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All About The Samsung Galaxy S10

author Luis Silva (Updated on: July 2021)

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What You Should Know About The Galaxy S10





Considering their rivals:

- Its global score is 11% above the average. (7.27 vs. 6.58).

- Its display is 5% smaller than the average (6.1" vs. 6.41").

- 96% of its rivals have an AMOLED display.

- 38% of its opponents have a refresh rate of 90hz or more.

- 88% of its competitors have an ALWAYS-ON display.

- 83% of its adversaries have the ability to play HDR content.

- 33% of its rivals have a Gorilla Glass 6 or newer protection.

- It has a higher number of Dots-Per-Inch (about 21% above) than the average (551 DPI vs. 457 DPI).

- Its picture quality score is 52% above the average (129 vs. 84.81).

- 67% of its adversaries have a telephoto lens.

- One hour of talking, plus one hour of web browsing, and one hour of video playing will let a full charged battery at about 78%, which is less than the average, at 82%.

- Fast charging is 45% slower than the average (15w vs. 27w).

- 58% of its oppositors have wireless charging.

- 46% of its rivals have reverse wireless charging.

- If you prefer smaller smartphones, then this one is 5% below the average (149mm vs. 158mm/5.87in vs. 6.21in).

- If you value a lightweight smartphone, then this one is 14% lighter than the average (157g. vs. 183g./5.54oz. vs. 6.46oz).

- 79% of its adversaries have a full glass body.

- 54% of its contenders are water-resistant.

- 62% of its rivals have a MicroSD card slot.

- 71% of its opponents have Bluetooth 5.1.

- All of its rivals have NFC.

- 50% of its adversaries have an headphone jack.



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 Specifications 
  • Pros 
    AMOLED
    Always-On-Display
    Cameras
    Fast Charging
    Wireless Charging
    MicroSD Slot
    3.5mm Jack
    Glass Protection


  • Cons 










  • Price 

    Amazon: $0

    eBay: $499

    BestBuy: $0

    Walmart: $749

  • Performance 
    Year: 2019
    Updates: 4 years
    Exynos 9820
    Mali-G76 MP12
    Android 9
    Geekbench 5: 2153




  • Display 
    6.1" 1440x3040
    551 DPI
    Gorilla Glass 6
    AMOLED
    With Always-On
    Notch: Hole
    820 Nits



  • Cameras 
    3 Cameras

    With OIS
    With HDR
    1 LED flash
    2160p (4k)
    DP/Laser focus

    Dxo/Tek Score: 129

  • Main Camera 
    12 MP
    f/1.5
    26mm
    Sensor size: 1/2.55
    Pixel size: 1.4

     
    Selfie 
    10 Mp f/1.9 26 mm
  • Other Cameras 
    12 Mp f/2.4 52mm
    2x Zoom

    16 Mp f/2.2 12mm
    Wide-Angle





  • Body 
    149x70x7 mm
    5.87x2.76x0.28 in
    157g. / 5.54oz.
    Full Glass
    89% STBR
    Looks: 10/10
    Fingerp.: Display
    IP68

  • Colors 
    Prism White
    Prism Black
    Prism Green
    Prism Blue
    Canary Yellow
    Flamingo Pink
    Cardinal Red
    Smoke Blue


  • Battery 
    3400mAh
    Charging: 15w
    Wireless: 15w
    Reverse: 09w
    1T+1W+1V*: 78%
    1T+3W+1V*: 58%
    1T+1W+3V*: 62%



  • Storage 
    RAM: 8GB
    Storage: 128GB
    Expandable

     
    Connectivity 
    4G/5G: 4G
    3.5mm jack: Yes
    Bluetooth: 5.0
    NFC: Yes

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 (with the Adreno 640 GPU) and the Exynos 9820 (with the Mali-G76) are market dependent.

There's a performance increase of about 17% on the 855.

The Snapdragon 855 chipset has another advantage: A battery life boost of about 15% (screen-on-time) if you compare it to the Exynos 9820.

