Samsung Galaxy S10e Review – Affordability & Quality

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The Samsung Galaxy S10e is an economical premium phone which is cheaper than that of its siblings the Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10 Plus, and the Galaxy S10 5G.

 

Samsung Galaxy S10e Review
Samsung Galaxy S10e

 

Samsung Galaxy S10e

4
Battery Life 4.0
Camera 4.0
Software 4.0
Hardware 4.0
Performance 4.0

Pros

  • This phone is fast and responsive
  • Affordable
  • Easy to manage with one hand

Cons

  • No depth sensing camera
  • Battery life could have been better

 

The Galaxy S10e is a direct response to Apple’s iPhone XR. These are premium phones that perform well that are more affordable than their siblings.

 

However, these phones lack some of the features and functionalities of their more expensive siblings.

 

Samsung had to make some compromises to make the Galaxy S10e more economical. The Galaxy S10e is smaller and lighter than its siblings.

 

Here are some things that are present on the other Galaxy S10 phones that you will not find on the Galaxy S10e:

  • Curved screen
  • High resolution on the display screen
  • In-screen fingerprint sensor
  • Telephoto lens
  • Great cameras
  • Long-lasting battery

 

Now I’ll tell you a couple of things that make the Galaxy S10e a great phone. The phone has a 5.8-inch all-screen display and the dimensions of the phone are 142.2 x 69.9 x 7.9mm (HWD).

 

Which means it should be easy for most smartphone users to handle it with one hand.

 

The processor on the Galaxy S10e is fast enough to compete with the best flagship phones that are currently on the market.

 

Samsung Galaxy S10e Design:

 

Within the past few years, the size of the average smartphone has increased. There are some smartphone users who appreciate this, while there are others who don’t.

 

If you’re someone who appreciates a smaller smartphone, the Galaxy S10e may appeal to you.

 

Nevertheless, the Galaxy S10e looks like a smaller version of its siblings, with some exceptions of course.

 

The Galaxy S10e does not have the Infinity Edge tapered display which is present on other premium Samsung phones.

 

As a result of this, the display screen is flat and the bezels are slightly thicker which makes them a little more noticeable.

 

As I stated earlier, the in-screen fingerprint sensor is not present on the Galaxy S10e.

 

However, there is a capacitive fingerprint scanner which is built into an enlarged power button that’s located at the top of the phone on the right edge.

 

It was a great decision on Samsung’s part to put the fingerprint scanner there because it’s easy to unlock the phone when holding it with one hand.

 

This fingerprint scanner is fast, it unlocks the phone within a fraction of a second. For best results, you must use your thumb when unlocking the phone.

 

The Galaxy S10e has an aluminum frame which is sandwiched by glass and the phone has rounded corners.

 

At the back of the phone, the camera bump is smaller than that of its siblings. This is due to the lack of the third camera and a heartbeat sensor which is present on the other Galaxy phones.

 

There are six color variants of the phone but only four are available in the US. Pearlescent Prism White, Prism Black, Shimmering Prism Blue, and Punchy Flamingo Pink.

 

The other color variants that are available in other regions include: Canary Yellow and Prism Green.

 

Located at the left edge of the phone is the volume rocker. Directly below it, you will find the Bixby button.

 

The Bixby button can now be used to open other apps. The button works via single press and double press.

 

You can decide what happens on a single or a double press. However, one of them must open the Bixby app.

 

On the bottom edge of the phone, you will find the USB-C port, speaker grille, microphone port, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.

 

Samsung Galaxy S10e Hardware:

 

The dimensions of the Galaxy S10e are 142.2 x 69.9 x 7.9mm (HWD) and it weighs 150g.

 

The display screen is a 5.8-inch Quad HD+ Dynamic AMOLED Display screen which is made of Corning Gorilla Glass 5.

 

The phone has a 1.9GHz octa-core Samsung Snapdragon 855 processor in the US and Exynos in some regions, 6GB – 8GB of RAM, 128GB – 256GB of internal storage which is expandable via a microSD card.

 

The Galaxy S10e is powered by a 3,100mAh battery, the phone has a 10 megapixels selfie camera at the front.

 

There are two primary cameras located at the back of the phone which include: a 12-megapixel wide-angle camera, and an ultra-wide 16-megapixel camera.

 

Samsung Galaxy S10e Display Screen:

 

The Galaxy S10e comes equipped with a 5.8-inch AMOLED display screen. The display screen has a wide variety of rich and vibrant colors.

 

The picture quality is good, everything looks sharp with lots of details. However, if you think the colors look unnatural and you would like to change the color balance.

 

You can do this via Vivid Mode, you can modify the RGB levels individually or make the colors cooler or warmer.

 

The display screen has a resolution of 2280 x 1080 pixels with 438 ppi. This is the default settings for all flagship Samsung phones.

 

However, the resolution on the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10 Plus goes up to 3040 x 1440 with 550 ppi thus making the picture quality on these phones better than that of the Galaxy S10e.

 

The display screen and the glass on the back panel of the Galaxy S10e are made from Corning Gorilla Glass 5.

 

While the display screen and the back panel on its bigger siblings are made from Corning Gorilla Glass 6.

 

Something that all the Galaxy S10 phones have in common is the punch-hole at the top right corner of the display screen.

 

Samsung refers to this as the Infinity-O display, personally, it’s not a problem for me because I don’t think it’s that noticeable.

 

However, this may be a problem for some smartphone users. I think it’s only a matter of time before Samsung finds a better solution to this problem.

 

Nevertheless, if you’re watching videos, playing video games, or using most of the apps on the phone.

 

A black bar will appear at the top and bottom of the display screen to match the aspect ratio. The black bar that appears at the top completely hides the punch-hole.

 

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