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The new onesSamsung made their debut during an Unpacked event at the end of February and among them we find a Plus version, just like the I had one.
But what are the differences between these two models? Let's see.
Galaxy S9 Plus vs. Galaxy S10 Plus
Galaxy S9 Plus
Galaxy S10 Plus
|6.2 inches (AMOLED)|
Android Pie (One UI)
|2.8GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 (eight cores) / 2.7GHz Samsung Exynos 9810 (eight cores)|
Snapdragon 855 / Exynos 9820
|64GB, 128GB, 256GB (rod according to market)|
128GB, 512GB (ceramic edition) or 1TB (ceramic edition)
S, up to 512GB
|Double 12 megapixel camera with optical image stabilization and double photodiode (double pixel). Wide angle has variable aperture of f / 1.5 and f / 2.4, while the secondary has fixed aperture of f / 2.4|
Triple: 12 megapixels (variable f / 1.5 and f / 2.4) with optical stabilization (77 degrees) + wide angle of 16 megapixels (f / 2.2 of 12 degrees) + 12 megapixel telephoto (f / 2.4 45 degrees) with optical stabilization
|960fps in HD, 240fps in Full HD, 60fps in 4K|
960fps in Full HD, 240fps in Full HD, 60fps in 4K
|8 megapixels of f / 1.7|
Double: 10 megapixels (f / 1.9) + 8 megapixels (to detect depth and with f / 2.2)
8GB or 12GB (ceramic only)
|3,500mAh with quick charge Quick Charge 2.0|
|4G LTE, Bluetooth 5, Wi-Fi 802.11ac (2.4, 5GHz)|
4G LTE, Bluetooth 5, Wi-Fi 6
|S (IP68: up to 2 meters deep for 30 minutes)|
IP68 (up to two meters deep for up to 30 minutes)
|S (bottom of the rear cameras)|
S, on the screen (peak)
|S (Intelligent Scan: activates iris and facial recognition at the same time)|
S (Fast Wireless Charging 2.0 and reversible charging (Wireless PowerShare) to charge other devices
|Double rear camera with optical image stabilization, variable aperture in the main camera, 2X optical zoom, adjustable bokeh effect, Dolby Atmos speaker, water resistance, microSD card slot, USB-C, Google Pay and Samsung Pay, Bixby, iris scanner, curved screen with Edge screen functions, brings headphones optimized by AKG, can be converted into a desktop computer with Samsung DeX Pad and DeX and virtual reality glasses with Gear VR.|
Curved screen, the most advanced S10 without 5G, fingerprint reader on the screen, option of 1TB of storage and 12GB of RAM, three rear cameras and two front for better photos with blurred background, has microSD slot and cardiac rhythm sensor, it is resistant to the water and can charge other devices in the manufacturer (needs more than 30% charge)
Ms screen for the Galaxy S10 Plus
The first change is found abroad, specifically on the screen. Although both models have an AMOLED technology display, theIt has a 6.2-inch screen and the Go up to 6.4 inches.
The aspect ratio of the Galaxy S10 Plus also grows, from 18.5: 9 of the S9 Plus to 19: 9. It is noteworthy that although the screen grows in size, the dimensions are almost the same between the two models, thanks in part to the reduction of the frames on the front by the perforated screen.
And of course, more power
The new S10 change processor, leaving behind the previous versions of Snapdragon and Exynos. Thus, the S10 Plus has the new Exynos 9820 for its European version and the Snapdragon 855 for the rest of the territories.
There are also changes in the memories, where the top configuration of the S10 Plus reaches up to 12GB of RAM and 1TB of internal storage, while the S9 Plus reached only up to 6GB of RAM and 512 of internal storage.
Ms milliamps and reverse load
The autonomous also grows in the S10 Plus with respect to the S9 Plus and not only in amperage, where we find a 4,100mAh battery compared to the 3,500mAh of the S9 Plus, but because the S10 Plus incorporates a reverse charging system that allows us to charge others devices just placing them on their backside.
One more camera
The Galaxy S9 Plus had a dual 12 megapixel camera with a wide-angle lens with variable aperture of f / 1.5 and f / 2.4.
In the case of the S10 Plus, we find a triple camera formed by a 12 megapixel sensor with variable aperture of f / 1.5 and f / 2.4, a wide angle lens with a 16 megapixel sensor and a telephoto lens with a 12 megapixel sensor.
As we see, the improvements on paper are also reflected in the result of the photos.
Is it worth buying the Galaxy S10 Plus instead of the Galaxy S9 Plus?
As we can see, the improvements brought by the S10 Plus are quite a lot, although some things have not changed much, such as the design or the phone software. If we are very demanding, we can buy the S10 Plus and enjoy the improvements it offers, but the changes between models are not so obvious.
Another option is to wait for the launch of the S10 Plus to get an S9 Plus, since it will lower its price considerably below the US $ 999 that the Galaxy S10 Plus costs and approximately be around US $ 500.
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