First impressions of the Samsung Galaxy S10, S10+ and S10e: three kingdoms
For Samsung it will be another tough year – the company’s position in the smartphone market don’t seem that unwavering. Yes, Apple is in a state resembling a crisis of ideas, but it was too powerful pushing the Chinese from Huawei led. Fresh Galaxy S could appease fans of the brand and show the strength of the most technologically — until recently, companies in the segment of phones. Turned out, in my opinion, questionable.
Samsung has introduced three smartphone series (perhaps it would be appropriate that word) S10 – in addition to the title, this is normal S10+ with bigger screen new, S10e – with the smaller screen and the rear camera easier. They have got got the Exynos SoC or Snapdragon 855 9820 as the heart, AMOLED displays (for the two senior – curved), the front camera is inserted directly into the screen, the same on-screen fingerprint scanner (S10 and S10+), camera with enhanced viewing angles (at the two higher and even third – with a twofold optical zoom) and the ability to not only quickly recharge wirelessly, but charge other gadgets in the same way. Nothing like? Yes, the main chips Galaxy S10 minus the built in screen frontally coincide with key features of Huawei Mate 20 Pro. Similar reactivity of Samsung surprising, previously the Korean company if paid to someone, it is only on Apple.
However, although some secondary, Galaxy a fresh look powerful and interesting, so we’ll talk about them in order.
|Samsung Galaxy S10||Samsung Galaxy S10+||Samsung Galaxy S10e|
|Processor||Samsung Exynos 9820: eight cores (2 × Samsung custom core, 2.7 GHz + 2 × ARM Cortex-A75, 2.3 GHz + 4 × ARM Cortex-A55, frequency 1.9 GHz), graphics core ARM Mali-G76; neurophysiology module NPU||Samsung Exynos 9820: eight cores (2 × Samsung custom core, 2.7 GHz + 2 × ARM Cortex-A75, 2.3 GHz + 4 × ARM Cortex-A55, frequency 1.9 GHz), graphics core ARM Mali-G76; neurophysiology module NPU||Samsung Exynos 9820: eight cores (2 × Samsung custom core, 2.7 GHz + 2 × ARM Cortex-A75, 2.3 GHz + 4 × ARM Cortex-A55, frequency 1.9 GHz), graphics core ARM Mali-G76; neurophysiology module NPU|
|Display||AMOLED, 6.1 inch, Quad HD+||AMOLED, 6.4 inch, Quad HD+||AMOLED, 5.8 inch, Full HD+|
|RAM||8 GB||8/12 GB||6/8 GB|
|Flash memory||128/512 GB||128/512/1024 GB||128/256 GB|
|SIM card||Two nano-SIM card slot microSD||Two nano-SIM card slot microSD||Two nano-SIM card slot microSD|
|Wireless modules||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, Bluetooth, NFC, MST (magnetic stripe simulation)||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, Bluetooth, NFC , MST (magnetic stripe simulation)||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, Bluetooth, NFC , MST (magnetic stripe simulation)|
|LTE||LTE Cat.20 (up to 2 Gbps)||LTE Cat.20 (up to 2 Gbps)||LTE Cat.20 (up to 2 Gbps)|
|Camera||Triple module: 12 + 12 +16, ƒ/1.5 to 2.4, ƒ/2.4 GHz, ƒ/2.2, and double the optical zoom, ultrawide angle, optical stabilizer||Triple module: 12 + 12 +16, ƒ/1.5 to 2.4, ƒ/2.2, and ƒ/2.4 GHz, two times optical zoom, ultrawide angle, optical stabilizer||Double module: 12 + 16, ƒ/1.5 to 2.4, ƒ/2.2, and an extra wide viewing angle, optical stabilizer|
|The fingerprint scanner||In the screen||In the screen||In the side-key|
|Connectors||USB Type-C, 3.5 mm||USB Type-C, 3.5 mm||USB Type-C, 3.5 mm|
|Battery||3400 mA·h||4100 mA·h||3100 mA·h|
|Dustproof and moisture proof||IP68||IP68||IP68|
|Operating system||Android 9.0 Pie with a proprietary shell||Android 9.0 Pie with a proprietary shell||Android 9.0 Pie with a proprietary shell|
|Dimensions||149,9 × 70,4 × 7.8 mm||157,6 × 74,1 × 7.8 mm||142,2 × 69,9 × 7.9 mm|
|Weight||157 g||175 g (198 g ceramics)||150 g|
|The recommended price||68 990 rubles||76 990 rubles (124 990 rubles – ceramics)||56 990 rubles|
Samsung Galaxy S10
The titular flagship of Samsung is ordinary Galaxy S10. For example, I will tell about the main features of this Trinity, which the Koreans plan to win the battle for the wallets of fans of the top smartphones.
