Samsung’s Galaxy Observe 10 Plus Overview: The Renaissance Cellphone
“Samsung’s Galaxy Observe 10 Plus is half smartphone, half murals.”
Attractive Aura Glow shade, implausible display screen
Versatile and robust digicam suite
Tremendous-fast charging pace
Useful Home windows integrations
Speedy efficiency, UFS Three.zero help
Battery life may very well be higher
Many pointless, gimmicky options
The Samsung Galaxy Observe 10 Plus takes all the things nice in regards to the Galaxy S10 Plus and raises the bar slightly additional. To get to that greatness, you’ll have to get previous some gimmicky options, however the telephone’s core satisfies a lot, you gained’t have to hunt for an additional for some time.
That is the telephone to purchase and maintain onto for greater than two years; for those who’re searching for the all-encompassing telephone that may do all of it — and do all of it properly — you may’t do higher than the Observe 10 Plus.
Not into large telephones? Take a look at our Galaxy Observe 10 hands-on evaluation. It’s the primary time Samsung has two variants within the Observe vary, and the usual Observe 10 is supposed to be the extra compact telephone.
The Galaxy Observe 10 Plus is all about model. Round entrance, you’re handled to an enormous 6.Eight-inch display screen, which is surrounded by a few of the thinnest bezels I’ve seen up to now. There’s a hole-punch digicam once more, however not like these on the Galaxy S10 telephones, it’s small and centered. You’ll nonetheless see it, but it surely doesn’t take up a lot house on the standing bar.
Whereas the display screen is attractive — extra on it quickly — the again is arguably extra fascinating for those who purchase the Aura Glow shade. It’s an exhilarating mixture of iridescence and chrome, and the result’s fabulous. It’s eye-catching, magical, and an simple showstopper. The telephone additionally is available in Aura Black, Aura White, and Aura Blue (the latter is unique to the U.S.), however Aura Glow is the one you’ll need.
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It’s unattainable to disclaim the Observe 10 Plus’ resemblance to the Huawei P30 Professional or the iPhone XS. The Observe is angular, however the vertical digicam structure is what makes it straightforward to attract comparisons. It’s unattainable for me to choose one out as essentially the most lovely, however that’s a testomony itself to how good the Observe 10 Plus appears to be like. It actually is the best-looking Galaxy Observe telephone ever.
It’s a disgrace that enticing rear design attracts fingerprints so simply. I discovered myself wiping it down typically so the smudges wouldn’t spoil the look. A transparent case could be the most suitable choice in order for you safety, however don’t wish to conceal the design.
I’ve seen some complaints in regards to the rear scratching rapidly and might verify that you simply’ll have to deal with this telephone like an excellent piece of artwork if no hurt is to return to it. I haven’t dropped it or put it in a pocket stuffed with keys, but there may be one small scratch on the Gorilla Glass 6 on the again. The highly-reflective design makes it apparent, sadly. It’s much more cause to snap a transparent case on this telephone as quickly as you get it.
Aura Glow is an exhilarating mixture of iridescence and chrome.
The Observe 10 Plus is a behemoth of a telephone. It feels huge even in my giant palms, and whereas I’ve to shift the telephone slightly to succeed in the highest, I can nonetheless comfortably use it with one hand. For many, it’ll seemingly be a two-handed system.
In case you’re snug with the Observe 9’s dimension, you’ll really feel proper at dwelling, as a result of the Observe 10 Plus is only a hair taller and wider than its predecessor, although it’s additionally lighter and thinner. The Observe 10 Plus weighs lower than the iPhone XS Max and is simply zero.2mm thicker.
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If the Observe appears too giant, take into account the usual Galaxy Observe 10. It’s solely a bit bigger than the 5.Eight-inch iPhone XS, however has a 6.Three-inch show.
All of the telephone’s buttons are on the left aspect of the Observe 10 Plus. I don’t have hassle reaching them, however the placement is a bit awkward. I’m used to buttons being on the precise aspect, and there’s a little bit of a studying curve in getting used to the Observe 10 Plus’ structure. Surprisingly, urgent and holding the facility button prompts Bixby as a substitute of providing energy choices. If you wish to flip the telephone off, there’s a software program toggle within the notification drawer. Fortunately, you may customise this, and I’ve set the button to activate energy choices as regular.
