For its tenth Galaxy S, Samsung wanted to hit hard and propose a brand-leading and innovative smartphone. High performance, sublime display, edge-to-edge workmanship, triple photo sensor … the Galaxy S10 has it all. But go beyond these technical features to thoroughly test this smartphone and deliver a complete and detailed notice.
The first Galaxy S was released in June 2010 and would mark the minds of Android users. Nine years and as many generations later, the Samsung Galaxy S10 marks a milestone in the life of the Korean brand with a clear and precise desire for renewal. Successful bet ? Let's take stock of this smartphone that has the heavy mission to raise the number of mobile after two generations a little disappointing in a highly competitive market.
Samsung Galaxy S10
Samsung One UI
3040 x 1440 pixels
Exynos 9820 at 2.7GHz
Graphics Chip (GPU)
Internal memory (flash)
128 GB, 512 GB
Dual 12 Megapixel sensor
5.0 + ADP + aptX + LE
LTE, HSPA, GSM
2100 MHz (B1), 800 MHz (B20), 1800 MHz (B3), 2600 MHz (B7), 700 MHz (B28)
2x nano SIM
Ports (Inputs / Outputs)
149.9 x 70.4 x 7.8 mm
Pink, Yellow, White, Blue, Black, Green
This test was made from two models, one loaned by Samsung and the other purchased by us.
Design: small and refined
After a Galaxy S5 with a very controversial design, Samsung has made a point of honor to offer on each of its smartphones a neat design and standing out from the competition. Between its curved screens and its categorical refusal to follow the trend of the notch on its high-end smartphones, Samsung has managed to offer smartphones that are noticeable at first glance.
With the Galaxy S10, it is still the case. There is a curved screen on the sides and pierced with a small photo sensor in the upper right corner, pushing more and more limits of finesse in terms of borders. They are not equal all around the phone, certainly, but the result is bluffing as the upper edge is thin (2 mm only). At the bottom, it is a little more visible (4 mm), but remains relatively smaller than what is found on the market (it is for example 5 mm on a OnePlus 6T, the difference is slight, but it is the).
With these small borders, Samsung manages to contain a 6.1-inch screen in a template of 149.9 x 70.4 x 7.8 mm, which today can be considered "compact" by some. I must confess that in everyday life, I caught myself naturally sending my thumb searching for items high up on the screen without much hand gymnastics. Such a feat on a slab of this size would never have been possible a few years or even a few months ago.
On the back, we find the glazed effect of previous models with slightly rounded edges to ensure a pleasant grip, and in the center the photo module with the three lenses arranged horizontally, the flash and the heart rate monitor. The latter is a mark of zeal as it is of little use in everyday life, but it does not bother in the least, so we will not spit on it. Note that unlike the Galaxy S9, there is no fingerprint sensor on the back, so it can not be positioned incorrectly. This biometric sensor is now integrated in the screen, but we will come back to it later.
The glass hull on the other hand is certainly the weak point of this design. It lacks an oleophobic coating and the black model we bought is immediately adorned with many fingerprints. This is even more disturbing as the photo module comes out a little and attracts dust, fixed in this gap by the grease. Maniacs abstain. So prefer the white version, on which traces are seen much less.
The other problem with this shell is that it is easily scratched. In less than 24 hours, a rather deep notch was formed on my model while I took care not to put it in the same pocket as other objects (other smartphone, keys, etc.).
Finally, the slices of the phone are aluminum, as on almost all smartphones of the moment. We find the power button on the right, perfectly positioned to fall under the thumb or index (depending on the hand you use), a jack on the bottom side of the USB-C and the grid of speaker, the SIM card tray on top (2 SIM cards or 1 SIM card + 1 microSD) and finally the volume and the Bixby button on the left edge.
Bixby, Bixby, Bixby …. Always this word that has the gift of annoying in this part design since the button dedicated to it falls immediately under the finger when you want to lower the volume of the phone. Again and again the same problem: Samsung could position his assistant higher, but would make interaction with him less natural. It is a commercial choice, but pushes the button to increase the volume much too high on the edge of the device.
It is an infuriating defect to use, but we must admit that the whole is extremely licked, and we can forgive him this misstep.
