- Page 1: Introduction
- Page 2: Design
- Page 3: Connectivity & ports
- Page 4: Display
- Page 5: Cameras
- Page 6: Software - Android 9.0 Pie with Samsung One UI
- Page 7: Performance & gaming
- Page 8: Battery & Charger
- Page 9: Wrapping up the Samsung Galaxy S10+
The Samsung Galaxy S10 series of smartphones are the first to use Samsung’s new Dynamic AMOLED display – and the big difference compared to its predecessor is HDR10+. These are also the first phones in the market to have HDR10+ support on a smartphone.
Samsung really puts an emphasis on the HDR10+ this time as the Galaxy S10 series of smartphones can also record HDR10+ video. More on that later.
Samsung also boasts that the Dynamic AMOLED covers 100% of the DCI-P3 color space. That means you can enjoy perfect color reproduction on whatever content that you are enjoying on the Galaxy S10 series of phones.
The Samsung Galaxy S10+ comes with a 6.4-inch Dynamic AMOLED display with 3040×1080 pixels in resolution and has this cutout that Samsung is calling “Infinity O”. The Galaxy S10+’s screen size is as big as the Galaxy Note9, by the way.
Samsung has reduced the number of screen modes to just two – natural (default) or vivid. This is once again, in stark contrast to what was found on its predecessors that has 4 different modes.
The first thing many of our readers pointed out is the oblong-shaped cutout is way too big. Actually, I passively ignored that cutout pretty quickly, just like when I used the HONOR View20. Like it never existed. It is definitely easier to ignore the hole than a big notch at the center of the phone.
Samsung did have a trick to make the cutout look smaller – and that is by shifting the notification panel down a little more. Still, not a big deal since it does not disrupt my usage at all. I can still drag the notification bar down by swiping through the cutout too – which means gaming is not an issue as well as there are no dead zones.
Samsung gives you the option to hide the cutout for specific apps or hide the cutout entirely as well. For me, I’ll just go full screen for all my apps since the cutout does not bother me at all.