Samsung Galaxy S10e (SM-G970) In-Depth Review!

Samsung Galaxy S10e (SM-G970) Review – Editor’s Choice!

Samsung Galaxy S10e Verdict + Award, Price , Specifications Comparison

Samsung Galaxy S10e – Our Verdict + Award

The Samsung Galaxy S10+ (US | UK | MY) or the Galaxy S10 (US | UK | MY) are great smartphones, but there is always a market segment that wants a smaller device.

This is where the Samsung Galaxy S10e (US | UK | MY) comes in.

There are many who derided the Galaxy S10e when it was launched, until they tried it out. It often surprises people when they realise just how small the Galaxy S10e really is in real life!

Yet, it is a really fast and powerful smartphone, with most of the killer features its larger S10+ and S10 brethren boast.

It packs a flagship-class Exynos 9820 or Snapdragon 855 platform, with 6 GB of RAM and up to 256 GB of storage into a compact device with a large 5.8-inch display but the physical size of a tradition 5-inch smartphone.

It is truly a remarkable feat of smartphone engineering.

We also want to salute Samsung for introducing the ability to record HDR10+ videos, although we have to point out that HDR10+ support is still limited. Samsung also seemed to have forgotten to add the ability to convert the videos.

But if you already have a TV or monitor that supports HDR10+, you can start creating HDR10+ videos with your Galaxy S10 Plus! And remember – HDR10+ is the future. It’s a matter of time before you upgrade to a HDR10+ display or television.

Its fingerprint sensor, which is built into the Power button, may not be as trendy than an in-display fingerprint sensor, but works great.

Its Wireless PowerShare feature is interesting and quite useful on-the-go. However, its slow recharging speed means its utility is largely limited to small devices like the Galaxy Buds and the Galaxy Watch. Recharging other smartphones is painfully slow, and should be relied on only in emergencies.

Now, the Samsung Galaxy S10e (US | UK | MY) isn’t for everyone. It’s targeted at a specific segment – people who want a powerful flagship device in a small, handy size.

They are those who prioritise size and weight over a larger battery and display. They also do not mind the lack of a telephoto camera that the Galaxy S10+ and the Galaxy S10 have.

If you are one of them, you will agree that the Samsung Galaxy S10e is worthy of our Editor’s Choice Award!

If you are not one of them, then the Samsung Galaxy S10+ or the Samsung Galaxy S10 are probably what you are looking for!

 

Samsung Galaxy S10e Specification Comparison

SpecificationsSamsung Galaxy S10+Samsung Galaxy S10Samsung Galaxy S10E
Display6.4-inch curved edge display
- Dynamic AMOLED with HDR10+
- 1440 x 3040 pixels (495 ppi)
6.1-inch curved edge display
- Dynamic AMOLED with HDR10+
- 1440 x 3040 pixels (550 ppi)
5.8-inch flat display
- Dynamic AMOLED with HDR10+
- 1080 x 2280 pixels (438 ppi)
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 6 (front)
Corning Gorilla Glass 5 (back)
IP68 dust + water resistance
Corning Gorilla Glass 6 (front)
Corning Gorilla Glass 5 (back)
IP68 dust + water resistance
Corning Gorilla Glass 5 (front + back)
IP68 dust + water resistance
Operating SystemAndroid 9.0 with One UIAndroid 9.0 with One UIAndroid 9.0 with One UI
PlatformSamsung Exynos 9820, or
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
Samsung Exynos 9820, or
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
Samsung Exynos 9820, or
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
Memory12 GB / 8 GB LPDDR4x8 GB LPDDR4x6 GB LPDDR4x
Storage1 TB / 512 GB / 128 GB
microSD card (up to 512 GB)
512 GB / 128 GB
microSD card (up to 512 GB)
128 GB / 256 GB
microSD card (up to 512 GB)
Front CamerasSelfie Camera
- 10 MP Dual Pixel sensor with f/1.9 lens
Depth Sensing Camera
- 8 MP sensor with f/2.2 lens
Selfie Camera
- 10 MP Dual Pixel sensor with f/1.9 lens
Selfie Camera
- 10 MP Dual Pixel sensor with f/1.9 lens
Rear CamerasTriple Camera System
- 12 MP dual aperture main camera (f/1.5 and f/2.4)
- 16 MP ultra-wide camera (f/2.2)
- 12 MP telephoto camera (f/2.4)
Triple Camera System
- 12 MP dual aperture main camera (f/1.5 and f/2.4)
- 16 MP ultra-wide camera (f/2.2)
- 12 MP telephoto camera (f/2.4)
Dual Camera System
- 12 MP dual aperture main camera (f/1.5 and f/2.4)
- 16 MP ultra-wide camera (f/2.2)
Connectivity4G LTE
WiFi 6
Bluetooth 5.0
USB Type C
4G LTE
WiFi 6
Bluetooth 5.0
USB Type C
4G LTE
WiFi 6
Bluetooth 5.0
USB Type C
Fingerprint SensorUltrasonic In-Display SensorUltrasonic In-Display SensorEmbedded into Power button
Battery4,100 mAh battery3,400 mAh battery3,100 mAh battery
Dimensions74.1 mm wide
157.6 mm tall
7.8 mm thick
70.4 mm wide
149.9 mm tall
7.8 mm thick
69.9 mm wide
142.2 mm tall
7.9 mm thick
Weight175 g
198 g (Ceramic)
157 g150 g

 

Where To Buy The Samsung S10e?

Here are some direct purchase links in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia and Malaysia!

 

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