Review of the flagship Samsung Galaxy S10/S10+ (SM-G970F/G975F)

The Galaxy line in 2019 is becoming an anniversary, the tenth generation of these smartphones is coming out. These are the most popular Android smartphones, selling in the hundreds of millions over the years. Samsung has always tried to make uncompromising devices that have the latest technology, and in doing so, the emphasis is not only on the technology itself, but also on ease of use. In 2019, three devices appear on the market at once, and not two devices, as we are used to. Usually the company produces two models: one is smaller, and the other, with the prefix "plus", is larger. But their design and capabilities have always been identical. For the S10 and S10+, this tradition continues, but with the addition of a smaller model that features a flat display, something that many buyers have been asking for. In addition to the flat screen, this is also the youngest model, and, accordingly, its cost is minimal. We will consider this device in a separate article, but for now I want to focus on two older models, as many will choose a device among them.

As usual, the difference between the S10 and S10+ is the screen size, but this year also differs in the amount of storage available to you. The top model S10+ features a ceramic body, 12GB of RAM, and 1TB of storage for your data. I have just such a device, as it was the most interesting for me. It is clear that many will choose a device based on the budget, but for the first time a model appears on the market that can have 1.5 TB of storage for files (1 TB internal plus 512 GB memory card).

Samsung wanted to rethink the approach to such products for anniversary devices, namely, to combine the design of devices with the UI, to make them flow into each other as much as possible. It sounds trite, this desire has been known for a long time, but it turned out to be done only now. And if you can usually say about Samsung smartphones that they are pleasant, interesting or something like that, then these models turned out to be not just good, they are damn good. Although at first glance they do not differ much from the previous generation and formally evolved slightly. But there is a new camera, a new type of screen, an updated UI, as well as battery optimization. In a word, they shook it up in the filling practically, everything turned out to be devices that cause pure, uncomplicated delight. I had the opportunity to see these devices for a long time, then use them, and in the end I can say that they are like great clothes, which makes me happy from the first day and you don’t need to get used to it. And all sorts of little things that pop up during use only add joy and convenience.These models will probably be the strongest offering from both Samsung and any other manufacturer in years. These are flagships without any discounts and the best you can buy on the market. I really like the devices, so I will both praise and scold them equally fervently. Let's take a look at what they can do, and let's start with design. But before that, I repeat that these smartphones are for those who do not seek compromises and want to purchase a device for several years, and one that will delight every day.

Design, dimensions, controls

The design language for the S10 has remained exactly the same as before - the screen proportions and the way the “face” of the smartphone looks have changed. Let's start with the fact that the side bends have not gone anywhere, that is, there are no frames here. But the upper and lower frames have decreased, this was achieved due to the fact that the front cameras were added to the device under the screen. We will talk about this feature in the “Display” section, but we will not dwell on it now.

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Outwardly, the device looks great, with the screen turned off it's just a bar that shimmers in the sun.

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With the AlwaysOn Display working, you see the picture or clock that you have chosen, this has become a Samsung trademark, and for many years no one has been able to repeat this in the same volume, and the same Apple simply could not. Although, it would seem, they buy screens from Samsung, but they could not implement AoD.

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В руке как S10, так и S10+ лежит как влитой, ничто не врезается, ничто не мешает. Благодаря OneUI работать с моделями можно одной рукой, на ходу, это не вызывает дискомфорта. Размеры S10+ – 157.6 x 74.1 x 7.8 мм, вес – 175 грамм, обычный S10 – 149.9 x 70.4 x 7.8 мм, а его вес – 157 грамм.

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Модели доступны в различных цветовых решениях, они яркие, разнообразные. Посмотрите на них сами.

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At the same time, the S10e was made more youthful, with brighter colors.

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I have a ceramic S10+, but it is simply impossible to distinguish it from a regular device by touch, it seems that it is glass. Outwardly, they are almost indistinguishable, so you should not count on the fact that ceramics will be somehow noticeable. Another thing is that in everyday use it is more interesting. But putting scratches on both Corning Gorilla Glass and ceramics is equally difficult. The models use a new generation of Corning Gorilla Glass, it has not received any commercial marketing name. In fact, this is the seventh generation of glasses (the previous Gorilla Glass 5 was the sixth generation). Improved various characteristics, in particular, impact resistance. It is possible to break the phone, but it is extremely difficult to do it. Year by year, Samsung consistently improves this parameter.

One of the questions that I was constantly asked before the announcement of "ten": did Samsung remove the 3.5 mm jack, as Apple did? Someone tried to foolishly joke: “How will you sing when the S10 does not have a 3.5 mm jack? How do you begin to justify such a decision? I am very glad that Apple fans knew for sure that there would be no 3.5 mm jack, but Samsung decided not to indulge their aspirations. Since the first day of development, the 3.5 connector has been present, and it has not gone anywhere. At the bottom there is a 3.5 mm jack, as well as a USB Type C connector, plus a speaker output right there.

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I want to talk about speakers separately. Samsung, as you remember, bought Harman Kardon (they also own the AKG brand and a number of others). For the first few years, the companies were getting used to each other, and the tenth generation was the first where Harman engineers were responsible for the sound, they created the sound from scratch Block Of Flat for rent in Kenya - chose the speakers, set them up, worked on the software. What is the result? the bottom end, here the layout is exactly the same.But you listen to two devices side by side and you understand how different they are, it's just heaven and earth.In the S10s, distortion is not heard at maximum volume, the sound is very clear, vibrating.I used my S10+ as a music box repeatedly and every time I heard the same question: “How did you get the music to play so cleanly, is it some kind of special file format, something else?” A trifle at first glance, but a trifle very pleasant and worthy of attention .

The layout of the keys is familiar, on the right side there is an on / off button, on the left side there is a paired volume rocker, a little lower is the Bixby key. It should be noted that the power button was moved to the very top, it is inconveniently located. The idea of ​​the engineers was that the button is needed in a limited number of cases, for example, if you want to turn off the device completely. This arrangement is an attempt to teach people to stop using it for all tasks.

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If in a regular S10 it can be reached with a finger, then in S10+ it is difficult to do even for those with large hands. But a week passes, and you are convinced that the key is simply not needed, everything can be done without its participation. As well as the device falls asleep on its own, quickly enough and on time, as if it senses when you do not need it. In practice, this is true, a new smart algorithm has been implemented that makes “tens” sensitive to what is happening.

The fingerprint sensor disappeared, it was hidden under the screen, which is as similar as possible to how it was done in Huawei Mate 20 Pro. To begin with, the implementation of sensors in the "dozens" is different - in models on Exynos this is a development of a third-party company, in chipsets from Qualcomm, the solution, as you understand, is Qualcomm. Maybe this is subjective, but the feeling of models based on Qualcomm is different, the sensor is not so sensitive, it works a little slower. We are talking about fractions of a second, it is not even possible to measure this difference, but it is subjectively perceived.

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The sensor is hidden under the screen at the very bottom, which is inconvenient at first glance. On the other hand, when operating with one hand, this is the right place (in Mate 20 Pro, the sensor is much higher). It was planned that the sensor would work on a third of the screen, but then they abandoned it, a lot of false positives.

