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Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra Battery Life Comparison

The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra comes with a large 4,500 mAh battery, but how long does it really last at 120 Hz, or at full display resolution?

We put the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra through the paces, and compared it to a few other devices in our lab. Check out the results!

 

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra : Battery Life Considerations

The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra comes with a 4,500 mAh battery, which is just a little larger than the Galaxy Note 10+‘s 4,300 mAh battery.

On paper, this should give it a little more battery life than the Galaxy Note 10+. But the Note 20 Ultra is also the first Note to feature a 120 Hz display.

120 Hz Refresh Rate

A higher refresh rate will give you a smoother display, at the expense of higher power consumption and consequently, lower battery life.

That’s why Samsung doesn’t keep the display running at 120 Hz all the time. Instead, they offer an Adaptive option, doubling the refresh rate to 120 Hz only when it’s “necessary”.

WQHD+ Resolution

The other “trick” that Samsung uses to keep power consumption lower is to use a lower display resolution by default – FHD+ (1080 x 2316 pixels).

You can switch to the full WQHD+ resolution of 1440 x 3088 pixels, but that will increase power consumption and reduce battery life, because the GPU has to process more pixels.

Note : The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra only supports 120 Hz at the FHD+ or HD+ resolutions. Switching to WQHD+ limits you to just 60 Hz.

Let’s find out exactly how much both display options affect the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra‘s battery life!

 

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra Battery Life Comparison

To test the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra‘s battery life, we turned off Automatic Brightness, and set its display brightness to 50%.

Why 50%? That is actually slightly higher than the average indoor brightness level of 40% during the day, and is what we usually use in all our mobile battery life tests.

It is important to fix the brightness level, to make sure the screen brightness does not change as the ambient brightness changes.

We then ran the PCMark Work 2.0 battery life test until its battery capacity dropped to 20% several times, and picked the best result.

Resolution + Refresh Rate Comparison

First, we started with a resolution and refresh rate comparison. The

Work 2.0 FHD+ (60 Hz) WQHD+ (60 Hz) FHD+ (120 Hz)
Battery Capacity 4,500 mAh 4,500 mAh 4,500 mAh
Battery Life 10 hrs 9 mins 9 hrs 17 mins 7 hrs 34 mins
Battery Utilisation 5.91 mAh / min. 6.46 mAh / min. 7.93 mAh / min.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra has pretty good battery life of just over 10 hours, but only if you keep it at the default FHD+ resolution and use the standard 60 Hz refresh rate.

Increasing the display resolution to WQHD+ reduced battery life by 52 minutes, or about 8.5%. Not too bad, since you still get 9+ hours.

Switching to Adaptive mode though will drastically reduce battery life by a whopping 155 minutes, which is a full quarter less than its maximum battery life!

Full HD+ Resolution @ 60 Hz

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Battery Life 14 hrs 1 min 12 hrs 25 mins 11 hrs 32 mins 10 hrs 32 mins 10 hrs 17 mins 10 hrs 9 mins
Utilisation
Per Min.
6.90 mAh 4.30 mAh 5.78 mAh 5.44 mAh 5.32 mAh 5.91 mAh
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Even with its slightly larger battery, the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra has a slightly shorter battery life than the Galaxy Note 10+.

It even has a shorter battery life than the Galaxy S10+, which has a 10% smaller battery.

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When we increased the resolution to WQHD+, the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra had a full hour shorter battery life than the Galaxy S10+, which has a 10% smaller battery.

FHD+ Resolution @ 120 Hz

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra used significantly more power than the Galaxy S20 Ultra, with a 120 Hz refresh rate.

Thanks to its 11% larger battery, and lower power consumption, the Galaxy S20 Ultra lasts 1.5 hours longer than the Note 20 Ultra.

 

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra : Where To Buy?

Malaysia

Here are the direct online purchase links in Malaysia :

Recommended : Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra: Malaysia Launch + Trade-Up Deals!

Singapore

Here are the direct online purchase links in Singapore :

United States

Here are the direct online purchase links in the United States :

United Kingdom

Here are the direct online purchase links in the United Kingdom :

Australia

Here are the direct online purchase links in Australia :

 

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Samsung Jimat, Snap & Menang Contest : The Full Details!

Samsung Malaysia just announced their Jimat, Snap & Menang Contest, with prizes worth RM 424,000!

Here are the full details of the Samsung Jimat, Snap & Menang Contest!

 

Samsung Jimat, Snap & Menang Contest : What Is It?

The Samsung Jimat, Snap & Menang Contest offers prizes worth RM 424,000 for those who purchase a qualifying Samsung Galaxy device from 1 May until 7 June 2020!

 

Samsung Jimat, Snap & Menang Contest : The Prizes!

Samsung Malaysia is giving away RM 424,000 worth of prizes :

  • 10 x Samsung 65-inch Q800T QLED 8K Smart TV (2020) + RM500 Boost credit
  • 18 x Samsung POWERstick Jet 90 Premium + RM300 Boost credit
  • 36 x Samsung Convection Microwave Oven 45L + RM100 Boost credit
  • 500 x RM100 Boost credit

 

Samsung Jimat, Snap & Menang Contest : How To Participate?

The contest is very simple, with just three steps :

Step 1 : Buy a qualifying device and enjoy model-specific promotions (see below)

Step 2 : Snap a creative picture of your Hari Raya and submit your netry

Step 3 : Look out for attractive prizes announced weekly!

 

Samsung Jimat, Snap & Menang Contest : Qualifying Devices

Here are the eligible Samsung Galaxy devices :

 

Model-Specific Promotions : What Are They?

In addition to the contest, Samsung Malaysia is offering these additional promotions for these devices.

You can also get an extra RM300 discount with the promo code HOME300, if you bundle these smartphones with any wearable device, with a minimum spend of RM 3,000 in a single transaction.

 

Samsung Devices : Where To Buy?

Here are the online purchase options here in Malaysia :

 

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Samsung Link To Windows Guide : Work From Home Easier!

If you own a Samsung Galaxy smartphone, its Link To Windows feature is a really great way to get more work done at home during the COVID-19 crisis!

In this guide, we will show you how to set-up Link To Windows, and use it to make your work-from-home life a LOT easier! 😀

 

Samsung Link To Windows : What Is It?

Link To Windows is a Microsoft feature that allows Samsung Galaxy smartphones to be directly linked to a Windows 10 computer – whether it’s a desktop or laptop.

Once you link your Samsung Galaxy smartphone, you can directly access its data on your Windows 10 computer :

  • access up to 2,000 of the most recent photos,
  • view notifications,
  • send and receive text messages,
  • make calls from your computer,
  • copy and paste text and images, and
  • control your phone using your mouse!

Link To Windows is one of the features Samsung is promoting as part of their Stay Apart By Stay Together With Galaxy campaign to help users tackle the COVID-19 crisis.

 

Samsung Link To Windows : What Do You Need?

Samsung Link To Windows only requires you to have a Windows 10 computer, and one of these Samsung Galaxy smartphone models

 

Samsung Link To Windows : How To Set It Up

Your Windows 10 computer should already have the Microsoft Your Phone app installed as part of the October 2018 Update. But on the off-chance you can’t find it, you can download it for FREE.

On Your Windows 10 PC

  1. Open the Your Phone app (type Your Phone in the taskbar search box, and select it)
  2. Select Android, and click Continue.
  3. Click Sign in with Microsoft, and log in using your Microsoft account. You will be asked to provide your smartphone number, so Microsoft can send a text message to authenticate it.
  4. Once you are done, you will see a screen saying “Please open Your Phone Companion – Link to Windows“.

On Your Samsung Galaxy Smartphone

  1. Swipe downwards from the top of the display to reveal the Quick Panel.
    Alternatively, go to Settings > Connections or Advanced features
    If you can’t find it, you can download and install Your Phone Companion app from Google Play.
  2. Tap Link to Windows.
  3. In the welcome screen, tap the Sign in with Microsoft button.
  4. Accept the app permissions.
  5. When you see the screen “Set up the Your Phone app on your PC”, tap My PC is ready.
  6. You will see the Link to Windows settings open up on your Galaxy smartphone.

Congratulations! Your Samsung Galaxy smartphone is now connected to your Windows 10 PC!

 

Samsung Link To Windows : How To Use

Reading + Sending Messages

  1. Click on the Messages tab
  2. You will see all of the text messages on your phone
  3. Select a recipient to send your text message to
  4. Type your message, and hit Send

Making Calls

  1. You must first pair your PC and phone using Bluetooth
  2. Turn on Bluetooth on your Samsung Galaxy smartphone (if it’s not already enabled)
  3. In Windows 10, go to Settings > Bluetooth and other devices
  4. Click Add Bluetooth or other device.
  5. Select your Samsung Galaxy smartphone
  6. Click on the Calls tab
  7. You will see a log of your recent calls, as well as a bar to search your phone’s contacts
  8. Select a contact to make your call

Using Phone Screen

  1. Click on the Phone screen tab
  2. You will be prompted to make sure your Galaxy smartphone and Windows 10 PC are on the same Wi-Fi network, if they are not already.
  3. Once connected, you will be able to see your phone’s screen on your PC display and interact with it using your mouse or touchpad.

Copy + Paste

  1. In Windows 10, go to Settings > Cross-device copy and paste
  2. Make sure the toggle is On for Allow this app to access and transfer content I copy and paste between my phone and PC
  3. You can now use the same shortcuts you normally use to copy and paste on both your Galaxy smartphone, and your Windows 10 PC.

 

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Samsung CNY 2020 Mega Giveaway : Here Are The Details!

Samsung Malaysia just announced a mega giveaway for CNY 2020! Find out how you can score one or more of these 1,094 smartphones they are giving away!

 

Samsung CNY 2020 Mega Giveaway : What’s Up For Grabs!

Samsung Malaysia has prepared RM 1.2 million worth of prizes, that consists of :

 

Samsung CNY 2020 Mega Giveaway : How To Win!

  • Campaign Starts : 10 AM, 15 January 2020
  • Campaign Ends : 11:59 PM, 16 February 2020

To win one of those great prizes, all you have to do is follow these steps :

Step 1 : Purchase any qualifying Samsung device

Step 2 : Take or create a picture representing the Year of Rat, and submit it with your details and receipt

Step 3 : Check the weekly announcement to see if you’ve won!

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Samsung CNY 2020 Mega Giveaway : Qualifying Devices

Galaxy Flagship Devices Galaxy A Series Galaxy Tablets
Samsung Galaxy Fold Samsung Galaxy A80 Samsung Galaxy Tab S6
Samsung Galaxy Note10+ Samsung Galaxy A70 Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e
Samsung Galaxy Note10 Samsung Galaxy A50s Samsung Galaxy Tab A
(2019, 10.1″, WiFi / LTE)
Samsung Galaxy S10+ Samsung Galaxy A30s
Samsung Galaxy S10 Samsung Galaxy A20s Samsung Galaxy Tab A
(2019, 8.0″, LTE)
Samsung Galaxy S10e Samsung Galaxy A10s
Samsung Galaxy Note9 Samsung Galaxy Tab A with S Pen
(2019, 8.0″, LTE)
Samsung Galaxy S9+
Samsung Galaxy S9

 

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Samsung Galaxy S10, S10e, S10+ Get Major Note10 Upgrade!

Samsung just introduced a major mid-life upgrade for Galaxy S10, S10e and S10+ smartphones, with many features from the Galaxy Note10 and Galaxy Note10+!

Here is a guide on what new features Samsung has just introduced into the Galaxy S10, S10e and S10+ smartphones!

 

Samsung Galaxy S10, S10e, S10+ Get Major Note10 Upgrade!

When the Galaxy Note10 and Galaxy Note10+ launched, it came with a bevy of new software features. That made existing Galaxy S10, S10e and S10+ users wonder if they would ever receive those software features.

Wonder no longer, because Samsung is injecting a whole slew of those new software features into your Galaxy S10, S10e and S10+ smartphones!

Let’s take a look at what new features you will soon enjoy!

Better Camera Features!

Four new camera features have been added :

  • enhanced Super Steady video stabilisation
  • the selfie camera will now have Night Mode capability for better selfies in the dark
  • AR Doodle to let you create augmented reality drawings and messages
  • Live Focus Video recording capability that lets you apply bokeh effects to your videos from both front and rear cameras

Enhanced Samsung DeX Computing Experience!

The update also includes Samsung DeX for PC, which allows you to connect your Galaxy S10, S10e or S10+ smartphone to your PC or Mac using a USB cable.

The enhanced Samsung DeX will also allow you to easier edit and transform your video clips using the built-in Samsung Video Editor!

They also added Link to Windows support, letting you wirelessly connect your devices to your Windows 10 PC, to view its contents, send and receive messages and sync your photos!

Improved Gallery

This major update also includes an improved Gallery that now allows you to search for and locate your favourite photos quickly using keywords.

Media & Devices In Quick Panel

A more subtle improvement is the addition of Media & Devices to the Quick Panel. It allows you to more easily connect to and control other devices using your Galaxy S10, S10e or S10+ smartphone.

Auto Hotspot Capability

There is a new Auto Hotspot capability that will transform your Galaxy S10, S10e or S10+ smartphone into a Wi-Fi hub.

After an initial setup, it lets your smartphone establish a hotspot automatically with other Samsung devices, if they share the same Samsung account, or family account.

Your Wi-Fi capability will also be improved somewhat by new Intelligent Wi-Fi Tips that offer troubleshooting guides and alerts to help ensure you have the best possible Wi-Fi connection.

 

Samsung Galaxy S10, S10e, S10+ Upgrade Availability

Samsung started introducing the Galaxy S10, S10e or S10+ mid-life upgrade in European markets beginning from 23 September 2019.

They will gradually introduce it worldwide, in various regions and countries.

 

Samsung Galaxy S10 | S10+ | S10e : Where To Buy

This brings us to what people forget – if you don’t need the S Pen, the Galaxy S10, S10e or S10+ smartphones offer better value for money than the Galaxy Note10 and Galaxy Note10+  smartphones.

And more so with the new software feature upgrades! So check out these current official prices of Galaxy S10, S10e or S10+ smartphones!

