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.
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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).
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.
The Galaxy S10e may be the lowest-priced member of the S10 family, but its arguably the most interesting, offering value-for-money unheard of in the Galaxy S range. The international dual-SIM variant of the S10e has been dropping in price, from $600 in April, to $520 in May, and now to $500. If the lack of warranty is a deal-breaker, $550 gets you the US variant from B&H.
The Galaxy S10 is already available in white, black, green, and blue, and even though the phone came out two months ago, it might make a new shiny entrance in a vibrant red coat. Indeed, images leaked showing both the S10 and S10+ in a new color, reportedly named Cardinal Red.
The Galaxy S10 was unveiled a month and a half ago, and we think it's one of the best phones on the market today. One of its drawbacks, though, is its price, which can reach $1,600 for the larger model. Thankfully, there are ways to pay less for Samsung's latest flagship, without having to buy a used or refurbished device. One option is to buy the international version on eBay, which lets you save about 20% on the S10e, S10, and S10+.
Everyone's been talking about the clever wallpapers that are the product of the Galaxy S10's hole-punch front-facing camera setup, but it turns out that the front-facing camera itself is having some issues. In third-party apps, the S10 selfie cam's view is a lot more zoomed in than the camera's actual field-of-view.
Samsung's latest Galaxy S10 series went from pre-order to regular-order today, eliminating the wait associated with picking one up. Sadly, you'll also lose out on pre-order Galaxy Buds freebie. Several existing offers through US carriers have persisted, though, and we've checked the details on the different promotions currently available and compiled them here.
Whenever a major new Android device debuts, Netflix tends to add HD and HDR certification to it. Of course, that's not always the case, but Samsung is too big a name to ignore. The Galaxy S10 phones can now play Netflix video in HDR, and lower-end Galaxy M-series devices and newer Snapdragon chipsets now have HD support.