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Galaxy S10 vs. S10 Plus vs. S10e vs. S10 5G: What should you buy?

The Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 are Samsung's latest, but the Galaxy S10 series is still kicking and is still supported. You can find them refurbished or used, and they should have Android 11 by now. This is great, especially if you don't want to spend top dollar on a Galaxy S21 Ultra or Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, or the expensive Galaxy Z Fold 3 with its eye-watering $1,799 price tag. 

The Galaxy S10e is the most affordable and compact of the bunch; the Galaxy S10 is the standard flagship; and the Galaxy S10 Plus is the biggest and most premium version, save for the 6.7-inch Galaxy S10 5G.

These handsets share much in common, including Qualcomm's Snapdragon 855 processor, but there are some pretty big differences across the board, too. Here's how to choose the right Galaxy S10 for you.

Galaxy S10e vs. Galaxy S10 vs. Galaxy S10 Plus vs. Galaxy S10 5G: Specs compared

Galaxy S10eGalaxy S10Galaxy S10 Plus
Galaxy S10 5G
Price$749 at launch, now $599$899 at launch, now $749$999 at launch, now $849$1,299
Display (Resolution)5.8 inches (full HD+)6.1 inches (quad HD+)6.4 inches (quad HD+)6.7 inches (quad HD+)
Rear Camera(s)16-MP ultrawide (f/2.2); 12-MP dual-pixel wide (f/1.5, f/2.4)16-MP ultrawide (f/2.2); 12-MP dual-pixel wide (f/1.5, f/2.4); 12-MP telephoto (f/2.4)16-MP ultrawide (f/2.2); 12-MP dual-pixel wide (f/1.5, f/2.4); 12-MP telephoto (f/2.4)16-MP ultrawide (f/2.2);12-MP dual-pixel wide (f/1.5, f/2.4); 12-MP telephoto (f/2.4); hQVGA 3D depth sensor
Front Camera(s)10-MP dual-pixel (f/1.9)10-MP dual-pixel (f/1.9)10-MP dual-pixel (f/1.9); 8-MP depth-sensing (f/2.2)10-MP dual-pixel (f/1.9); hQVGA 3D depth sensor
CPUSnapdragon 855 (North America); Exynos 9820 (International)Snapdragon 855 (North America); Exynos 9820 (International)
Snapdragon 855 (North America); Exynos 9820 (International)Snapdragon 855 (North America); Exynos 9820 (International)
RAM6GB, 8GB8GB8GB, 12GB8GB
Storage128GB, 256GB128GB, 512GB128GB, 512GB, 1TB256GB, 512GB
microSDYes, up to 512GBYes, up to 512GBYes, up to 512GBYes, up to 512GB
Battery3,100 mAh3,400mAh4,100mAh4,500mAh
Battery Life (hrs:mins)
9:41
10:19
12:35
Not yet tested
ColorsPrism Black, Prism White, Prism Blue, Prism Green (except U.S.), Canary Yellow (except U.S.), Flamingo Pink (except U.K.)Prism Black, Prism White, Prism Blue, Prism Green (except U.S.), Flamingo Pink (except U.K.)Prism Black, Prism White, Prism Blue, Ceramic White, Ceramic Black, Prism Green (except U.S.), Flamingo Pink (except U.K.)Majestic Black (Verizon exclusive), Crown Silver
Size5.6 x 2.75 x 0.3 inches5.9 x 2.77 x 0.3 inches6.2 x 2.91 x 0.3 inches6.4 x 3.0 x 0.3 inches
Weight5.29 ounces5.5 ounces6.17 ounces6.98 ounces

Galaxy S10 price and availability

Following the launch of the Galaxy S20 series, the 5.8-inch Galaxy S10e started at $599 for 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. The 6.1-inch Galaxy S10 came in at $749 to $849 for 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage to start. And the 6.4-inch Galaxy S10 Plus was priced at $849 for its bigger display with the same 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.

The Galaxy S10 5G cost $1,299. Unlike the other flavors of the Galaxy S10, the 5G variant only comes with 8GB of RAM and either 256GB or 512GB of storage.

Unfortunately, we'd recommend against buying the S10 5G at this stage. Not only is the device difficult to track down these days, but as a first-generation 5G device, it doesn't support all deployments of 5G that carriers are using, meaning it's not very future-proof.