Samsung Galaxy S10e MY SG US UK AU
128 GB, Prism Black RM 2,699 S$1,078 $749.99 £493.59
128 GB, Prism White RM 2,699 S$1,078 $749.99 £509.99 A$961
128 GB, Prism Green RM 2,699 S$1,078 £649.00 A$961
128 GB, Prism Blue $749.99
Samsung Galaxy S10 MY SG US UK AU
128 GB, Prism Black RM 3,299 S$1,298 $899.00 £599.49 A$1,297
128 GB, Prism White RM 3,299 S$1,298 $899.99 £629.98 A$1,297
128 GB, Prism Green RM 3,299 S$1,298 £625.06 A$1,139
128 GB, Prism Blue $899.00
128 GB, Flamingo Pink $899.99
512 GB, Prism Black £809.00 A$1,349
512 GB, Prism White £725.07 A$1,339
512 GB, Prism Green A$1,299
Samsung Galaxy S10+ MY SG US UK AU
128 GB, Prism Black RM 3,699 S$1,398 $999.99 £729.00 A$1,489
128 GB, Prism White RM 3,699 S$1,398 $999.99 £739.99 A$1,271
128 GB, Prism Green RM 3,699 S$1,398 £899.00 A$1,271
128 GB, Prism Blue $999.99
128 GB, Flamingo Pink $999.48
512 GB, Ceramic Black RM 4,599 S$1,664 $1,099.99 £899.99 A$1,847
512 GB, Ceramic White RM 4,599 S$1,797 £871.29 A$1,789
1 TB, Ceramic Black RM 5,999 S$2,198 $1,599.99 £859.99
1 TB, Ceramic White RM 5,999 S$1,921 £1,009.99

 

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Samsung Smart Time To Change Promotion Revealed!

Samsung just launched the second phase of their iChanged campaign, with a special promotion and four new videos on why this is the smart time to change.

Let’s take a look at the four videos that showcase the key features of the Galaxy Note10 and Galaxy S10, and find out what Samsung is offering you!

 

Smart Time To Change With Samsung iChanged!

The Samsung Galaxy Note10 and Galaxy S10 are powerful flagship smartphones, but they are more than just about performance.

To highlight the inherent but less-obvious capabilities of the Galaxy Note10 and Galaxy S10 smartphone, Samsung created these four videos :

All-Day Intelligent Battery

The Samsung Galaxy Note10 and Galaxy S10 has an Adaptive Power Saving Mode that adapts to how and when you use your phone. It lets both devices last a full day of use, without the need to recharge!

Recommended : Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus (SM-N975) In-Depth Review!

Samsung DeX

The Samsung Galaxy Note10 and Galaxy S10 have Samsung DeX built-in, and it is an amazing feature.

With Samsung DeX, you can connect both devices to a display using a USB cable, for a desktop-like experience.

Best of all, you can even use the Galaxy Note10 and Galaxy S10 even while you are using the larger display!

Recommended : The Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus (SM-G975) In-Depth Review!

Samsung Knox

Samsung Knox is a hardware-based defence-grade security system built into every Galaxy Note10 and Galaxy S10 smartphone.

It employs multiple, overlapping defence and security mechanisms to protect against intrusion, malware and other malicious threats.

Samsung Knox also protects sensitive data stored in Samsung Secure Folder.

Recommended : Samsung Galaxy S10 (SM-G973) Review – Editor’s Choice!

Samsung Video Editor

The Samsung Galaxy Note10 and Galaxy S10 smartphones come with a powerful video editor that allows you to easily and quickly :

  • edit multiple videos
  • insert transitions or subtitles
  • change the speed of the video
  • add illustrations with the S Pen (only for the Galaxy Note10 family)

Recommended : Warning : Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Does Not Have A DAC!

 

Easy To Change With Samsung Smart Switch!

Samsung is also reminding everyone about Samsung Smart Switch, which allows for easy migration from other Android smartphones and even Apple iPhones!

Everything, from your files, photos, videos, music collection and apps, can be transferred over seamlessly from your old smartphone to the Galaxy Note10 and Galaxy S10.

You can find out how in our guide – The Samsung Smart Switch Guide For iPhones! (which works for Android phones too)

Recommended : The Samsung IP68 Water-Resistance Technology Guide!

 

Samsung Smart Time To Change Promotion!

Samsung Malaysia just announced the Smart Time To Change promotion! Here are the details!

Promotion Period : 17 October to 16 November, 2019
Qualifying Purchases : Galaxy S10 | Galaxy S10+ | Galaxy Note10 | Galaxy Note10+
Offer : FREE Samsung Galaxy Fit smartwatch (worth RM 369)

Here are some direct purchase links (prices accurate as of 17 October 2019) :

 

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The Samsung IP68 Water-Resistance Technology Guide!

Ever since Samsung unveiled the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge smartphone, their flagship S and Note smartphones have all been IP68-certified to be dust- and water-resistant.

Let’s take a look at the engineering behind the Samsung’s IP68 rating, and clarify its limitations, so you can enjoy your Samsung smartphones for many years to come!

 

Samsung IP68 Engineering

The challenge with making smartphones water-resistant isn’t just ensuring that water won’t get inside. Before the Galaxy S7 edge, a number of devices already did that, like Samsung’s own Galaxy S6 Active smartphone or the Kenxinda Flattop ruggerdised smartphones.

What Samsung introduced in their flagship smartphones from the Galaxy S7 edge onwards was IP68 dust- and water-resistance without prior preparation.

Unlike prior water-resistant smartphones, you don’t need to prepare it in any way before you dunk it into water. There is no need to cap the earphone and USB ports. It is dust- and water-resistant 24/7.

To achieve this feat, Samsung introduced a number of engineering improvements :

  • An unspecified “new type of water resistance technology” was used to seal the unit internally against the ingress of water,
  • An “exclusive type of water protective tape” was added to the back of the front and rear glass, as well as other internal parts,
  • Rubber linings were used on parts like the USB port, the earphone port, and the SIM card tray to prevent the ingress of water

  • Anti-corrosive materials like nickel and platinum and corrosive-resistant coating were used for all external metal parts and connectors like the earphone and USB ports,
  • The USB port has a short circuit sensor to cut-off power when it detects a short circuit due to water contact
  • Portable electronic vents were used to ensure a good flow of air and outflow of water and humidity

As you can see, a lot of engineering went into ensuring that Samsung smartphones are dust- and water-resistant, while remaining ultra-slim.

Teardowns by iFixit also showed considerable use of adhesive in subsequent models, all the way to the latest Samsung Galaxy Note 10+, to maintain this IP68-rated dust and water-resistance.

 

Is The Samsung S Pen IP68 Rated Too?

The S Pen of IP68-rated Galaxy Note devices are also IP68-rated against dust and water. However, the S Pen requires slightly different techniques to achieve such water-resistance :

  • its printed circuit board (PCB) is covered with a special epoxy material
  • rubber seals are used to seal off vulnerable passageways
  • important components like the pen pressure switch are also covered by rubber seals

This allows the pen tip to move as needed, while preventing the ingress of water that will damage the internal components of the S Pen.

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Samsung IP68 Rating Clarified

All Samsung smartphones that are IP68-rated can withstand complete immersion in water up to 1.5 m in depth, for up to 30 minutes.

This means you can take it for jogs in the rain, or reading in the bathtub. However, we must point out that IP68 is a rating for water immersion.

IP68-rated devices are NOT designed to withstand water pressure. We therefore do not recommend you take it into the shower or while you swim.

The IP68 certification is based on a specific set of test conditions :

Temperature Range : 15-35 °C
Pressure Range : 86-106 kPa
Maximum Water Depth : 1.5 metre
Maximum Time of Immersion : 30 minutes

If you exceed those conditions, Samsung’s IP68 measures may not prevent the ingress of water.

In fact, if you check your User Guide, you will see that Samsung warns against exposing their IP68 smartphones to “water moving with force“.

This means you should not place them under running water from a tap or a waterfall. Even ocean waves may exert enough force to drive water into their chassis.

 

Summary : IP68 = Water-Resistance, NOT Waterproofing

The takeaway message is this – Samsung IP68 smartphones are water-resistant, not waterproof. You need to be gentle with them when they are exposed to water.

The biggest problem is water pressure, not depth. You can leave it at the bottom of a swimming pool without worry, but the force of water from a tap can exceed the IP68 pressure rating.

Do NOT do this!!! Never pour water on your device, because it exerts pressure!

Let’s consider a real-world scenario – taking photos and videos while snorkelling.

You won’t reach a depth of 1.5 m when you snorkel. But swinging your device underwater could literally force water into the chassis!

That doesn’t mean you cannot use your device underwater. You can, but you must make sure not to exert too much force. Take it in and out of the water gently, and if you have to move, do so gently.

 

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Samsung Galaxy S10 (SM-G973) Review – Editor’s Choice!

With a sleek Infinity-O design, and a plethora of new features under the hood, the Samsung Galaxy S10 (SM-G973) smartphone is the culmination of ten generations of Galaxy S evolution.

Let’s take a closer look at the Galaxy S10 five months after its launch, and see why it still deserves our Editor’s Choice Award!

 

Samsung Galaxy S10 (SM-G973) Models

Samsung announced two variants of the SM-G973 :

  • a base model with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage
  • a higher-end model with 8 GB of RAM and 512 GB of storage

 

Samsung Galaxy S10 Colour Options

The Samsung Galaxy S10 (US | UK | MY) is available in six colour options, although not all colours will be available in all countries.

  • Prism White
  • Prism Black
  • Prism Green
  • Prism Blue
  • Flamingo Pink
  • Canary Yellow

In our early media preview though, they only had the S10 Plus in Prism White (left) with the S10 in Prism Black (right).

 

Samsung Galaxy S10 Price + Availability

The Samsung Galaxy S10 (US | UK | MY) was made available for pre-order from 22 February until 28 February, followed by general availability on 8 March, at these price points :

  • 8 GB + 128 GB : $899.99£799€899.99RM 3,299
  • 8 GB + 512 GB : $1,149.99£999€1,099.99

Recommended : The Official Samsung Galaxy S10 Price List + Specifications!

Here are some current direct sale links (prices accurate as of 29 July 2019) :

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Recommended : Samsung Galaxy S10 Deals Worldwide Compared!

 

Samsung Galaxy S10 (SM-G973) Up Close!

Before its availability on 8 March 2019, Samsung arranged an exclusive hands-on session. Here is our hands-on video of the Samsung Galaxy S10 (US | UK | MY) smartphone!

On the left side, you will find the Volume control buttons, as well as the dedicated Bixby button.

The Power button is located on the right side. Samsung repositioned it higher in the new Galaxy S10 smartphones, ostensibly to avoid accidental presses.

The hybrid SIM tray is located at the top, together with a second microphone port (for noise cancellation).

Thankfully, Samsung retained the 3.5 mm audio port while they squeezed the S10 thinner – at just under 8 mm.

Everything else is the same as the Galaxy S9 – a USB Type C port, a microphone port and an AKG-tuned speaker at the bottom.

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New Flagship Exynos / Snapdragon Platforms

The Samsung Galaxy S10 (US | UK | MY) runs on either the new Samsung Exynos 9820 (worldwide), or the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 (United States) platforms.

The Samsung Exynos 9820 has a triple-cluster architecture with a Neural Processing Unit (NPU) (like the Kirin 980). Samsung says that it will deliver these performance advantages over the Exynos 9810 :

  • 20% better single core performance,
  • 15% better multi-core performance, and
  • 40% better power efficiency
  • 7X faster AI performance

Built on the 8 nm LPP FinFET process technology, it also boasts 10% lower power consumption, compared to the last generation 10 nm LPP process.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, on the other hand, is fabricated on the 7 nm process technology., which should deliver similar power savings.

It also uses a triple-cluster CPU architecture, and comes with an Adreno 640 GPU and an X24 LTE modem that supports Cat20 download and uploads.

 

More Memory + Storage!

The Samsung Galaxy S10 (US | UK | MY) comes with 8 GB of LPDDR4x memory, and either 128 GB or 512 GB of internal flash storage.

And if that’s not enough, they have a hybrid SIM slot, where the second SIM slot can support a microSD card of up to 512 GB in capacity. If you don’t need the extra storage, you can use two nano SIM cards at the same time.

A hybrid SIM tray is generally good enough for most people. But if you need to use two SIM cards, you better opt for higher internal storage, because there is no way to add a microSD card.

 

Infinity-O Display

The Samsung Galaxy S10 (US | UK | MY) features a large 6.1-inch display with 1440 x 3040 pixels and a 550 ppi pixel density.

It actually has a higher pixel density than the Samsung Galaxy S10+ (US | UK | MY) because it packs the same number of pixels into a smaller display.

The display uses the new Infinity-O design, with a round hole for the front camera. This allows Samsung to deliver a screen-to-body ratio in excess of 90%.

Functionally, it works like a right-sided notch, with the area adjacent to the notch reserved for notifications.

Ignoring the notification area, the main display area has a WQHD+ resolution of 1440 x 2960. However, the Galaxy S10 defaults to a Full HD+ resolution to reduce power consumption and extend battery life.

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Dynamic AMOLED Panel

The Samsung Galaxy S10 (US | UK | MY) uses the next-generation Dynamic AMOLED panel that is HDR10+ certified.

This is literally the best smartphone display in the industry right now, capable of producing 100% of the DCI-P3 colour range, with a maximum brightness of 1200 nits.

This Dynamic AMOLED panel was also engineered to reduce blue light by 42% without changing how colours appear. This would make for more comfortable viewing with less eyestrain, especially at night.

 

Gorilla Glass 6 + Gorilla Glass 5

The Samsung Galaxy S10 (US | UK | MY) is said to be protected by the latest Gorilla Glass 6, but that’s not entirely accurate.

It is protected by Gorilla Glass 6 in the front; but only has Gorilla Glass 5 covering its back. This is true even for the premium models with a Ceramic back.

In case you are wondering, Gorilla Glass 6 is about twice as tough as Gorilla Glass 5. It will withstand over 15 drops from a height of 1 meter on a rough surface.

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Samsung Galaxy S10 Cameras

The Samsung Galaxy S10 (US | UK | MY) boasts a new front camera that pairs a 10 MP Dual Pixel sensor with a wide, bright f/1.9 aperture and a 80° viewing angle.

