Samsung considers the Galaxy S10 and S10+ to be “next-generation” smartphones, but do the sum of all the new parts make a strong case?

I had seen the new devices at the launch event in San Francisco and came home with a Samsung Galaxy S10+ to review, as I’ve done here. Though I didn’t get the chance to test the S10 at the same time, much of what I’m describing here will also apply to that phone, unless stated otherwise.

The whole S10 line—even including the S10e, which I’ll look at separately in a later post—is not so much a makeover, it’s an affirmation of what came before it. Samsung played up the new pieces and parts they included in the new phones. They didn’t overhaul much here, only making some significant changes to up the ante on what you see and do.