Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus (Qualcomm Snapdragon 855) review: specs and price

If you are looking for a high-end smartphone with cutting-edge technology, then the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus smartphone could be the phone for you. This Android smartphone has a 6.4-inch screen, water-resistant casing, and damage-resistant Gorilla Glass. It's lightning fast thanks to up to 12GB of RAM and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset, and its 4100mAh battery gives you up to twelve straight hours of web surfing time.

This smartphone showcases a multitude of special features. One such feature is its ability to power share with other devices. You simply place a compatible device on the back of the Galaxy and then it will charge the device. Another feature is its intelligent battery system. The battery adapts to how you use your phone so it can optimize its power and make a single charge last a lot longer. It even has some special camera functions. Its ultra-wide 16MP lens lets you take the perfect shot of vast landscapes, and its live focus option lets you add cool effects to the background around you.

Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus (Qualcomm Snapdragon 855)

Why is Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus (Qualcomm Snapdragon 855) better than the average?

  • Battery power
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    4100mAhvs3661.63mAh
  • Pixel density
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    526ppivs351.96ppi
  • RAM
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    12GBvs4.51GB
  • Resolution
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    1440 x 3040pxvs1.88MP
  • CPU speed
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    1 x 2.84GHz & 3 x 2.42GHz & 4 x 1.78GHzvs12.52GHz
  • Megapixels (main camera)
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    16MP & 12MP & 12MPvs34.27MP
  • Screen size
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    6.4"vs5.87"
  • Megapixels (front camera)
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    10MP & 8MPvs11.22MP

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User reviews

Overall Rating

Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus (Qualcomm Snapdragon 855)
9.6
45 User reviews
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus (Qualcomm Snapdragon 855)
9.6/10
45 User reviews

Features

Build quality

9.7/10
44 votes

Display quality

9.9/10
44 votes

Battery life

9.0/10
44 votes

Photography

9.2/10
44 votes

Performance

9.4/10
43 votes

Comments

Nicolas

Nicolas

1 year ago

10 / 10

Que el Samsung s10 plus esta bien hecho la verdad

Nicolas

Nicolas

1 year ago

10 / 10

Es el mejor celular que tuve la verdad prefiero estar con el s10 plus que por mi iPhone 12 la verdad

Pros

  • Tiene buena cámara y es rapido

Cons

    17 users found this helpful
    David

    David

    1 year ago

    10 / 10

    Teléfono completísimo aún en 2021

    David

    David

    1 year ago

    10 / 10

    Me encanta el teléfono. aún en 2021 se siente muy completo. Mi único pero es que en ocasiones batallo para que la batería me dure el día completo y la carga no es tan rápida

    Pros

    • Excelente pantalla
    • Bonito
    • Buena calidad de cámaras

    Cons

    • Duración de batería podría ser mejor
    • Carga no tan rápida (2 horas carga completa)
    8 users found this helpful
    Teddy

    Teddy

    1 year ago

    9 / 10

    Téléphone au top mais manque un peu d'autonomie.

    Teddy

    Teddy

    1 year ago

    9 / 10

    Téléphone au top mais manque un peu d'autonomie (fait la journée avec justesse). Le lecteur digitale sous la dalle est génial malgré quelques erreurs de temps à autre (ne reconnait pas l'empreinte). L'Always On Display fonctionne bien Bref mis à part sa batterie et son logiciel photo, téléphone au top.

    Pros

    • Type C
    • empreint digitale sous l'écran
    • Always On Display
    • NFC

    Cons

    • Batterie juste
    • Logiciel pour la photo
    4 users found this helpful

    Design

    weight

    175g

    We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
    The thickness (or depth) of the product.
    width

    74.1mm

    The width represents the horizontal dimension of the product.
    height

    157.6mm

    The height represents the vertical dimension of the product.
    weather-sealed (splashproof)
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    The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.
    The first number of the IP rating refers to protection against dust, while the second number refers to protection against liquid. E.g. a first number of 6 denotes that it is completely dustproof, and a second number of 7 denotes that the device can withstand full immersion in water.
    The waterproof depth rating indicates how well the device is protected against water ingress and water pressure. Devices which can withstand more water pressure are better for swimming or diving.
    volume

    91.09cm³

    Volume is the quantity of three-dimensional space enclosed by the product's chassis or, in simpler terms, the space the product occupies.
    lowest potential operating temperature

    Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value.

