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.

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Samsung Galaxy S10+ 3DMark benchmark Samsung Galaxy S10+ VRMark benchmark Samsung Galaxy S10+ Geekbench benchmark Samsung Galaxy S10+ Antutu benchmark

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.

Samsung Galaxy S10 Galaxy S10+ resolution setting
We benchmarked in both 1440p and 1080p.

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.

Samsung Galaxy S10+ different resolution 3DMark benchmark Samsung Galaxy S10+ different resolution VRMark benchmarkSamsung Galaxy S10+ different resolution Geekbench benchmark v2Samsung Galaxy S10+ different resolution Antutu benchmark

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.

Gaming

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?

Samsung Galaxy S10+

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.

Samsung Galaxy S10+

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.

Samsung Galaxy S10+

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.

Samsung Galaxy S10+

Honkai Impact 3 has its UI moved inwards to avoid the cutout as well – which is brilliant.

Samsung Galaxy S10 Galaxy S10+ Dolby Atmos for gaming

Samsung has updated the Game Center as well. It now has “Dolby Atmos for gaming” as an option.


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