Company’s S-line king joins the handful of good 5G phones in the UK, but is only for big-phone lovers
The Galaxy S10 5G is the largest, most advanced and most expensive smartphone in Samsung’s current lineup, aimed not just at being “the 5G one” but also the best one.
Unlike the OnePlus 7 Pro, which comes in either 4G or 5G versions that are identical in size, weight and features, the S10 5G is its own phone. It’s bigger, og'irroq, thicker and has more cameras and sensors on the back and front than the S10+.
The front is filled by the 6.7in QHD+ AMOLED screen, which curves at the sides and has an large oval-shaped cut out in the top right of the display for two selfie cameras and a depth sensor.
The screen is really lovely, as you’d expect for a top Samsung: bright, crisp and colourful with good viewing angles. It is not quite as bright or smooth as the fantastic 90Hz screen on the OnePlus 7 Pro, but better than all the rest.
The massive screen means the S10 5G is a very big phone. At 77.1mm wide and 162.6mm tall the S10 5G compares similarly to 5G rivals such the OnePlus 7 Pro or the 4G-only iPhone XS Max. But the way the back tapers at the sides and its comparatively light 198g weight, which undercuts the competition by 8-10g, makes the S10 5G just about manageable. I could fit it in a men’s jeans pocket, but anything smaller was a struggle.
If you don’t want the biggest of phones and the downsides of weight, cost, hajmi, one-handed use, etc that come with them, this is most definitely not for you.
The display hides Samsung’s ultrasonic fingerprint scanner for unlocking the phone with your thumb on the screen, which works well enough but isn’t as fast or accurate as the optical sensor on the OnePlus 7 Pro 5G or traditional fingerprint sensors.
The phone is water resistant to the international IP68 standard, or depths of up to 1.5 metres in fresh water for 30 daqiqa. Drop the S10 5G in the toilet and you’ll be able to rinse it afterwards. It also has a headphone socket, which is rare in 2019.
- Ekran: 6.7in QHD+ AMOLED (502ppi).
- Protsessor: Samsung Exynos 9820 or Qualcomm Snapdragon 855.
- RAM: 8RAM GB.
- Saqlash: 256GB.
- Operatsion tizim: One UI based on Android 9 pirog.
- Kamera: rear triple camera + depth sensor, front 10MP selfie-camera + depth sensor.
- Ulanish: single sim, LTE, 5G, Wifi, NFC, Bluetooth 5, wireless charging and GPS.
- O'lchamlari: 162.6 x 77.1 x 7.9mm.
- Vazn: 198g.
36-hour battery life
The Galaxy S10 5G has the same processor, memory and storage as most of the other Galaxy S10 versions and therefore performs similarly. In this US this means Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 Protsessor, but in the UK, Europe and many other regions it means Samsung’s own Exynos 9820, as tested here.
It’s a fast-feeling phone, if not quite the fastest, and will handle most of what you can throw at it. Games and augmented reality experiences, which are being pushed hard with 5G, were smooth but made the phone heat up quite a bit.
The S10 5G has the largest battery in Samsung’s S10 phone line and so lasts the longest at 36 ayblovlar orasida soat. With the screen set to default FHD+ resolution and the always-on display (AOD) setting off, the phone made it from 7am on day one until 7pm on day two with fairly heavy usage, mainly on 4G with bursts on Vodafone’s new 5G network where available in London.
The S10 5G is also faster charging than Samsung’s other phones with a 25W charger included in the box. It hit 90% in an hour, which is still not the fastest charging phone but is a significant improvement over other Samsung devices. Wireless charging at up to 15W with a Qi charging matt works well, as does wireless power sharing charging something else from the back of the S10 5G such as Samsung’s Galaxy Buds.
The S10 5G proved great on Vodafone’s new 5G network, which was significantly faster than 4G when available, routinely managing 200Mbps download speeds in areas where Vodafone’s 4G network managed around 20-50Mbps.
But the S10 5G’s 4G performance on Vodafone’s network was poor, spending a significant amount of time dropping down to 3G in areas where a OnePlus 7 Pro and Huawei P30 Pro had strong 4G signal on the same Vodafone 4G network. The issue was particularly problematic on public transport.
This poor performance gave rise to further testing which revealed that the poor signal performance on Vodafone’s 4G network wasn’t isolated to Samsung’s new 5G phone – but also its regular 4G phones including the Galaxy S10. The 4G-only phones had a slight advantage of around half a bar of signal strength over their 5G counterparts on the same network.
Ammo, when the Samsung phones dropped down to 3G their internet connection effectively became unusable causing everything from web pages and apps, to messages and even email, to time out. But it’s worse than simply being offline, as the phone thinks it has a working internet connection, leading to an extremely frustrating scenario where the phone continually tries over and over to perform the task you’ve set it before timing out after a minute or so.
To be clear, Samsung’s S10, S10+ and S10e performed the same as the OnePlus 7 Pro and Huawei P30 Pro (two of the best for network performance) on both EE and Three’s 4G network in and around London and the south of England. The problem appeared only to be on Vodafone. But neither Vodafone nor Samsung could explain the signal issues faced by the Samsung S10 5G and other S10 smartphones.
A Vodafone spokesperson said: “We’ve recalled the device and SIM for internal testing. We would welcome the opportunity to walk around with the Guardian in the areas they have visited to better understand the user experience found so as we can better understand any issues and implement improvements or fixes.”
