The Galaxy S10 Hole - Actually Better?

  • Published: 07 February 2019
  • Before my review of the Samsung Galaxy S10, I have some thoughts about their new hole punch displays.
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  • Dave Lee
    Dave Lee   9 months back

    Punch hole Cameras... Is this what you wanted?

    • Chris White
      Chris White  4 months back

      Rather just have chins

    • graham dennis
      graham dennis  5 months back

      No we didn't or no 3.5 jack on new note

    • Cat KEWL Fan LOVER :3
      Cat KEWL Fan LOVER :3  9 months back

      Nahh I am ok with the punch hole camera but I couldv'e stayed with the bezels =.= (Edit: I prefer punch holes than a notch for sure )

    • A toucan
      A toucan  9 months back

      I like it

    • Rui Miguel
      Rui Miguel  9 months back

      YES! Notch its sooo bad xD

  • Dávid Fodor
    Dávid Fodor  4 weeks back

    Ugly, Annoying... Guess I'll have to keep my Galaxy Ace 4 for another 3 years lmao

    • sonny
      sonny  2 months back

      I hate notches and hole punches. Hole punches less than notches... but they are atill distracting. It sucks extra because galexy note 10+ has steller card cases i need but 1 plus 7 pro has no hole punch and quick charging but no wireless!? This is the worst year for phones period. Atleast with the note 9 you have an almost complete package... but theres still no definitive choices. And that sucks because tmobiles plans are basically a waste if your not upgrading every year, not to mention i absolutely hate curved screens! Not only does it cause a stupid line of glare but it makes screen protector a nightmare! What i want from 2020:
      1)thin chin and forhead slightly better that note 9
      3)Flat screen
      4)new battery tech (not bigger battery, different and better technology)
      6) more green

      • deinemuddaisdoof
        deinemuddaisdoof  3 months back

        i do not need a front camera, i would pay extra for a phone with no front camera lol

        • deinemuddaisdoof
          deinemuddaisdoof  3 months back

          tl;dr NO
          i am keeping my note 9, i will wait for samsung to try harder with the note 11, otherwise this was my last note

          • Jake Hoffman
            Jake Hoffman  5 months back

            Thank you for the video

            • Eninz Collamz
              Eninz Collamz  5 months back

              Notches and punch holes were ok but for me, I want an s7 style phone with the latest processor, 8-12 gb of ram and 128-512 gb rom. I'm 100% fine with bezels and flat screens.

              • Ivan Wang
                Ivan Wang  5 months back


                • BillPinkNye
                  BillPinkNye  6 months back

                  I just can't do it. I'm upgrading next week. I keep tossing between s10+ and note 9. I want a bigger screen and up to date hardware. Last gen hardware seems like a better trade off for no screen intrusions. All I can think is, if I went and bought a brand new tv. Take it out of the box, turn it on and there was a black circle/oval in the corner. I'd take it back.

                  I watch videos quite often on my phone. Notches and hole punches are a big no no for me. This is a horrible solution to a problem that never existed. I feel like s8/note 8 and s9/note 9 designs were fine. So they have a bit of a chin and forehead (is that what it's called?). They aren't massive or intrusive. Maybe it's not 100% screen, but at least you're using 100% of that screen.

                  • Pheng Ov
                    Pheng Ov  6 months back

                    That's why brought Galaxy s9 not s10 :)

                    • Pheng Ov
                      Pheng Ov  6 months back

                      Don't like hole punch or notches, full display screen not even too fussed with that, prefer bezels actually :)

                      • 박진우
                        박진우  7 months back

                        Must agree on that part when Dave said... Bezels are still better than notches or hole punches. When i ise phones with such the first thing I need to know is if it is an AMOLED... and if such aesthetics can be hidden... Cuz I ain't the biggest fan of it. And why should it be AMOLED? So I can easily hide it thru a black bar that can cover it. I dont mind the bezels as long as it is not very big just like with Note8 and Note9 but going all screen and making such ridiculous cutouts and notches are just overkilling stuffs. Note8 and Note9 could've been the perfect phablets IMO if they just placed the rear fingerprint scanner at the upper middle portion just below the main camera lens (Note8) and they added an under display fingerprint scanner on it (Note9). But since Samsung has finally sort of nailing the New Infinity Display thru Galaxy A80 which happens to be a midrange phone, it may come to flagship level phones quicker and sooner than we could ever notice.

                        • BW022
                          BW022  7 months back

                          Since these phones have hit the $1,000 mark, I'm just not thrilled about paying that kind of money for something with that kind of compromise. My current phone was $500 in 2015. It is 152x78.4mm with a 5.7 inch diagonal display and obvious bezels. It works fine for me and I don't see any pressing need to pay $1000 (today) to replace it. Now a Galaxy S10 is 150x70.4mm with a 6.1 inch screen, no bezel. If for some reason my current phone died and I spend $1,000 on a new phone whether a Galaxy S10 or any other phone... I'm pretty sure I'd be happy with all the other improvements over the phone... RAM, processor speed, battery life, OS improvements, camera, weighs less, smaller dimensions, larger overall screen, brighter display, etc.

