The Samsung Galaxy S10e resembles a much-needed refresher in a world of behemoth smartphones with enormous displays. To be honest, we didn’t expect Samsung or some other maker so far as that is concerned to discharge a compact lead. Particularly since even Sony dropped their compact arrangement. Yet, here it is – a little leader phone for somewhat less than you’d anticipate from a normal leader nowadays.
It’s ideal to see Samsung keeping most of the very good quality features in this little person yet for around €700, some corners must be cut. First of all, you don’t get the telephoto focal point, the bezels are a touch thicker and the under-display fingerprint has moved to the side frame. On the off chance that you are eager to live without those, then the Galaxy S10e may be the correct choice for you out of each of the three phones Galaxy S10s.
Samsung Galaxy S10e specs
• Body: 142.2 x 69.9 x 7.9 mm, 150 grams, metal side frame, Gorilla Glass 5 on the front and back.
• Screen: 5.8″ Dynamic AMOLED, 1080 x 2280px resolution; 19:9 angle ratio; ~438 ppi.
• Chipset: Exynos 9820 Octa (8nm) chipset: octa-core CPU ((2×2.73 GHz Mongoose M4 and 2×2.31 GHz Cortex-A75 and 4×1.95 GHz Cortex-A55); Mali-G76 MP12 GPU.
• Memory: 6GB RAM, 128GB implicit storage, microSD slot support.
• OS: One UI dependent on Android 9.0 Pie.
• Rear camera: 12MP f/1.5-2.4, 1.4µm, 1/2.55″, PDAF support, OIS + 16MP f/2.2, ultra-wide 104µm, LED streak; 1080p@30/60/240fps, 4K@30/60fps, 720p@960fps, HDR10+ support.
• Front camera: 10MP f/1.9, up to 2160p@30fps video recording.
• Battery: 3,100mAh, versatile quick charging 15W (9V/1.67A).
• Connectivity: Single-SIM, Dual-SIM accessible in specific markets (hybrid slot); LTE-A, 7-Band transporter aggregation, Cat.20/13 (2Gbps/150Mbps); USB Type-C (v3.1); Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/air conditioning/hatchet MU-MIMO; GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo; NFC; Bluetooth 5.0.
• Misc: Stereo loudspeakers, remote charging, invert remote charging, IP68 rating residue, and water protection.
However, don’t confuse the Galaxy S10e with an upper-mid-go gadget. It’s as yet a lead phone with a corresponding sticker price although, a lot lower than the S10 or S10+ so far as that is concerned. You despite everything get the impeccable screen understanding – as long as you wouldn’t fret the punch-hole camera – the incredible camera, powerful Exynos 9820 (or the Snapdragon 855 relying upon your region) and tons of proprietary Samsung features.
Unboxing the Samsung Galaxy S10e
Unfortunately, we didn’t get a retail unit so the phone didn’t come in its original box. However, we received the proper charger supporting quick charging output of 15W. We also got the AKG-marked buds, which sound extraordinary, incidentally. It appears that each of the three Galaxies come with those AKGs. Kudos for that.
Design and assemble quality
The Galaxy S10e follows a similar design language as its greater kin with metal side frame and glass on the front and back. However, rather than utilizing a Gorilla Glass 6 and 5 configurations for the front and back, separately, the S10e makes do with a Gorilla Glass 5 sheets on both sides. The water and dustproof IP68 rating, though, is as yet within reach.
As you’d anticipate from a glass sandwich smartphone, the Galaxy S10e isn’t the grippiest one around. It’s still very elusive and the glass is a fingerprint magnet. On the other hand, because of the little footprint of the handset, it’s route simpler to deal with even with one hand. What’s more, the rounded edges on the back assist with that too.
Moving to the front, we incline that we are missing something here – the curve. Dissimilar to all Samsung lead phones for the recent years, the S10e is the first to go for the level front board design. What’s more, this could be a plus relying upon how you look at it. The curve does help with decreasing the footprint and possibly the hold to some degree yet the fixes are more costly and if you are looking for additional protection, the curved display makes things more complicated. It relies upon your position in regards to curved displays.
Bezels are moderate also, so you can enjoy the 5.8-inch display in a quite compact bundle. Truth be told, the upper bezel is so little that it scarcely fits the earpiece that doubles as a secondary loudspeaker. That is the reason the proximity and surrounding sensors are put under the screen. The jaw is the only thing that sticks out it’s still a lot more slender than most we’ve seen. What’s more, now how about we address the glaring issue at hand – the punch-hole selfie cam. Once you become accustomed to it and apply an entertaining wallpaper that veils it, you will become acclimated to it quickly.
Mathematically, the punch-hole camera bodes well than a notch however it’s a negligible update, to be honest. The UI, as a rule, removes the upper piece of the screen rendering it unusable. Also, we don’t know why Samsung chose to put the hole on the privilege as it pushes the status bar icons more to the center of the screen. What’s more, one would put forth a defense that there’s no applicable content in the lower-left corner of the screen than on the upper-left when messing around or watching videos. It’s less diverting on the left. Regardless, we feel like this shouldn’t be a major issue in the event that you like everything else about the phone.
This leaves us with the side frame of the handset. As we’ve just mentioned, it’s made of aluminum with a glossy completion. On the bottom, you will discover the USB-C connector along with the loudspeaker grille, the principle microphone, and the 3.5mm audio jack.
Going to one side, we locate the committed Bixby button and the volume rocker. Both buttons feel very firm, there’s insignificant wobble and provide material and clicky feedback. The top side houses the secondary noise-dropping microphone and the SIM card plate that also holds the micro SD card slot.
At last, the correct frame. This is the place Samsung destroyed. The power button that also doubles as a fingerprint per user is put so up high close to the corner of the S10e that makes it difficult to reach. To be honest, we were dazzled by the off-kilter and uncomfortable arrangement of the button since we are managing such a little gadget here.
Also, because of the little surface of the fingerprint scanner, it’s really important to prepare it properly and examine all the edges of at the tip of your finger to guarantee precise and quick perusing. Otherwise, we don’t have any major complaints about the functionality of the peruser. It is exact and responsive.
Although there were no curve balls with the design – aside from the completely abnormal fingerprint peruser position – the Galaxy S10e conveys top of the line materials and offers faultless form quality comparable to the remainder of the costly leads out there.