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The Samsung Galaxy S10, as of Friday 8 March, is officially on sale. Featuring a 6.4in, 19:9, Quad HD, Dynamic AMOLED display, an octa-core 8nm processor, a huge 4,100mAh battery and up to 12GB of RAM, the groundbreaking new handset inspires just one question in the minds of materialistic millennials the world over: “what colour can I get this in?”
Well, I’m here to tell you that the new S10 range, including the relatively affordable Galaxy S10e and high-end S10 Plus, is available in no less than six (sort-of) unique colours. Feeling overwhelmed by such a veritable wealth of choice? Don’t fear, for we are here to help.
Here’s our lowdown of the Samsung Galaxy S10’s colours, including in-depth and objective analysis of the pros and cons of each.
Samsung Galaxy S10 colours
We’ll start with the daddy. The original and the still the best. The Galaxy S10 colour that all other Galaxy S10 colours should aspire to, and be measured against. Yep, you guessed it (that or you’ve read the heading above): it’s Prism Black. You just can’t go wrong with black, can you? It literally goes with everything. Dining out in a leopard-print jacket? Your Prism Black Galaxy S10 goes with that. Heading to the races in a tweed jacket and flat cap? Your Prism Black Galaxy S10 goes with that. Going raving in a neon onesie? Your Prism Black Galaxy S10 goes with that. You get the idea.
At the complete opposite end of the spectrum, I give you Prism White. If you’ve just shelled out £999 on a brand-new Samsung flagship handset and you don’t bloody care who knows it, Prism White is the colour for you. Alluring and elegant, it’s the official smartphone hue of being on the guestlist at nightclubs on the King’s Road; of taking an Addison Lee across town instead of an Uber; of accessing the priority boarding queue on an EasyJet flight to Marbella. If you appreciate the finer things in life, look no further than a Prism White Galaxy S10.
Prism Green completes the set of available colours for the standard Samsung Galaxy S10. To be honest, I’m not quite sure about this one. It seems like the Korean company simply felt obliged to provide an alternative to the traditional axis of power that is the black-white hegemony. They may or may not have achieved this by throwing a dart at a Dulux colour chart and picking whichever one it landed on – it’s impossible to say for sure. Either way, Prism Green offers something a little bit different if you’re fed up of boring old black and wearisome white.
Samsung Galaxy S10e colours
The Galaxy S10e, despite being 30% cheaper than the standard Galaxy S10, offers 33% more in the way of colour options. You can pick one up in each of the three colours outlined above, or go completely insane and order one in Canary Yellow. This really feels like the colour you would opt for if you happened to be purchasing a £669 flagship smartphone for your six-month-old baby. But, then again, yellow is the colour of sunny summer days and the fond memories that go with them. Oh, and SpongeBob SquarePants. We love SpongeBob SquarePants.
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus colours
The Galaxy S10 Plus, despite setting you back a mind-boggling £1,100 at the very least, offers only two colour options. It seems as though Samsung really has got its colour options:smartphone value ratios all wrong here. In any case, the first of these colour options is Ceramic Black. “How is that any different to Prism Black?” I hear you ask, in a state of frenzy. Well, to be honest, I don’t know how it is any different. But hey, it’ll go with anything (as if you didn’t already know that).
Last but not least, Ceramic White. It’s like Prism White, but on a bigger phone. You’re welcome.