Save big on your Galaxy S10 with these credit card offers

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Samsung has just barely cleaned up after the Galaxy S10 event in San Francisco, so it’s not a great surprise that there’s a dearth of deals on the hottest phone since the Galaxy S9 — even with pre-orders already under way. Sure, there are a smattering of trade-in offers and bundled freebies, but straight cash discounts will likely be hard to come by for a while. That said, truly savvy shoppers can use the purchase of their new Galaxy S10, S10+, S10e, or S10 5G to save some cash or get some awesome rewards by taking advantage of credit card offers.

If you’re already a credit card power saver, consider this a friendly reminder to use the card in your wallet that’ll pay out the most rewards on your S10 purchase. For those of you who are still shopping with an outdated debit card or credit card, now’s the time to make a switch. There are huge sign-up bonuses and cash back offers out there if you know where to look.

Before we jump into our breakdown of our favorite current credit card offers, remember that the biggest bonuses and offers are all nullified if you can’t pay your purchase off in full and you end up getting slapped with paying exorbitant interest. Also, make sure you consider the potential effect on your credit score before signing up for a new card. Credit card rewards can save you a bundle as long as you approach them with financial responsibility.

Now, let’s save on your new S10 purchase. Here’s a breakdown of our favorite credit card offers:

An all-around smart pick

Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

This card features a sign-up bonus of 50,000 points when you spend $4,000 in the first three months. That amount of points translates into a value of about $1,000.

  • No annual fee for the first year, then $95.
  • You’ll also earn 2x points on Travel and Dining purchases.

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Travelers rejoice!

Bank of America® Travel Rewards credit card

Earn 25,000 online bonus points when you spend $1,000 in the first three months of being a cardholder. That’s good for a $250 statement credit towards travel expenses.

  • Bank of America checking and savings account holders get an extra 10% customer points bonus.
  • 0% APR on purchases for the first 12 months, then 17.24% – 25.24% (variable).

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New card, new ways to save

Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant™ American Express® Card

This card just went through a name change and came out sporting a welcome offer of 100,000 bonus points when you spend $5,000 in the first three months. Offer ends April 24. Those points are valued at about $900.

  • $450 annual fee that is not waived the first year.
  • The hefty annual fee can be offset by utilizing the card’s many travel perks, including a free night award each year and $300 statement credit for Marriott purchases.

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Get your travel on

Barclaycard Arrival Plus® World Elite Mastercard®

Buy your new Galaxy S10 on this card and you’ll be on your way to earning a 70,000 mile sign-up bonus valued at $700. You must spend $5,000 in the first 90 days to unlock this bonus.

  • No annual fee the first year, then $89.
  • You’ll also earn 2x miles on all purchases.

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Cashback and a sign-up bonus

Capital One® Quicksilver® Cash Rewards Credit Card

Notably, this card offers 1.5% cash back on all purchases and a $150 cash bonus when you spend $500 on purchases in the first three months.

  • No annual fee.

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These are the best accessories for the Galaxy S10… so far

The Samsung Galaxy S10 has arrived and with it a huge wave of new accessories for Samsung’s latest flagships. We’re bound to add and replace accessories to this list as the release and review cycle rolls on, but for those who are pre-ordering their new phone on day one and want the right accessories out of the box, these are the best options including the Whitestone Dome Glass screen protector which is certified to work with Samsung’s new in-display fingerprint sensor or perennial favorites like the Anker PowerCore 20100 power bank that’s also handy for charging other devices on the go.

One-piece TPU case

Spigen Rugged Armor case

Spigen’s Rugged Armor case is my preferred case option for any new phone and it looks especially good on the latest from Samsung. It’s thin and hugs the curves of your device while still offering rugged protection against drops with reinforced corners. The carbon fiber accents on the top and bottom give it a premium look and also add grippiness when watching videos in landscape.

$13 at Amazon

Minimalist protection

Anccer Ultra Thin Fit case

I know there are some people out there who don’t like to put a case on their brand new phone. To those people, I implore you to consider this ultra thin case. It won’t add any unnecessary bulk to your phone, but it will keep it safe from pocket scuffs and scratches — or worse. It’s also available in colors to match the available phone colors.

$12 at Amazon

All-in-one wallet case

Snakehive Leather Wallet

Wallet cases are always a great choice, but especially when they’re made as well as Snakehive’s. Made with genuine leather, you’ll tell the difference you get when investing in a premium case for your S10. You can get the case in colors to match or compliment the color of your new phone.