Besides, the newer Galaxy S21 Plus offers better 5G connectivity and all-around superior performance for a whopping $300 less than the S10 5G cost when it came out in 2019. So if you want a 5G Galaxy, we strongly recommend looking to one of the newer models, or even last year's Galaxy S20 series.

Galaxy S10 design, size and display

The entire Galaxy S10 family sports Samsung's Infinity-O display design. Instead of featuring a notch that hangs from the top of the screen, there's a hole punch on the top right side. It's fairly unobtrusive, but the S10 Plus and S10 5G have a wider hole punch to accommodate their dual front cameras, while the other phones have a smaller hole for a single front camera.

The key difference between the four models is size. The Galaxy S10e has a 5.8-inch, full-HD display, which is the same size screen as the iPhone 11 Pro. The Galaxy S10 steps up to a 6.1-inch, quad-HD panel, and the Galaxy S10 Plus packs a 6.4-inch, quad-HD panel. At 6.17 ounces, the Galaxy S10 Plus is on the hefty side but still more than an ounce and a half lighter than the iPhone 11 Pro Max (7.97 ounces), which has a slightly bigger 6.5-inch screen. And the S10 Plus isn't even the largest Galaxy S10 of them all — that designation is reserved for the 6.7-inch, 6.98-ounce S10 5G.

The screens on all four models benefit from Samsung's Dynamic AMOLED technology, which utilizes dynamic tone mapping for a wider range of a color and a reduction in blue light. However, all the S10 panels lack the 120Hz refresh rate of the newer S20 and S21 series. While the displays on the S10, S10 Plus and S10 5G are curved, the panel on the S10e is flat.

The Galaxy S10 weighs a manageable 5.5 ounces, while the S10e is a remarkably light 5.3 ounces.

Galaxy S10 color options

The Galaxy S10, S10e and S10 Plus all come in multiple colors, including Prism Black, Prism White and Prism Blue, as well as Flamingo Pink (except in the U.K.) and Prism Green (except in the U.S.).

The Galaxy S10e comes in Canary Yellow, but not in the U.S. And the 5G model offers less exciting choices — Majestic Black, which is exclusive to Verizon, and Crown Silver.

For those willing to splurge, the S10 Plus comes in Ceramic Black and Ceramic White, but those special editions are available only if you opt for the top-end 512GB or 1TB models.

Galaxy S10 fingerprint sensor

The Galaxy S10, S10 Plus and S10 5G feature an ultrasonic fingerprint sensor embedded in the display, which makes it fairly easy to unlock these phones. Unlike optical sensors, such as that found on the OnePlus 8, this ultrasonic reader provides slightly better accuracy and security by creating a 3D contour of your finger. It can also work when your finger is wet or damp.

However, the sensor can occasionally register a false negative, forcing you to touch the sensor again. You have to be careful not to tap too quickly. One hacker has claimed to have fooled the scanner using a 3D printed fingerprint, but for most users this sensor should be fine for unlocking the device.

One of the trade-offs for the cheaper Galaxy S10e is that it lacks an in-screen fingerprint reader; instead, Samsung embedded the sensor into the power button on the side of phone. Based on our testing, this sensor is more reliable than the under-screen one, though it is harder to interact with if the phone is lying flat, given its location.

Galaxy S10 cameras

As you might expect, the S10e has the fewest cameras, but it's no slouch. It offers the same 12-megapixel sensor as the other models, plus an ultrawide 16MP camera. And you get Samsung's improved Scene Optimizer feature for automatically recognizing up to 30 different scenes.

The Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus add a third camera to the back, a 12-MP, ƒ/2.4 lens that enables 2x optical zoom. (The S10e has to make do with digital zoom.) Then the S10 5G goes a step further, with a total of four lenses on the rear, thanks to the addition of a time-of-flight sensor for advanced spatial recognition.

On the front, the S10e, S10, S10 Plus and S10 5G all share the same 10-MP, ƒ/1.9 lens for selfies, but only the Galaxy S10 Plus plus packs a secondary depth sensor up front, which enables bokeh in selfies and the ability to colorize a subject while keeping the background black and white. The S10 5G also has a secondary front-facing sensor, but it's another time-of-flight camera, rather than a conventional one as in the S10 Plus.