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You can wake up the screen by simply touching it a couple of times anywhere, after which the unlock will be available. It passes almost instantly, and there are no false positives, even on the go with wet hands everything works almost perfectly. I liked this sensor much more than on the Mate 20 Pro, it is faster and also responsive to the degree of pressing. Ultrasonic sensor.

The tray for SIM-cards and memory cards is on the upper end, there is also a second microphone. The noise reduction system works perfectly, copes with extraneous noise in almost any situation.

It has become a good tradition that Samsung devices are protected against water according to the IP68 standard, “tens” is no exception. With them you can dive, swim, although the instructions do not recommend doing this. Here the choice is yours, but the fact that water protection is present is the need for flagships.

The build quality does not raise any questions, everything is fine and without any potential drawbacks. The only drawback may be the camera block, it is designed in the same way as on Note9 and other models.

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The edging of this block peels off over time, I carelessly use devices, and therefore eventually the paint comes off. I'm sure it will be the same here. Look how I stripped the edges of Note9.

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For comparison, I will give pictures with such devices as Note9, Huawei Mate 20 Pro.

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Display

In both models, the screens are the same in technology, resolution, but differ in size - in the S10, the diagonal is 6.1 inches, in the S10 + it is 6.4 inches. The dual front camera is inscribed into the screen, so where the camera block is, it is always black, the picture is kind of cut out there.

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Until you start using the device, it seems that it is terribly inconvenient, annoying and distracting. But you quickly realize that the only negative is that the status bar is shifted to the left, which is unusual.

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When watching a video, the strip with the camera is cut off, it turns out that we return to the geometry of 18.5:9, which is convenient (the default with the camera is 19:9). In a word, there are practically no inconveniences, and the absence of a bang is perceived well here, since less space is wasted and the picture on the screen is formed taking into account the cameras hidden behind the glass.

As on previous devices, there are two RGB sensors that are responsible for estimating the illumination, front and rear. They adjust the brightness of the picture and tone to the ambient light. The color temperature settings here are slightly redesigned, but the essence remains the same.

In the settings you will see the choice of a color profile, the ability to adjust the color temperature for individual colors, everything is familiar. Among the additional settings there is a high sensitivity mode (working with gloves).

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Now we need to dwell on some important points. The screen, as before, is SuperAMOLED, it has a Wide QuadHD resolution (3040x1440 pixels). To optimize power consumption, you can choose other resolutions - 2280x1080 pixels, as well as 1520x720 pixels.

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Night mode is implemented differently than on previous devices. Blue light emission has been reduced without the use of an additional filter (by 41% compared to S9), and a Good Night Routine mode has also appeared (in which the phone automatically adjusts to your preferences for reading in bed or watching videos, other content). We'll talk about templates separately, here I'll just mention that they exist.

The color accuracy of the screens is 0.4 JNCD (Just Noticeable Color Difference), which can be considered a kind of record. From myself, I note that the picture is smooth, the animations are excellent, and the screen is very pleasant to use. If on Note9 I really like the responsiveness of the screen, the way it reacts, then this is just a huge leap forward. This has to do with both the display itself and performance. But the most interesting thing about the screen is that it is a dynamic AMOLED, HDR10 support is built into the screen, that is, the tones can change dynamically depending on the content. Supported by Amazon Prime Video, YouTube as well as Netflix. My experience with HDR10+ content is very good, the difference is noticeable, if not always overwhelming. Better with HDR10+ than without it.

Of the pluses, I note that the screen brightness is up to 800 nits, which ensures readability even in the brightest sun. This is 14% brighter than the S9 (the Note9 has a brighter screen, but the difference is not too noticeable).

Of the minuses, I note that, compared with Note9 / S9 +, the number of accidental clicks on the side faces has noticeably increased, they do not happen constantly, but often enough to notice it. In this aspect, ergonomics have deteriorated somewhat.

Battery

The S10 has a 3400 mAh Li-Ion battery, the S10+ has a 4100 mAh battery (the S9/S9+ has 3000 and 3500 mAh batteries respectively). For the first time for Samsung, an adaptive battery load mode has been implemented, this is a bundle of both software and hardware, which in theory provides more battery life. On average, I spent a day of active work under load with 5-6 hours of screen operation and with a large amount of transferred data (about 1.5-2 GB per day).

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In terms of operating time, both models look great, and there is an increase in this parameter compared to previous devices, it is clearly visible.

The devices have a power-saving mode, in which you can arrange the operation of smartphones in such a way as to maximize their operating time, it can literally increase significantly.

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Fast charging is implemented as usual, the total time spent on charging a smartphone does not exceed 90 minutes. Wireless charging is also fast, this is the second generation (Fast Wireless Charging 2.0). Now you can charge other devices wirelessly, we saw this feature in the Mate 20 Pro, but there it is more of a marketing, it has no practical meaning. In the S10, the same story, if you want to charge another phone, it makes no practical sense. But you can charge wireless headphones or other accessories, such charging is supported here, which is great.

It is interesting that when you charge your smartphone, you can put any device on it to charge it too, that is, you do not need to carry a lot of different wires with you. This is convenient, and so far the models of other companies do not have such an opportunity.

Memory, chipset, performance

The devices use the Exynos 9820 chipset (as an option for the US market Qualcomm Snapdragon 855). This is the best and most productive solution on the market today, the processor is made according to the technological standard of 8 nm. Competing processors are manufactured at 7nm, which seems to give them a virtual advantage. In fact, this is not the case, there is no difference in performance as such. Let's take a look at the synthetic tests, they will show how fast the devices are (currently the tests are only for the top version of the S10+ with 12 GB of memory, later we will expand the review and add tests for other versions).

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It's simply impossible to say that the UI has some lags, everything flies, the interface is very smooth and pleasant. Third-party programs also run without delay, and visually everything is perfect in terms of speed.

The basic version of the smartphone is 8/128 GB, the top version in a ceramic case is 12 GB and 1 TB of memory.

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Considering that a card up to 512 GB can be installed in the memory card slot, there will simply be no problems with the amount of memory, these are the maximum values ​​that are available to users on the market.

Communications

Support for LTE cat.20 depends on operators, in theory it provides transfer speeds up to 2 Gbps.

Supports USB 3.1 (Type C), Bluetooth 5.0, aptX and other audio codecs in the smartphone.

In terms of wireless interfaces, there are Wi-Fi improvements, new algorithms are used. I like the inclusion of Wi-Fi depending on the geotag, that is, the device itself can remember where you used Wi-Fi, and automatically connect to the network when you, for example, come to work, you do not need to turn it on manually. The Wi-Fi repeater function has not disappeared anywhere, it is in this device.

Among the implementation features of Bluetooth 5.0, I note the possibility of simultaneously connecting two headsets or other sound devices, that is, you can listen to the same music or watch a movie with another person. This is just a great feature that was definitely missing, although few will need it.

Another thing that I liked was the ability to select applications and which connected Bluetooth devices will play sound. That is, you can choose to have the sound from the video player broadcast to an external speaker, and messages to be read only in the headset. Cool? Definitely yes, but it will take time to set everything up for yourself. Or this scenario: you give a phone to a child so that he watches a movie and the sound comes through a wireless speaker or wireless headphones, while you yourself listen to music or a podcast in other wireless headphones. This function works great, and it is very convenient, I tried it in practice several times, I regret that it did not exist several years ago.