Screen: the big bluff
The Galaxy S10 is equipped with a QHD + AMOLED panel (3040 x 1440 pixels), but is – as usual – set natively in Full HD + (2280 x 1080 pixels). As said before, it is "pierced", but it does not bother very little in the end. Note however that the hole on the right of the screen is forgotten less quickly than on the Honor View 20 (on which it is positioned on the left) and the space dedicated to it is noticed more quickly on the screenshots.
All in all, this hole remains quite discreet here, more than a notch, even in drop of water. It is also rather rare that it covers an important element on the screen, since most multimedia content (games, videos …) are thought for 16: 9 and therefore display black stripes at this point (it's the case of Netflix for example). And if you zoom into the image so that it covers the entire screen, you already lose a lot of information, so you will not be close to that. On some games designed to adapt to screens more and more elongated, it is possible that this element comes to hide part of the interface.
In use, this hole will have finally been much less annoying to me than the curved edges of the phone, on which I pressed many times without intention, advancing without doing so intentionally in the YouTube video that I watched, or preventing me from scrollering normally my Twitter feed.
It should also be noted that a protective plastic film is affixed natively to the screen to avoid scratching it. If the idea is good, this protection does not perfectly fit the shapes of the phone and does not go down to the bottom of the chassis. Result: When you use gesture navigation, you feel the roughness under your finger, which is quickly unpleasant if you are used to using your smartphone "naked".
In everyday life, the screen is very bright in addition to being very contrasted. Clearly, we remain in the habits of Samsung with a bright OLED that is fun to watch, whatever the conditions, even in bright sunshine with strong reflections. According to DisplayMate, it's even "perfection".
Under our probe, the Samsung Galaxy S10 displays a maximum brightness of 520 cd / m² in "Natural" mode (the default mode). That's more than we measured for the Galaxy S9 and should be more than enough on a daily basis. This is especially so since the OLED makes it possible to climb much higher when it is requested. We have not been able to activate this mode, but DisplayMate has found measurements exceeding 900 cd / m².
The Samsung Galaxy S10 is compatible HDR10 +
The calibration of the screen is however very good with contrasts obviously infinite and a base temperature of around 6520 K (for 6500 K ideally). The colors are perfectly transcribed and we obtain a delta E at 2.3. Viewing angles could be improved, but still excellent for everyday use.
Those who prefer a more flashy screen still can choose the "Vivid" mode in the settings for less faithful but more vibrant colors. It is also possible to customize the color temperature to your liking using three strips (one for each primary color).
Note that the Samsung Galaxy S10 is compatible HDR10 +. Not only does its HDR10 compatibility allow it to be compatible with most HDR content, but the HDR10 + also promises better quality compatible content, which will certainly be widespread in the future.
Performance: it's hot
The Samsung Galaxy S10 launches a new SoC, the Exynos 9820, coupled with 8GB of RAM. This chip is engraved in 8 nm – and not in 7 nm like the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 and Kirin 980 – and is composed of 2 custom high power cores, 2 cores Cortex-A75 "optimized" and 4 cores Cortex-A55 low consumption. A new type of architecture that is 40% less energy intensive than last year.
Samsung Galaxy S10 (FHD +) Xiaomi Mi 9Mate 20 Pro (perf) Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (FHD +)
SoCExynos 9820S855Kirin 980Exynos 9810
AnTuTu 7.x316 966370 355300 614241 932
PCMark 2.07 7818 8389 3375 135
3DMark Slingshot Extreme4 3575 4994 2203 355
3DMark Slingshot Extreme Graphics5 2606 3554 2523 667
3DMark Slingshot Extreme Physics2 7523 7374 1132 584
GFXBench Aztec Vulkan high (onscreen / offscreen) 20/16 FPS23 / 16 FPS14 / 11 FPS14 / 11 FPS
GFXBench Car Chase (onscreen / offscreen) 37/39 FPS36 / 42 FPS27 / 32 FPS26 / 28 FPS
GFXBench Manhattan 3.0 (onscreen / offscreen) 58/86 FPS60 / 101 FPS59 / 78 FPS57 / 75 FPS
Sequential read / write 815/194 MB / s796 / 189 MB / s866 / 195 MB / s822 / 194 MB / s
Random read / write35,5k / 6,3k IOPS37,1k / 37,1k IOPS39,6k / 40k IOPS34,3k / 5,4k IOPS
The numbers are indisputable: performance is up compared to the Exynos 9810 last year, about 30%. And if the graphics performance is better than a Kirin 980, they can not match those of a Snapdragon 855. Similarly, the CPU part does not reach the results of its two competitors.
