The Samsung Galaxy S10 and its brothers (the S10 Plus, S10e, and S10 5G) are awesome phones that pack a huge number of features into a stunning design, even if they aren’t the newest devices in the family anymore. But to really complete the package, the discerning user might also choose to invest in some of the numerous Galaxy S10 accessories that Samsung announced to go with them. So what have they got for us this year?
Best Samsung Galaxy S10 accessories:
Editor’s note: We’ll be updating this list of the best Samsung accessories regularly as new products launch.
1. Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus
The standout Samsung Galaxy Buds have gotten a boost in the form of the Galaxy Buds Plus. They’re still completely wireless. The general design is unchanged as well, so if you upgrade they should feel exactly the same in your ears.
Read more: Best true wireless earbuds
The Galaxy Buds Plus switch up the color options a bit as well, swapping canary yellow for light blue and adding red. They still come in black and white too, but the charging case is shiny instead of matte. These earbuds are charged wirelessly, meaning that you can use the Galaxy S10’s reverse wireless charging feature.
Possibly the biggest benefit of the Galaxy Buds Plus is the Spotify integration. With just a press and hold on either ear, Spotify will queue up a list of recommended songs without you ever opening the app. The Galaxy Buds Plus greatly improves upon battery life too, as you can see in our comparison on SoundGuys.
2. Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2
The Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 has fully replaced the original as the main fitness watch from Samsung. It retains similar styling to the original, though slims the bezels and improves the sensors.
Paired up with your new Galaxy S10, the Galaxy Watch Active 2 is the ideal companion for the fitness conscious. The latest watch sports 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, and IP68 certification.
It also supports Bluetooth 5.0m NFC, Wi-Fi, and there is an LTE option. Unfortunately, the Galaxy Watch Active 2 doesn’t come with a physical rotating dial like other Samsung watches, rather opting for a digital one.
3. Samsung Wireless Charger Duo
Wireless charging is at the heart of not only the Samsung Galaxy S10 series but also the Galaxy Buds and Watch Active 2. Samsung really wants you to cut the cables this year. To that end, the company is selling a range of Galaxy S10 wireless chargers.
The Samsung Wireless Charger Duo Pad offers two charging docks, one for your phone and another space next to it for your Galaxy Watch Active 2 or Galaxy Buds. Both can be juiced up over the air at the same time. This is definitely one of the best Samsung Galaxy S10 accessories you should consider picking up.
4. Samsung power bank
Charging on the go is just as important as charging at home or in your car. Luckily, there are plenty of power banks to pick from. Samsung’s 2-in-1 portable charger has a handy capacity of 10,000mAh and it’s tuned specifically for Samsung products. The wireless charging pad in the middle fits a Galaxy Watch Active perfectly and USB-A and USB-C ports provide plenty of options for charging.
Of course, you might find that you want a larger capacity than just 10,000mAh. We have a few lists of power banks with smaller capacities if you’re looking to save money and you don’t recharge on the go as often.
5. Cases, covers, and screen protectors
As ever, Samsung has a slew of different Galaxy S10 cases on offer to help protect its new creation while also adding a touch of color.
The Galaxy S10 is a sleek device, and it can almost feel like a crime to cover it with large, bulky cases and covers. Luckily, Samsung offers a variety of relatively minimalist cases and covers in plenty of colors. One of the coolest options is the LED wallet cover which displays the time and notifications on an LED-lit cover while protecting your phone.
If you want a more durable case, the official Samsung Rugged Case features ridges for better grip as well as a kickstand. It’ll feel a little bit bigger in your pocket, but it also provides a bit more peace of mind in case of drops. Of course, there are hundreds of other options for Samsung Galaxy S10 cases if you don’t need the Samsung branding.
Check it out: Best Samsung Galaxy S10 cases
Another accessory most people immediately look for with a new device is a screen protector. The Samsung Galaxy S10 family actually comes with a plastic protector preinstalled to make sure you can still use the in-screen fingerprint reader and cover the waterfall edges.
If you find that you need to replace the screen protector for any reason, there are plenty of options to choose from. One of the more budget-friendly choices is the ArmorSuit clear film protector that starts at just $7.95. Of course, you can find more options at the link below.
Check it out: Best Galaxy S10 screen protectors you can buy
6. Samsung Dex Station
The Samsung DeX is a very interesting device that enhances your smartphone experience and blasts it into a PC-like experience. One can dock a Galaxy S10 into this device, which in turn connects to a monitor, mouse, and keyboard. Once all is set up, your Samsung smartphone will be the brains of an experience Samsung has optimized for a larger screen. It’s no computer replacement, but it can help you get more productivity out of your phone.