Dual Pixel is an autofocus technology that uses the dual photodiodes in every pixel on the image sensor for phase-detection autofocus.

This allows for faster and more accurate focusing, because it uses many more autofocus pixels, instead of just a few dedicated pixels (usually less than 5% of the total).

However, it lacks the 8 MP depth sensor of the Samsung Galaxy S10+ (US | UK | MY), which allows for accurate software bokeh effects and Live Focus capability.

In the back, the Samsung Galaxy S10 (US | UK | MY) features a triple camera system, which consists of :

  • a 12 MP dual-aperture camera (f/1.5 and f/2.4) – 77°, Dual Pixel, OIS
  • a 16 MP ultra wide-angle camera (f/2.2) – 123°, 0.5X optical zoom
  • a 12 MP telephoto camera (f/2.4) – 45°, 2X optical zoom, OIS

Look at how useful the three cameras are in aiding your creative composition :

Note that only the main dual-aperture camera, and the telephoto camera (both with 12 MP sensors) support optical image stabilisation (OIS). The new ultra-wide angle camera does NOT support optical image stabilisation.

This is important when you take videos, because you will lose optical image stabilisation if you switch to the ultra-wide camera. Your video will still be stabilised by electronic image stabilisation though.

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HDR10+ Video Recording

The Samsung Galaxy S10 (US | UK | MY) not only comes with a HDR10+ certified display, it also has the ability to record HDR10+ videos!

HDR10+ is an improved version of the HDR10 standard. It maintains the 10-bit colour depth of HDR10, but replaces its static metadata with dynamic metadata. This improves the dynamic range by allowing the brightness boundaries to be adjusted on a frame-by-frame basis.

However, please note that HDR10+ videos recorded on the Galaxy S10 (US | UK | MY) will only display properly on devices and TVs that support HDR10+, like the 2018 Samsung QLED TV range.

Samsung says that you can convert HDR10+ videos into non-HDR videos using its Gallery app. However, the functionality does not appear to be included in current version of their Gallery app. Enabling HDR10+ video recording also disables the more-efficient HEVC format.

Later in the review, we will show you what happens when you try to display or view HDR10+ videos on a platform or display that does NOT support HDR10+.

 

Improved Super Slow-mo

Like the Galaxy S9 Plus and the Galaxy Note9, the Samsung Galaxy S10 (US | UK | MY) supports Super Slow-mo, which allows you to record 720p video at 960 fps. It has been improved though, with Samsung doubling its recording time from 0.2-0.4 seconds to 0.4-0.8 seconds.

The Super Slow-mo videos can be instantly edited, with a random selection from preloaded choices. Or you can use your own music / songs. You can also create a GIF from the recorded video, with three style of looping – reverse, forward or swing.

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Ultrasonic In-Display Fingerprint Sensor

One of the Samsung Galaxy S10’s killer feature is its new in-display fingerprint sensor.

In-display fingerprint sensors have already been introduced in smartphones like the OPPO R17 Pro, but they use optical sensors that basically take pictures for a 2D profile.

The new in-display fingerprint sensor in the Galaxy S10 (US | UK | MY) uses ultrasonic pulses to take 3D profiles of the user’s fingerprints. This allows it to be more accurate and secure.

In our tests, it proved to be surprisingly good. You just need to learn to press a little harder for the sensor to detect your fingerprint.

The bad news is – Samsung dropped the pressure sensor and feedback for the virtual Home button. So you will need to tap twice on the Home button to activate it.

 

Iris Scanner + Intelligent Scan Removed

With the introduction of the ultrasonic in-display fingerprint scanner, Samsung removed the iris scanner. It was also removed to minimise the size of the punch hole in the display.

And with the iris scanner gone, there was no need for Intelligent Scan, which was first introduced in the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus. Intelligent Scan, as you may recall, combines the iris scanner with facial recognition for faster identification in both bright and dark conditions.

 

Built-In DeX Capability

While not mentioned at all by Samsung, the Samsung Galaxy S10 (US | UK | MY) has built-in DeX capability, that was first introduced in the Galaxy Note9.

This mean it does not require a separate DeX Station or DeX Pad accessory. All it requires is a simple USB-C to HDMI adaptor or cable! It does not even require a Samsung-branded adaptor (looking at you and your MFi bullshit, Apple!) – ANY USB-C to HDMI adaptor or cable will do.

After you use the USB-C to HDMI adaptor or cable to connect the Galaxy S10 to a TV or monitor, you just need to link a Bluetooth keyboard and mouse to use it like a PC. Best of all – you can continue to use your Galaxy S10 Plus while Samsung DeX is running!

 

Battery + Charging

The Samsung Galaxy S10 (US | UK | MY) comes with a 3,400 mAh battery, which supports QuickCharge 2.0 fast wired charging and Wireless PowerShare capabilities.

The Wireless PowerShare feature is particularly cool and useful. It allows the Galaxy S10 Plus to function as a wireless charger for any Qi-certified device!

However, its recharging speed is slow, so it’s really only useful to recharge the Galaxy Buds or the Galaxy Watch on a regular basis; and other smartphones in an emergency.

Although we expected Samsung to improve its fast charging technology, the Galaxy S10 (US | UK | MY) maintains the Quick Charge 2.0 fast wired charging, with the standard 15 watt Samsung fast adaptive charger.

This is frankly pretty dinky compared to the OPPO R17 Pro with its 50 watt SuperVOOC charging technology.

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IP68 Dust & Water Resistance

Like the Galaxy S9 Plus, the Samsung Galaxy S10 is IP68-rated for dust- and water-resistance. Best of all, you don’t have to prepare it in any way before you dunk it into water!

Officially, the Samsung Galaxy S10 (US | UK | MY) can withstand complete immersion in water up to 1.5 m in depth, for up to 30 minutes. That means you can take it for jogs in the rain, or reading in the bathtub. Heck, you can even take it for a swim!

There are some caveats though. The IP68 rating applies to a specific set of test conditions : 15-35 °C, 86-106 kPa, 1.5 metre, 30 minutes. Water may enter and damage the Galaxy Note9 if it is exposed to “water moving with force“, like running water from a tap or waterfall, or ocean waves.

In other words, this is not a waterproof phone like the Oukitel K10000 Pro or the Kenxinda ruggerdised smartphones. It is IP68 water-resistant, so you need to be gentle with it.

You can read more about this in our article – The Samsung IP68 Engineering Explained.

 

The Ergonomics

The Samsung Galaxy S10 (US | UK | MY) has a slightly smaller display size and battery capacity than the Galaxy S9 Plus, but is significantly smaller, thinner and lighter!

In fact, it is about the same size as a 5.2-inch smartphone like the HTC 10!

That said, this is still a two-handed device, because of its height. If you prefer to use only one hand, you can turn on the One-handed mode option.

Its Dynamic AMOLED display is incredible. To see how much better it is, you need to compare it side-by-side with the already impressive Super AMOLED display used in the Galaxy S9 Plus and the Galaxy Note9. In particular, compare them in bright sunlight.

The main display area with its non-standard 18.5:9 display ratio means you will have to live with some pillarboxing – a black bar on each side of a movie. The extra wide display will come in handy in games though.

 

Available Memory + Storage

The Samsung Galaxy S10 (US | UK | MY) base model comes with 8 GB of LPDDR4x memory. It has roughly more bloat than the Galaxy S9 Plus and the Galaxy Note9.

However, it comes with 2 GB more memory, so you still have a whopping 4.5 GB (56%) of free memory to use!

The base model also comes with 128 GB of internal flash memory, of which 107 GB is free to use. This is enough space to store about 24,000 photos, or 13 hours of 1080p videos, or 5 hours of 4K videos.

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Samsung Galaxy S10 Camera Performance – Photo Samples

Samsung brought over the excellent 12 MP dual-aperture camera from the Galaxy S9 Plus, and the Galaxy Note9.

Powered by the superb 12 MP Samsung ISOCELL Fast SAK2L3 sensor, it is capable of automatically or manually switching between the f/1.5 aperture, and the f/2.4 aperture.

The maximum 12 MP resolution is attained with the 4:3 aspect ratio, with 4032 x 3024 pixels, and a file size of between 3 MB and 5 MB.

Here are 10 high-resolution unedited samples for you to check out. Click on them to load the full-sized photos, which you can also download to examine.

There is no doubt that this is still one of the best smartphone cameras in the market, even though it was introduced a year ago.

You can see the intricate detail of the pepper seeds, the flower pollen, and mushrooms even without zooming in!

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It also did a great job of bringing out the colour of the subject matter. Every colour is accurately rendered and automatically “amped up” by AI algorithms. If you do not like the increased vividness though, you can turn off the Scene Optimiser feature.

The f/1.5 aperture naturally creates a very narrow depth of field, with a nicer bokeh effect. But if that’s not enough, you can use its Live Focus feature which allows you to create really awesome bokeh for the background.

No doubt, the Live Focus bokeh is artificially created, but the dual camera design allow for precise separation of the subject from the background. Live Focus also allows you to adjust the amount of bokeh for the background.

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Samsung Galaxy S10 Camera Performance – Video Samples

Like its predecessor, the Samsung Galaxy S10 (US | UK | MY) is capable of recording 4K videos from both front and back cameras. Samsung removed the 10 minute time limit for 4K recording, but there is still the 4 GB file size limit.

Video Sample #1 : Piano (1080p)

In this video, you can see the amount of detail the sensor captures, even at just 1080p. You can also see how well its OIS capability worked, even when we switched between the main camera and the telephoto camera. Its ultra-wide camera does not support OIS, but has good EIS capability.

There was a slight lag switching between the cameras, but otherwise, the image quality was fantastic. We love how well it controlled the exposure. You can see right into the store in the back, which is usually blown out in other cameras.

The Galaxy S10 (US | UK | MY), sadly, does not support Hi-Res Audio recording, and its noise cancellation could really be much better. We hope Samsung will look at adding context-aware noise cancellation, and perhaps a third microphone next to the rear cameras.

Video Sample #2 : Piano (4K)

The resolution at 4K is incredible. You can clearly read the store directory in the background, and later, make out the prices of the Baskin Robbins takeaway cartons!

Samsung also solved the focus seeking issue we noted when we reviewed the Samsung Galaxy S9+ (Price Check), which uses the same dual-aperture main camera.

There was, however, some auto-focus issues with the telephoto lens (which does not have a Dual Pixel sensor), and the OIS was slightly less effective at this high resolution.

Video Sample #3 : Piano (1080p with HDR10+)

The Samsung Galaxy S10 (US | UK | MY) uses the same camera as the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus (US | UK | MY), and they both support HDR10+ video recording.

However, many devices still do not support HDR10+. Neither does YouTube. So check out what happens when you try to view a HDR10+ video on a non-HDR10+ platform.

Video Sample #4 : Piano (4K with HDR10+)

Just like with the earlier 1080p video, this HDR10+ video appears washed-out when viewed on a device or platform that does not support HDR10+.

Note that this is not a criticism of the HDR10+ video recording. The videos look great on the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus (US | UK | MY). We are just demonstrating what happens if you try to view them on non-HDR displays.

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Video Sample #5 : Street Market (1080p)

The Samsung Galaxy S10 (US | UK | MY) uses the same camera as the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus (US | UK | MY), with the same OIS and EIS capability.

So we recycled the samples from the Galaxy S10+, which demonstrated excelled image stabilisation.

Video Sample #6 : Street Market (4K)

Its image stabilisation capabilities were not diminished with the higher resolution. Overall – very good OIS and EIS performance.

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Work Performance – PCMark

We tested the Samsung Galaxy S10’s performance using PCMark, which simulates work applications like web browsing, playing video, writing text and editing photos.

Work 2.0 HUAWEI
Mate 20
Samsung
Galaxy S10
Samsung
Galaxy S9+
Samsung
Galaxy Note9
Performance Score (Average) 10215 7898 5590 5557
Web Browsing 10960 8696 6037 5763
Video Editing 6047 5518 5332 5410
Writing 12506 8895 4713 5421
Photo Editing 20262 11621 6847 5898
Data Manipulation 6514 6194 5253 5316
Review Links Mate 20 Review Galaxy S9+ Review Galaxy Note9 Review
Price Check US | UK | MY US | UK | MY Price Check MY | US | UK

The Samsung Galaxy S10’s Exynos 9820 greatly improved on the mediocre work performance of the Exynos 9810 used in the Galaxy S9 Plus, and the Galaxy Note9.

However, it still falls behind the Kirin 980 that powers the HUAWEI Mate20.

 

Gaming Performance – 3DMark

We tested the Galaxy S10’s gaming performance using 3DMark, using the Ice Storm Unlimited test.

Ice Storm Unlimited HUAWEI
Mate 20
Samsung
Galaxy S10
Samsung
Galaxy Note9
Samsung
Galaxy S9+
Gaming Score 61595 55597 42598 42489
Graphics 72523 70216 51199 49852
Physics 40327 32161 26825 28009
Graphics Test 1 386.2 fps 389.8 fps 330.2 fps 308.6 fps
Graphics Test 2 266.4 fps 250.9 fps 167.9 fps 167.0 fps
Physics Test 128.0 fps 102.1 fps 85.2 fps 88.9 fps
Review Links Mate 20 Review Galaxy Note9 Review Galaxy S9+ Review
Price Check US | UK | MY US | UK | MY MY | US | UK Price Check

The Samsung Galaxy S10 (US | UK | MY) was 31% faster than the Galaxy S9 Plus, and the Galaxy Note9, and 10% slower than the HUAWEI Mate20.

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Battery Life – PCMark

We then tested the Galaxy S10’s battery performance using PCMark. It basically ran the PCMark work tests until its battery capacity dropped to 20%.

Work 2.0 HUAWEI
Mate 20
Samsung
Galaxy Note9
Samsung
Galaxy S10
(WQHD+)
Samsung
Galaxy S9+
Battery Life 12 hours 19 mins 10 hours 15 mins 9 hours 32 mins 9 hours 5 mins
Review Links Mate 20 Review Galaxy Note9 Review Galaxy S9+ Review
Price Check US | UK | MY MY | US | UK US | UK | MY Price Check

The Samsung Galaxy S10 (US | UK | MY) has a slightly smaller battery size than the Galaxy S9 Plus, but lasted almost 30 minutes (5%) longer.