$37 at Snakehive

Keep it charged

Samsung USB-C Fast Charging Adapter

Whether you’ve owned previous Samsung phones before or are buying a Galaxy phone for the first time it’s always nice to have a spare charging brick. Shipped direct from Samsung (so you know it’s legit) this wall charger supports up to 25W adaptive fast charging speeds and also ships with a USB-C cable.

$35 at Samsung

Reliable portable power

Anker PowerCore 20100+ portable battery

Samsung has included a bigger battery with all of its S10 devices — but if you’re a Pokémon Go player or generally a heavy smartphone user you already know the value of a reliable and pocketable battery pack. Anker’s PowerCore+ battery pack is a good combination of portability while also packing enough battery power for multiple top-ups for your phone.

$70 at Amazon

Samsung’s wireless charging pad

Samsung Qi Certified Fast Charge Wireless Charging Convertible Stand

Samsung is expected to unveil a brand new wireless charger alongside the Galaxy S10 — which means we should see deeper discounts for the stylish convertible Qi charging pad release alongside last year’s flagships. Each charging pad comes with its own adaptive fast charging wall charger and is designed to look great in your choice of black or tan.

$50 at Amazon

Charge fast in the car

AUKEY USB-C Car Charger

Aukey’s car charger supports USB-C PD which will let you charge your Galaxy S10 quite fast with the USB-C to USB-C cable included with the car charger. The secondary USB-A port features Quick Charge 3.0 technology so you’ll be able to charge up a second device or let your passenger charge their phone, too.

$16 at Amazon

Mount your S10 in your car

iOttie One Touch 4 Universal car mount

The iOttie Easy One Touch 4 is the most popular car mount in the world thanks to its durability and dependability. Position your phone at just about any angle you’d ever want thanks to the One Touch 4’s telescoping, rotating mounting arm which can be mounted to your car’s dashboard or windshield.

$25 at Amazon

Certified to work

Whitestone Dome Glass tempered glass screen protector

Whitestone has made huge waves in the accessory space with its high-priced premium Dome Glass screen protectors. For the S10, they’re one of the first tempered glass screen protectors to be certified to work well with Samsung’s new in-display fingerprint sensor, so for that reason alone, they’re worth recommending.

$60 at Whitestone

Load up your favorite media

Samsung 128GB EVO Plus microSD card

Samsung has once again upped the game by including 128GB as the low-end amount of storage on each new model of the S10. That should be more than enough for most, but if you want to double your storage or import a ton of media to your phone, Samsung’s own microSD cards are reliable and affordably priced.

$25 at Amazon

Superior wired audio

Audio Technica ATH M50X

Props to Samsung for preserving the 3.5mm headphone jack along with continuing to include decent AKG earbuds in the box with each phone. If you want a great wired listening experience with your new phone you should check out the ATH M50X from Audio Technica, which offer audiophile levels of sound quality at a wallet-friendly price.

$108 at Amazon

The best of Bluetooth headphones

Bose QuietComfort 35 (Series II)

Featuring arguably the best active noise cancellation for Bluetooth headphones, the Bose QuietComfort 35 II are perfect whether you’re a frequent air traveler, got a noisy commute to work each day, or just enjoy the tones and comfort of a well-designed set of headphones. If you’re buying a Galaxy S10 at launch, you may as well pair that new phone with some top-notch headphones.

$349 at Amazon

You can be sure that we will be updating this list with the best accessories as they are announced, including all the best accessories and connected products released by Samsung alongside the Galaxy S10. I would recommend getting the Aukey USB-C car charger if you don’t already have a quality USB car charger in your vehicle, and keeping things in the car the iOttie One Touch 4 car mount is a great way to keep your phone safely accessible for maps and music while you drive.

Warnings will appear for Android apps not targeting Oreo or higher by 2020

Xiaomi Mi A2 Android Oreo

According to Google, over 95 percent of malicious Android apps caught by Google Play Protect are targeting older Android versions. The malicious app creators do this to avoid runtime permissions, even when installed on devices with the latest version of Android.

Things get more complicated and dangerous when you have apps downloaded from sources which aren’t the Google Play Store.

To combat this, by the end of this year Google Play Protect is going to start warning users if they try to install an app from any source that doesn’t target Android API level 26 or higher. In other words, if you try to install an app with a recent update that isn’t targeting Android 8.0 Oreo or newer, a warning will pop-up telling you that app could be unsafe.