The device fully supports

Review of the flagship Samsung Galaxy S10/S10+ (SM-G970F/G975F)

The Galaxy line in 2019 is becoming an anniversary, the tenth generation of these smartphones is coming out. These are the most popular Android smartphones, selling in the hundreds of millions over the years. Samsung has always tried to make uncompromising devices that have the latest technology, and in doing so, the emphasis is not only on the technology itself, but also on ease of use. In 2019, three devices appear on the market at once, and not two devices, as we are used to. Usually the company produces two models: one is smaller, and the other, with the prefix "plus", is larger. But their design and capabilities have always been identical. For the S10 and S10+, this tradition continues, but with the addition of a smaller model that features a flat display, something that many buyers have been asking for. In addition to the flat screen, this is also the youngest model, and, accordingly, its cost is minimal. We will consider this device in a separate article, but for now I want to focus on two older models, as many will choose a device among them.

As usual, the difference between the S10 and S10+ is the screen size, but this year also differs in the amount of storage available to you. The top model S10+ features a ceramic body, 12GB of RAM, and 1TB of storage for your data. I have just such a device, as it was the most interesting for me. It is clear that many will choose a device based on the budget, but for the first time a model appears on the market that can have 1.5 TB of storage for files (1 TB internal plus 512 GB memory card).

Samsung wanted to rethink the approach to such products for anniversary devices, namely, to combine the design of devices with the UI, to make them flow into each other as much as possible. It sounds trite, this desire has been known for a long time, but it turned out to be done only now. And if you can usually say about Samsung smartphones that they are pleasant, interesting or something like that, then these models turned out to be not just good, they are damn good. Although at first glance they do not differ much from the previous generation and formally evolved slightly. But there is a new camera, a new type of screen, an updated UI, as well as battery optimization. In a word, they shook it up in the filling practically, everything turned out to be devices that cause pure, uncomplicated delight. I had the opportunity to see these devices for a long time, then use them, and in the end I can say that they are like great clothes, which makes me happy from the first day and you don’t need to get used to it. And all sorts of little things that pop up during use only add joy and convenience.These models will probably be the strongest offering from both Samsung and any other manufacturer in years. These are flagships without any discounts and the best you can buy on the market. I really like the devices, so I will both praise and scold them equally fervently. Let's take a look at what they can do, and let's start with design. But before that, I repeat that these smartphones are for those who do not seek compromises and want to purchase a device for several years, and one that will delight every day.

Design, dimensions, controls

The design language for the S10 has remained exactly the same as before - the screen proportions and the way the “face” of the smartphone looks have changed. Let's start with the fact that the side bends have not gone anywhere, that is, there are no frames here. But the upper and lower frames have decreased, this was achieved due to the fact that the front cameras were added to the device under the screen. We will talk about this feature in the “Display” section, but we will not dwell on it now.

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Outwardly, the device looks great, with the screen turned off it's just a bar that shimmers in the sun.

Samsung Galaxy S10/S10+ (SM-G970F/G975F )

With the AlwaysOn Display working, you see the picture or clock that you have chosen, this has become a Samsung trademark, and for many years no one has been able to repeat this in the same volume, and the same Apple simply could not. Although, it would seem, they buy screens from Samsung, but they could not implement AoD.

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В руке как S10, так и S10+ лежит как влитой, ничто не врезается, ничто не мешает. Благодаря OneUI работать с моделями можно одной рукой, на ходу, это не вызывает дискомфорта. Размеры S10+ – 157.6 x 74.1 x 7.8 мм, вес – 175 грамм, обычный S10 – 149.9 x 70.4 x 7.8 мм, а его вес – 157 грамм.

Samsung Galaxy S10/S10+ (SM-G970F/G975F)

Модели доступны в различных цветовых решениях, они яркие, разнообразные. Посмотрите на них сами.

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At the same time, the S10e was made more youthful, with brighter colors.

Samsung Galaxy S10/S10+ (SM-G970F /G975F)

I have a ceramic S10+, but it is simply impossible to distinguish it from a regular device by touch, it seems that it is glass. Outwardly, they are almost indistinguishable, so you should not count on the fact that ceramics will be somehow noticeable. Another thing is that in everyday use it is more interesting. But putting scratches on both Corning Gorilla Glass and ceramics is equally difficult. The models use a new generation of Corning Gorilla Glass, it has not received any commercial marketing name. In fact, this is the seventh generation of glasses (the previous Gorilla Glass 5 was the sixth generation). Improved various characteristics, in particular, impact resistance. It is possible to break the phone, but it is extremely difficult to do it. Year by year, Samsung consistently improves this parameter.

One of the questions that I was constantly asked before the announcement of "ten": did Samsung remove the 3.5 mm jack, as Apple did? Someone tried to foolishly joke: “How will you sing when the S10 does not have a 3.5 mm jack? How do you begin to justify such a decision? I am very glad that Apple fans knew for sure that there would be no 3.5 mm jack, but Samsung decided not to indulge their aspirations. Since the first day of development, the 3.5 connector has been present, and it has not gone anywhere. At the bottom there is a 3.5 mm jack, as well as a USB Type C connector, plus a speaker output right there.

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I want to talk about speakers separately. Samsung, as you remember, bought Harman Kardon (they also own the AKG brand and a number of others). For the first few years, the companies were getting used to each other, and the tenth generation was the first where Harman engineers were responsible for the sound, they created the sound from scratch Block Of Flat for rent in Kenya - chose the speakers, set them up, worked on the software. What is the result? the bottom end, here the layout is exactly the same.But you listen to two devices side by side and you understand how different they are, it's just heaven and earth.In the S10s, distortion is not heard at maximum volume, the sound is very clear, vibrating.I used my S10+ as a music box repeatedly and every time I heard the same question: “How did you get the music to play so cleanly, is it some kind of special file format, something else?” A trifle at first glance, but a trifle very pleasant and worthy of attention .

The layout of the keys is familiar, on the right side there is an on / off button, on the left side there is a paired volume rocker, a little lower is the Bixby key. It should be noted that the power button was moved to the very top, it is inconveniently located. The idea of ​​the engineers was that the button is needed in a limited number of cases, for example, if you want to turn off the device completely. This arrangement is an attempt to teach people to stop using it for all tasks.

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If in a regular S10 it can be reached with a finger, then in S10+ it is difficult to do even for those with large hands. But a week passes, and you are convinced that the key is simply not needed, everything can be done without its participation. As well as the device falls asleep on its own, quickly enough and on time, as if it senses when you do not need it. In practice, this is true, a new smart algorithm has been implemented that makes “tens” sensitive to what is happening.

The fingerprint sensor disappeared, it was hidden under the screen, which is as similar as possible to how it was done in Huawei Mate 20 Pro. To begin with, the implementation of sensors in the "dozens" is different - in models on Exynos this is a development of a third-party company, in chipsets from Qualcomm, the solution, as you understand, is Qualcomm. Maybe this is subjective, but the feeling of models based on Qualcomm is different, the sensor is not so sensitive, it works a little slower. We are talking about fractions of a second, it is not even possible to measure this difference, but it is subjectively perceived.