 

Battery Recharging Performance

The Samsung Galaxy S10 comes with an adaptive fast charger with a power output of 15 W. Take a look at how fast it recharged its 3,400 mAh battery.

Recharging Speed Samsung
Galaxy S10
Samsung
Galaxy Note9
Samsung
Galaxy S9+
HUAWEI
Mate 20
Battery Capacity 3,400 mAh 4,000 mAh 3,500 mAh 4,000 mAh
Charger Output 15 Watts 15 Watts 15 Watts 22.5 Watts
Recharging Time 78 minutes 107 mins 95.5 minutes 118 Minutes
Recharging Speed 34.9 mAh / minute 29.9 mAh / minute 29.3 mAh / minute 27.1 mAh / minute
Review Links Galaxy Note9 Review Galaxy S9+ Review Mate 20 Review
Price Check US | UK | MY MY | US | UK Price Check US | UK | MY

Despite using the same old 15 watt adaptive fast charger as the Galaxy S9 Plus, and the Galaxy Note9, the Samsung Galaxy S10 (US | UK | MY) has significantly improved fast charging performance by about 17%.

Even though the Galaxy S10 has about the same battery capacity as the Galaxy S9 Plus, it fully recharged its battery 17.5 minutes faster.

This gives it an improved battery life : recharging ratio of 7.33 : 1. A rule of thumb – for one hour of battery life, charge it for 8 minutes.

The fastest recharging happened up to the 90% level. This took just 55 minutes. Then the recharging speed slowed down, and it took a further 23 minutes to top up the remaining 10%.

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Samsung Galaxy S10 – Our Verdict + Award

Despite Apple slacking on the job, Samsung continues to push the boundaries of smartphone technology. Perhaps, it’s the clear and present danger from HUAWEI. Perhaps it’s the fear of declining smartphone sales worldwide.

Whatever the reason – Samsung delivered another killer smartphone in the Samsung Galaxy S10!

The Samsung Galaxy S10 (US | UK | MY) is, as we would expect, FASTER and comes with even more memory and storage than its predecessor. But that’s not why we think it’s a great smartphone.

They just packed a large 6.1-inch display, a 3,400 mAh battery, and an extra camera into a much smaller, thinner and lighter device! This is a remarkable feat of engineering.

We also want to salute Samsung for introducing the ability to record HDR10+ videos, although we have to point out that HDR10+ support is still limited. Samsung also seemed to have forgotten to add the ability to convert the videos.

But if you already have a TV or monitor that supports HDR10+, you can start creating HDR10+ videos with your Galaxy S10 Plus! And remember – HDR10+ is the future. It’s a matter of time before you upgrade to a HDR10+ display or television.

The Samsung Galaxy S10 (US | UK | MY) is not perfect, of course. Samsung still has not done much to improve its audio recording quality, even as they improved its audio output. And the relocated Power button always seems to be a thumb too far to press…

Its Wireless PowerShare feature is interesting and quite useful on-the-go. However, its slow recharging speed means its utility is largely limited to small devices like the Galaxy Buds and the Galaxy Watch. Recharging other smartphones is painfully slow, and should be relied on only in emergencies.

But its few faults are testament to the full decade of evolution behind its development. We continue to be impressed by each iteration of the Galaxy family, and the Samsung Galaxy S10 (US | UK | MY) is, in our opinion, a worthy successor to the excellent Galaxy S9.

There is no doubt that the Samsung Galaxy S10 is a truly great smartphone, and worthy of our Editor’s Choice Award! Great job, Samsung!

 

Where To Buy The Samsung S10?

Here are some current direct sale links (prices accurate as of 29 July 2019) :

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Samsung Galaxy S10 Specification Comparison

Here is a specification comparison of the Samsung Galaxy S10 (US | UK | MY) versus the larger Galaxy S10 Plus and the smaller Galaxy S10e.

SpecificationsSamsung Galaxy S10+Samsung Galaxy S10Samsung Galaxy S10E
Display6.4-inch curved edge display
- Dynamic AMOLED with HDR10+
- 1440 x 3040 pixels (495 ppi)
6.1-inch curved edge display
- Dynamic AMOLED with HDR10+
- 1440 x 3040 pixels (550 ppi)
5.8-inch flat display
- Dynamic AMOLED with HDR10+
- 1080 x 2280 pixels (438 ppi)
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 6 (front)
Corning Gorilla Glass 5 (back)
IP68 dust + water resistance
Corning Gorilla Glass 6 (front)
Corning Gorilla Glass 5 (back)
IP68 dust + water resistance
Corning Gorilla Glass 5 (front + back)
IP68 dust + water resistance
Operating SystemAndroid 9.0 with One UIAndroid 9.0 with One UIAndroid 9.0 with One UI
PlatformSamsung Exynos 9820, or
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
Samsung Exynos 9820, or
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
Samsung Exynos 9820, or
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
Memory12 GB / 8 GB LPDDR4x8 GB LPDDR4x6 GB LPDDR4x
Storage1 TB / 512 GB / 128 GB
microSD card (up to 512 GB)
512 GB / 128 GB
microSD card (up to 512 GB)
128 GB / 256 GB
microSD card (up to 512 GB)
Front CamerasSelfie Camera
- 10 MP Dual Pixel sensor with f/1.9 lens
Depth Sensing Camera
- 8 MP sensor with f/2.2 lens
Selfie Camera
- 10 MP Dual Pixel sensor with f/1.9 lens
Selfie Camera
- 10 MP Dual Pixel sensor with f/1.9 lens
Rear CamerasTriple Camera System
- 12 MP dual aperture main camera (f/1.5 and f/2.4)
- 16 MP ultra-wide camera (f/2.2)
- 12 MP telephoto camera (f/2.4)
Triple Camera System
- 12 MP dual aperture main camera (f/1.5 and f/2.4)
- 16 MP ultra-wide camera (f/2.2)
- 12 MP telephoto camera (f/2.4)
Dual Camera System
- 12 MP dual aperture main camera (f/1.5 and f/2.4)
- 16 MP ultra-wide camera (f/2.2)
Connectivity4G LTE
WiFi 6
Bluetooth 5.0
USB Type C
4G LTE
WiFi 6
Bluetooth 5.0
USB Type C
4G LTE
WiFi 6
Bluetooth 5.0
USB Type C
Fingerprint SensorUltrasonic In-Display SensorUltrasonic In-Display SensorEmbedded into Power button
Battery4,100 mAh battery3,400 mAh battery3,100 mAh battery
Dimensions74.1 mm wide
157.6 mm tall
7.8 mm thick
70.4 mm wide
149.9 mm tall
7.8 mm thick
69.9 mm wide
142.2 mm tall
7.9 mm thick
Weight175 g
198 g (Ceramic)
157 g150 g

 

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Hotlink Rewards : How TO Win FREE Phones Every Day!

Hotlink just announced a special Free Phones Every Day offer, as part of Hotlink Rewards! Here is how YOU can win a FREE phone from Hotlink!

 

Hotlink Rewards : Win FREE Phones Every Day Promo!

If you are a Hotlink customer, you can now win one of these great phones, just by logging into the Hotlink RED App every day!

 

How To Win FREE Phones With Hotlink Rewards

The Hotlink Free Phones Every Day offer will run until 31 July 2019.

To win one of those great phones, all you need to do is…

  1. Download and install the Hotlink RED app from the Apple Store or Google Play Store
  2. Register and log into the Hotlink RED app.
  3. Open the Hotlink RED app every day to claim the daily free Hotlink Rewards points from the Rewards tab.
  4. To earn more points, you can buy selected Internet Passes from the Shop tab.
  5. Go to the Deal tab, and click on the Free Phones Every Day deal under the Hot Deals category.
  6. Select Redeem With 5 Hotlink Rewards Points, to download one chance to win a phone.

That’s all you need to do! Every 5 Hotlink Rewards points “buys” you a chance to win a free phone from Hotlink!

 

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Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus Try + Buy Promotion Revealed!

Samsung Malaysia just unveiled the second part of their iChanged campaign – a Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus Try + Buy Promotion!

Find out what FREE GIFTS you will get when you try and/or buy a Samsung Galaxy S10!

 

The Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus Try + Buy Promotion

Samsung Malaysia is offering those who try out the Samsung Galaxy S10+ (128 GB) a free gift, with a second free gift if they decide to purchase it!

Free Samsung Galaxy Fit e

Customers who try the Samsung Galaxy S10+ (128 GB) for 21 days will receive a FREE Samsung Galaxy Fit e worth RM 139 (~US$33 / ~£26), upon returning the full set in good condition.

Free Samsung Galaxy Fit e + Samsung Galaxy Buds

Customers who try the Samsung Galaxy S10+ (128 GB) for 21 days and decide to purchase it will receive a FREE pair of Samsung Galaxy Buds, in addition to a FREE Samsung Galaxy Fit e!

That’s a total value of RM 638 (~US$154 / ~£121)!

 

Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus Try + Buy Details

Promotion Period : 14 – 28 June 2019
Location : Samsung Experience Store @ The Gardens
Time : 10 AM to 10 PM daily

  1. Register your interest in this registration form
  2. You will receive a call from Samsung Malaysia customer service from 22 June to 27 June, to confirm that you may visit the Samsung Experience Store at the Gardens between 28 June and 7 July 2019.
  3. At the Samsung Experience Store, you will need to make a full payment of RM 3,699 as deposit for the Samsung Galaxy S10+ (128 GB).
  4. Samsung staff members will perform Smart Switch for you on the spot.
  5. You will be given 21 days to try out the Samsung Galaxy S10+ (128 GB).
  6. If you decide NOT to purchase the Samsung Galaxy S10+ (128 GB), you must return the unit in good condition and with all accessories by 28 July 2019 for a full refund of the deposit.
  7. If you decide to keep the Samsung Galaxy S10+ (128 GB), no further action is required.
  8. Please note that the deposit for the Samsung Galaxy S10+ (128 GB) will not be refunded, if you decide to return the unit from 29 July onwards.

 

The Samsung iChanged Campaign

The Samsung iChanged campaign features real Malaysians who experience a transformation of their lives through the Samsung Galaxy S10 smartphones.

Samsung hopes the video will inspire YOU to discover what you can do with the Samsung Galaxy S10 smartphones.

The Samsung iChanged campaign showcases the beauty of breaking away from what people think ‘you should do’, and embraces one’s true self by pushing the boundaries and doing what you think you can’t.

You will be able to catch a glimpse of the iChanged campaign on various billboards, buses and other spaces around KL city.

 

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Samsung iChanged Campaign + Galaxy S10 Deals Revealed!

Samsung Malaysia just launched their iChanged campaign, with two Galaxy S10 deals!

Get inspired by the iChanged campaign, and find out what you’ll get when you purchase a new Samsung Galaxy S10 smartphone!

 

The Samsung iChanged Campaign

The Samsung iChanged campaign features real Malaysians who experience a transformation of their lives through the Samsung Galaxy S10 smartphones.

Samsung hopes the video will inspire YOU to discover what you can do with the Samsung Galaxy S10 smartphones.

The Samsung iChanged campaign showcases the beauty of breaking away from what people think ‘you should do’, and embraces one’s true self by pushing the boundaries and doing what you think you can’t.

You will be able to catch a glimpse of the iChanged campaign on various billboards, buses and other spaces around KL city.

 

The Samsung iChanged Galaxy S10 Deals

To celebrate the Samsung iChanged campaign, Samsung Malaysia is offering these Galaxy S10 deals from 31 May until 31 July 2019.

Promotion Type How To Qualify Freebie
Trade-In Promotion Trade in your old device to purchase a Galaxy S10 Free Samsung Galaxy Buds earphones worth RM 499
Purchase Promotion Purchase a Samsung Galaxy S10 smartphone Free Samsung Galaxy Fit-e worth RM 139

 

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The 2019 Samsung Raya Sale With RM 332,400 Of Prizes!

Samsung Malaysia just announced the awesome 2019 Samsung Raya Sale with RM 322,400 (~US$77,400) worth of prizes! Here are the full details!

 

The 2019 Samsung Raya Sale

To celebrate the upcoming Raya holidays, Samsung Malaysia is doubling the winnings this year to a whopping RM 322,400 (~US$77,400) for their 2019 Samsung Raya Sale!

With the tagline Raya Bersama, Lagi Gembira!, the 2019 Samsung Raya Sale will span from 15 May until 16 June 2019.

All you have to do is buy any one of the selected Samsung Galaxy devices during that period, to stand a chance to win these amazing prizes!

10 X Grand Prizes : The Galaxy Family Bundle (each worth RM 8,484!)

Ten lucky winners will each receive the phenomenal Galaxy Family Bundle, which consists of :

100 X Weekly Prizes : Galaxy A Series Smartphones (each worth up to RM 799!)

A hundred lucky winners will each receive one of these Samsung Galaxy A series smartphones :

  • Samsung Galaxy A10
  • Samsung Galaxy A20
  • Samsung Galaxy A30

 

How To Win A Prize In The 2019 Samsung Raya Sale!

To summarise, here is what you need to do to participate in the 2019 Samsung Raya Sale :

  1. Purchase any Samsung Galaxy device from Samsung authorised retailers
  2. Fill in the Raya Bersama Lagi Gembira registration form.
  3. Answer a very simple question at the bottom of the registration form.
  4. Upload your proof of purchase.

That’s it! Then all you have to do is wait for the winners to be announced on the Samsung Malaysia website!

 

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Samsung Galaxy S10 5G – Everything You Need To Know!

The world’s first 5G smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G, just made its debut in South Korea and the United States. Here is everything you need to know about the new Galaxy S10 5G smartphone!

 

Samsung Galaxy S10 5G Debuts In South Korea!

Smartphones users in South Korea were, naturally, the first to experience the thrill of 5G, with the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G smartphone.

But the US was right behind – it is now available for pre-order exclusively with Verizon!

5G Means More Speed

5G delivers mobile Internet at speeds that are 20 times faster than 4G! Such high speed Internet connectivity will make cloud services much more useful and ubiquitous.