Overall, the Galaxy S10 is a good shooting partner, but it's not quite the best camera phone given its age. Samsung's has really stepped up its imaging tech in the last couple of years, delivering breakthroughs like the 108-MP sensor in the Galaxy S20 Ultra and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, or the incredible zoom features on the Galaxy S21 Ultra. If you're curious how the Galaxy S10's camera stacks up to the competition, check out our Galaxy S10 vs Pixel 3 camera face-off.

Galaxy S10 specs and performance (and 5G)

Qualcomm's Snapdragon 855 processor powers all four of Samsung's S10 flagships in the U.S, while Samsung's own Exynos 9820 is the CPU elsewhere. Samsung says the 855's built-in AI helps predict and prepare for app launches, which should speed up performance, while improved support for the Unity graphics engine boosts gaming performance over previous Galaxy S generations.

Based on our Galaxy S10 benchmark testing, this phone does indeed live up to the hype. It scored 10,732 on Geekbench 4, which was the highest score we had ever seen from an Android phone at the time of the S10's release. The iPhone XS is a bit faster in this test, but the S10 Plus pulled ahead on the 3DMark graphics test. You'll obviously see better performance from Samsung's 2020 and 2021 premium handsets, which feature Qualcomm's newer Snapdragon 865, 865 Plus, and 888 processors, but the S10 range is still plenty fast enough to consider purchasing today.

On the Galaxy S10e, you start with 6GB of RAM but can opt for 8GB, and you can choose from 128GB or 256GB of storage. The Galaxy S10 comes with 8GB of RAM and either 256GB or 512GB of storage. The S10 Plus tops out at 12GB of RAM and 1TB of storage, making it one of the first smartphones to reach those heights in terms of memory. And the S10 5G sits somewhere between all of those, with 8GB of RAM and the option of either 256GB or 512GB of storage.

The one area where the Galaxy S10 5G unsurprisingly pulls ahead is its data performance. We've speed tested the phone in Chicago, which was one of the first launch cities for Verizon's 5G network, and we have seen speeds exceed 1Gbps. And we were amazed as the S10 5G downloaded a 33-minute, 158MB episode of Netflix’s Nailed It in an astonishing 5.6 seconds.

However, Verizon's network is far from widespread. That's been addressed since the carrier rolled out its nationwide sub-6GHz network in tandem with the launch of the iPhone 12, however, the Galaxy S10 5G cannot connect to that side of Verizon's 5G infrastructure. For that, you'll need the Galaxy S20, S21, or another one of the best 5G phones.

Galaxy S10 battery life and PowerShare

No surprise here. The Galaxy S10e has the smallest battery of the bunch at 3,100 mAh, but that doesn't mean it offers the least battery life; that's because it also has the smallest screen at 5.8 inches. This capacity is actually slightly better than the 3,000-mAh pack in the Samsung Galaxy S9.

The Galaxy S10 features a generous 3,400 mAh battery, while the Galaxy S10 Plus boasts a huge 4,100 mAh battery. By comparison, the Galaxy S9 Plus had a 3,500 mAh battery. In our battery tests, the Galaxy S10 Plus lasted a whopping 12 hours and 35 minutes, which is one of the best times we've seen from a flagship within the last couple of years. The phone also once featured in our list of the best phone battery life.

The regular Galaxy S10 endured for a very good 10:19, while the Galaxy S10e lasted a solid but unspectacular 9:41 on our battery test. For a comparison against the newer S20 devices, the standard Galaxy S20 fared just 9 hours and 31 minutes, while the Galaxy S20 Plus lasted a much better 10 hours and 31 minutes and the Galaxy S20 Ultra hit an epic 12:03. (All S20 tests were performed with each phone set to 60Hz mode.)

Each of the four Galaxy S10 phones offer Samsung's PowerShare feature, which allows users to charge other phones or Samsung's new Galaxy Buds wirelessly. You just place the other handset or buds on the back of the phone.

Galaxy S10 vs. Galaxy S21

Considering that the Galaxy S21 series is two generations newer, you'd expect those phones to be better than the Galaxy S10 family. They certainly are, with 5G as standard, 120Hz displays, more powerful processors, and better cameras (especially in the Galaxy S21 Ultra's case).