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The sensor is hidden under the screen at the very bottom, which is inconvenient at first glance. On the other hand, when operating with one hand, this is the right place (in Mate 20 Pro, the sensor is much higher). It was planned that the sensor would work on a third of the screen, but then they abandoned it, a lot of false positives.

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You can wake up the screen by simply touching it anywhere a couple of times, after which the unlock will be available. It passes almost instantly, and there are no false positives, even on the go with wet hands everything works almost perfectly. I liked this sensor much more than on the Mate 20 Pro, it is faster and also responsive to the degree of pressing. Ultrasonic sensor.

The tray for SIM-cards and memory cards is at the top end, there is also a second microphone. The noise reduction system works perfectly, copes with extraneous noise in almost any situation.

It has become a good tradition that Samsung devices are protected against water according to the IP68 standard, “tens” are no exception. You can dive, swim with them, although the instructions do not recommend doing this. Here the choice is yours, but the fact that water protection is present is the need for flagships.

The build quality does not raise any questions, everything is fine and without any potential drawbacks. The only drawback may be the camera block, it is designed in the same way as on Note9 and other models.

Display

In both models, the screens are the same in technology, resolution, but differ in size - in the S10, the diagonal is 6.1 inches, in the S10 + it is 6.4 inches. The dual front camera is inscribed into the screen, so where the camera block is, it is always black, the picture is kind of cut out there.

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Until you start using the device, it seems that it is terribly inconvenient, annoying and distracting. But you quickly realize that the only negative is that the status bar is shifted to the left, which is unusual.

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When watching a video, the strip with the camera is cut off, it turns out that we return to the geometry of 18.5:9, which is convenient (the default with the camera is 19:9). In a word, there are practically no inconveniences, and the absence of a bang is perceived well here, since less space is wasted and the picture on the screen is formed taking into account the cameras hidden behind the glass.

As on previous devices, there are two RGB sensors that are responsible for estimating the illumination, front and rear. They adjust the brightness of the picture and tone to the ambient light. The color temperature settings here are slightly redesigned, but the essence remains the same.

In the settings you will see the choice of a color profile, the ability to adjust the color temperature for individual colors, everything is familiar. Among the additional settings there is a high sensitivity mode (working with gloves).

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Now we need to dwell on some important points. The screen, as before, is SuperAMOLED, it has a Wide QuadHD resolution (3040x1440 pixels). To optimize power consumption, you can choose other resolutions - 2280x1080 pixels, as well as 1520x720 pixels.

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Night mode is implemented differently than on previous devices. Blue light emission has been reduced without the use of an additional filter (by 41% compared to S9), and a Good Night Routine mode has also appeared (in which the phone automatically adjusts to your preferences for reading in bed or watching videos, other content). We'll talk about templates separately, here I'll just mention that they exist.

The color accuracy of the screens is 0.4 JNCD (Just Noticeable Color Difference), which can be considered a kind of record. From myself, I note that the picture is smooth, the animations are excellent, and the screen is very pleasant to use. If on Note9 I really like the responsiveness of the screen, the way it reacts, then this is just a huge leap forward. This has to do with both the display itself and performance. But the most interesting thing about the screen is that it is a dynamic AMOLED, HDR10 support is built into the screen, that is, the tones can change dynamically depending on the content. Supported by Amazon Prime Video, YouTube as well as Netflix. My experience with HDR10+ content is very good, the difference is noticeable, if not always overwhelming. Better with HDR10+ than without it.

Of the pluses, I note that the screen brightness is up to 800 nits, which ensures readability even in the brightest sun. This is 14% brighter than the S9 (the Note9 has a brighter screen, but the difference is not too noticeable).

Of the minuses, I note that, compared with Note9 / S9 +, the number of accidental clicks on the side faces has noticeably increased, they do not happen constantly, but often enough to notice it. In this aspect, ergonomics have deteriorated somewhat.

Battery

The S10 has a 3400 mAh Li-Ion battery, the S10+ has a 4100 mAh battery (the S9/S9+ has 3000 and 3500 mAh batteries respectively). For the first time for Samsung, an adaptive battery load mode has been implemented, this is a bundle of both software and hardware, which in theory provides more battery life. On average, I spent a day of active work under load with 5-6 hours of screen operation and with a large amount of transferred data (about 1.5-2 GB per day).

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It is interesting that when you charge your smartphone, you can put any device on it to charge it too, that is, you do not need to carry a lot of different wires with you. This is convenient, and so far the models of other companies do not have such an opportunity.

Memory, chipset, performance

The devices use the Exynos 9820 chipset (as an option for the US market Qualcomm Snapdragon 855). This is the best and most productive solution on the market today, the processor is made according to the technological standard of 8 nm. Competing processors are manufactured at 7nm, which seems to give them a virtual advantage. In fact, this is not the case, there is no difference in performance as such. Let's take a look at the synthetic tests, they will show how fast the devices are (currently the tests are only for the top version of the S10+ with 12 GB of memory, later we will expand the review and add tests for other versions).

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It's simply impossible to say that the UI has some lags, everything flies, the interface is very smooth and pleasant. Third-party programs also run without delay, and visually everything is perfect in terms of speed.

The basic version of the smartphone is 8/128 GB, the top version in a ceramic case is 12 GB and 1 TB of memory.

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Considering that a card up to 512 GB can be installed in the memory card slot, there will simply be no problems with the amount of memory, these are the maximum values ​​that are available to users on the market.

Communications

Support for LTE cat.20 depends on operators, in theory it provides transfer speeds up to 2 Gbps.

Supports USB 3.1 (Type C), Bluetooth 5.0, aptX and other audio codecs in the smartphone.

In terms of wireless interfaces, there are Wi-Fi improvements, new algorithms are used. I like the inclusion of Wi-Fi depending on the geotag, that is, the device itself can remember where you used Wi-Fi, and automatically connect to the network when you, for example, come to work, you do not need to turn it on manually. The Wi-Fi repeater function has not disappeared anywhere, it is in this device.

Among the implementation features of Bluetooth 5.0, I note the possibility of simultaneously connecting two headsets or other sound devices, that is, you can listen to the same music or watch a movie with another person. This is just a great feature that was definitely missing, although few will need it.

Another thing that I liked was the ability to select applications and which connected Bluetooth devices will play sound. That is, you can choose to have the sound from the video player broadcast to an external speaker, and messages to be read only in the headset. Cool? Definitely yes, but it will take time to set everything up for yourself. Or this scenario: you give a phone to a child so that he watches a movie and the sound comes through a wireless speaker or wireless headphones, while you yourself listen to music or a podcast in other wireless headphones. This function works great, and it is very convenient, I tried it in practice several times, I regret that it did not exist several years ago.

