Hello there. I wanna ask if it is possible to change my S10+ back cover from glass to ceramic as I've heard it is stronger than glass. Also, is there any good screen protector that covers the screen edges, gives a matte and privacy-like screen view and supports fingerprint scanners? Thanks
vjx012, 10 Nov 2023I have had the Duos Exynos version for more than two months now. Cheap and in pristine conditi... moreI agree with you, the Exynos 9820 with its custom mongoose M4 cores still a beast.
Razor200, 07 Nov 2023I've seen the performance tests, and Exynos performs on par if not better in some tests. ... moreI have had the Duos Exynos version for more than two months now. Cheap and in pristine condition (like new), 128/8 variant.
Battery life is amazing (seriously, over 12 - up to 16 - hours browsing non-stop and screen constantly on with Firefox projected, with only Quora as the major battery drainer - Quora wastes it really quickly; everything else uses so little battery it's unreal). I got it this way by placing absolutely every app, except those that I need to keep from getting killed and/or running in background like JamesDSP or jetAudio+, into restricted battery mode (default is optimized) which kills them aggressively and keeps them from turning themselves on if they are in background (usually, 2 apps opened after sending them to background kills them, freeing up RAM for more effective multitasking for those apps you didn't put into restricted battery mode). Rest are left at optimized. Only a select few are configured to run always in background (unrestricted battery mode - they will ask for this) and they use it to run scheduled tasks (such as reminders app, Radarbot for warning about speed cameras or syncing my files with cloud every night, for which I pay Google One 3 or so USD per month for 200 GB of storage) - they don't run in background at all until their schedule comes, they do the tasks, and exit themselves.
There is no throttling or heat-up, it's blazingly fast and responsive no matter what I throw at it. Only things that heat it up a little bit are long-to-execute scripts (NUKED that disables analytics/tracking/ads/etc via Termux), frequent consecutive restarts, fast charging and Quora - it never once got heated up more than slightly warm.
Using LineageOS 20 on it, rooted. Multitasking is good, can run quite a few apps with 8 GB of RAM.
128 GB internal doesn't bother me. I use 256 GB MicroSD for storage and music files. Installed apps (128 of them listed, excluding the "Show system apps" option) use 28 GB of internal storage, plenty of room left for many more apps if I need them.
Based on my experience, Exynos 9820 is a beast, lightning quick yet still cool and power-efficient - I didn't even need to limit max frequency for the three core clusters with SmartPack Kernel Manager at all, the cores are allowed to run at max frequency if they so desire, and the phone remains at room temperature (barring, as I said above, things like Quora or fast charging).
axn, 03 Nov 2023I am planning to buy this phone right now and later run linage os
I am not so familiar with ... moreExynos. Snapdragon's bootloader is not unlockable and there is no community support in ways of rooting and custom ROMs. Plus, using LSPosed and Physical Button Master Control you can reprogram the Bixby button (called Menu in LineageOS) to control music, open apps and so on (I have it set so that one tap chooses next song, double tap previous, while tap and hold opens the music player) depending on the conditions you set (ie. the action can only be performed with screen on, screen on and off, device unlocked and so on). Use 4.2.1 to configure buttons, reboot to check if the reprogram is successful, then update to 4.3 and export the reprogrammed settings (4.3 force-closes if choosing an external app but can export and import settings, while 4.2.1 cannot export and import).
Make sure to set a sufficient delay if using one button for multiple functions, so that the system waits and listens to keypresses before executing the actions, otherwise it stops listening before you tap the button enough times. I found that a delay of 200 ms is sufficient for it to distinguish between a single tap, double-tap and tap-and-hold while quick enough that it responds quickly. You can also add vibration or other notifications on successful keypress so you know the actions executed.
DacTheKid, 07 Nov 2023I'm planning on buying this Should I get the Exynos or the snapdragon? Exynos if you want support for custom ROMs (LineageOS is in its 20th iteration with latest Android 13 for this device and you get weekly OTA updates through the built-in updater) and rooting. Rooting allows you to reprogram the Bixby button too.
DacTheKid, 07 Nov 2023I'm planning on buying this Should I get the Exynos or the snapdragon? If you want your S10+ last long and get reliable performance and custom rom support get the Exynos.
justasmile, 07 Nov 2023See the performance tests, other than RTX.I've seen the performance tests, and Exynos performs on par if not better in some tests.
I wouldn't call it downhill, I would call downhill their process fabrication node that have had worse yield nodes in the latest years for trying to rush before time, but now they are recovering.
I'm planning on buying this
Should I get the Exynos or the snapdragon?
Razor200, 06 Nov 2023Explain why now its downhill. See the performance tests, other than RTX.
Razor200, 04 Nov 2023shows me a source where the 855/855+ are better than the Exynos 9820/9825 and the A13 Bionic?Nvm, you're right. Turns out Exynos 9825 was better than the snapdragon chips. But now, it just gone downhill.
axn, 03 Nov 2023which os is better for this phone ? pixel experience plus or linage os thanks in advance ONE UI 5.1 Rom port by noble rom for the S10 series.
axn, 03 Nov 2023I am planning to buy this phone right now and later run linage os I am not so familiar with ... moreGo for Exynos, performs great and is stable also support custom roms, if you wan to install custom roms avoid Qualcomm variant since it has a locked bootloader and you won't be able to unlock it to install a custom rom.
justasmile, 01 Nov 2023In this case the Qualcomm is just better. Otherwise show me a source that proves Exynos 9820 ... moreshows me a source where the 855/855+ are better than the Exynos 9820/9825 and the A13 Bionic?
which os is better for this phone ?
pixel experience plus or linage os
thanks in advance
I am planning to buy this phone right now and later run linage os
I am not so familiar with how os reallly works but heard chipset matters
should I go for the exynos or snapdragon one
Razor200, 31 Oct 2023you should be happy to have the Excellent Exynos CPU and not the Garbage/junk Qualcomm CPUIn this case the Qualcomm is just better.
Otherwise show me a source that proves Exynos 9820 is better than Snapdrgaon 855.
Radical, 08 Oct 2023Have the device from later 2019, when i got it new with very good discount, was worth waiting ... moreYes, me as well, I have had this phone S10+ since early 2019 (Almost 4.5 years). The best phone in resolution; charging; speakers; etc. and never had a problem.