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March 4, 2019

Samsung Galaxy S10 vs S10 Plus – How They Differentiate?

Samsung celebrates a decade since the launch of the original Galaxy S phone with an outstanding line up of four new and completely baked smartphones. The Galaxy S series was first seriously overhauled in a couple of years, with impressive new Dynamic AMOLED display systems, impressive camera suite and much more.

With four sensational Galaxy S phones, which one is right for you? Are you looking to buy Samsung Galaxy S10? Is it better to get your hands on Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus or save yourself some money with budget-friendly Samsung Galaxy S10e? Or you are willing to wait a couple of months for the next generation of mobile connectivity in Samsung Galaxy S10 5G? Well, S10e and S10 5G have already been discussed in our previous articles. Today, therefore, we have come up with a comparison of Samsung Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus Australia to show exactly how they differ.

Samsung Galaxy S10 vs S10 Plus Price

This year with the latest Galaxy smartphones, Samsung is matching Apple’s range in terms of prices – that obviously means S10 and S10 Plus both are expensive. The Samsung Galaxy S10 Price in Australia starts from AU$$1699 for 512GB variant and AU$1349 for 128GB variant.

The Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus Price in Australia, on the other hand, starts from AU$1499 for its 128GB variant whereas the 512GB model set users back a whopping AU$1849.

Samsung Galaxy S10 vs S10 Plus Release Date

Both devices Samsung Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus are now available to pre-order from an extensive amount of retailers all over Australia and will officially start landing on stores from March 8th, 2019. We are short on words on when (or if) S10 5G will arrive in Australia. As soon as more details drop, we will have that story updated.

Samsung Galaxy S10 vs S10 Plus Specs Comparison

Samsung Galaxy S10 Specs

  • Dimensions: 149.9 x 70.4 x 7.8 mm
  • Weight: 157 grams
  • Display Size: 6.1-inches Dynamic AMOLED
  • Display Resolution: 1440 x 3040 Pixels (550 PPI)
  • Operating System: Android Pie 9.0
  • Chipset: Exynos 9820 Octa
  • GPU: Mali-G76 MP12
  • Rear Camera: 12MP + 12MP + 16MP (f/1.5-2.4, f/2.4, f/2.2)
  • Front Camera: 10MP (f/1.9)
  • Camera Features: Dual Video Calls, Auto-HDR, and Panorama
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, NFC and micro USB
  • Sensors: On-screen Fingerprint Scanner, Accelerometer, Proximity, Gyro, Barometer, and Compass
  • Battery: 3400mAh
  • Colors: Prism Black, Prism White, Prism Green, Prism Blue, and Flamingo Pink

Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus Specs

  • Dimensions: 157.6 x 74.1 x 7.8 mm
  • Weight: 175 grams
  • Display Size: 6.4-inches Dynamic AMOLED
  • Display Resolution: 1440 x 3040 Pixels (522 PPI)
  • Operating System: Android Pie 9.0
  • Chipset: Exynos 9820 Octa
  • GPU: Mali-G76 MP12
  • Rear Camera: 12MP + 12MP + 16MP (f/1.5-2.4, f/2.4, f/2.2)
  • Front Camera: 10MP + 8MP (f/1.9 + f/2.2)
  • Camera Features: Dual Video Calls, Auto-HDR, and Panorama
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, NFC and micro USB
  • Sensors: On-screen Fingerprint Scanner, Accelerometer, Proximity, Gyro, Barometer, and Compass
  • Battery: 4100mAh
  • Colors: Prism Black, Prism White, Prism Green, Prism Blue, and Flamingo Pink

Samsung Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus Differences

The Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus are identical to a large majority of the daily experience of using your smartphone. So, we are focusing on the few things that distinguish both.

