Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus Review

Overall View: The Samsung Galaxy is currently one of the better deals for a phone on the market. The 6.4″ screen is gigantic on a phone, displacing the front facing camera. However, we’re happy to have the addition of a triple rear lens. The In Screen fingerprint sensor makes unlocking your device a breeze, giving you more of a feel of the classic touchscreen devices.

The Samsung S10 Plus has everything that you could want out of a smartphone. However it comes at a cost. The S10 Plus has a price tag of $1,299 CDN. For cost conscious consumers, the S10 or S10e give more cost effective options.

Here’s a basic breakdown of the difference between the devices:

Galaxy S10e Galaxy S10 Galaxy S10+
Black, Blue, White Black, Blue, White Black, Blue, White
Ceramic Black, Ceramic White
Screen size 5.8″6.1″6.4″
Display TypeFlatEdgeEdge
Fingerprint SensorCapacitive (side)Ultrasonic (On-Screen) Ultrasonic (On-Screen)
Rear Camera Wide-Angle Camera
Ultra Wide Camera
Wide-Angle Camera
Ultra Wide Camera
Telephoto Camera
Wide-Angle Camera
Ultra Wide Camera
Battery Capacity3100 mAh3400 mAh4100 mAh

The S10 Plus has a 6.4″ screen, reminiscent of a small tablet. The pixels on the phone stretch from the top speaker down to bottom curve of the phone. The screen is massive. It is by far one of the best looking smart phones that are currently on the market. Samsung also has introduced a fingerprint sensor built into the front screen.

In our tests, the sensor gave the phone more of a classic 1st generation unlock feel while utilizing current technology.


The phone has a new triple lens setup that allows it to take normal, telephoto and ultra wide photos. The ultra wide lens is excellent as it allows you to see more of what’s in front of you without needing to step back. While there are better tested cameras that are available on smart phones, the S10 Plus has some incredible potential.

12.3MP Main Camera

The lens allows you to capture vibrant photos even in high and low light scenarios. However the quality isn’t always consistent.

If you’re looking for a camera that can truly capture great low light images it would be best to look at a DSLR or Mirrorless camera as an option.

16MP Ultra Wide Camera

This incredible camera does something thatGoogle phones can’t, capturing a 123-degree field of view in the Ultra Wide mode. This lens works incredibly well for those times that you need to take a photo of someone or something and aren’t able to move back further from the subject. Using a wide lens does give the photos a fish eyed effect, however that’s easily cleaned up with the use of Photoshop or other photo editing software.


The 6.4-inch Super AMOLED display on the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus makes this the biggest S phone screen to date. It’s larger than the S9 Plus but matches the size of the Note 9. It’s also much better than the two. Samsung has used a new Infinity-O Display that gets rid of the notch and has a laser cutout for the front facing camera.

Full HD+ is the default resolution, while a menu in the phone gives you ability to QHD+ which will give the phone superior contrast and color. With the size of the screen and the higher resolution, there will be a noticeable difference in quality than what you’re used to when playing games or watching movies.

Fingerprint Sensor

New in the Samsung S10 Plus is a fingerprint sensor built right into the screen. A simple press of the screen and the sensor takes a 3D print of your fingerprint. It does require a bit of pressure to unlock, however in our tests it was quick to become familiar with the pressure required.

If you’ve become accustomed to face unlock, you’ll still be able to use that as an option while you’re setting up the phone or through your phone settings.

Overall Impression

If you haven’t upgraded your phone in a number of years than the Samsung S10 Plus may be the phone for you. With the Samsung S11 slated to be announced shortly, barring any major announcements, the S10 Plus may be the best phone to choose from once Samsung has moved to clear out their existing inventory.

Whether you have the S9 or newer, it’ll be worth it to hang onto your device at least until the next phone is announced!