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Google is hoping this pop-up warning will “shame” developers into updating their apps to more recent API levels, while simultaneously preventing at least some users from going forward with the installation of what could be a malicious app.

This change will affect apps installed from any source, such as competing app stores from Huawei, Oppo, Xiaomi, etc. It will also affect sideload installations like those from Epic Games, where millions of Android users download Fortnite.

At the Google Play Store, things will be even more strict. For new Play Store apps and apps receiving new updates in 2020, developers will be required to target API level 28 or higher, which is Android 9 Pie. Since Google controls the Play Store, it can deal with developers directly who don’t comply.

Older apps that aren’t being updated will be unaffected by these new rules and apps designed for older versions of Android will also still be allowed.

NEXT: Google lays out how it plans to fight disinformation in lengthy white paper

DxOMark: Galaxy S10 Plus is the best overall smartphone shooter

Samsung Galaxy S10 Prism Back

Yesterday, DxOMark scored the Xiaomi Mi 9 as the third-best smartphone for taking photos. Now, the scores are in for the flagship Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus, and it looks like it’s going to steal a lot of the Mi 9’s thunder.

According to DxOMark, the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus is now the best overall smartphone camera system for still photography. Its overall score for photos and video is matched by the Huawei Mate 20 Pro and the Huawei P20 Pro, but the Galaxy S10 Plus selfie cam blows those devices out of the water, making it the best full package choice.

The Galaxy S10 Plus received a score of 114 for its rear lens when it comes to still photographs, the same score as both the Mate 20 Pro and the P20 Pro. It also scored a 97 for video, the same score as the Mate 20 Pro but slightly lower than the P20 Pro (which scored 98).

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It would appear then that it’s mostly a tie between the three, but the dual-lensed selfie cam on the front of the Galaxy S10 Plus sends it flying past its peers with a score of 96, much higher than the Mate 20 Pro (75) and the P20 Pro (72).

In other words, when it comes to taking photos, the Galaxy S10 gives you the complete package which no other device alone can match.

Interestingly, the Xiaomi Mi 9 is still the top winner when it comes to video footage with a score of 99, the highest score ever given by DxOMark. However, it could be that the phone received that score because the Mi 9 defaults to 4K video recording instead of the usual 1080p most devices use as a default. Therefore, the score might be a little skewed.

Some folks don’t put much stock into DxOMark scores, but the Galaxy S10 Plus matching the two best smartphone camera systems and beating out even the Google Pixel 3 when it comes to taking selfies is pretty impressive.

NEXT: DxOMark finally debuts selfie camera testing suite

Apply now to go to Google I/O 2019, which will cost you $1,150 if you get in

Google I/O 2019 is months away at this point but is closer than you might think. Today, registration applications are open if you’d like to try your luck at attending one of the biggest events of the year when it comes to all things Google.

Remember, this is an application to register, not an actual registration. Google will randomly select registrants from the no doubt thousands and thousands of applications it will receive from people all around the world.

You have until February 27, 2019, at 5:00 P.M. PST to get your application in.

Editor’s Pick

Before you rush off to try your luck, keep in mind that if you do get into Google I/O 2019, it’s going to cost you a pretty penny: a single ticket is $1,150. If you are currently an active full-time student, professor, faculty, or staff of a high school or higher education institution, you could get a discounted ticket which knocks down the price to $375.

To fill out the application, you’ll need to give Google your credit card information. Google will place a temporary deposit hold on your account to complete the application. If you get in, the full ticket price will then be charged. If you don’t get in, the deposit hold will get returned to you within seven days after February 27.

Click the button below to try your luck!

Protect your S10e in style with these great cases

Yes, the Samsung Galaxy S10e doesn’t have that fancy new ultrasonic fingerprint sensor, but that means that screen protectors aren’t a special brand of confusing. The side-mounted fingerprint sensor on the S10e adds a different challenge — and to be sure, there are far fewer cases around for the S10e right now than the larger models — but that doesn’t mean we don’t have some top-notch cases to protect the S10e’s hole-punch screen.

Clear as crystal

Spigen Liquid Crystal

The Liquid Crystal line is my favorite clear case around — well, except for the sparkly Liquid Crystal Glitter variant — because it’s thin, grippy, and doesn’t get in the way. Perfect port cutouts and easy application make a good case great.

