Samsung Galaxy s10e setup
Turn on Dolby Atmos
The Galaxy S10 lineup also features advanced Dolby Atmos sound enhancement.
How to setup?
Pull down the notification bar again, swipe down to access the extended menu, swipe from right to left, find the Dolby Atmos button, click on it to turn it on or off
Turn on dark mode (night mode)
This is completely optional, but dark mode is especially useful at night and really helps save battery power as black pixels are completely turned off on the Galaxy S10, S10 Plus and S10e and do not drain the battery.
How to setup?
Settings Display Night mode
Reassign the Bixby button
Initially, the on-screen icon allows you to quickly launch Bixby Assistant, which is good if you love it. However, this is very rare, so why not change it to something else, which is more to your liking? For example, on Google Assistant.
How to setup?
Settings Additional functions Bixby key
Here you can also install any application or shortcut command for one-click or two-click launch.
Sign in to your Google and Samsung accounts
Signing in to your Google account and Samsung account will help you not only sync your phone with cloud services, but also transfer old contacts and other important data like settings or passwords to your new smartphone.
Samsung has introduced full screen gesture functionality with the release of an updated UI that installs on top of Android 9 Pie. Full screen gestures allow you to navigate the user interface with simple commands rather than using the navigation bar.
How to setup?
Settings Display Navigation bar
Set up biometric sensor
The Galaxy S10 comes with the first-in-line ultrasonic smartphone fingerprint scanner, and it’s the only biometric authentication system on the Galaxy S10 since Samsung ditched the Iris scanner. But don’t rely on the ability to unlock using face recognition. It’s not safe.
How to setup?
Biometrics & Security Settings
Speed up your device
Samsung has a special feature that will reduce the number of animations. This does not mean that the S10 lags when using animations. They just load the system more and affect the battery charge.
How to setup?
Settings Additional functions
How to properly set up your Samsung Galaxy S10 after purchase
It should be noted right away that some recommendations may seem a little trivial, however, some users may well forget about them.
Home screen customization
The Samsung Galaxy S10 offers many personalization options to its owners. They are so big that most people don’t even know about all the options. When switching from the operating “Apple” platform iOS, the classic menu of utilities on Android from the very beginning can become a problem.
A proprietary One UI overlay, similar to the Chinese MIUI and EMUI overlays, allows you to turn off the original graphical list and make the corresponding common border similar to the one known on the iPhone. To change the appearance of the main display, you need to go along the path “settings”. “screen”. “main screen”. “layout of the main screen” and click “only the main screen”.
Some users are afraid to change their phone to a newer one, because they are afraid of transferring contacts, music, photos, videos and so on, on which they will spend more than one hour.
Replacing the keyboard
The dozen from Seoul may be one of the best flagships, but unfortunately, the factory on-screen keyboard is not comfortable enough. Her work is not always accurate, and the location is not entirely comfortable.
It is advisable to install Google’s “keyboard”, which has an excellent automatic correction system and almost unlimited configuration options. Gboard is not prohibited from downloading from the Play service. After launching the application, you should configure it so that it meets the system requirements.
Services from Google
After buying a new smartphone, you will have to enter your username and password almost anywhere. This is very annoying, especially if the person has a lot of them. Fortunately, if you use Google services and the Chrome browser, they will automatically fill out the login forms and provide access to accounts.
To enable the option, you need to log in to the Gmail mail and only then find “settings”. “basic”. “language and input”. “autocomplete”. From now on, all data will be remembered by the Galaxy S10.
Gestures instead of the navigation bar
The phone allows its owners to navigate the interface using gestures instead of the standard three buttons. Actions must be performed with your hand from the bottom of the monitor up. Dragging from the center will return the person to the main display. If you maneuver to the left, one position will be restored, and to the right, the multitasking menu will open.
To activate the control, you should find “settings” then “screen” then “navigation bar” and stop at the item “full screen gestures”. Here it is allowed to enable or disable hints. These are small semi-transparent rectangles that tell you where to drag them to to trigger interaction. You can also swap the return and parallel keys.
All S10 smartphones are equipped with very advanced sensors, with which you can take great pictures. But you need to properly configure the software. Seoul engineers love to add a lot of options, but the Camera utility is a bit cluttered.