The device fully supports

Review of the flagship Samsung Galaxy S10/S10+ (SM-G970F/G975F)

The Galaxy line in 2019 is becoming an anniversary, the tenth generation of these smartphones is coming out. These are the most popular Android smartphones, selling in the hundreds of millions over the years. Samsung has always tried to make uncompromising devices that have the latest technology, and in doing so, the emphasis is not only on the technology itself, but also on ease of use. In 2019, three devices appear on the market at once, and not two devices, as we are used to. Usually the company produces two models: one is smaller, and the other, with the prefix "plus", is larger. But their design and capabilities have always been identical. For the S10 and S10+, this tradition continues, but with the addition of a smaller model that features a flat display, something that many buyers have been asking for. In addition to the flat screen, this is also the youngest model, and, accordingly, its cost is minimal. We will consider this device in a separate article, but for now I want to focus on two older models, as many will choose a device among them.

As usual, the difference between the S10 and S10+ is the screen size, but this year also differs in the amount of storage available to you. The top model S10+ features a ceramic body, 12GB of RAM, and 1TB of storage for your data. I have just such a device, as it was the most interesting for me. It is clear that many will choose a device based on the budget, but for the first time a model appears on the market that can have 1.5 TB of storage for files (1 TB internal plus 512 GB memory card).

Samsung wanted to rethink the approach to such products for anniversary devices, namely, to combine the design of devices with the UI, to make them flow into each other as much as possible. It sounds trite, this desire has been known for a long time, but it turned out to be done only now. And if you can usually say about Samsung smartphones that they are pleasant, interesting or something like that, then these models turned out to be not just good, they are damn good. Although at first glance they do not differ much from the previous generation and formally evolved slightly. But there is a new camera, a new type of screen, an updated UI, as well as battery optimization. In a word, they shook it up in the filling practically, everything turned out to be devices that cause pure, uncomplicated delight. I had the opportunity to see these devices for a long time, then use them, and in the end I can say that they are like great clothes, which makes me happy from the first day and you don’t need to get used to it. And all sorts of little things that pop up during use only add joy and convenience.These models will probably be the strongest offering from either Samsung or any other manufacturer in years. These are flagships without any discounts and the best you can buy on the market. I really like the devices, so I will both praise and scold them equally fervently. Let's take a look at what they can do, and let's start with design. But before that, I repeat that these smartphones are for those who do not look for compromises and want to purchase a device for several years, and one that will delight every day.

Design, dimensions, controls

The design language for the S10 has remained exactly the same as before - the screen proportions and the way the “face” of the smartphone looks have changed. Let's start with the fact that the side bends have not gone anywhere, that is, there are no frames here. But the upper and lower frames have decreased, this was achieved due to the fact that the front cameras were added to the device under the screen. We will talk about this feature in the “Display” section, but we will not dwell on it now.

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Outwardly, the device looks great, with the screen turned off it's just a bar that shimmers in the sun.

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With the AlwaysOn Display working, you see the picture or clock that you have chosen, this has become a Samsung trademark, and for many years no one has been able to repeat this in the same volume, and the same Apple simply could not. Although, it would seem, they buy screens from Samsung, but they could not implement AoD.

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В руке как S10, так и S10+ лежит как влитой, ничто не врезается, ничто не мешает. Благодаря OneUI работать с моделями можно одной рукой, на ходу, это не вызывает дискомфорта. Размеры S10+ – 157.6 x 74.1 x 7.8 мм, вес – 175 грамм, обычный S10 – 149.9 x 70.4 x 7.8 мм, а его вес – 157 грамм.

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Модели доступны в различных цветовых решениях, они яркие, разнообразные. Посмотрите на них сами.

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At the same time, the S10e was made more youthful, with brighter colors.

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I have a ceramic S10+, but it is simply impossible to distinguish it from a regular device by touch, it seems that it is glass. Outwardly, they are almost indistinguishable, so you should not count on the fact that ceramics will be somehow noticeable. Another thing is that in everyday use it is more interesting. But putting scratches on both Corning Gorilla Glass and ceramics is equally difficult. The models use a new generation of Corning Gorilla Glass, it has not received any commercial marketing name. In fact, this is the seventh generation of glasses (the previous Gorilla Glass 5 was the sixth generation). Improved various characteristics, in particular, impact resistance. It is possible to break the phone, but it is extremely difficult to do it. Year by year, Samsung consistently improves this parameter.

One of the questions that I was constantly asked before the announcement of "ten": did Samsung remove the 3.5 mm jack, as Apple did? Someone tried to foolishly joke: “How will you sing when the S10 does not have a 3.5 mm jack? How do you begin to justify such a decision? I am very glad that Apple fans knew for sure that there would be no 3.5 mm jack, but Samsung decided not to indulge their aspirations. Since the first day of development, the 3.5 connector has been present, and it has not gone anywhere. At the bottom there is a 3.5 mm jack, as well as a USB Type C connector, plus a speaker output right there.

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I want to talk about speakers separately. Samsung, as you remember, bought Harman Kardon (they also own the AKG brand and a number of others). For the first few years, the companies were getting used to each other, and the tenth generation was the first where Harman engineers were responsible for the sound, they created the sound from scratch Block Of Flat for rent in Kenya - chose the speakers, set them up, worked on the software. What is the result? the bottom end, here the layout is exactly the same.But you listen to two devices side by side and you understand how different they are, it's just heaven and earth.In the S10s, distortion is not heard at maximum volume, the sound is very clear, vibrating.I used my S10+ as a music box repeatedly and every time I heard the same question: “How did you get the music to play so cleanly, is it some kind of special file format, something else?” A trifle at first glance, but a trifle very pleasant and worthy of attention .

The layout of the keys is familiar, on the right side there is an on / off button, on the left side there is a paired volume rocker, a little lower is the Bixby key. It should be noted that the power button was moved to the very top, it is inconveniently located. The idea of ​​the engineers was that the button is needed in a limited number of cases, for example, if you want to turn off the device completely. This arrangement is an attempt to teach people to stop using it for all tasks.

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If in a regular S10 it can be reached with a finger, then in S10+ it is difficult to do even for those with large hands. But a week passes, and you are convinced that the key is simply not needed, everything can be done without its participation. As well as the device falls asleep on its own, quickly enough and on time, as if it senses when you do not need it. In practice, this is true, a new smart algorithm has been implemented that makes “tens” sensitive to what is happening.

The fingerprint sensor disappeared, it was hidden under the screen, which is as similar as possible to how it was done in Huawei Mate 20 Pro. To begin with, the implementation of sensors in the "dozens" is different - in models on Exynos this is a development of a third-party company, in chipsets from Qualcomm, the solution, as you understand, is Qualcomm. Maybe this is subjective, but the feeling of models based on Qualcomm is different, the sensor is not so sensitive, it works a little slower. We are talking about fractions of a second, it is not even possible to measure this difference, but it is subjectively perceived.

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The sensor is hidden under the screen at the very bottom, which is inconvenient at first glance. On the other hand, when operating with one hand, this is the right place (in Mate 20 Pro, the sensor is much higher). It was planned that the sensor would work on a third of the screen, but then they abandoned it, a lot of false positives.

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You can wake up the screen by simply touching it anywhere a couple of times, after which the unlock will be available. It passes almost instantly, and there are no false positives, even on the go with wet hands everything works almost perfectly. I liked this sensor much more than on the Mate 20 Pro, it is faster and also responsive to the degree of pressing. Ultrasonic sensor.

