Samsung announced five new Galaxy phones in February. Three of them, Galaxy S10 ($ 1000 on Amazon) and are already a sale. One, the foldable comes out on April 26th. The last, will sell some time in the summer (Q2, specifically).
In one way, Samsung's lineup is a shame for wealth. Put another, it's a confusion for buyers who want a simple choice. You probably only buy one of these, if you choose a Galaxy phone at all. How to choose?
As a professional reviewer, I am allergic to leaving final assessments before thorough testing is complete. But now that I haveand are currently reviewing Samsung's smallest, cheapest Galaxy S10 phone, (it's ongoing), I've got a feel for who these phones are for.
I have now joined the Galaxy S10 5G and Galaxy S10. And while we're still waiting to touch the Galaxy Fold – we've seen "the" behind layers of glass and in video – I've seen enough a competitor unit, for to decide who to call a collapsible phone.
It is a long line to say that I will try to break down who every new Samsung Galaxy phone is for, but only if you promise you do not understand the final purchase advice and my thoughts may change after reviewing all the phones. Good? Good. You will find a complete specs comparison at the bottom.
Cost : $ 750, £ 669, AU $ 1,199
Screen Size : 5.8 inches
Competition : iPhone XR ($ 750 on Verizon Wireless) OnePlus 6T ($ 645 on Amazon) Galaxy S10
What it is : E is for "Essential". Galaxy S10E is the smallest, cheapest Galaxy S10 with the most basic specifications. You still get the same core and back camera, processor, Android design and design as the larger and more expensive Galaxy S10 phones, but without as much adornment. The fingerprint scanner is in the power switch. The battery is also slightly trimmed back. As you can see in mythis little but powerful phone lives on its promise.
Who it is for : Everyone, but especially those who want a Galaxy S10 for smaller and people who like a smaller phone.
When to buy it :.
Galaxy S10 Plus
Cost : $ 1000, £ 899, AU $ 1,499
Screen Size : 6.4 inches
Competition : iPhone XS Max ) OnePlus 6T, Galaxy S10
What it is : The largest, most priced Galaxy S10 phone with most cameras: three on the back and two on the frontpage. Phenomenal battery life, and 512GB and 1TB options supplied with ceramic base. This is an excellent, all phone with good photography and few compromises. Read my.
Who it is for : People who are looking for a high quality phone and those who like a big screen unit.
When buying :.
Cost : $ 900, £ 799, AU $ 1,349
Screen size : 6.1 inches
Competition : iPhone XS LG G8 ThinQ, Pixel 3 ($ 779 at Walmart) OnePlus 6T, Galaxy S10E, Galaxy S10 Plus
What it is : The grease between S10E and S10 Plus, this is a main scraper for me. For $ 100 more you get more. And for $ 150 less you get almost as much. So why interfere even? My best guess is that the carriers want S10 in their portfolio as a medium sized unit. I haven't reviewed S10 yet, so I can't say if it's worth the money or if you're choosing another S10 phone instead. However, it is likely that this standard S10 will see a lot of seasonal sales and offers, and if you see a good one, it probably won't go wrong to buy it. Read more about.
Who it is for : Still to determine, but probably people who use a campaign or those who greatly prefer size. When buying :.
Galaxy S10 5G
Cost : TBA, but pricier than Galaxy S10 Plus, and will require a 5G service plan
Screen Size : 6.7 inches
Contest : : Each Galaxy S10 Plus
What it is : Samsung's first 5G effort, which theoretically is ready to go when 5G networks come online. It is the largest of all Galaxy S10 phones, with four cameras on the back and two on the front, including a 3D sensor for each side. This is the only S10 that will be able to shoot portrait video (the embedded video shows it in action). I went hands-on with the Galaxy S10 5G here .
Who it is for : Previously 5G adopters. Interested buyers should be aware ofhowever.
When buying the : Summer in the United States
Cost : $ 1,980 for the 4G model; TBA for the 5G version
Screen size : 6.7 inches
Contest : Huawei Mate X, (including ?]
What it is : A collapsible phone that opens in a tablet, with a 4.6-inch outer screen, a 7.3-inch screen and six cameras. Run on Android 9 Pie, the idea is that you put it out for more details. Multitasking comprises up to three live screen areas at a time. I called itI've seen "this year".
