When it comes to the design of the device, the S10 Plus is a looker.
Design; Beautifully Crafted
Pretty much every Android flagship has the same look, not the S10 Plus though. The aluminum band that surrounds it is thinner than that of the S9 Plus, and looks just as good. The 93.1% screen-to-body ratio makes the front of this device look even better, with the triple camera set up on the back placed horizontally in the middle of the device to complete a killer look in the back.
While "Prism White" might not look very nice in photos, the colourway looks great in real life and really makes the S10 Plus stand out compared to its android competitors mainly because the fingerprint trail it leaves behind is minimal. On the left side of the device, you get the volume control buttons along with the much-maligned Bixby button, which is honestly easy to confuse for the power button. The good news here is that Samsung finally caved in to pressure and now allows users to remap the dedicated Bixby button to open pretty much whatever app you want. However, in a very anticonsumer move, Samsung actually blacklisted any other assistant apps from being used for this button. So that essentially means that your genius plan to remap the Bixby button to open Google Assistant just isn't going to happen.
Given the dimensions, the device isn't really a one-handed phone and due to the nature of the design with the curvature at the edges and all, I did find myself accidentally opening a bunch of apps here and there but that's either a problem with all curved screens or a problem with me.
I've read some less than favourable reviews about the fingerprint sensor and I have to say, I've not had an issue with it thus far. Even when my thumb was wet, it still managed to unlock the device, so I don't quite understand what all the fuss is about.
THE best thing about the design for me, is at the bottom of the device. The phone famously still comes with a headphone jack, which makes it one of the only flagship smartphones still packing the universally compatible 3.5mm audio port, sparing users from a lifetime of misplaced dongles and the choice between charging and listening to music. There shouldn't be a choice, period. Kudos to Samsung for keeping it real.
Display; One of The Best Phone Displays
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