Samsung has not caved in, the company you really want to respect – a wholesale fashion cutouts still walked by her side. It seems that the Koreans managed to see out on the Bank until the moment when the past met the corpse of this style, and to find another solution frameless issue. It’s not original, their smartphones, with embedded corner of the screen front cameras earlier showed all the same Huawei (for example, a recent Honor View 20). In this case it is not important who the first – just from Samsung is really a frameless smartphone. Due to the proprietary curved display and a minimal chin, the company managed to achieve, perhaps, a record of the area ratio between the display and the surface of the smartphone.
Galaxy S10 looks very cool. “The hole”, “hole”, “eye” – think of the allegorical terms used to sticking out right on the screen frontally can be long, but this is why you do not want. Scam unlike cut, this decision does not seem. The smartphone looks harmonious and tidy. The side faces are covered with aluminum, the back cover is made of glass, and in the measure mark. In “the pumpkin” right after you take the smartphone in hand, the design of the Galaxy S10 is not converted. It seems that it is quite possible to carry without a case and not to suffer from relentlessly smeared back.
The General lines have not changed in comparison with the appearance of Galaxy S8/S9 — it’s all the same to the extent of “square” smartphone with a horizontal location of a camera unit.
Another point that Samsung is right to be proud of – the good old combination of mini-Jack, and claimed waterproof according to the IP68 standard. There is not even know in which side the stone is flawed the fashion set by Apple picked up by everyone except Sony.
Color variations will be four: green, white, black and blue. The latter, however, will not reach Russia.
The Samsung Galaxy S10 installed 6.1-inch AMOLED-display with a resolution of Quad HD+ certified HDR10+. Be sure to measure the settings and indicators in full testing, but there is every reason to expect that this is the best mobile screen (along with what installed in S10+), positions there Samsung not yet turned in.
Directly to the display of the ultrasonic scanner of prints – the feelings, and he’s very good, probably the best on the market. Triggered by the touch of a wet finger, responds to touch quickly, almost like a traditional capacitive. But more serious conclusions can be made only after a full test. Signature retinal scanner new Galaxy S has missed – to put it simply nowhere. It remains only the usual face detection with front camera.
The camera, of course, is also updated in Galaxy S10 (and S10+) added a triple module. With the main camera, obviously with S9 (12 megapixels, the variable aperture of ƒ/1.5 to 2.4, angle of 77 degrees) there are two additional 12-megapixel, giving twice the optical zoom (the 45 degree lens with an aperture of ƒ/2,4)and a 16-megapixel, which gives a wider angle of view (lens with aperture of ƒ/2.2, and the angle 123 degrees). The optical stabilizer works with the main camera and telemodul’, wide angle, stabilizer deprived. Improved “artificial brains” of the camera – she is now able to identify 30 scenes, not 20, as the camera Note9. Samsung also announces a special digital stabilizer for video while to check it out in case I have not had the opportunity, will return to this in the full review of the Samsung Galaxy S10.
Frontalka single, with a resolution of 10 megapixels and an aperture of ƒ/1,9.
Hardware nachinka, in fact, was already known in advance. It is a platform Samsung Exynos 9820 with eight cores: two custom Samsung with a clock frequency of 2.7 GHz, two Cortex-A75 2.3 GHz and four ARM Cortex-A55 with a frequency of 1.8 GHz. Graphics ARM Mali-G76 M12. Pure performance Exynos 9820 in graphics compared to the indicators Exynos 9810 has increased by 40 % and power consumption decreased by 35 %. Samsung reported the use of vapor chamber for cooling and further optimization of the system under the Unity engine, which is used in a huge number of mobile games. System is for 8-nm process and supplied with neuromechanical module, without which today can not do no serious hardware platform for the smartphone.
RAM in Galaxy S10 – uncontested 8 GB non-volatile – 128 or 512 GB like the Galaxy Note9. If you want you can increase it using a microSD card. In Russia there will be versions for 512 GB.
Built-in modem LTE-Advanced Pro Cat.20 supports aggregation of up to 8 carrier frequencies and allows to reach speeds data download up to 2 GB/s and transfer rates up to 150Mbps. Samsung particularly highlights the possibility of Galaxy S10 when working with Wi-Fi: declared and seamless switching between networks, and work with 802.11 ax, and even up to 20% performance gain in the usual ranges.
