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Galaxy S10 Plus Review: The Ultimate Android Phone Is Here

The Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus is not a radical reinvention of the smartphone. But Samsung’s new flagship is not lacking in innovation or ambition.

The S10 Plus is the world’s first phone with an ultrasonic fingerprint sensor built into Samsung’s new 6.4-inch Infinity-O display, and it’s also the first Galaxy S phone with five cameras, including an ultra-wide shooter on the back. The phone also shoots better-looking pictures in the dark, thanks to a Bright Night mode.

With Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 855 processor under the hood, this is the fastest Android yet. I also like the PowerShares feature that lets you use the back of the S10 Plus to wirelessly charge other phones and gadgets–and the epic 12.5 hours of battery life.

Galaxy S10 Plus Cheat Sheet: What You Need to Know

  • The in-display ultrasonic fingerprint sensor works well provided you press and hold your finger on the screen briefly instead of a quick tap. But it can be hacked.
  • The S10 Plus’ 4,100 mAh battery lasted an epic 12 hours and 35 minutes on our web surfing test, beating every major flagship phone in the last year.
  • The Infinity-O display looks great, but the two punch holes for the front cameras can be distracting. You can hide them if you want. Wireless PowerShare lets you charge other phones using the back of the S10 Plus and Galaxy Buds.
  • This is the fastest Android phone yet, thanks to the Snapdragon 855 processor.
  • The new ultra-wide camera produces impressive results, but the Pixel 3 offers better image quality in low light.

VERDICT

The Galaxy S10 Plus is one of the best phones money can buy, with fast performance, an ultrasonic fingerprint sensor, improved cameras, and extra-long battery life.

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