The tray for SIM-cards and memory cards is at the top end, there is also a second microphone. The noise reduction system works perfectly, copes with extraneous noise in almost any situation.

It has become a good tradition that Samsung devices are protected against water according to the IP68 standard, “tens” are no exception. You can dive, swim with them, although the instructions do not recommend doing this. Here the choice is yours, but the fact that water protection is present is the need for flagships.

The build quality does not raise any questions, everything is fine and without any potential drawbacks. The only drawback may be the camera block, it is designed in the same way as on Note9 and other models.

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The edging of this block peels off over time, I carelessly use devices, and therefore eventually the paint comes off. I'm sure it will be the same here. Look how I stripped the edges of Note9.

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For comparison, I will give pictures with such devices as Note9, Huawei Mate 20 Pro.

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Display

In both models, the screens are the same in technology, resolution, but differ in size - in S10 the diagonal is 6.1 inches, in S10 + it is 6.4 inches. The dual front camera is inscribed into the screen, so where the camera block is, it is always black, the picture is kind of cut out there.

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Until you start using the device, it seems that it is terribly inconvenient, annoying and distracting. But you quickly realize that the only negative is that the status bar is shifted to the left, which is unusual.

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When watching a video, the strip with the camera is cut off, it turns out that we return to the 18.5:9 geometry, which is convenient (the default with the camera is 19:9). In a word, there are practically no inconveniences, and the absence of a bang is perceived well here, since less space is wasted and the picture on the screen is formed taking into account the cameras hidden behind the glass.

As on previous devices, there are two RGB sensors that are responsible for estimating the illumination, front and rear. They adjust the brightness of the picture and tone to the ambient light. The color temperature settings here are slightly redesigned, but the essence remains the same.

In the settings you will see the choice of a color profile, the ability to adjust the color temperature for individual colors, everything is familiar. Among the additional settings there is a high sensitivity mode (working with gloves).

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Now we need to dwell on some important points. The screen, as before, is SuperAMOLED, it has a Wide QuadHD resolution (3040x1440 pixels). To optimize power consumption, you can choose other resolutions - 2280x1080 pixels, as well as 1520x720 pixels.

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Night mode is implemented differently than on previous devices. Blue light emission has been reduced without the use of an additional filter (by 41% compared to S9), and a Good Night Routine mode has also appeared (in which the phone automatically adjusts to your preferences for reading in bed or watching videos, other content). We'll talk about templates separately, here I'll just mention that it exists.

The color accuracy of the screens is 0.4 JNCD (Just Noticeable Color Difference), which can be considered a kind of record. From myself, I note that the picture is smooth, the animations are excellent, and the screen is very pleasant to use. If on Note9 I really like the responsiveness of the screen, how it reacts, then this is just a huge leap forward. This has to do with both the display itself and performance. But the most interesting thing about the screen is that it is a dynamic AMOLED, HDR10 support is built into the screen, that is, the tones can change dynamically depending on the content. Supported by Amazon Prime Video, YouTube as well as Netflix. My experience with HDR10+ content is very good, the difference is noticeable, if not always overwhelming. Better with HDR10+ than without it.

Of the pluses, I note that the screen brightness is up to 800 nits, which ensures readability even in the brightest sun. This is 14% brighter than the S9 (the Note9 has a brighter screen, but the difference is not too noticeable).

Of the minuses, I note that, compared with Note9 / S9 +, the number of accidental clicks on the side faces has noticeably increased, they do not happen constantly, but often enough to notice it. In this aspect, ergonomics have deteriorated somewhat.

Battery

The S10 has a 3400 mAh Li-Ion battery, the S10+ has a 4100 mAh battery (the S9/S9+ has 3000 and 3500 mAh batteries respectively). For the first time for Samsung, an adaptive battery load mode has been implemented, this is a bundle of both software and hardware, which in theory provides more battery life. On average, I spent a day of active work under load with 5-6 hours of screen operation and with a large amount of transferred data (about 1.5-2 GB per day).

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In terms of operating time, both models look great, and there is an increase in this parameter compared to previous devices, it is clearly visible.

The devices have a power-saving mode, in which you can arrange the operation of smartphones in such a way as to maximize their operating time, it can literally increase significantly.

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Fast charging is implemented as usual, the total time spent on charging a smartphone does not exceed 90 minutes. Wireless charging is also fast, this is the second generation (Fast Wireless Charging 2.0). Now you can charge other devices wirelessly, we saw this feature in the Mate 20 Pro, but there it is more of a marketing, it has no practical meaning. In the S10, the same story, if you want to charge another phone, it makes no practical sense. But you can charge wireless headphones or other accessories, such charging is supported here, which is great.

It is interesting that when you charge your smartphone, you can put any device on it to charge it too, that is, you do not need to carry a lot of different wires with you. This is convenient, and so far the models of other companies do not have such an opportunity.

Memory, chipset, performance

The devices use the Exynos 9820 chipset (as an option for the US market Qualcomm Snapdragon 855). This is the best and most productive solution on the market today, the processor is made according to the technological standard of 8 nm. Competing processors are manufactured at 7nm, which seems to give them a virtual advantage. In fact, this is not the case, there is no difference in performance as such. Let's take a look at the synthetic tests, they will show how fast the devices are (currently the tests are only for the top version of the S10+ with 12 GB of memory, later we will expand the review and add tests for other versions).

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It's simply impossible to say that the UI has some lags, everything flies, the interface is very smooth and pleasant. Third-party programs also run without delay, and visually everything is perfect in terms of speed.

The basic version of the smartphone is 8/128 GB, the top version in a ceramic case is 12 GB and 1 TB of memory.

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Considering that a card up to 512 GB can be installed in the memory card slot, there will simply be no problems with the amount of memory, these are the maximum values ​​that are available to users on the market.

Communications

Support for LTE cat.20 depends on operators, in theory it provides transfer speeds up to 2 Gbps.

Supports USB 3.1 (Type C), Bluetooth 5.0, aptX and other audio codecs in the smartphone.

In terms of wireless interfaces, there are Wi-Fi improvements, new algorithms are used. I like the inclusion of Wi-Fi depending on the geotag, that is, the device itself can remember where you used Wi-Fi, and automatically connect to the network when you, for example, come to work, you do not need to turn it on manually. The Wi-Fi repeater function has not disappeared anywhere, it is in this device.

Among the implementation features of Bluetooth 5.0, I note the possibility of simultaneously connecting two headsets or other sound devices, that is, you can listen to the same music or watch a movie with another person. This is just a great feature that was definitely missing, although few will need it.

Another thing that I liked was the ability to select applications and which connected Bluetooth devices will play sound. That is, you can choose to have the sound from the video player broadcast to an external speaker, and messages to be read only in the headset. Cool? Definitely yes, but it will take time to set everything up for yourself. Or this scenario: you give a phone to a child so that he watches a movie and the sound comes through a wireless speaker or wireless headphones, while you yourself listen to music or a podcast in other wireless headphones. This function works great, and it is very convenient, I tried it in practice several times, I regret that it did not exist several years ago.

