Okay, so despite my grumbles in the S9+ thread, re the drawbacks of the S10 series, I went and traded-in/up for the S10 Plus (trade-in offer too good, additional 10% off and lots of birthday money. New toys and all that... :-)).
As many others have echoed, it's a tad faster, the camera is largely the same except for the new ultrawide angle, it's lighter than the S9+ and the new trim (I bought the Prism Blue) makes it stand out. The pill hole isn't an issue in day-to-day use.
However, the biggest issue like others is over the ultra-sonic FP reader. It was an absolutely nightmare to even set-up; it kept saying to press harder. It felt like I was going to break the screen at one point. It simply wasn't registering my (right) thumb and my index finger only worked with again, excessive pressure.
I then got my girlfriend to attempt it. Lo and behold, it accepted her pinkies / thumb without any real strain. Eh? So, tried again. I eventually managed to get a thumb done. NB: I have NOT removed the factory installed protector. Then, trying to unlock in normal use, it barely works. "Press a little harder" or "cover the entire sensor" being the 2 responses. Not a great start and seriously, considered sending it back. But oddly though, once in the device itself, Samsung Pay, Pass, my HSBC banking app all accept my fingerprint w/o problems.
I am ultimately only managing to unlock (when wanting to use the FP reader), ONLY if I've applied hand-cream to my thumb in particular. Then, it works fine. So, unless you have baby soft skin all round, you may well struggle with this and then decide to use the (very fast) Facial Recognition option instead. Go figure.... Any (finger) tips welcomed!
Just bought it with some offer in my country $720. 128 8GB .
Is it worth it ?
Samsung should sell external lenses kit separately which fits perfectly and boost camera performance.
Even though camera is not best but this is the best mobile in all other aspects
fenil, 27 Apr 2019Best smartphone ever.Never. Battery sucks. Laggs sometimes and the fingerscanner is like unlocking one Ace 1 hahahahahah
After reading these comments, Why do i feel glad having an S9 plus which is one year old already... haha
Akuma, 27 Apr 2019It is. After 3 months use it happens. Go for the excellent S10 plus. No lagThen why people complaining a lag on Samsung it's a known thing slot of xs max users no issues
Nikon, 26 Apr 2019how is iphone xs laggy??It is. After 3 months use it happens.
Go for the excellent S10 plus. No lag
Rentier, 22 Apr 201920% after two hours? :)))) laggy?? :))) never owned an iPhone, did you?how is iphone xs laggy??
Wasii, 25 Apr 2019S10plus is Samsung S series 10th anniversary phone.. nd it don't have a super night mode nd li... moreTotally agree if the camera end was more improved then Samsung all the way. But I've always found that it is oversaturated and not natural colours. Not to mention live focus is off accuracy too. There are areas of an outline blurry which doesn't naturally blur the background. Where as iPhone XS MAX is 100% top marks in the portrait area and camera itself
DJ FROST, 25 Apr 2019samsung is not focusing 100% on camera there's tons of new features, performance and innovatio... moreNo you didn't got me my complaint was about upgrade in photo quality which is not big compared to my previous note 8
funwithash, 24 Apr 2019Users buy Samsung flagship mobiles because of their top notch features and Galaxy s 10 plus ex... moresamsung is not focusing 100% on camera there's tons of new features, performance and innovation that samsung brought to us every year and you guys are relying on camera wtf! i own an s10+ and it really doesn't matter that much to me, i take pictures as well and for me the photos a superb, if you want to get a best camera phone just buy the p30 pro instead that can turn $0.50 into the rapper 50 cent lol if you saw the meme you will know what i meant lmao
Samsung just failed to improve in camera technology compared to current flagship smartphones otherwise its perfect
S10plus is Samsung S series 10th anniversary phone.. nd it don't have a super night mode nd live video focus like huawei P30pro..
Then its big big biggg shame for Samsung...
Im saying this after dedicated night mode software update...
Dedicated night mode update is just nothing compared to huawei P30pro