Samsung Galaxy S10
Samsung Galaxy S10 continues to pleasantly surprise mobile phone consumers with its new features.
Growing up one couldn’t have imagined having a device that would be able to tend to almost all the needs of an individual and replace the mass array of other gadgets. With the constant rise and innovation in smartphone technology, every year we see new innovations and pioneering development. The Samsung Galaxy S series, with its new edition the S10 has set a new benchmark to what a smartphone must be in 2019. Announced in the first quarter of February 2019, it officially hit the Nepal market in March, and took the market by storm.
The 2019 iteration of the S series has three variants: the S10, S10 +, and the S10e, each catered to target a certain demographic. The top of the line Galaxy S10 and S10+ offer premium specifications while the s10e, a toned down version of the flagship, is based on the affordable model.
The S10, with its massive 6.1 inch all glass AMOLED screens, is a sight to behold. Companies for the past few years have adopted the full screen ideals and have been struggling to place the front facing camera. If you’re a tech geek, you are probably aware of the variety of notches ranging in all shapes and sizes adapted to counter the problem. The S10 series has adopted a sleeker circular cut-out which at times, might feel out of place. The all glass phone is protected by cornings Gorilla Glass 6 but a case is definitely recommended. Weighing at just 157g, this is a beast of a phone with the latest Snapdragon 855 pared with the Adreno 640 to deliver a perfect performance.
Available in two variants in terms of internal storage ( 128/512 GB) you will have a difficult time filling the phone completely but if you do, the shared SIM slot does have a microSD slot which can expand your storage space up to 1 TB. The only down side being you lose the ability to utilize the dual sim feature.
When it comes to optics, Samsung never fails to deliver. The triple array back camera houses three lenses each tuned for wide view, telephoto and ultra wide. The wide and telephoto lenses are 12 MP each with aperture openings of f1.5-2.4 and f/2.4 respectively whereas the ultra-wide lens features a 16 MP camera with an opening of f/2.2. In layman terms, these features allows users to switch between optics according to ones surrounding for amazing pictures. The front camera on the other hand is a 10MP camera at 26mm delivering ultra wide selfies. The aperture of f/1.9 helps it take in more light in darker and night settings.
With stereo speakers, the highlight has to be the headphone jack. Yes the headphone jack its not a typo, it definitely has a headphone jack. The active noise cancellation with a dedicated mic means, the person on the other hand will not have a hard time listening in even the loudest environment and the Dolby Atmos/ AKG sound delivers premium audio both through the loudspeaker and the jack. The phone is equipped with a whole host of sensors, with an under display fingerprint sensor, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer and a hear rate sensor.
Any phone might boast great specifications, but without a great battery it's just a brick. The S10 comes equipped with a 3400 mAh battery with both fast charging and wireless charging at 15W and a neat feature of reverse wireless charging at 9W. Available in a wide spectrum of colors: prism white, prism black, prism green, prism blue, canary yellow, and flamingo pink. The full spectrum might not be available in Nepal, but if you really want it you can definitely get it.