The heater is a problem on the Galaxy S10
In practice, on the Arena of Valor, the power of the Exynos 9820 and its GPU Mali-G76 MP12 manages to hold a framerate of 60 FPS constant (we will pass on the few falls at 59 FPS in the most intense moments …), and Fortnite is quite playable, even in high mode at 60 FPS. When we go together and it heats a little, it happens however that we end up with big drops framerate, which becomes problematic if you want to do TOP 1 in good conditions. Therefore, it becomes very difficult to consider it as one of the most powerful smartphones while the Mi 9 and Snapdragon 855 have no problem at this level, as well as the Honor View 20 and Kirin 980.
The heater is also a problem on the Galaxy S10. It never heats to the point of becoming hot, but it is very quickly hot and it is felt on its maximum performance. You play ? Hot. Do you take photos or videos? Hot. Do you do a lot of application updates in the background? Hot. You use it while you charge it? Ch …. OK, warm. But it's really surprising that a high-end phone can still heat up in 2019.
In everyday life, you should not really realize the lack of power of the Galaxy S10 knowing that navigation in the interface is fluid, even when several applications are launched in the background. However, it is unfortunate that the theoretical performance is not at the level of what is best, especially for an Epic Games partner phone at launch.
Software: reinvented excellence
The Samsung Galaxy S10 runs Android 9 Pie with the security update of February 1, 2019. We know the policy of Samsung in the field, which updates its smartphones for a long time, even if major updates are spaced out quickly with time. The whole is embellished with the brand new interface of the manufacturer: One UI 1.1.
Everyone obviously has their own idea on the subject, but I personally find that it is one of the best interfaces currently available with OxygenOS. Not only is she well thought out and functional, but she's packed with extra features.
One of the best interfaces currently available
There are now basic elements such as the adjustment of colorimetry, gesture navigation or advanced personalization elements such as setting the size of the grid of the home screen. Samsung, however, goes further with an interface designed from the outset for one-handed use with most of the information on the lower part of the screen.
A multitude of small options make the experience particularly enjoyable, such as managing audio outputs when a headset (or speaker) is connected, night mode, application pop-up display, dual messaging (for two accounts for a single application) or SmartView and SmartThings that easily allow to caste natively its screen or manage its home automation (in part only, since the compatibility is limited to certain brands, forget the management of Philips Hue for example).
All of course is not perfect, like the kind of VPN that can be activated for WiFi which is limited to 250 MB unless you pay a subscription, changing the icons that does not support downloaded packs on the Google Play Store, the application drawer that scrolls horizontally without the possibility to change, or the presence of a number of applications duplicate or unwanted (LinkedIn cuckoo).
One of the coolest additions is perhaps the one that is least emphasized, namely the Bixby Routines. Like what, there is a positive point to say about this assistant. If you already know IFTTT or Tasker, this should give you an idea of the potential of this feature.
Samsung signs master work here with One UI
For those who do not know, Bixby Routines automatically performs certain tasks based on a particular trigger. You can trigger certain actions at a specific time, depending on your geolocation, connected devices (headset, WiFi …), open application, or if you are called. It is possible to mix multiple triggers and decide for example to launch an action when you launch YouTube between 20 hours and 21 hours.
Among the available actions, you can enable or disable settings (airplane mode, Bluetooth, WiFi, NFC …), the volume of the ringtone, the keyboard, an application, the blue light filter, change the font size , the orientation of the screen, its definition, zoom, night mode, launch music, or access a web page.
Finally, if you have no idea of routine to create, Samsung offers a number directly.
Clearly, Samsung signs here a master work with One UI that could well make forget the unglamorous years of TouchWiz.
