devices that you do not really need to check out its reviews before you go out and purchase one. You already know exactly what you’re getting into, more so if you are familiar with Samsung’s flagship phones. You certainly do not need me to tell you how good a flagship phone it is. You know it has got the best display of any smartphone (again), it has an unmatched build quality that is second to none to any Android phone, it is immensely powerful, it is packed to the brim with the latest and greatest features in smartphone tech today.

Simply put, if you want the absolute best Android smartphone you can put your money on at this very moment, you could stop reading this right now, go purchase the Galaxy S10+, and you probably won’t regret a thing.

In a lot of ways, the Galaxy S10+ (and the S10) are not exactly the most innovative phones out there. Despite what others might say, they offer even less new innovations to the market than their past predecessors do. The hole-punch display? We have seen that in several other phones before this. The in-display fingerprint scanner? vivo got to it first. Wireless PowerShare? The Huawei Mate 20 that came out last year can already do reverse wireless charging. The triple rear cameras? Hello Huawei P20.

In that sense, there is nothing particularly remarkable about the phones. You wouldn’t be able to hold the Galaxy S10+/S10 up high and proclaim they are a bona fide breakthrough. They aren’t. And that’s okay. You know the saying that goes about how Apple is no longer about being the first all the time, but being the best. In a lot of ways, Samsung’s latest flagships echo that very sentiment.

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Starting with the display, the S10+ is not our first introduction to the quirky world of hole-punch displays. The only new thing we can say is the position of it. So instead of a cutout at the top left to accommodate the front camera like we are used to seeing, we get one at the top right instead. In usage, it doesn’t really make any telling difference. It will probably disappear from your conscious sight in no time but might still cause some viewing issues while running certain games, as alluded to me by an acquaintance who have also spent some time with the phone. I personally have no problem with it but if that still bothers you, there’s an option to hide it and you will get a black horizontal bar across the top of the display. 

Samsung has also done some pretty nifty things on the hole-punch cutout. It emits a ring of light that doubles up as the notification LED indicator. It is a smart little feature and makes more good use of the cutout, which is something we haven’t seen yet on other phones.

Further down the display lies the ultrasonic fingerprint reader. Again, in-display fingerprint reader has existed for the better part of 2018 so it won’t surprise anyone here. While Samsung certainly isn’t the first to introduce the breakthrough technology, they more than make up for it by making the best version there is. With a different technology behind it, they have managed to create an under display fingerprint reader that is far more advanced and functional in more circumstances, like with a wet finger for instance.

Wireless PowerShare works just as advertised. Its best use case is to charge small electronic items, which is perfect for things like smartwatches and the Galaxy Buds. Though charging other phones that support wireless charging is possible, it will be a slow process as it only outputs 5w charging. You can’t charge two devices at the same time, if that’s what you are wondering.

Likewise, you won’t find anything remarkably groundbreaking in the camera department in terms of sheer innovation. There are essentially three new things here – the addition of a third wide-angle lens, a front depth sensor along the selfie camera for better portrait selfies, and an Instagram mode. The core camera and photo-taking capabilities haven’t seen any significant upgrade from the Note 9 and S9 so don’t expect a jump in picture qualities here. Nevertheless, the S10+ still takes some kickass pictures with the typical Samsung characteristics of eye-popping images.

The inclusion of a wide-angle lens is the right and timely move by Samsung. It is super useful to get a wider perspective when the situation demands it. Together with a telephoto third lens, you get to take three different perspectives of a single shot with just a couple taps on the display, and all by just standing on the same spot. Here are a couple shots I took and you can see how the triple cameras work.

Wide-angle camera

Telephoto camera

Ultra wide camera

Wide-angle camera

Telephoto camera

Ultra wide camera

Wide-angle Camera

Telephoto camera

Ultra wide camera

Wide-angle Camera

Telephoto camera

Ultra wide camera

For Instagram junkies, the new Instagram mode built right in the system camera app will make your life a little easier. It supports the direct upload of photos and also Instagram stories taken with the stock camera so it will be able to save you some precious seconds from having to wade into the Instagram app each time you want to post something.

I have had no issues whatsoever regarding its performances both in everyday use and gaming, although some might rue that we get the Exynos 9820 variant here instead of the Snapdragon 855 variant.     

All these new additions to an already solid, high-standard device defined by its past excellence of yesteryears makes the S10+ not only the best smartphone Samsung has ever created to date, but also the most complete one yet. It is a phone that just ticks all the right boxes. Ultrasonic fingerprint reader, Wireless PowerShare and wide-angle lens are actually very useful and non-gimmicky additions to the staple features of water-resistant, wireless charging, a big-capacity battery that will last you the whole day and even the continuous existence of the headphone jack. They are all packed into a package that surprisingly feels lighter on hand than it looks.

The fact that Samsung did not introduce something that it truly new and groundbreaking with the S10 and S10+ shouldn’t really matter. At the end of the day, what you really want is the best experience you can get from your most personal device and the S10+ deftly delivers on that point. It does all the basic stuffs right while having the best implementations of all the current new tech.

The Samsung Galaxy Fold might be touted as the future of smartphone but for the majority who couldn’t afford its astronomical price tag, the S10+ will be their future of smartphone. It sets the blueprint for the next chapter of Samsung’s flagship phones in the coming years, in which we can all assume will have features like the Ultrasonic fingerprint reader, Wireless PowerShare and a wide-angle lens in a triple cameras setup as staples.

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