This is the Samsung S10 which was launched in 2019 we will look into the details is it worth it or not?
The Samsung Galaxy S10 is an S series flagship phone. As it was launched in 2019 it is now discounted and can buy in used condition. Hopefully, a used phone can provide better value for money when compared to the latest phones.
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Samsung S10 Price in India
Well, I have already discussed that this phone can only be bought in used condition only. The launch price of the Samsung S10 was around Rs 66,900. And now it cost around Rs 20,000 depending on device condition and configurations. You can buy through your local shops or online websites.
|Display||6.1-inch Dynamic AMOLED, QHD+|
|Rear Cameras||Triple: 12 MP (wide) + 12 MP (telephoto) + 16 MP (ultrawide)|
|Front Camera||10 MP|
|Video Recording||Up to 4K @ 60fps|
Still Beast Design
All begin with the design which is the strongest point of the S10 in 2023. A typical Samsung S series is made up of aluminum and glass with a simple and minimalistic design.
It has a glass back with the stunning design of a triple camera setup in a horizontal bump. I just missing the minimalistic design from 2019. Nowadays, phones are becoming less minimal due to the increased size of camera sensors.
This phone comes with a curve display of course this is a flagship feature. It has aluminum frames with a power button, volume up and down. Although, S10 has a decent design with flagship features like a glass back, an IP68 rating, an Ultrasonic fingerprint sensor, etc.
Performance and Software Support
As for the processing power, we have Qualcomm Snapdragon 885. This processor is absolutely powerful in this price range. This can easily handle your daily driver apps and system access, and you can play almost every game. You will not play some games at the highest settings but it is capable of gaming.
It is packed with 8GB of RAM and 128GB inbuilt storage that can be expanded up to 512GB through a micro SD card. You might suffer with no support of 5G only support in the S10 Plus 5G variant.
This phone was the first Samsung phone which come out with the OneUI. Samsung has promised 3 years of updates and 4 years of security updates. Now, currently running on Android 12 and it will not receive any software updates.
Battery Life of Samsung S10
The battery department is pretty average from today’s aspect. It has a 3400 mAh battery with 15W charging and 15W wireless charging. Yes, battery capacity and charging speed are not so good from today’s aspect. You will usually get an average of 8 hours of screen time on normal usage.
The Samsung S10 has still a flagship display with a 6.1inches Dynamic AMOLED. The resolution of this panel is by 1440 x 3040 (1440P) display. Also, it supports HDR 10 and 1200 nits of brightness. This was the first phone which came out to support HDR 10.
These specs of display are insane from a 2023 perspective remember it was launched in 2019. One thing you will suffer from is the 60HZ refresh rate display. Nowadays, 120HZ is becoming standard to have in mid-range phones but with OneUI optimization, it feels like balanced animations.
Many people only see the specs of the display but these specs totally depend on panel quality. As you know that Samsung manufactures displays for itself and Apple iPhones. Its panel quality is absolutely sharp and the detailing are pop out with the QHD+ resolution. One thing is that you can switch between 720P to 1080P to 1440P resolution.
Samsung S10 Camera
The most important and valuable component of the phone is its camera. This features a triple camera setup with a 12MP main, 12MP Telescope, and 16MP Ultra Wide. It captures Instagram-ready photos even compared to the same price range phones.
The mid-range phones have obviously the latest sensors and hardware configuration so that they capture more details. But S10 is not far from the latest mid-range phones. The S10 still captures better ultra-wide photos and don’t forget the dedicated telescope sensor.
For video recording, it records 4k 60FPS with HDR10 capabilities. Still, most of the mid-range phones are caped locked at 1080P 60FPS or 4K 30FPS. The front camera is of 10MP which also captures good selfies and it is capable of 4k 60FPS.
The main advantage of buying old flagship in 2023, it provides better value than the same price phone. Also, it is always preferred that it’s better to go for a newer one. But nowadays, same-price phones don’t provide better value and the flagship phones are over budget. So if you want to use a flagship phone at a budget price then it becomes the best option to go for used phones.
The Samsung S10 has an amazing 1440P display, better cameras from 2019, and of course performance. Also, it has an elegant design and solid built quality with a compact size and lightweight.
Some of the negative points such as battery life on heavy use, 60HZ panel, and no software updates.
Yes, Samsung S10 is still worth buying in 2023.