There's a dual aperture shooter on the Galaxy S10 that allows you to choose between f/1.5 or f/2.4.



 Top 5 
  •    Price 
    Mi 10 Pro
    #1$600
    iPhone 11 Pro
    #2$609
    Pixel 4 XL
    #3$623
    8 Pro
    #4$624
    Galaxy S10
    #16$749
  • Global Score 
    8 Pro
    #17.52
    Galaxy S21 Plus
    #27.47
    Mate 30 Pro
    #37.45
    Mi 11
    #47.44
    Galaxy S10
    #107.27
  • Performance 
    iPhone 12
    #18.8
    Mi 11
    #27.8
    iPhone 11 Pro
    #37.7
    9
    #47.7
    Galaxy S10
    #225.6
  • Display 
    Galaxy S20
    #19.8
    Galaxy S20 EX
    #29.8
    Mi 11
    #39.8
    Galaxy S20 Plus
    #49.8
    Galaxy S10
    #99.2
  • Display Size 
    Galaxy S20 U.EX
    #16.9
    Galaxy S20 U.EX
    #26.9
    Mi 11
    #36.8
    8 Pro
    #46.7
    Galaxy S10
    #216.1
  • Dots Per Inch 
    Xperia 1
    #1642
    Galaxy S20
    #2565
    Galaxy S20 EX
    #3565
    Galaxy S10
    #4551
    Pixel 4 XL
    #5533
  • Cameras 
    Mi 10 Ultra
    #19.1
    P40 Pro
    #29
    Mi 10 Pro
    #38.6
    iPhone 11 Pro
    #48.5
    Galaxy S10
    #197.6
  • Camera MP 
    Mi 10 Pro
    #1108
    Mi 11
    #2108
    Galaxy S20 U.
    #3108
    Galaxy S20 U.EX
    #4108
    Galaxy S10
    12
  • Zoom (mm) 
    P40 Pro
    #1125
    Mi 10 Ultra
    #2120
    Galaxy S20 U.EX
    #3103
    Galaxy S20 U.EX
    #4103
    Galaxy S10
    #1452
  • Body 
    Pixel 5
    #19.1
    Galaxy S10
    #28.9
    Galaxy S20
    #38.6
    Galaxy S20 EX
    #48.6
    iPhone 12
    #58.6
  • Screen-To-Body 
    Mate 30 Pro
    #193
    Galaxy S20 Plus
    #292
    Mi 11
    #391
    Galaxy S20 U.
    #491
    Galaxy S10
    #1289
  • Looks 
    Galaxy S20
    #110
    Galaxy S20 EX
    #210
    Mi 11
    #310
    Galaxy S20 Plus
    #410
    Galaxy S10
    #510
  • Weight (g) 
    Pixel 5
    #1151
    Galaxy S10
    #2157
    Galaxy S20
    #3163
    Galaxy S20 EX
    #4163
    Xperia 5
    #5164
  • Size (mm) 
    iPhone X
    #1143
    iPhone 11 Pro
    #2144
    Pixel 5
    #3144
    iPhone 12
    #4146
    Galaxy S10
    #6149
  • Battery+Charg. 
    Mi 10 Ultra
    #19
    Mi 10 Pro
    #28
    Mi 11
    #37.9
    P40 Pro
    #47.8
    Galaxy S10
    #176.5
  • Battery* 
    Mi 10 Pro
    #184
    Galaxy S21 Plus
    #284
    8 Pro
    #383
    P40
    #483
    Galaxy S10
    #2178
  • Batt.:Browsing* 
    Mi 10 Pro
    #171
    Galaxy S21 Plus
    #270
    P40 Pro
    #370
    Mate 30 Pro
    #469
    Galaxy S10
    #2358
  • Battery:Video* 
    Mi 10 Pro
    #174
    Galaxy S21 Plus
    #274
    Mate 30 Pro
    #373
    P40
    #472
    Galaxy S10
    #2062
  • Fast Charging. 
    9
    #165
    Mi 11
    #255
    Mi 10 Pro
    #350
    Galaxy S20 U.EX
    #445
    Galaxy S10
    15
  • Wireless Charg. 
    Mi 11
    #150
    Mi 10 Ultra
    #250
    Mi 10 Pro
    #330
    8 Pro
    #430
    Galaxy S10
    15
  • Storage 
    Mi 10 Pro
    #18.5
    8 Pro
    #28.5
    Find X2 Neo
    #38.5
    Galaxy S20 EX
    #47.5
    Galaxy S10
    #117.5
  • Int. Storage 
    Mi 10 Pro
    #1256
    8 Pro
    #2256
    Find X2 Neo
    #3256
    9
    #4128
    Galaxy S10
    #15128
  • RAM (GB) 
    Galaxy S20
    #112
    Galaxy S20 EX
    #212
    Galaxy S20 Plus
    #312
    Galaxy S20 U.
    #412
    Galaxy S10
    #138
  • Connectivity 
    Galaxy Note 9
    #18.5
    Galaxy S10
    #28.5
    Mi 10 Pro
    #35.1
    8 Pro
    #45.1
    9
    #55.1