Thanks to the high download and upload speeds, it will accelerate the adoption of high-definition streaming content. Ultimately, this means a better viewing experience for 5G users.

Online Gaming And Sports

5G will change the ways smartphone users engage in online gaming, watch sports events and enjoy other content such as music streaming.

The greatly-accelerated speeds will shorten response time so much that users will experience an almost real-time response with most types of content.

 

This means more enjoyable live telecasts of sporting events, and first-person or racing games.

5G technology will also allow developers to create more immersive content in higher resolution than is possible with current 4G technology.

5G Powers Augmented Reality (AR) 

5G also brings AR to life. The Samsung Galaxy S10 5G uses AR in its 3D Depth Camera to deliver better video content and sharper images.

The camera also comes with a Quick Measure feature that analyses size and distance of objects so users can take more precise pictures.

 

Samsung Galaxy S10 5G Key Specifications Compared

In this table, we compared its key specifications against the Galaxy S10+ and Galaxy S10 smartphones.

SpecificationsSamsung Galaxy S10 5GSamsung Galaxy S10+Samsung Galaxy S10
Display6.7-inch curved edge display
- Dynamic AMOLED with HDR10+
- 1440 x 3040 pixels (502 ppi)
6.4-inch curved edge display
- Dynamic AMOLED with HDR10+
- 1440 x 3040 pixels (495 ppi)
6.1-inch curved edge display
- Dynamic AMOLED with HDR10+
- 1440 x 3040 pixels (550 ppi)
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 6 (front)
Corning Gorilla Glass 5 (back)
IP68 dust + water resistance
Corning Gorilla Glass 6 (front)
Corning Gorilla Glass 5 (back)
IP68 dust + water resistance
Corning Gorilla Glass 6 (front)
Corning Gorilla Glass 5 (back)
IP68 dust + water resistance
Operating SystemAndroid 9.0 with One UIAndroid 9.0 with One UIAndroid 9.0 with One UI
PlatformSamsung Exynos 9820, or
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
Samsung Exynos 9820, or
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
Samsung Exynos 9820, or
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
Memory8 GB LPDDR4x12 GB / 8 GB LPDDR4x8 GB LPDDR4x
Storage512 GB / 256 GB
microSD card (up to 512 GB)
1 TB / 512 GB / 128 GB
microSD card (up to 512 GB)
512 GB / 128 GB
microSD card (up to 512 GB)
Front CamerasSelfie Camera
- 10 MP Dual Pixel sensor with f/1.9 lens
Depth Sensing Camera
- 8 MP sensor with f/2.2 lens
Selfie Camera
- 10 MP Dual Pixel sensor with f/1.9 lens
Depth Sensing Camera
- 8 MP sensor with f/2.2 lens
Selfie Camera
- 10 MP Dual Pixel sensor with f/1.9 lens
Rear CamerasTriple Camera System
- 12 MP dual aperture main camera (f/1.5 and f/2.4)
- 16 MP ultra-wide camera (f/2.2)
- 12 MP telephoto camera (f/2.4)
Triple Camera System
- 12 MP dual aperture main camera (f/1.5 and f/2.4)
- 16 MP ultra-wide camera (f/2.2)
- 12 MP telephoto camera (f/2.4)
Triple Camera System
- 12 MP dual aperture main camera (f/1.5 and f/2.4)
- 16 MP ultra-wide camera (f/2.2)
- 12 MP telephoto camera (f/2.4)
Connectivity4G LTE
WiFi 6
Bluetooth 5.0
USB Type C
4G LTE
WiFi 6
Bluetooth 5.0
USB Type C
4G LTE
WiFi 6
Bluetooth 5.0
USB Type C
Fingerprint SensorEmbedded into Power buttonUltrasonic In-Display SensorUltrasonic In-Display Sensor
Battery4,500 mAh battery4,100 mAh battery3,400 mAh battery
Dimensions77.1 mm wide
162.6 mm tall
7.9 mm thick
74.1 mm wide
157.6 mm tall
7.8 mm thick
70.4 mm wide
149.9 mm tall
7.8 mm thick
Weight198 g175 g
198 g (Ceramic)
157 g

 

Samsung Galaxy S10 5G Colour Options

The Samsung Galaxy S10 5G is available in 3 unique colours – Crown Silver, Majestic Black and Royal Gold.

The Crown Silver colour, in particular, features a prismatic colour treatment that gives it a different colour shade at different angles.

Samsung Galaxy S10 5G Price + Availability

The two variants can be purchased or pre-ordered in the US and South Korea at these official prices :

  • 8 GB + 256 GB : ₩ 1,397,000 / $1,299.99 / ~£991 / ~€1,159 / ~RM 5,394
  • 8 GB + 512 GB : ₩ 1,556,500 / $1,399.99 / ~£1,067 / ~€1,249 / ~RM 5,809

 

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Here Are The Samsung Galaxy S10 Marvel Promotion Details!

Samsung is giving away an original Marvel Superhero cover for every purchase of its Samsung Galaxy S10 smartphone! Here are the full details!

 

Get A Marvel Superhero Cover For Your Samsung Galaxy S10

Samsung customers who purchase any Samsung Galaxy S10+ or Galaxy S10 smartphone will be rewarded with a FREE exclusive Marvel Cover with a Captain America, Iron Man or Avengers logo.

Each Marvel Superhero cover is worth RM 159 and is part of Samsung‘s promotion of the new Avengers: Endgame movie that will open at the cinemas on 24th April 2019.

 

The Samsung Galaxy S10 Marvel Cover Promotion Details

This FREE Samsung Galaxy S10 Marvel Superhero Cover promotion applies to all purchases of:

Promotion period runs from 12th April to 30th April 2019 at any participating Samsung Experience Stores.

 

Where To Buy Samsung S10 + S10 Plus?

Here are some direct purchase / links :

 

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The 1TB Galaxy S10 Plus Comes With A FREE Galaxy A9!

When Samsung launched the Galaxy S10 family of smartphones, they announced that a premium 1TB Galaxy S10 Plus model with 12 GB of RAM and 1 TB of storage.

Well, the 1TB Galaxy S10+ is now here, and it comes with a FREE Galaxy A9 2018 smartphone! Here are the full details!

 

The 1TB Galaxy S10 Plus Is Here!

Like the “regular” Galaxy S10 Plus models, the 1TB Galaxy S10 Plus runs on Samsung Exynos 9820 (worldwide), or the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 (United States). They are both great flagship-class mobile platforms, with eight CPU cores and a fast GPU.

They are all powered by a large 4,100 mAh lithium-ion battery that supports QC 2.0 fast-charging and Wireless PowerShare.

Recommended : Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus (SM-G9755) In-Depth Review

More RAM + Storage

The regular Galaxy S10 Plus models come with 8 GB of LPDDR4X memory, but the 1TB Galaxy S10 Plus goes all out with a whopping 12 GB of LPDDR4x memory!

On top of that, it has an incredible 1 TB of internal storage, courtesy of the new 1TB Samsung eUFS chip. The regular Galaxy S10 Plus models, in comparison, come with either 128 GB or 512 GB of storage.

Either way, the 1TB Galaxy S10 comes with more memory and storage than many computers out there!

Premium Ceramic Back

It also boasts the 6.4-inch Infinity-O display, with a Dynamic AMOLED panel that is HDR10+ certified, and reproduces DCI-P3 colour range, with a maximum brightness of 1200 nits.

All Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus models are protected in the front by the latest Gorilla Glass 6, which is about twice as tough as Gorilla Glass 5. It will withstand over 15 drops from a height of 1 meter on a rough surface.

But unlike the “regular” Galaxy S10 Plus models, the 1TB Galaxy S10 Plus comes with a premium Ceramic back in two colour options – Ceramic White, or Ceramic Black.

The Ceramic Back offers more than just slightly different colour options. It actually offers “extra strength, durability and better resistance to scratches“ as well as an “inner layer of scatter-protection film“.

Recommended : Samsung Galaxy S10 Colour + Ceramic Back Comparison

 

The 1TB Galaxy S10 Plus Price + Launch Deal!

The 1TB Galaxy S10 will retail for RM 5,999 / ~US$ 1,467 / £ 1,128. But that’s not all.

If you purchase one from now until 5 May 2019, you will receive a FREE Samsung Galaxy A9 2018 smartphone worth RM 1,999!

But before you rush off to get this great deal, note that :

  • The deal is offered on a first-come, first-served basis
  • It is only available in participating Samsung Experience Stores, selected Samsung Authorised Dealers, and selected Dealers.
  • It is NOT available in the Samsung Online Store or Telco stores.
  • The store from which you purchase the 1TB Galaxy S10 Plus must provide you with the free Galaxy A9 2018 on the same day
  • You will not be allowed to choose the colour of the free Galaxy A9 2018.

 

Where To Buy Samsung S10 + S10 Plus?

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Samsung Galaxy S10 Colour + Ceramic Back Comparison 2.0

The Samsung Galaxy S10 comes with a variety of colour options, including two premium ceramic backs! Which do YOU prefer?

Updated @ 2019-03-19 : Added confirmed details of the Samsung Galaxy S10+ premium ceramic backs, as well as the Gorilla Glass 5 backs.

Originally posted @ 2019-03-04

 

Samsung Galaxy S10 Models

Samsung officially released three models. The standard Samsung Galaxy S10 model will have two variants

  • a base model with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage
  • a higher-end model with 8 GB of RAM and 512 GB of storage

Like its predecessor, the Galaxy S9+, there will be a larger Galaxy S10+ model with three variants too :

  • a base model with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage
  • a higher-end model with 8 GB of RAM and 512 GB of storage
  • a premium model with 12 GB of RAM and 1 TB of storage

How did Samsung double storage capacity to 1 TB? Read about the 1TB Samsung eUFS chip!

On top of that, they will introduce an entry-level model – the Galaxy S10e, with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB or 256 GB of storage. However, the Galaxy S10e (256GB) model appears to be limited to the United States and Canada.

Recommended : Samsung Galaxy S10e (SM-G970) Smartphone Preview

 

Samsung Galaxy S10 Colour Options

The Samsung Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+ and Galaxy S10e are available in four main colour options :

  • Prism White
  • Prism Black
  • Prism Green
  • Prism Blue

In addition, the Samsung Galaxy S10+ will also be available in two, premium Ceramic models :

  • Ceramic Black
  • Ceramic White

While the Samsung Galaxy S10e is available in two additional fun colours :

  • Flamingo Pink
  • Canary Yellow

Unfortunately, there is no sign of the Prism Blue, Flamingo Pink or Canary Yellow colours. As mentioned in our Galaxy S10 primer, not all colours are available in every country.

Recommended : The Samsung Galaxy S10 (SM-G973) Smartphone Preview!

 

Samsung Galaxy S10+ Ceramic Comparison

The Samsung Galaxy S10+ with 512 GB or 1 TB of storage comes with the premium Ceramic White or Ceramic Black options. Let’s compare them to the regular Prism White and Prism Black colours.

According to our source at Samsung, the ceramic back offers “extra strength, durability and better resistance to scratches“. In addition, it has an additional “inner layer of scatter-protection film“.

In addition, Samsung revealed that the ceramic backs are a result of “an intense 200-hour long manufacturing process“. So these premium ceramic backs are more than just about colour and looks!

Recommended : The Samsung Galaxy S10+ (SM-G975) In-Depth Review!

 

Gorilla Glass 6 + Gorilla Glass 5

The Samsung Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+ and Galaxy S10e are said to be protected by the latest Gorilla Glass 6, which is about twice as tough as Gorilla Glass 5. It will withstand over 15 drops from a height of 1 meter on a rough surface.

However, they are only protected by Gorilla Glass 6 in the front. Their backs are protected by Gorilla Glass 5, except for premium Galaxy S10+ models.

As mentioned in the previous section, premium Samsung Galaxy S10+ models with 512 GB or 1 TB of storage have ceramic backs that are tougher and more scratch-resistant.

 

Where To Buy?

Here are some direct purchase / pre-order links :

  • Samsung Galaxy S10e (128 GB, Prism Black) : $749.99 | £669
  • Samsung Galaxy S10e (128 GB, Prism White) : £669
  • Samsung Galaxy S10e (128 GB, Prism Green) : £669
  • Samsung Galaxy S10e (128 GB, Prism Yellow) : £669
  • Samsung Galaxy S10 (128 GB, Prism Black) : $899.99 | £799 | RM 3,299
  • Samsung Galaxy S10 (128 GB, Prism White) : £799 | RM 3,299
  • Samsung Galaxy S10 (128 GB, Prism Green) : £799 | RM 3,299
  • Samsung Galaxy S10 (512 GB, Prism White) : £999
  • Samsung Galaxy S10 (512 GB, Prism Green) : £999
  • Samsung Galaxy S10+ (128 GB, Prism Black) : £899 | RM 3,699
  • Samsung Galaxy S10+ (128 GB, Prism White) : £899 | RM 3,699
  • Samsung Galaxy S10+ (128 GB, Prism Green) : £899 | RM 3,699
  • Samsung Galaxy S10+ (512 GB, Ceramic Black) : £1,099 | RM 4,599
  • Samsung Galaxy S10+ (512 GB, Ceramic White) : £1,099 | RM 4,599

Don’t forget to check out the official Samsung Galaxy S10 cases!

 

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Samsung Galaxy S10 – Everything You Need To Know! 4.0

Here are the most exciting Samsung smartphone of the first quarter of 2019 – the Samsung Galaxy S10, and they introduced not one, not two, but THREE of them!

Here is everything you need to know about three new Galaxy S10 smartphones – their key features, prices, specifications… EVERYTHING!

Updated @ 2019-03-12 : Added five videos and new sections on its actual Gorilla Glass protection, and the official range of Galaxy S10 cases.

Updated @ 2019-02-26 : Added six videos and two new pages on the Samsung Galaxy S10’s key features.

Updated @ 2019-02-20 : Added the leaked Norwegian TV ad, and updated specifications.

Updated @ 2019-02-16 : Added more features, and updated specifications.