The Galaxy S10 can be unlocked by password, PIN code, schema, but also fingerprint sensor and facial recognition. Samsung is particularly highlighting its ultrasonic fingerprint sensor contained in the screen. Unfortunately, the technology is still not developed and it happens very often that the finger is not recognized or that it is not left long enough on the sensor. In addition, if the recognition of the sensor itself is fast enough, the unlocking of the phone is long. The animation is particularly slow and it seemed mandatory to go to the developer options to reduce the animations so that it is usable. An operation that few users will do. It's a shame indeed since the sensor actually works even with greasy or wet fingers. When it works
In use, it finally did not bother me particularly since I basically used facial recognition. Very fast and configurable, it makes unlocking almost invisible. Unfortunately, this is only a 2D recognition and some have managed to fool it with a simple photo, even disabling the mode that makes this recognition faster, but less secure.
Of course, everything depends on what you want to protect with this lock as it is rare that a thief has a photograph of you to use to unlock your smartphone …
The biggest improvement of the Galaxy S9 Galaxy S10 is certainly the camera since the generation of 2018 had only one module while that of 2019 on board 3. The main wide angle of 12 megapixels (26 mm, f /1.5 or f / 2.4, 1.4 μm), 12-megapixel (52 mm, f / 2.4, 1 μm) x2 zoom and 16 megapixel ultra-wide angle (12 mm, f / 2.2, 1 μm) . What give the particular Galaxy S10 a very good versatility to adapt to all situations.
In broad daylight, no surprise, Samsung remains a master in the field and its main sensor is a marvel. The dive is better than on a Mate 20 Pro, especially at a great distance, the colors are a garish hair, but not too much, the contrasts are deep and the strong dynamics are brilliantly managed. Even in the backlight it is impossible to miss your photo, except that you may have a small lens flare. The autofocus is fast, but still hard to perfectly fix a moving subject. It is still among the best in the field.
Indoors, the results are good too, in both natural and artificial light. Even when the light is not exceptional and the target is not perfectly still, the Galaxy S10 manages to capture many details. It's not at the level of a Pixel 3, but the result is very good all the same, with above all a surprising restitution of colors. In "macro" mode (the quotation marks are de rigueur knowing that you can not get too close to the subject either), the sharpness is very detailed, which immediately gives a texture palpable clichés.
Until then, there is no big surprise. What is more surprising is the result in low light. Recall on this occasion that the main focus is identical to that already found on the S9 and improvements have been made logicially. The most striking example in my opinion is this photo of bottle cap, taken in a very dark environment (the second photo is there to set the mood).
In dark environments, the sensor does not go out too bad and manages to transcribe the atmosphere with faithful colors and good dynamics. We lose a little in detail, it's worse once again a pixel 3, but clearly very good bill. In the end, the only condition that seems really difficult for the main sensor of this S10 is the very strong dynamics, with a large dark area and a very bright plot.
Zoom and ultra wide angle
The Galaxy S10's doubled focal length and ultra-wide angle provide the camera with a great deal of versatility, allowing you to capture more information, whether you are shooting long distance or very short, without moving. scope. However, these are less bright optics and smaller sensors with smaller photosites. Also, the difference in quality is felt immediately when the conditions are not optimal.
In a dark environment, in one case as in the other, the result is less clear, seems smoother and sluggish. They will therefore rather be used during the day in good conditions. We also note that the treatment on ultra wide-angle photos is less natural and that the colors are more garish.
Compared to the Mate 20 Pro and its x3 and x5 zoom, the Galaxy S10 x2 zoom is obviously less detailed and does not provide as much information. The ultra wide angle on its side tends to distort the elements of the photo. Not only in the corners, but on a large part of the image, which seems quite clear on the picture of the wigs on which the faces seem all distorted and attracted towards the center of the image.
It must be said that the angle is particularly wide and offers many possibilities. It's up to you to use it as you see fit and catch up with post-production distortion as needed.
Samsung's photo application is very simple. A button to invert the camera, a button to change the angle of view, a carousel to change modes (photo, video, portrait …) and some quickly accessible settings such as flash, timer, filters or format. It's quite simple overall and it is also possible to customize the carousel in the settings.
More interestingly, Samsung not only uses its AI to activate a "scene optimizer", as is the case on all current smartphones, but also to make a suggestion of shooting. Raise your device, wait a few seconds and you will see a point symbolizing the best viewing angle and a line for tilting your photo. In many cases, I must admit that the advice given by S10 was relevant.