$12 at Amazon

Shine like a diamond

Ringke Fusion

Little brother to the Fusion X, the Fusion features clear, hard-shell backs, buff bumpers in Smoke Black, Aqua Blue, or plain Clear that aren’t quite as butch as the Fusion X, but also look and feel more refined in the hand.

$12 at eBay

Redesigned favorite

Spigen Neo Hybrid

I love the Neo Hybrid Series, and it got redesigned for the S10 series with a new rear texture. That’s right, friends, the Herringbone texture is gone, and I’m still not sure how I feel about that, but this case is still drop dead awesome in five colors!

$16 at Amazon

Lush leather

Galaxy S10e Leather Back Cover

Samsung’s leather case comes in seven colors from a downright garish pink and yellow to a darling Red, Navy, and Green. Whichever shade you select, this case is smooth, thin, and lovely.

$50 at Samsung

Smooth silicone

Galaxy S10e Silicone Cover

Samsung’s official silicone case is perfectly sculpted to the S10e’s every slope and curve, and no matter which color phone you get, there’s one or two colors here that are sure to compliment it fabulously.

$30 at Samsung

Starry Night shine

Galaxy S10e LED Back Cover

LEDs litter the back cover of this magical case and light up like a shimmery night sky when you get notifications. It’s an expensive case to be sure, but so much more sophisticated than those pouring rhinetone/sequin cases.

$55 at Samsung

Go bold or go home

Supcase Unicorn Beetle Style

This hybrid case combines a bold TPU bumper with a hard plastic back to let the Galaxy glimmer to shine through while keeping scratches and smudges at bay. This case is available in black, too, but the two-tone purple version is just darling, isn’t it?

$19 at Supcase

Battle-ready

Supcase Unicorn Beetle Pro

Built-in screen protectors don’t play nice with ultrasonic fingerprint sensors, but the S10e doesn’t have one, so Supcase could build one into the Unicorn Beetle Pro case, along with a kickstand and some port covers to keep out the grime!

$28 at Supcase

Drop-dead durable

X-Doria Defense Shield Series

This 10-ft drop tested case is proof positive that clear cases can be durable and drop-dead gorgeous without breaking the bank. This durable hybrid case comes in Red, Black, and an Iridescent you have to see to believe!

$30 at Amazon

Thin as glass

Totallee Ultra Thin

Totallee’s case is the biggest name in ultra-thin cases right now, and it comes in three styles: an opaque matte white, matte black, and a glossy TPU clear case. No matter which one you pick, you’ll “totallee” be happy with this minimal case.

$29 at Totallee

Thin and soft

Spigen Silicone Fit

This is a new series for Spigen, a thin, grippy little case that’s designed to hug your Samsung Galaxy S10e’s every curve and give you protection from bumps, nicks, and dings without adding unneccesary bulk to your phone.

$13 at Amazon

Colorful as a candy bar

anccer Ultra Thin Fit

This thin case may not give you super-duty protection against drops, but the candy-shell coating it gives your S10E will give it scratch protection while keeping your ports free and unobstructed. There are two finish styles and five colors to choose from.

$12 at Amazon

Hard as stone

Ringke Onyx

Ringke’s entry-level TPU case is understated and dependable, giving you some drop and scratch protection without drawing unwanted attention on your shiny, breakable new phone. Available in Black right now, I’m hopeful more color options will appear soon.

$10 at eBay

Patterned protection

Caseology Parallax

Caseology’s been a company we’ve trusted with our phones for years, and the Parallax’s unique cubist texture on the back is grippy, mesmerizing, and shock-absorbing, all in one. The hybrid construction allows for rugged protection in a stylishly slim size.

$17 at Caseology

Beauty to withstand the Beast

Spigen Tough Armor

This hybrid case comes with a classic look and a built-in kickstand. The Tough Armor Series has been my go-to rugged case for years, offering rugged protection without a terribly rugged look. Yes, it’s a little thicker, but it wears the look well.

$18 at Amazon

Premium look, low price

HNHYGETE Soft Slim

This case looks like a card-slot wallet case on first glance, but sorry, it’s just a dapper-looking TPU case. It has some nice angled edges to the back as well as a leatherish texture, complete with faux stitching around the back edge.

$8 at Amazon

Again, I’m sure we’ll be seeing more quality S10e cases coming soon — and we’ll be updating this guide to add them as we see them — but in the meantime there are still some pretty great cases to pick from. Whether you rock the hybrid cases like the redesigned Spigen Neo Hybrid or the Supcase Unicorn Hybrid Beetle Pro or thinner cases like the anccer Ultra Thin Fit or the Totallee case, there’s something for everyone. And if you’re feeling glitzy and pretty, be like me and grab a Spigen Liquid Crystal Glitter case!

