Samsung just launched the Samsung Galaxy S10 (or Galaxy series 10) line-up and it nearly covers the complete spectrum of the high-end market, with something for everyone.

We have included the official comparative specs sheet at the bottom of the article, but here’s an overview of the line-up, which consists of the Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+, and Galaxy S10 5G.

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Displays and chassis sizes and prices

Each model has a different display size, dimensions, and weight:

  • 5.8” Galaxy S10e ($799.99), 69.9 x 142.2 x 7.9mm, 150g
  • 6.1” Galaxy S10 ($899.99), 70.4 x 149.9 x 7.8mm, 157g
  • 6.4” Galaxy S10+ ($999.99), 74.1 x 157.6 x 7.8mm, 175g (Ceramic: 198g)
  • 6.7” Galaxy S10 5G (no pricing), 77.1 x 162.6 x 7.94mm 198g

For such large screens, the phones are relatively light. For example, the 6.4” Galaxy Note 9 weighs 201g and the 6.5” iPhone XS Max comes at 208g – both are substantially heavier than the equivalently sized Galaxy S10 handset.

The display quality is divided in two groups:

  • Galaxy S10e: a slightly lower-performing (but still great) AMOLED display with 1080p / FHD resolution
  • Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+ and Galaxy S10 5G
    • All feature QHD+ AMOLED displays with better color rendering and HDR10+ certification

Photography: 3 to 5 cameras!

Because of the handset sizes and price differences, Samsung can scale the camera performance nicely as you pay more.

  • Galaxy S10e (complete Galaxy S10e camera review)
    • Rear: 2-cameras
      • Wide: 12MP f/1.5-2.4 with OIS and Dual-Pixel AF
      • Ultrawide (123 degrees): 16MP f/2.2
    • Selfie: 1-camera
      • 10MP, f/1.9 and Dual-Pixel AF
  • Galaxy S10 (complete Galaxy S10 camera review)
    • Rear: 3-cameras
      • Same as S10e plus 2X zoom, f/2.4 and OIS
    • Selfie: 1-camera
      • Same as S10e
  • Galaxy S10+ (complete Galaxy S10+ camera review)
    • Rear: 3-cameras
      • Same as Galaxy S10
    • Selfie
      • Same as S10e plus 8MP RGB depth sensor for Bokeh (fixed-focus)
  • Galaxy S10 5G
    • Rear: 4-cameras
      • Same as Galaxy S10+ plus 3D Depth ToF sensor (hQVGA)
    • Selfie
      • Same as Galaxy S10+ plus 3D Depth ToF sensor (hQVGA)

We are looking forward to putting the Galaxy S10 camera to the test. Our Uber-G Camera IQ score shows that the Galaxy S9/S9+/Note 9 have dominated low-light photography for all of 2018 (read our Galaxy Note 9 Camera Review for more details), so did Samsung improved upon it in 2019?

"SAMSUNG IS FINALLY PRIORITIZING ULTRAWIDE CAMERA MODULES OVER 2X ZOOM"

The camera line-up is great as Samsung is finally prioritizing Ultrawide camera modules over 2X zoom ones. We’ve been saying so for the past 3 years, and you can see a reminder of that in our LG V40 Camera Review – the best ultrawide camera we’ve tested yet.

Samsung is also taking selfie cameras more seriously, with a dual-pixel autofocus (AF) sensor in the front. The additional depth sensor of the S10+ will make background blur better and fast.

The photographic performance of the 3D ToF (time of flight) sensor is yet to be seen, but it enables the option for a secure 3D face unlock, if Samsung decides to implement it.

Processor and memory

For the USA, Samsung will use the Snapdragon 855, which we have covered extensively, along with Snapdragon 855 performance benchmarks. As of today, it is the most powerful processor available to Android phones (and more).

In some regions, Samsung will equip the Galaxy S10 series with its own Exynos processor. We have not benchmarked that one yet, but usually, the Exynos chips can offer a similar user experience, although they tend to be nominally less performant than Qualcomm’s products.

RAM

  • Galaxy S10e: 6GB to 8GB
  • Galaxy S10: 8GB
  • Galaxy S10+: 8GB to 12GB
  • Galaxy S10 5G: 8GB

Storage

  • Galaxy S10e: 128GB/256GB
  • Galaxy S10: 128GB/512GB
  • Galaxy S10+: 128GB/512GB/1TB
  • Galaxy S10 5G: 256GB

In addition to the internal storage listed above, there’s a microSD slot (512GB max) for all models – except- the Galaxy S10 5G (due to chassis design constraints to accommodate the 5G antennas).

Battery capacity (in mAh)

  • Galaxy S10e: 3100
  • Galaxy S10: 3400
  • Galaxy S10+: 4100
  • Galaxy S10 5G: 4500
    • Supports USB power delivery 3.0

All handsets obviously support Samsung’s Adaptive Fast Charging (AFC), along with Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 2.0 (QC2.0) with a cable.  The S10 5G has support for USB Power Delivery (PD) 3.0 which is a standard that works from handsets to laptops.

Connectivity

All 4G LTE handsets can achieve a theoretical LTE CAT20 speed, which is 2Gbps download and 150Mbps upload. The S10 5G is compatible with LTE CAT20 as well, but can also connect to 5G sub-6 and mmWave networks that can offer substantially peak speeds, when available.

The Galaxy S10 is also among the first handsets to support WiFi-6 (802.11ax), a newer protocol that can reach as high as 1.2Gbps (upload and download) which is faster than many wired ethernet installations.

Conclusion

The new Samsung Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+, and Galaxy S10 5G represent a vast blanket that covers nearly all the high-end (beyond $600+) smartphone market, with sizes and prices that can reach an equally vast market.

"A POWERFUL SMARTPHONE LINE-UP CAREFULLY PUT TOGETHER"

As prices go up, so do the technical benefits, whether it is in terms of display size, camera performance or battery and storage capacity. This is a powerful smartphone line-up carefully put together and one that leverages a lot of engineering and manufacturing resources to have a maximum impact on the $800+ market.

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6.1"
  • 3040x1440
  • AMOLED
  • 551 PPI
12 MP
  • f/1.5 Aperture
  • OIS
3400 mAh
  • Non-Removable
  • Wireless Charging
8GB RAM
  • Snapdragon 855
  • MicroSDXC
Price
~$895 - Amazon
Weight
157 g
Launched in
2019-02-01
Storage (GB)
  • 128
  • 512
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