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Samsung Galaxy S10e

$885.00 $750.00

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Samsung Galaxy S10e, note isn't quite as top of line is the more expensive Samsung Galaxy S10 and the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus . it still brings arguably their best features, an awesome dynamic AMOLED screen, excellent cameras, stereo speakers, a cutting-edge chipset and a premium waterproof build .on top of that Samsung Galaxy S10e is compact form factor and conventional uncurved display make it a lot easier to use, at least for me .
PROS:
  • Decent battery life, better than the Galaxy S10
  • Stellar camera experience with a few minor exceptions.
  • Outstanding display.
  • Impeccable build quality, premium materials, great colors.
  • One of the few compact flagships out there.
CONS:
  • Samsung's fast charging tech is not competitive in speed.
  • The camera Night mode is lackluster.
  • The ultra-wide angle camera needs autofocus.
  • Fingerprint reader is placed inconveniently high.

Samsung Galaxy S10e

Samsung Galaxy S10 and Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus our flagship phones that come with a premium price but if you go down a bit on the price tear you get the Samsung Galaxy S10e .

which comes with a few compromises but still brings some great features, we are nasphones.com and this is Samsung Galaxy S10e Review .

Samsung Galaxy S10e Review

the Samsung Galaxy S10e is made from Gorilla Glass with a rounded aluminum frame, just like a regular Samsung Galaxy S10, but here it’s Gorilla Glass five on the front not six .

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ours is in prison black and though the finish isn’t as flashy as some of the other color options it still looks quite stylish, in a world where smartphone displays keep getting bigger and bigger, it’s nice to see a phone as compact as the Samsung Galaxy S10e, with this small footprint it feels pretty comfy in one hand .

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compared to the more expensive models there aren’t any down grades as far as waterproofing, you still get four ip68 rated water and dust resistance .

looking closely at the front you may notice something out of the ordinary, instead of the curved display atypical of Samsung’s flagship, we have a flat front panel instead . Read More : Samsung Galaxy A8+ 2018

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I personally like this better than a curved display, here you don’t have to worry about accidental screen activations, but the Samsung Galaxy S10e still brings a hole-punch cutout for the selfie cam, it’s something you have to get used to, but there are creative wallpapers out there that can mask it .

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the screen itself is a five point eight inch dynamic AMOLED with a 19:9 aspect ratio and a 1080p resolution as far as picture quality goes it’s awesome, on par with its more expensive siblings .

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you have the deep blacks of an AMOLED and colors are also quite accurate if you opt for the natural mode and settings, maximum brightness is impressive, 389 nits in manual mode but it can go up to 800 nits in auto mode in bright conditions, as expected legibility outdoors in the Sun is really good .

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of course as an AMOLED you have the option for an always-on display, is power consuming but it’s nice to be able to see your notifications at a glance .

just like the Samsung Galaxy S10, the Samsung Galaxy S10e has a stereo speaker set up with the earpiece acting as the second speaker .

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loudness is excellent and the sound is quite clear, if you plug in headphones to the 3.5 millimeter Jack sound is great as well, we measured excellent clarity, although loudness was just above average . Read More : Samsung Galaxy A8 2018

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you can choose between 128 or 256 gigs of built-in storage on the Samsung Galaxy S10e, quite a lot, but it is still expandable through micro sd if you need even more .

one of the differences the Samsung Galaxy S10e has from its siblings is the lack of an under display fingerprint reader, here it’s a side mounted one that doubles as a power button .

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is reliable and works well you can also swipe it to pull down the notification shade, we only just wish it wasn’t located so high up, even though this phone is small it’s still a bit of a reach .

there is face unlock as well and it’s quite responsive though of course not as secure as a fingerprint, you get the same cutting edge chipset on the Samsung Galaxy S10e as a regular Samsung Galaxy S10, either in Exynos 98 20 or Snapdragon 855, depending on your region .