It is advisable to remove some functions to make the interface readable and convenient to use. To control the application, go to “camera”. “mode settings” in the upper left corner there are “camera modes”. “edit modes”. Here it is allowed to get rid of unnecessary “chips”.
Engineers from South Korea have long developed dimming of the monitor in their gadgets for communication. This is to make the best use of the battery power. The global search engine Google just recently introduced this useful option in its Android 10 OS.
The dark theme has many benefits, which are most noticeable on phones with OLED and AMOLED visual panels. Black turns off individual pixels, which has a positive effect on the amount of energy used. This will save cell power. To enable it, select “settings”. “display”. “night mode”.
Display and sound
Samsung, of course, continues to install proprietary AMOLED displays on its smartphones. In this case, the matrix practically does not differ from that used in the Galaxy Note9. a curved screen with a diagonal of 6.4 inches. But the format has changed. 19: 9 instead of 18: 9 and, accordingly, the resolution is 3040 × 1440 pixels. The pixel density is 522 ppi. In principle, this is an excessive value, so by default the display operates at Full HD-resolution, switching to a higher density only in game mode and when watching video. However, at any time you can change the resolution manually. suddenly you see pixels?
In addition to being micro-scratch resistant, the glass has a very good oleophobic coating. there are not too many prints left on the screen.
But I have serious complaints about the touch coating. It is too sensitive, which leads not only to a lot of parasitic presses on the side surface (which is not uncommon for curved smartphones at all), but also to the constant triggering of the sensor in your. The smartphone regularly tries to call someone, opens an emergency call service, and so on. and nothing can be done about it. This is not only annoying and can lead to unnecessary expenses (if the phone calls someone from roaming, for example), but also drains the battery faster. The funniest (but also unpleasant) is that in this case in the settings there are special items “protection against accidental touch” (was enabled) and “screen sensitivity increase” (was disabled).
Always-On Display mode is active, it can be configured in great detail, just like in Note9. At the same time, the smartphone reacts if you take it in hand. it turns on the screen, shows the time and notifications.
In the display settings, you can change the font size, scale, blue filter and other basic things, as well as color rendition. And the settings of the last parameter have changed. “adaptive”, “AMOLED movie” and “AMOLED photo” have disappeared, instead of them there is only “saturated” (with the ability to change the white balance and manually adjust the three main colors) and “natural”. In essence, they mean color gamut combined with color temperature. the ability to see a picture as close as possible to the original, or brighter, catchy and full-color, but less natural. To watch videos with HDR10 support (declared in the specifications), it is recommended to use the “saturated colors” mode, at which the peak brightness is reached.
The maximum measured level of brightness with the manually set indicator to the maximum was 392 cd / m2. about the same as on Note9 (I have almost no doubt about using the same matrix). This is lower than the iPhone XS Max, but keep in mind that Apple has a non-switchable automatic brightness adjustment. When automatic adjustment is activated on the S10, the peak brightness can already be as high as 800 cd / m2 under appropriate conditions. So in this regard, the S10 screen is not inferior to anyone.
Samsung Galaxy S10, rich color gamma. Yellow line. Galaxy S10 indicators, dashed. reference gamma
Samsung Galaxy S10, color temperature in vivid color mode. Blue line. Galaxy S10 readings, dashed line. reference temperature
Samsung Galaxy S10, rich color gamut. Gray triangle is sRGB coverage, white triangle is Galaxy S10 coverage
In vivid color mode, the Samsung Galaxy S10 uses a color gamut that approximates the DCI-P3 standard. At the same time, color accuracy is maintained at a fairly high level. The average gamut is 2.05, the color temperature is slightly increased (on average. 7300 K), the average DeltaE deviation for the extended Color Checker palette (shades of gray, a wide range of color shades) is 5.64 (at a norm of 3 and a reference value of 2).
Samsung Galaxy S10 Natural Color Gamma. Yellow line. Galaxy S10 indicators, dashed. reference gamma
Samsung Galaxy S10, color temperature with natural color mode. Blue line. Galaxy S10 readings, dashed line. reference temperature
Samsung Galaxy S10 Natural Color Gamut. Gray triangle is sRGB coverage, white triangle is Galaxy S10 coverage
In the mode of color reproduction “natural colors” the color gamut is close to sRGB. and the picture is fully consistent with the declared “naturalness”, although not a reference in this regard. The gamma is 2.04, the average deviation of the Delta E on the Color Checker is 3.20. This is close to normal, but a little undersized. and the color temperature is at least above the reference 6,500 K. I can’t call the S10 display setting ideal, but it’s still an elite level, quite consistent with the class of the device.
