Samsung’s hardware and software have improved so substantially over the past few years alone that it’s modern products don’t even appear to be made by the same company. Much of the growth that we’ve seen over the past few years has been mostly on the hardware front, and the Galaxy S10 is easily the most beautiful, elegant device Samsung has ever created. Coming in thinner and lighter than previous generations, despite increasing the battery size in substantial ways, the Galaxy S10 represents an incredible fusion of technologies that’s well worth the price, no matter what size you choose.
Coming in four sizes and priced accordingly, the Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10 Plus, and the upcoming Galaxy S10 5G are all powerful, customizable flagship phones that are ready to surprise you with their abilities. Our review below focuses on the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10 Plus, two phones that are the likeliest to be on people’s radar as they upgrade their phones this Spring.
While Samsung has made some amazing advancements in hardware over the years, that’s not truly what makes the Galaxy S10 family stand out from the pack. Instead, the software is the highlight of the Galaxy S10 experience, but maybe not for the reason you initially think. In fact, the best software feature isn’t even one that ships with the phone, rather it’s one you’ll have to download from the Galaxy Apps store after the fact, but as it’s an official free Samsung app, it’s well worth taking a look at before anything else.
Simply put, to get the best experience possible from owning a Galaxy S10, Good Lock should be one of the first apps you download when setting up the device.
Good Lock turns Samsung’s phones into THE most customizable phones on the market, allowing you to change every aspect of the phone’s UI design and colors, navigational aspects, multi-tasking settings and abilities, on-the-fly custom audio changes with a robust equalizer at your fingertips, and plenty more. The Good Lock Family, as Samsung refers to it on its store, is a full suite of tools that will almost certainly cover every niche for users looking to give their phone a unique look and feel.
The OLED display on the Galaxy S10 family is the absolute brightest mobile display on the market, sporting a peak brightness of 1,200 nits. This means you’ll never have trouble seeing this display outside, or in any light for that matter. This also means more dramatic HDR content, as bright points can be brighter than other displays, further enhancing the HDR effect.
Samsung has also opted for a less saturated look for the display out of the box, bucking the trend of using heavily saturated settings since as long as they’ve been making OLEDs. This can always be adjusted in settings, if preferred, but is a welcome change out of the box.
Want to see everything else that we loved about the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10 Plus? Check out our video below, and don’t forget to check out the Bad Review to find out the negative points of the Galaxy S10 family that might ruin your experience.