Samsung Galaxy S10 5G - Full phone specifications

Samsung Galaxy S10 5G - Full phone specifications

The Galaxy S10 5G is the largest, most sophisticated and most expensive smartphone in Samsung's current ranks, aiming not only as "the 5G" but also the best.

Samsung Galaxy S10 5G, which comes in a 4G or 5G version that is identical in size, weight and features, the S10 5G is the cellphone itself. It's bigger, heavier, thicker and has more cameras and sensors on the back and front than the S10 +.

The front is filled with a 6.7-inch QHD + AMOLED screen, which is curved on the side and has a large oval shaped chunk on the top right of the screen for two selfie cameras and a depth sensor.

The screen is really beautiful, as you would expect for a top Samsung: bright, clear and colorful with a good perspective. It's not as bright or smooth as the fantastic 90Hz screen on OnePlus 7 Pro, but it's better than the others.

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The large screen means that the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G is a very large cellphone. With a width of 77.1mm and a height of 162.6mm, the S10 5G compares with 5G rivals such as  iPhone XS Max 4G. But the way the rear is tapered on the side and the relatively light weight of 198g, which reduces competition by 8-10g, makes the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G almost manageable. I can put it in a men's jeans pocket, but the smaller one is the struggle.

The screen hides the Samsung ultrasonic fingerprint scanner to unlock the phone with your thumb on the screen, which works quite well but is not as fast or as accurate as the optical sensor on the Samsung Galaxy S10 or traditional fingerprint sensor.

This phone is waterproof to the international standard IP68, or a depth of up to 1.5 meters in fresh water for 30 minutes. Drop Samsung Galaxy S10 5G in the toilet and you can rinse it afterwards. It also has a headphone socket, which is rare in 2019.

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Samsung Galaxy S10 5G - Full phone specifications
Model name Samsung Galaxy S10 5G
Model Number SM-G977U
Model type Phone
Color Crown Silver, Majestic Black, Royal Gold
Physical Specifications
Dimensions 77.1 x 162.6 x 7.94mm
Weight 198g
IP Rating IP 68 : Totally protected against dust, Protected against the effect of immersion to 1.5m for up to 30 minutes.
Operating System Android 9.0 (Pie)
SIM Single
WiFi Only No
SIM card size Nano-SIM (4FF)
Network 2G, 3G, 4G/LTE, 5G
Technology (Main Display) Super AMOLED
Size (Main Display) 6.7"(170.2mm)
Resolution (Main Display) QHD + 2960x1440
Colour Depth (Main Display) 16M
Pixel Density ~505 PPI
S Pen Support No
Type Exynos 9820 Octa
Clock Speed Dual Core 2.8 GHz & Dual Core 2.4 GHz & Quad Core 1.7GHz
Cores 8 Cores (Octa-Core)
GPU Mali-G76 MP12
RAM Size (GB) 8GB
ROM Size (GB) 512GB
Sensors Accelerometer, Barometer, Ultrasonic Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnatic Sensor, Hall Sensor, Heart Rate Sensor, Proximity Sensor, RGB Light Sensor
Additional features Samsung Pay (MST), Bixby, Samsung Pay (NFC) Stereo Speakers tuned by AKG, Wireless PowerShare
Audio and Video
Video Playing Format MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM
Main Camera Quad
Front Camera Dual
Main Camera - Resolution 12 MP.CMOS F2.4 45° Telephoto & 12MP F1.5/2.4 77° & 16MP F/2.2 123° Ultra-wide & 3D Depth: hQVGA
Rotating Camera No
Front Camera - Resolution MP, CMOS F1.9 80°& 3D Depth: hQVGA
Main Camera - Flash Yes
Front Camera - Flash No
Main Camera - Auto Focus Yes
Front Camera - Auto Focus Yes
ANT+ Yes
USB Version Type C
Location Technology GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo
Headphone Socket 3.5mm Stereo
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (2.4/5GHz), VHT 80 MU-MIMI, 1024QAM
Wi-Fi Direct Yes
DLNA Support No
Bluetooth Version Version 5.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, DI, HFP, HID, HOGP, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP
PC Sync. Samsung Smart Switch
Standard Battery Capacity 4500mAh
Removable No
Fast charging Yes
Super Fast charging No

Samsung Galaxy S10 5G - Full phone specifications

The Galaxy S10 5G has the same processor, memory and storage as most other versions of the Galaxy S10 and therefore does the same thing. In the US this means a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor, but in the UK, Europe and many other regions that means Samsung's Samsung Exynos 9820, as tested here.

This is a phone that feels fast, if not the fastest, and will handle most of what you can throw at it. Augmented reality games and experiences, which are pushed hard with 5G, are smooth but make the phone rather hot.

The Samsung Galaxy S10 5G has the largest battery on the Samsung S10 phone line and lasts the longest at 36 hours between charging. With the screen set to FHD + default resolution and the setting is always active (AOD) turned off, the phone makes it from 7am on the first day to 19:00 on the second day with quite heavy use, especially on 4G with bursts on the new Vodafone 5G network where available in London.

The Samsung Galaxy S10 5G also charges faster than other Samsung phones with the 25W charger included in the package. This reached 90% in an hour, which is still not the fastest charging cellphone but is a significant improvement compared to other Samsung devices. Up to 15W wireless charging with matt Qi charging works well, just as wireless sharing of other charging power from the back of the S10 5G like Samsung Galaxy Buds.

Samsung Galaxy S10 5G's performance is worse than regular S10, but both perform worse than rivals on the same Vodafone network. Photo: Samuel Gibbs / The Guardian

The S10 5G has proven to be great on Vodafone's new 5G network, which is significantly faster than 4G when available, routinely managing download speeds of 200Mbps in areas where Vodafone's 4G network is managed around 20-50Mbps.