Originally posted @ 2019-02-15

 

Samsung Galaxy S10 Models

Samsung officially released three models. The standard Samsung Galaxy S10 model will have two variants

  • a base model with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage
  • a higher-end model with 8 GB of RAM and 512 GB of storage

Like its predecessor, the Galaxy S9+, there will be a larger Galaxy S10+ model with three variants too :

  • a base model with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage
  • a higher-end model with 8 GB of RAM and 512 GB of storage
  • a premium model with 12 GB of RAM and 1 TB of storage

How did Samsung double storage capacity to 1 TB? Read about the 1TB Samsung eUFS chip!

On top of that, they will introduce an entry-level model – the Galaxy S10e, with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB or 256 GB of storage. However, the Galaxy S10e (256GB) model appears to be limited to the United States and Canada.

Finally, the rumoured 5G-capable Galaxy S10 5G model with 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage, but no microSD card slot will appear later.

Recommended : Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus (SM-G975) In-Depth Review!

 

Samsung Galaxy S10 Price + Availability

Here is the official price list for the known Samsung Galaxy S10 models and variants. It also shows you what variants are available in certain countries, and which are not.

PricesS10+
(1 TB)
S10+
(512 GB)
S10+
(128 GB)
S10
(512 GB)
S10
(128 GB)
S10e
(256 GB)
S10e
(128 GB)
US$1,599.99$1,249.99$999.99$1,149.99$899.99$789.99$749.99
Canada--C$1,419.99C$1,589.99C$1,259.99C$1,159.99C$1,019.99
UK£1,399£1,099£899

£999£799-£669
Europe€1,599.99€1,299.99€999.99€1,099.99€899.99-€749.99
China¥12,000¥9,000¥7,300¥8,000¥6,300-¥5,300
AustraliaA$2,399A$1,849-A$1,699A$1,349-A$1,199
India₹117,900₹91,900₹73,900₹84,900₹66,900-₹55,900
Malaysia-RM 4,599RM 3,699-RM 3,299-RM 2,699
SingaporeS$2,198S$1,798S$1,398-S$1,298--
IndonesiaRp 23,999,000Rp 18,499,000Rp 13,999,000-Rp 12,999,000-Rp 10,499,000
PhilippinesP89,990-P55,990-P49,990-P39,990
Thailand-THB 44,900THB 35,900-THB 31,900--

With the pre-order deals and roadshow sales over, all Samsung Galaxy S10 models are now available for sale at these online stores in Malaysia :

Here are some direct purchase / pre-order links :

  • Samsung Galaxy S10e (128 GB, Prism Black) : $749.99 | £669
  • Samsung Galaxy S10e (128 GB, Prism White) : £669
  • Samsung Galaxy S10e (128 GB, Prism Green) : £669
  • Samsung Galaxy S10e (128 GB, Prism Yellow) : £669
  • Samsung Galaxy S10 (128 GB, Prism Black) : $899.99 | £799 | RM 3,299
  • Samsung Galaxy S10 (128 GB, Prism White) : £799 | RM 3,299
  • Samsung Galaxy S10 (128 GB, Prism Green) : £799 | RM 3,299
  • Samsung Galaxy S10 (512 GB, Prism White) : £999
  • Samsung Galaxy S10 (512 GB, Prism Green) : £999
  • Samsung Galaxy S10+ (128 GB, Prism Black) : £899 | RM 3,699
  • Samsung Galaxy S10+ (128 GB, Prism White) : £899 | RM 3,699
  • Samsung Galaxy S10+ (128 GB, Prism Green) : £899 | RM 3,699
  • Samsung Galaxy S10+ (512 GB, Ceramic Black) : £1,099 | RM 4,599
  • Samsung Galaxy S10+ (512 GB, Ceramic White) : £1,099 | RM 4,599

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Samsung Galaxy S10 Colour Options

The Samsung Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+ and Galaxy S10e are available in four main colour options :

  • Prism White
  • Prism Black
  • Prism Green
  • Prism Blue

In addition, the Samsung Galaxy S10+ will also be available in two, premium Ceramic models :

  • Ceramic Black
  • Ceramic White.

While the Samsung Galaxy S10e is available in two additional fun colours :

  • Flamingo Pink
  • Canary Yellow

Unfortunately, there is no sign of the Prism Blue, Flamingo Pink or Canary Yellow colours. As mentioned in our Galaxy S10 primer, not all colours are available in every country.

Recommended : Samsung Galaxy S10 Colour + Ceramic Model Comparisons!

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New Flagship Platforms

All four models will run on either the new Samsung Exynos 9820 (worldwide), or the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 (United States) platforms.

The Samsung Exynos 9820 has a triple-cluster architecture with a Neural Processing Unit (NPU) (like the Kirin 980). Samsung says that it will deliver these performance advantages over the Exynos 9810 :

  • 20% better single core performance,
  • 15% better multi-core performance, and
  • 40% better power efficiency
  • 7X faster AI performance

Built on the 8 nm LPP FinFET process technology, it also boasts 10% lower power consumption, compared to the last generation 10 nm LPP process.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, on the other hand, is fabricated on the 7 nm process technology. It also uses a triple-cluster architecture, and comes with an Adreno 640 GPU and an X24 LTE modem that supports Cat20 download and uploads.

 

More Memory + Storage!

All four models have a lot more memory and storage :

  • The S10e has 6 GB of memory – 2 GB more than the Samsung Galaxy S9.
  • The S10 and S10+ have 8 GB of memory – 2 GB more than the Galaxy S9+)
  • The highest-end S10+ model has a whopping 12 GB of memory.

Storage capacities have also been expanded, with a 1 TB storage option thanks to the new Samsung eUFS chip.

  • The S10e comes with either 128 GB or 256 GB of storage.
  • The S10 and S10+ comes with either 128 GB or 512 GB of storage.
  • The highest-end S10+ model comes with 1 TB of storage.

And if that’s not enough, all three models come with a hybrid SIM slot, where the second SIM slot can support a microSD card of up to 512 GB in capacity.

 

Infinity-O Display

All four models will have the new Infinity-O displays, with circular or pill-shaped holes for the front cameras. This allows Samsung to deliver a screen-to-body ratio in excess of 90%.

  • The S10e has 5.8-inch flat display, with 1080 x 2280 pixels (438 poi)
  • The S10 has a 6.1-inch display with curved edges, and 1440 x 3040 pixels (550 ppi(
  • The S10+ has a 6.4-inch display with curved edges, and 1440 x 3040 pixels (495 ppi)

The regular S10, and the cheaper S10e (S10 Lite), have a circular hole because they only have a single front camera.

The larger S10+ (also known as the S10 Plus) has a pill-shaped hole because it has two front cameras. In addition to a regular selfie camera, they have an ultra wide-angle selfie camera.

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Dynamic AMOLED Panel

All three models use the next-generation Dynamic AMOLED panels that are HDR10+ certified. They are literally the best smartphone displays in the industry right now, capable of producing 100% of the DCI-P3 colour range, with a maximum brightness of 1200 nits.

These Dynamic AMOLED panels were also engineered to reduce blue light by 42% without changing how colours appear. This would make for more comfortable viewing with less eyestrain, especially at night.

 

Gorilla Glass 6 + Gorilla Glass 5

The Samsung Galaxy S10 smartphones are said to be protected by the latest Gorilla Glass 6, but that’s not entirely accurate. Let us summarise its protection for you :

  • Premium S10+ : Gorilla Glass 6 protects the front, while Ceramic protects the back.
  • S10+ and S10 : Gorilla Glass 6 protects the front, while Gorilla Glass 5 protects the back.
  • S10e : Gorilla Glass 5 protects the front and back.

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More Cameras

They all boast a higher resolution front camera, with a Dual Pixel sensor for faster and more accurate autofocus :

  • S10e and S10 : 10 MP Dual Pixel sensor with f/1.9 lens
  • S10+ : 10 MP Dual Pixel sensor with f/1.9 lens + 8 MP depth sensor with f/2.2 lens

The depth sensor in the Galaxy S10+ adds Live Focus capability for the first time to a front camera.

In the back, they feature either a dual-camera system, or triple-camera system.

  • S10e : 12 MP dual-aperture camera (f/1.5 and f/2.4) + 16 MP ultra wide-angle camera (f/2.2)
  • S10 and S10+ : 12 MP dual-aperture camera (f/1.5 and f/2.4) + 16 MP ultra wide-angle camera (f/2.2) + 12 MP telephoto camera (f/2.4)

 

Improved Super Slow-mo

Samsung doubled the Super Slow-mo recording time from 0.2-0.4 seconds to 0.4-0.8 seconds in all four models. Unfortunately, the video resolution is still limited to 720p at 960 fps.

 

Ultrasonic In-Display Fingerprint Sensor

To achieve a much greater display-to-body ratio, the S10 and S10+ will come with an in-display fingerprint sensor.

The cheaper S10e (represented by the grey model on the left here), will have a fingerprint sensor embedded into its Power button – a feature first seen in the Samsung Galaxy A7 2018.

In-display fingerprint sensors have already been introduced in smartphones like the OPPO R17 Pro, but these use optical sensors that basically take pictures for a 2D profile.

This new in-display fingerprint sensor uses ultrasonic technology, which uses ultrasound waves to take 3D profiles of the user’s fingerprints. This is said to be far more reliable and accurate than optical sensors.

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Battery + Charging

All four models will come with a larger battery, with improved charging capabilities.

  • S10e : 3,100 mAh battery + QC 2.0 fast charging + Wireless PowerShare
  • S10 : 3,400 mAh battery + QC 2.0 fast charging + Wireless PowerShare
  • S10+ : 4,100 mAh battery + QC 2.0 fast charging + Wireless PowerShare

The Wireless PowerShare feature is particularly cool and useful. It allows Galaxy S10 smartphones to function as a wireless charger for any Qi-certified device!

 

Official Galaxy S10 Cases

Not all Samsung Galaxy S10 models will come with a bundled bumper case. To accommodate those who need better protection, Samsung offers six different type of cases with matching colours!

Recommended : The Official Samsung Galaxy S10 Cases – Prices + Showcase!

Next Page > Samsung Galaxy S10 Specification Comparison, Where To Buy?

 

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Samsung Galaxy S10 Specification Comparison

SpecificationsSamsung Galaxy S10+Samsung Galaxy S10Samsung Galaxy S10E
Display6.4-inch curved edge display
- Dynamic AMOLED with HDR10+
- 1440 x 3040 pixels (495 ppi)
6.1-inch curved edge display
- Dynamic AMOLED with HDR10+
- 1440 x 3040 pixels (550 ppi)
5.8-inch flat display
- Dynamic AMOLED with HDR10+
- 1080 x 2280 pixels (438 ppi)
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 6 (front)
Corning Gorilla Glass 5 (back)
IP68 dust + water resistance
Corning Gorilla Glass 6 (front)
Corning Gorilla Glass 5 (back)
IP68 dust + water resistance
Corning Gorilla Glass 5 (front + back)
IP68 dust + water resistance
Operating SystemAndroid 9.0 with One UIAndroid 9.0 with One UIAndroid 9.0 with One UI
PlatformSamsung Exynos 9820, or
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
Samsung Exynos 9820, or
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
Samsung Exynos 9820, or
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
Memory12 GB / 8 GB LPDDR4x8 GB LPDDR4x6 GB LPDDR4x
Storage1 TB / 512 GB / 128 GB
microSD card (up to 512 GB)
512 GB / 128 GB
microSD card (up to 512 GB)
128 GB / 256 GB
microSD card (up to 512 GB)
Front CamerasSelfie Camera
- 10 MP Dual Pixel sensor with f/1.9 lens
Depth Sensing Camera
- 8 MP sensor with f/2.2 lens
Selfie Camera
- 10 MP Dual Pixel sensor with f/1.9 lens
Selfie Camera
- 10 MP Dual Pixel sensor with f/1.9 lens
Rear CamerasTriple Camera System
- 12 MP dual aperture main camera (f/1.5 and f/2.4)
- 16 MP ultra-wide camera (f/2.2)
- 12 MP telephoto camera (f/2.4)
Triple Camera System
- 12 MP dual aperture main camera (f/1.5 and f/2.4)
- 16 MP ultra-wide camera (f/2.2)
- 12 MP telephoto camera (f/2.4)
Dual Camera System
- 12 MP dual aperture main camera (f/1.5 and f/2.4)
- 16 MP ultra-wide camera (f/2.2)
Connectivity4G LTE
WiFi 6
Bluetooth 5.0
USB Type C
4G LTE
WiFi 6
Bluetooth 5.0
USB Type C
4G LTE
WiFi 6
Bluetooth 5.0
USB Type C
Fingerprint SensorUltrasonic In-Display SensorUltrasonic In-Display SensorEmbedded into Power button
Battery4,100 mAh battery3,400 mAh battery3,100 mAh battery
Dimensions74.1 mm wide
157.6 mm tall
7.8 mm thick
70.4 mm wide
149.9 mm tall
7.8 mm thick
69.9 mm wide
142.2 mm tall
7.9 mm thick
Weight175 g
198 g (Ceramic)
157 g150 g

 

Where To Buy The Samsung S10?

Here are some direct purchase / pre-order links :

  • Samsung Galaxy S10e (128 GB, Prism Black) : $749.99 | £669
  • Samsung Galaxy S10e (128 GB, Prism White) : £669
  • Samsung Galaxy S10e (128 GB, Prism Green) : £669
  • Samsung Galaxy S10e (128 GB, Prism Yellow) : £669
  • Samsung Galaxy S10 (128 GB, Prism Black) : $899.99 | £799 | RM 3,299
  • Samsung Galaxy S10 (128 GB, Prism White) : £799 | RM 3,299
  • Samsung Galaxy S10 (128 GB, Prism Green) : £799 | RM 3,299
  • Samsung Galaxy S10 (512 GB, Prism White) : £999
  • Samsung Galaxy S10 (512 GB, Prism Green) : £999
  • Samsung Galaxy S10+ (128 GB, Prism Black) : £899 | RM 3,699
  • Samsung Galaxy S10+ (128 GB, Prism White) : £899 | RM 3,699
  • Samsung Galaxy S10+ (128 GB, Prism Green) : £899 | RM 3,699
  • Samsung Galaxy S10+ (512 GB, Ceramic Black) : £1,099 | RM 4,599
  • Samsung Galaxy S10+ (512 GB, Ceramic White) : £1,099 | RM 4,599

 

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Samsung Galaxy S10 Space Launch + Contest Winners!

