The Samsung Galaxy S10 features a larger screen, a pro-grade camera incorporating three cameras into one: a telephoto camera a wide-angle camera and an ultra wide-angle camera, making you an instant pro photographer. It also features a new ultrasonic in-screen fingerprint reader. Also new to smartphones is 8K video! Your smartphone can now produce content as crisp as what you see on TV. The display is more vivid and detailed than before, with 550 pixels per inch.
Android Pie is the 9th major update and the 16th version from Google. Samsung Mobile has adopted Android’s mobile operating systems for its Galaxy phones.
Faster App Launches
Your home screen and apps launch 2x faster than with Android 7.0 Nougat.
Adaptive Power Saving Mode
This feature manages your battery life based on the prediction of your day. The apps you use the least will be powered down
Google Play Protect
This new safety feature focuses on keeping your personal information and settings safe from data-stealing apps, scanning over 50 billion apps per day.
When you’re watching a video in an app like Netflix or youtube you can now exit the video to access your home screen without fully closing the app. Simply tap the home button and the picture will minimise into a small window on the side of your screen so that you can access your other apps.
If you use Chrome on our PC, you’ll notice Google’s auto-saving feature for your log ins. Android 8.0 has now extended that feature to your smartphone. You can now choose to let Google autosave your passwords and logins for your apps.
This feature helps you sort your notifications based on importance. In your settings, you can label notifications from a particular app, such as Facebook or your email, as ‘low’, ‘medium’, ‘high’ and ‘urgent’ importance. An urgent notification will make a noise and appear in the notifications bar and a not so important notification will remain quiet and will not appear in the notifications bar.
See multiple notifications at one time by tapping the notification dots, then easily clear them by swiping away. When a notification comes up on your home screen, you can now snooze it. Swipe left on the notification, tap the gearbox and select ‘snooze’ for one hour. You can change the time allocation per the notification as well.
Smart Text Selection
Smart text selection makes it easier for you to save or call a number if you’ve Googled it and need to select it. Once a number has been highlighted on Google, your phone will automatically copy paste it to your phone app for calling or saving.
When you’re close to your home or office network, your phone will automatically enable WiFi for you.
A brand new Samsung Galaxy S10 costs up to R16,000. A new one on Phonetradr costs up to R12,000 and comes with a 12-month warranty.
From top to bottom, the dimensions are 14.9 cm x 7 cm x 0.78 cm
You can get the Galaxy S10 in Prism Black, Prism White, Prism Blue, Prism Green, Flamingo Pink, Canary Yellow, Ceramic Black, Ceramic White.
The Samsung Galaxy S10 uses Gorilla Glass 6 for the screen as well as the back glass.
It has a rating of “IP68” which means the device is fully protected from dust and can handle being under freshwater for up to 30 minutes at a depth of 1.5 metres.
The Samsung S10 has a Snapdragon 855 processor.
The phone comes with 8G of RAM.
It has a 12-megapixel camera with a ranging aperture of f1.5 - f2.4 aperture. The selfie camera has a 10-megapixel lens.
Yes, you can create the bokeh effect using its Select Focus Mode feature.
We would recommend that you invest in a case or cover. A good cover can protect your phone from cracked screens, from drops, dents, dirt, scratches and help keep it looking like new for when you’d like to sell it.
The battery gives you 12 hours of internet usage time (3G), 14 hours if you’re on WiFi and 18 hours of video playback.
It weighs 157 grams.