The Samsung Galaxy S10 range of smartphones is now available in a beautiful Cardinal Red, exclusively via EE. All three Galaxy S10 models are available in the new colour excluding the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G.
There are various plans available, ranging from £59 to £69 per month with upfront costs ranging from £10 to £100.
Samsung Galaxy S10 Cardinal Red is available at EE only for the 128GB model. This is not something specific to the UK carrier, but rather to the colour option itself regardless of market regions and network operators.
It’s impossible to talk about the Galaxy S10 family without first mentioning their displays. Samsung was one of the few that didn’t embrace the traditional centre-mounted display notch fad in 2018. However, Samsung’s answer to the notch is the punch-hole cutout that it calls Infinity-O.
On the Galaxy S10e and Galaxy S10, which have a 5.8-inch (2280×1080) and 6.1-inch (3040×1440) Super AMOLED displays respectively, there’s a single cutout for the selfie camera. The Galaxy S10+ with its 6.4-inch display ups the stakes with a pill-shaped cutout that houses two selfie cameras.
On the Galaxy S10e and Galaxy S10, the selfie camera uses a 10MP f/1.9 sensor. The Galaxy S10+ adds a second 8MP f/2.2 Live Focus, Dual Pixel 4K sensor. Out back, the Galaxy S10e uses a dual-camera setup, which seems rather quaint these days.
There is a 12MP f/1.5 Dual Aperture sensor and 16MP f/2.2 ultra-wide sensor positioned beside an LED flash. The Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10+, on the other hand, go with a triple camera setup. These two devices add a third telephoto camera with 12MP f/2.4 sensor.
All three smartphones are powered by Qualcomm’s new octa-core Snapdragon 855 processor, which is built on the 7-nanometer process node. The Kryo 485 uses a single “prime” core that is clocked at 2.84GHz, which is then coupled with three performance cores clocked slightly lower at 2.42GHz. In addition, there are four efficiency cores clocked at 1.8GHz.
Also onboard is a new Adreno 640 GPU and a fourth-generation AI engine. According to Qualcomm, the Kryo 485 offers a 45 percent performance boost compared to the Snapdragon 845, the Adreno 640 offers a 20 percent performance uplift, while the AI engine offer a 3x performance advantage.
On the connectivity front, the Snapdragon 855 includes support for the new 802.11ax wireless standard, better known as Wi-Fi 6, along with support for the 10Gbps 802.11ay. There’s also an integrated Snapdragon X24 4G LTE modem which can accommodate 2Gbps download speeds.
On the power front, the Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10+ feature 3100 mAh, 3400 mAh, and 4100 mAh batteries respectively. As you might expect, the batteries can be recharged either via the bottom-mounted USB-C port of wirelessly using a Qi-compatible charger (Fast Wireless Charging 2.0 supported).
The added twist with the Galaxy S10 family, however, is that they add reverse wireless charging called Wireless PowerShare.
Wireless PowerShare allows you to use your Galaxy S10 smartphone to wirelessly charge another Qi-compatible smartphone or even the Galaxy Buds earphones. The feature works as long as the host smartphone has at least 30 percent of battery available, and is something we’d like to see incorporated into more devices.