Bigger, faster, smarter

By topgear, 20 March 2019

Samsung’s latest flagship smartphone is finally here. And it’s ready to silence its critics. The all-new Samsung Galaxy S10 series enters the local market with two choices --  the S10 and S10+.

Both the S10 and S10+ versions comes with Samsung’s range-topping 8nm Exynos 9820 octa-core processor and the firm’s gorgeous new Quad HD+ Curved Dynamic AMOLED Infinity-O displays that are HDR10+ certified as well. Separating both devices are their different memory specs and, of course, size.

With the Galaxy S10+, Samsung has brimmed it with a massive curved screen up front that measures 6.4 inches diagonally whilst the Galaxy S10 offering gets a slightly smaller – but by no means lesser – 6.1-inch panel instead. The latter also gets a memory spec that’s far from shabby as it packs a 8GB of RAM with a choice of either 128GB or 512GB of internal storage.

The larger Galaxy S10+, on the other hand, benefits with the choice between 8Gb or 12Gb RAM setups instead, as well as the choice between 128GB, 512GB or a whopping 1TB of internal storage.


On top of these come the intelligent performance features that leverage machine learning to improve performance over time. From optimising your battery life, right up to launching your frequently used apps on quickly, both the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10+ stand to be your ideal daily companion.

While on the subject of batteries, you’d be glad to know too that both devices have been endowed with generously large units.


In fact, there’s a 3,400mAh power reserve in the Galaxy S10 whilst the Galaxy S10+ tops that with a larger 4,100mAh unit instead. Additionally, both also boast fast charging, both wired and wireless via USB-C and Fast Wireless Charging 2.0 respectively.

For the avid shutterbug, the icing on the cake perhaps are the powerful cameras brimmed in both devices. In the mix are a 12MP main camera, 2MP telephoto camera with an f/2.4 aperture lens, and a third 16MP ultra-wide angled fixed focus lens.

Supplementing them is an Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS) feature in both 12MP cameras, followed by an advanced video stabilisation feature aptly called Super Steady.

On the front of both, Samsung left no stone unturned by brimming the Galaxy S10 with a single 10MP sensor and an f/1.9 aperture lens with AF capabilities. The Galaxy S10+ has gone further with a dual-camera setup instead, with the second of serving as a secondary “RGB Depth” 8MP camera with an f/2.2, Fixed Focus lens setup.

You can now get your hands on both the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10+ in a variety of vivid colourways via authorised Samsung dealers. Prices are dependant on specifications of course, but things start from RM3,299 for the Galaxy S10 and from RM3,699 for the Galaxy S10+.

By the way, there’s also a far more basic iteration dubbed the Galaxy S10e available. While it makes do with far less than the S10 and S10+, it promises to offer the essential Samsung Galaxy experience at a far more affordable price of just RM2,699. In short, there’s a Samsung Galaxy S10 made for just about everyone.