The Instagram function is also very useful if you are the type to publish all day long in your story. You also enjoy a larger angle (do not ask me why) and a better quality.
The portrait mode, on the other hand, is further back. The bokeh is quite light and the cut is approximate. A strand of hair that exceeds? A spectacle frame that does not stand out enough? Artificial intelligence will not hesitate to "eat" them and make them disappear … in the best case. This is also a shame, since the software is once again at the rendezvous with the ability to choose from four types of backgrounds: the simple blur, the whirlpool, the zoom and the "color point".
Achieving a disappointing result with three sensors while the Pixel 3 works wonders with one is almost a shame.
At the front, the front camera displays 10 megapixels (26 mm, f / 1.9, 1.22 μm). When the light conditions are good or when you activate the flash (screen illuminated in white), the result oscillates between very good and correct, but as soon as the light falls and you do not want to put the flash, all the textures are smoothed and the effect of depth is clearly lost. Samsung has added a "wide-angle" effect for group selfies, but the difference is not nearly as convincing as on Pixel 3.
The Galaxy S10 is capable of shooting in 4K at 60 frames per second. In Full HD, the quality is perfect and the stabilization is really very impressive. Freehand while walking, the video gives the impression of being captured with a stabilizer type gimball. In 4K, the stabilization is slightly less advanced, but it is still very good for this type of aircraft. It also happens that we see a slight moire effect (parallel lines that "blink" and seem to move) that is not present in Full HD.
The sound coming from the side of the person who is filming (facing the screen) is loud and intelligible, but there is a lack of noise attenuation. If you record outside, the wind noise can become annoying and even go to cover part of the voice of the person filmed (facing the back of the smartphone). Depending on the video mode, you can change lenses on the fly while recording.
You can also choose to slow motion (and choose to post-prod the sequence to slow down), for at least 30 seconds (I stopped beyond), or super slow motion for a short time.
In any case, he sets the bar very high even in video where the Pixel 3 had just a few shortcomings, especially in terms of sound.
The best friend of your helmet
Like many smartphones in 2019, the Samsung Galaxy S10 has stereo speakers. The main one on the bottom edge, which is pretty well positioned and I never inadvertently blocked my hand, and the second above the screen, serving both for calls and for multimedia content. And like most bad students in this field, we hear a flagrant difference in volume between the two audio outputs. The call speaker is not up to the principal, which can be a little annoying depending on the content.
The general power is a bit weak, but the whole is homogeneous, and even at full volume the distortion is quite low and we do not notice too much sizzle, which is rather good news. If it is to listen in a quiet environment, it should not be a problem.
As for the sound quality, the bass is not very marked, which is felt especially at full volume, well chiseled treble (with a small distortion on higher frequencies at high volume) and intelligible mediums, but slightly smothered. Overall, if we stay below 80 or 90% of the volume, the quality is good and can adapt to almost all types of sounds, from podcast to metal through jazz. Styles that require a little more bass like rap or electro may be somewhat disappointing naturally, but nothing alarming, especially since it is not the primary use of the speakers and a Equalizer is available in the settings to make up for that a bit.
Note that Samsung offers a Dolby Atmos mode for better spatialization of sound. Mode that can also be activated automatically in game thanks to the Game Launcher, or the launch of an application thanks to Bixby Routines. The volume becomes a little stronger and the spatialization better rendered. Clearly, we win.
Sound is one of its strengths
For those who prefer to listen to headphones, you can choose between the wired (jack or USB-C) and Bluetooth 5 with among others AAC codecs, aptX and LDAC (convenient for better sound reproduction on a headphone Sony WH- 1000xM3 for example). Special mention of the "Adapt Sound" option that adjusts a second equalizer according to your age. If your hearing is not perfect, you have something to find some sensations related to frequencies indistinguishable by your ear. It is subtle, but having a hearing already degraded by many years spent the headphones on the ears, I feel the difference and it is appreciable.
Note also that you can easily manage your Bluetooth accessory (headset, speaker …) to use it only for calls or multimedia. Your headset can connect to both a computer for audio and Galaxy S10 for calls without having to manage multipoint. The kind of feature that shows how much Samsung has tweaked its smartphone to the smallest detail.