The battery in Galaxy S10 is not very comprehensive, on 3400 mA·h. At the same time promised not only a fast wired charging, but the second version is wireless fast (and demonstrated corporate induction charger). And Yes, Samsung Galaxy S10 is able to wirelessly charge any other gadgets in particular this will be useful for Galaxy-branded wireless headphones Buds presented simultaneously with the smartphone.
Headphones will be available in April at a price of 9 990 rubles in three colors: in addition to yellow, there are also black and white options. Everything that works: plug-in design (headphones weigh 4.9 grams each), soft cover-charge (weighs 39.6 grams), and elegant feature – the ability to charge the headphones, simply putting them in a case on the smartphone. Here at Samsung still managed to get ahead of Huawei, which has not released Freebuds with this function to exit Pro Mate 20. On one charge the headphones have to work 5-6 hours, and charged 1.7 hours (don’t ask why) for 15 minutes right in the pouch. It provides offline for up to seven additional hours of work. They are created together with AKG (which as part of the HARMAN owned by Samsung).
Samsung Galaxy S10+
Galaxy S10+ — older model in this trio. The hardware is no different from a S10 and has the same set of cards, but with dual front camera, larger screen and additional options in terms of design and memory.
It is a large (still, there is a 6.4-inch AMOLED display), but is relatively light for its size, the gadget – 175 grams. Regular S10 and the easier, 157 grams – and, in my opinion, this is one of the important advantages of the series. The latest trend to make phones weighing more than 200 g somehow not pleased with now Samsung did a reverse turn.
In a curved display dual front facing camera module – it sounds worse than it looks. Perceived S10+ visually about the same as the S10/S10e, it has much the appearance of the smartphone is dual frontalka not affected. But, most likely, affected the quality of the artificial blurring of the background – along with 10-megapixel unit here has a camera — depth sensor with a resolution of 8 megapixels. By the way, all Galaxy S10 front camera has autofocus, that’s a rarity by today’s standards.
In addition to the glass of the buildings the same colors as the Galaxy S10, there are two “premium” version – ceramic white and black colors. Looks cool, but the most powerful is hidden inside. It is in ceramic S10+ sets 12 GB of RAM and a storage capacity of 1 TB! Oh Yes, it happened, we now have terabyte phone from A brand. And it will be sold in Russia so far, however, it is unknown at what price.
The Samsung Galaxy S10+ installed battery capacity is already 4100 mAh – you can count on the normal “lifespan”.
Samsung Galaxy S10e
Galaxy S10e — variant of its flagship smartphone for those who are still attracted to the relatively compact formats – S10e has a display with a diagonal of 5.8 inches. Resolution, respectively, also lower than the two older Galaxy S – Full HD+, no bends closer to the edges.
In addition to flat display, he got a slightly thicker body (7.9 mm vs 7.8 mm at S10 and S10+), but due to a combination of these moments it feels so much more “paunchy”. And though it is an illusion, it influences the perception of the smartphone. Next to the S10 and S10+, he looks not just smaller version, but a simpler version – a kind iPhone XR in Korean.
This analogy stresses and additional color performance (in addition to green, black and white) is bright yellow. It is, as opposed to blue, should be available in Russia.
Camera in Samsung Galaxy S10e not triple, but double, and lost the fresh smartphone is not wide angle module, as you might expect, and portrait.
On-screen fingerprint scanner S10e also has missed – instead it is installed capacitive, but not on the back panel, as you might expect, and the side faces. It is embedded in the power key, which therefore differs in appearance from the buttons on the S10 and S10+. Almost guaranteed a small area of contact with the finger will affect the quality of recognition and the percentage of successful detections.
Hardware Samsung Galaxy S10e similar to the two older models 9820 Exynos for all markets except U.S. (which is all the Galaxy is presented with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 955). There are options for RAM, in addition to the standard version with 8 GB of RAM available, and the version with 6 GB. Drive 128 or 256 GB. In Russia there will be versions on 256 GB.
The battery itself, also smaller – 3100 mA·h
Pre-order the all Galaxy S10 will start tomorrow, February 21, and stores the smartphones will be available on March 8. In the framework of the pre-order customers along with a smartphone, get the Galaxy headphones Buds.
- 68 990 rubles for the version Galaxy S10 and 76 990 rubles for Galaxy S10+ in the colors “Onyx” (black), aquamarine (green), “Pearl” (white);
- 56 990 rubles for the Samsung Galaxy S10e in the colors “Onyx”, “aquamarine”, “Pearl” and “Citrus” (yellow);
- 124 990 rubles per model Samsung Galaxy S10+ in ceramic black and white with internal storage of 1 TB and RAM of 12 GB.