Protect your S10e in style with these great cases

Yes, the Samsung Galaxy S10e doesn’t have that fancy new ultrasonic fingerprint sensor, but that means that screen protectors aren’t a special brand of confusing. The side-mounted fingerprint sensor on the S10e adds a different challenge — and to be sure, there are far fewer cases around for the S10e right now than the larger models — but that doesn’t mean we don’t have some top-notch cases to protect the S10e’s hole-punch screen.

Clear as crystal

Spigen Liquid Crystal

The Liquid Crystal line is my favorite clear case around — well, except for the sparkly Liquid Crystal Glitter variant — because it’s thin, grippy, and doesn’t get in the way. Perfect port cutouts and easy application make a good case great.

$12 at Amazon

Shine like a diamond

Ringke Fusion

Little brother to the Fusion X, the Fusion features clear, hard-shell backs, buff bumpers in Smoke Black, Aqua Blue, or plain Clear that aren’t quite as butch as the Fusion X, but also look and feel more refined in the hand.

$12 at eBay

Redesigned favorite

Spigen Neo Hybrid

I love the Neo Hybrid Series, and it got redesigned for the S10 series with a new rear texture. That’s right, friends, the Herringbone texture is gone, and I’m still not sure how I feel about that, but this case is still drop dead awesome in five colors!

$16 at Amazon

Lush leather

Galaxy S10e Leather Back Cover

Samsung’s leather case comes in seven colors from a downright garish pink and yellow to a darling Red, Navy, and Green. Whichever shade you select, this case is smooth, thin, and lovely.

$50 at Samsung

Smooth silicone

Galaxy S10e Silicone Cover

Samsung’s official silicone case is perfectly sculpted to the S10e’s every slope and curve, and no matter which color phone you get, there’s one or two colors here that are sure to compliment it fabulously.

$30 at Samsung

Starry Night shine

Galaxy S10e LED Back Cover

LEDs litter the back cover of this magical case and light up like a shimmery night sky when you get notifications. It’s an expensive case to be sure, but so much more sophisticated than those pouring rhinetone/sequin cases.

$55 at Samsung

Go bold or go home

Supcase Unicorn Beetle Style

This hybrid case combines a bold TPU bumper with a hard plastic back to let the Galaxy glimmer to shine through while keeping scratches and smudges at bay. This case is available in black, too, but the two-tone purple version is just darling, isn’t it?

$19 at Supcase

Battle-ready

Supcase Unicorn Beetle Pro

Built-in screen protectors don’t play nice with ultrasonic fingerprint sensors, but the S10e doesn’t have one, so Supcase could build one into the Unicorn Beetle Pro case, along with a kickstand and some port covers to keep out the grime!

$28 at Supcase

Drop-dead durable

X-Doria Defense Shield Series

This 10-ft drop tested case is proof positive that clear cases can be durable and drop-dead gorgeous without breaking the bank. This durable hybrid case comes in Red, Black, and an Iridescent you have to see to believe!

$30 at Amazon

Thin as glass

Totallee Ultra Thin

Totallee’s case is the biggest name in ultra-thin cases right now, and it comes in three styles: an opaque matte white, matte black, and a glossy TPU clear case. No matter which one you pick, you’ll “totallee” be happy with this minimal case.

$29 at Totallee

Thin and soft

Spigen Silicone Fit

This is a new series for Spigen, a thin, grippy little case that’s designed to hug your Samsung Galaxy S10e’s every curve and give you protection from bumps, nicks, and dings without adding unneccesary bulk to your phone.

$13 at Amazon

Colorful as a candy bar

anccer Ultra Thin Fit

This thin case may not give you super-duty protection against drops, but the candy-shell coating it gives your S10E will give it scratch protection while keeping your ports free and unobstructed. There are two finish styles and five colors to choose from.

$12 at Amazon

Hard as stone

Ringke Onyx

Ringke’s entry-level TPU case is understated and dependable, giving you some drop and scratch protection without drawing unwanted attention on your shiny, breakable new phone. Available in Black right now, I’m hopeful more color options will appear soon.