    The minimum temperature at which the device can perform to the optimal level.

    Display

    The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
    Has an OLED or AMOLED display
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    OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Diode) displays are formed of organic materials that emit light. They have higher contrast ratios and wider viewing angles compared to LCDs. AMOLED and POLED are types of OLED displays.
    has an IPS screen
    Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus (Qualcomm Snapdragon 855)
    IPS (In-Plane Switching) is a technology used for LCDs. It was designed to overcome the main limitations of conventional twisted nematic TFT displays: limited viewing angles and low-quality color reproduction. PLS (Plane-to-Line Switching) is a type of IPS screen developed by Samsung, with increased brightness and lower production costs.
    Pixel density is a measurement of a screen's resolution, expressed as the number of pixels per inch (PPI) on the screen. A higher pixel density translates into more clarity and sharpness for the images rendered on the screen, thus improving the quality of the viewing experience.
    resolution

    1440 x 3040px

    Resolution is an essential indicator of a screen's image quality, representing the maximum amount of pixels that can be shown on the screen. The resolution is given as a compound value, comprised of horizontal and vertical pixels.
    The frequency at which the screen is refreshed. Higher frequency results in less flickering (less noise) and more natural movement representation in action-intense scenes.
    brightness

    800 nits

    A nit is a measurement of the light that a display emits, equal to one candela per square meter. Brighter displays ensure a screen's contents are easy to read, even in sunny conditions.
    has branded damage-resistant glass
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    Damage-resistant glass (such as Corning Gorilla Glass or Asahi Dragontrail Glass) is thin, lightweight, and can withstand high levels of force.
    Gorilla Glass version

    Gorilla Glass 6

    Gorilla Glass is one of the most popular brands of chemically strengthened glass, manufactured by Corning. Several versions have been developed, the newer ones being more durable and providing better damage resistance.

    Performance

    The internal storage refers to the built-in storage space available in a device for system data, apps, and user-generated data. With a large amount of internal storage, you can save more files and apps on your device.
    RAM

    12GB

    Random-access memory (RAM) is a form of volatile memory used to store working data and machine code currently in use. It is a quick-access, temporary virtual storage that can be read and changed in any order, thus enabling fast data processing.
    Android version

    Android 9 Pie

    A newer version of Android generally provides a better user experience. Major Android releases include new features and improvements to performance, as well as important security updates.
    AnTuTu is one of the most important benchmarks for Android devices. The score reflects the overall performance of a device by summing up results of individual tests that various parameters, such as RAM speed, CPU performance, 2D & 3D graphics performance.
    Wild Life is a cross-platform benchmark developed by 3DMark that tests the graphical performance of a device (using the Vulkan API on Android/Windows and the Metal API on iOS). Source: 3DMark.
    Wild Life is a cross-platform benchmark developed by 3DMark that tests the graphical performance of a device (using the Vulkan API on Android/Windows and the Metal API on iOS). The Unlimited version runs off-screen so that factors such as display resolution don’t affect the score. Source: 3DMark.
    Wild Life is a cross-platform benchmark developed by 3DMark that tests the graphical performance of a device (using the Vulkan API on Android/Windows and the Metal API on iOS). The Extreme version is much more graphically-demanding than the standard Wild Life benchmark. Source: 3DMark.
    Geekbench 5 is a cross-platform benchmark that measures a processor's multi-core performance. (Source: Primate Labs, 2022)
    Geekbench 5 is a cross-platform benchmark that measures a processor's single-core performance. (Source: Primate Labs, 2022)