Although the Galaxy S10 series will likely see another year of platform updates, the phones are getting old as far as Android phones go. If you'd like to stick with Samsung for your next phone, be sure to check out our list of the best Samsung phones. But if you're open to other manufacturers, we encourage you to look at our roundup of the best Android phones.

Bottom line

Given all the differences between the four models, which version of the S10 should you consider? Here's how we break it down after testing the four phones.

Get the Galaxy S10e if you want a compact phone that's easy to use with one hand but you don't want to sacrifice performance or pay a high price. The regular Galaxy S10 is the phone to get if you want a fairly big screen, a fingerprint reader in the display and a third rear camera for ultra-wide shots.

The Galaxy S10 Plus is the flagship to buy if you want a big display and battery and a second front camera, plus the option for a crazy amount of RAM and storage. And as for the Galaxy S10 5G, although it offered impressive performance at the time, newer 5G phones have it beaten in terms of connectivity and affordability — so skip it.

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Mark Spoonauer is the global editor in chief of Tom's Guide and has covered technology for nearly 20 years. In addition to overseeing the direction of Tom's Guide, Mark specializes in covering all things mobile, having reviewed dozens of smartphones and other gadgets. He has spoken at key industry events and appears regularly on TV to discuss the latest trends. Mark was previously editor in chief of Laptop Mag, and his work has appeared in Wired, Popular Science and Inc. Follow him on Twitter at @mspoonauer.

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Samsung Galaxy S10

  • FLAGSHIP BATTERY DRAINER.! Whats use of features loaded Device Limited by Battery Power?

    Ameya Nagarkar (Apr 4, 2019) on Gadgets 360

    I am using S10 from 8th march 2019 Battery lasts only 8hrs with normal usage i.e not even installed Any game,social media apps also done all energy saving settings that can be done on S10 but only 18 mins extra i got i.e total backup of 8.18 hrs. Phone gets warmer quickly even using inbult apps like Galary,Theme settings etc. I contacted service center & they also have no solution on this. I also did one experiment i.e Formated device,done all energy saving settings, haven't installed any app rather that than inbuilt apps & got battery backup of 9.30 hrs max. The US varients of S10 performing well with battery power management getting 14hrs battery back up due to SNAPDRAGON 855 processor but rest world get Samsung's own processor EXYNOS 9820 which is worst in power management..! Also disappointed with battery charging speed Samsung providing Qualcomm quick charge 2.0 support in 2019 kind of joke. Verdict-I will never recommend Samsung S10 to anyone in World execpe US. All these problems with 67000 INR is no justice but Crime.

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  • S10 , Not at all worth the price

    Fazal Rehman (Mar 8, 2019) on Gadgets 360

    i got my s10 512gb 2 days back.and now its in the samsung service center .problems i noted were 1) Bad Battery backup. charge reduced by 30% overnight without any app being on 2) pixelated and blurred videos in fb, insta ( not isp issue) 3) wireless charging is for name sake, its will charging but for getting 1% i had to wait more than 30 min and the phones get heated up really bad. i woudnot recomment S10 to anyone

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  • Tejaswini (Jul 17, 2019) on Amazon

    Camera is awesome... battery life is low

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  • Amby Arunagiri (Nov 3, 2019) on Flipkart

    Camera isn't the best, however does the job well. Has stability control I guess so no more shaky videos and still pics. Noise cancelation is excellent and voice clarity is great. The fast charging is good enough, charges in about an 70 mins. One would feel a bit over priced for the specs. Weighs less compared to (one plus 6t). Sleek and slim. Some nagging navigational issues but otherwise good.

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  • Mukul (May 2, 2020) on Amazon

    awesome phone i m using from last almost one year ..