                          However, since my phone still works, and I don't see it worth $1,000 to me to get a phone which is still only slightly better (the RAM, processor, battery life, etc.) of my current phone isn't an issue today. I am still waiting until there is some big feature in the phone which is significantly better than my current phone. If I'm really interested in getting a much bigger display... why is 6.1 vs. 5.7 inches that good of a deal? Why not wait for a 7.5" foldable phone to come into use if screen size is that important? Or get a phone with a camera which pops out? It has to be a rather niche market for someone who really is obsessed with screen size (I must have a 6.1 or 6.2 inch display with no pin or notch) but doesn't want any of the obvious ways of getting an even larger screen without the notch -- a larger device (with bezels), camera/bar which pops out, folding display, or (heck) just buy a phone and a tablet.

                          • iiam CÀŁƏB
                            iiam CÀŁƏB  7 months back

                            Bezels... i miss bezels.. 🙄 stuck on s7 edge.

                            • Meck1739
                              Meck1739  8 months back

                              Why isnt there an option when you buy your phone to remove the stupid selfie camera

                              • Anuj Verma
                                Anuj Verma  8 months back

                                I always preferred bezels

                                • Star Studios
                                  Star Studios  8 months back

                                  2020: *No Front facing camera*

                                  • Wenfang
                                    Wenfang  8 months back

                                    so true

                                    • Jirka Bušík
                                      Jirka Bušík  8 months back

                                      Since my first and last selfie taken, I hate them. I'd like a phone with no front camera at all.

                                      • Wheezle211
                                        Wheezle211  8 months back

                                        For years people have been begging for reduction of bezel and I never really understood it. Sure it looks cool having thinner/no bezels but really, why was this such a big deal?

                                        • Charles Yeo
                                          Charles Yeo  8 months back

                                          Every time a new kind of notch comes out, Dave will say he is ok with it. I am beginning to think he actually likes them. He said the same thing with one plus 6 and one plus 6t notch

                                          • Scott Smyth
                                            Scott Smyth  8 months back

                                            My iPhone 7 is holding strong especially since the emergence of the notch and the slightly more tolerable pinhole. I'm waiting for the real deal .

                                            • Vintage27
                                              Vintage27  8 months back

                                              We are DEFINITELY being played by these companies

                                              • NHV303
                                                NHV303  8 months back

                                                Things are just getting so stupid. I wish the Note 9 would have an under the screen finger print reader, but I think I'll just stick to the Note 9 if the Note 10 is going to have a stupid hole punch and rumors has it that the Note 10 will no longer have a headphone jack. I'll definitely be sticking to the Note 9 then.

                                                • pudding topping me
                                                  pudding topping me  8 months back

                                                  Samsung was actually already able to produce real full-screen smartphone, but they kept it for next one or two GEN. for two main reasons: finding customers' needs and acceptance, and keeping their power for the next battle. If customers consider punch o phones are great enough, and there is no other product or thread going to change the demands, then they will keep using this design until customers tired. I am now using Vivo NEX S,
                                                  and I am happy for everything I got from it except for the chin, which makes it imperfect.

                                                  • job3ztah
                                                    job3ztah  8 months back

                                                    the hole is small and i love the notch and pinhole

                                                    • zen
                                                      zen  8 months back

                                                      I still desire an S8... let alone a 9 or 10.

                                                      • Kevin Cole
                                                        Kevin Cole  8 months back

                                                        I have the S10+ and for me the hole punch doesnt get in the way. Most yt videos don't reach it. For any full screen content just flip the phone so you have the hole punch bottom right side. Also the small amount of screen around it creates a mental image of what should be there. As long as your not focusing on it. If you have a s10 watch this some excellent hidden features.

                                                        • delta0307
                                                          delta0307  8 months back

                                                          The best part of trying to achieve an all screen phone is that you get a small form factor phone with a screen the size of a "plus" phone from 4 years ago. I hate having a large phone just for a large screen. S10e gets it right. Right sized phone with a large screen

                                                          • Razer Blade
                                                            Razer Blade  8 months back

                                                            ye better i love led notifications around

                                                            • Hamza Nouinou
                                                              Hamza Nouinou  8 months back

                                                              S8 and S9 screens are the best in my opinion. The no notch but very small bezels design is perfect

                                                              • Ken Wong
                                                                Ken Wong  8 months back

                                                                Oh Bezel o bezel, how are you so hated, such an innocent feature.