    Cameras

    megapixels (main camera)

    16MP & 12MP & 12MP

    The number of megapixels determines the resolution of the images captured with the main camera. A higher megapixel count means that the camera is capable of capturing more details. However, the megapixel count is not the only important element determining the quality of an image.
    The number of megapixels determines the resolution of the images captured with the front camera. A higher megapixel count means that the front camera is capable of capturing more details, an essential factor for taking high-resolution selfies.
    has built-in optical image stabilization
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    Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect the vibrations of the camera. The lens adjusts the optical path accordingly, ensuring that any type of motion blur is corrected before the sensor captures the image.
    The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.
    wide aperture (main camera)

    f/1.5 & f/2.2 & f/2.4

    With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.
    Has a dual-tone LED flash
    Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus (Qualcomm Snapdragon 855)
    A dual-tone flash has LED lights with different color temperatures, delivering a better color balance to photos and videos.
    has a BSI sensor
    Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus (Qualcomm Snapdragon 855)
    A BSI (backside illuminated) sensor is a camera image sensor which captures better quality images in poor lighting conditions, and offers better overall sharpness and image quality.
    has continuous autofocus when recording movies
    Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus (Qualcomm Snapdragon 855)
    When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
    Has phase-detection autofocus for photos
    Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus (Qualcomm Snapdragon 855)
    Phase-detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus, allowing for sharper images.

    Operating system

    has clipboard warnings
    Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus (Qualcomm Snapdragon 855)
    This privacy feature alerts you with a small notification when an app copies data from your clipboard.
    has location privacy options
    Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus (Qualcomm Snapdragon 855)
    This privacy feature allows you to share your approximate location with an app instead of your precise location.
    has camera/microphone privacy options
    Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus (Qualcomm Snapdragon 855)
    You can enable or disable an app’s access to the camera or microphone on your device. There are also indication icons to show you when an app uses the camera or microphone.
    has Mail Privacy Protection
    Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus (Qualcomm Snapdragon 855)
    Mail Privacy Protection is a feature built into the default email app that blocks senders from using “tracking pixels” to see when you’ve read an email. It also hides your IP address from senders.
    has theme customization
    Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus (Qualcomm Snapdragon 855) (Android 9.0 Pie)
    Theme customization allows you to easily change the appearance of the user interface (UI). For example, by changing the system colors or the app icons.
    can block app tracking
    Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus (Qualcomm Snapdragon 855)
    Some apps track your activity even when the app is not in use. This privacy feature allows you to block this tracking, either across all apps or on a per-app basis.
    blocks cross-site tracking
    Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus (Qualcomm Snapdragon 855)
    This setting (in the default browser) allows you to block cross-site tracking cookies and data to help protect your privacy.
    has on-device machine learning
    Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus (Qualcomm Snapdragon 855) (Android 9.0 Pie)
    On-device machine learning is used to recognize people, places, and more in the Photos app. The algorithms run on the device, where this sensitive data is then kept. Competing services upload the photos and perform this on their servers, which requires the sharing of personal data.
    Can play games while they download
    Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus (Qualcomm Snapdragon 855) (Android 9.0 Pie)
    This means you don’t have to wait for the entire game to download first, as the later stages of the game download while you are playing.

    Battery

    Battery power, or battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store. More battery power can be an indication of longer battery life.
    has wireless charging
    Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus (Qualcomm Snapdragon 855)
    It supports a wireless charging standard such as Qi. To charge the device, you simply put it down on a compatible charging pad.
    Supports fast charging
    Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus (Qualcomm Snapdragon 855)
    Fast charging technologies, like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge or MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the time it takes to charge a device. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in just 30 minutes.
    Charging speeds are expressed in watts (W), a measure of electrical power. A higher wattage results in a faster charging speed. In order to achieve the advertised charging speed, it is important to use a compatible charger.
    wireless charging speed

    Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value.

