11-23-2019 08:50 AM
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  1. rsdroid's Avatar
    I'm considering the jump from the S8 to the S10 or S10e. Been researching and comparing and I was originally planning on going with the S10e due to the smaller size and the more reliable fingerprint sensor. And because for some reason I didn't realize the S10 still has the headphone jack as well and originally thought only the S10e had it, which was gonna be a dealbreaker. Now that I figured out the S10 also retained the headphone jack, it's making my choice much harder.

    Things I like about the S10e - flat screen and more reliable fingerprint sensor
    Things I like about the S10 - the telephoto camera and more RAM (more futureproof)

    While I would prefer a flat screen, I can certainly live with the curved screen. I have smaller hands, so being able to one hand it is nice, however I've had larger phones as well and always adjust. I'll also put a pop socket on it right away.

    The main thing I want the S10 for is the telephoto camera. I have not been super happy with the S8 camera. And I think it will feel like more of an upgrade than the S10e.

    The main concern I've had about the S10 is the complaints about the fingerprint sensor. I'm used to a very snappy one on the S8. Have the updates improved it enough to not be annoying in everyday use? Also, for those that don't have problems with it, are you using a screen protector and if so, what kind/brand?
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    11-16-2019 10:06 AM
  2. mustang7757's Avatar
    I'm considering the jump from the S8 to the S10 or S10e. Been researching and comparing and I was originally planning on going with the S10e due to the smaller size and the more reliable fingerprint sensor. And because for some reason I didn't realize the S10 still has the headphone jack as well and originally thought only the S10e had it, which was gonna be a dealbreaker. Now that I figured out the S10 also retained the headphone jack, it's making my choice much harder.

    Things I like about the S10e - flat screen and more reliable fingerprint sensor
    Things I like about the S10 - the telephoto camera and more RAM (more futureproof)

    While I would prefer a flat screen, I can certainly live with the curved screen. I have smaller hands, so being able to one hand it is nice, however I've had larger phones as well and always adjust. I'll also put a pop socket on it right away.

    The main thing I want the S10 for is the telephoto camera. I have not been super happy with the S8 camera. And I think it will feel like more of an upgrade than the S10e.

    The main concern I've had about the S10 is the complaints about the fingerprint sensor. I'm used to a very snappy one on the S8. Have the updates improved it enough to not be annoying in everyday use? Also, for those that don't have problems with it, are you using a screen protector and if so, what kind/brand?
    If you can try test out the fingerprint sensor at a carrier store or best buy , not sure demo units can test that though otherwise you usually have 14 days to test it and see how it works before committing to it
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    11-16-2019 10:23 AM
  3. werkx's Avatar
    I upgraded from S7 before Samsung updated the sensor recently. Initially I was not impress, but it's working about 90+% of the time now with fully naked screen.
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    11-16-2019 01:33 PM
  4. TNRonin's Avatar
    Came from an S7. Love the S10 in every aspect!
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    11-16-2019 09:50 PM
  5. Morty2264's Avatar
    I understand your concerns.

    I too was between the S10 and the S10e. I wanted the flatter screen and the super-fascinating side-mounted fingerprint scanner. And I loved the smaller size.

    But in the end, I chose the S10 for the telephoto lens, a new experience (I've always used smaller phpnes), bigger battery, and the knowledge that I could always get the S10e instead if the S10 didn't meet my needs. By the second week, I knew I was keeping it.

    I'd say the fingerprint scanner is really good. Is it faster than my Pixel 2? No. Do I kind of "miss the mark" sometimes when I'm in a hurry/when I'm walking outside in the cold? Absolutely! But I think this new in-display fingerprint tech is hard to judge now because it's still in its infancy stage. Comparing it to other scanners is akin to apples and oranges when you think about it. But, it's snappy and I'm sure with future updates it will become even better. I love being able to unlock my phone with my fingerprint when it's lying flat on a table, couch, etc.

    Screen protectors... That's a doozy. It took me about four or five stores to finally find a tempered glass screen protector that would work with my S10's fingerprint scanner. Mine has a cutout for my fingerprint. I wasn't a huge fan of it after installation but I refused to not have one the day I got the phone, so I stuck with it for three weeks. I'm ordering a three-pack tempered glass screen protector (that covers everything and works with the fingerprint scanner) that's supposed to be coming tomorrow. I'll post a screenshot of the product below.

    Plastic vs tempered glass seems difficult here because plastic films apparently help with reading your fingerprint. I've heard Whitedome is good - I think that's the brand name! I usually read reviews on Amazon or read product specifications carefully before buying. Don't worry! You will have plastic film/tempered glass options if you do decide to get an S10.

    Let us know what you decide! It's definitely a hard choice, to be sure.
    11-17-2019 12:03 AM
  6. turbochgd's Avatar
    The fingerprint scanner is actually quite accurate. Rarely does it not work the first time. Wasn't like this when I first got the phone 3 weeks ago. But at least two updates to improve it were released and I also followed some tips from online.