The Samsung Galaxy S10 sounds as expected. on par with the Note9. External speakers are stereophonic. one is directed to the right / downward (located at the bottom end), the second. spoken. is located above the display. They are loud and produce unexpectedly rich sound. It’s not a shame to listen to videos from Youtube or even watch a clip or two. It is still better not to watch films and TV shows with such voice acting. you should not show disrespect to their creators.
The sound output to the headphones is good. there is a solid volume reserve, and normal detail, and stability over the entire frequency range. This applies both to a wired connection (yes, there is a mini-jack and AKG bundled headphones, which are connected just via the analog interface), and to a wireless one with support for aptX and aptX HD.
Together with the smartphone, we managed to try the Samsung Galaxy Buds wireless headphones, which are not included, but are implied as a full-fledged answer to Apple Airpods. It is an everyday headset with a minimalist design, perfect for use with the Galaxy S10. It is hidden in a neat pebble case, with which you can not only store two earpieces, but also recharge them. The first “acquaintance” of Buds and Galaxy S10 is carried out in a style that is most similar to that proposed by Apple. It is enough to put the case with the headphones inside on the smartphone. and it will immediately “find” them and offer to go to the Galaxy Wearables interface for further customization.
But Samsung has gone further. Galaxy Buds can also be charged using a smartphone, without the use of additional devices. The smartphone is able not only to charge wirelessly, but also to give a charge, and Buds, in turn, accept it with gratitude. This was already in The Simpsons. more precisely, it was in the Huawei Mate 20 Pro, but then Huawei, let me remind you, did not have time to prepare a version of its Freebuds with support for wireless charging, so the function actually disappeared in vain.
The Galaxy Buds themselves are quite ordinary modern wireless “plugs” both in sound and in operating time: on a single charge, the headphones should work for 5-6 hours, charge for 1.7 hours in 15 minutes right in the case; in total, the case provides up to seven additional hours of battery life. Each earbud is equipped with a microphone. they do not provide active noise cancellation, but they allow you to talk on the phone without taking them out of your ears. The connection quality, however, is rather average.
The Bluetooth module also works very mediocre. in the movement the connection with the smartphone regularly fails, the sound is interrupted, which is very annoying. This does not reach the scale that we saw in Huawei Freebuds, where there were interruptions every time it was worth going out with them (and not just listening while sitting in public transport), but still too often to ignore the problem. We can only hope that Samsung will somehow solve it in the upcoming firmwares. Of the advantages regarding Apple Airpods, I note how well the Galaxy Buds sit in the ears. a high level of passive noise isolation is achieved, and there is no fear of losing an earpiece that suddenly fell out of the ear. Will not fall out, you don’t have to worry.
Hardware and performance
The Samsung Galaxy S10 (all versions) is divided into two options for equipping the hardware platform. for North America and for the whole world. The first, which we will not see (except for those who buy a smartphone in the US and Canada), is equipped with Qualcomm’s flagship platform. Snapdragon 855. The second. with a platform of its own authorship, Samsung Exynos 9820 Octa.
It is interesting that, despite the primacy in the production of semiconductors (Qualcomm prints boards at Samsung facilities), the Koreans are the only major players (except for MediaTek) who in this generation have not released their platform on the 7nm technological process. Huawei, Qualcomm and Apple have done it, and the Exynos 9820 Octa is made with 8nm LPP (Low Power Plus) FinFET technology. However, I do not think that this is critical in this case, there is no need to talk about any serious technological lag.
Samsung’s new flagship platform consists of eight computing cores, built according to the whimsical, as is now customary, scheme “2 2 4”: two customized Samsung fourth-generation Mongoose M4 cores with a clock frequency of 2.73 GHz are designed for the most resource-intensive tasks, two ARM Cortex cores A75 clocked at 2.31 GHz mid-range and four ARM Cortex-A55s at 1.95 GHz for tasks that do not require excessive muscle strain. Responsible for the graphics is the ARM Mali-G76 MP12 subsystem. a slightly overclocked version of the accelerator that we saw on the HiSilicon Kirin 980 platform.