    Charging speeds are expressed in watts (W), a measure of electrical power. A higher wattage results in a faster charging speed. In order to achieve the advertised charging speed, a compatible wireless charger must be used.
    has reverse wireless charging
    Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus (Qualcomm Snapdragon 855)
    The device can be used as a wireless charging station to power other gadgets.
    reverse wireless charging speed

    Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value.

    Charging speeds are expressed in watts (W), a measure of electrical power. A higher wattage results in a faster charging speed.
    has a removable battery
    Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus (Qualcomm Snapdragon 855)
    The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
    Has an ultra power-saving mode
    Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus (Qualcomm Snapdragon 855)
    The ultra power-saving mode, also called low power mode, is an effective way to extend the battery life of the device. Usually, it involves limiting screen brightness and contrast, disabling location services, restricting connectivity, and turning off nonessential apps.

    Audio

    has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
    Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus (Qualcomm Snapdragon 855)
    With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
    has stereo speakers
    Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus (Qualcomm Snapdragon 855)
    Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
    has aptX
    Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus (Qualcomm Snapdragon 855)
    aptX is a codec used for transmitting audio wirelessly with Bluetooth. It is developed by Qualcomm, and supports 16-bit audio at a bit rate of 384kbps.
    has LDAC
    Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus (Qualcomm Snapdragon 855)
    LDAC is a codec developed by Sony for Bluetooth audio. It is capable of a very high bitrate of 990kbps, which provides high resolution audio. It can also automatically adjust to a lower bitrate of 330kbps or 660kbps to increase stability.
    has aptX HD
    Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus (Qualcomm Snapdragon 855)
    aptX HD is an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that is developed by Qualcomm. It supports high quality 24-bit audio (at a bit rate of 576kbps).
    has aptX Adaptive
    Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus (Qualcomm Snapdragon 855)
    aptx Adaptive is an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that is developed by Qualcomm. It has a variable bit rate (between 279kbps and 420kbps), which means it can adjust the bit rate for different scenarios, such as listening to HD audio or reducing interference from other devices.
    Has a radio
    Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus (Qualcomm Snapdragon 855)
    A built-in FM radio tuner allows you to listen to most of the live-broadcasted FM radio stations without using the internet.
    More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
    Has dedicated media keys
    Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus (Qualcomm Snapdragon 855)
    Phones with physical keyboards have dedicated media keys, such as: play, stop, next, previous, volume up/down, etc.

    Features

    has 5G support
    Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus (Qualcomm Snapdragon 855) (Qualcomm Snapdragon 855)
    The fifth-generation wireless technology delivers higher speeds and lower latency than the previous, fourth-generation tech.
    The download speed is a measurement of the internet connection bandwidth, representing the maximum data transfer rate at which a device can access online content.
    The upload speed is a measurement of the internet connection bandwidth, representing the maximum data transfer rate at which a device can send information to a server or another device.
    Has USB Type-C
    Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus (Qualcomm Snapdragon 855)
    The USB Type-C features reversible plug orientation and cable direction.
    Newer USB versions are faster and have better power management.
    has NFC
    Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus (Qualcomm Snapdragon 855)
    NFC (near-field communication) allows a device to perform simple wireless transactions, such as mobile payments. Note: this feature may not be available in all markets.
    supports Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax)
    Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus (Qualcomm Snapdragon 855)
    Wi-Fi 6, released in 2019, is based on the IEEE 802.11ax wireless LAN standard. Designed to operate in all frequency bands between 1 and 6 GHz, it offers higher data rates and lower latency compared to previous Wi-Fi technologies.
    supports Wi-Fi 6E
    Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus (Qualcomm Snapdragon 855)
    Wi-Fi 6E was announced in 2020 and has several advantages compared to Wi-Fi 6. In addition to the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands, it can operate on the 6GHz band, which provides faster speeds and extremely low latency.
    supports Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
    Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus (Qualcomm Snapdragon 855)
    802.11ac wireless works on the 5GHz frequency range. It offers higher transfer rates, improved reliability, and improved power consumption. It provides advantages for gaming and HD video streaming.

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