Last evening, We have got an update for one of our Galaxy S10 Plus testing samples, assuming it would contain Bluetooth stability improvements,Wi-Fi security improvements and (overall) camera stability improvements. We thought it is just a normal security update, as always, but it wasn’t. It solved everything.
The Galaxy S10 series ( S10, S10e, S10 Plus) launched at the Galaxy Unpacked event, as the 10 years anniversary device, on 20th February, right before MWC and started selling around the world with immense success, featuring the best display on the market at that time, one of the best cameras out there, really snappy performance and a lot of great features, like the new One UI software, developed by Samsung and based on Android 9 Pie. Time passed and more devices launched, as the Huawei P30 Pro, the OnePlus 7 pro and others, featuring separate Night Modes in their camera app, even better than the low light king’s, the Google Pixel 3.
As a response to that, Samsung developed it’s own separate Night Mode for the Galaxy S10 family (in some cases being installed on the Galaxy Note 9, S9 and S9 Plus as APK or Samsung’s own intention for some regions), after stating that their Night Mode is built into the camera Scene Optimizer and, you can see the results yourself:
After lots of people being dissatisfied with the S10 Night Mode and continuously reporting bugs into it’s software, Samsung did nothing. After a full month from the First Night Mode, this update came to European S10 devices.
Pictures taken in full night, with only car and street lights on:
Also, this new update, speaking of camera performance, is featuring the ability to take ultra wide angle shots using the Night Mode, besides the regular angle ones. Other new features are the following:
- Ability to shoot bokeh (Live Focus) shots with both front-facing and rear-facing cameras using the telephoto camera, besides the regular one.
- Better day HDR performance.
- Smoother overall camera app.
- More detail (not sharpness) in the front-facing camera.
We tested the performance the Galaxy S10 Plus which got the update and, as we noticed, the Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connections are more stable with less lag and a bigger distance limit using external audio devices like Bluetooth speakers and the Galaxy Buds, but also when using the phone as a remote controller for the TV (by the Smart Things app).
This new update solved most of the bugs and improved overall performance of S10 devices and we hope Samsung will keep doing a great job like this with the upcoming Galaxy Note 10.
Let us know what do you think in the comments below and stay tuned for the next article.