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Like the platform that is used in all older Huawei, the Exynos 9820 Octa ultimately does not shine with performance in games, noticeably lagging behind both the Apple A12 Bionic and Snapdragon 855 in this respect. 845 they are rather head-to-head. However, the benchmark results speak better than any words. You will not have any problems in any modern games running on the Samsung Galaxy S10 (as well as the S10 with the S10e), but we will not dare to talk about the stock for several years ahead. In practical terms, a special game mode that can disable unnecessary background applications and special system optimization for games made on the Unity engine helps to play on a smartphone.
The Samsung Galaxy S10 features a state-of-the-art vapor chamber cooling system. Note9, let me remind you, experienced serious problems with throttling, lowering the system performance in power-hungry applications to 63-64% of the maximum. The S10 is much more relaxed. in the CPU Throttling Test, the level is kept at 79% of the maximum. It is also far from being extreme, but the fall is no longer critical. Average performance for a 15-minute session in the benchmark. 129.6 GIPS. The indicator for a flagship smartphone is average, but the gain relative to Note9, in turn, is obvious.
The most relish of the Samsung Exynos S10 in terms of hardware is a version with 12 GB of RAM and. 1 TB of storage. Yes, it costs 125 thousand rubles, but it inspires respect. And the most popular, of course, will be the basic version of the S10 / S10, which we tested. with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of permanent memory. You can, if you wish, expand its volume using a microSD card, because the second SIM card slot is made of hybrid.
Review of the smartphone Samsung Galaxy S10: all this was already in the “Simpsons
I have already described my first impressions of the entire set of new Galaxy S. now it’s time to talk in more detail and more specifically, directly about Samsung’s main flagship of the first half of 2019. Galaxy S10. Integrated right into the screen, a dual front camera and a fingerprint scanner, a triple rear camera with triple optical zoom, a 6.4-inch curved OLED display, fast both wired and wireless charging, the latest platform Samsung Exynos 9820 Octa. The Koreans have created their own answer to the iPhone XS Max (for the “regular” iPhone XS, this answer was the Samsung Galaxy S10), and to the Huawei Mate 20 Pro, and to the Google Pixel 3 XL. After the not very intelligible Galaxy S9, did the company manage to confirm its ambitions as a manufacturer of luxury gadgets and demonstrate technological superiority, as it was many years before?
Key differences of the S10 version from the “regular” S10: a larger display (6.4 inches versus 6.1), a double front camera against a single one, a larger battery (4100 mAh versus 3400 mAh) with increased dimensions and weight, as well as a ceramic version with 1 TB of storage and 12 GB of RAM. Our test turned out to be a standard glass S10 in mother-of-pearl color (white with a blue tint. more about colors below) with 8/128 GB of memory. There will be no intermediate version with 8/512 GB in Russia.
The third version, Samsung Galaxy S10e, looks like a kind of reaction to the iPhone XR. presumably with the same perspectives. simpler design, dual rear camera, non-curved screen. At the same time, the S10e, unlike the same XR, only looks cheaper than the S10 / S10, but does not feel so. The main advantages of the series (glass body, AMOLED display, powerful platform) with it.
This concludes the conversation about different S10s. further we will focus exclusively on the S10.
Communication and wireless communications
The Samsung Galaxy S10 has two nano-SIM slots, one of them, as I mentioned above, is combined with a memory card slot. With both SIM cards, you can go online via LTE. A modem capable of working with LTE of the 20th category is installed here. the theoretical download speed reaches 2 Gbps, transmission. 150 Mbps. The Galaxy S10 is the fastest 4G smartphone to date. Then there is only 5G (the Galaxy S10 5G version has already been presented, another thing is that the coverage is so little that there is at least a minimum of sense in the gadget itself at the moment).
All necessary wireless modules, with the exception of the IrDA, are present: NFC (with Samsung Pay support), Bluetooth 5.0 (with LE and aptX; you can output the signal to two devices at once), Wi-Fi 802.11a / b / g / n / ac / ax. Yes, the Samsung Galaxy S10 is Wi-Fi 6 friendly and should also receive priority access in crowded places with congested networks. In fact, the S10 does not demonstrate any special skills in places with a relatively weak signal or a large number of connected devices. for example, in my home network, where a weak router is currently used, it, like, for example, the Honor View 20, demonstrated weaker abilities than many competitors and even low-cost smartphones. There is no way to use the S10 as a repeater in the manner of Note9 or Note8.
