In the global community of smartphones, the Samsung Galaxy S10 series is currently considered to be the best smartphone that any technological enthusiast can ever own. Marking the tenth anniversary as the latest smartphone technology from the Samsung firm, the Galaxy S10 is a great phone, especially for the big screen lovers. Read along to know how much is the Galaxy S10 in Nigeria, among other helpful information.
While still maintains some of the most excellent features from its predecessor Galaxy S9, it boasts of an in-display fingerprint sensor scanner, a triple rear camera, Infinity – O display, among other new outstanding software and hardware features presented in its elegant build. Even though the Samsung Galaxy S10 is still not available in the Nigerian mobile vendor market, its pre-order price for the 128GB model is estimated to be N330,000 while the 512GB model is estimated to cost you N420,000. With such a huge figure, it is evident that the Samsung S10 is quite expensive when compared to other competitor and its previous smartphones. However, we strongly recommend that its futuristic and practical software and hardware is worth every single Naira you intend to spend on it.
Pricing and buying
The latest S10 series has the S10+ as the most expensive of the three models. This results from its advanced features. The S10e goes for the lowest price of these three models. What about S10? We have compiled a list to enable you to compare prices.
- Jumia mall — ₦ 300,000
- Konga.com — ₦ 235,000
- Pointek — ₦ 415,000
- Callus Miller Mobile Store — ₦ 248,000 - ₦334,000
Delivery fees may apply in all the four options. In addition, delivery is done in not more than 3 days. For instance, Pointek is known for fast shipping.
Friday 8th March 2019 marked the Samsung Galaxy S10 release date. The phone comes bearing some of the most significant features for all its users. These act as some of its dominant selling points.
- Spectacular Infinity-O display
- Compact size
- Amazing triple Hole-punch camera for high-quality photos and videos
- Outstanding thin and light glass design
- Unique colours
- Wireless power share capable of charging other Samsung devices
- 3.5 mm headphone jack
- Fingerprint sensor located in-screen
- Compact size for practical hand feel usage
On the other hand, the phone possesses some features and characteristics that are not yet to the expected or competitors standards in comparison to the previous models.
- Battery life is limited to an average performance
- Dissatisfactory fingerprint reader position and experience
- Its low light selfies are quite unsatisfactory compared to the portraits produced by the Samsung GalaxyS10 Plus
- The auto-wide camera does not have an autofocus feature
- Exorbitant hiked prices compared to the previous models
Galaxy S10 specs
- Display: A 6.1 inch "Super Dynamic AMOLED," 1440 x 3040 Pixels (550ppi) that is covered with the protective Corning Gorilla Glass 6
- Dimensions: 149.9 x70.4 x7.8mm
- Weight: 157g
- OS: Android 9 Pie
- Rear camera: 12-megapixel wide angle that equals 77-degrees, + 12 megapixels (45 degrees) telephoto + 16-megapixel ultra wide (1233 degree)
- Front camera/ Selfie camera: 10 megapixels
- Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 and Exynos 9820 depending on the country
- Memory: Internal storage 128GB which is expandable through its micro-SD card to 512GB
- Multimedia: MP4, FM radio, MPEG4, MP3 and WAV+ H.265 video
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi 6, USB – C, Bluetooth 5.0, and A - GPS
- Networks: 2G + 3G + 4G
- RAM: 8GB
- Sensor: Heart Rate, Fingerprint, Proximity, Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope, SpO2, and Barometer
- Colours: Prism Black, Canary Yellow, Prism White, Prism Blue, Flaming Pink, Prism Green
- Battery: Non-removable 3,400mAh Li-ion battery
- Bonus features: Power share reverse charging capability + Wireless charging support
The Samsung GalaxyS10 is all about efficiency as its main theme. Its brilliant design and compact nature align some of the most effective hardware that is sure to convince any Samsung enthusiast to upgrade to this new version. The S10 is a version that does not primarily focus on added technological complexity but maintains and improves on the efficiency, performance, and experience with a similar concept ever since the Galaxy S6. It is, however, bigger with stretched edges compared to previous models.
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As a new phone, Samsung still maintains its feature positioning as a trademark from the past. The S10 still possess its SIM slot adjacent to the microSD card. At the bottom, we have the earphone jack located next to the USB – C port, while the stereo/audio speakers located closer to the bottom compared to the top.
As the leading smartphone, it comes with an Infinity – O Display smart screen with a front and back glass body separated with a thin ceramic frame. The Galaxy S10 is the right size for sufficient holding and usage at only 157g hence large cinematic display at a lightweight. The phone's camera is located on edge to improve the HD photo quality through laser cutting technology.
The phone's Ultrasonic Fingerprint Scanner has been placed on the front unlike the previous which was at the back. Its Dynamic AMOLED brighter screen provides sufficient colour contrast either during the day or night time by filtering the harmful blue light.
The owner gets to choose from the array of backside cover colours that best suits their mood or dress code. These colours range from Prism (white, black, green, blue), Canary Yellow, among others depending on the country. The phone also comes with the best ratings when it comes to water and dust resistance. This is through its IP68 qualification.
