Samsung Galaxy s10 vs. Samsung Galaxy s10+ : Which One Should You Buy?

Which of these two premium mobiles are you going to be taking home - the refurbished Samsung Galaxy S10, or the refurbished the Samsung Galaxy S10+ ? Read on, and hopefully by the end of this comparison, you'll have zeroed in on a winner.

samsung s10 vs s10 plus
Design, Looks, and User Experience


The Samsung Galaxy S10, and the Samsung Galaxy S10+ come in four gorgeous shades - Prism Green, Prism White, Prism Black, and Prism Blue. The refurbished Samsung Galaxy S10+ also has a Ceramic White, and Ceramic Black variant.

So what's the difference between the Ceramic and Prism variants. The former is made of actual ceramic, is heavier, and more expensive, while the latter has a glass build, is slightly cheaper and lighter. Here's a useful link !

Display and Weight of the Samsung Galaxy S10 and the Samsung Galaxy S10+

The Samsung Galaxy S10's 6.1 inch display screen is not small by any measure, and you'll still have ample room to play around with. The Samsung Galaxy S10+'s display screen however will cut ice with serious gamers, and those who like big screens.

The refurbished Samsung Galaxy S10 weighs 157 grams while the Samsung Galaxy S10+ comes in at 175 grams. If nice and "snug as a bug in a lug" is your life's motto, the Samsung Galaxy S10 is your baby!

A dynamic AMOLED display on both the refurbished Samsung Galaxy S10, and the refurbished Samsung Galaxy S10+ allow for a superb contrast ratio, and great viewing angles.

Both the refurbished Samsung Galaxy S10, and the refurbished the Samsung Galaxy S10+ boast almost non-existent bezels. You'll love the INFINITE visual experience on both models.

Build Quality

They're almost identical! The refurbished Samsung Galaxy S10, and the refurbished the Samsung Galaxy S10+ have aluminum frames along the sides, and Gorilla glass at the back. The curvy corners and edges are sensual, and easy to grip but the phones are rugged as hell. The IP68-certified dust and water resistant feature lets you dunk both guys in water for up to 30 minutes.

Samsung still hasn't done away with the 3.5mm headphone jack, and that's a good thing for all you old school peeps.


You'll need to stretch your thumb a bit to get to the Power button, and volume rocker buttons on the Samsung Galaxy S10+. They're in easier reach on the S10 variant. So go for the Samsung Galaxy 10S if one-handed phone usage trumps all other requirements.

Camera Quality

Both the Samsung Galaxy S10, and the Samsung Galaxy S10+ boast a triple lens rear camera, the standard wide angle lens, and a 16MP ultra wide angle lens for sweeping landscapes and panoramas. You won't need to use that silly "pano" feature ever!

There's also a 12MP telephoto lens with 2x optical zoom so you can get close without getting close. What else? Both the Samsung Galaxy S10 and the Samsung Galaxy S10 + have OIS or Optical Image Stabilization. A useful feature when your subject (or you yourself) is shaky.

With regards to video tech, both models offer 4K resolution videos at up to 60 frames per second. Other shenanigans include Time Lapse and Super Slow-Mo mode.

So what's the difference then between both models? Not much apart from the fact that the Samsung Galaxy S10+ has a dual front camera, while the Samsung Galaxy S10 has a single lens ones.

Storage, and Performance of the Samsung Galaxy S10, and the Samsung Galaxy S10+

RAM, Memory, and Storage

64-bit Octa-Core processors, and 8GB inbuilt RAM on both the refurbished Samsung Galaxy S10, and the refurbished Samsung Galaxy S10+ make both devices absolute power horses.

What about storage? Both models come in two variants - 128GB and 512GB. Full Micro SD compatibility on both phones can be pushed to a further 512 gigs. Whew!

Battery Life

The refurbished Samsung Galaxy S10+ boasts a 4100 mAh battery compared to 3400 mAh in the refurbished Samsung Galaxy S10. And some good news for those who dislike cables and wires - both phones have the Fast Wireless Charging 2.0, and Wireless PowerShare option.

Samsung added a Vapor Chamber Cooling System to the Samsung Galaxy S10+ so you can continue gaming until the wee hours with no heating issues. For precise details on the specs of each phone, hit this link, straight off the Samsung website.


What if you lose your phone on the subway? Or the local diner? No worries! Your phones are absolutely secure. Both the Samsung Galaxy S10 and the Samsung Galaxy S10+ rock the brand new Ultrasonic fingerprint scanner embedded into the screen. It's a proper 3D sensor which identifies even greasy fingers. Here's a cool link from Samsung on setting it up.

Facial recognition at 2D is a bit more basic on the refurbished Samsung Galaxy S10, and the refurbished Samsung Galaxy S10+ but it's no deal breaker.

Why buy your refurbished Samsung Galaxy S10, or your refurbished Samsung Galaxy S10+ from Back Marke

Well, there's mainly two reasons. First, we're hitting back at Big Tech who're doing their best to contribute to that ever-mounting toxic e-waste pile. The use-and-throw culture is not something we believe in. We've carefully selected over a 1000 refurbishers who factory-reset each device (smartphone, game console, laptop, or home appliance), making sure it's almost good-as-new before you purchase it. A 30-day Money Back Guarantee should have you convinced. Or better still, our 1-year minimum warranty.

We also know that times aren't easy on the wallet so what we're offering is gadgets that cost between 30-70 % of the market price. That, along with the peace of mind other refurbishing platforms will never give you. Check out this 1-minute video about us, and our vision.

You'll be happy for buying your refurbished Samsung Galaxy S10 (or the refurbished Samsung Galaxy S10+) from us!

Brian Back Market
By Brian, Marketing Manager Back Market UK & Ireland

When not talking about the latest eco-friendly tech and reducing our carbon footprint, Brian enjoys the odd game of football, a classic horror (book or film) or just to kick back with a beer or a proper Scottish whisky. Slàinte Mhath!

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