Display

  • Samsung Galaxy S10: 6.1-inches Dynamic AMOLED
  • Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus: 6.4-inches Dynamic AMOLED

The major and biggest driver of your decision to get one over the other in the size and what that biggest size means for battery life and usable screen. The Samsung Galaxy S10 is equipped with 6.1-inches screen and S10 Plus comes with 6.4-inches display with the same pixels resolution. The biggest screen is a bit easier to see and means less scrolling and contents. The bigger panel also offers a better way to use a screen-zoom without losing as much content for those especially having vision issues.

However, a bigger screen means the biggest smartphone. Since the phones have a very big aspect ratio of 19:9, most of that biggest size comes in height instead of width. This Galaxy S10 Plus is 8 mm higher and 3.5 mm larger than the S10 — in each direction, approximately 5%. It might not look much, but the Galaxy S10 Plus is quite big, and you might better handle large phones with a smaller phone if you have trouble handling it.

Battery

  • Samsung Galaxy S10: 3400mAh (Fast Charging 15W)
  • Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus: 4100mAh (Fast Charging 15W)

The additional space allows Samsung to receive the additional battery up to 4100mAh on Galaxy S10 Plus compared to the 3400mAh on the S10. A 20% bump with the same battery capacity and specs can directly lead to an increase in battery longevity of around 20%. This is probably the biggest deciding factor, especially if they tend to be hard on handset batteries. Dealing with the biggest devices may be worth it if it means you don't have to worry about charging as frequently.

Cameras

  • Samsung Galaxy S10: 12MP + 12MP + 16MP Rear & 10MP Front
  • Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus: 12MP + 12MP + 16MP Rear and 10MP + 8MP Front

The secondary front-facing camera of the Galaxy S10 Plus is the only functional difference found on both handsets. This "camera" isn't used for actual photos now, it is instead a specific camera to capture detailed information to enhance selfies and produce clean image fashion effects. With the second camera, the depth of frames can be accurately determined and some (certainly gimmicky) effects applied. This probably won't be much of an issue, especially when you look at the main selfie camera on both phones — that's very good.

Other Components

  • Samsung Galaxy S10 RAM & ROM: 8GB with 128GB/512GB
  • Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus RAM & ROM: 8GB RAM with 128GB/512GB and 12GB with 1TB

Both handsets are loaded with a hefty 8GB of RAM and 128GB/512GB of onboard memory which is a healthy amount (at least for me) that everyone will be happy with. The S10 Plus has an exclusive 1TB storage option for those who don’t really want to be stuck with storage issues. Interestingly, 1TB comes with a gigantic 12GB of RAM.

The Galaxy S10 Plus also has two exclusive models, on the superficial side, with a Ceramic back rather than glass. The Ceramic is available in black or white and is only available if one of the high storage versions is purchased from the model. The Ceramic looks smooth and certainly tougher than the glass model, but when the basic models are well equipped, it's hard to say that it's worth the extra money. However, the Galaxy S10 and the Ceramic can't be brought back together.

Samsung Galaxy S10

Pros

  • Impressive Screen-to-body Ratio
  • Wireless PowerShare Features
  • Super-fast On-screen Fingerprint Scanner

Cons

  • Significant Price Hike
  • Bixby Button Exists
  • Lacks IRIS Scanner

Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus

Pros

  • Outstanding Design
  • Amazing and Spectacular Display
  • A Whopping Battery Life

Cons

  • Selfies in Low-Light are Dull
  • Bright Night Mode isn’t Up
  • Still Hybrid SIM Slot even at Eye-Watering Price

Which One You Should Buy?

The Samsung Galaxy S10 over S10 Plus indeed an excellent choice for many – partially as it is priced AU$1349 as compared to S10 Plus’ AU$1449. For that much money, you will be getting almost the same smartphone without a couple of extreme features and higher optional onboard memory and RAM choices which aren’t normally mandatory. The standard S10 is ideal and fits in hand and has a battery that’s plenty large. The S10 Plus, however, offers just a little more screen, 600mAh extra battery and a higher storage option. If you are a kind of heavy user and wants to stay online all day long, S10 Plus is great – just know for a fact that you’ll be making use of that extra features before you spend extra AU$100.

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