Whether you’re looking to replace a cracked screen, damaged charging port, or any other issue with your Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus, finding the best repair centre in Sydney CBD is essential. After all, you don’t want to risk further damage to your phone by entrusting it to an inexperienced technician. Here are some tips on how to find the best repair service for your Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus in Sydney CBD.
1. Consider Your Options
First and foremost, consider your options before deciding on a repair centre. Depending on where you live in Sydney CBD, you may have access to a variety of options – from independent shops offering repairs at competitive prices to authorised repair centres such as Samsung Service Centres or mobile phone retailers that specialise in repairing Samsung devices. Before making a decision, make sure that you compare prices and ask about warranty information and customer service policies at each option.
2. Check Reviews
Once you’ve narrowed down your choices based on cost and services offered, it’s time to check reviews from previous customers. Reviews will give you an idea of how reliable and knowledgeable technicians are at the various repair centres as well as how well they treat their customers. If there are too few reviews for a particular shop or if the reviews are not particularly positive then it may be best to look elsewhere for repairs for your Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus.
When selecting a repair centre for your Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus, it is important that they use genuine parts when making repairs or replacements so that you get the most out of your device after it has been repaired or replaced. Ask potential repair centres what kind of parts they use before committing to any work – this will ensure that if anything else goes wrong with your device after the initial repairs have been made then they can quickly provide replacements with genuine parts so that there is no extended disruption caused by faulty components being used during repairs or replacements.
4. Get Quotes
It can be helpful to get quotes from different repair centres so that you can compare costs before choosing who will carry out any necessary work on your device – this way you can make sure that you’re getting the most cost-effective solution without compromising on quality of service or components used in any repairs or replacements needed for your Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus .
5 . Get Advice
Ultimately , it’s important to choose a reputable repair centre who can provide advice and assistance throughout the entire process , from diagnosing problems with initial inspections through recommendations for fixing them up . If possible , speak directly with technicians who will be working on repairing your phone so that you can get an idea of their level of expertise and trustworthiness before committing yourself financially .
Following these steps should help ensure that not only do find reliable technicians who know their way around repairing smartphones but also make sure that any work done won’t put further strain on already damaged parts while also providing cost-effective solutions which don’t leave gaping holes in one’s wallet either!
Splashing your cash on a high-end, premium smartphone such as Samsung’s Galaxy S10+ is probably not an everyday occurrence, indeed, like most of us you’ll probably be aiming to get a couple of years usage out of the phone before upgrading again. With its all-glass design, large Infinity-O display with its punch-hole (that you can customize) that houses the two selfie cameras, the Galaxy S10+ isn’t going to be cheap to repair, so you’ll probably want to slap a case on it to keep it in pristine condition for as long as possible unless you have money to burn.
Samsung LED View Cover Case
Kicking the list off is Samsung with its LED View case that features built-in LED lights that show the clock and notifications as well as the ability to store a bank card in the internal slot. The dot matrix design allows for customizable notification designs while the case itself offers front and back protection for your Galaxy S10+. Available in Black, Green, or White, the LED View case can be ordered from Amazon for $59.92.
X-Doria’s Defense Shield case combines hard polycarbonate, flexible TPU, and anodized aluminum to provide military-grade drop protection (exceeding MIL-STD-810G) while the transparent rear panel ensures your choice color is displayed to all and sundry. The phone’s display is protected on flat surfaces by the raised lip and there is an integrated sound channel that amplifies the bottom speaker, redirecting sound to the front of the case. You can grab X-Doria’s Defense Shield Case from Amazon in Red or Irridescent for $29.95.
One of the arguments you hear against using a case is that it hides the design of the phone, but Speck’s GemShell Clear case you can show off your Galaxy S10+ to one and all while ensuring it’s protected against life’s knocks. The hard polycarbonate outer layer protects against scratches while the soft TPU inner absorbs the shock creat from drops and bumps. The GemShell case meets Mil-STD-810G drop-test standards and the raised bezel protects the display when the phone is laid face-down on flat surfaces. The Speck GemShell Clear case costs $27.60 from Amazon.
If you want your phone case to store your cash and bank cards, Ringke’s Wallet Case could be the case your Galaxy S10+ needs. It’s exterior is made from Premium PU Leather while the inner mount is constructed from flexible TPU material. You can store 2 cards in each of the three card slots and an internal side pocket where you can store bank notes, receipts, or even more cards. The case also has a built-in kickstand so you can enjoy hands-free viewing of your favorite content, and there is all-around protection for your phone. Available from Amazon for $12.99, you can get the Ringke Wallet Case in Navy Blue & Brown or Black & Red.
Adding some glitz to the Galaxy S10+ is OtterBox’s Symmetry Clear series of cases that features a pocket-friendly design with wraparound colors and more importantly, polycarbonate and TPU outer and inner layers of protection against bumps and scratches. The raised lip protects the display when it’s laid on a flat surface, and OtterBox offers a limited lifetime warranty on the case. The OtterBox Symmetry Clear case can be ordered from Amazon for $33.81 in the following designs – Aspen Gleam, Black, Clear, Gradient Energy, Ivy Meadow, Love Triangle, Stardust, and Tonic Violet.