The navigation module works with the main systems: GPS (including A-GPS), GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo. And it does it quickly, smoothly and efficiently.
Corning Gorilla Glass (version unknown)
Samsung Galaxy S10. information about the filling according to the CPU Z application
Design, ergonomics and software
We will definitely talk about the technical originality of the Samsung Galaxy S10 below, there are a lot of interesting and controversial points. but there is nothing to say about the external originality, the Koreans very consistently adhere to their style and make smartphones recognizable and at the same time unlike other smartphones. At least in the flagship segment.
The days when Samsung designers were accused of “outlining the iPhone” are long gone. On the contrary, Koreans have been blatantly rejecting Apple’s experience over the past two years, as if out of a spirit of contradiction. The “cutout” never appeared in Galaxy smartphones, and, apparently, will never appear, the fashion pendulum swung in the opposite direction from this design decision, which many so willingly and sometimes thoughtlessly seized on.
The Samsung Galaxy S10 is still chasing the lack of bezels pushed to the limit, but it uses the method previously tried by the Koreans in the Galaxy A8 and Huawei in the nova 4 and Honor View 20. We are talking about a front-facing camera built right into the screen, and also more precisely. in the corner of the screen. So that it minimally distracts from the central part of the picture and eats off a minimum of space near the status bar. The decision is also far from indisputable. even if I like more “monobrows” and “droplets”. At least until you watch the video, the dual lenses in the corner of the screen are not particularly striking. But as soon as you turn on the video and stretch it to the full 19: 9 format screen, the front camera immediately becomes a thorn in the eye. Alas, while the ideal combination of framelessness with the utmost convenience for the user does not exist. all measures look more or less half-hearted: both the sliders, and the removal of the display to the rear panel (so that the front camera could be abandoned altogether), and cutouts and holes in screen.
I will add that the S10 dual camera also serves as an indicator. a white stripe runs along its perimeter when unlocking the screen using face recognition.
Samsung Galaxy S10, bezel: dual front camera in the upper left corner, earpiece on the top edge
The rest of the Galaxy S10 case remains consistent with respect to the S8 / S9 and Note9. the display curves around the edges, resting against thin edges of polished metal. The back panel, either glass or ceramic, behaves the same way. The corners are minimally rounded, which gives the impression of a more “square” body than usual in competitors. In any case, the Galaxy S10 looks very solid and. yes, you can safely apply this word. beautifully. The latter, however, is already a subjective category, which in this case is doubly dependent on the attitude towards the front camera sticking out in the middle of the screen.
Samsung Galaxy S10, rear panel: on a black ledge. triple rear camera, dual LED flash and sensors
Both the front and back panels are covered with tempered Gorilla Glass 6. and that’s good news. It’s hard to say how the glass reacts to drops from a height (I don’t think it’s worse than Gorilla Glass 5), but it certainly doesn’t have increased sensitivity to micro-scratches, unlike the fifth version. During the two-week test, during which the Galaxy S10 was used as the main smartphone, no “serifs” appeared either on the screen or on the back panel. At the same time, there is no cover in the kit, which is unusual. today, many transparent silicone “bumpers” are added to the set of their devices.
Samsung Galaxy S10 left-side: volume rocker and Bixby key
Samsung Galaxy S10 right-side: power key
The dimensions of the Samsung Galaxy S10 are 157.6 x 74.1 x 7.8 mm. Weight. 175 grams. Note9 has a gain in all three dimensions and weight. Even Boban Maryanovich will not call a compact gadget with a 6.4-inch display, it is impossible for an ordinary person to use it with one hand. But the S10 is definitely not without grace.
Samsung Galaxy S10, top side: microphone and SIM card slot with memory card
Samsung Galaxy S10, bottom side: microphone, speaker, USB Type-C port and mini-jack
The colors in which the glass S10 (and S10) is offered carry names that are mandatory today. In Russia, the smartphone will be presented in the colors “onyx”, “aquamarine” and “mother of pearl”. And here one could be ironic over the tradition of calling the simple complex, but the case of the Galaxy S10 really has a complex structure of color. it shimmers depending on the lighting. In particular, the “mother-of-pearl” S10 presented in this review looks absolutely white in one light and viewing angle, and in another. pale blue.