The Observe 10 Plus has the identical ultrasonic fingerprint sensor just like the S10 vary, sitting below the glass on the entrance. It’s quicker and extra dependable, and among the best in-display fingerprint sensors I’ve used, but it surely nonetheless doesn’t match the pace and accuracy of the normal capacitive sensors, even whether it is safer. I nonetheless just like the implementation right here, and there’s at all times Face Unlock, which isn’t safe, however is extra handy and works properly.
There’s no headphone jack on the telephone and no dongle within the field as comfort. Samsung stated the headphone jack needed to be eliminated to make extra room for the battery. One can find USB-C AKG earbuds within the field, however including a dongle so Samsung’s largest followers don’t have to purchase one individually would’ve been good.
An enormous, immersive display screen
You’ll have a tough time wanting away from the beautiful, futuristic 6.Eight-inch display screen. Its huge floor is like staring into one other actuality, and it’s among the many most immersive I’ve seen on a telephone up to now.
High: iPhone XS Max. Backside: Observe 10 Plus. Julian Chokkattu/Digital Tendencies
It’s the identical Dynamic AMOLED panel Samsung debuted for the S10 vary, with Three,040 x 1,440 decision (at 498 pixels per inch), and it’s HDR10+ licensed. The display screen is sharp, vivid, and black ranges are darkish as evening.
I watched episodes of Darkish in addition to Avengers: Infinity Warfare on Netflix. Each look spectacular on the large display screen. I had no hassle seeing the darkest scenes from Darkish (a present that lives as much as its identify) even outdoor in broad daylight, and this latter level is what’s most spectacular. The display screen will get so vibrant, you’ll by no means end up squinting at it in any lighting situation.
That is evident within the picture above. The Observe 10 Plus’ display screen is so much brighter than the iPhone XS Max, which is hotter and darkish. It’s tough to see the character’s face, and that’s at max brightness.
The stereo audio system assist with immersion. They’re impressively loud and sound nice. Keep in mind to activate Dolby Atmos within the Sound settings for full impact.
You’ll have a tough time wanting away from the beautiful 6.Eight-inch display screen.
It’s among the many greatest shows on a smartphone immediately, but it surely lacks a function that will have made it an ideal 10/10 for me: the next refresh charge. Telephones just like the OnePlus 7 Professional have cranked display screen refresh charge from 60Hz to 90Hz (with assist from Samsung, I’ll add), and it makes for a smoother expertise. I miss this function from the OnePlus 7 Professional, and it’s a missed alternative on the Observe 10 Plus.
Samsung’s Snapdragon 855 processor powers the Observe 10 Plus, paired with 12GB of RAM. It’s greater than sufficient for most individuals, as we’ve seen the identical energy contained in the S10 Plus. Apps open rapidly and transitioning between them is fluid. It’s a disgrace the Snapdragon 855 Plus isn’t right here, nevertheless. That barely upgraded chip could be discovered within the Asus ROG Cellphone 2, and Qualcomm stated it delivers higher graphics efficiency.
Listed below are just a few benchmark outcomes:
AnTuTu 3DBench: 358,160
Geekbench four CPU: Three,388 single-core; 10,157 multi-core
3DMark Sling Shot Excessive: four,656 (Vulkan)
The ability inside this telephone won’t disappoint anybody, and the benchmarks largely show it. The AnTuTu rating is among the many high in our listing of telephones we’ve examined, although it’s in need of the OnePlus 7 Professional. The Geekbench scores match as much as the competitors, although single-core outcomes are decrease than the iPhone XS Max.
Video games like PUBG: Cell and Alto’s Odyssey fly by with none points. The telephone warmed after round 45 minutes of gameplay, however even after an hour, I by no means noticed stuttering or slowdown. That is particularly spectacular with PUBG: Cell, as I used to be enjoying on the best settings attainable.
There’s help for the united states3.zero specification, which suggests you’ll see quicker loading screens in video games due to quicker learn/write occasions. It’s tough to see the influence on day-to-day efficiency, however all the things feels buttery clean.
There’s 256GB of inside storage and a MicroSD card slot, a perk of the Observe 10 Plus over the smaller Observe 10. A 512GB mannequin can also be obtainable.