The Design Armor case from SQMCase features a 360-degree rotating ring that brings extra grip and the option to be used as a built-in kickstand. The transparent rear panel is scratch-resistant while the bumper is made of TPU and guards against bumps and knocks. It should be noted that the case is not compatible with wireless charging, but the metal ring on the rear can attach to magnetic car mounts when using the phone for navigation. Amazon is selling the Design Armor case for $10.89 in Black, Blue, and Red.
Poetic’s Revolution case adds some heavy-duty protection into the mix as well as a colorful design and a built-in kickstand for hands-free viewing. The outer shell is made of scratch-resistant polycarbonate while the shock-absorbent bumper is made from a flexible TPU. There are raised lips and corners to keep your display safe when the phone is laid face down on a flat surface. Despite the heavy-duty protection, the case is still compatible with wireless charging. Available in Pink, Blue, and Black, Poetic’s Revolution case can be ordered from Amazon for $16.95.
Despite being the cheapest case in the list, Tudia’s Slim-Fit case offers dual-layer protection, a snap-on design, and maintains the slim profile of your Galaxy S10+. The TPU inner layer absorbs shock from bumps and knocks while the polycarbonate outer shell protects against scratches, and the case is compatible with wireless charging. When laid face-down on a flat surface, the raise lips prevent the display from being harmed. The Slim-Fit case from Tudia is available in Matte Black, Metallic Slate, Mint, and Rose Gold for $7.50 from Amazon.
Featuring a feather-light design, the Plyo case from UAG has an impact-resistant inner core along with air-soft corners and military-grade drop protection. The phone’s buttons are protected by tactile covers that deliver a clean click-feel and the case itself maintains compatibility with wireless charging and reverse wireless charging. Available in Glacier or Ice colors, the Plyo case from UAG can be purchased from Amazon for $39.95.
If you are after a slim case with a built-in kickstand, then perhaps the ESR Metal is the case you need. The case has a polycarbonate rear panel and a shock-absorbent TPU bump that provides military-grade drop protection while its built-in two-way kickstand allows the phone to be stood vertically or horizontally. Its raised lips guard the phone’s display when it’s laid on a flat surface and the rear camera is similarly protected. Available only in Black, the ESR Metal case costs $21.99 from Amazon.
So you’ve got one of the new Galaxy S10 series of phones… congratulations!
But how do you turn on the battery percentage so you can clearly see exactly how much juice you have left?
By default, Samsung‘s One UI only shows an icon with the battery so you only get a rough idea about the battery levels, but not an exact number. Luckily, it’s easy to fix that and add an exact percentage marker to that. Follow the few steps right below to get it done in a matter of seconds.
The moment we’ve been waiting for is finally here. Samsung has made its tenth-anniversary Galaxy S flagship official in San Francisco today. The Galaxy S10, as the rumors and leaks had told us, comes in three different variants. There’s the Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10, and the Galaxy S10+, with the Galaxy S10e slotting in as the entry-level model that misses out on a number of highlight features found on the S10 and S10+.
Infinity-O displays with up to 93.1% screen-to-body ratio
The Infinity-O displays are the biggest change here compared to previous Galaxy S flagships. The Galaxy S10e and Galaxy S10 feature 5.8-inch and 6.1-inch Infinity-O displays with a cutout for the front camera on the right side. The Galaxy S10+ gets a wider cutout on its 6.4-inch screen for its dual front camera. The S10e has a flat display and Full HD+ resolution while the S10 and S10+ have curved QHD+ AMOLEDs, only this time the bezels are considerably smaller to allow for a 93.1% screen-to-body ratio (91.6% on the S10e).
The S10 and S10+ also have ultrasonic fingerprint sensors embedded under the display. The Galaxy S10e has its fingerprint sensor mounted on the right side, built into the power button. Samsung is also throwing around some certifications to tout the quality of its ‘Dynamic AMOLED display’. For example, the Galaxy S10s come with ‘TÜV Rheinland-certified Eye Comfort display’ for lower strain from blue light, while DisplayMate has tested the display’s peak brightness to be as high as 1200 nits. Oh, and all three models get Gorilla Glass 6 protection.
Ultra-wide rear cameras, Dual Pixel front camera, HDR10+ recording
The cameras are also getting a major boost with the Galaxy S10. The Galaxy S10 and S10+ come with a triple-camera setup at the back. Two of those are the same as the Galaxy S9’s: a 12MP F1.5-F2.4 (Dual Aperture) primary sensor with OIS and a 12MP F2.4 telephoto lens, also with OIS. The third is a 16MP F2.2 ultra-wide lens with a 123-degree field of view. The Galaxy S10e gets the primary 12MP sensor and the ultra-wide sensor. Yes, there’s no telephoto lens on this year’s 5.8-inch Galaxy S flagship, either, which is a shame since being able to zoom in on a scene is a very useful feature to have.