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you can choose between 6 or 8 gigs of ram here, as you may have guessed performance on the Samsung Galaxy S10e is awesome, on par with its more expensive counterparts .

as a smaller phone it makes sense that the Samsung Galaxy S10e has a smaller battery, at 3100 mAh, but it still performs well scoring an endurance rating of 83 hours and our proprietary tests, probably because of the lower power consumption of the smaller screen .

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charging speed is a bit slow though, with the bundled 15 watt fast charger we were only able to get from 0 to 36% in 30 minutes, you do have wireless charging here like on the more expensive models . Read More : Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus

and you can use the Samsung Galaxy S10e to charge another device wirelessly as well, the Samsung Galaxy S10e runs Android 9pi, with Samsung’s custom skin called one UI on top .

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swiping up or down on the home screen will bring up the app drawer, the shortcut for the notification shade is on the fingerprint reader by default .

swiping from the right edge of the screen will open up edge panels, which are fully customisable, if you go to the left you’ll find home panels in a newsfeed powered by bixby, Samsung’s virtual assistant and of course there is a dedicated Hardware button you can use to summon bixby too .

now you have the option to remap the button to other apps, either for a single or double press, one of the two will always open the assistant though, and new to the galaxy family is gesture navigation, by default swiping up from the right bar opens a task switcher and swiping up from the left bar goes back, swiping up from the middle bar goes home .

the Samsung Galaxy S10e cameras are almost identical to the ones on the Samsung Galaxy S10, is the telephoto cam, the dual setup consists of a 12 megapixel main camera with a variable aperture and face detection autofocus and a 16 megapixel altra wide cam with fixed focus . Read More : Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro 2018

in good light shots with the main camera are great, quality is on par with out of the Samsung Galaxy S10, there’s good detail, lively colors and the photos have almost no noise dynamic range is excellent as well .

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images from the ultra wide-angle camera look pretty nice, with pleasing colors and very good dynamic range and the software does a decent job of dealing with barrel distortion .

just remember that focus is fixed, so it’s better not to shoot things that are too close, in portrait mode photos are taken with a primary cam and you need to stand quite close to your subject for a headshot framing .

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these come out great though, there’s excellent subject separation, nice detail and natural skin tones, the dynamic range is much improved over the last year too .

in low light again performance is excellent, here’s well-defined detail and little noise, the dynamic range is impressive too, Samsung Galaxy S10e is a great job in preserving highlights . Read More : Samsung Galaxy S9

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you can also use the ultra wide camera in the dark there isn’t as much detail as the main cam, but the dynamic range is equally good, the Samsung Galaxy S10e has a 10 megapixel selfie camera with face detection autofocus, selfies come out at 6 megapixels by default .

they have great detail and we really appreciate the autofocus here, you know that your pictures will come out sharp, you can also toggle the field of view to a wider 10 megapixel one so you can fit more into the shot .

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in selfie portrait mode shuttle good too but the edge detection can sometimes get confused, one feature you won’t find on many phones is 4k video recording from the selfie camera there is @30fps .

the field of view is a bit narrow but these look good and there’s stabilisation too, 4k videos can be shot with the rear camera and 30 or 60 FPS and they have HDR 10 plus support .

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quality is very good regardless of fps, with good detail and contrasts and lifelike colors, if you film through the ultra wide cam we can only record it though the FPS .

quality is excellent provided your subject is the right distance away to be in focus, there’s eis and all modes except 4k@60fps, but you also have super steady mode . Read More : Samsung Galaxy A6 2018

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it shoots through the wide-angle cam and crops to give you an impressively smooth result, but it’s only in 1080p and again there’s no autofocus here .

so that’s the Samsung Galaxy S10e, note isn’t quite as top of line is the more expensive Samsung Galaxy S10 and the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus .

it still brings arguably their best features, an awesome dynamic AMOLED screen, excellent cameras, stereo speakers, a cutting-edge chipset and a premium waterproof build .

on top of that Samsung Galaxy S10e is compact form factor and conventional uncurved display make it a lot easier to use, at least for me .

as far as downsides go there are a few nitpicks here and there, like it mentioned before the hole punch cutout is really something you have to get used to and it generally eats into the content that you’re watching .

the fingerprint reader is a bit awkwardly placed and I would have preferred to see it sitting a bit lower on the phone, and there’s the charging speed compared to the fast charging competition these days the Samsung Galaxy S10e seems a bit sluggish .