    I'm using the original screen protector that the phone came with. It's film not glass. But from what I've read here on the forum there are glass protectors that work well with the fingerprint.

    The phone (mine is S10+) is awesome in every way. The fingerprint reader is very cutting edge and will only continue to get better. Is it faster than the hardware FP readers? No. But it's real good and very cool to use.
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    11-17-2019 01:37 AM
  7. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I got a new S10 + beginning of October. The fingerprint sensor was flaky when I first got the phone. However, once I got the update for the fingerprint sensor I've had no problems with any of the four fingerprints I've registered.
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    11-17-2019 01:45 AM
  8. rsdroid's Avatar
    Thanks all for the helpful replies! This is what I was hoping to hear. Just ordered the S10. I figured I'd rather try it and know for sure if it's going to work for me or not rather than play it safe with the S10e and always wonder.

    I can always return it in the 14 days if it doesn't work for me. I looked at them again in the store yesterday and the phones are the same width, so I don't think one handing it is going to be any different between the two.
    11-17-2019 09:47 AM
  9. Morty2264's Avatar
    Thanks all for the helpful replies! This is what I was hoping to hear. Just ordered the S10. I figured I'd rather try it and know for sure if it's going to work for me or not rather than play it safe with the S10e and always wonder.

    I can always return it in the 14 days if it doesn't work for me. I looked at them again in the store yesterday and the phones are the same width, so I don't think one handing it is going to be any different between the two.
    I too have small hands and I'm surprisingly apt at holding the S10. I think you will adjust well. So glad you made a decision! The S10 is a wonderful phone and I'm glad I have the telephoto lens. Let us know how you are liking it! What size and colour did you get?!
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    11-17-2019 10:21 AM
  10. rsdroid's Avatar
    I too have small hands and I'm surprisingly apt at holding the S10. I think you will adjust well. So glad you made a decision! The S10 is a wonderful phone and I'm glad I have the telephoto lens. Let us know how you are liking it! What size and colour did you get?!
    I got the regular S10 in Blue! The S10+ would definitely be too big for me. Almost got white, but blue is my fav color. It's supposed to be an in store pickup, so hoping to be able to pick it up today. Got a Poetic case on the way from Amazon.
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    11-17-2019 10:50 AM
  11. Gayle Lynn's Avatar
    And S11 is now 4-5 months out....
    11-17-2019 11:58 AM
  12. Morty2264's Avatar
    I got the regular S10 in Blue! The S10+ would definitely be too big for me. Almost got white, but blue is my fav color. It's supposed to be an in store pickup, so hoping to be able to pick it up today. Got a Poetic case on the way from Amazon.
    I'm so excited for you! The Blue colour is awesome! I got the White version, myself. Let us know when you get it! Happy Phone Day!
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    11-17-2019 12:05 PM
  13. rsdroid's Avatar
    And S11 is now 4-5 months out....
    If Sammy removes the headphone jack, it's a deal breaker. And Verizon is offering me $300 off the S10.
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    11-17-2019 12:08 PM
  14. rsdroid's Avatar
    Ok, has anyone found a case that can work with a magnetic car mount, be able to put a pop socket on and have some decent protection?

    I like the looks of the UAG cases, but doesn't look like any of them will work with either a magnet on the inside or a pop socket.

    I ordered a Poetic case with the kickstand, but not for the kick stand, only because it looks like the kick stand lies totally flush when folded and I might be able to put a pop socket on over it.
    11-17-2019 12:17 PM
  15. Morty2264's Avatar
    And S11 is now 4-5 months out....
    That may be true, but from what I've seen, it did not interest me enough to wait. Sometimes users will wait for the new device to launch and will then get the previous iteration at a discount. Time will tell how the S11 does but sometimes there's not enough of a difference in specs to get the upcoming iteration instead of the previous year's.
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    11-17-2019 01:25 PM
  16. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I got the regular S10 in Blue! The S10+ would definitely be too big for me. Almost got white, but blue is my fav color. It's supposed to be an in store pickup, so hoping to be able to pick it up today. Got a Poetic case on the way from Amazon.
    Congratulations! I hope you like your blue S10. I have the blue S10+.
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    11-17-2019 01:29 PM
  17. Gayle Lynn's Avatar
    Sammobile is probably on everyone's list of sites to visit.... S11 camera, battery, what the next SoC offers...
    https://www.sammobile.com/news/small...y-big-battery/

    If you have not bought a phone in 2 years, well we see now that updates are frequent and regular and Project Treble and more are paying dividends. And wasn't the S8 an SD835 ? I look forward to UFS3 storage for one.
    And who gets Android 10? which Google has said some security issues will not be made to pre-10 versions - the S8/Note 8 did not ship with Oreo, so they are out of the running it seems.
    https://www.sammobile.com/samsung/android-10-update
    11-17-2019 02:59 PM
  18. Morty2264's Avatar
    Edit to my previous post: do not buy that screen protector! Very bad!
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    11-17-2019 07:56 PM
  19. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Edit to my previous post: do not buy that screen protector! Very bad!
    Thanks for letting us know. I'm sorry that you wasted money on it, though.
    11-18-2019 12:14 AM
  20. Morty2264's Avatar
    Thanks for letting us know. I'm sorry that you wasted money on it, though.
    Thank you so much! I was quite upset that I got bamboozled! But I reported it to Amazon and I can send everything back and get a refund. So that's good!
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    11-18-2019 06:47 AM
  21. rsdroid's Avatar
    Have had my blue S10 for a couple days now and loving it! Still learning all of the new features it offers, especially in the camera.

