Samsung Galaxy S10 and S10+ hands-on: Back on top of Android

The new Samsung Galaxy S10 and S10+ are shaping up as the next best Android phones around. Their triple cameras, edge-to-edge displays, in-screen fingerprint scanners and top-notch hardware specs make them two of the most exciting new phones to be announced during the first half of 2019. Here are our first hands-on impressions.
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90 Comments

6. Whitedot

Posts: 721; Member since: Sep 26, 2017

First: These prices don't work any more. Second: wait for 6 months and get it at the price these phones should have been sold at. Third: Xiaomi did it right. Packing best bang for the money

35. pimpin83z

Posts: 266; Member since: Feb 08, 2019

Yes, Xiaomi did it right for the 32 people that'll get that phone.

7. threeline

Posts: 309; Member since: Sep 11, 2011

No way. Oneplus for me for the rest of my life.

53. cheetah2k

Posts: 2190; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

I agree. When a phone is more expensive than a high end laptop, theres a problem. Sure these may seem cheaper than the S9 series, but in a market thats in decline Samsung lost the plot.. the 1TB S10+ is AUD$2399 in Australia.. seriously WTF!!??

89. tedkord

Posts: 17133; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I'm not sure you've ever seen a high end laptop. They go for quite a bit more than this.

9. alaw.14

Posts: 414; Member since: Sep 10, 2013

Yea that looks sexy.

10. JRPG_Guy

Posts: 122; Member since: Jan 13, 2019

Think I'll wait for a price drop

11. ahmadkun

Posts: 538; Member since: May 02, 2016

the white looks very nice in their hands !

16. LEEDAQ

Posts: 160; Member since: Aug 07, 2018

Yawn... Vivo V15 Pro seems more pleasing

18. legiloca

Posts: 1675; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

Samsung really isn't playing this time with their S lineup

19. RoryBreaker

Posts: 196; Member since: Oct 11, 2015

The usual haters are already here...SMH!

21. Leo_MC

Posts: 6662; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Boring. Just like the iPhones, just like any phone released in the last 3-4 years. BTW, is it just me or Samsung is trying to hide the holes in the display with those wallpapers :)?

29. sissy246

Posts: 7002; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

You mean like apple did with the notch

36. Leo_MC

Posts: 6662; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Those dumb asses that claimed Apple hid the top part of the phone (btw, iPhones don't have notches) deserve this slap from their beloved Samsung :). Me, I couldn't care less.

51. wickedwilly

Posts: 586; Member since: Sep 19, 2018

More lunacy Leo, iPhones have some of the biggest notches and poorest implementations of one on the market. The pill is a much less intrusive solution (not perfect of course as an underscored camera would be perfect), ensuring superb screen to body ratios, something iPhone fans (who stupidly think they have a full screen display) can only dream of. Not to worry iPhones will catch up a few generations late as ever.

60. Leo_MC

Posts: 6662; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

I have already explained that Apple have extended the display around the face id system, so iPhones do NOT have notches - that cut into the display - they have "ears" - that extend it. You are free to like one over the other. But that doesn't change the fact that - using the same logic as some of you used for Apple - Samsung has tried to "hide" the holes with the wallpaper in order to deceive the customers :).

54. sissy246

Posts: 7002; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

What the hell do you mean, iphones don't have notchs. Lmao, ok Maybe you are being sarcastic, i hope

61. Leo_MC

Posts: 6662; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

#60 It's a matter of perception.

72. tedkord

Posts: 17133; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

It's a matter of fact - they have notches.

76. Leo_MC

Posts: 6662; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

What does the said "notch" cut from the iPhone display (I am referring to the content)?

32. AustinPaul

Posts: 151; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

Yes they are. It is simple marketing. Apple does the same thing, albeit with a much larger notch.

37. Leo_MC

Posts: 6662; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

iPhones don't have notches, they have display extensions.

39. Vancetastic

Posts: 820; Member since: May 17, 2017

Display extensions...wow. I mean...just...wow. They don’t look like display extensions when I go full screen with a video.

47. darkkjedii

Posts: 30833; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

More like display intrusion.

62. Leo_MC

Posts: 6662; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Of course they do, because the video plays between 2 vertical black bars.

74. Vancetastic

Posts: 820; Member since: May 17, 2017

Have you tried full screen on yours? Obviously not.

77. Leo_MC

Posts: 6662; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Yes, I did, but I think you're talking about extra screen mode (which extends the entire content outside the visible area of the display).

78. Vancetastic

Posts: 820; Member since: May 17, 2017

Did you see anything (hint....NOTCH) cut into the picture when you did that? I’m guessing that your Apple-colored glasses hid that from you. Take your “L”, Leo. This one’s over.

80. Leo_MC

Posts: 6662; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

I've seen the picture extending in the extensions (hint... EARS) of the display (everywhere else - hint... over the bezels - there's no picture to be seen). The socializing system of PhoneArena is f**ked up (I can no longer follow the conversations and I am not crazy to go through all the articles, all the comments to look for replies) so I will most definitely leave this site. But first, let's make a little fun: how about this deceiving Samsung that tries to hide the holes? :)

81. Vancetastic

Posts: 820; Member since: May 17, 2017

Bye! To your last point: deceptive advertising...golly, what a novel idea!

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