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but would that said this phone is still a great package, visiting the cheapest phone around but for less than 700 euros you’re getting pretty much the same quality as a flagship going for more than a thousand . Read More : Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime 2018

at this price point the Samsung Galaxy S10e has some of the best value you can find, it definitely deserves our recommendation .

Update - 2019.02.21

Disclaimer : We can not guarantee that the information on this page is 100% correct

Specification: Samsung Galaxy S10e

Technology

GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE

2G bands

CDMA 800 / 1900 – USA, GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only)

3G bands

CDMA2000 1xEV-DO – USA, HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100 – Global, USA

4G bands

LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 18(800), 41(2500), 66(1700/2100) – Global

Speed

HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (7CA) Cat20 2000/150 Mbps

GPRS

Yes

Edge

Yes

Announced

2019, February

Status

Available, Release March 2019

Dimensions

142.2 x 69.9 x 7.9 mm (5.60 x 2.75 x 0.31 in)

Weight

150 g (5.29 oz)

Build

Front/back glass (Gorilla Glass 6), aluminum frame

SIM

Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

Display Type

Dynamic AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

Display Size

5.8 inches, 82.8 cm2 (~83.3% screen-to-body ratio)

Resolution

1080 x 2280 pixels, 19:9 ratio (~438 ppi density)

Protection

Corning Gorilla Glass 5

Other Features

Always-on display, HDR10, IP68 dust/water proof (up to 1.5m for 30 mins), Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified)

Operation System

Android 9.0 (Pie); One UI

Chipset

Exynos 9820 Octa (8 nm) – EMEA, Qualcomm SDM855 Snapdragon 855 (7 nm) – USA/LATAM, China

CPU

Octa-core (1×2.8 GHz Kryo 485 & 3×2.4 GHz Kryo 485 & 4×1.7 GHz Kryo 485) – USA/LATAM, China, Octa-core (2×2.7 GHz Mongoose M4 & 2×2.3 GHz Cortex-A75 & 4×1.9 GHz Cortex-A55) – EMEA

GPU

Adreno 640 – USA/LATAM, China, Mali-G76 MP12 – EMEA

Memory Card Slot

microSD, up to 512 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) – dual SIM model only

Internal Memory

256 GB, 8 GB RAM or 128 GB, 6 GB RAM

Main Camera

12 MP, f/1.5-2.4, 26mm (wide), 1/2.55", 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF, OIS, 16 MP, f/2.2, 12mm (ultrawide), Dual

Camera Features

LED flash, auto-HDR, panorama

Video

2160p@60fps, 1080p@240fps, 720p@960fps, HDR, dual-video rec.

Selfie Camera

10 MP, f/1.9, Dual Pixel PDAF, Single

Selfie Camera Features

Dual video call, Auto-HDR

Selfie Camera Video

2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps

Loud Speaker

Yes, with stereo speakers

3.5mm jack

Yes

General Features

32-bit/384kHz audio, Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic, ANT+, Bixby natural language commands and dictation, Dolby Atmos/AKG sound

WLAN

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot

Bluetooth

5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX

GPS

Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO

NFC

Yes

Radio

FM radio (USA & Canada only)

USB

3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector

Sensors

Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer

BATTERY

Fast battery charging 15W, Fast wireless charging 15W, Non-removable Li-Ion 3100 mAh battery, Power bank/Reverse wireless charging 9W

Colors

Prism White, Prism Black, Prism Green, Prism Blue, Canary Yellow, Flamingo Pink

Price

About 780 EUR

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