    One issue I discovered immediately was not being able to see the screen with my polarized shades, so the built in screen protector had to come off. So I'm now researching screen protectors. Until then, that's what insurance is for. LOL.

    I had ordered the Poetic Rugged case with kick stand. Normally I just rock a clear bumper case, but after breaking the curved screen twice on the S8, after never breaking a screen before, I thought I'd go for something more protective.

    It didn't work for me though. Was very protective, but it made the phone way too bulky for my small hands and the kick stand that I was going to use in place of a pop socket was way too hard to open. So it's going back to Amazon.

    To replace it, I ordered a Ringke Fusion in black camo and a Spigen Slim Armour CS in Gun Metal. Just got them in today and loving both of these! The black camo Ringke on a blue S10 turns it to a sick blue camo! And I can still slap my pop socket on it and put a magnet underneath for the vent mount without it looking hideous like it did on totally clear cases. I think this will be my every day case.

    The Spigen is super sweet as well and I can fit a magnet for the vent mount in the CC holder along with my ID and 1 or 2 cards and be good to go. I'll use this for going out when I don't want to carry a whole wallet.

    Overall I think I'm set to rock this phone for a good few years. Can't wait to really get familiar with the camera and all the sweet options on it!
    Attached Thumbnails Thinking about upgrading to S10 from S8. How's that fingerprint sensor working these days?-4341.jpg   Thinking about upgrading to S10 from S8. How's that fingerprint sensor working these days?-20191119_115859.jpg  
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    11-19-2019 01:29 PM
  22. Morty2264's Avatar
    Have had my blue S10 for a couple days now and loving it! Still learning all of the new features it offers, especially in the camera.

    One issue I discovered immediately was not being able to see the screen with my polarized shades, so the built in screen protector had to come off. So I'm now researching screen protectors. Until then, that's what insurance is for. LOL.

    I had ordered the Poetic Rugged case with kick stand. Normally I just rock a clear bumper case, but after breaking the curved screen twice on the S8, after never breaking a screen before, I thought I'd go for something more protective.

    It didn't work for me though. Was very protective, but it made the phone way too bulky for my small hands and the kick stand that I was going to use in place of a pop socket was way too hard to open. So it's going back to Amazon.

    To replace it, I ordered a Ringke Fusion in black camo and a Spigen Slim Armour CS in Gun Metal. Just got them in today and loving both of these! The black camo Ringke on a blue S10 turns it to a sick blue camo! And I can still slap my pop socket on it and put a magnet underneath for the vent mount without it looking hideous like it did on totally clear cases. I think this will be my every day case.

    The Spigen is super sweet as well and I can fit a magnet for the vent mount in the CC holder along with my ID and 1 or 2 cards and be good to go. I'll use this for going out when I don't want to carry a whole wallet.

    Overall I think I'm set to rock this phone for a good few years. Can't wait to really get familiar with the camera and all the sweet options on it!
    So glad you are liking it! Those look like sweet cases! Enjoy!
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    11-19-2019 01:36 PM
  23. I_didnt_do_it's Avatar
    Fingerprint is hit and miss. It's not that great to me. Mine alot of times takes 3 or 4 presses to recognize it. More often than not, face unlock recognizes my face and unlocks my phone a heck of a lot easier and swifter. It's just not a good fingerprint sensor as a first gen type under the screen.

    That's with a clean screen and no protector covering it, and clean fingers.
    11-19-2019 05:40 PM
  24. Morty2264's Avatar
    Fingerprint is hit and miss. It's not that great to me. Mine alot of times takes 3 or 4 presses to recognize it. More often than not, face unlock recognizes my face and unlocks my phone a heck of a lot easier and swifter. It's just not a good fingerprint sensor as a first gen type under the screen.

    That's with a clean screen and no protector covering it, and clean fingers.
    I'm sorry it's so hit-and-miss for you! I'm hoping with future updates, it will be more efficient. Mine usually works on first try but if I'm distracted or outside then it's a bit more difficult!
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    11-19-2019 06:40 PM
  25. Morty2264's Avatar
    I'll be getting my screen protector from Samsung tonight or tomorrow, so I will post about how efficient the in-display fingerprint scanner is after installation.
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    11-20-2019 08:36 AM
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