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  # 2186058 23-Feb-2019 20:41
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My Galaxy watch will also charge with the Samsung wireless duo charger but i agree that it won't charge with the previous generation Samsung wireless fast charger. There is some weird priority charging standard going on.

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  # 2186203 24-Feb-2019 09:50
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IronH:


Or you could just check ........... Gear S3, ...........



Thanks for that.
I thought I had looked there. Obviously a man's look (as my wife would say).

At the moment I am trying to stack up reasons to upgrade from my S8 to the S10.

It is the same physical size (within a mm or so) so is still pocketable.
The fingerprint scanner is back on the front.
Still has a headphone jack.
Can wirelessly charge my Watch.
Has twice as much internal storage.

Is the latest thing (geek cred and all that)

Don't try to take many high quality photos at the moment so the camera(s) isn't what's going to sell me.




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  # 2186452 24-Feb-2019 18:39
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You forgot the biggest feature, it's all screen, sadly with a hole in it for the camera but still, it's the closest to 100% for any phone  released so far.


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  # 2186466 24-Feb-2019 19:24
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landcruiserguy:

 

You forgot the biggest feature, it's all screen, sadly with a hole in it for the camera but still, it's the closest to 100% for any phone  released so far.

 

 

Add to that:

 

- it's faster

 

- more RAM

 

- comes with a newer version of Android, plus one UI from Sammy

 

- the OLED screen is brighter and HDR certified

 

- bigger battery (3,400 v 3,000)


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  # 2186467 24-Feb-2019 19:26
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The S10+ had a bigger battery than the note 9 which is about the most useful feature you can get in a phone. Other than a battery that doesn't explode of course.

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  # 2186490 24-Feb-2019 20:13
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Galaxy S10 International version (Exynos 9820) benchmark results:

 


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  # 2186609 25-Feb-2019 05:54
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Here is the battery test

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QgqinnFGqmQ

 

 

 

I really wished they increased the cable charging speed, these days their fast charging looks dam slow.

 

Sounds like the 5g s10 will be coming with better cable charging (25 watts).


 
 
 
 


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  # 2186651 25-Feb-2019 08:44
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tripp:

Here is the battery test


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QgqinnFGqmQ


 


I really wished they increased the cable charging speed, these days their fast charging looks dam slow.


Sounds like the 5g s10 will be coming with better cable charging (25 watts).



Will the 5G version be released in NZ? And would there be any network for it before the S11?





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  # 2186665 25-Feb-2019 08:55
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IronH:

Galaxy S10 International version (Exynos 9820) benchmark results:




Wow; that iPhone is well out there in front on the tests. I don't suppose it makes a lot of difference in actual normal use though.





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  # 2186682 25-Feb-2019 09:15
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Geektastic:
Wow; that iPhone is well out there in front on the tests. I don't suppose it makes a lot of difference in actual normal use though.


The VW Group diesel emissions figures were pretty impressive too! 😁




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  # 2186689 25-Feb-2019 09:30
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dafman:

landcruiserguy:


You forgot the biggest feature, it's all screen, sadly with a hole in it for the camera but still, it's the closest to 100% for any phone  released so far.



Add to that:


- it's faster


- more RAM


- comes with a newer version of Android, plus one UI from Sammy


- the OLED screen is brighter and HDR certified


- bigger battery (3,400 v 3,000)



All good points, but I'm trying to justify it from a utility perspective. So for I haven't found myself saying, "I wish my phone was faster" (no lag or stutter evident) or it seems to be running out of ram. To me those are just spec sheet numbers.
I was under the impression the S8 was getting Android9/1UI. But that could be sometime between now and never with Samsung's track record on updates. The S10 should be good through to Android 11.
A brighter screen is a bonus but I watch HDR content on my OLED TV.
A bigger battery is always better but I usually end the day with about 50% remaining anyway. Probably due to viewing a lot of things on my watch instead.

It will probably come down to whether I want a shiny new toy or not but it's nice to have some justification 😁.




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  # 2186702 25-Feb-2019 09:48
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Dingbatt:
Geektastic:
Wow; that iPhone is well out there in front on the tests. I don't suppose it makes a lot of difference in actual normal use though.


The VW Group diesel emissions figures were pretty impressive too! 😁


True...but then Apple did not perform the tests, I assume?





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  # 2186709 25-Feb-2019 10:14
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Dingbatt:
dafman:

 

landcruiserguy:

 

You forgot the biggest feature, it's all screen, sadly with a hole in it for the camera but still, it's the closest to 100% for any phone  released so far.

 

 

Add to that:

 

- it's faster

 

- more RAM

 

- comes with a newer version of Android, plus one UI from Sammy

 

- the OLED screen is brighter and HDR certified

 

- bigger battery (3,400 v 3,000)

 



All good points, but I'm trying to justify it from a utility perspective. So for I haven't found myself saying, "I wish my phone was faster" (no lag or stutter evident) or it seems to be running out of ram. To me those are just spec sheet numbers.
I was under the impression the S8 was getting Android9/1UI. But that could be sometime between now and never with Samsung's track record on updates. The S10 should be good through to Android 11.
A brighter screen is a bonus but I watch HDR content on my OLED TV.
A bigger battery is always better but I usually end the day with about 50% remaining anyway. Probably due to viewing a lot of things on my watch instead.

It will probably come down to whether I want a shiny new toy or not but it's nice to have some justification 😁.

 

Fair points - I have the S7, so the upgrade decision is pretty straightforward, whereas with the previous S8 and S9 there wasn't enough in either of these to compel me to upgrade.


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  # 2186951 25-Feb-2019 15:06
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I was looking at a review and came to the conclusion it would have been amazing if they'd just not bothered with front cameras at all.
Personally I'd take the aesthetic improvement over a selfie camera any day.





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  # 2186953 25-Feb-2019 15:23
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Geektastic: I was looking at a review and came to the conclusion it would have been amazing if they'd just not bothered with front cameras at all.
Personally I'd take the aesthetic improvement over a selfie camera any day.

 

(If they didn't include a selfie camera, they wouldn't sell to any millennials).

 

Personally, I much prefer the new punch-hole to a notch or tear drop. And definitely preferable to a pop up selfie camera (like the Oppo Find X) which just an unnecessarily technical malfunction waiting to happen.

 

 


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