The Galaxy S10 was, but on Wednesday at the Unpacked event in San Francisco, Samsung made things official by announcing the four new phones: Galaxy S10, S10 Plus, S10 5G and budget S10E. The new phone features a 6.1-inch AMOLED screen with a hole-punch notch called the Galaxy O display. The fingerprint reader has moved from the back to the front and is now built into the display.
The Galaxy S10 with its Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 is — on paper — the most powerful Android phone. But it has to contend with Apple’s iPhone XS and its blazing fast A12 processor, and the Google Pixel 3 which has arguably one of the best still cameras on any phone today and costs $100 less.
Editor’s note, March 13, 2019: Ourand our are both now live. Keep reading for more about the Galaxy S10, S10 E, S10 Plus and Galaxy S10 5G. And here’s more about the Galaxy Fold, Samsung’s first foldable phone.
To see how these phones compare, check out the spec chart below.
Galaxy S10 vs. iPhone XS, Pixel 3 specs
|Samsung Galaxy S10||iPhone XS||Google Pixel 3|
|Display size, resolution||6.1-inch AMOLED; 3,040×1,440-pixels||5.8-inch Super Retina OLED; 2,436×1,125 pixels||5.5-inch “flexible” OLED; 2,280×1,080 pixels|
|Dimensions (Inches)||5.9 x 2.77 x 0.31 in||5.7 x 2.8 x 0.3 in||5.7 x 2.7 x 0.3 in|
|Dimensions (Millimeters)||149.9 x 70.4 x 7.8 mm||143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7 mm||145.6 x 68.2 x 7.9 mm|
|Weight (Ounces, Grams)||5.53 oz.; 157 g||6.2 oz; 177 g||5.2 oz; 148 g|
|Mobile software||Android 9.0 with Samsung One UI||iOS 12||Android 9 Pie|
|Camera||12-megapixel (wide-angle), 16-megapixel (ultra wide-angle), 12-megapixel (telephoto)||Dual 12-megapixel||12.2-megapixel|
|Front-facing camera||10-megapixel||7-megapixel with Face ID||Dual 8-megapixel|
|Processor||Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855||Apple A12 Bionic||Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 (2.5GHz + 1.6GHz octa-core)|
|Storage||128GB, 512GB||64GB, 256GB, 512GB||64GB, 128GB|
|Expandable storage||Up to 512GB||None||None|
|Battery||3,400mAh||Not disclosed, but Apple claims it will last 30 min. longer than iPhone X||2,915 mAh|
|Fingerprint sensor||In-screen||None (Face ID)||Back cover|
|Special features||Wireless PowerShare; hole punch screen notch; water resistant (IP68); Fast Wireless Charging 2.0||Water-resistant (IP68); dual-SIM capabilities (nano-SIM and e-SIM); wireless charging; Face ID; Memoji||IPX8, wireless charging support, Pixel Buds USB-C headphones in the box|
|Price off-contract (USD)||$900||$999 (64GB), $1,149 (256GB), $1,349 (512GB)||$799 (64GB); $899 (128GB)|
|Price (GBP)||£799||£999 (64GB), £1,149 (256GB), £1,349 (512GB)||£739 (64GB); £839 (128GB)|
|Price (AUD)||AU$1,349||AU$1,629 (64GB), AU$1,879 (256GB), AU$2,199 (512GB)||AU$1,199 (64GB); AU$1,349 (128GB)|
CNET may get a commission from retail offers.