Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus – Bigger and Better

The Samsung Galaxy S10 plus is the bigger upgrade to the Galaxy S10. It does appear to have the same outward look as her younger pal but they are definitely not equal.

Now that Samsung have decided to adapt the punch hole technique as her newest version of notch avoidance, expect to see this appear on most flagships in Nigeria.



What’s more interesting about the Samsung Galaxy S10 plus is her new On-screen Fingerprint sensor, Wi Fi 6 and HDR 10+. There is also the best display on the Galaxy S10 plus.

The Samsung Galaxy S10 plus is more like a phablet. Just like the Galaxy Note 9, the Samsung Galaxy S10 plus rocks the same screen-size and does feature a vapor chamber cooling system.

Now am beginning to sound like am doing a comparison of both Smartphones but the truth is, you hardly can’t talk about the Samsung Galaxy S10 plus without making reference to the Galaxy Note 9.

Key features

Dimensions: 157.6 x 74.1 x 7.8mm

OS: Android 9.0 Pie.

Display: 6.4-inch infinity-0

Resolution: QHD+

CPU: Octa-core

Chipset: Snapdragon 855

RAM: 8GB/12GB

ROM: 128/512GB/1TB

Battery: 4,100mAh

Rear camera: 16MP + 12MP + 12MP

Front camera: 10MP + 8MP

Weight: 175g

Price & availability

The Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus is very expensive at least for many in Nigeria. It cost  $999 which is equivalent to in Nigeria

The Samsung Galaxy S10 plus is available in Prism White, Prism Black, Prism Blue, Flamingo Pink, Canary Yellow and Prism Green colors to choose from.

Design

Take a Look at the Samsung Galaxy S10 plus, you can easily notice it neatness. At the top and bottom are some tiny bezels with a noticeable small chin at the bottom.

The Samsung Galaxy S10 plus has a body that is made of glass with an aluminum frame in the middle. In front is a laser cut hole camera where the selfie camera sits.

At the rear is a camera bump for the Triple camera. There is also a 3.5mm headphone jack, USB-C port and speaker grill at the bottom. This is something we are not so used to seeing in Nigeria.

It is however very surprising to see Samsung still roll back the headphone jack even when they are bringing a Galaxy buds together with the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus.

Display

The display is the most interesting part of the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus. This is undoubtedly the biggest screen ever seen on the Samsung Galaxy S series.

On the Samsung Galaxy S10 is a 6.4 inch edge to edge infinity-0 display with more pixels around the edges. The display also feature an excellent 93.1% screen to body ratio.

Although the laser-cut hole for the selfie camera can be a little distracting when gaming or watching a movie. There is also the top speaker for better audio sounds.

Also the presence of HDR10+ is a pleasant peak for film lovers. You can watch your favorite National and international movie in Nigeria without sacrificing quality.

Battery

The battery life of a smartphone is very important to most people in Nigeria particularly when the price of the Smartphone in question is expensive.

Thanks God the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus received some upgrade in battery life as compared to what we saw on the Galaxy S9 Plus of last year in Nigeria.

Samsung  even claims the battery on the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus can last for a single day and even take you through to the next day depending on your usage.

The Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus boost a 4100mAh battery that is just enough to satisfy you and also keep your friends satisfied. My friends? What exactly do you mean?

On the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus, there is this new power feature called Wireless PowerShare which appears to be the reverse of wireless charging in Nigeria.

With wireless PowerShare, you can conveniently charger up another Qi compatible smartphone or Galaxy buds by simply placing  either of the two at the back of the Galaxy S10 Plus.

Camera

Samsung way of saying goodbye to Notch was to implement a laser-cut hole at the top right corner of the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus and this is  where the selfie camera sits.

On the laser-cut hole, there are two cameras. A 10MP and 8MP selfie cameras with the later helping in improving depth on portrait shots.

At the rear is a camera bump where the triple cameras are in-house with each having her distinctive role and task to perform but they all work together.

What’s on the Triple Rear Cameras?

On the rear, there is one main 12MP camera with dual f/1.5 – 2.4 aperture and optical image stabilization , one 12MP f/2.4 telephoto with optical image stabilization and one 16MP ultra wide f/2.2 aperture with 123° field of view.

There is also scene optimizer with 10 new class that let the AI to distinguish between two things in order to smooth things up with performance.

 So expect to see better camera shots in Nigeria. The Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus could end up becoming the best camera smartphone of the year.

The Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus now have a better camera feature called HDR10+ which is responsible for better Ultra HDR video recording.

With HDR 10+ the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus can conveniently compete with some digital cameras in the industry. This is absolutely one of the  best picks for YouTubers in Nigeria

Fingerprint

The fingerprint sensor is terrific, this feature is in fact a revolutionary feature in the smartphone world. When others decided to go Optical, Samsung decided to do things differently.

On the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus is a Qualcomm Ultrasonic under the glass fingerprint reader that is supersonic. I actually was expecting to see this feature on the Galaxy S9 of last year.

So thank God the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus now have this tech.

Samsung didn’t just implement the ultrasonic glass fingerprint, they actually took it to another level. One good thing about the ultrasonic fingerprint sensor is that it is faster.

Aside being fast, it works without blinking any light to reading your print, it is by far more secure than the optical fingerprint reader which does appears to be intimidating atimes.

Software & Spec

Am please to say this, the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus is currently the Fastest Android phone on the Globe. It hit a Benchmark score of 11,002.

Even at that, it still stock itself with some reasonable numbers. We are talking about 8GB RAM, 128/512GB ROM. There is also the one of 12GB with 1TB ROM (inbuilt storage) which can be expandable by 500GB.

So you have 1.5TB to play with. You can imagine! I can gladly tell you that the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus is more powerful than most laptop PCs in Nigeria.

Inside the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chip with vapor charming cooling system to accommodate hard-core gaming. So take advantage of the big screen and have fun.

Also available on the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus is the new Wi-Fi 6 which is 4× faster than the traditional one we are used to having. The Samsung Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus are in fact the first set of smartphones to have this feature.

My Thoughts

This is the best big Samsung phone at the moment. If you have been expecting something new from Samsung, this is enough.

This smartphone can compete with top gaming smartphones in Nigeria. It even have some modern tech inside but it comes with a price.

The intriguing feature that I am most interested in the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus is the ability to expand the inbuilt storage by 1.5TB on her variant that has up 12GB RAM.

From my desk, I will say this simple thing – if you can afford the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus in Nigeria, buy it period!

Author: Polycarp Atalor

Am a Blogger, Developer and Tech reviewer. I love helping people solve their purchasing needs with consumer electronics

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