Samsung's software has come a hell of a long way over the years, becoming the only version of Android I consider worth using. The One UI 3 beta, based on Android 11, looks to improve things further in multiple areas across the board, but currently, it's only available on the S20 and Note20 range. However, that's about to change with the company announcing an upcoming beta program for the S10, Note10, Z Flip 5G, and Z Fold 2.
The One UI 2.5 software made its debut a couple of weeks ago alongside the Galaxy Note20, Z Flip 5G, and Tab S7 lineup. It's already made its way to the Galaxy S20, and now it's the older Galaxy S10's turn. The unlocked model in Germany is up first, and it includes a ton of new stuff.
Samsung may have unveiled some fancy new phones yesterday, but that doesn't mean the old ones are any less good. The Galaxy S10+ was released last spring, and now it's on sale for a mere $549.99 at eBay. Samsung still sells the US version for around $850, so this is a solid discount on a device with 8GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, and an in-display fingerprint sensor.
The Galaxy S10 series is still worth buying in 2020, since the phones have most of the features from the S20 (and some the S20 dropped entirely) at lower prices. Now you can get the 1TB version of the S10+ for $899.99, a $400 reduction from the usual price of $1,300. Plus, it's the full US version, not one of the dual-SIM variants with poor LTE support.
The first Galaxy S20 units are already receiving the July security patch in Korea and Europe, but in the US, the slow carrier rollout of the June update continues to arrive on many people's phones. People using a Galaxy S10 device on T-Mobile can look forward to the patch, which is only now starting to roll out to them. Along with the security enhancements, the phones are getting smaller system and performance improvements.
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Samsung began updating its portfolio of smartphones to Android 10 in November last year. Now that most of even its mid-range handsets have received the upgrade to OneUI 2.0, there's now a pretty sizable number of people out there using Android 10 on Galaxy smartphones. But what's actually new in Android 10, and what are the big features? Some may not be obvious, and most require you to actively explore your phone's settings menus to discover. Here are 10 we think are the biggest, most important changes (and how to use them).
The Galaxy S20 series is finally available, but given the $1,000 price for just the base model, it's certainly not a good choice for everyone. For those of you not comfortable with spending that much on a phone, Samsung is keeping the S10 series around, and dropping prices in the process. You can now get the 512GB Galaxy S10 for just $699.99 on Amazon, which is the lowest recorded price yet for this model.
The Galaxy S10 is Samsung's main flagship phone... for a few more months, anyway. It's still one of the best Android devices you can buy at the moment, and now the 512GB variant is at its lowest price yet: $799.99. That's $350 below MSRP
The Galaxy Store began as the black sheep of the Android store family, offering little incentive to use it and existing as almost entirely bloatware. As with most of Samsung's first-party efforts, that's slowly changed over the last few years, with One UI's rollout being extremely well received and One UI 2.0 just around the corner for most. Samsung has brought its flagship store's design up to date with the latest version release, introducing a One UI-themed storefront along with dark mode and a few aesthetic changes that bring it in line with the rest of its apps.
There have been countless sales on Samsung's Galaxy S10 series over the past few months, but those discounts usually came with minor catches. The dual-SIM and international models have been easy to find on sale, but those versions don't support Samsung Pay in the U.S., and they're missing a few 4G/LTE bands commonly used by U.S. carriers. More recently, there were some US models on sale, but now there are even bigger discounts.