$10 at eBay

Patterned protection

Caseology Parallax

Caseology’s been a company we’ve trusted with our phones for years, and the Parallax’s unique cubist texture on the back is grippy, mesmerizing, and shock-absorbing, all in one. The hybrid construction allows for rugged protection in a stylishly slim size.

$17 at Caseology

Beauty to withstand the Beast

Spigen Tough Armor

This hybrid case comes with a classic look and a built-in kickstand. The Tough Armor Series has been my go-to rugged case for years, offering rugged protection without a terribly rugged look. Yes, it’s a little thicker, but it wears the look well.

$18 at Amazon

Premium look, low price

HNHYGETE Soft Slim

This case looks like a card-slot wallet case on first glance, but sorry, it’s just a dapper-looking TPU case. It has some nice angled edges to the back as well as a leatherish texture, complete with faux stitching around the back edge.

$8 at Amazon

Again, I’m sure we’ll be seeing more quality S10e cases coming soon — and we’ll be updating this guide to add them as we see them — but in the meantime there are still some pretty great cases to pick from. Whether you rock the hybrid cases like the redesigned Spigen Neo Hybrid or the Supcase Unicorn Hybrid Beetle Pro or thinner cases like the anccer Ultra Thin Fit or the Totallee case, there’s something for everyone. And if you’re feeling glitzy and pretty, be like me and grab a Spigen Liquid Crystal Glitter case!

These Galaxy S10+ cases are the best out right now!

Repeat after me, my friends: No matter your taste, your phone needs a case. You just dropped a thousand dollars on a Samsung Galaxy S10+, and carrying it around without a case is just begging for Murphy’s Law to come pay that phone a visit. We’ve got thin cases, clear cases, fun cases, butch cases, and even more. There’s something here for everyone, but please, don’t leave this article without getting your new phone some protection!

New look on a classic winner

Spigen Neo Hybrid

We’ve given this case series awards more than once in the last year, but this time around, the Neo Hybrid is getting even more attention because it’s gotten a refresh and features a new rear texture. Gone is the Herringbone and in its place is a new pattern that Spigen promises is grippier than ever.

$17 at Amazon

Hard-candy color pop

anccer Ultra Thin Fit

These thin, hard-shell cases may not give your S10+ much in the way of drop protection, but it does come in 5 colors and two finish styles — Smooth and Gravel — to give that glass back some extra scratch protection and grip.

$12 at Amazon

Big phone, thin case

Totallee Ultra Thin

The S10+ is a lot of phone to handle, so I can “totallee” understand wanting a case that doesn’t add any more bulk to the party. Totallee’s Ultra Thin case is the case for people who hate cases, thin as can be with grip and grace.

$29 at Totallee

BRING ON THE GLITTER

Spigen Liquid Crystal Glitter

Yeah, Spigen makes a boring non-glitter Liquid Crystal, but the S10+ is a big, shiny phone and it deserves, a thin, shiny case! I absolutely adore the Liquid Crystal Glitter I have on my S9+ because it lets the Galaxy’s rich color shine through while obscuring small scratches and IMEI info.

$13 at Amazon

Beautiful diamond sky

Galaxy S10+ LED Back Cover

This LED case isn’t a folio case! Instead, it has LEDs that litter the back cover and light up like a shimmery night sky when you get notifications! It’s also available in white, but the black is much more striking.

$55 at Samsung

Clear and cheap

Vinve Soft TPU Clear

Want a clear case that protects your ports and that glass back without hiding an inch of the S10+’s beauty? Vinve’s clear case is hard to beat with its low price and thin, understated look.

$8 at Amazon

Hard as crystal

Ringke Fusion X

These crystal clear cases from Ringke feature clear, hard-shell backs, rugged bumpers in three colors — Black, Royal Purple, and Space Blue — and a robust lip around that big camera module on the back of the phone to keep your sensors safe.

$13 at eBay

Colored carbon cover

Vinve Carbon Fiber

Vinve’s carbon fiber cases have been dependable for many phones — popular and obscure alike — over the last year, and they’re back for the S10+ with four color options: Black, Navy Blue, a pweter-ish Grey, and this hot-rod Red.

$8 at Amazon

Textile protection

Ringke Onyx

This case’s textured elements are more pleasantly textile than carbon fiber, and they extend further around the edges of the phone. Ringke is only offering the Onyx in Black at the moment, but some colored variants should be along before long.

