Samsung Galaxy S10 and S10+ vs Galaxy S9 and S9+

How do the new Samsung champs compare against their predecessors? Do the new and improved features of the S10+ make it a must-have upgrade over the S9+? And what about the Galaxy S9 and S10? Let's find out.
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1. livngston

Posts: 10; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

The only downside to s10+ camera over s9+ is the portrait live focus mode. In the s9 it used the telephoto lens. In the s10 it uses the regular lens. Portraits came out better using the telephoto. Hopefully they can fix that in a software update.

7. ijuanp03

Posts: 594; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

Portrait photos will only come out better using telephoto in daylight. BUT I agree that this is a downside. Samsung should have just let us choose the option to use telephoto OR main camera for portraits.

2. RoryBreaker

Posts: 218; Member since: Oct 11, 2015

If you think the battery life on the S10+ and the S9+ is the same, then you really didn't use these phones in real life. My S10+ is the ONLY phone that I've ever had that can get me through an entire day without needing to get to a charger by 3pm.

3. bucknassty

Posts: 1337; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

i have yet to see confirmation in the removal of the light sensor??? adaptive brightness just plain sucks on my note9, i'm always getting blinded at night or have to manually adjust in bright areas.... it was perfect before. I understand the need for adaptive brightness with phones that dont have a light sensor... but why not just use the FFC to adjust brightness (besides battery drain)

8. ijuanp03

Posts: 594; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

All phones have light sensor. Without it, your phone won't automatically change its brightness.

4. Kibzara

Posts: 123; Member since: Feb 24, 2016

Well, just bought s10+, but will keep my s9+ as well. They're both excellent devices!

6. tokuzumi

Posts: 1900; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

I do like how the S10e is physically smaller than the S9. Manufacturers are trying their hardest to just make phone bigger without regard to anything else. It's nice to see Samsung still making something that isn't the size of a TV.

9. ijuanp03

Posts: 594; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

Exactly. As if our palms and fingers are getting bigger as they increase the display size.

10. Cat97

Posts: 1890; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

The reason is simple: it's very hard to make a compact phone (with decent battery and small bezels), and quite a bit easier to make a large one, because hardware components of the same size must be crammed into a much smaller space. The S10e is a great technological achievement.

11. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

You guys forgot to mention that the S10 got rid of the recording limits on it's Video Recording. Will happily upgrade to the Note later this year

12. archanasinghania

Posts: 1; Member since: May 28, 2019

very nice post, I really like your post, if you are planing to purchasing Iphone X or Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus. Read here different between Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus Vs Iphone X.
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