Samsung Galaxy S10+ Q&A: Your questions answered!

Samsung Galaxy S10+ Q&A: Your questions answered!
Last week, we gave you the chance to ask us any question related to the Galaxy S10+, S10, and S10e, which officially hit the shelves today. Our review is available here for you to read and be informed, but there's always the chance of something that's of great importance to you to have been left out and not discussed. Fret not, as we are ready for another Q&A session. Time to answer your questions and clear out the misunderstandings!


Galaxy S10+ Q&A



PA: The ultrasonic one is faster than optical in-display scanners, but nothing beats a good ol' physical scanner. It goes like this: physical FP scanner > Ultrasonic > Optical! 


PA: There are no artificial limits in play here. Sure, you might not be able to record super-long videos due to storage concerns, but Samsung has omitted the 10-minute limit that was present on the previous generations.


PA: 1. Yes, it does have stereo speakers. 2. Audio's excellent, no qualms with this one. 3. Yes, you can charge the phone and wirelessly charge your Galaxy Buds at the same time.  



PA: Your mileage may vary depending on the specific tempered glass protector you have in mind - some might work, some might not. Better look out for tempered glass protectors that are ultrasonic-friendly!


PA: There's no LED notification light present. The end of an era for Android devices is sadly upon us, and you will have to resort to the always-on display to check on your notifications. The vibration motor is a bit snappier than the one found on the Galaxy Note 9, which is great! On the topic of long exposure, we are happy to report that you can use a long exposure of up to 10 seconds in Pro mode.


PA: They successfully ignore the punch hole and don't interrupt the functionality of apps and games. As we said in our review, "Samsung's unorthodox solution hasn't broken the looks or functionality of any apps or games we've run on the Galaxy S10+ so far. They simply ignore the cutout and the area to the side of it, with rare exceptions such as Google Maps stretching all the way up to the top of the screen. The front camera can be "hidden" by applying a black background to the status bar, but that doesn't look pretty."


PA: 1. This will be addressed in the full reviews of the S10 and S10e. So far, the S10+ has fared similarly to the Note 9 in terms of battery life. 2. You should ask Samsung! 3. OneUI is by far the best stock software to ever grace a Samsung phone, bar none. 4. Yes, it does. 5. Depends - if your S8/S8+ feels dated to you, then sure, the S10/S10+ will be more than a worthy upgrade. On the other hand, if that S8 is still treating you well and the S10 isn't particularly enticing, you should probably hold off on upgrading.


PA: Unlock with Voice Match, a core Google Assistant functionality, can definitely be used on the S10 series. However, it's insecure (but aren't we all?) and others might succeed in unlocking your voice. After you unlock your phone, you can continue your queries to the assistant provided that the "OK Google any time" feature hasn't been disabled. 


PA: The overall quality of both stills and videos is largely the same as the Note 9. That's not a bad thing, of course, but we feel that there's always some room for improvement. Of course, the major differentiating factor between the S10+ and the Note 9 is the super-wide camera of the former which is very fun to use despite its shortcomings (no OIS and no autofocus, noisier images). 



PA: Yes, it can be used with Gear VR. As logic suggests, your view will be obstructed in the area of the punch hole, but what are you going to do...


PA: It wouldn't be surprising at all if the Galaxy S10 lineup has been over-engineered to accept a greater charging input than advertised, but if Samsung has decided to play it safe by limiting the charging speed, then we'd trust them with doing the right thing. Nobody wants the Note 7 fiasco to repeat itself in one way or another, right?


PA: Just like any other Android device, the Galaxy S10 lineup has developer settings available after tapping the build number entry in software info a couple of times. You can't change the DPI without resorting to ADB, but you can change the density of the interface elements by heading to Settings > Screen Zoom.

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Galaxy S10+
  • Display 6.4" 1440 x 3040 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 10 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4100 mAh

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8 Comments

1. Glottis

Posts: 18; Member since: May 22, 2015

I asked the last question, isn't dpi is "minimum width" (dev settings)? Because I'm using it right now and I'm very happy. My huawei p20 pro resets to default when i restart the phone.

3. Boast_Rider

Posts: 536; Member since: Sep 14, 2017

The display zoom option does the same thing on android phones. You don't need to resort to developer settings.

2. Busyboy

Posts: 735; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

How's the oleophobic coating on the pre-applied screen protector?

4. maherk

Posts: 6999; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

It's been very good so far for me. Been using the phone for 10 days now, it doesn't collect fingerprints and microscratches like your typical film protector, and it can easily be wiped and cleaned.

5. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

Are you thinking about getting the “Dome” screen protector (I guess it’s the official screen protector which Samsung recommends) or will use the one which is applied by Samsung?

6. maherk

Posts: 6999; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I was, but then I read that it does have issues with cases that have a tight fit, plus paying 50 dollars, plus another 20 to get it shipped to my country is absurd. I'm more than pleased with the the one the comes preinstalled on the phone, and I won't be peeling or replacing it until this one gets scratched or loses it's oleophobic coating.

7. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

Ok. :)

8. Mike88

Posts: 438; Member since: Mar 05, 2019

My Question - if Samsung is so advanced making foldable phones and all, why can't they make an OS for themselves? Why are they using the data stealing free android? Are they part of the Android mission?

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