New S Pen tips
The S Pen stylus distinguishes the Observe from the S sequence. It’s saved on the backside of the telephone, subsequent to the USB-C port. Final yr improved the stylus’ usability as Samsung added Bluetooth. Which means the S Pen can activate sure options remotely, like snapping a photograph. This yr’s S Pen has been redesigned, and it’s slightly extra snug to carry, although I wouldn’t say no to a barely thicker casing.
The Observe 10 Plus has its personal star function — the power to transform handwriting to textual content — and it’s disappointing. Sure, it converts handwriting into textual content, fairly properly for those who’re handwriting isn’t like rooster scratch. However the issue is that if you convert it and open the Microsoft Phrase doc, the transformed textual content is positioned inside a textual content field. So that you’ll want to chop what’s within the textual content field, and paste it inline to the highest of the doc, and you then’ll want to regulate formatting and proper the errors (and there can be not less than one error).
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If you’re avid note-taker and have used the S Pen liberally earlier than, then this function will nonetheless enchantment, because it’s helpful to have half the work carried out for you in case you wanted a textual content copy of your notes. I really feel the implementation may very well be so much higher right here and having extra choices than Phrase can be good.
My larger drawback with note-taking — which I desperately wish to grasp on the Observe 10 Plus — is that it’s not snug to write down notes on it. The all-glass design makes it slippery, so the telephone can slide round a bit whereas writing on some surfaces, and the slender display screen doesn’t go away a lot room for my palm. None of this implies I’ll cease taking notes with the S Pen. Display-off Memos are tremendous helpful after I’m in a gathering and have to rapidly jot one thing down; it lets me write on the display screen with out having to wake the telephone.
The S Pen has one other new trick known as Air Actions, which Samsung lately introduced alongside the Galaxy Tab S6. You’ll be able to wave the stylus like a wand to manage apps, like change digicam modes with a swipe or change the digicam zoom with a round movement. I’ve used these gestures to modify between Stay Focus and Photograph mode when taking selfies, and it genuinely works, however there’s not a ton of moments the place I’ve felt the necessity to use it. Air Actions primarily work in first-party apps; third-party builders can help them, however I’m not holding my breath.
The S Pen hasn’t forgotten its previous tips, from Stay Messages to translating textual content. One enjoyable new addition is AR Doodle, which helps you to sketch augmented actuality artwork over the true world utilizing the digicam on the telephone. The digicam can observe faces, so you may draw a hat on somebody’s head and watch it observe them round. The monitoring isn’t good, but it surely’s enjoyable. You may also draw anyplace in the true world à la Google’s Tilt Brush VR app, however my drawings appeared so poor I finished utilizing the function after a day. Artistic minds will spend extra time right here and luxuriate in it.
Total, lots of the S Pen’s options nonetheless really feel like gimmicks. Utilizing it to attract, take notes, and snap pictures are what I take advantage of it for essentially the most, however the latter is the one function I miss after I change to different telephones.
Sturdy Home windows connection, extra gimmicks
Changing handwriting to Phrase paperwork isn’t the one Microsoft partnership right here. Now you can hyperlink your telephone to a Home windows PC or laptop computer, letting you see all of your notifications and messages on the short panel in Home windows, and you can too evaluation the final 25 pictures you captured. It’s a welcome addition and connecting the telephone to Home windows is straightforward (you may observe this information to set it up).
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I needed to tweak which apps delivered notifications because it was slightly overwhelming at first, however I’m comfortable there’s a great deal of customization. I’m not a fan of the persistent notification on my telephone saying it’s linked to my PC, however I toggled off all notifications in Android’s settings and it disappeared. It might have been neat if this integration may allow you to management your PC out of your telephone if you’re not close by, however maybe it’ll are available in time.
Loads of this performance could be replicated on another smartphone simply by downloading the Your Cellphone Microsoft app from the Google Play Retailer, however there’s a perk right here you may’t get anyplace else: Cellphone Display. It helps you to management your telephone’s display screen together with your keyboard and mouse from the Your Cellphone Home windows app. There’s a slight enter lag, but it surely works — I even managed to play a little bit of Alto’s Odyssey — that means it’s technically making it attainable to make use of Android apps on Home windows (like slightly digital field).