In headphones, wired or Bluetooth, the power is impressive and even at maximum volume, the sound is well transcribed (do not try at home, it's really strong). The quality is also excellent with a faithful transcript. Clearly, the sound is one of its strengths, with a superiority of the wired mode.
Networks and connectivity
WiFi 6 (802.11ax), 4G + LTE cat. 20, Bluetooth 5, NFC (with wireless payment via Google Pay or Samsung Pay) … in the idea, the Samsung Galaxy S10 has all the latest technologies available on the market today. The smartphone also offers VoLTE and VoWiFi when available (for HD calls via WiFi and 4G).
In practice, of course, you need the best end-to-end equipment in the chain to really enjoy it. 4G 4G that achieves theoretical speeds of 2 Gb / s for example does not necessarily bring much if your phone is connected to a populated antenna. On my multiple speedtests, I have for example had several between 100 and 150 Mb / s, very traditional scores. Au mieux, je suis tout de même monté à 220 Mb/s, ce qui est assez rare.
Pour ce qui est des appels, je n’ai remarqué aucun problème particulier, tout semblait fonctionner parfaitement, aussi bien en émission qu’en réception avec une bonne atténuation des bruits ambiants et une retranscription claire et fidèle de la voix.
Enfin, le GPS est pour une fois très bon. Coup de chance ? Difficile à dire, mais il est vrai que les boussoles des smartphones Android ont tendance à être infernales pour se repérer lors des trajets à pied, ce qui n’a pas été le cas ici. Ma position est rapidement trouvée, précise, et avec une direction fiable du premier coup. C’est assez rare pour être souligné.
Une autonomie décevante
Le Samsung Galaxy S10 est équipé d’une batterie de 3400 mAh. C’est peu, très peu. Trop peu même. Au quotidien, on sent que la batterie est limite. Elle vous fera tenir la journée, mais pas plus, et si vous souhaitez étendre vos heures d’activité, elle risque de se montrer trop juste. Vous pourrez utiliser votre écran pendant environ 4h30 au cours de la journée, ce qui est loin de ce que proposent des smartphones comme le Mate 20 Pro ou le OnePlus 6T (ne parlons même pas des smartphones plus modestes comme le Redmi Note 5 ou le View 2 Plus).
Il m’est arrivé plusieurs fois d’arriver en fin de journée de travail, vers 19h, avec moins de 20 % de batterie, ce qui est trop juste pour envisager de sortir en soirée et espérer rentrer en utilisant un peu de GPS ou être sûr d’avoir assez de jus pour appeler un service de VTC… Et pour peu que vous lanciez une ou deux parties de Fortnite dans la journée, vous risquez même de devoir rebrancher le smartphone en cours de route. C’est simple, sur la journée où j’ai testé les performances du téléphone (benchmarks et sessions de jeu), il m’a fallu recharger le téléphone deux fois.
Sur notre test automatisé mixte SmartViser, le Galaxy S10 a tenu 9 heures et 52 minutes, soit à peine moins que le Xiaomi Mi Mix 3. Pourtant, sur certaines fonctions comme la prise de photo, la lecture de vidéo ou les jeux, le Galaxy S10 est particulièrement gourmand. L’écran lui-même, même en Full HD+, est d’ailleurs lui-même plutôt gourmand. Au final, les deux smartphones ne donnent donc pas du tout le même ressenti au quotidien.
Pour ce qui est de la recharge, le Galaxy S10 est compatible avec la recharge sans fil et la recharge rapide, mais son bloc secteur fourni dans la boite est de seulement 15 W. Bien que la batterie soit assez petite, n’espérez pas atteindre des records de charge avec si peu de puissance. Comptez donc environ 1h20 pour une recharge complète et un peu moins de 50 % récupérés en 30 minutes. Face à des concurrents comme Oppo, OnePlus ou Huawei, c’est clairement en dessous de ce que l’on peut attendre.