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  • Good product from Samsung

    Amazon Customer (Jul 27, 2019) on Amazon

    Nice product samsung always rocks

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  • Amazon Customer (Jul 2, 2020) on Amazon

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  • top notch build quality & the best of best

    Gurudutt R (Jun 25, 2020) on Amazon

    Below aspects are something that you will find ages to find fault and complain about.Build QualityPhone receptionSpeedUser InterfaceOnly drawback is the battery life...I use it heavily for Office work, browsing, video game & very bit of camera.. With all this if I start 100% at 7am by 7pm it is down to 25% or sometimes less.Having said that, every samsung lover is already prepared for battery life compromise. It has super fast chargin, wireless charging to compensate. With some of the battery issues of Samsung Note...i guess they are intentionally keeping it low.The looks & build quality will simply amaze you. beyond perfect i should say.

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  • Ramphool (Nov 25, 2020) on Amazon

    Nice

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  • The phone is very powerful and delicate

    Sundar (Nov 29, 2020) on Amazon

    Very gorgeous

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    Samsung Galaxy S10

    Android smartphone series including S10e, S10, S10+ and S10 5G

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    Samsung Galaxy S10+

    Samsung Galaxy S10+

    CodenameBeyond0 (S10e)
    Beyond1 (S10)
    Beyond2 (S10+)
    BeyondX (S10 5G)
    BrandSamsung Galaxy
    ManufacturerSamsung Electronics
    SloganInnovation Perfected
    Radical, Magical (design)[1]
    SeriesGalaxy S
    ModelInternational models:
    SM-G970x (S10e)
    SM-G973x (S10)
    SM-G975x (S10+)
    SM-G977x (S10 5G)
    SM-G770x (S10 Lite)
    (Last letter varies by carrier and international models)
    Japanese models:
    SCV41 (au, S10)
    SC-03L (NTT Docomo, S10)
    SM-G973C (Rakuten Mobile, S10)
    SCV42 (au, S10+)
    SC-04L (NTT Docomo, S10+)
    SC-05L (NTT Docomo, S10+ Olympic Games Edition)
    Compatible networks2G, 3G, 4G, 4G LTE, 5G (S10 5G)
    First released4 March 2019; 2 years ago (2019-03-04)S10 Lite: 3 January 2020; 21 months ago (2020-01-03)
    PredecessorSamsung Galaxy S9/S9+
    SuccessorSamsung Galaxy S20
    S10 Lite:Samsung Galaxy S20 Fan Edition
    RelatedSamsung Galaxy Note 10
    TypeSmartphone (S10e, S10, and S10+)
    Phablet (S10 5G, and S10 Lite)
    Form factorSlate
    DimensionsS10e:
    142.2 mm × 69.9 mm × 7.9 mm (5.60 in × 2.75 in × 0.31 in)
    S10:
    149.9 mm × 70.4 mm × 7.8 mm (5.90 in × 2.77 in × 0.31 in)
    S10+:
    157.6 mm × 74.1 mm × 7.8 mm (6.20 in × 2.92 in × 0.31 in)
    S10 5G:
    162.6 mm × 77.1 mm × 7.9 mm (6.40 in × 3.04 in × 0.31 in)
    S10 Lite:
    162.5 mm × 75.6 mm × 8.1 mm (6.40 in × 2.98 in × 0.32 in)
    Mass
    • S10e: 150 g (5.3 oz)
    • S10: 157 g (5.5 oz)
    • S10+: 175 g (6.2 oz) / 198 g (7.0 oz) (ceramic color)
    • S10 Lite: 186 g (6.6 oz)
    • S10 5G: 198 g (7.0 oz)
    Operating systemOriginal:Android9.0 "Pie" with One UI 1.1
    Current:Android11.0 with One UI 3.0
    System on chipWorldwide, except S10 Lite:Samsung Exynos 9 Series 9820
    USA, Canada, Hong Kong, China, Japan, Latin America (Except Brazil), and S10 Lite:Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
    CPUExynos: Octa-core (2x2.73 GHz Mongoose-M4, 2x2.31 GHz Cortex-A75 and 4x1.95 GHz Cortex-A55)
    Snapdragon: Octa-core (1x2.84 GHz, 3x2.42 GHz and 4x1.8 GHz) Kryo 485
    GPUExynos: Mali-G76 MP12
    Snapdragon:Adreno 640
    MemoryS10e: 6/8 GB LPDDR4X-4266 RAM
    S10 & S10 5G: 8 GB LPDDR4X-4266 RAM
    S10+: 8/12 GB LPDDR4X-4266 RAM
    S10 Lite: 6/8 GB LPDDR4X-4266 RAM
    StorageS10e: UFS 128/256 GB
    S10: UFS 128/512 GB
    S10+: UFS 128/512/1024 GB
    S10 5G: UFS 256/512 GB
    S10 Lite: UFS 128/512 GB
    Removable storageS10e, S10, S10+, and S10 Lite: microSD card support up to 512 GB
    S10 5G: non-expandable
    SIMnanoSIM, eSIM
    Single SIM or Hybrid Dual SIM in dual stand-by
    Battery
    • S10e:3100 mAh
    • S10:3400 mAh
    • S10+:4100 mAh
    • S10 5G:4500 mAh
    • S10 Lite:4500 mAh
    [2]
    Charging15W (S10e/S10/S10+)
    25W (S10 5G/S10 Lite)
    Data inputs
    Display
    • All models except S10e and S10 Lite: 3040×1440 1440p Dynamic AMOLED capacitive touchscreen Gorilla Glass 6 HDR10+ Infinity-O display
    • S10: 6.1 in (155.1 mm), (550 ppi)
    • S10+: 6.4 in (163.5 mm), (522 ppi)
    • S10 5G: 6.7 in (169.2 mm), (505 ppi)
    • S10e: 2280×1080 1080p Dynamic AMOLED capacitive touchscreen Gorilla Glass 5 HDR10+ Infinity-O display
      5.8 in (146.1 mm), (438 ppi)
    • S10 Lite: 2400×1080 1080p Super AMOLED Plus capacitive touchscreen Gorilla Glass 3+ HDR10+ Infinity-O display
      6.7 in (169.5 mm), (394 ppi)
    Rear cameraS10e: 12 MP, f/1.5-2.4, 26mm (wide), 1/2.55", 1.4µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS + 16 MP, f/2.2, 12mm (ultrawide), 1/3.1", 1.0µm, Super Steady video

