- 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+
Battery & Charger
Then comes the battery life. We first tested the Galaxy S10+’s relatively massive 4,100mAh with other smartphones at 1440p resolution. It yielded about 12.05 hours in our battery life test, which is actually really good considering the performance that it offers.
When we downscaled the resolution to 1080p, we saw an increase in battery life – which is a surprise to no one. What caught me off guard is that the battery life did not differ a lot – scoring in at 12.73 hours on 1080p.
The explanation behind this is that the Galaxy S10+’s Dynamic AMOLED. Samsung claims that the new Dynamic AMOLED technology uses new OLED materials, which also lowers the power consumption.
As for the charger, the Galaxy S10 series still retains the few-year old Adaptive Fast Charging technology, which has a 9V @ 1.67A output. What we think is that Samsung wants to preserve the battery longevity by limiting the current pumped to the phone. It does take a longer time to charge, but the Galaxy S10+ can last a full day’s worth of usage anyway.
As for the specific time taken to charge the Galaxy S10+, here is our graph.
Using the Adaptive Fast Charger, it took about 30 minutes to reach 50% battery charge and a total of around 51 minutes to reach 75% battery.
If we used a 5V 2A charger (or disable fast charging via settings), the Galaxy S10+ takes around 41 minutes to reach 50% battery and a total of around 72 minutes to reach 75% battery charge.
Speaking of which, the Galaxy S10 series of phones has reverse wireless charging as well. Not particularly a great way to charge your friend’s smartphone but it works – and there is no finicking with cables as well.
Like what was mentioned, the reverse wireless charging speed will be affected by the separation distance and what is in between the two devices.