This partnership is meant to develop over the yr, and Microsoft stated you’ll have the ability to reply and reject calls out of your Home windows system later this yr.
One other marquee function that hasn’t lived as much as the hype is 3D Scanner, which helps you to scan 3D objects and animate them by way of movement seize. The scans are often not as correct as I’d like. I “connected” my scan of a funko pop to my girlfriend, and as she moved round, the Funko Pop of Sirius Black bizarrely moved in methods I didn’t wish to see. It appears to be like janky and it’s not a function I believe I’ll use once more.
3D Scanned Sirius Black Funko Pop. Julian Chokkattu/Digital Tendencies
Samsung’s DeX mode, the desktop Android interface that pops p if you plug the telephone into an exterior monitor, has gained a brand new function. You’ll be able to plug the Observe 10 Plus right into a Home windows laptop computer or MacBook by way of an ordinary USB cable and a DeX utility will pop up on the pc like a digital app. I’m haven’t discovered a lot of a cause to make use of this, but it surely on the very least works.
The remainder of the software program on the telephone stays unchanged from the Galaxy S10. It’s working One UI, Samsung’s layer over Android 9 Pie. It’s slick and visually pleasing. The draw back is that Google is about to launch Android 10 quickly, however Samsung most likely gained’t have the replace prepared till early 2020. Fingers crossed it comes quicker.
A well-known and versatile digicam
The Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus introduced a flexible digicam system to Samsung’s flagship vary. The Observe 10 Plus is analogous, however not the identical. It has three cameras: a 12-megapixel essential lens with a variable f/1.5 to f/2.four aperture and optical picture stabilization, a 12-megapixel f/2.1 telephoto lens (with OIS), and a 16-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens with an f/2.2 aperture.
There’s additionally a time-of-flight sensor right here (VGA f/1.four) – that’s not current on the usual Observe 10 – which helps seize higher depth for portrait mode pictures and movies (known as Stay Focus). It works properly, although I discover it smooths over element even in good lighting.
The telephoto lens has a wider aperture, so it ought to take barely higher low-light pictures, and that’s evident within the pictures beneath. The leaves and branches are barely sharper.
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus, telephoto lens.
Samsung Galaxy Observe 10 Plus, telephoto lens.
The digicam app operates easily and snaps pictures rapidly, and total the expertise is sort of precisely the identical because the Galaxy S10 Plus. I like the flexibility of the triple digicam lenses, and the pictures they product are sturdy. However I’ve minor quibbles. The telephoto lens oversharpens but in addition lacks element typically; the wide-angle lens can’t deal with close-ups just like the wide-angle lens on Huawei’s P30 Professional; and Evening Mode typically appears to be like worse than utilizing the usual digicam.
To the latter level, you want to stand nonetheless with Evening Mode to have any success. I typically most popular non-Evening Mode pictures, as they weren’t as flat. See the comparisons for your self beneath.
I choose the usual photograph of the 2 ladies on the bar, as a result of I really like the distinction and their darkish silhouettes, and there’s extra element. With the wide-angle photograph of the automobile, I choose the Evening Mode shot because it does convey out a few of the darkish spots from the unique, although I do assume it’s nonetheless a bit flat. It wants modifying to spice up distinction.
Under are just a few pictures evaluating the Evening Mode with the iPhone XS Max, the Pixel Three XL and its Evening Sight function, in addition to the OnePlus 7 Professional. Samsung beats many of the competitors with its normal digicam mode right here, however colours and element falter in Samsung’s Evening Mode. The Pixel Three XL’s Evening Sight and the OnePlus 7 Professional’s Nightscape aren’t good, however I’d choose these pictures over Samsung’s Evening Mode. The iPhone XS Max photograph, which appears to be like real looking, isn’t a photograph I’d wish to share.
I believe the digicam can compete with favorites just like the Google Pixel Three and the Huawei P30 Professional — and beats the previous in sheer versatility — however gained’t beat them total. Photos typically lack distinction, which is subjective, and colours can differ — both being too saturated or washed out.
The video enhancements are extra substantial, and I’ve added a set of them within the video beneath. My favourite enchancment is Tremendous Regular, which helps you to seize tremendous stabilized movies. It’s extremely clean right here, and appears actually spectacular. Higher but, it really works with Hyperlapse mode, so you may get some cool footage with out a lot fuss.