The functional elements are common for all the latest flagship Galaxy: in addition to the power and volume keys, the body also has a key to activate the proprietary Bixby assistant. At the presentation of the smartphone, it was reported that you can hang some other function on this key. in fact, this setting in the menu turned out to be inactive and, given the fact that Bixby in Russia does not actually work today, the key remains useless. In addition, the 3.5mm jack is retained here. another salvo towards Apple. And this did not prevent Samsung from once again declaring the class of dust and moisture protection IP68.
The Achilles’ heel of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and, to a lesser extent, the Galaxy S9, was the rear fingerprint scanner, which was very poorly located. it was too easy to be confused by touch with the camera lens. As a result, the lens was permanently stained, and the smartphone had to be wiped down too often. In S10 / S10, the problem is solved in a radical way. the fingerprint scanner has moved under the screen, an ultrasonic sensor is used. We have already seen this in numerous Chinese examples. from Vivo NEX to Xiaomi Mi MIX 3. In the Samsung smartphone, one could count on a higher level of performance. all previously encountered ultrasonic sensors differed in low speed and increased, in comparison with classical capacitive ones, the percentage of failures during recognition. But alas, the Galaxy S10 exhibits the same behavior. It is necessary to frequently overwrite the fingerprint and apply your finger several times for successful triggering. not always, but too often.
Also, rumors quickly spread that the scanner was, they say, noticeable when the screen is off and even gets in the way when it is turned on. I could not notice anything of the kind, no matter how hard I tried. I have only one complaint about the scanner: the speed and accuracy of its operation are not high enough.
The scanner can be duplicated by the face recognition system, but the Galaxy S10 / S10 has lost the retina scanner. the sensor needed for this simply has nowhere to put with the new layout of the front panel. Also, of course, there is no room for a depth sensor in the manner of an iPhone or even an IR illumination, as in Xiaomi Mi 8 / Mi MIX 3. Only a front camera, which in low light is helped by a display that flares up to maximum brightness. It recognizes the face of the S10 quite quickly and stably, but this method is not very reliable, I do not recommend relying on it.
Samsung has once again redesigned and renamed its skin for the smartphone. now it bears the name One UI and is worn on top of Android 9.0 Pie. Almost nothing reminds of the uncomfortable and overloaded TouchWiz. in comparison with Samsung Experience, even the color scheme characteristic of many generations of Galaxy has been changed and absolutely all icons have been redrawn. One UI looks a little cartoonish, but finally absolutely relevant. The differences from “pure” Android are mostly cosmetic. the logic of work is about the same, just significantly more settings, basic applications have been replaced with proprietary ones, and the left screen is occupied by the Bixby recommendations panel, not Google Assistant. There are complaints about the latter. its first screens are mainly devoted not to news and useful information, but to various recommendations from Samsung.
Samsung Galaxy S10 has become another smartphone with a triple rear camera module. Together with the main camera, taken, obviously, directly from the S9 and Note9 (12 megapixels, variable aperture ƒ / 1.5-2.4, viewing angle 77 degrees, pixel size. 1.4 microns), two additional ones work: 12-megapixel. giving a 2x optical zoom (lens with a relative aperture ƒ / 2.4, angle of view 45 degrees, pixel size. 1.0 μm), and 16-megapixel, giving a wider angle of view (123 degrees, a record among mobile cameras at present moment, lens with relative aperture ƒ / 2.2). In 35mm equivalent, the range of focal lengths available is 12 to 52mm. We can talk about a full 4.3x optical zoom.
An optical stabilization system works with the main and telephoto modules, autofocus. with the main Dual Pixel, with a telephoto. a contrast scheme. The wide-angle camera lacks both stabilizer and autofocus. it is always set to infinity, which is true for the mode, which is proposed here to be used exclusively for landscapes and panoramas. In Huawei Mate 20 Pro, let me remind you, a wide-angle module with a minimum focusing distance of 3 cm is also used for macro photography.
