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Samsung Galaxy S10+ is now Consumer Report's best-rated smartphone

The Samsung Galaxy S10+. (Source: Samsung)
The Samsung Galaxy S10+. (Source: Samsung)
The Galaxy S10+ is at the top end of Samsung's latest flagship smartphone line. Despite the early point in the year, Consumer Reports has named it the best device in its category. This assessment was made based on the S10+'s cameras, battery life and durability.

It may only be March of 2019, but Samsung has already attained an important title for its Galaxy S10+ flagship. Consumer Reports has deemed it to be the best-rated smartphone. This assessment was made based on a number of criteria, including its reliability, camera count and robustness.

The outlet tested this phone's durability by dropping it into a metal tumbling device 100 times and dunking it in water. The Galaxy S10+ reportedly emerged "unscathed" following this treatment. The S10 line has also survived other similar tests, including JerryRigEverything's characteristic process on YouTube. Consumer Reports also praised the S10+'s improved cameras and battery capacity.

However, the authorative ratings outlet also criticized the S10+ in terms of the intermittent nature of its fingerprint scanner's hit-rate, as well as its unprepossessing reverse wireless charging. In addition, other customer reports revolving around the S10 line are also sometimes less than glowing: they have found that its cellular reception can be buggy, and that Exynos variants can suffer from proximity and battery drain issues.

Furthermore, it will be interesting to see how the series' newly-released competitors, the Huawei P30 and P30 Pro, affect the consumer-rating top-spot the Samsung Galaxy S10+ curently enjoys.

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Deirdre O Donnell, 2019-03-28 (Update: 2019-03-28)