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Review of the flagship Samsung Galaxy S10/S10+ (SM-G970F/G975F)

The Galaxy line in 2019 is becoming an anniversary, the tenth generation of these smartphones is coming out. These are the most popular Android smartphones, with sales in the hundreds of millions over the years. Samsung has always tried to make uncompromising devices that have the latest technology, and in doing so, the emphasis is not only on the technology itself, but also on ease of use. In 2019, three devices appear on the market at once, and not two devices, as we are used to. Usually the company produces two models: one is smaller, and the other, with the prefix "plus", is larger. But their design and capabilities have always been identical. For the S10 and S10+, this tradition continues, but the addition of a smaller model that features a flat display is what many buyers have been asking for. In addition to the flat screen, this is also the youngest model, and, accordingly, its cost is minimal. We will consider this device in a separate article, but for now I want to focus on two older models, as many will choose a device among them.

As usual, the difference between the S10 and S10+ is the screen size, but this year also differs in the amount of storage available to you. The top model S10+ features a ceramic body, 12GB of RAM, and 1TB of storage for your data. I have just such a device, as it was the most interesting for me. It is clear that many will choose a device based on the budget, but for the first time a model appears on the market that can have 1.5 TB of storage for files (1 TB internal plus 512 GB memory card).

Samsung wanted to rethink the approach to such products for anniversary devices, namely, to combine the design of devices with the UI, to make them flow into each other as much as possible. It sounds trite, this desire has been known for a long time, but it turned out to be done only now. And if you can usually say about Samsung smartphones that they are pleasant, interesting or something like that, then these models turned out to be not just good, they are damn good. Although at first glance they do not differ much from the previous generation and formally evolved slightly. But there is a new camera, a new type of screen, an updated UI, as well as battery optimization. In a word, they shook it up in the filling practically, everything turned out to be devices that cause pure, uncomplicated delight. I had the opportunity to see these devices for a long time, then use them, and in the end I can say that they are like great clothes, which makes me happy from the first day and you don’t need to get used to it. And all sorts of little things that pop up during use only add joy and convenience.These models will probably be the strongest offering from either Samsung or any other manufacturer in years. These are flagships without any discounts and the best you can buy on the market. I really like the devices, so I will both praise and scold them equally fervently. Let's take a look at what they can do, and let's start with design. But before that, I repeat that these smartphones are for those who do not look for compromises and want to purchase a device for several years, and one that will delight every day.

Design, dimensions, controls

The design language for the S10 has remained exactly the same as before - the screen proportions and the way the “face” of the smartphone looks have changed. Let's start with the fact that the side bends have not gone anywhere, that is, there are no frames here. But the upper and lower frames have decreased, this was achieved due to the fact that the front cameras were added to the device under the screen. We will talk about this feature in the “Display” section, but we will not dwell on it now.

Outwardly, the device looks great, with the screen turned off it's just a bar that shimmers in the sun.

With the AlwaysOn Display working, you see the picture or clock that you have chosen, this has become a Samsung trademark, and for many years no one has been able to repeat this in the same volume, and the same Apple simply could not. Although, it would seem, they buy screens from Samsung, but they could not implement AoD.

In the hand of both S10 and S10 + lies like a glove, nothing crashes, nothing interferes. Thanks to OneUI, you can work with models with one hand, on the go, it does not cause discomfort. The S10+ measures 157.6 x 74.1 x 7.8 mm and weighs 175 grams, while the regular S10 measures 149.9 x 70.4 x 7.8 mm and weighs 157 grams.

Models are available in various colors, they are bright, diverse. Look at them yourself.

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At the same time, the S10e was made more youthful, with brighter colors.

I have a ceramic S10+, but it is simply impossible to distinguish it from a regular device by touch, it seems that it is glass. Outwardly, they are almost indistinguishable, so you should not count on the fact that ceramics will be somehow noticeable. Another thing is that in everyday use it is more interesting. But putting scratches on both Corning Gorilla Glass and ceramics is equally difficult. The models use a new generation of Corning Gorilla Glass, it has not received any commercial marketing name. In fact, this is the seventh generation of glasses (the previous Gorilla Glass 5 was the sixth generation). Improved various characteristics, in particular, impact resistance. It is possible to break the phone, but it is extremely difficult to do it. Year by year, Samsung consistently improves this parameter.

One of the questions that I was constantly asked before the announcement of "ten": did Samsung remove the 3.5 mm jack, as Apple did? Someone tried to foolishly joke: “How will you sing when the S10 does not have a 3.5 mm jack? How do you begin to justify such a decision? I am very glad that Apple fans knew for sure that there would be no 3.5 mm jack, but Samsung decided not to indulge their aspirations. Since the first day of development, the 3.5 connector has been present, and it has not gone anywhere. At the bottom there is a 3.5 mm jack, as well as a USB Type C connector, plus a speaker output right there.

I want to talk about speakers separately. Samsung, as you remember, bought Harman Kardon (they also own the AKG brand and a number of others). The first few years the companies got used to each other, and the tenth generation was the first where Harman engineers were responsible for the sound, they created the sound from Block Of Flat for rent in Kenya from scratch - they chose the speakers, set them up, worked on the software. What result? Stunning. My Note9 uses a bunch of earpieces and the one on the bottom, here the layout is exactly the same. But you listen to two devices side by side and you understand how different they are, it's just heaven and earth. In the S10s at maximum volume, no distortion is heard, the sound is very clear, vibrating. I used my S10+ as a music box many times and every time I heard the same question: “How did you get the music to play so cleanly, is it some kind of special file format, something else?”. A trifle at first glance, but a trifle is very pleasant and worthy of attention.

I want to talk about speakers separately. Samsung, as you remember, bought Harman Kardon (they also own the AKG brand and a number of others). For the first few years, the companies were getting used to each other, and the tenth generation was the first where Harman engineers were responsible for the sound, they created the sound from scratch

If in a regular S10 it can be reached with a finger, then in S10+ it is difficult to do even for those with large hands. But a week passes, and you are convinced that the key is simply not needed, everything can be done without its participation. As well as the device falls asleep on its own, quickly enough and on time, as if it senses when you do not need it. In practice, this is true, a new smart algorithm has been implemented that makes “tens” sensitive to what is happening.

The fingerprint sensor disappeared, it was hidden under the screen, which is as similar as possible to how it was done in Huawei Mate 20 Pro. To begin with, the implementation of sensors in the "dozens" is different - in models on Exynos this is a development of a third-party company, in chipsets from Qualcomm, the solution, as you understand, is Qualcomm. Maybe this is subjective, but the feeling of models based on Qualcomm is different, the sensor is not so sensitive, it works a little slower. We are talking about fractions of a second, it is not even possible to measure this difference, but it is subjectively perceived.

The sensor is hidden under the screen at the very bottom, which is inconvenient at first glance. On the other hand, when operating with one hand, this is the right place (in Mate 20 Pro, the sensor is much higher). It was planned that the sensor would work on a third of the screen, but then they abandoned it, a lot of false positives.

You can wake up the screen by simply touching it anywhere a couple of times, after which the unlock will be available. It passes almost instantly, and there are no false positives, even on the go with wet hands everything works almost perfectly. I liked this sensor much more than on the Mate 20 Pro, it is faster and also responsive to the degree of pressing. Ultrasonic sensor.

