Samsung Galaxy S10+
The Galaxy S10+ is exactly what you’d expect out of Samsung’s tenth flagship handset. After all, the company’s been making these for a decade, and knows what works. The S10+ is a winning mix of powerful performance, long-lasting battery, stunning display and capable cameras. There’s also a welcome software overhaul and the ability to wirelessly charge compatible devices, making this a surprisingly useful handset. You’ll have to live with minor quirks like an inconsistent fingerprint sensor, lousy AR emoji and a subpar digital assistant, but none of those keep the S10+ from being an ultimately superb phone.
- Excellent battery life
- One UI is a welcome refresh
- Surprisingly helpful Bixby Routines
- Big and beautiful HDR10+ display
- Versatile triple camera setup
- AR emoji are unrecognizable
- Low light shots are subpar
- Critic Reviews (10)
- User Reviews (32)
- 89AVERAGE CRITIC SCORE10 ReviewsZDNet100Galaxy S10 Plus reviewThe unique front-facing camera hole isn't really bugging me; the display is gorgeous; the fingerprint scanner has been working about 80 percent of the time without repeated attempts; the various cameras perform well; the device has superb fit and finish; the Prism White is stunning; and I am thoroughly enjoying Samsung One UI. It's clearly the best Samsung phone released, typical for the newest releases, and will please millions of folks who buy it this month.CNET90Killer screen, triple cameras and battery life make ... a hitGalaxy S10 Plus is a killer phone for 2019, although serious photographers will find its nighttime camera shots lacking.Tom's Guide90The Ultimate Android Phone Is HereIt's worth the splurge. The Galaxy S10 Plus delivers an immersive 6.4-inch screen, epic battery life, lots of speed and excellent cameras in a slick design.Computerworld90Galaxy S10+ is the right phone at the wrong timeWhether the Galaxy S10+ is the right phone for right now depends on your migration strategy. If 5G is in your short-term plan, you might want to wait a few months for the 5G model, realizing that it’s probably going have niche, at best, application for a while....But if you’ve got the budget to get a top-end phone now and upgrade to 5G whenever you need to, then pull the trigger on this one; it’s the best business phone of the moment. Just keep in mind that its moment may be fleeting.New York Times80A $1,000 Smartphone With CompromisesI have to say Samsung’s decision to focus on fingerprint sensing instead of upgrading its face scanner is not particularly satisfying. User feedback isn’t generally an ideal way to design security features. After all, many people also enjoy using the same weak passwords across all their internet accounts.Wired UK80High quality, high price, low innovationStill, this is one of the best phones in the world, and is only set to improve if Samsung does update it with a Huawei and Google-matching low-light photography mode. Battery life is perhaps less likely to get such an overhaul. The Galaxy S10+ lasts long enough to satisfy, and can stream video for the better part of a full day, but the Mate 20 Pro lasts significantly longer with mixed use, despite very similar battery capacity.TechRadar90Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus reviewThe Galaxy S10 Plus is Samsung's new 'everything phone' for 2019, helping disrupt the sameness of the last few generations of Samsung handsets. Its 6.4-inch screen is so big it displaces the front camera, while its triple-lens rear camera can take ultra-wide photos. And though you can’t see them, the in-screen fingerprint sensor is a hidden feature for you, while Wireless PowerShare is a perk for your battery-drained friends. It has a lot of nifty features – just know Samsung is asking for a lot of money, too.The Verge90The Anti-iPhoneIt’s clear that after a decade of Galaxy phones, Samsung knows what its customers want and what they expect. We’ve already seen glimpses of where the next 10 years will take us, but if you’re looking for the best Android phone available today, the S10 Plus is it.GSM Arena90Samsung Galaxy S10+ reviewThe Galaxy S9+ was an S8+ with an extra camera. The Galaxy S10+ is an S9+ with an extra camera. So that would be 2 more cameras then if you're coming from the S8+, all by itself making it a worthy upgrade. If you're coming from the S9+ it's not as simple, though we would argue that with the S10+ the YoY improvements are more meaningful than what we had in 2018 - the ones we can name, but also the cumulative all-around refinement.We'd happily recommend the Galaxy S10+ if you want the absolute best Samsung has on offer right now. But realistically, the smaller Galaxy S10 would be our pick - essentially the same phone, only more affordable.CNBC90Samsung has an amazing new Galaxy phoneSure, if you have $1,000, the Galaxy S10+ is a good bet, and you’ll love the screen, cameras and battery life, three things that matter most to consumers.But you don’t need to upgrade if you have a Galaxy S8 or newer, since the changes probably aren’t worth the cost. If you like your iPhone, stick with that. There’s no “must have” feature in the Galaxy S10+ that you can’t find on an iPhone either.