A Samsung spokesperson declined to address the 4G problem and instead said: “The 5G user experience is only going to get better as 5G network coverage improves and expands. Samsung is working closely with our partners to provide updates to the device so that consumers can get the best network performance.”
Samsung One UI
The Galaxy S10 5G runs Samsung’s new One UI version of Android 9 pirog, which is the same as the other S10 variants.
One UI is a big upgrade over previous versions of Samsung’s software, refocused around making phones with large screens more usable, which was useful here. The top of the screen is generally for information display, while the bits you have to touch have been moved towards the bottom.
The only thing that hasn’t aged well are Samsung’s gesture navigation options, which replace the traditional three-key navigation bar at the bottom of the screen with swipe pads where the buttons would be. It’s not a fluid experience and is difficult to use one-handed on this size of screen.
While more beneficial for the larger Galaxy S10+, S10 hali odatda sensorli asoslangan o'zaro ma'lumot va pastki yarmi ko'rish uchun telefon ustki yarmini ega foyda. tomonidan ishlatiladigan bunday deb raqib tizimlari OnePlus, Huawei hatto Google kelayotgan ekan Android Q yaxshiroqdir.
Galaxy S10 5G S10 va S10 + sifatida orqasiga shu uch muntazam kameraga ega, lekin yaxshi chorasi uchun 3D chuqurligi kamera qo'shadi.
Ya'ni sen bir asosiy 12-megapikselli kamera olish, 12-megapikselli telefotoda kamera va zoom ta'minlovchi 16-megapikselli ultra-keng burchakka kamera 0.5 2x uchun, va keyin 10x gibrid zoom uchun.
S10 5G va S10 / S10 + kuni kameralar o'rtasida ko'p farq bo'lishi paydo qilmadi. Bu yaxshi nurda, ayrim mukammal rasmlar ishlab chiqarilgan, qattiq, lekin sinf-bosh emas, past-engil bajarish bilan, Yangi kecha rejimida qaramay.
Video ta'qib juda yaxshi edi, ko'p raqiblaridan ko'proq tortishuvlarga yaxshi, qiziqarli chuqurligi ta'siri S10 5G qo'shimcha sensorlar yordamida. selfie kamera S10 + bir xil bo'ladi, qaysi yaxshi.
Bosh, S10 5G ustida kamera yaxshi, lekin qisqa tushadi Huawei dan eng yaxshi.
- stereo karnay juda yaxshi.
- ultratovush barmoq izi sensori eng ekran valiy bilan mos emas, lekin bir mos bir qutiga kiritilgan keladi.
- sezgir tebranish o'tgan yilgi modeli o'tkirroqdir bo'ladi, emas, balki Apple iPhone yoki OnePlus kabi yaxshi 7 Pro.
- Palm rad egiluvchan ekrani chetiga mis-tegishni oldini olish yaxshi edi, Sizning qo'l sensorli sizga grip asoslanadi qaerda.
taqqoslash uchun, raqobat uchun tavsiya chakana narxlar OnePlus o'z ichiga oladi 7 boshlab rejalari Pro 5G £ 59 EE haqida bir oy, 4G 6.4in Galaxy S10 + uchun £ 899, The 4G OnePlus 7 Pro dan £ 649, 4G Google Pixel 3 XL xarajatlar £ 744, 4G Huawei B30 Pro uchun £ 899 va 4G iPhone XS Max xarajatlar £ 1,099.
The Galaxy S10 5G has all the hallmarks of a range-topping Samsung. Katta, bright screen, sleek design, solid performance and excellent battery life – the best of any of Samsung’s S10 variants.
orqa kamera ham juda yaxshi va Samsungning biri UI katta, modomiki surish ishoralar telefon, bu hajmiga foydalanish qiyin kabi navigatsiya tugmalari yordamida baxtli odamsiz sifatida. Bu katta va qimmat, meaning only big-phone lovers are going to want to even try and use it.
Its 5G performance is solid on Vodafone’s new 5G network. But the poor 4G performance on Vodafone of the S10 5G and its smaller S10 siblings, which neither the network nor Samsung have managed to explain, mean I strongly recommend not buying any top-end Samsung phone on Vodafone.
It may not quite be the best 5G experience available at the moment – that’s the OnePlus 7 Pro 5G – but it’s close run thing. And where the OnePlus is an EE exclusive in the UK, the S10 5G is available on a wider range of mobile networks.
The S10 5G is the biggest and best Samsung you can buy, at least until the recently launched Note 10 arrives in stores, which could take the crown.
Taroziga: katta ekran, ultrasonic in-display fingerprint scanner, hole-punch notch, wireless charging and powershare, katta kamera, yaxshi ishlashi, good software, good haptics, eshitish soket,, microSD karta uyasi, 5G. Kamchiliklari: massive phone, qimmat, poor 4G performance on Vodafone, slow software updates.
- Eng yaxshi smartfon 2019: iPhone, Samsung, Huawei and Google compared and ranked
- Samsung Galaxy S10 + sharh: Agar shunchaki ajoyib ekran
- Samsung Galaxy S10 sharh: shirin spot
- OnePlus 7 Pro sharh: Har bir tarzda mutlaq hayvon
- Huawei B30 Pro sharh: o'yin-o'zgaruvchan kamera, yulduz batareya hayot
- iPhone XS Max sharh: Apple supersized smartfon
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