Samsung once again left smartphone users in awe when they unveiled the brand new Galaxy S10. Not only is it their newest flagship phone but it's also bringing new features and design choices never seen before.
That said, is the S10 worth your hard-earned cash? Is it any better than the S9?
Don't fret, we've got your back. We've listed down below 10 things you may not know yet about Samsung's new mobile device:
Ever wondered why Samsung Galaxy phones have a slightly better display compared to iPhones? The answer is because Samsung is Apple's OLED provider. While they offer great screens for their competitor, Samsung stays ahead of the game by keeping the better screens for their own devices.
The Samsung Galaxy S10, in particular, now features a Dynamic AMOLED display. These are the first mobile screens in the world to attain an HDR10 Plus certification, guaranteeing the best colors and picture definition in the market.
Samsung also boasts of its Cinematic Infinity Display, which sees the return of the screen bleeding over the edges. This ensures a full cinematic presentation, from edge to edge. The only little diversion is the hole-punch camera, which to be honest, is negligible unless you nitpick for something negative about the display.
With this kind of display, don't settle for a cheap protective case. You'll want a Samsung S10 case that specifically caters to the phone's design and display.
Fingerprint scanning is one of the most effective security measures in recent years. It guarantees no one else but you can unlock the phone. However, the Samsung Galaxy S10 goes one step further by adding the fingerprint scanner right on the display.
This means the scanner won't stick out. It's practically invisible to the human eye, lying underneath the display.
Samsung refers to the upgraded technology as ultrasonic scanning, which means the phone can better identify your prints. Now with a simple tap, you can unlock the phone, open apps, or properly authorize payments.
All of this puts the Galaxy S10 above the iPhone family since the latter ditched fingerprint scanning altogether. The recent iPhone X phones rely on Face ID, which isn't as accurate as desired.
The front side of the phone features a single 10-megapixel camera. The remarkable aspect about it though is its F1.9 aperture, guaranteeing the clearest selfie photos possible with a phone this size.
However, the real marvel lies on the backside of the Galaxy S10. It now features three separate cameras that work together to produce a high-quality picture. You get an Ultra Wide F2.2 aperture 16 MP camera, a dual aperture (F1.5 and F2.4) 12 MP camera, and an F2.4 aperture 12 MP 2x zoom camera.
The Galaxy S10 is the first major device to showcase Samsung's new One UI and Android 9.0, also called Android Pie. One UI is essentially a reboot of Samsung's interface, utilizing a flat design centering on white and gray.
More importantly, interactive notifications are now at the bottom. This helps users reach for them without having to move their hands all the way up to the top of the phone. Gesture-based navigation and an official dark mode are also available with One UI now.
Yes, there's no need to worry. The old 3.5mm jack is still here.
After Apple made a statement by removing traditional headphone jacks on their phones, many users feared this would become an industry standard. Sure, other phones followed suit but Samsung remains adamant on keeping customers happy and keeps a traditional headphone jack on the Galaxy S10.
Do you want to know why some Android phones seem like AAA products but sell for low prices? More often than not, the answer lies with their batteries. The Samsung Galaxy S10, for its price, offers a solution with its beefier battery.
The regular S10 comes with a 3400 mAh battery. This guarantees at least a day and a half of regular use. In comparison, the S9 had a 3000 mAh battery.
One element that makes this beefy battery last even longer is the S10's new adaptive AI. We'll discuss a bit more of that below.
Ever wanted to charge someone else's phone? Now you can with the S10's PowerShare abilities. It's as simple as tapping another Qi-certified smartphone.
This new wireless charging method isn't limited to phones. You can also charge the new Samsung earbuds using this method. Simply place the buds on the phone and it'll charge.
Keep in mind your phone has to have at least 30% remaining for it to charge another device.
5G technology is on the way but it's still in its early stages. There are no 5G networks in the world yet but when they launch for commercial use, you might see Internet speeds 10-100x faster than what we have now.
Even if 5G networks launched tomorrow, you wouldn't enjoy the benefits without a 5G-ready phone. To date, the only phone capable of connecting to a potential 5G network is the Galaxy S10.
One of the main issues with Apple products is the limited storage options. Even in 2019, iPhones don't allow users to expand their phone's storage with a micro SD card.
Fortunately, the Samsung Galaxy S10 doesn't follow this trend.
Like previous Samsung Galaxy phones, the S10 and its family offer the ability to use a micro SD card. In fact, the S10 Plus has a 1 TB variant that allows you to add an additional 512 GB.
One of the newest features of the Samsung S10 is its AI improvements. The phone now studies your everyday phone habits. Afterward, it can then identify which apps you use the most frequently and will automatically run them in the background.
This ensures the apps load up faster. The AI system also closes apps it knows won't get used again until the next day, like an alarm. This helps to conserve battery life and re-allocates processor power to the apps still running.
Thinking of getting a Samsung Galaxy S10? With these 10 amazing facts about the phone, there's little to no reason why you shouldn't. It stands as one of the best smartphones in the market.
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