On the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus meet many features: Cheap but not counting. The models with 512 GB and 1 TB storage capacity are well over 1,000 euros in price. Fortunately, the smart smartphone is now also available with 128 GB and a slightly friendlier price tag. We present the small version in hand-on and show you how to get the most out of the storage capacity.

The Galaxy S10 Plus has no groundbreaking innovations and yet it feels completely new and fresh when you pick it up for the first time. The rounded display and the high-quality ceramic back ensure a great feel. The now familiar side elements with volume rocker and Bixby button on one side and start button on the other side of the case can be operated intuitively. There is nothing to fold or flip, but there is no danger of the smartphone falling apart after just one day.

On the back Samsung has installed a triple camera, while at the front a dual-selfie camera is found, the camera recess sits freely in the display. A levitating “notch”, so to speak – that’s new. As a complete package, the Galaxy S10 Plus is probably the most rounded smartphone that Samsung has ever built. Everything is perfectly coordinated. It starts when you log in: The invisible fingerprint sensor or the face recognition quickly unlock the screen. Then everything goes, but really everything, super fast and buttery soft. From app launch to games to social media or streaming – the lush hardware (Exyno’s Octa-Core processor and 8GB of RAM) in the Galaxy S10 Plus makes it easy to do everything.

Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus impresses at second glance

The 6.4-inch OLED display defaults to 2,280 x 1,080 pixels. If QHD + is activated in the settings, the resolution will increase to a maximum of 3,040 x 1,440 pixels. Which attitude one uses, is ultimately a matter of taste, because with the naked eye can be fixed first no difference. Only those who zooms about in photos or videos will get a little more detail with QHD +. However, the larger resolution is likely to put even more pressure on the battery.

Either way, the display achieves enormous contrast and turns out unusually bright. Outdoors, everything is still visible even in direct sunlight. The color presentation of the OLED display is also terrific and has a vivid and lifelike effect on all content. Speaking of “floating Notch”: Especially in the video presentation of notch but then a bit disturbing. It’s possible that you’ll get used to it after a while, but the concept of the Galaxy S10 Plus is definitely not the end of wisdom.

Cameras via cameras

However, the dual front camera ensures that you can also create selfies with the popular background blur (bokeh effect). Instagram fans have already come to know and appreciate the effect. The 10-megapixel wide-angle and the second 8-megapixel lens work great together and create consistent images that can be generated either by automatic or via various photo modes. Also great and unusual: The Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus makes not only the main, but also the front camera videos in 4k resolution.

In the main camera of the Galaxy S10, Samsung relies on a trio of wide-angle, ultra-wide-angle (123 degrees) and tele-zoom lenses with dual optical magnification. So you can cover pretty much all motives from the party snapshot to the holiday panorama. The optical image stabilizer ensures that the images do not blur even when using the additional tenfold digital zoom. Since the aperture of the Galaxy S10 adjusts automatically, the camera takes very good pictures in almost all lighting conditions. Only when it gets really dark, does the gritty appear in the photos, just as it is known from all other Android smartphones.

Galaxy S10 Plus with 128 GB: SD card for memory hungry

In terms of equipment, the Samsung Galaxy delivers all the standards, plus dual-SIM (Nano-SIM), a USB Type-C port with fast charging, a jack for headphones and of course a memory card slot with which the internal memory can be extended. The memory of the version with 128 GB can be easily extended. The battery is sufficiently large and can load via Wireless PowerShare also other devices by induction. The Samsung Galaxy will ship with Android 9.0 and should get in the next few years, one or the other software update.

The question remains how the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus differs from his brothers Samsung Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10e? Once, of course, through the display size, because while the S10 Plus comes up with a 6.4-inch diagonal, comes the Galaxy S10 with a slightly smaller 6.1-inch form factor. At 5.8 inches, the S10e is indeed the smallest Galaxy in the league, in comparison to other smartphones but still quite large.

There is also a difference in the color choices of the case: If the Galaxy S10 is available in Prism White, Prism Black, Prism Green and Prism Blue, the S10 Plus is also available in Ceramic White and Ceramic Black. The S10e is also available in Canary Yellow. All three Galaxy set in Europe on Exynos 9820 processors with Octa core. However, the S10e is only equipped with a simple front and main camera. Although the Samsung Galaxy S10 has the triple camera on board, but also only the simple front camera. All in all, all three Galaxy S10 top smartphones, but the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus trumps by the large screen and the great camera equipment but then again something on. No doubt, once you have it in your hand, you do not want to give it away anymore.

More memory even without SD card

By the way: Those who are afraid that the 128 GB storage capacity of the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus will not be enough for him, can provide more space without an extra memory card. This can delete many preinstalled apps if you have no use for them. But beware: some apps can only be deactivated, but no storage capacity is available. Unnecessary data heaps in caches and duplicate data can be deleted via “Apps> Settings> Storage> Clean Now”.

Outsourcing photos and videos to the cloud is also an effective way for more free storage. In the case of the Samsung Galaxy, this takes over the app “Google Photos” – Google provides Android users with unlimited storage space for photos and videos. The function is activated in the app via “Settings> Save and synchronize”. Then the app can delete photos saved in the cloud from the smartphone. This frees up valuable storage space. Attention: The free space is only for photos! Documents and other data sent to the cloud via “Google Drive” are subject to a 15 GB limit. If you need more space, then you have to pay monthly from 1.99 euros for 100 GB.