- 82AVERAGE USER SCORE32 ReviewsMelanie10January 15, 2020Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I hate it. It's heavy and hella awkward to take screenshots. SO not worth the money.Sean90August 5, 2019Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!This is one of the great phones. It does everything I ask of it without trouble.. the only one complaint I do have seems more to be a software issue than hardware related.. whenever I am watching YouTube videos you can be rest assured that that video will minimize, all by itself, to the lower right-hand corner of the screen.. and to all those who would say I am holding it wrong.. that's is truly not the case the problem occurs even when I not holding the phone.. it's well-documented on the S9s but I am not seeing people having this issue issue with the S10 except for me.. Would love to find a resolution to this, my previous phone S8+ did not do this.Justin90August 3, 2019Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetJose90August 2, 2019Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Overall the phone is amazing. While it may have some cons it has much more pros. The WQHD is amazing being able to consume media on the large display. The triple lens camera work amazingly, while it does seem to struggle with low light images, it's still amazing to be able to record 4k videos or 1080p with stabilization. The software is amazing while in my case it can be a struggle to use the home, back, and apps button. I may have large hands but I struggle due to the fact I use gestures and not the navigation bar. One thing that can be a con and pro is the Bixby button due to the fact you can activate it by accident. Samsung offers a solution by allowing you to remap it for other apps(not other voice assistants). When you first get the phone you can't help but notice the puch-hole in the display. After a while of using the phone you learn to ignore it. I find this to be much better than Samsungs competitor, apples notch. In conclusion I find this phone to be amazing with its camera, performance, to its software. I would highly recommend the phone.Zee90August 2, 2019Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I had the Galaxy S7 before the S10+ The issue I had with it is the battery. After two years, it no longer lasted as long as it did when it was new. I was looking for a device and the products available were not that good. I avoid OnePlus because every year, without a doubt, they have an issue with software/hardware and specifically displays. Pixel's were out dated CPU wise and still had glitches. Samsung was the only reliable source for me.The battery lasts more than an entire day. The RAM is excellent at keeping my apps open and there when I need them. It does a lot of things in the background that I no longer need to do, such as disabling certain hardware when I connect to a specific Wifi, BT, or whatever.The display is excellent. Bright, colorful.I'm a bit disappointed in both size and camera. The size is too large, so it makes it annoying to use with one hand. The front camera is not good at all, it looks to be from a cheap phone and MKBHD did an excellent video on that. Furthermore, when used in Instagram/Snapchat it is difficult to show multiple people because by default the front camera is not using the wide lens. I end up having to take it with the native camera or with another person's phone.One last issue is that unlocked GS10+ get their updates last, which absolutely sucks. That's not why I got an unlocked device, though I do understand why. It just sucks.Albert100August 2, 2019Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I bought this on Prime day, unlocked and new, and it was a reasonable $649. I was upgrading from a much older Note 4, and so far it has been an amazing phone. The size does not feel like it is 6.4 inches compared to 5.7. They feel much the same. Battery life, usage, photography, responsiveness, have all been just great. And the headphone jack was an essential item in my choice (compared to OnePlus 7 Pro). There are two minor downside/issues worth mentioning. The first is the fidgety fingerprint reader, which is still slow, and often requires more than one try. Even practiced, and careful, I would say at least one third of the times it fails. Another issue is that the edge shortcut panel is not well designed. Sometimes it opens when you just wanted to touch the edge, and sometimes it does not open when you want it to. Still, overall, the phone truly is a wonderful flagship and I would still recommend it without reservation.Matt80August 2, 2019Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I received the Galaxy s10+ a day before launch and did a preliminary review of which was not so nice initially. The embedded finger print reader, average battery life, and middling camera put a bad taste in my mouth. Five months later I'm on a Google pixel 3xl. That said the updates Samsung has released since the launch of the S10+ has really changed my initial thoughts on the device. The camera now can handle HDR scenes much better, low light shots are social media worthy, and the ultrasonic finger print reader is much improved. Lastly the battery life seems to be a tad bit better. Overall I think it's a great device and the aesthetics of the phone are definitely top notch. We have a gorgeous screen, much improved UI, and relatively speedy performance. There are still little annoyances however. Such as the cheap screen protector installed with it and the inability to add a screen protector that's made of glass without affecting the fingerprint reader, unless you don't mind spending $50 on a Whitestone some glass protector. Overall I think most people would be happy with this phone granted it may be a bit accident prone due to the glass front and back.Scott70August 2, 2019Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition. - Engadgetandromedarabbit90August 2, 2019Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I have been a long-time i-phone user since i-phone 4. Just for a week I tried Galaxy S3 and am soon dissatisfied and back to i-phone. But Galaxy S10 series is different. I am using 5G model and love it'/s superb camera.James70August 2, 2019Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Pros: Great display, solid battery life, responsive, and a best in class camera.Cons: Curved edges still introduce multiple problems- touch error that requires a decent border to be set as well as the most fragile glass I've seen in years. First screen I've broken in 6 years, only had it a month. Suffered a 2 foot drop while seated. Nicked the glass which turned into a crack across the screen a few hours later. In screen thumb print is awful. I would honestly pay extra to not have it in the next phone I buy. Thumbprint sensors are great, but