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Galaxy S family of premium smartphones, Samsung launched TEN Galaxy S10 smartphones into the stratosphere… LITERALLY. Here is our full coverage of the Samsung Galaxy S10 space launch and the Be Unbeaten contest!

 

The Samsung Galaxy S10 Space Launch!

For the very first time, a smartphone gets launched into the stratosphere, and it is apt that Samsung chose their 10th generation Samsung Galaxy S10. In fact, they sent not one, not two… but TEN of them, just because the Galaxy S10 is their 10th anniversary Galaxy S smartphone.

The payload of ten Samsung Galaxy S10 smartphones was hoisted by a high-altitude balloon to an altitude of 80,000 feet. At the very top, the Samsung Galaxy S10 will take a bird’s eye shot of the earth.

Samsung promises that the 4K video taken will be brighter and with more dynamic range than any other smartphone, thanks to its pro-grade camera and the new ability to record videos in HDR10+.

 

Be Unbeaten Contest

The public was invited to be part of this historic Galaxy S10 space launch by predicting where the payload will land through photos of its 4K video feed. All they had to do was drop the pin on the location they think the payload will land!

The ten participants with the closest location to the actual landing spot each walked home with a Samsung Galaxy S10 smartphone! Congratulations!

 

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The Official Samsung Galaxy S10 Cases – Prices + Showcase!

What do most people do when they take out the new Galaxy S10 smartphone for the first time? Pop it into a protective case, of course! Let’s take a look at the new range of official Samsung Galaxy S10 cases!

 

The Official Samsung Galaxy S10 Cases

The Samsung Galaxy S10 roadshow was not just about the three Galaxy S10 smartphones. Samsung also showed off the official Galaxy S10 cases – six types with matching colours! Let’s take a look at what they are offering!

Clear View Cover / S-View Flip Cover

The Clear View Cover (also known as the S-View Flip Cover) lets you view notifications, and control your music, through its translucent front cover.

Price : RM 209 / US$ 59.99£50

LED View Cover / LED Wallet Cover

The LED View Cover (also known as the LED Wallet Cover) lights up to alert you at a glance with your choice of custom LED icons.

Price : RM 239 / US$ 64.99£55

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LED Cover / LED Back Cover

The LED Cover (also known as the LED Back Cover) creates a light show with mood lighting and customisable icons on the back.

Price : RM 209 / US$ 59.99£50

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Leather Cover / Leather Back Cover

The Leather Cover (also known as the Leather Back Cover) is made from calfskin and has aluminium buttons

Price : RM 189 / US$ 59.99£50

Protective Standing Cover / Rugged Protective Cover

The Protective Standing Cover (also known as the Rugged Protective Cover) protects your Galaxy S10 against drops and falls, while also propping it up at two viewing angles.

Price : RM 139 / US$ 34.99£30

Silicone Cover

The Silicone Cover protects your Galaxy S10 against drops and falls, while offering a silky-smooth grip.

Price : RM 109 / US$ 29.99£25

 

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The Samsung Galaxy S10 Roadshow @ Mid Valley Megamall!

Samsung Malaysia just kicked off the Galaxy S10 Roadshow at Mid Valley Megamall from 8 – 10 March 2019! Don’t miss these special Galaxy S10 deals and RM 1,000 cash rebate at the three Galaxy S10 roadshows across Malaysia!

 

The Samsung Galaxy S10 Roadshow Kicks Off!

Samsung Malaysia officially kicked off the three day Galaxy S10 roadshow today, at three locations from 8 – 10 March 2019.

Region Location Time
Northern Queensbay Mall, Penang 10:00 AM to 10:30 PM
Central Mid Valley Megamall, Kuala Lumpur 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Southern AEON Tebrau City, Johor Bahru 10:00 AM to 11:00 PM (Friday + Saturday)
10;00 AM to 10:00 PM (Sunday)

Look at the early morning crowd at Mid Valley Megamall!

Recommended : Everything You Need To Know About The Samsung Galaxy S10!

 

The Samsung Galaxy S10 Roadshow Deals!

From 8 – 10 March 2019, Samsung Malaysia is offering these Galaxy S10 deals if you purchase a Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+ or Galaxy S10e smartphone from the Samsung Galaxy S10 roadshow,

Make sure you are there EARLY because there are only a limited number of Golden Tickets, each of which will entitle you to the following free gifts for every purchase!

Samsung Galaxy
S10+ (512 GB)
Samsung Galaxy
S10 or S10+ (128 GB)
Samsung Galaxy
S10e (128 GB)
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
+ Screen Protection Plus
Total Value : RM 1,079
Samsung Galaxy Buds
+ Screen Protection Plus
Total Value : RM 779
Samsung Galaxy Buds
Value : RM 499

Recommended : Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus Preview – Heavyweight Champion?

 

Samsung Galaxy S10 Cash Rebate!

For the first 500 customers at the Galaxy S10 roadshow, Samsung is offering a very, VERY special deal – RM 1,000 off your second purchase!

  • Klang Valley : 250 customers
  • Penang : 150 customers
  • Johor Bahru : 100 customers

The second device can be different from the first device purchased – either Samsung Galaxy S10e (128GB) or Samsung Galaxy S10 (128GB) or Samsung Galaxy S10+ (128GB) or Samsung Galaxy S10+ (512GB).

Note : Both purchases must be in a single receipt and made either from Samsung Experience Store or Mass Merchant counter only on the same day. This promotion is not valid for purchase at operator / telco counters.

Recommended : The Samsung Galaxy S10 (SM-G973) Smartphone Preview!

 

What Is Screen Protection Plus?

Screen Protection Plus covers one-time cracked screen replacement as a result of accidental damage within standard warranty period and the one year extended warranty.

A service fee of RM100 will be charged for the screen replacement.

 

Samsung Galaxy S10 Deals Eligibility

The Samsung Galaxy S10 Roadshow and its offers are open to all residents of Malaysia, including residents and non-residents, as long as they are 18 years of age as of 8 March 2019.

Only employees and immediate family members of Samsung Malaysia, and their affiliates or related companies, distributors, retailers, advertising and promotion agencies are not qualified for these promotions.

Customers may purchase as many units as they wish, but the free gifts are allocated on a first come, first served basis.

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Samsung Galaxy S10 Deals + Cash Rebate – Don’t Miss ‘Em!

Samsung is kicking off a massive roadshow from 8 – 10 March 2019, so if you miss the pre-order deals, make sure you grab these special Galaxy S10 deals and cash rebate at their coming roadshows!

Updated @ 2019-03-06 : A major update with changes to the Galaxy S10 roadshow deals, including the cash rebate and deal eligibility details!

Originally posted @ 2019-03-01

 

The Samsung Galaxy S10 Deals

From 8 – 10 March 2019, Samsung Malaysia is offering these Galaxy S10 deals if you purchase a Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+ or Galaxy S10e smartphone from the Samsung Galaxy S10 roadshow,

Make sure you are there EARLY because there are only a limited number of Golden Tickets, each of which will entitle you to the following free gifts for every purchase!

Samsung Galaxy
S10+ (512 GB)
Samsung Galaxy
S10 or S10+ (128 GB)
Samsung Galaxy
S10e (128 GB)

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
+ Screen Protection Plus
Total Value : RM 1,079

Samsung Galaxy Buds
+ Screen Protection Plus
Total Value : RM 779

Samsung Galaxy Buds
Value : RM 499

Recommended : Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus Preview – Heavyweight Champion?

 

Samsung Galaxy S10 Cash Rebate!

For the first 500 customers at the Galaxy S10 roadshow, Samsung is offering a very, VERY special deal – RM 1,000 off your second purchase!

  • Klang Valley : 250 customers
  • Penang : 150 customers
  • Johor Bahru : 100 customers

The second device can be different from the first device purchased – either Samsung Galaxy S10e (128GB) or Samsung Galaxy S10 (128GB) or Samsung Galaxy S10+ (128GB) or Samsung Galaxy S10+ (512GB).

Note : Both purchases must be in a single receipt and made either from Samsung Experience Store or Mass Merchant counter only on the same day. This promotion is not valid for purchase at operator / telco counters.

Recommended : The Samsung Galaxy S10 (SM-G973) Smartphone Preview!

 

What Is Screen Protection Plus?

Screen Protection Plus covers one-time cracked screen replacement as a result of accidental damage within standard warranty period and the one year extended warranty.

A service fee of RM100 will be charged for the screen replacement.

 

Samsung Galaxy S10 Deals Eligibility

The Samsung Galaxy S10 Roadshow and its offers are open to all residents of Malaysia, including residents and non-residents, as long as they are 18 years of age as of 8 March 2019.

Only employees and immediate family members of Samsung Malaysia, and their affiliates or related companies, distributors, retailers, advertising and promotion agencies are not qualified for these promotions.

Customers may purchase as many units as they wish, but the free gifts are allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Recommended : The Samsung Galaxy S10e (SM-G970) Smartphone Preview!

 

Where Is The Samsung Galaxy S10 Roadshow?

Samsung Malaysia will hold the roadshow at these three locations from 8 – 10 March 2019.

Region Location Time
Northern Queensbay Mall, Penang 10:00 AM to 10:30 PM
Central Mid Valley Megamall, Kuala Lumpur 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Southern AEON Tebrau City, Johor Bahru 10:00 AM to 11:00 PM (Friday + Saturday)
10;00 AM to 10:00 PM (Sunday)

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Samsung Galaxy S10 Deals Worldwide Compared!

The new Samsung Galaxy S10 deals are some of the best we have seen in recent years, but they vary from country to country.

Let’s take a look at the Samsung Galaxy S10 deals they are offering worldwide, and see which country has the best Galaxy S10 deals!

 

Samsung Galaxy S10 Deals Worldwide Compared!

Samsung has always supported the launch of their flagship devices with exciting pre-order deals. The Samsung Galaxy S10 is no different, with a plethora of early bird deals all over the world.

Comparison Of Galaxy S10 Deals

This table compares the various Galaxy S10 deals that are currently on offer for the three Galaxy S10 models.

Model Samsung Galaxy S10+ Samsung Galaxy S10 Samsung Galaxy S10e
US Galaxy Buds Galaxy Buds None
Canada None None None
UK Galaxy Buds Galaxy Buds None
Europe Galaxy Buds Galaxy Buds None
Australia Galaxy Buds Galaxy Buds Galaxy Buds
India DISCOUNT OFFER : Galaxy Buds / Galaxy Watch (46 mm)
Malaysia 512 GB : Galaxy Watch (42 mm) + Protection Plus
128 GB : Galaxy Tab A (7.0) + Galaxy Buds + Screen Protection
Galaxy Tab A (7.0) + Galaxy Buds + Screen Protection Galaxy Buds + Screen Protection
Singapore Wireless Charger Duo Pad + Galaxy Buds Wireless Charger Duo Pad + Galaxy Buds None
Indonesia Galaxy Watch (42 mm) + Insurance 32″ Samsung Smart TV + Insurance Galaxy Buds + Insurance
Philippines 1 TB : 43″ Samsung Smart TV
128 GB : 32″ Samsung HD TV
Galaxy Buds + Bluetooth Handgrip Galaxy Buds
Thailand 1 TB : Galaxy Watch (46 mm) +
Galaxy Buds
128 GB :
Galaxy Watch (46 mm) / 512 GB upgrade
Galaxy Watch (46 mm) None

Not all countries are offering Samsung Galaxy S10 deals. Canada, for example, has no pre-order deals on offer.

And in India, they are not giving away anything, but are offering a discount on either the Samsung Galaxy Buds or the Samsung Galaxy Watch (46 mm)

Recommended : Samsung Galaxy S10 Malaysia Pre-Order Deals Revealed!

Value Comparison Of Galaxy S10 Deals

We then compared the value of the freebies, or in India’s case – the discounts, to see which country offered the best Galaxy S10 deals.

Model Samsung Galaxy S10+ Samsung Galaxy S10 Samsung Galaxy S10e
US $129.99 –
8% to 13%
$129.99 – 11% to 14% None
Canada None None None
UK £139 –
10% to 15%
£139 – 10% to 15% None
Europe €149 – 9% to 15% €149 – 14% to 17% None
Australia A$249- 10% to 13% A$249 –
15% to 18%
A$249 – 18% to 21%
India Galaxy Watch : ₹19,991 – 17% to 36%
Galaxy Bud
s : ₹7,000 – 5% to 12.5%
Malaysia 512 GB : RM 1,479 – 32%
128 GB : RM 1,298 – 35%
RM 1,298 – 39% RM 659 – 24%
Singapore S$386 – 18% to 28% S$386 – 30% None
Indonesia Rp 4,299,000 – 18% to 31% Rp 2,999,000 –
23%
Rp 1,999,000 –
19%
Philippines 1 TB : P28,499 – 32%
128 GB : P13,499 – 24%
P9,100 – 18% P6,900 – 17%
Thailand 1 TB : THB 17,890
128 GB (Watch) : THB 12,900  (36%)
128 GB (Upgrade) : THB 9,000 (25%) 
THB 12,900 – 40% None

 

Samsung Galaxy S10 Deals Summarised

Generally, Asian countries have the best Samsung Galaxy S10 deals. Here are some notable deals :

Malaysia : Buying the Galaxy S10+ or S10 will get you either a Galaxy Watch, or a 7-inch Galaxy Tab A tablet + a pair of Galaxy Buds wireless earphones!

Singapore : Buying the Galaxy S10+ or S10 will get you a Wireless Charger Duo Paid + a pair of Galaxy Buds!

Indonesia : You’ll get a free 32-inch Samsung Smart TV with a Samsung Galaxy S10 purchase!

The Philippines :  Buying a Samsung Galaxy S10+ will get you either a 42-inch Smart TV or a 32-inch HD TV!

In the US, UK, Europe and Australia, the Samsung Galaxy S10 deals entered around a free pair of Samsung Galaxy Buds wireless earphones.

 

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The Official Samsung Galaxy S10 Price List + Specifications!

Samsung just revealed their 10th Anniversary Galaxy smartphone – the Samsung Galaxy S10! Only this time, it won’t be just one or two devices… but THREE of them. Here are the official Samsung Galaxy S10 price list and specifications!