Secret chips of Samsung Galaxy smartphones by examples
Over the decade of the existence of the Galaxy line, Samsung smartphones have received many features that distinguish them from competitors, make them more interesting in everyday life. In theory, many of the possibilities are described in the instructions, there are corresponding items in the menu, but people ignore these prompts. Having a powerful tool in hand, they do not use those opportunities that can make life easier and more interesting. I will try to tell you about several functions that are in Samsung Galaxy smartphones, for sure you will find something of your own, something that you missed. Go!
Sound volume control. Each smartphone has a side volume rocker, by default you change the ringer volume. If you have entered an application that plays any sound, then pressing the key changes the volume of the media. But how often do we need to change the ringer volume? For me, this setting is useless, since I don’t use calls, I prefer vibrating. At night, when the children are asleep, I don’t really want to press the rocker convulsively when I started the toy. Therefore, we select the item “Sounds and Vibration” in the settings, note that we are using the rocker for media. Voila, everything is very simple.
Sound profile adaptation. It’s no secret that we are all different, someone has perfect pitch, someone, on the contrary, listens attentively to the spoken words. Someone loves music louder, someone quieter. no two people are alike, and everyone has their own ideas about beauty. We are very different in our ideas and desires, which is quite normal. In the sound settings, you can choose all kinds of equalizers, Dolby Atmos, these are already traditional “enhancers” of sound, which, among other things, work in toys.
But what’s really unusual and important is adjusting the sound profile based on your age. The Adapt Sound function creates a sound profile for the sound when you call, listen to music or watch videos. You can also choose an additional setting. clear or soft sound. Behind a simple setting hidden in the menu are years of research into human physiology and hearing. You will spend at most a minute to customize the device for yourself, but the result is worth it. Very few people know about such a setting, but when a person tries a Samsung Galaxy with this setting, he is lost. in every new phone he first of all goes to set the “correct” sound. And here the word “correct” describes what is true for a particular person, what he likes.
Vibration for individual contact. I don’t like the phone ringing the world around me and distracting me from what I’m doing. Therefore, it vibrates when you call, or the name of the caller is shown on the smart watch. Smart watches on my wrist are in the mood, they are not always with me, and sometimes I want to find out who called without taking out the smartphone itself. An impossible task? Not really. For several of the most important contacts in my life, I have set different vibration options. this is the pattern, the way the phone vibrates, and each “melody” is easy to distinguish from the other. Therefore, when my son calls, I know for sure that it is him. An office call has a different pattern. People sometimes wonder how I know who is calling, they joke that I have a speaker built into my head. Everything is much simpler, I just have vibration configured for individual contacts.
Watching the series while traveling. Remember the old days when on the street you saw teenagers walking hand in hand, almost leaning against each other, as they listen to the same headphones for two? Today everyone has personal headphones, you can listen to your own music, children do not share listening as they used to. But on trips, for example, on an airplane, sometimes there is a desire to watch a movie with your neighbor. It’s impossible to plug in two pairs of headphones, but it’s quite possible to connect two pairs of wireless headphones. As a result, you watch a movie on the screen of your phone or tablet, each with its own wireless headphones. And it is very comfortable, as it is clearly better than one ear from a pair of headphones for each. You can find this setting in the Bluetooth section, Advanced.
Adaptive screen brightness and intelligence in Samsung Galaxy. We are accustomed to the fact that Samsung displays are among the best on the market, have a wide range of options, they can be customized for ourselves and for any scenario in real life. But what few know is that the screen can adapt specifically to you and your preferences. For the first couple of weeks, the smartphone remembers your brightness settings, which level you think is preferable. And here there is a small problem, since almost no one twists the brightness with their hands as conveniently. We can rely on the same level for all situations. indoor, bright office with halogen lamps, street, we don’t make any difference. Or we turn on adaptive brightness, which does not always guess the level that we are pleased with. In the second case, in the Galaxy line, you can teach the smartphone to set those levels that are pleasant to us. Take the time to set the brightness level with the adaptive backlight on for the first couple of weeks. The smartphone learns and you end up with a comfortable screen experience in an environment that is unique to you. Don’t like how the brightness level is set? It doesn’t matter, you can always teach the smartphone new settings in the same way. To some extent, it is very simple, but behind this seeming simplicity, many technologies are hidden.
So that you can change the brightness conveniently, move the screen brightness slider to the top of the curtain, such a setting is also present.
