Opinion

Galaxy S10 has a dedicated Instagram Mode, but it could be better

I’m an avid Instagram user, so when I first heard that the Samsung Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+ and Galaxy S10e would all feature a dedicated Instagram Mode that will enable users to create Instagram Stories right from the handset’s stock Camera client, I was over the mood. Then, it was revealed that it would also deliver the highest resolution uploads on the market, I was even more ecstatic.

But when my Galaxy S10+ arrived, all the excitement (for that specific feature) went out the window, replaced with sheer disappointment. I was expecting a lot more than the low-resolution Stories that Instagram Mode yields — and it seems I’m not alone. They’re on par with what I was sharing using my Galaxy Note 9 and Galaxy S9+, and still worse than that of the Apple iPhone XS, for comparison.

Related: Galaxy S10+ Review

Don’t get me wrong, having the choice to upload to Instagram Stories from right within the stock Camera client is fantastic, as is having the option to edit them — decorating them with GIFs of Donald Trump and Oprah Winfrey, in my case — without having to open up the application. But the resolution of the images just isn’t up to scratch, and that’s stopping me from using it day in, day out.

Come on, Samsung — sort it out!

Whenever I want to share a snap of my food, I still take to Instagram to share it to Instagram Stories. If Samsung rolled out to fix the resolution of Instagram Mode, though, I wouldn’t have to — and I’m sure there are plenty of customers out there who feel the same. Rest assured, though: I’m doing all I can to make sure the firm’s aware of the issue; I reached out informing it on March 19.

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  • Dimensions: Bar: 149.9 x 70.4 x 7.8 mm
  • Display: 6.1 inch / 162.5 mm Dynamic AMOLED Display
  • CPU: Exynos 9820
  • Camera: 12MP
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  • Dimensions: Bar: 142.2 x 69.9 x 7.9 mm
  • Display: 5.8 inch / 147.32 mm Dynamic AMOLED Display
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  • Camera: 12MP
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  • Dimensions: Bar: 157.6 x 74.1 x 7.8 mm
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  • Camera: 12MP
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