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I thought I wasted money with the ceramic Galaxy S10+, until I dropped it

When my ceramic Galaxy S10+ arrived and I opened it up, I was disappointed. The ceramic model is heavier than the regular one, but that’s not an issue compared to the fact that the ceramic version is considerably smoother at the back and, therefore, more slippery. Since I was always going to use it with a case, I wondered if I should have saved money and gotten the regular S10+ instead. That was until I dropped my ceramic S10+ and it came out of the ordeal unscathed.

Well, it didn’t come out completely undamaged. The drop dented the top left corner of the metal frame ever so slightly and chipped the paint off almost exactly at the opposite end of the metal frame. But that’s about it. Maybe I was lucky, and the fall did take place from just around a two feet height, but when I found the glass on the phone hadn’t cracked on the front or back, I realized that the damage may have been worse with the regular Galaxy S10+. Again, perhaps this was just good luck that the glass didn’t crack, but it made me feel slightly elated that I purchased the ceramic Galaxy S10+.

And the ceramic back is stronger for sure, as the folks over at CNET found in their drop test. Does it warrant putting in extra money, though? Well, if you’re someone who uses their phone with a case, I don’t think the ceramic model is worth it. If you don’t use a case, then the ceramic model may be a good choice. Of course, everyone should be using a Galaxy S10 with a case considering how the phone isn’t very easy to repair and how things like screen replacement will cost a pretty penny, but the ceramic model certainly makes sense for the courageous kind who use a $1,000 phone without protection.

Don’t forget: Samsung is only selling the non-ceramic S10+ with 128GB storage, so case or not, anyone wanting the S10+ with 512GB or 1TB of storage automatically gets the ceramic benefits as well. Have you purchased the ceramic Galaxy S10+? How are you liking it and how much did it cost for you? Sound off in the comments and do check out our Galaxy S10e review and our Galaxy S10+ review if you haven’t already!

  • Model: SM-G975F
  • Dimensions: 74.1 x 157.6 x 7.8mm
  • Display: 6.4"(162.5mm) Super AMOLED
  • CPU: Exynos 9820 Octa
  • Camera: 12 MP.CMOS F2.4 45° Telephoto & 12MP F1.5/F2.4 77° & 16MP F2.2 123° Ultra-wide

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locarno
locarno

If you have money to buy ceramic S10 then you have money to new ceramic S10 or repair it.

locarno
locarno

“and how things like screen replacement will cost a pretty penny”

In this article you gave us fake prices.

JPSMR94
JPSMR94

you could have uploaded photos of the phone

ethantheb
ethantheb

Stop spreading misinformation. This is not how ceramic works. Ceramic is more resistant to scratches than glass, but it’s harder and more brittle – thus LESS shatter-resistant. You just got lucky lol

Biransahin
Biransahin

From 2 feet the normal S10 wouldn’t have cracked either. It’s rated higher than that. You did waste your money, and not having a case on it, even a slim one is very unwise. I learned the lesson myself! Lol. Glad you didn’t get a crack but that dent and paint chip would drive me crazy. 🙂

kungfumax
kungfumax

My s9plus too falled (and i had a cover from Spigen) and got the perfect deadly angle so i cracked the screen -_-

rkmlarsen
rkmlarsen

I think the Galaxy S10+ ceramic is the most slippery phone on the world. I produced a quick video last week of how it will slide across my desk that is not quite level:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOrHLzBLLa0

Before I got a case for it, it slid off a low shelf (about 2 foot high) onto the hard tile floor, but there was thankfully zero damage. I now have it wrapped in Samsung’s nice and simple leather case!

oldeasis
oldeasis

The Only available ceramic glass of S10+ in my country is 1TB. If ever 512GB is available I would choose that instead but I Bought the 128Gb Prism Green S10+ for $589 in my network carrier.

ProdByEchelon
ProdByEchelon

I don’t how people drop phones so easily.

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

I’ve not seen ANY pics of the ceramic version. Can you upload some please! I would have gotten the ceramic version too, if I was upgrading.. Every review unit is the Prism glass versions.. 😒

WP00
WP00

The Ceramic White S10+ looks similar to the Prism White, but it doesn’t have the prism color effect, and the frame is gold instead of silver.

Javid Ashraful
Javid Ashraful

I’m on regular S10+ prism white with zero protection. I never use case that comes with box and also peeled off the pre installed screen protector in second day itself. My previous owned S9+, S8+, Note8 and S7 edge were naked and never dropped

Shauryam
Shauryam

Me Too Never Dropped A Single Phone

pigglett
pigglett

You need to drop it another 2 times just make sure it was not a fluke 😉