    S10 & S10+: 12 MP, f/2.4, 52mm (telephoto), 1/3.6", 1.0µm, AF, OIS, 2x optical zoom + 12 MP, f/1.5-2.4, 26mm (wide), 1/2.55", 1.4µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS + 16 MP, f/2.2, 12mm (ultrawide), 1/3.1", 1.0µm, Super Steady video S10 5G: 12 MP, f/2.4, 52mm (telephoto), 1/3.6", 1.0µm, AF, OIS, 2x optical zoom + 12 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/1.76", 1.8µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS + 16 MP, f/2.2, 12mm (ultrawide), 1/3.1", 1.0µm, Super Steady video + 0.3 MP, ToF 3D, (Depth Camera)

    S10 Lite: 48 MP, f/2.0, 26mm (wide), 1/2.0", 0.8µm, PDAF, Super Steady OIS + 12 MP, f/2.2, 12mm (ultrawide) + 5 MP, f/2.4, (macro)
    Front cameraS10e & S10: 10 MP, f/1.9, 26mm (wide), 1/3", 1.22µm, Dual Pixel PDAF

    S10+: 10 MP, f/1.9, 26mm (wide), 1/3", 1.22µm, Dual Pixel PDAF + 8 MP, f/2.2, 22mm (wide), 1/4", 1.12µm, depth sensor
    S10 5G: 10 MP, f/1.9, 26mm (wide), 1/3", 1.22µm, Dual Pixel PDAF + ToF 3D Depth Camera

    S10 Lite: 32 MP, f/2.2, 25mm (wide), 1/2.8", 0.8µm
    SoundDolby Atmos stereo speakers tuned by AKG
    ConnectivityBluetooth 5.0
    Wi-Fi b/g/n/ac/ax
    USB-C
    3.5mm Headphone jack (except S10 Lite)
    Water resistanceS10, S10+, S10 5G, S10e: IP68, up to 1.5 m (4.9 ft) for 30 minutes
    S10 Lite: None
    SARS10e: Head/Body = 0.58/1.58[3]
    S10: Head/Body = 0.48/1.59[4]
    S10+: Head/Body = 0.52/1.58[5][6]
    Hearing aid compatibilityM3/T3
    WebsiteSamsung Galaxy S10e, S10 & S10+
    References[7]

    The Samsung Galaxy S10 is a line of Android-based smartphones manufactured, released and marketed by Samsung Electronics as part of the Samsung Galaxy S series. The Galaxy S10 series is a celebratory series of the 10th anniversary of the Samsung GalaxyS flagship line, its top line of phones next to the Note models. Unveiled during the "Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2019" press event held on 20 February 2019, the devices started shipping in certain regions such as Australia and the United States on 6 March 2019, then worldwide on 8 March 2019.[8] It is the tenth generation of Samsung's Galaxy S series of smartphones.