Quick EDGE panel with tools. It doesn’t matter whether your smartphone has a straight or curved screen, in all cases Samsung has a sidebar with tools and shortcuts to applications that allows you to put the very best in a quick call. The panel can be placed to the left or right, the size and transparency of the tab can be changed, pulling on which, you will open the quick menu.
There are many different panels in the settings, but I will focus your attention on a couple of the main ones for me. this is the choice of applications, including the ability to open a couple of applications at the same time in split screen mode. This is very convenient when you need to watch something, and at the same time communicate in the messenger.
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Another panel is tools for working with images, here, unlike a regular screenshot (did you know that you can take it not only with a keyboard shortcut, but also by covering the screen with your palm?), You can cut an oval on the screen or make an animation in GIF- file.
The side panels are very convenient for calling up the most frequently used functions, for example, the calculator. Give it a try, I’m sure you will like it. This is a standard feature that many people undeservedly ignore.
Personal DNS server. Starting with Android 9.0, you have the option to set up a personal DNS server. I am sure that for many this is an empty phrase, but this setting is related to security, when you browse various sites using the DNS over TSL protocol, and your ISP or attackers cannot spoof DNS, send you to a fake site. Plus, if you use Google’s DNS, then most likely you will have a little faster page load (not the fact that you will notice this, but the security will definitely improve). In the DNS server selection field, just enter dns.google, and you will be happy. You can find this item in Connections-Advanced.
Bixby scripts. This feature is still typical for the tenth generation of Samsung flagships, and it will gradually appear everywhere. These are automated scenarios that you can think of for a huge number of situations in life. For example, you plugged in wired headphones, and your music application automatically starts up and a playlist starts playing. Back home, the phone unlocks and allows you not to use face recognition or fingerprint, all content is open. There are hundreds of scenarios that you can create, and this greatly automates what you can do on your smartphone. This is a very strong feature, which many do not know about, but it would be worth.
SmartThings. Literally, this menu item can be translated as “Smart things”, and there are a lot of them in the Samsung universe. these are TVs, robotic vacuum cleaners, air conditioners, washing machines and other household appliances. By connecting the supported devices, you can see their status on the phone and manage them. For TVs, you can send photos and videos, manage channels and much more. In addition to devices from Samsung, many third-party manufacturers are supported, such as Ring, IKEA and others. Everything works surprisingly simple and understandable, but buyers often do not even know about it. I am sure that many have Samsung TVs, but few know how to set them up to work in this application. And worth a try.
Voice control of the camera. The camera of Galaxy smartphones has voice control, it is enough to enable it in the settings. And this is very convenient when you need to take a selfie with friends, and it is inconvenient to hold the phone at arm’s length. Put the phone down and just say a word, then the smartphone takes a picture. Magic? No, just ordinary technologies that help in life.
Alarm sound. I try to wake up on my own in the morning, but when traveling due to jet lag it is often not such an easy task. The most common story is when you set several alarm clocks so as not to oversleep. Half asleep, you have to open your eyes to see if you can still sleep or if you need to get up urgently. Samsung Galaxy has a setting in the alarm that allows you to configure it so that it says the time. And it’s damn convenient, because you don’t have to scour for a phone, find out what time it is without opening your eyes. Someone will be puzzled by this, because the alarm clock is needed so that it sounds as loud as possible and wakes up. But for me this is an opportunity to gradually recover, not so abruptly. And the fact that the sound grows gradually, wakes up gently, this is a big plus.
Call list. It would seem that there could be such a thing? But there is support for gestures, I ran by name from left to right, and the phone rings the person, in the other direction. writes SMS. This is a small thing, but it is so comfortable that you get used to it instantly.
Instead of a conclusion
The simplicity of the shell hides the fact that in ten years, and 2019 is an anniversary year for them, Samsung Galaxy smartphones have so many different little things that make life easier and make the use of devices much more convenient. Individually, each of these chips may not be important, but taken together they constitute a huge advantage. In this article, we looked only at a small layer of possibilities, in fact, there are much more of them, they are more diverse. In order to understand what you need, do not be afraid to study your smartphone, it contains many interesting discoveries. Someone needs it, someone uses only the most necessary things. But show curiosity, and you will receive fundamentally new possibilities, unleash the potential of your device. It’s not difficult at all, and let this article be your starting point. Hope you find something new in her.