$10 at eBay

Ranger rugged

ArmadilloTek Urban Ranger

ArmadilloTek’s cases are all as rugged and tough to kill as its namesake animal, but the Texan casemaker is bringing a rugged case with a rock-bottom price exclusive to the S10+ with the Urban Ranger, a single-layer TPU case with grit, grip, and 5 fetching color options.

$13 at ArmadilloTek

‘Don’t mess with Texas’ tough

ArmadilloTek Vanguard Series

ArmadilloTek’s original multi-layer case checks all the boxes: dust flaps to keep grime out of the ports, built-in kickstand, wireless charging compatible, MIL-STD drop tested, Texas-born and a portion of each case’s profits goes to UNICEF.

$22 at ArmadilloTek

Diamond-hard, diamond-brilliant

X-Doria Defense Shield Series

This clear case won’t let a drop ruin your S10+, and the three shimmering bumper colors ensure that whichever style you pick, you can rock it in style. I’m personally biased towards this Potion Purple-looking Iridescentm but the Red and Black are sweet, too.

$30 at Amazon

Fashionable fabric

Incipio Esquire Holden

Incipio’s new Esquire series has a fabulous fabric-backed case that looks as durable and it does dashing, and while the fabric doesn’t cover the sides like the Google Pixel line’s cases, do, that also means there’s fewer corners and seams to start fraying.

$35 at Incipio

Lap of luxury

Galaxy S10+ Leather Back Cover

Samsung’s leather case comes in seven colors this year — yeah, that’s right, seven — and while the pink and yellow are a bit flamboyant, the Red, Navy, and Green are all just darling.

$50 at Samsung

High class carry-all

Snakehive Vintage Leather Wallet

This UK brand makes a dapper case indeed, available in six suave shades of European nubuck leather that match each of the S10+’s colors and then some. With three card slots and a cash pocket, this case does it all!

$37 at Snakehive

Slot it in

Torubia Hard CS Cover

Want a wallet case that won’t empty your wallet to acquire? Torubia’s hard-shell card slot case is affordable, durable, and available in six colors including this fetching Army Green, a candy-app Red.

$10 at Amazon

Corner protection

Torubia Slim Hybrid

This hybrid case has robust corner bumpers to help you against the dreaded corner-drop shattering, and with fun colors like Rose Gold, Dark Blue, and a shiny Golden, this case can guard your S10+ in style without costing a king’s ransom.

$10 at Amazon

Ruggedly handsome

Spigen Rugged Armor

This TPU case is another of our go-to favorite case series, with Carbon Fiber accents, a thin profile, and a slim price to get your case protected ASAP. There may be prettier cases out there, but it’s hard to argue with the Rugged Armor’s high quality craftsmanship.

$12 at Amazon

Maybe I’m biased as a Texan, but the ArmadilloTek Urban Ranger looks too ruggedly handsome to pass up — especially at that price — but if you’re looking for something a little more refined, the Snakehide Vintage Leather is quite fetching, especially in Plum! If you’re feeling really adventurous, though, grab the case that makes me giggle, and GO GLITTER.

Hands-on: The Samsung Galaxy Watch Active and Galaxy Fit are here! (Video)

Samsung didn’t just announce four new smartphones (and the Galaxy Fold) at its Unpacked event — it also took the wraps off three new wearables: the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active, Samsung Galaxy Fit, and Samsung Galaxy Fit E. Here’s what you need to know about these new Samsung fitness devices.

Don’t miss: Samsung Galaxy S10, S10 Plus, and S10e hands-on

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active: A sportier Galaxy Watch

2018’s Samsung Galaxy Watch is a decent fitness device, but it isn’t exactly the easiest smartwatch to take with you during a workout. It resembles more of a bulky hiking watch than a sleek fitness companion.

Enter: the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active. This new Samsung smartwatch is sleeker and will likely appeal to more users due to its simpler design. It’s about the same size as the last-generation Gear Sport, with its 1.1-inch AMOLED display. That display also has a resolution of 360 x 360 pixels.

Samsung removed the rotating bezel in favor of a sleeker design.

While it sports an overall sleeker design, that comes at a cost — the Galaxy Watch Active doesn’t come with a rotating dial like other Samsung watches. Users will unfortunately have to rely on touching and swiping the display to navigate around the software interface. It’s also worth pointing out the Watch Active also omits a rotating side button like we’ve seen on Wear OS devices. It’s an odd move, for sure, since many fitness-focused wearables prioritize non-touch navigation as some people find touchscreens difficult to use during workouts.