    As has been done since the Galaxy S6, Samsung unveiled flagship Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10+ models, differentiated primarily by screen size and an additional front-facing camera on the S10+. In addition, Samsung also unveiled a smaller model known as the Galaxy S10e, as well as a larger, 5G-compatible version, the Galaxy S10 5G. In 2020, a midrange variant, the Galaxy S10 Lite, was also introduced.

    The Galaxy S10e, S10 and S10+ launch prices started at $749/£586, $899/£704 and $999/£782,[9] while the S10 5G's launch price was $1299.[10]

    On 6 March 2020, Samsung launched the successor to the S10, the Samsung Galaxy S20.[11]

    Specifications[edit]

    Hardware[edit]

    Display[edit]

    The S10 line comprises five models with various hardware specifications; the main S10 and S10+ respectively feature 6.1 and 6.4-inch 1440p "Dynamic AMOLED" displays with HDR10+ support and "dynamic tone mapping" technology.[12] The displays have curved sides that slope over the horizontal edges of the device. Unlike previous Samsung phones, their front-facing cameras occupy a rounded cut-out near the top-right of the display, and both models use an ultrasonic in-screen fingerprint reader.[8] While providing better performance over the optical in-screen fingerprint readers introduced by other recent phones, they are not compatible with all screen protectors. Due to this, the S10 and S10+ are both supplied with a pre-installed plastic screen protector.[8][13]

    Chipsets[edit]

    International models of the S10 use the Exynos 9820 system-on-chip, while the U.S. and Chinese models use the Qualcomm Snapdragon855.[14][15] The two devices are sold with 128 or 512 GB of internal storage along with 8GB of RAM, with the S10+ also being sold in a 1-terabyte model with 12GB of RAM. They respectively contain 3400 mAh with the standard S10 and 4100 mAh batteries for the S10+ model, supporting Qiinductive charging, and the ability to charge other Qi-compatible devices from their own battery power.[8][16]

    Cameras[edit]

    The S10 features a 3-lens rear-facing camera setup; it retains the dual-aperture 12-megapixel and 12-megapixel telephoto lenses of the Galaxy S9+, but now uses a camera module introduced on the Note 9 and also adds a 16-megapixel ultra-wide angle lens. The front-facing camera on the S10+ is accompanied by a second RGB depth sensor, which Samsung states helps improve the quality of photo effects and augmented reality image filters. Both sets of cameras support 4K video recording and HDR10+. The camera software includes a new "Shot Suggestion" feature to assist users, "Artistic Live Filters", as well as the ability to post directly to Instagram posts and stories. S10+ uses a double hole punch design for the front camera, while S10 uses a single hole punch design. The Galaxy S10e and S10 make use of "advanced heat-pipe" cooling systems, but the more expensive Galaxy S10 Plus uses a vapor chamber cooling system.[17][18][19][20]

    In the manual mode, the exposure time can be increased up to ten seconds.[21]

    Models[edit]

    Alongside the main S10 and S10+, Samsung also unveiled two additional models. The S10e is a compact version of the S10, featuring a smaller, flat, 5.8-inch 1080p display with no curved edges. Its fingerprint reader is contained within the power button on the right side rather than in-display, and it excludes the 12-megapixel telephoto camera of the S10. It still includes the dual-aperture 12-megapixel and 16-megapixel ultra-wide-angle sensors.[22] It has a smaller battery.[2]

    There is also a larger, phablet-sized premium model known as the S10 5G, which features support for 5G wireless networks, a 6.7-inch display, 256 or 512 GB of non-expandable storage, additional 3D time-of-flight cameras on both the front and rear, and a non-user-replaceable 4,500 mAh battery. This model was temporarily exclusive to Verizon Wireless on launch in 2019 before expanding to other carriers in the weeks after launch.[20][23]

    Charging speeds are 45 Watts on the S10 Lite, 25 Watts on the S10 5G and 15 Watts on the S10e, the first two of which mark the first increase since the 2014 Galaxy Note 4 and 2015 Galaxy S6.[2]

    The S10 series (except S10 Lite) is the last model in the Galaxy S series to feature 3.5 mm headphone jack as its successors, the S20, S20+ and S20 Ultra, do not.