The front camera has received a considerable upgrade. The S10e, S10, and S10+ all have a 10MP front camera with Dual Pixel autofocus and 4K video recording, while the S10+ also gets a second front camera, an 8MP depth sensor that will make Live Focus shots possible. Samsung has enabled the cameras to use the dedicated NPU on the Exynos/Snapdragon chips inside the phone for improved AI-enhanced photography. The Galaxy S10 is also the first phone on the market with the ability to shoot HDR10+ videos, and Samsung is touting improve digital image stabilization for video recording as well.
As far as the underlying hardware is concerned, the three Galaxy S10 models get an 8nm Exynos 9820 chip in most markets and the 7nm Snapdragon 855 in others. The Galaxy S10e comes in 6GB and 8GB RAM flavors, the Galaxy S10 only has 8GB of RAM, and the S10+ has 8GB and 12GB RAM variants. The 12GB RAM is accompanied by 1TB storage, and it’s also the one with the ceramic back. Yes, there is no version of the 12GB S10+ with a regular glass back. The S10e and S10 have 128GB of base storage and go up to 256GB and 512GB respectively. The S10+ also comes in an 8GB+512GB flavor.
Battery sizes for the S10e, S10, and S10+ are 3,100 mAh, 3,400 mAh, and 4,100 mAh respectively. However, these are typical capacities, so the actual capacity would be similar to the S9, Note 8, and Note 9, so 3,000 mAh, 3,300 mAh, and 4,000 mAh. The Galaxy S10s come with Wireless PowerShare, which enables the phones to charge other devices wirelessly. Samsung is hoping you’ll be using the feature to charge your Gear/Galaxy wearable and the new Galaxy Buds, but sadly, the company is sticking to its existing wired fast charging speeds. Fast wireless charging should be faster, though.
Android Pie with One UI, Digital Wellbeing
The Galaxy S10 trio run Android Pie with One UI version 1.1. It’s mostly the same as what we see on the Galaxy S9 or Galaxy Note 9, but the S10s get features like Google’s Digital Wellbeing for helping you reduce the time spent on your smartphone screen. The Galaxy S10 also gets something called Bixby Routines, which will attempt to automate things based on your usage habits. Some existing features, like IP68 water resistance and stereo speakers tuned by AKG and with Dolby Atmos, have come along for the ride. Samsunghas also added support for Wi-Fi 6 (Wi-Fi 802.11ax) networks.
On sale from March 8
The Galaxy S10e, S10, and S10+ will go on sale on March 8 in select markets in Prism White, Prism Black, Prism Green, Prism Blue, Canary Yellow and Flamingo Pink color options (the Canary Yellow will be exclusive to the S10e). The S10+’ ceramic model will come in black and white. Pricing details can be found at this link, and you can check out our hands-on post to see our initial impressions on the Galaxy S10. For a comparison of the specs of all three models, check out the table below.
Samsung’s Galaxy S10e SM-G970F specifications and features: this is a 5.8” (146.5mm) device with a FHD + 2280x 1080 screen resolution. The phone is powered by the Exynos 9820 Octa soc with a Dual Core 2.8 GHz & Dual Core 2.4 GHz & Quad Core 1.7GHz configuration. Memory is 8GB, 6GB, with the device offering 128GB, 256GB internal storage and up to 512GB of external memory. The Galaxy S10e features Accelerometer, barometer, Capacitive Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor and Geomagnatic Sensor. Notable features include Samsung Pay (MST), Bixby, Samsung Pay (NFC) Stereo Speakers tuned by AKG. The device measures 69.9 x 142.2 x 7.9mm and weighs 150g.
Samsung’s Galaxy S10 SM-G973F specifications and features: this is a 6.1″(157.5mm) device with a QHD + 1440 x 2960 screen resolution. The phone is powered by the Exynos 9820 Octa soc with a Dual Core 2.8 GHz & Dual Core 2.4 GHz & Quad Core 1.7GHz configuration. Memory is 8GB, 6GB, with the device offering 128GB, 512GB internal storage and up to 512GB of external memory. The Galaxy S10 features Accelerometer, Barometer, Ultrasonic Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor and Geomagnatic Sensor. Notable features include Samsung Pay (MST), Bixby, Samsung Pay (NFC) Stereo Speakers tuned by AKG. The device measures 70.4 x 149.9 x 7.8mm and weighs 157g.
GALAXY S10 SM-G973F
Prism Black, Prism Green, Prism White
70.4 x 149.9 x 7.8mm
IP 68 : Totally protected against dust, Protected against the effect of immersion to 1.5m for up to 30 minutes.
Samsung’s Galaxy S10 Plus SM-G975F specifications and features: this is a 6.4″(162.5mm) device with a QHD + 2960×1440 screen resolution. The phone is powered by the Exynos 9820 Octa soc with a Dual Core 2.8 GHz & Dual Core 2.4 GHz & Quad Core 1.7GHz configuration. Memory is 8GB, 12GB, with the device offering 128GB, 512GB, 1TB internal storage and up to 512GB of external memory. The Galaxy S10 Plus features Accelerometer, Barometer, Ultrasonic Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor and Geomagnatic Sensor. Notable features include Samsung Pay (MST), Bixby, Samsung Pay (NFC) Stereo Speakers tuned by AKG, Wireless PowerShare. The device measures 74.1 x 157.6 x 7.8mm and weighs 175g.