Le Galaxy S10 possède un système de recharge sans fil inversé
Comme le Huawei Mate 20 Pro, le Galaxy S10 possède un système de recharge sans fil inversé. Vous pourrez ainsi recharger vos accessoires avec votre smartphone ou redonner un peu de jus à vos amis en soirée. Cependant, avec la faible autonomie du S10 et la déperdition d’énergie inhérente à la charge sans fil, c’est le genre d’utilisation que vous éviterez très certainement pour ne pas tomber en panne vous-mêmes.
Prix, date de sortie et alternatives du Samsung Galaxy S10
Le Samsung Galaxy S10 est commercialisé à partir du 6 mars 2019 au prix de 909 euros pour le modèle 128 Go et de 1159 euros pour le modèle 512 Go. Il entre en concurrence directe avec les Huawei Mate 20 Pro, Google Pixel 3 XL et Apple iPhone XS. On attend bien sûr de voir ce que va donner la gamme P30 dans les semaines à venir.
Pour ceux qui souhaiteraient moins débourser, on trouve également le Honor View 20 et le Xiaomi Mi 9 qui proposent également quelques éléments similaires à un prix bien plus bas si l’on accepte de faire quelques petites concessions.
Test Samsung Galaxy S10 Le verdict
Le Samsung Galaxy S10 a un design unique avec son écran borderless sans encoche et ses rebords incurvés. Il est vraiment beau et surtout très agréable à utiliser. Il donne l'impression d'avoir un tout petit smartphone en main malgré son écran de plus de 6 pouces, et ses arrondis caressent la paume. Dommage par contre que son dos soit aussi salissant et que le bouton Bixby soit pile à l'endroit où l'on attend le bouton servant à baisser le volume.
Une nouvelle fois, Samsung met la barre très haut avec son écran, à la fois très beau et utilisable dans n'importe quelles conditions. Attention à la fidélité des couleurs sur des angles indirects…
One UI est une interface complète et différente en plus d'être bien pensée et à jour. Samsung a en outre la réputation de tenir ses smartphones longtemps à jour, même si les mises à jour peuvent arriver assez tard.
L'Exynos 9820 est bon, meilleur que le 9810 du S9, mais pour le SoC qui est censé poser les bases pour 2019, il reste décevant. Non seulement il est très en retrait du S855, mais aussi du Kirin 980 en partie. Les performances sont là, mais on s'attendait à mieux.
Il y a mieux aujourd'hui, mais l'appareil photo du Galaxy S10 est vraiment excellente et ses différentes optiques lui donnent une bonne polyvalence, même si le zoom et l'ultra grand-angle sont de moins bonne qualité que le capteur principal.
4h30 d'utilisation d'écran en moyenne sur une journée c'est bien trop peu. Attention aux utilisations gourmandes.
Le Pixel 3 fait mieux en photo. Le Mi 9 est plus puissant. Le Mate 20 Pro est plus autonome.Peut-être. Samsung ne semble plus réussir à se démarquer de sa concurrence dans un domaine en particulier, si ce n'est peut-être son excellente interface logicielle. Et pourtant, le Samsung Galaxy S10 offre une parfaite maîtrise globale et une expérience utilisateur des plus appréciables. Tout est là, à part peut-être une batterie un peu plus grosse, véritable manque de ce Galaxy S10.Design et écran ? Sublimes ! Logiciel ? Parfait ! Photos ? Excellentes ! Son ? Épatant ! Connectivité ? Tout est là ! Alors oui, il est peut-être un peu cher pour valoir son 9/10, mais les prix ont d'ores et déjà commencé à baisser alors qu'il n'est disponible que depuis quelques jours, alors on anticipe un peu sur la note du rapport qualité/prix, parce que la qualité est clairement présente pour cette génération anniversaire… à condition bien sûr de ne pas avoir besoin de sessions trop longues.Un gros 8/10 ou un 9/10, à vous de décider en fonction de l'intérêt que vous portez à l'autonomie.
Design et écran superbes
One UI 😍😍
La qualité photo globale est très bonne
Très bonne partie audio au casque
L'expérience générale est vraiment bonne
(prise jack et microSD)
Arrière salissant et fragile
Bouton Bixby mal placé
L'autonomie n'est pas suffisante
Le mode portrait en retrait par rapport au reste
Chauffe assez vite, les performances max en souffrent
Capteur d'empreintes approximatif