The tray for SIM-cards and memory cards is at the top end, there is also a second microphone. The noise reduction system works perfectly, copes with extraneous noise in almost any situation.

It has become a good tradition that Samsung devices are protected against water according to the IP68 standard, “tens” are no exception. You can dive, swim with them, although the instructions do not recommend doing this. Here the choice is yours, but the fact that water protection is present is the need for flagships.

The build quality does not raise any questions, everything is fine and without any potential drawbacks. The only drawback may be the camera block, it is designed in the same way as on Note9 and other models.

The edging of this block peels off over time, I carelessly use devices, and therefore eventually the paint comes off. I'm sure it will be the same here. Look how I stripped the edges of Note9.

For comparison, I will give pictures with such devices as Note9, Huawei Mate 20 Pro.

Display

In both models, the screens are the same in technology, resolution, but differ in size - in S10 the diagonal is 6.1 inches, in S10 + it is 6.4 inches. The dual front camera is inscribed into the screen, so where the camera block is, it is always black, the picture is kind of cut out there.

Until you start using the device, it seems that it is terribly inconvenient, annoying and distracting. But you quickly realize that the only negative is that the status bar is shifted to the left, which is unusual.

When watching a video, the strip with the camera is cut off, it turns out that we return to the 18.5:9 geometry, which is convenient (the default with the camera is 19:9). In a word, there are practically no inconveniences, and the absence of a bang is perceived well here, since less space is wasted and the picture on the screen is formed taking into account the cameras hidden behind the glass.

As on previous devices, there are two RGB sensors that are responsible for estimating illumination, front and rear. They adjust the brightness of the picture and tone to the ambient light. The color temperature settings here are slightly redesigned, but the essence remains the same.

In the settings you will see the choice of a color profile, the ability to adjust the color temperature for individual colors, everything is familiar. Among the additional settings there is a high sensitivity mode (working with gloves).

Now we need to dwell on some important points. The screen, as before, is SuperAMOLED, it has a Wide QuadHD resolution (3040x1440 pixels). To optimize power consumption, you can choose other resolutions - 2280x1080 pixels, as well as 1520x720 pixels.

Night mode is implemented differently than on previous devices. Blue light emission has been reduced without the use of an additional filter (by 41% compared to S9), and a Good Night Routine mode has also appeared (in which the phone automatically adjusts to your preferences for reading in bed or watching videos, other content). We'll talk about templates separately, here I'll just mention that they exist.

The color accuracy of the screens is 0.4 JNCD (Just Noticeable Color Difference), which can be considered a kind of record. From myself, I note that the picture is smooth, the animations are excellent, and the screen is very pleasant to use. If on Note9 I really like the responsiveness of the screen, the way it reacts, then this is just a huge leap forward. This has to do with both the display itself and performance. But the most interesting thing about the screen is that it is a dynamic AMOLED, HDR10 support is built into the screen, that is, the tones can change dynamically depending on the content. Supported by Amazon Prime Video, YouTube as well as Netflix. My experience with HDR10+ content is very good, the difference is noticeable, if not always overwhelming. Better with HDR10+ than without it.

Of the pluses, I note that the screen brightness is up to 800 nits, which ensures readability even in the brightest sun. This is 14% brighter than the S9 (the Note9 has a brighter screen, but the difference is not too noticeable).

Of the minuses, I note that, compared with Note9 / S9 +, the number of accidental clicks on the side faces has noticeably increased, they do not happen constantly, but often enough to notice it. In this aspect, ergonomics have deteriorated somewhat.

Battery

The S10 has a 3400 mAh Li-Ion battery, the S10+ has a 4100 mAh battery (the S9/S9+ has 3000 and 3500 mAh batteries respectively). For the first time for Samsung, an adaptive battery load mode has been implemented, this is a bundle of both software and hardware, which in theory provides more battery life. On average, I spent a day of active work under load with 5-6 hours of screen operation and with a large amount of transferred data (about 1.5-2 GB per day).

In terms of operating time, both models look great, and there is an increase in this parameter compared to previous devices, it is clearly visible.

The devices have a power-saving mode, in which you can arrange the operation of smartphones in such a way as to maximize their operating time, it can literally increase significantly.

Fast charging is implemented as usual, the total time spent on charging a smartphone does not exceed 90 minutes. Wireless charging is also fast, this is the second generation (Fast Wireless Charging 2.0). Now you can charge other devices wirelessly, we saw this feature in the Mate 20 Pro, but there it is more of a marketing, it has no practical meaning. In the S10, the same story, if you want to charge another phone, it makes no practical sense. But you can charge wireless headphones or other accessories, such charging is supported here, which is great.

It is interesting that when you charge your smartphone, you can put any device on it to charge it too, that is, you do not need to carry a lot of different wires with you. This is convenient, and so far the models of other companies do not have such an opportunity.

Memory, chipset, performance

The devices use the Exynos 9820 chipset (as an option for the US market Qualcomm Snapdragon 855). This is the best and most productive solution on the market today, the processor is made according to the technological standard of 8 nm. Competing processors are manufactured at 7nm, which seems to give them a virtual advantage. In fact, this is not the case, there is no difference in performance as such. Let's take a look at the synthetic tests, they will show how fast the devices are (currently the tests are only for the top version of the S10+ with 12 GB of memory, later we will expand the review and add tests for other versions).

It's simply impossible to say that the UI has some lags, everything flies, the interface is very smooth and pleasant. Third-party programs also run without delay, and visually everything is perfect in terms of speed.

The basic version of the smartphone is 8/128 GB, the top version in a ceramic case is 12 GB and 1 TB of memory.

Considering that a card up to 512 GB can be installed in the memory card slot, there will simply be no problems with the amount of memory, these are the maximum values ​​that are available to users on the market.

Communications

Support for LTE cat.20 depends on operators, in theory it provides transfer speeds up to 2 Gbps.

Supports USB 3.1 (Type C), Bluetooth 5.0, aptX and other audio codecs in the smartphone.

In terms of wireless interfaces, there are Wi-Fi improvements, new algorithms are used. I like the inclusion of Wi-Fi depending on the geotag, that is, the device itself can remember where you used Wi-Fi, and automatically connect to the network when you, for example, come to work, you do not need to turn it on manually. The Wi-Fi repeater function has not disappeared anywhere, it is in this device.

Among the implementation features of Bluetooth 5.0, I note the possibility of simultaneously connecting two headsets or other sound devices, that is, you can listen to the same music or watch a movie with another person. This is just a great feature that was definitely missing, although few will need it.

Another thing that I liked was the ability to select applications and which connected Bluetooth devices will play sound. That is, you can choose to have the sound from the video player broadcast to an external speaker, and messages to be read only in the headset. Cool? Definitely yes, but it will take time to set everything up for yourself. Or this scenario: you give a phone to a child so that he watches a movie and the sound comes through a wireless speaker or wireless headphones, while you yourself listen to music or a podcast in other wireless headphones. This function works great, and it is very convenient, I tried it in practice several times, I regret that it did not exist several years ago.

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