 Rivals 
  • OnePlus

    OnePlus 8 Pro
    8 Pro
    $624   7.52

    Compare
  • Samsung

    Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus
    Galaxy S21 Plus
    $749   7.47

    Compare
  • Huawei

    Huawei Mate 30 Pro
    Mate 30 Pro
    $849   7.45

    Compare


  • Xiaomi

    Xiaomi Mi 11
    Mi 11
    $698   7.44

    Compare


  • Samsung

    Samsung Galaxy S21
    Galaxy S21
    $659   7.42

    Compare
  • Samsung

    Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
    Galaxy S20 U.
    $799   7.38

    Compare
  • Xiaomi

    Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro
    Mi 10 Pro
    $600   7.37

    Compare


  • Samsung

    Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus
    Galaxy S20 Plus
    $739   7.32

    Compare
  • Samsung

    Samsung Galaxy S20
    Galaxy S20
    $649   7.27

    Compare
  • Xiaomi

    Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra
    Mi 10 Ultra
    $846   7.12

    Compare


  • OnePlus

    OnePlus 9
    9
    $639   7.06

    Compare


  • Huawei

    Huawei P40 Pro
    P40 Pro
    $809   6.92

    Compare


  • Sony

    Sony Xperia 5
    Xperia 5
    $699   6.79

    Compare


  • Google

    Google Pixel 5
    Pixel 5
    $649   6.78

    Compare
  • Apple

    Apple iPhone 12
    iPhone 12
    $799   6.76

    Compare
  • Sony

    Sony Xperia 1
    Xperia 1
    $719   6.63

    Compare


  • Samsung

    Samsung Galaxy Note 9
    Galaxy Note 9
    $719   6.62

    Compare
  • Huawei

    Huawei P40
    P40
    $666   6.5

    Compare
  • Oppo

    Oppo Find X2 Neo
    Find X2 Neo
    $890   6.49

    Compare
  • Apple

    Apple iPhone 11 Pro
    iPhone 11 Pro
    $609   6.12

    Compare


  • Google

    Google Pixel 4 XL
    Pixel 4 XL
    $623   5.7

    Compare


  • Apple

    Apple iPhone X
    iPhone X
    $799   5.4

    Compare

The top 5 list is based only on these rivals.

You can click on any rival to know more about it too.

These are the lowest prices found on any of these stores: Amazon.com, eBay.com, Best Buy, and Walmart.

Prices on eBay are in $US for reference but are Europe-based.

Prices marked with ! are from renewed/refurbished/carrier-locked phones (except eBay, that are from new devices, unless they are out of stock, then they can be from bids, and then from pre-owned devices).

We're only including devices that still receive security updates.

Disclaimer: We earn a small fee from qualifying purchases. It doesn't affect any item's price or eventual reviews .

*What's left of a full charge after 1 hour of talking, 1 (or 3) hour of web browsing, and 1 (or 3) hour of video playback.



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