Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus review

The Galaxy S10 Plus is Samsung’s biggest and best phone at the moment, if you ignore the 5G version that’s coming, and which may be ahead of its time for many.

No, the S10 Plus isn’t as different as a foldable phone, but it’s also not completely unproven. Its moderate changes are why it’s our favorite – there’s newness, but you know what you’re getting here: more pixels spread across a smaller body, a triple-lens camera that captures ultra-wide photos, and a bigger battery. Improvements, but no major surprises.

Wireless PowerShare and the in-screen fingerprint sensor are curve balls you may not have seen before, and both worked well enough in our tests. Samsung’s reverse wireless charging is easier to set up than Huawei’s, and while its ultrasonic behind-the-glass sensor takes getting used to, and isn’t flawless, it’s better than all of the optical sensors out there.

The sticking point for you, of course, may be that price. It’s more expensive than the Galaxy S9 Plus, and that was high to begin with. This is why the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10e exist, but if you’re looking for Samsung’s best, this is it – at least for the time being.

If you want all the flagship features of the Galaxy S10 Plus in a more manageable form factor and slightly cheaper price, the Samsung Galaxy S10 is the answer.

Its smaller 6.1-inch display still packs a QHD+ resolution, although there’s just a single punch-hole camera embedded into it.

You still get the same three rear cameras, Wireless PowerShare feature and in-display fingerprint scanner – plus plenty of power and storage under the hood.

For the first time in a number of years Samsung is offering a more affordable version of its S-Series flagship, and the Galaxy S10e is set to go up against Apple’s third wheel – the iPhone XR.

The S10e packs a 5.8-inch Full HD display, two rear cameras and the same powerful chipset at its larger siblings.

There’s no curved edges to the display however, and the fingerprint scanner is located on the side, rather than under the screen.