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Galaxy S10+ is a better buy than the iPhone XS, says Consumer Reports

The Samsung Galaxy S10+ took pole position in Consumer Reports’ latest smartphone ratings, leapfrogging the Apple iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, as well as the eight-month-old Samsung Galaxy Note 9. The reason for its success? It’s a lot more robust than its competitors, delivers far superior battery life and has an excellent set of cameras — all of which make it a fantastic all-rounder.

“What puts the Galaxy S10+ on top is the exceptional way it performs the basics. It has the longest battery life in our ratings, excellent cameras, and the durability to withstand the physical abuses of daily life,” notes Consumer Reports, adding that it’s the first time Samsung has closed the gap between itself and Apple in the camera department, whose iPhones have long topped the tests.

Galaxy S10+ is a lot more durable than the iPhone XS

Consumer Reports also revealed that the Galaxy S10+ is a lot more durable than its competitors. The handset emerged unscathed after being tossed around a tumbler in a simulation that’s designed to replicate the sort of pressure a device would experience if it were dropped one-hundred times and taking a lengthy dip in a body of fresh water, as part of the evaluator’s water-immersion test.

  • 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

Where is video from this test ?

locarno
locarno

“around a tumbler”

What this mean ?

locarno
locarno

They put S10 inside a cup and then dropeed it ? Wtf ?

SouthwestChipotleSauce
SouthwestChipotleSauce

Washing machine for clothes

locarno
locarno

Where you read that ?

Bobbingalong
Bobbingalong

Hmmm all the tech sites are still pushing apple phones as the best premium phone. Personally think it’s bs and that they have been paid off lol

andyx8
andyx8

I lost interest with these curved glass phones after S8 because of the hard to find good and cheap tempered glass. Then comes this s10 that needs less than 2mm for the ultrasonic fp to work. they should have at least included a rear-mounted fp as second option. We are going back to film protectors that are very hard to apply.

Bobbingalong
Bobbingalong

Use the wet applied protector. Theybhave saved my s8 many times from drops. Very strong and easy to apply

Sleepypandauk
Sleepypandauk

Same, I use the spigen Wet screen protector. Tbh if your getting a phone that’s evaluated close to 1k, then a cheap dollar screen protector isn’t going to do the job. When I upgrade to the S10 plus, investing in a white dome. Glass

kfzhu1229
kfzhu1229

Overall a better phone than XS for any non-apple sheep: yes definitely. It kills the XS in every way
More durable? Not in terms of drop tests. S10+ fares worse than S9+ due to the use of lighter aluminium and much thinner glass.

xhustler
xhustler

As a loyal Samsung fan since the S2, Samsung devices have always topped Apple in most categories. However, Apple’s software offerings are always more polished.

In my opinion it does not really matter how good the rest of the device is if it doesn’t addresses a user’s usage requirements. And we have to admit as much as we love Samsung, they have consistently fallen short in this regard.