1. ThrowinRocks's Avatar
    I'm about to buy the S10 but want some advice as to which to buy?
    Factory Unlocked vs Carrier locked? Advantages vs disadvantages.

    I'll be using a Verizon prepaid SIM.

    Thanks
    05-23-2019 04:58 PM
  2. southjersey786's Avatar
    unlocked would probably have better resale value
    05-23-2019 05:22 PM
  3. mustang7757's Avatar
    Advantage:
    no carrier splash screen
    better battery
    less bloat/no carrier bloat
    can pop any sim in

    disadvantages:
    quarterly updates/OS update after all carriers
    no carrier RCS
    any issues you dealing with Samsung direct
    05-23-2019 05:43 PM
  4. mumfoau's Avatar
    I honestly buy factory unlocked for the resale value only. Reason? I typically sell the current device toward the new device and in my experience, unlocked devices have higher resale value.
    05-23-2019 05:57 PM
  5. mumfoau's Avatar
    Advantage:
    better battery
    Interesting. Didn't know that was a thing. Any reason why?
    mustang7757 likes this.
    05-23-2019 06:02 PM
  6. mustang7757's Avatar
    Interesting. Didn't know that was a thing. Any reason why?
    Not sure, maybe less carrier bloat but from my own analysis through Samsung unlocked phones , I've been through Att,tmobile,Verizon,unlocked I found tmobile and unlocked gave best battery life.
    05-23-2019 06:08 PM
  7. mumfoau's Avatar
    Not sure, maybe less carrier bloat but from my own analysis through Samsung unlocked phones , I've been through Att,tmobile,Verizon,unlocked I found tmobile and unlocked gave best battery life.
    I'm unlocked on Verizon and doing well too.

    52% left after 13 hours w/ 3 hrs, 5 mins of screen on time! Using the S10+ now though.
    05-23-2019 06:12 PM
  8. mustang7757's Avatar
    I'm unlocked on Verizon and doing well too.

    52% left after 13 hours w/ 3 hrs, 5 mins of screen on time! Using the S10+ now though.
    Yeah that's pretty good
    mumfoau likes this.
    05-23-2019 06:32 PM

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