To start with, the surface area of the s10+ is smaller than that of the Galaxy Note 8 but the S10+ screen size is a bit bigger, see figure below:
Left: S10+, Right: Note 8Thanks to the infinity display design that Samsung came up with. The hole for the front camera has not been a bother to me at all. In fact, the software did make some adjustment to the screen to nullify the hole effect. If you pull down the status bar, you will see the status starts below the hole, for example, the setting wheel will appear below the camera hole on the screen. I am a bike rider and I have a small pocket on my jersey to store the phone, so I can listen to music. This S10+ makes it a lot easier for me to slide the phone in the pocket that the Note 8.
The second notable point is battery life. I must say for a heavy user like I am, this is the first smartphone that truly lasts me for all day. Most other phones I would call it a 2 pm or 3 pm phone. For this Galaxy S10+ BY 2PM, I still have something like 50% of juice on the pack.
The third WOW factor is the camera, not just the number of cameras but the quality of the image and the software improvement is awesome. The camera will deserve a lot of blogs as I am a camera freak. One thing Samsung has improved a great deal on this camera is the Live Focus mode. It is easy to take a Line Focus (Portrait) mode photo now. On my Note 8, the camera took a little bit longer to have Live Focus ready and there are several scenarios where Live Focus was not possible. Whereas on this S10+ I have not come across a scene that I could not take a Live Focus photo yet.
It has been a fun two weeks so far, and I must say several my friends have been the envy with me…
Enjoy & Bye for now.
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