The biggest problem of the Galaxy S10 is addressed in a day-one update on US carriers

The biggest problem of the Galaxy S10 is addressed in a day-one update on US carriers
Just in case you needed yet another reason to be excited about the official global release of the Galaxy S10, S10+, and S10e today, it turns out one of the few small flaws noticed on review units of Samsung's latest family of flagship phones might be fixed before most users get to experience it. That's because the three hot new high-end handsets are receiving a so-called "day one" software update in the US aiming to enhance several features.

T-Mobile, Verizon, and Sprint have all confirmed imminent rollouts for their respective variants of the S10, S10 Plus, and S10e, but we're guessing the same enhancements will be delivered to AT&T-specific and US unlocked models over-the-air soon enough. Interestingly, while T-Mobile and Sprint are listing March 8 as the OTA release date of these minor OS revisions, Verizon's support documents suggest the updates have been around since Tuesday, March 5, technically making them "day zero" or even "day -3" affairs.

The all-round vague changelogs also differ from carrier to carrier, as Sprint mentions "bug fixes and performance enhancements", Verizon claims to provide "camera enhancements and the most up to date Android security patches" on your brand-new devices, while T-Mobile lists "camera and fingerprint feature enhancements" and "security patches" as the focus of these updates.

It's safe to assume all wireless service providers are actually sending the same software enhancement packages to the Galaxy S10, S10+, and S10e, including February (not March) security patches and fingerprint recognition improvements. Intriguingly, even the Galaxy S10e is getting a little something to make its side-mounted biometric sensor better. As for the Galaxy S10+, while we didn't find the ultrasonic in-display fingerprint scanner to be completely useless in our in-depth review, it certainly looked like it needed work in terms of both speed and reliability.

Hopefully, this update will be enough to address our concerns, and if not, that others will follow before long. Finally, even though we didn't notice anything wrong with the cameras on the Galaxy S10+, there's always room for refinement in that department, and it's nice to see Samsung is wasting no time trying to achieve photographic perfection.

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32 Comments

1. Samfruit

Posts: 15; Member since: Sep 11, 2018

Nice move samsung. Keep it up

2. jmill75

Posts: 122; Member since: Jul 22, 2009

My problem with this whole thing is Samsung is doing what they are supposed too. Rolling out a fix for any bugs for release day. You tech sites want to get page clicks so bad you "review" a phone before release day and try call them out on outstanding issues. But I guess now you can write another article and get more clicks on how they "fixed" the fingerprint scanner. Of course your review was terrible to begin with so not sure it really matters anyway...

5. sissy246

Posts: 6959; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Agree, Go watch watch other reviews Battery beats the iphone by quite a few minutes and FP scanner works very well and even when wet or you fingers kinda dirty but, not on PA

7. ramdroid

Posts: 123; Member since: May 21, 2016

Even the youteuber "everything Apple pro" used the s10+ for 10 days and his words were battery even better than iPhone max WITH the smart battery cover on! And he was using the freaking exynos version!!!! Yet somehow PA found a way to make the iPhone look better

8. apple-rulz

Posts: 1875; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

And everythingapplepro also went back to using an iPhone as his daily driver after nine days.

10. jmill75

Posts: 122; Member since: Jul 22, 2009

His channel only continues to run if he "uses" an Apple device. He has created a huge following and would lose everything he built if he stopped using Apple devices... So not sure what your point is. Did you really think he would switch for good?

11. apple-rulz

Posts: 1875; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

My point is he sticks with the best.

15. jmill75

Posts: 122; Member since: Jul 22, 2009

Your opinion only. Seems to be the tides are shifting lately. Not that Android isn't the number 1 mobile OS in the world anyway but....ok. Most expensive, Yes! Best, Ha.

13. worldpeace

Posts: 3092; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

That's only because He's "STUCK" inside Apple ecosystem, If only apple make homepod, apple watch, and mac devices work nicely with Android devices, He would actually switch to S10+. But at least he got COURAGE, to admit that S10+ is superior in many ways, He could even write 100 reasons why S10+ better. Edit: it's a reply to #8 btw.

16. apple-rulz

Posts: 1875; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

And he's got enough income that he can become unstuck if he chose to. But he decided to stay with the better choice, Apple.

19. IT-Engineer

Posts: 508; Member since: Feb 26, 2015

Nope, cause if he switches, he will lose his income cause none of you sheep will watch him again. In other words, he is forced to stay

21. sissy246

Posts: 6959; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Yep exactly

24. apple-rulz

Posts: 1875; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

Nope because then he could make even more income by catering to the Samsung Defense Force, but he chose to stay with the best, Apple.

26. darkkjedii

Posts: 30786; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

He gives huge props to android, and actually seems to prefer it, but he's an apple Apple YouTuber, and that's his cash cow. He won't jeopardize that.

27. darkkjedii

Posts: 30786; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Well said.

23. pimpin83z

Posts: 223; Member since: Feb 08, 2019

Well duh. Look at the name.

32. dylanlee982

Posts: 9; Member since: Feb 28, 2019

because hes been with apple close to day one, ive uused the galaxy s8 but went back to iphone the s8 was amazing but ios is just better to me.

3. pimpin83z

Posts: 223; Member since: Feb 08, 2019

"Phone Arenas biggest problem of the Galaxy S10 is addressed in a day-one update..." Fixed.

14. worldpeace

Posts: 3092; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

All of S10+'s CONS are invalid now.

4. Derekjeter

Posts: 1448; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

“As for the Galaxy S10+, while we didn't find the ultrasonic in-display fingerprint scanner to be completely useless in our in-depth review, it certainly looked like it needed work in terms of both speed and reliability.” You isheep writers are just too much. When Apple implements the same fingerprint reader under the screen you will call it innovation and will praise Apple for it. It will be 2 years before we see Apple with anything close this but I can see you guys giving it a 10 rating on your review.

33. dylanlee982

Posts: 9; Member since: Feb 28, 2019

I use iPhones and only like iPhones and notice the biast lol, its that noticeable.

6. rouyal

Posts: 1566; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

Man, are the fandrones STILL crying over 3 tenths of a point? You don't call the site "iphonearena" or biased when they give you bait articles about iPhone sales.

9. apple-rulz

Posts: 1875; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

It's getting ridiculous, these idiots are never satisfied.

22. pimpin83z

Posts: 223; Member since: Feb 08, 2019

Neither are the iMbeciles.

28. darkkjedii

Posts: 30786; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Love that name lol, good one.

30. Sagemode87

Posts: 34; Member since: Aug 16, 2018

We're calling out BS because Apple gets 9.3s for incremental upgrades but any Android phone no matter how good it is gets no more than a 9

31. darkkjedii

Posts: 30786; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

You notice that too?

12. nathanvt

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 08, 2019

Try this: register your preferred fingerprint TWICE on the same device. In other words take the same exact finger and register it twice. It helped me significantly.

17. Johnnycakes

Posts: 3; Member since: Sep 24, 2018

People on this site are such fanboys it is beyond ridiculous. I've read reviews of the S10 on multiple sites, and I've seen on more than 1 occasion people complain about the lack of responsiveness of the fingerprint scanner, it's not JUST Phonearena.

18. MisterX

Posts: 59; Member since: Jul 02, 2015

We need an update for LED notification so that the lights around the camera will replace it.

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