Stay Focus Video is a function that hails from the S10 5G; it’s Samsung’s portrait mode, however for movies, blurring the background for a DSLR-like impact. It really works surprisingly properly, although you may see errors if the topic strikes round so much. There’s a neat glitch impact you may add and it tracks round my head rather well.
Lastly, Samsung’s Zoom-in Mic function directs the microphones on the telephone to the topic the digicam is pointing at to enhance audio high quality, and zeroes in as you zoom in. It efficiently blocked out my brother’s voice as I narrated a scene from The Lord of the Rings (seen within the video above). Useful for if you wish to zoom in in your child at a live performance, however this isn’t actually a groundbreaking or new function — it’s been round on telephones from HTC and LG for years.
That is all with out mentioning the already-capable 4K 60 frames-per-second video seize, and enjoyable modes like Tremendous Sluggish Movement — it’s a terrific telephone for capturing movies.
Evening Mode selfie.
Stay Focus Selfie.
There’s only a single selfie digicam with 10 megapixels and an f/2.2 aperture, and it’s respectable. It struggles in low mild, however Evening Mode can be utilized right here and it does enhance pictures (although it would take just a few tries). Selfies look good in sturdy lighting circumstances.
Quick cost a beefy battery
There’s a large four,300mAh battery within the Observe 10 Plus. You’ll finish a day of reasonable use with round 30% remaining by 7 p.m. That’s good, however not essentially nice. Heavier use means the telephone could battle to remain alive till the top of the day. All of this testing was with the display screen decision set to the max (it’s 2,280 x 1,080 by default), which drains extra battery. For instance, reasonable use — the place I largely used the digicam, browsed the online, checked notifications, and messaged buddies — introduced the Observe 10 Plus to 15% by 9:30 p.m. one evening. Hardly spectacular. On days with lighter use, I acquired dwelling round 6 p.m. with 50% left within the tank.
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It’s nice to have a big battery packed in a skinny telephone (7.9mm), however this can be a frequent pattern with the newest telephones. Huawei put a four,200mAh battery into the 7.57mm skinny P30 Professional, and it has the perfect battery life we’ve seen. The Observe 10 Plus hasn’t crushed it — in reality, the Observe 10 Plus didn’t even beat the Galaxy S10 Plus in our video playback take a look at. Enjoying a 1080p YouTube video with max brightness over Wi-Fi, the Observe 10 Plus lasted for 12 hours and 30 minutes. The S10 Plus, with its four,100mAh battery, lasted 10 minutes extra. In the meantime, the Huawei P30 Professional lasted 16 hours.
In case you’re a heavy gamer, or for those who use the digicam so much, you could wish to pack a transportable battery charger simply in case. There are additionally some ways to reduce the drain on the battery, akin to by reducing the display screen decision, or by turning on one of many varied battery-saving modes.
Battery capability is simply part of the story. Samsung telephones are sometimes sluggish to cost on account of outdated quick cost expertise. The Galaxy S10, for instance, makes use of the Qualcomm Fast Cost 2.zero spec, which was introduced in 2015. Opponents like LG have moved on to the Fast Cost four+ normal.
Fortunately, the Galaxy Observe 10 Plus fees quicker, and comes with a 25-watt charger within the field. It nonetheless solely helps Fast Cost 2.zero (it makes use of USB Energy Supply Three.zero as a substitute), however with the 25-watt charger, there are great enhancements. In reality, in our battery charging pace take a look at, the Observe 10 Plus beat a number of well-liked rivals such because the OnePlus 7 Professional, taking simply an hour and a couple of minutes to recharge from zero p.c (the OnePlus took 1 hour and 14 minutes). Examine that with the S10 Plus, which took 1 hour and 43 minutes, it’s straightforward to see the profit — particularly if you first plug it in because the Observe 10 Plus already had 24 p.c of juice in 10 minutes.
From left to proper: OnePlus 7 Professional, Galaxy S10 Plus, Observe 10 Plus, Pixel Three XL, iPhone XS Max.