New to the Galaxy wearable lineup is blood pressure monitoring. Starting March 15, Watch Active users can download the My BP Lab app, developed with the University of California, to help keep track of their blood pressure levels throughout the day.

Elsewhere, the Galaxy Watch Active has quite the impressive specs sheet. It comes with an optical heart rate sensor, a built-in GPS, an NFC chip for Samsung Pay, a 5ATM water resistance rating, as well as a MIL-STD-810G rating. It also supports Bluetooth 4.2 and Wi-Fi, though there is no LTE option.

The Samsung Galaxy Watch Active will be available in the U.S. starting March 8, 2019 for $199.99 at Samsung.com and other retailers. If you pre-order the Watch Active from February 21-March 7, you’ll receive a free Wireless Charging Pad.

Check out the full list of Samsung Galaxy Watch Active specs below:

  Samsung Galaxy Watch Active
Display 1.1-inch full-color always-on display
360 x 360 resolution
Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Memory 768MB RAM
4GB storage
Connectivity Bluetooth 4.2
Wi-Fi b/g/n
NFC
A-GPS/Glonass
Sensors Accelerometer
Gyroscope
Barometer
Heart rate
Ambient light
Processor Dual-core Samsung Exynos 9110
1.15GHz
Battery 230mAh
WPC-based wireless charging
Durability 5ATM + IP68
MIL-STD-810G
Compatibility Samsung Galaxy, Android 5.0 or above with more than 1.5GB RAM

iPhone: iPhone 5 and above, iOS 9.0 or above

Software Tizen-based Wearable OS 4.0
Dimensions and weight Case: 40mm
39.5 x 39.5 x 10.5mm
25g

Strap: 20mm

Colors silver, black, rose gold, sea green

Samsung Galaxy Fit and Galaxy Fit e

Left to right: Samsung Galaxy Watch Active, Samsung Galaxy Fit, Samsung Galaxy Fit e, Samsung Galaxy Buds

Samsung also announced two new fitness trackers: the Samsung Galaxy Fit and Samsung Galaxy Fit e.

This will presumably be a more affordable option for those who want to keep an eye on their activity. The standard Galaxy Fit features a built-in heart rate sensor, a .95-inch full-color AMOLED display, a gyroscope, and an accelerometer onboard, though there’s no built-in GPS. The Galaxy Fit e makes some sacrifices, presumably to reach a lower price point. The Galaxy Fit e features a smaller PMOLED black and white display, drops the gyroscope, comes with a smaller battery, and charges via pogo pins.

Both devices will automatically track walking, running, biking, rowing, and elliptical workouts, or you can track up to 90 different activities from the Samsung Health app on your phone.

Interestingly, the Galaxy Fit and Galaxy Fit e run on software Samsung is calling Realtime OS. The company says this will provide an easy-to-use software experience, with support for smartphone notifications, alarms, calendar alerts, and weather.

The full list of Samsung Galaxy Fit specs are below:

  Samsung Galaxy Fit Samsung Galaxy Fit e
Display .95-inch full-color AMOLED
120 x 240 resolution
282ppi
0.74-inch PMOLED
64 x 128 resolution
193ppi
Memory 512KB internal RAM, 2048KB external RAM
32MB external ROM
128KB internal RAM
4MB external ROM
Connectivity Bluetooth Low-Energy Bluetooth Low-Energy
Sensors Heart rate
Accelerometer
Gyroscope
Heart rate
Accelerometer
Processor MCU Cortex M33F 96MHz + M0 16MHz MCU Cortex M0 96MHz
Battery 120mAh
NFC wireless
70mAh
Pogo charging
Durability 5ATM water resistance
MIL-STD-810G
5ATM water resistance
MIL-STD-810G
Compatibility Samsung Galaxy, Android 5.0 or above with more than 1.5GB RAM

iPhone: iPhone 5 and above, iOS 9.0 or above

Samsung Galaxy, Android 5.0 or above with more than 1.5GB RAM

iPhone: iPhone 5 and above, iOS 9.0 or above

Software Realtime OS Realtime OS
Dimensions and weight 18.3 x 44.6 x 11.2mm
24g (with strap)
16 x 40.2 x 10.9mm
15g (with strap)
Colors black, silver black, white, yellow

The Galaxy Fit will be available in Q2 2019, though no pricing details were announced.

Thoughts on the new Samsung wearables? Let us know in the comments, and be sure to check out our related Galaxy S10 launch day coverage below: