Samsung Galaxy S10: 6-months Review


Samsung phones in the past were criticized for their performance in the long run. And it was really so. After six months or so, either the battery didn’t last as long or the phone would slow down for no apparent reason. Is it the same for the Galaxy S10? Well, let’s find out!

Does the Galaxy S10 Lag or slow down after 6-months of use?

Nope, it doesn’t. It has been a surprising experience. Instead of slowing down or showing ‘its age’, the Galaxy Note 9 seems to have gotten faster. If nothing, the Galaxy S10 feels as fast as it was when I bought 6-months ago.

Samsung has been pushing a lot of software updates who all have contributed to making the S10 faster than when it initially launched. Funny, isn’t it?

The update has brought a significant number of changes in the S10 and most of the update features are good.

And even a few weeks ago, Samsung had pushed a software update which enhanced the security of the phone. Recently, the phone also received a software update for improvements in the camera. Sure, the update doesn’t dramatically improve the image quality, but it does make the photos look even better.

How is the Battery Life on the Galaxy S10 after 6-months of use?

Sure, six months of use isn’t much. And it’s a short time to really tell how the battery is doing.

So far, battery life has been good. I did notice that the battery drained a little faster after the “Camera update” a few months ago. But it’s so minimal I wouldn’t even say it’s noticeable for most.

I am not sure whether it was the update or the battery itself that caused the faster battery drain. But with the 3400mAh battery, the phone still easily lasts for a day. Period.

Should you upgrade your S10 for the Galaxy Note 10/10+?

galaxy-note-10-10-plus-aura-glow-nepal-priceIf I were you, I wouldn’t even think about upgrading from the S10. Sure, the phone is six months old. But there’s nothing in the market that really wows! The new Note 10 and Note 10+ are better but are barely so.

The S10 is still fast for anything you do on a phone. And there are no apps that require more than the Exynos chip that the S10 already has. And the 8GB of RAM is plentiful too.

The cameras on the S10 are great too. With the triple camera setup on the rear, I doubt you need anything more. Samsung Galaxy always has been good and this one is no different.

If you aren’t extremely wealthy and have all the money in the world, I would suggest you hold off a new phone for a year or so. The S10 is still really fast and performs better than most of the phones on the market.

Samsung Galaxy S10: Worth to buy after a 6-months in Nepal?

In my books, yes!+ as well. The phone is extremely similar to the Galaxy Note 10 and the Note 10+. The only thing you will miss out on is the S-Pen experience. Apart from that, there’s barely anything that is better on the Note 10+. And, yes, I know that the Note 10+ has a large 4300mAh battery but trust me, the smaller 3400mAh battery on the S10 will get you through a day.

As of now, you can get the S10 easily for under Rs. 90,000 and for that price, you will certainly love the phone.

So, yes, I recommend the Galaxy S10 even after 6 months of use. In Nepalese second-hand market, you can get the phone for as low as Rs. 65,000. You can look into that route as well. If you get a phone with IMS warranty and which is in a well-shape, you can decide to get it as well.


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