Updated @ 2019-02-23 : Added details of the Samsung Galaxy S10e (256GB) model, as well as the official prices for four more regions and countries.

Originally posted @ 2019-02-21

 

Samsung Galaxy S10 Models

Samsung officially released three models. The standard Samsung Galaxy S10 model will have two variants

  • a base model with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage
  • a higher-end model with 8 GB of RAM and 512 GB of storage

Like its predecessor, the Galaxy S9+, there will be a larger Galaxy S10+ model with two variants too :

  • a base model with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage
  • a higher-end model with 8 GB of RAM and 512 GB of storage
  • a premium model with 12 GB of RAM and 1 TB of storage

On top of that, they will introduce an entry-level model – the Galaxy S10e, with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB or 256 GB of storage. However, the Galaxy S10e (256GB) model appears to be limited to the United States.

Finally, the rumoured 5G-capable Galaxy S10 5G model with 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage, but no microSD card slot will appear later.

Recommended : Samsung Galaxy S10 Malaysia Pre-Order Deals Revealed!

 

Official Samsung Galaxy S10 Price List

Here is the official price list for the known Samsung Galaxy S10 models and variants. It also shows you what variants are available in certain countries, and which are not.

PricesS10+
(1 TB)
S10+
(512 GB)
S10+
(128 GB)
S10
(512 GB)
S10
(128 GB)
S10e
(256 GB)
S10e
(128 GB)
US$1,599.99$1,249.99$999.99$1,149.99$899.99$789.99$749.99
Canada--C$1,419.99C$1,589.99C$1,259.99C$1,159.99C$1,019.99
UK£1,399£1,099£899

£999£799-£669
Europe€1,599.99€1,299.99€999.99€1,099.99€899.99-€749.99
China¥12,000¥9,000¥7,300¥8,000¥6,300-¥5,300
AustraliaA$2,399A$1,849-A$1,699A$1,349-A$1,199
India₹117,900₹91,900₹73,900₹84,900₹66,900-₹55,900
Malaysia-RM 4,599RM 3,699-RM 3,299-RM 2,699
SingaporeS$2,198S$1,798S$1,398-S$1,298--
IndonesiaRp 23,999,000Rp 18,499,000Rp 13,999,000-Rp 12,999,000-Rp 10,499,000
PhilippinesP89,990-P55,990-P49,990-P39,990
Thailand-THB 44,900THB 35,900-THB 31,900--

How did Samsung double storage capacity to 1 TB? Read about the 1TB Samsung eUFS chip!

Here are some direct purchase / pre-order links :

  • Samsung Galaxy S10e (128 GB, Prism Black) : $749.99 | £669
  • Samsung Galaxy S10e (128 GB, Prism White) : £669
  • Samsung Galaxy S10e (128 GB, Prism Green) : £669
  • Samsung Galaxy S10e (128 GB, Prism Yellow) : £669
  • Samsung Galaxy S10 (128 GB, Prism Black) : $899.99 | £799 | RM 3,299
  • Samsung Galaxy S10 (128 GB, Prism White) : £799 | RM 3,299
  • Samsung Galaxy S10 (128 GB, Prism Green) : £799 | RM 3,299
  • Samsung Galaxy S10 (512 GB, Prism White) : £999
  • Samsung Galaxy S10 (512 GB, Prism Green) : £999
  • Samsung Galaxy S10+ (128 GB, Prism Black) : £899 | RM 3,699
  • Samsung Galaxy S10+ (128 GB, Prism White) : £899 | RM 3,699
  • Samsung Galaxy S10+ (128 GB, Prism Green) : £899 | RM 3,699
  • Samsung Galaxy S10+ (512 GB, Ceramic Black) : £1,099 | RM 4,599
  • Samsung Galaxy S10+ (512 GB, Ceramic White) : £1,099 | RM 4,599

 

Official Samsung Galaxy S10 Specifications

SpecificationsSamsung Galaxy S10+Samsung Galaxy S10Samsung Galaxy S10E
Display6.4-inch curved edge display
- Dynamic AMOLED with HDR10+
- 1440 x 3040 pixels (495 ppi)
6.1-inch curved edge display
- Dynamic AMOLED with HDR10+
- 1440 x 3040 pixels (550 ppi)
5.8-inch flat display
- Dynamic AMOLED with HDR10+
- 1080 x 2280 pixels (438 ppi)
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 6 (front)
Corning Gorilla Glass 5 (back)
IP68 dust + water resistance
Corning Gorilla Glass 6 (front)
Corning Gorilla Glass 5 (back)
IP68 dust + water resistance
Corning Gorilla Glass 5 (front + back)
IP68 dust + water resistance
Operating SystemAndroid 9.0 with One UIAndroid 9.0 with One UIAndroid 9.0 with One UI
PlatformSamsung Exynos 9820, or
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
Samsung Exynos 9820, or
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
Samsung Exynos 9820, or
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
Memory12 GB / 8 GB LPDDR4x8 GB LPDDR4x6 GB LPDDR4x
Storage1 TB / 512 GB / 128 GB
microSD card (up to 512 GB)
512 GB / 128 GB
microSD card (up to 512 GB)
128 GB / 256 GB
microSD card (up to 512 GB)
Front CamerasSelfie Camera
- 10 MP Dual Pixel sensor with f/1.9 lens
Depth Sensing Camera
- 8 MP sensor with f/2.2 lens
Selfie Camera
- 10 MP Dual Pixel sensor with f/1.9 lens
Selfie Camera
- 10 MP Dual Pixel sensor with f/1.9 lens
Rear CamerasTriple Camera System
- 12 MP dual aperture main camera (f/1.5 and f/2.4)
- 16 MP ultra-wide camera (f/2.2)
- 12 MP telephoto camera (f/2.4)
Triple Camera System
- 12 MP dual aperture main camera (f/1.5 and f/2.4)
- 16 MP ultra-wide camera (f/2.2)
- 12 MP telephoto camera (f/2.4)
Dual Camera System
- 12 MP dual aperture main camera (f/1.5 and f/2.4)
- 16 MP ultra-wide camera (f/2.2)
Connectivity4G LTE
WiFi 6
Bluetooth 5.0
USB Type C
4G LTE
WiFi 6
Bluetooth 5.0
USB Type C
4G LTE
WiFi 6
Bluetooth 5.0
USB Type C
Fingerprint SensorUltrasonic In-Display SensorUltrasonic In-Display SensorEmbedded into Power button
Battery4,100 mAh battery3,400 mAh battery3,100 mAh battery
Dimensions74.1 mm wide
157.6 mm tall
7.8 mm thick
70.4 mm wide
149.9 mm tall
7.8 mm thick
69.9 mm wide
142.2 mm tall
7.9 mm thick
Weight175 g
198 g (Ceramic)
157 g150 g

For more details about the Galaxy S10, read our article – Samsung Galaxy S10 – Everything You Need To Know!

 

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Samsung Galaxy S10 Malaysia Pre-Order Deals Revealed!

The Samsung Galaxy S10 has officially been launched, and as usual, Samsung prepared some sweet deals for early adopters. In this article, we will share with you the Samsung Galaxy S10 Malaysia pre-order deals!

 

Samsung Galaxy S10 Malaysia Price List

While Samsung launched six variants, only four variants will be available for purchase during the pre-order and initial sale period. They may, or may not, bring in the other variants at a later date.

  • Galaxy S10+ (8 GB + 512 GB) : RM 4,599
  • Galaxy S10+ (8 GB128 GB) : RM 3,699
  • Galaxy S10 (8 GB128 GB) : RM 3,299
  • Galaxy S10e (6 GB128 GB) : RM 2,699

 

Samsung Galaxy S10 Malaysia Pre-Order Deals

Samsung Galaxy S10e (128 GB)

If you pre-order the Samsung Galaxy S10e (128 GB), you will be entitled to free gifts worth RM 659 :

  • Samsung Galaxy Buds
  • Samsung Screen Protection

Samsung Galaxy S10 (128 GB)

If you pre-order the Samsung Galaxy S10 (128 GB), you will be entitled to free gifts worth RM 1,298 :

  • Samsung Galaxy Tab A (7.0)
  • Samsung Galaxy Buds
  • Samsung Screen Protection

Samsung Galaxy S10+ (128 GB)

If you pre-order the Samsung Galaxy S10+ (128 GB), you will be entitled to free gifts worth RM 1,298 :

  • Samsung Galaxy Tab A (7.0)
  • Samsung Galaxy Buds
  • Samsung Screen Protection

Samsung Galaxy S10+ (512 GB)

If you pre-order the Samsung Galaxy S10+ (128 GB), you will be entitled to free gifts worth RM 1,479 :

  • Samsung Galaxy Watch (42 mm)
  • Samsung Protection Plus

 

What Is Screen Protection / Protection Plus?

Screen Protection covers one-time cracked screen replacement as a result of accidental damage within standard warranty period. A service fee of RM100 will be charged for the screen replacement.

Protection Plus covers one-time cracked screen replacement as a result of accidental damage within standard warranty period and the one year extended warranty. A service fee of RM100 will be charged for the screen replacement.

 

Where To Pre-Order?

Samsung Malaysia has prepared a special Samsung Galaxy S10 Malaysia pre-order page. But you can also pre-order at these online stores :

And here are the direct pre-order or purchase links :

  • Samsung Galaxy S10 (128 GB, Prism Black) : RM 3,299
  • Samsung Galaxy S10 (128 GB, Prism White) : RM 3,299
  • Samsung Galaxy S10 (128 GB, Prism Green) : RM 3,299
  • Samsung Galaxy S10+ (128 GB, Prism Black) : RM 3,699
  • Samsung Galaxy S10+ (128 GB, Prism White) :RM 3,699
  • Samsung Galaxy S10+ (128 GB, Prism Green) :RM 3,699
  • Samsung Galaxy S10+ (512 GB, Ceramic Black) : RM 4,599
  • Samsung Galaxy S10+ (512 GB, Ceramic White) : RM 4,599

 

Samsung Galaxy S10 Malaysia Pre-Order Details

Pre-Order Period

Samsung will kick off the Galaxy S10 Malaysia pre-order at 10:00 AM sharp on Friday, 22 February 2019. The pre-order will end at 11:59 PM on Thursday, 28 February 2019.

Eligibility

The Samsung Galaxy S10 Malaysia pre-order is only open to Malaysian citizens who are 18 years or older. You must be able to produce your Malaysian identity card (MyKad).

However, Samsung employees and their immediate family members, Samsung-related agencies, retailers and dealers are NOT eligible.

Every qualified customer is only allowed to pre-order TWO (2) units of any Samsung Galaxy S10 model.

Payment

Each pre-order requires a deposit of RM 300, which is not refundable and not transferable. The balance will be paid upon collection.

Collection

Devices under the Samsung Galaxy S10 Malaysia pre-order programme will be available for collection between 10:00 AM on Wednesday, 6 March 2019 and 10:00 PM on Sunday, 17 March 2019.

Please make sure you collect your pre-ordered devices, or your pre-order cancelled and your deposit will be forfeited!

 

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Samsung Galaxy S10 + Galaxy Buds Leaked In This TV Ad!

Norwegian television channel TV 2 accidentally aired a TV ad spot that revealed both the Galaxy S10 smartphone and the Galaxy Buds wireless earphones.

Find out what it revealed!

 

Samsung Galaxy S10 + Galaxy Buds Leaked In TV Ad!

Technically, this 30-second ad spot is not a leak, but an accidental airing by Norway’s TV 2 channel.

The TV advertisement basically confirmed every key feature we covered in our article on Samsung Galaxy S10 leaks.

  • Its display has a punch hole for the front cameras
  • It comes with an ultrasonic fingerprint sensor built into the display
  • It has a triple camera system at the back
  • The larger Galaxy S10+ model has five cameras in all – two in the front and three in the back
  • It will support reverse wireless charging of any WPC Qi-certified devices, including wearables like Gear Sports, Galaxy Watch and the new Galaxy Buds!

For more information, make sure you read our article, Samsung Galaxy S10 – Everything You Need To Know!

 

Samsung Galaxy Buds!

It also leaked the new Samsung Galaxy Buds. These new wireless earphones are the expected successor to last year’s Gear IconX.

In fact, we believe that Samsung will bundle the Galaxy Buds for free with every Samsung Galaxy S10 pre-order! We also understand that the Samsung Galaxy Buds will b e available in a bright Canary Yellow colour option, as well as Black and White.

 

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The Awesome Galaxy UNPACKED 2018 For Galaxy A7 + Galaxy A9 2018!

Yesterday, Samsung held their first GLOBAL Samsung Galaxy UNPACKED event in Malaysia, unveiling the new Galaxy A 2018 series. It featured the recently-announced Samsung Galaxy A7 2018, and the world’s first smartphone with a quad lens camera  – the Galaxy A9 2018!

As usual, Samsung brought in a slew of Korean celebrities for the party. Check out the whole event!

 

Galaxy UNPACKED KL 2018 For Galaxy A9 2018 + Galaxy A7 2018.

At 5 PM on 11 October 2018, Samsung President and CEO DJ Koh stepped up and unveiled the Galaxy A9 2018 to the world. And we were there in the front row!    

Although we earlier thought that DJ Koh would reveal the Samsung foldable smartphone – the Galaxy X / F / XF, Samsung only launched the Galaxy A9 2018, which features 4 cameras. It fits perfectly with their tagline – Four X Fun or 4x Fun.

As we had also earlier revealed, the recently-announced Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018) made an appearance in the launch. It may not have four rear cameras, but it has THREE rear cameras and if you add the single front camera, it has FOUR cameras in total… so heck, 4x Fun too1 🙂

Sadly, Samsung did not give us a sneak peek of the Galaxy X / Galaxy F / Galaxy FX foldable smartphone… but we know it’s coming soon!

For more details on the price, availability and specifications of these two new models, please take a look at the following articles :

 

200 Lucky Fans

In addition to members of the media from all over the world, Samsung has invited 200 lucky Samsung fans to witness the first Galaxy UNPACKED event in Malaysia. They were selected after sharing photos taken with their Samsung Galaxy devices.

This emphasis on photography ties in with the Samsung Galaxy A9 2018’s key selling point of mobile photography using its four cameras.

 

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