The Observe 10 Plus can cost even faster than that, however you want to purchase a 45-watt charger that’s bought individually. With the 45-watt brick, the Samsung telephone can juice up even quicker originally, which is helpful for those who solely have a few minutes to cost earlier than heading off. I haven’t examined this but as we don’t have it, however I’ll add my ideas right here after I do. It’s seemingly not price the additional $50, contemplating the pace of the included 25W charger. Apple, take word.
Wi-fi charging occurs over Quick Wi-fi Charging 2.zero, and it took the Observe 10 Plus round 2 and a half hours to recharge absolutely utilizing an Anker wi-fi charger (it could be quicker for those who use a Samsung charger, however not by rather more). The Wi-fi Powershare function makes a return from the S10 vary, so you may high up different gadgets that help wi-fi charging like your pal’s iPhone XS or a pair of Galaxy Buds. The one different telephones with this function are from Huawei.
5G: The subsequent-gen community
You need to use 5G with Samsung’s newest Observe telephone, however you want to purchase the Galaxy Observe 10 Plus 5G. The usual Observe 10 Plus solely helps Wi-Fi 6 and LTE. It’s the identical system, however the 5G variant is 2 grams heavier.
Samsung has introduced a brand new function known as Play Galaxy Hyperlink that ties into the brand new 5G community. It helps you to join the Observe 10 Plus 5G to your Home windows PC and stream put in PC video games to the telephone, so you may play them anyplace on the planet. Not like Google’s upcoming Stadia service, the video games are nonetheless powered by your laptop. Particulars are mild, akin to streaming high quality and whether or not it could entry video games from Steam, but it surely’s one function of the Observe 10 Plus I can’t wait to check out (it nonetheless works on all Observe 10 fashions). It gained’t be obtainable on launch day and Samsung has not shared a timeline.
Value, availability, and guarantee
The Samsung Galaxy Observe 10 Plus is $1,100 and is on the market beginning August 23. The usual Observe 10 prices $950.
The Galaxy Observe 10 Plus 5G prices $1,300 for the 256GB mannequin and $1,400 for the 512GB model. It’s unique to Verizon first, however will make its option to the opposite carriers later. It shares the identical availability particulars because the Observe 10 and Observe 10 Plus. In case you’re on Verizon, take a look at our information to the service’s 5G rollout to see in case your metropolis is on the listing of 5G cities. You’ll be able to take a look at all of the offers and costs from varied carriers on the Observe 10 and Observe 10 Plus right here.
Samsung gives an ordinary restricted guarantee that covers producer defects one yr for the reason that date of buy.
The Observe 10 Plus is an all-around winner. It could take glorious pictures at varied views; its battery lasts a few full day, however its charging pace is among the many quickest obtainable on a telephone; it has a beautifully-massive display screen that appears futuristic; and all of the pace you want for intensive duties and gaming. It’s the renaissance man of telephones.
Certain, it has a whole lot of gimmicky options — Samsung may trim the fats right here — but it surely’s straightforward to disregard them. The S Pen nonetheless has its makes use of with strong note-taking capabilities and stays perfect for serving to you snap pictures.
Are there higher options?
There are a whole lot of glorious telephones you should buy for those who’re additionally contemplating the $1,100 Observe 10 Plus — and all of them are so much cheaper. The OnePlus 7 Professional, for instance, has a surprising, immersive display screen with a 90Hz refresh charge. It matches the Observe 10 Plus on efficiency and has a equally versatile digicam suite. It lacks MicroSD card slot help, IP-rated water resistance, and wi-fi charging.
You need to take into account the Google Pixel Three as properly, because it has higher software program (and software program help), in addition to a robust digicam, even when it’s not as versatile (you might additionally simply watch for the Pixel four in October). In case you’re debating between Android and iOS, you’ll be more than pleased with the iPhone XS Max, although new iPhones are due at any second — it’s greatest to attend.
Take a look at our greatest smartphones information for extra.
How lengthy will it final?
The Galaxy Observe 10 Plus will final you greater than three years, and after you could begin to see some indicators of battery degradation.
Samsung usually helps its telephones by way of software program updates for 2 years, so anticipate to get Android 10 and Android 11, however most likely not Android 12.
Must you purchase it?
Sure. The Observe 10 Plus is a wonderful Android smartphone that justifies its excessive worth.