The best the Android market has to offer.
Samsung’s hardware, display, features and specs all match or exceed Apple’s, but that may not be enough to overcome the iPhone ecosystem lock-in.
If any Android phone can pull countless iPhone users away from Apple, it’s the Galaxy S10+. It has uncommon hardware, an astonishing display, and piles of features that cover what Apple can do and so much more. The software is more overwhelming, but ultimately increasingly capable too. Those wavering on the fence could lean toward Samsung after using this phone.
- Larger, industry-leading display
- Fingerprint sensor
- Excellent battery life
- Headphone jack and SD card slot
- Duplicate apps and bloatware
- Low-light camera quality can’t keep up
Apple plays catch-up really well.
Apple matches what Samsung can offer in everything but specs and raw number of features — but offers the huge benefit of Apple’s ecosystem and an incredible camera system.
Apple’s phones are keeping pace with the top-end Android phones today. Whether that means this is actually a “Pro” device doesn’t really matter — the 11 Pro does just about everything the Android competition does, and has the huge draw of still offering access to Apple’s software, apps and services ecosystem.
- Triple camera has promise
- Exceptional face unlock
- Simpler software experience
- Access to Apple’s ecosystem of apps and services
- Limited software customization
- No headphone jack
What’s the contrast between the Galaxy S10+ and iPhone 11 Pro?
|Galaxy S10+||iPhone 11 Pro|
|Operating system||Android 9 Pie|
One UI 1.1
or Samsung Exynos 9820
|Rear camera 1||12MP, OIS, f/1.5 or f/2.4||12MP, OIS, f/1.8|
|Rear camera 2||12MP, OIS, f/2.4||12MP, OIS, f/2.0|
|Rear camera 3||16MP, f/2.2||12MP, f/2.4|
|Front camera 1||10MP, f/1.9, af||12MP, f/2.2, af|
|Front camera 2||8MP, f/2.2, af||n/a|
3.5mm headphone jack
|Battery||4100 mAh||3190 mAh|
Fast Wireless Charging 2.0 (12W)
|Security||Ultrasonic fingerprint sensor|
|Dimensions||157.6 x 74.1 x 7.4 mm|
175 g (Ceramic: 198 g)
|144 x 71.4 x 8.1 mm|