    In January 2020, the S10 Lite was released. It is a midrange variant of the S10, containing the same cameras as the main variant. It features 128 GB of expandable storage, a 6.7 inch 1080p screen on a aluminum frame, and a 4,500 mAh battery. This variant removes the 3.5 mm headphone jack featured on all of the 2019 variants of the S10, as well as wireless charging, instead being equipped with 25 watt Super Fast Charging picked up from the Galaxy Note 10. Unlike the main variants, the S10 Lite is only offered with Snapdragon 855 chipset.

    Colours[edit]

    Galaxy S10e, S10, and S10+ are available in the colors Prism White, Prism Black, Prism Green, Prism Blue, Prism Silver, Cardinal Red, Flamingo Pink, and Smoke Blue. Galaxy S10e is also available in Canary Yellow. Galaxy S10 5G comes in the colors Crown Silver, Majestic Black, and Royal Gold. Galaxy S10+ and Galaxy S10+ Performance Edition offer two additional color choices: Ceramic Black and White. The Performance Edition ceramic models offer 12GB RAM and 1TB of internal storage.

    Software[edit]

    The S10 range ships with Android 9.0 "Pie". They are the first Samsung smartphones to ship with a major revamp of Samsung's Android user experience known as One UI.[24] A main design element of One UI is intentional repositioning of key user interface elements in stock apps to improve usability on large screens. Many apps include large headers that push the beginning of content towards the center of the display, while navigation controls and other prompts are often displayed near the bottom of the display instead.[25][26]

    Samsung released the Android 10 update to the Galaxy S10 series on 28 November 2019. The update includes One UI version 2.0.[27]

    On 18 August 2020, it was announced by Samsung that all variants of the S10 series would be supported for three generations of Android software updates.[28]

    An official list released by Samsung on 2 December 2020, further confirmed that all S10 models would be receiving the Android 11 upgrade with One UI 3.[29]

    Known issues[edit]

    The fingerprint scanner had a security flaw that allowed anyone to unlock the phone with a silicone screen protector, which also affected the Note 10.[30] Samsung rolled out a patch to fix this problem on 23 October 2019.[31]

    Reception[edit]

    Dan Seifert from The Verge gave the S10 a score of 8.5/10, praising its excellent display, performance, battery life, versatile camera system and headphone jack inclusion. However, he noted that the new in-screen fingerprint scanner was slower and more finicky and camera performance was not as good as the Pixel 3's in low light.[32]

    Andrei Frumusanu from AnandTech reported that the Exynos 9820 performed significantly better than the previous year's Exynos 9810, although he also stated that the Exynos 9820 still couldn't keep up with the Snapdragon 855. He has not tested the power efficiency of the Exynos 9820 yet.[33]

    Marques Brownlee praised the S10's One UI for improving one-handed usability. He labelled the S10+ as one of the few $1000 smartphones that are worth their price tag.[34]

    Jeffrey Van Camp from Wired rated the S10 9/10 for its all-screen design, fun features, ultrasonic fingerprint sensor, wireless charging with power sharing and headphone jack inclusion. His complaints were that the camera, while fantastic, still couldn't rival the Pixel 3's night shots, it could be difficult to find what the user wanted in the settings menus, wireless power sharing was slow and the edges needed palm rejection.[35]

    The S10+ received an overall score of 109 from DXOMARK; it had a photo score of 114, a video score of 97, and a selfie score of 96.[36] The S10 5G received an overall score of 112, tying it as the site's top ranked phone at the time along with the P30 Pro. It had a photo score of 117, a video score of 100, and a selfie score of 97.[37]

    Sales of the S10 have exceeded that of the preceding S9, with the S10+ being the most popular model followed by the regular S10 and then the S10e.[38]

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