With a 6.1 inch "Super Dynamic AMOLED," 1440 x 3040 Pixels, the phone's High – Resolution Infinity – O Display makes the viewing experience real. It is also covered with a protective Corning Gorilla Glass 6 that makes it survive frequent falls only bearing minor cracks on the edges.
The Galaxy S10 provides high-security access through its Ultrasonic Fingerprint Scanner found on the Super AMOLED display. The phone's backside also possesses the triple-lens camera that is worth exploring. You also get to enjoy fast sharing and receiving of files through the Wi-Fi 6 including the HDR10+.
Processor, storage, and performance
With 12GB of RAM, enhanced CPU speeds by 29% and improved GPU speeds by 37% compared to the previous S9, you will enjoy the capable performance speeds that save on the battery. This is good news for game lovers and live streaming. Additionally, the new Samsung S10 comes with hybrid SIM slot hence dual SIM support. This can also hold the 512GB expandable micro SD for adequate storage of photos and videos.
As a big screen smartphone compared to the previous versions, the S10 has an advanced 3,400mAh battery, unlike the previous S9 that had 3,000mAh. The phone's battery is capable of withstanding a full day usage when ranged between moderate to intensive usage. Concerning the charging speed, the S10 displays no difference compared to the previous version and the new competitor versions that are capable of supporting USB – C PD among other higher wattage. However, the phone has an advantage of the Wireless Power Share that charges two times faster than the previous version.
Marking the 10th and latest Samsung model, the Galaxy S10 brings you a taste of the future technology that requires no cables. This is through the wireless power share that enables it to charge various Samsung wearable equipment that ranges from Samsung wireless chargers among other Qi-approved electronics. Unlike Galaxy S9, the wireless charger allows your phone to charge two times faster.
Speaker and call quality
You also get to enjoy quality sound from the 3D Dolby Atoms enhanced stereo speakers for audio while playing media files and clear conversations during calls. Continuous media play and gaming is enhanced through the optimized GPU and its vapour cooling system hence no overheating.
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The Samsung Galaxy S10 applies the Android 9 Pie and the One UI. This is unlike the previous versions that utilized the Experience Launcher and Touch Wiz. The advantage of the UI is making the users experienced simplified, primarily through operating the phone by one hand. The UI software in the S10 is fitted with an enhanced Artificial Intelligence software based on the user's habits. This is through the Bixby that is capable of learning your daily routine and making necessary adjustments on the phones settings or even suggestions concerning your daily activities. The aim is to make your experience as simplified as possible.
Bixby duties range from saving the phones idle applications when the user sleeps unaware, make calls/messages to relevant contacts, provide you with in-depth information based on your daily search and interests, among others. The phone also contains a Neural Processing Unit making it useful in identifying objects or scenes much better than you can for accurate results.
Camera, video, and image quality
Owning a Galaxy S10 phone is similar to owning four HD cameras that perform different functions. The phones are built with three cameras on the rear side that includes 12MP regular Camera, 12MP Optical Zoom camera, and a 16MP Ultra Wide Camera that is sure to capture the entire background as seen (123-degree field). On the front side, you get the 10MP selfie camera with the capability of 2 autofocus. The best thing about the selfie is that it outperforms the other rear lenses. This is given to its 4K UHD with enhanced live focus.
When it comes to videos, the phone enables you to record the best motion videos with no trace of motion sickness. This is through the super steady technology displayed by the Ultra Wide Camera. The footage recorded also appears realistic with the enhanced colour display and contrast effect in day or night. This is enabled by both HDR10+ plus the Dynamic Tone Mapping. Furthermore, you can capture the action by recording slow-motion videos at 960 frames/sec with Scene Optimizer effects for over 30 different subjects.
The Galaxy S10 review
The Samsung S10 has been getting great reviews from different users who have used it. Out of 5 stars, it manages to get four stars. Some of the S10 advantages to users include adequate screen space (not too big or too small), it is thin and light, and long-lasting battery power. Additionally, a new intriguing experience through the phones wireless charging, HD cameras to choose from, adequate phone security protection options such as the fingerprint scanner, and finally plenty of space from the internal 128GB to the expandable micro SD.
On the negative side, some users have complained concerning its design which makes it super slippery, the inbuilt fingerprint scanner is quite a hustle to use, images that are entirely not perfect, the power button is located so high unlike the previous S9, and finally very high prices that are compared to almost be the same level with iPhone.
The Samsung Galaxy S10 is yet another milestone achieved by Samsung across all smartphone markets in the world. The phone's wide-angle cameras have raised the bar for the rest of the competitors with high quality leading screed display. The enhanced battery and both software and hardware are a significant improvement from the last versions.
The in-display fingerprint happens to be the only different feature that has been associated with quite a little difficulty in its usage. With no specific phone being considered as 100% perfect, the Samsung Galaxy S10 takes the first spots as the best smartphone in the world. I would urge all phone enthusiast to buy this phone for a complete life upgrade when it becomes available in Nigeria. For pre-order buying, the Samsung Galaxy S10 price for the 128GB model is estimated to be N330,000 while the 512GB model is estimated to cost you N420,000.
The Samsung Galaxy S10 is the current milestone marking the tenth anniversary of Samsung’s smartphone series. From its hardware, design, software, and upgraded features, it is truly the best smartphone that anyone can ever spend their money on buying.
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