Samsung Galaxy S10e Review – Affordability & Quality

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Cameras:

 

Samsung Galaxy S10e Cameras
Samsung Galaxy S10e Cameras

 

The Galaxy S10e has two cameras located at the back of the phone. There’s a 12-megapixel camera with a dual-aperture of f/1.5 – 2.4 with OIS.

 

The other camera is a 16-megapixel ultrawide-angle camera with an f/2.2 aperture.

 

The Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus have both of those cameras as well as a third camera which is a telephoto camera with 2x optical zoom.

 

The cameras on the Galaxy S10e have been upgraded from that of its predecessor the Galaxy S9 which only had one dual aperture camera.

 

The Galaxy S10e has the ability to take wider shots due to the ultrawide-angle camera having a 123-degree field of view.

 

This works great when taking landscape photos, or selfies because it gives you the ability to fit more people into the selfies.

 

When taking photos it’s extremely easy to toggle between the wide-angle camera and the ultrawide-angle camera.

 

When taking photos in a bright setting, the cameras on the Galaxy S10e manages to do a good job.

 

However, when taking photos in a darker setting the cameras do not perform as well.

 

The camera software on this phone has 10 new scene optimizers. They work by modifying the photo settings to match the environment and the subject in real-time.

 

Some of the scene optimizers that were previously available were animals, food, waterfalls, sunrises and more.

 

Now with the addition of the ten new scene optimizers, there are a total of 30 scene optimizers all together.

 

If you turn this feature on it will allow the phone to choose the appropriate scene, or you can choose it yourself if you prefer to do so.

 

The video quality has also been upgraded from that of its predecessor. With the selfie camera, you can shoot UHD/2160p videos at 30fps.

 

The primary camera at the back of the phone can shoot UHD/2160p videos at 60fps.

 

The video stabilization has also been drastically improved, you now have the ability to shoot in HDR10+ videos.

 

This is Samsung’s custom format which improves the HDR10. The process of turning this feature on and off could have been a bit more user-friendly.

 

And there’s no way for you to see the difference on the phone because you will need a better display screen to do so.

 

Bixby Vision has been retained, this is a feature which uses the camera’s AI to recognize objects in the real world and make suggestions in real-time.

 

The Galaxy S10e also has an AR mode which has a few practical applications. For example, if you would like to see how a pair of pants or a dress will look on you, the AR mode gives you the ability to do that.

 

If you would like to see how you will look with a particular hairstyle or hair cut, the AR mode gives you the ability to do that.

 

The Samsung One UI interface has a new look and feel to it. The carousel of photo modes has been relocated to the bottom, directly above the shutter button.

 

This makes it look very much like the camera apps that are currently available on other smartphones.

 

Even though the Galaxy S10e only has one 10MP selfie camera. There’s a simulated ultra-wide camera mode which zooms out a bit, giving you the ability to fit more into the photos.

 

However, when using the Live focus feature in Portrait mode, the absence of the depth-sensing camera is noticeable.

 

This is one of the advantages that the other Galaxy S10 phones have over the Galaxy S10e.

 

Performance:

 

The Galaxy S10e has 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage and there’s another variant which has 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage this variant will cost a bit more money.

 

If 256GB of internal storage isn’t enough you can expand the storage via a MicroSD card.

 

The Galaxy S10e is extremely fast and responsive, however, when the phone is working extremely hard it has a tendency to heat up a bit.

 

The Galaxy S10 phones are the first phones in many markets around the globe to feature the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor.

 

The Galaxy S10e has an IP68 water resistance and dust resistance rating.

 

Battery Life:

 

The Galaxy S10e comes equipped with a 3,100mAh battery which will last for a little under one day of moderate usage.

 

The phone charges relatively fast when using the 15W fast charger. The Galaxy S10e also has Wireless PowerShare capabilities.

 

Wireless PowerShare:

 

The wireless PowerShare feature gives you the ability to use the Galaxy S10e as a power bank to wirelessly charge other Qi-enabled devices.

 

To use this feature, the phone must be turned on then turn it over and place another device on the back panel of the Galaxy S10e.

 

This feature is relatively new and it’s still being developed, as a result of this wireless charging speeds are a bit slow, so it will take a while to charge.

 

You will never have to worry about your phone’s battery dying as a result of wirelessly charging another device.

 

When using the PowerShare feature if the battery on the Galaxy S10e reaches 30% the PowerShare feature automatically turns off.

 

Most smartphone users will rarely use PowerShare, but it’s a good feature to have because you never know when it may come in handy.

 

My Final Thought:

 

The Galaxy S10e is very much like an economical Galaxy S10, the major differences are the display screen, the cameras, and the battery life.

 

The Galaxy S10e is an extremely fast and responsive phone that performs very well.

 

If you’re looking for an economical premium phone and you don’t mind the compromises mentioned above, then you should consider getting the Samsung Galaxy S10e.

 

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