this is better off not existing.Can't comment too much on reception and such since I switched carriers. Standard Samsung bloatware I'll never use. All in all, I wouldn't buy it again. The phone genuinely made me question why anybody buys expensive phones anymore. If it weren't for a buy one get an s10e free, I'd probably be upset. I don't plan on switching carriers again anytime soon, and next time I doubt I'll be buying a Samsung again. Subpar experience overall.Nav90August 2, 2019Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetMark80August 1, 2019Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I've been using Galaxy phones since the S6 and have enjoyed each and every iteration. This is first time I've gone with the "flagship" version, and am very glad I did. I am not a Bixby user (easy to turn off now) and have never been a fingerprint user due to the fact they've never worked for me on ANY phone or device I've ever tried. So eliminating Bixby and the Fingerprint reader from the equation - for me at least - I find it hard to identify any major negative point about the phone. The camera(s) are amazing, the integration with my Galaxy Watch and Buds work really well (especially with recent updates to the Buds eliminating the bluetooth connectivity quirks), and the battery life is SO much better than my two year old S8 I upgraded from. Pairing it with an Anker wireless charger attached to a "Fast Charge" adaptor and this thing charges to 100% so dang fast! It also loves my Honda Civic SI, making Android Auto, Spotify and Waze my go to car apps. And the connectivity to my Osmo Pocket works really great as well - this has become my go to device for nearly everything I do. Really can't say enough good things about this. I'm not a fan of the forced-Samsung ecosystem regarding backups and updates, but that's definitely not a deal breaker. Overall, another solid Galaxy phone that I hope will last me another 2 years before my next upgrade.Mark70August 1, 2019Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Fingerprint sensor is terrible.Gregor90August 1, 2019Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Still the best Android flagship. People complaining or giving it a low rating either don't have it or are review trolls who just want to parrot what they've heard, read or seen elsewhere to be perceived as hip or 'with it.'E80August 1, 2019Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Fingerprint reader is TERRIBLE!!Jennifer90August 1, 2019Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Comming from a pixel 3xl i wasnt sure what to expect. I love the screen its larve and very clear to read without having to be very wide. This is great for my little hands. The battery is about the same though a day of FB, news articals, and google searches it lasts all day. I would have to say it was a great change over as ot has perks the pixel did not. Like the sview case, charging of other devices, etc.debugy2k90August 1, 2019Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I've used Samsung S5 and S7 before. Now have a Huawei P20 Pro which I decided to upgrade to the S10+ 1TB because I wanted the extra RAM since I'm doing to do 360 video editing on it. Also wanted the extra storage space since I'm a data hoarder. The fingerprint scanner is pretty bad but luckily I don't use any security to login so that "disability" doesn't bother me. The only major worry for me would be the curved screen durability. This is the first phone that I'm using that has a curved screen...so hopefully it would survive a few "accidents".Zepelin90August 1, 2019Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!My brother and I picked up a BOGO deal at T-Mobile - so for about $450, this was a great purchase. Everyone is different, but here are my Pros / Cons:Pros - Battery:I love how long the battery lasts - Can literally charge every 2 days and I use it a decent amount.Camera: Great camera, love the live focus shot for taking photos of my kids.Speed: It doesn't hesitate with anything I throw at it. Games work flawlessly.Cons - Size: I came from a Galaxy S7 and this is frankly a big phone. Have to use 2 hands to use it which I don't love. Screen real estate is nice, but I kind of wish I went with the S10 for size.Edge: I find the curved edge screen kind of pointless. I'm sure I could take advantage of it better, but for my purposes I don't like it. I prefer having a lip around the phone to hold it and not accidentally touch the screen.Screen Protector: It comes with a factory screen protector that hasn't been all that great. Overall, it's been a nice phone to have.Paul100August 1, 2019Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Best phone I have hadEmily100August 1, 2019Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A gadget unicorn - EngadgetAlex40August 1, 2019Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!It is the best hardware there is but they need to get rid of Bixby once and for all. Or at least make it easy to delete it completely. I do not want to use a Samsung account that constantly wants a password and Bixby is just terrible. I am waiting for Huawei to make a good operating system. Bixby is a disgrace for Android. Google should demand it to be removed or made optional. "Bixby - remove itself" should be the command. And all of my friends hate it.jlgonzalez0190August 1, 2019Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadgetdukeofhurl90August 1, 2019Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetIan90August 1, 2019Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetStellist90August 1, 2019Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadgetngiotta90August 1, 2019Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Not digging the cameras in the screen, but other than that, flawless phone.BrianBuche90August 1, 2019Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Great phone hole punch is really unnoticeable. Phone is very slippery if not in a case. Camera is amazing.Dave2790May 15, 2019Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I turned off "lift to wake" and that seems to improve battery life. Samsung needs to fix that. Otherwise I like everything about this phone, especially the cameras.Marius80April 21, 2019Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - EngadgetDaniel100March 22, 2019Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!do like it (Just posting this to counter balance that other guys review ; p)luca_xyz10March 12, 2019Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!do't like itMiguel100March 10, 2019Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Samsung for another win. At this point I may be a fan boy but honestly even tho some of what Samsung does is just a gimmick at least its innovating. I use to love the iPhone but it just feels dated.