- Analysis by KJ David
Hailed by Samsung as the world's first flagship 5G smartphone, the Galaxy S10 5G promises lag-free gaming, seamless multimedia streaming, and hyperdownloading with its 5G network support , which was the most-advanced mobile network capability as we were reviewing its premium-class pros and cons. Supporting its innovative 5G network reach is Qualcomm's high-octane 7nm Snapdragon 855 eight-core processor , which, with its 2.84GHz single-core main cluster, 2.41GHz triple-core cluster, and 1.78GHz quad-core cluster, made the S10 5G one of the fastest smartphones on the market upon its release. It also boasts a flagship-class 8GB RAM count .
While it packs some premium-class hardware pros, though, the Galaxy S10 5G has its fair share of cons, one of which is its 256GB-only native memory , if only because a few close competitors reach 512GB on that front -- its S10+ sibling even struts around with 1TB's worth of inbuilt storage. Moreover, that setback is aggravated by the fact that this Galaxy S model does not come with a microSD card slot for storage expansion .
The S10 5G's 198g body weight might also be something to watch out for, though it does not sound like that big of a setback, considering that it rocks one of Samsung's largest and most-advanced displays to date, in the form of a 6.7-inch Curved Dynamic AMOLED QHD-1440p screen sitting on a 505ppi pixel density count.
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Looking into the rest of its pros and cons, the S10 5G likely fares well versus some of the best photography-driven smartphones listed here on Phonerated, seeing that it touts an ultra-high-end (as of 2019 Q1) quad camera consisting of a 12-megapixel telephoto cam, a wide-angle dual-aperture cam (also with a 12-megapixel resolution), a 123-degree ultra-wide 16-megapixel cam, and a time-of-flight (TOF) camera, the last one dedicated to 3D imaging. Up front, it features an on-screen (It has no screen notch) dual camera setup that combines a 10-megapixel dual pixel autofocus main lens with a frontal TOF cam.
On power duties is a passable 4500mAh battery enabled for both wired and wireless charging, with NFC, facial recognition, and Dolby Audio joining its specs as well.
All said, the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G calls out to tech junkies eying a flagship phablet that stands near the forefront of smartphone technology.
** This phone is also known as: Samsung S10 5G
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