- 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+
Performance & gaming
Moving on to the performance, the Galaxy S10 series comes with the Exynos 9820 globally except for North America. The Galaxy S10+ specifically has these specs:
- 6.4-inch Dynamic AMOLED display with 3040×1440 pixels in resolution
- Exynos 9820 Octa
- 2x Mongoose M4 @ 2.73GHz
- 2x Cortex-A75 @ 2.31GHz
- 4x Cortex-A55 @ 1.95GHz
- Mali-G76 MP12 GPU
- 12 cores @ 702MHz
- 8GB LPDDR4X RAM
- 128GB UFS 2.1 storage
- 4,100mAh battery
- Android 9.0 with One UI
Samsung’s new chipset sets a new milestone in benchmarks as well – let us show you how it performs when compared to other smartphones.
As we can see here, the Samsung Galaxy S10+ really wrecked its competitors when it comes to most of the benchmarks here. Especially with Antutu, the Exynos 9820 not only passed the 300k mark, but crushed it.
As mentioned earlier, the Galaxy S10+ does have the option to swap to 1080p resolution as well. This will obviously have an effect on the GPU performance, and we did the benchmark as well.
Magically, there isn’t much in terms of performance difference other than 3DMark, especially in the Vulkan benchmark. Other than that, it is within the margin of error.
As for gaming, the Galaxy S10+ can obviously play the latest and greatest games without an issue. We recently reported that Fortnite for Android can run at 60FPS and yes, the Samsung Galaxy S10+ can run it at 60FPS at “high” graphical settings as well. We expect the Galaxy S10e and the Galaxy S10 to run Fortnite at 60FPS without any issues as well.
As for the gaming experience, we do get a lot of questions and memes pointing out that the Galaxy S10+ in particular has the largest screen cutout. But the question remains – how does it affect gaming experience?
Let’s take PUBG Mobile as our candidate here. By default, the cutout does not mess with the game’s UI at all. Samsung made a smart choice to tuck the cutout at the top right corner. Of course, PUBG Mobile gives you the option to rearrange the HUD however you like.
Flipping the phone to change the cutout’s position yields this result. It’s safe to say that the Galaxy S10+’s oblong-shaped cutout will not be an issue. The touch screen still works around the cutout – and that is crucial for other games like Asphalt 9.
The cutout is directly on the back button itself but touching the selfie cameras does indeed work. In a race match though, the cutout does not interfere with gameplay at all.
Honkai Impact 3 has its UI moved inwards to avoid the cutout as well – which is brilliant.
Samsung has updated the Game Center as well. It now has “Dolby Atmos for gaming” as an option.