Who it is for : Samsung describes Galaxy Fold as a "luxury device". I will add that it is a status purchase for those with cash to burn.
When buying the : It goes on sale on April 26th.
Galaxy S10 and Galaxy Fold specs, compared
Galaxy S10 range
|Samsung Galaxy S10E||Samsung Galaxy S10||Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus||Samsung Galaxy S10 5G||Samsung Galaxy Fold|
|Screen size, resolution||
5.8-inch AMOLED; 2,280×1,080 pixels
6.1 inch AMOLED; 3,040×1,440 pixels
6.4 inch AMOLED; 3,040×1,440 pixels
|6.7 inch AMOLED||4.6-inch Super AMOLED; 7.3-inch QXGA + Dynamic AMOLED|
|Pixel Density||438ppi||550ppi||522ppi||505ppi||N / A|
5.6 x 2.8 x 0.27
5.9 x 2.77 x 0.31
6.20 x 2.92 x 0.31
6.40 x 3.04 x 0.31
|N / A|
142 x 70 x 7.9 mm
149.9 x 70.4 x 7.8 mm
157.6 x 74.1 x 7.8 mm
162.6 x 77.1 x 7.94 mm
|N / A|
|Weight (Ounces, Grams)||
5.3oz .; 150g
5.53 oz; 157 g
6.17 oz .; 175 g
6.98 oz; 198 g
|N / A|
|Mobile software||Android 9.0 with Samsung One UI||Android 9.0 with Samsung One UI||Android 9.0 with Samsung One UI||Android 9.0 with Samsung One UI||Android 9.0 with Samsung One UI|
|Camera||12 megapixels (wide angle), 16 megapixels (ultra wide angle)||12 megapixels (wide angle), 16 megapixels (ultra-angle), 12 megapixels (telephoto)||12 megapixels (wide angle), 16 megapixels (ultra-angle), 12 megapixels (telephoto)||12 megapixels (wide angle), 16 megapixels (ultra-angle), 12 megapixels (telephoto) 3D depth (HQVGA)||12 megapixels (wide angle), 16 megapixels (ultra-angle), 12 megapixels (telephoto)|
|Forward-facing camera||10 megapixels||10 megapixels||10 megapixels, 8 megapixels||10 megapixels, 3D depth (HQVGA)||Two 10-megapixels, 8 megapixel 3D depth|
|Video Recorders||4K||4K||4K||4K||N / A|
|Processor||Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855||Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855||Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855||Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855||Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855|
|Storage||128 GB, 256 GB||128 GB, 512 GB||128 GB, 512 GB, 1 TB||256GB||512GB|
|RAM||6GB, 8GB||8 GB||8GB, 12GB||8 GB||12GB|
|Expandable storage||Up to 512 GB||Up to 512 GB||Up to 512 GB||No||No|
|Battery||3 100 mAh||3,400 mAh||4 100 mAh||4,500 mAh||4.380 mAh|
|Fingerprint sensor||Switches||In screen||In screen||TBA||Switches|
|Connector||USB C||USB C||USB C||USB C||N / A|
|Headphone||Yes||Yes||Yes||TBA||N / A|
|Features||Wireless PowerShare; hole punch screen punch; water resistant (IP68); Fast wireless charging 2.0||Wireless PowerShare; hole punch screen punch; water resistant (IP68); Fast wireless charging 2.0||Wireless PowerShare; hole punch screen punch; water resistant (IP68); Fast wireless charging 2.0||Wireless PowerShare; 3D deep cameras (not for unlocking faces); water resistant (IP68); Fast wireless charging 2.0||Foldable display, wireless charging, fast charging|
|Price outside contract (USD)||$ 750||$ 900||$ 1000||TBA||$ 1980|
|Price (GBP)||£ 669||£ 799||£ 899||TBA||TBA|
|Price (AUD)||AU $ 1199||AU $ 1349||AU $ 1499||TBA||TBA|
Published March 8, 2019 at 9:23 pm PT
Update 10:41 am PT with headline changes
Update, March 10 : Edited the introduction.
Update, March 13 : Added more details about Galaxy S10E.