The good and the bad of the Samsung Galaxy S10 +

The failures in the folding model of the Korean brand overshadow a device that, after having tried it, is called to become a reference in the sector

In the last days

The ias fiasco ’of the Samsung Galaxy Fold has been the absolute protagonist of the firm's news.

  • It is not surprising: its flexible screen took all eyes during the presentation of the new Korean devices, even when its price (close to 2,000 euros) made it suspect that it would remain in a sample of where the shots will go in the future more than in The next sales success.
  • In fact, it outshone the Galaxy S10: a terminal that is called to become a reference in the sector and that we have tested in its S10 + version.

All screen

The new top of Samsung range integrates all the features that we can demand from a high range and some really interesting additional features; all with its lights and shadows.

The component on which everything revolves is a 6.4-inch screen with Dynamic AMOLED technology: an evolution of Super AMOLED panels that adds support for HDR10 + and, therefore, achieves greater contrast and better color management.

Thanks to it (and a set of speakers with clear sound), multimedia playback is excellent, with intense colors, deep blacks, well defined whites …

It has two peculiarities

The first one is that it is perforated to better integrate the two front cameras and avoid the presence of notch.

In the anecdotal aspect, this feature allows you to use fun wallpapers in which, for example, this hole becomes the eyes of Bender, the Futurama robot.

The problem

Esque helps to scratch a few millimeters of screen, when the taskbar appears that advantage is lost, because it covers from the frame to the bottom of the island with the cameras.

And it is something significant, since the interface cannot take advantage of about a centimeter of surface.

The attention is the fingerprint reader

Located under the screen. To recognize users use an ultrasonic digital sensor that reads the three-dimensional contours of the fingerprint and is able to recognize you in thousandths of a second, even with the terminal locked.

It works at first; We have detected that it does not always do it, although not everything is the fault of the sensor: it is necessary to get used to support the finger without pressing.

It is not the only biometric identification system available to the Galaxy S10 +; It also has a very fast facial unlocking system: once it is configured that the screen turns on automatically when you take the terminal (it is an essential requirement that it is active), it is faster than using the fingerprint.

In threes

Let's go to the rear cameras. Three, in this case: a 16 megapixel sensor with ultra wide angle lens, 123 degree field of view and f / 2.2 aperture; a 12-megapixel Dual Pixel sensor with wide-angle lens, dual aperture f / 1.5-2.4 (the mechanical variable aperture system we talked about in the Galaxy S9 + analysis last year) and optical image stabilization; and, finally, a 12 megapixel telephoto and f / 2.4 aperture.

With your combination

The terminal can take photos with bokeh effect, in wide angle, with an optical zoom of two magnifications … In addition, and due to the presence of Artificial Intelligence, an interactive assistant can be used that recommends where to shoot to get the best photo and makes Some adjustments according to the scenario.

In general, the results are similar to those of its predecessor, with great quality in virtually all cases without competing to become the best mobile camera of the year.

With a performance without surprises

It works with Android 9 Pie and a new layer of personalization. It includes very striking functions, such as a technology that allows you to charge other devices wirelessly just by putting them in contact with the S10 + housing.

At first glance it may seem silly, but it is useful when, for example, we run out of battery in wireless headphones. They have to be compatible with the Qi standard, yes …

Speak Spanish

Let's talk about Bixby; Samsung continues to insist that we use its smart assistant, and now is when it really begins to be possible, because it is already available in Spanish.

We can ask you for all kinds of tasks: set alarms, look for doubts on the Internet, ask for cooking recipes … You just need to fine tune the interaction a bit – if you don't use the exact command for a task, it doesn't usually understand you. Finally it is possible to deactivate the side button that starts it.


Samsung Galaxy S10 +

screen Wide Quad HD + Dynamic 6.4 inch 19: 9 Curved glass
Processor Exynos 9820 / Snapdragon 855
RAM 8 GB / 12 GB
Internal memory 128 GB / 512 GB / 1 TB + microSD 512 GB
Rear camera Triple- Ultra wide angle 16 MP -Main 12 MP Variable aperture f / 1.5 – f / 2.4 -Teleo-objective 12 MP OIS f / 2.4 Zoom x 2
Frontal camera Dual -8 MP f / 1.7 -10 MP Dual pixel f / 1.9
Drums and load 4,100 mAh Fast charging and works as a charger (Wireless PowerShare)
Operating system Android 9.0 Pie with Samsung One UI interface
Security Ultrasonic fingerprint reader under screen. 2D facial scan
Dimensions 157.6mm x 74.1mm x 7.8mm
Weight 175 grams
Price 6GB / 128GB € 1,259 8GB / 512GB € 1,609