The geeky gadget enthusiast in me would have loved the HTC 10, the Samsung Galaxy S8 and the LG G6.
But it’s also been a good few years since Samsung made a smartphone that appealed to me.
So I decided to give the Galaxy S9 a go, thinking it might be a good compromise between a good Android phone and a good device for the nerd in me.
I’m glad I did.
The Galaxy S10 is a bit of a letdown, but Samsung has made some great strides over the past few years.
It has an excellent camera, excellent audio and a new smartwatch-like design that has some serious potential.
And Samsung has added a couple of new features that are all very well thought out.
Samsung Galaxy 10 and Galaxy S11 review: What you need to know 1 of 2 The first thing I noticed about the Galaxy 10 was the large screen.
This makes it more appealing than its predecessor.
However, the screen is the first thing to be noticed.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy S7 and Galaxy Note 10 are all larger than their predecessor, and all have similar displays.
The difference here is that Samsung has crammed more pixels in the display, with the Note 8 and Galaxy 10 being two of the biggest.
It makes a huge difference.
I can only imagine the difference it would make to someone like me.
It’s the perfect size for reading on a large screen, but the Galaxy Note line is not as big as the S series and not as large as the Note 7.
However that’s where things start to get interesting.
The S series is designed to be a premium phone, and the Note line will likely do that for you.
The Note 8 is the best-looking phone of the trio, and it’s easy to forget just how big Samsung has gone with the Galaxy X line.
I’ve got no problem with the size of the Note X because I like its slim profile and it makes a great camera.
The only real downside to the Galaxy line is that it’s very thin, and there’s no real way to use a curved screen on a phone.
I’d rather use a phone with a curved display, but that’s just my personal preference.
It’ll be interesting to see how much more premium the Galaxy series goes.
The other big selling point for the Galaxy family is the battery life.
It doesn’t look like the S10 has any major problems, but there’s still plenty of room for improvement.
The phone packs a 1,450mAh battery that will last you for three days, and you can swap it out for a more powerful battery with an 18650 battery.
I didn’t notice any battery life issues with the battery in the Note 10, but I would definitely recommend that the Galaxy Series S phones don’t overcharge or drain your battery quite as often as the Series X line did.
If you’re in a hurry, you can always ditch the battery and buy a cheaper battery that has a longer lifespan.
It may seem counterintuitive, but you can buy a lower-priced battery that you can keep as a backup for a bigger phone.
It would also be nice to see Samsung offer an option for a second battery.
The design is nice, but it’s not the most elegant.
It looks like the Galaxy lineup is based around an elongated smartphone that you hold together with a few clips.
It’d be nice if Samsung introduced a more modular design for its smartphones, but this one is just a rectangle.
I could see a phone like the LG Optimus Z or the Motorola Moto G looking a lot like the Samsung X series, which is a pretty good design for the price.
I’ll be keeping an eye on the Galaxy phones in the future, but for now, I’m not holding my breath.
The camera is good, but not great.
The lens on the back is small and the lens ring is not very well made.
I wish Samsung had made the camera a bit bigger, and that would have made the phone a little easier to grip.
There’s no HDR or laser autofocus on the camera.
Samsung has improved the optical image stabilization with the latest Galaxy phones, but we’ll see how it works in the real world.
It might be the best camera of the bunch, but its optics aren’t as sharp as the competition.
It is also the first Galaxy phone to support Android Auto.
Samsung says that its software is still working on improving the camera, but at this point I’m skeptical of that.
The rear camera is better than its predecessors, but still not great, especially for a $300 phone.
Samsung claims that it can capture more detail, but my test unit was only able to get 3/5 of a second of video at 25mm.
You can’t compare a camera with a 5MP camera like the iPhone 8 Plus with a camera like this, because there’s only a couple hundred megapixels on a 5 megapixel sensor.
The 5MP sensor is definitely good enough for a decent DSLR camera