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We compare the Galaxy S10 vs. Galaxy S9 to see what differences there are

Samsung decided to celebrate in 2019, the tenth anniversary of the range Galaxy S in a very special way: with the introduction of a model which accounted for the biggest change of the series in years. The line S10 is surprisingly elegant and came loaded with avant-garde technology. But, what are the aspects that differentiate it from the previous series? We compare the Galaxy S10 vs. Galaxy S9 in all its aspects to tell you about it.

Una persona sostiene el Galax S10 en sus manos. Comparamos el Galaxy S10 vs. Galaxy S9 para conocer sus diferencias.

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy S10
Samsung Galaxy S9
Size 149.9 × 70.4 × 7.8 mm (5.90 × 2.77 × 0.30 inches) 147.6 ft x 68.7 x 8.4 mm (5.81 x 2.70 x 0.33 inches)
Weight 184 grams (5.53 ounces) 163 grams (5.75 ounces)
Screen 6.1-inch Dynamic AMOLED 5.8-inch Super AMOLED display
Resolution 3,040 x 1,440 pixels (551 ppi) 2,960 x 1,440 pixels (570 dpi)
Operating system Android 9.0 Foot Android 9.0 Foot
Storage 128GB, 512GB 64GB, 128GB, 256GB
MicroSD Yes Yes, up to 512GB
Payment services Google Pay, Samsung Pay Google Pay, Samsung Pay
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
RAM 8GB 4GB
Camera Lens triple ultra-wide-angle 16-megapixel camera, a standard 12-megapixel camera with OIS and aperture variable, and telephoto 12 megapixel camera with OIS and 10-megapixel on the front camera. 12MP (with OIS) rear, opening variable, 8MP front
Video 2,160 p at 60 fps, 1,080 p at 240 fps, 720p at 960 fps 2,160 p at 60 fps, 1,080 p at 240 fps, 720p at 960 fps
Bluetooth Bluetooth 5.0 Bluetooth 5.0
Ports USB-C, 3.5 mm audio jack USB-C, 3.5 mm audio jack
Finger Sensor Yes, the inside of the screen Yes, in the back
Water resistance IP68 IP68
Battery 3,400 mAh

Quick charge 2.0

Qi charging wireless

3,000 mAh

Quick charge 2.0

Qi charging wireless

Shop Google Play Store Google Play Store
Networks AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint T-Mobile, AT&T, Verizon, Sprint
Colors Prism Black, Prism White, Prism Blue, Flamingo Pink Midnight Black, Coral, Blue, Lilac Purple
Price $900 $600
Availability Samsung Samsung, Amazon

Performance, battery life and charging

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Almost all models of Android of 2018 had a processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 in its interior, including the Galaxy S9. In 2019, it was the turn of the Snapdragon 855 and the Galaxy S10 was one of the first phones with this chip. Offers improved performance and a series of improvements, including advances in artificial intelligence, better connectivity and camera improvements. Samsung also opted to double the RAM in its flagship: the S10 has a whopping 8 GB.
The improvements do not end there since the S10 is also equipped with a larger battery, increasing by 400mAh over its predecessor. Unfortunately, the speed of load cable has not improved the standard Quick Charge 2.0 Qualcomm, but the wireless charging should be faster with the kit right and the S10 can upload wirelessly to other devices certified by Qi through the function called Wireless PowerShare.

Winner: Samsung Galaxy S10

Screen

Samsung added a screen a little bigger 6.1-inch in-S10, in comparison with the screen of 5.8 inches of S9. It is not only larger, but also with the certification HDR10 +, is very bright, offers accurate colors and emits less blue light. Dynamic AMOLED improves the already amazing Super AMOLED from Samsung and comes with the camera pierced. The screen on the S9 is still one of the best available, but the S10 is superior.

Winner: Samsung Galaxy S10

Design and durability

The S10 came with the major design changes that we’ve seen in recent years in the series Galaxy S. as with past versions, the body is a metal frame covered by a curved glass on both sides. However, now the camera module is horizontal and has two additional lenses. In addition, it has fingerprint sensor on the back, which was transformed into a digital one on the screen.

The front part of the S10 is pretty much a full screen, with bezels, thin and a chamber perforated at the top right. The S9 is still attractive, but clearly its successor offers a feeling futuristic.

In terms of durability, both teams are similar. The two will need liners and come with a water resistance rating of IP68, so it can be submerged in up to 5 feet of water (1.5 meters) for up to 30 minutes without suffering any damage.

Winner: Samsung Galaxy S10

Camera

This is the facet where we find the greatest improvement: the S10 has the same standard lens 12-megapixel with an aperture variable that you will find on the S9, but is now flanked by a lens ultra-wide, 16-megapixel(field-of-view of 123 degrees) and a telephoto lens, 12-megapixel camera (able to do 2x optical zoom lens). The jump of a lens of a camera triple lens means that the camera S10 will be capable of everything the camera S9 could offer and much, much more. If you would like to extend an element distant or expand a landscape, the wide angle lenses and telephoto lenses will help you accomplish this. We also found changes in the frontal part of improving the camera selfie 8-megapixel S9 to the 10-megapixel camera capable of capturing 4K video on the S10.

Winner: Samsung Galaxy S10

Software

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The Samsung Galaxy S10 comes equipped from the factory with Android 9.0 Foot and the user interface One Samsung. The Galaxy S9, recently was updated to the same version of Google’s operating system, so that there are no differences in terms of software.

Samsung gives their teams an added value with its customization options, features, and services. Unfortunately, not all of them are really necessary, which tends to delay the Android updates. Anyway, it is a problem that will face both phones. The Galaxy S10 takes the victory because it will surely be supported by more time with the operating system and you will receive future updates on a priority basis.

Winner: Samsung Galaxy S10

Special features

Both phones offer support for the desktop Samsung by Dex, and support Samsung Pay, Bixby, Gear VR and other services of the house. We highlight in the newest model of the scanner of fingerprints on the screen and the wireless charging to reverse, although it’s also worth noting that the S10 is capable of supporting a connectivity much faster, assuming that the network must support it. Wifi 6 is faster and more secure, and the S10 can reach up to 2.0 Gbps in LTE.
Winner: Samsung Galaxy S10

Price

Having all these improvements on the Galaxy S10 will not will not cheap: the Galaxy S9 started at $720 usd, while the base model of the Galaxy S10 came on the market for $900 dollars, although both can be found at lower prices retail stores.

Final winner

As expected, the Galaxy S10 Samsung did not disappoint. It is more powerful, looks better and has a camera setup that much more versatile. Justify the extra expense for those who want to make the jump, but the Galaxy S9 is still a phone very interesting.
*Updated by Rodrigo Orellana on 18 October 2019.

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