How to decide which Samsung Galaxy S10 is the best to buy

  • 01/05/2019 AT 04:26 by It's a Gadget Staff
  • Gadgets, Mobile Phones

Samsung has revealed few weeks ago a new line of devices entitled Galaxy S10. Together with this lineup that includes the flagship Samsung Galaxy S10 with 3 variants, they also announced a foldable Samsung Galaxy Fold and a couple of wearable devices.

Samsung Galaxy fold is the phone for tomorrow, but Samsung Galaxy S10 is the polished phone the market demands today. The most expensive variant, the S10+ has a slim chance of being the best seller, but it will attract a lot of people who love a big battery and display. A lot of information, but which device you should chose?

The S10+ does not only get the extra power of a 4100 maH battery, but also it has a highly power efficient chip. We have already seen the effects of 7nm chips’ power efficiency in the Huawei Mate 20pro and a similar performance can be expected from the new S10 phones.

A good feature of all these phones is that they are equipped with reverse wireless charging technology which was first seen in Huawei’s Mate 20pro. Unfortunately, Huawei also brought the hole punch designed front cameras to the market earlier than Samsung. This hole-punch design of the front cameras is also one of the key features of all the new Samsung Galaxy S10 devices.  Even though it may feel like the new Samsung Galaxy S10+ is the best phone, it is not going to be in everyone’s shopping list.

There are some key differences that separate the buyers of the different variants of Galaxy S10. Therefore, the question remains. Which of these devices are for you? Here are the details of all the devices released in the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2019 event.

Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus

This is the biggest Galaxy S10 variant except the 5G version.

It comes with a 6.4 inch quad HD+ display which is of course curved around the edges in the traditional Galaxy S fashion. It is equipped with triple cameras among which two have OIS: one is wide angle, one is telephoto and the other one is the first ultra-wide angle camera from Samsung in the S series.

The bells and whistles are there in the hardware specifications department. It is equipped with the latest Snapdragon 855 chip which should place the Galaxy S10+ one of the most powerful and battery efficient phones in the world even though the Sony flagship is providing a higher benchmarking score with the same processor. It also offers 1TB of storage space if you are ready to increase your exceeding budget even further. If you want a big phone with big battery and budget is no issue for you, Samsung Galaxy S10+ is the right phone for you. I would recommend this to business guys or people that need to have big screens in their life.

Samsung Galaxy S10

This is the variant with no compromises except the screen, an extra depth sensor front camera and battery size.

The screen is reduced to 6.1-inch and the battery is reduced to 3400mAh, but this should still make it an all day phone as it is still powered by the same 7nm chip running the newly optimized One UI from Samsung.

The number of camera lenses are same and the curved edges are still there. The only reasons to choose this phone over the S10+ can be its size and price, so for a normal person like me, this would be the phone to buy.

Samsung Galaxy S10E

Despite being the cheapest in the bunch, this is the most talked about by the reviewers and for justified reasons. This is the $750 iPhone XR competitor that makes less sacrifices to reach this comparatively affordable price point. It loses the telephoto lens, but the ultra-wide lens is still there. It loses the curved edge, but the AMOLED smoothness is still there.

The S10E also comes with a full HD display unlike the iPhone XR. It is expected by the analysts that the Samsung Galaxy S10E is probably going to be the best seller among the three variants. The downsides of this phone also includes a smaller battery (3100 mAh) compared to the other two versions.

Many users also prefer not to use the curved edges at it is harder to get compatible and long lasting screen protectors for those. Therefore, losing the curved edges can be a blessing for many potential users. I would recommend this to those that don’t afford S10 and that don’t care that much for impressive screens, photos or amazing performance.

Samsung Galaxy S10 5G

This is the biggest phone announced of Samsung Galaxy Unpacked. The Samsung Galaxy S10 5G is a 6.7-inch quad HD+ display with the same curved edge AMOLED display.

There is an extra camera at the back which includes a 3D depth sensing camera along with the other three cameras of the other variants. This is also the phone with the biggest battery in the S series (4500 mAh). Although the guests could try all these new phones in the demo, the S10 5G variant was not one of those. This may not be the answer to which phone you should buy, but many heavy users are choosing this phone just for its battery and screen size. So I’m not sure exactly for which kind of person is this phone, but for sure is for someone that affords spending more and that 5G and big size really matters.

Samsung Galaxy Fold

The Samsung Galaxy Fold was the most hyped phone of the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2019. In the competition to release the first foldable phone in the market, Samsung had to accept defeat, but the delay was worth it.

It is a more polished product than any previous release of foldable phones as it has the foldable display and one small display which can be used when the device is folded.

The cover display is a 4.6-inch Super AMOLED display and the main foldable display is a 7.3-inch QXGA+ Dynamic AMOLED display even though Samsung could not avoid the notch in the main display. There is one selfie camera on the cover and three rear cameras similar to the S10 releases, but Samsung does not stop there. There are two more cameras at the front situated at the notch when you unfold the phone.

Samsung Galaxy Fold comes equipped with 12GB of RAM. That’s why it will cost you $1980 which may not seem too ridiculous when you will look at the Huawei Mate X folding phone with a $2600 price tag. So those who want to buy this will have to really love this type of phones or afford spending nearly $2000 for a phone.

Now let’s have a small look on the accesories as Samsung also recently introduced Galaxy Buds, Galaxy Watch Active and Galaxy Fit/Galaxy Fit E fitness trackers.

Samsung Galaxy Buds

Samsung Galaxy Buds are the cord-free earbuds that puts the Apple Airpods under serious competition as the Galaxy Buds offer many features the latter ones do not have. The charging case can be charged wirelessly and it works great with the reverse charging technology used in all the Galaxy S10 phones. The buds also use dual microphones to provide a clear voice quality in noisy environments. The touch sensitive controls are also very intuitive. The Galaxy Buds are provided free if you preorder any of the Galaxy S10 phones.

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active

For the fitness aware people out there, Samsung also released the Galaxy Watch Active. It can be used for blood pressure monitoring, workout tracking and also stress tracking along with many basic features. These wearables can be used with third party apps from Spotify, Strava and Under Armour. The Buds also have Bixby integration.

Samsung Galaxy Fit and Galaxy Fit e

For a more comfortable fitness wear, the Galaxy Fit and Galaxy Fit e are lightweight and slim. These two do not have the similar third party support of Galaxy Watch active, but you can record up to 90 different types of fitness activities using them along with Samsung Health app on your phone. The features are also less in number including basic tasks like notification, clock and reminders. These devices are also water resistant.

Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2019 had almost all the flagship products of Samsung mobile division apart from their Galaxy Note lineup. It was also very significant for Samsung since all the major competitors in the mobile market are dealing with a decline in the overall demand. As an event it was almost perfect except the absence of a usable 5G variant of Samsung Galaxy S10.


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