                                                                • Gayatri Yadav
                                                                  Gayatri Yadav  8 months back

                                                                  The statement you just said at 1:02 just blown me

                                                                  • SUMIT FUMIT
                                                                    SUMIT FUMIT  8 months back

                                                                    I don't like the design

                                                                    • Mike Caesario
                                                                      Mike Caesario  8 months back

                                                                      Damn dave with his sharp points, a chin and a forehead phone is way way better than a all display phone but all display phone is way nicer to look at tbh im torn right now thx dave

                                                                      • mycroft16
                                                                        mycroft16  8 months back

                                                                        No, it isn't a big enough "feature" to get me to buy a phone. That said, I do appreciate giving me the maximum possible screen size without increasing the form factor. And for me a hole punch does take care of that problem. It isn't really a problem, but you know what I mean. It wouldn't convince me to buy a phone, but if I'm leaning toward a phone, that will be icing on the cake.

                                                                        • NPC 001
                                                                          NPC 001  8 months back

                                                                          I want bezels, I was so hoping the S10 would still have bezels.

                                                                          • 21area21
                                                                            21area21  9 months back

                                                                            *BUY THE LATEST PHONE. GO. DO IT. IN THE NAME OF PROGRESS!*

                                                                            You don't have to buy the latest flagship with a whole or notch or w/e. But as it stands, virtually ALL smartphone companies cannot sustain themselves if everyone stopped buying new phones.

                                                                            It's important that we as consumers continue to embrace this shit because we're allowing them to push the boundaries of technology. If people stopped upgrading phones and were just okay with the current tech, innovation would dry up. If you look at the economy, an average person spends a large amount of income on laptops and computers, the only products who are really pushing tech. Everything else is just consumable, made by raw labor, and doesn't really improve. Tech is the one place where we're improving humanity by supporting.
                                                                            It's the biggest machine of progress.

                                                                            Also, the tech that allows for those decreased bezels and spec bumps that so many people bitch about are the results of billions of dollars of research. It's not that companies aren't trying to innovate. They're perpetually gunning to 1 up their competition, so the fact that this is what we see is a testament to being the best we have right now.

                                                                            I think the fact that our culture values "new" instead of just functionality, of "if it works, don't change it", is one of the few things we got right.

                                                                            • Clark D.
                                                                              Clark D.  9 months back

                                                                              I'm GLAD that small google Pixel 3 still having bezel in 2018 - 19

                                                                              • ALurkingGrue
                                                                                ALurkingGrue  9 months back


                                                                                • killstrees
                                                                                  killstrees  9 months back

                                                                                  If I had to buy a new phone today, I would go with a galaxy s10/s10+. But for now I am perfectly happy with my iPhone 7. It does the job just fine.

                                                                                  • Gal
                                                                                    Gal  9 months back

                                                                                    No. That's ugly. It's asymmetrical..can cause cancer.

                                                                                    • Legendary China man
                                                                                      Legendary China man  9 months back

                                                                                      I find it arousing

                                                                                      • aaa
                                                                                        aaa  9 months back

                                                                                        I think Note 09 remains the best design in terms of screen. No notch no holes etc, thin bezels.

                                                                                        • Not Worpp
                                                                                          Not Worpp  9 months back

                                                                                          I keep telling my brother that an iphone XR isn't worth it (he has an iphone 8... basically just as strong as an XR)

                                                                                          • Fabio Raitz
                                                                                            Fabio Raitz  9 months back

                                                                                            S9 Bezels were fine. Companies need to sell, so they try to shove propaganda down our throats.

                                                                                            • Literary Landslide
                                                                                              Literary Landslide  9 months back

                                                                                              How are they not solving a problem? Phablets were getting out of hand a few years ago, people were laughing at the size of devices people were holding to their ears. Sure, there wasn't actually a problem per se with phones but every company making any product wants to increase value over time, that's not "playing the consumers", it's just technology moving forward.

                                                                                              Last year ya'll were praising phones for the amount of increased screen real estate we're getting in phones of the same size as before, but now it's become a gimmick? Aside from just increased value and fierce competition, I feel like smartphones are the premier sign of heading towards futuristic tech/communities coz of its potential and it's development in the amount of time it existed, coz God knows laptops haven't gone anywhere (same cost for ~4GB RAM 720p/1080p since In this information age, no doubt it'll be a focus for a long time (you're connected to the world and the world is connected to your personal data - symbiotic relationship).

                                                                                              EDIT: Also, stop making it seem like companies are forcing you to buy a new phone every year, that's totally on consumers. These flagship devices are designed to have value for over 2 years but people just want the latest & greatest they can afford, so I don't think they won't be able to sell phones if they can't get crazy innovative.

                                                                                              • Gandalfwiz2007
                                                                                                Gandalfwiz2007  9 months back

                                                                                                I am super happy with my S8 and will keep it for 2 more years, recently i got Acer gaming laptop for 800$ instead of worthless phone upgrade