Samsung Galaxy S10e Review: Cheaper Things | science Technology

The Galaxy S10e works mostly with Samsung's efforts to provide a flagship smartphone experience at a low cost on a small console.

The formula is simple. Use the same processor to slightly reduce memory and compress it into a smaller, less complex body.

AMOLED screens do not bend at the edges, only 5.8 inches from the diagonal, FHD + and flat. Which of these drawbacks depends on the point of view of the curved screen. The display is not noticeably worse than the S10, and there's still a hole punch notch that the selfie camera sticks into.

This display doesn't fit last year's Corning Gorilla Glass 5, but rather than the regular S10, so it's less susceptible to scratches and bumps.

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6.1-inch Galaxy S10 on the left, 5.8-inch Galaxy S10e on the right Photo: Samuel Gibbs / The Guardian

The round metal face and the glass front and back look quite simple in terms of design. Bring it to the prism white or canary yellow to differentiate it from the crowd. At just 69.9 mm wide and 142.2 mm high, the S10e is one of the smallest flagship phones on the market with the Google Pixel 3.

It's actually 0.5mm narrower and 7g lighter, so it doesn't feel smaller than the S10.

Next to the USB-C port at the bottom is a low noise headphone socket, and the phone is water resistant to the IP68 standard (1.5m deep, up to 30 minutes).


  • screen: 5.8 inch FHD + AMOLED (438ppi)

  • Processor: Samsung Exynos 9820 or Qualcomm Snapdragon 855

  • lamb: 6 GB RAM

  • Save: 128 GB

  • operating system : One UI based on Android 9 Pie

  • camera: Rear dual camera, front 10MP selfie

  • Connectivity Dual SIM, LTE, WiFi, NFC, Bluetooth 5, Wireless Charging & GPS

  • size: 142.2 x 69.9 x 7.9 mm

  • weight: 150 g


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At the bottom, there's a headphone socket next to the USB-C port, and there's also wireless charging. Samuel Gibbs / The Guardian

The Galaxy S10e has the same processor (Samsung Exynos 9820 in the EU or Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 in the US) as the larger and more expensive Galaxy S10 and S10 +.

The cheaper phone has 6GB of memory compared to 8GB, but the performance is almost the same, so you will most likely not notice it. If you get it back from the list of recently used apps, you may need to reload the app.

In other words, the S10e is faster and more fluid than most of its competitors, even without the speed of OnePlus 7 Pro.

The battery life of the S10e was disappointed with the same 25 charges as the regular S10. If you turn off the Always-On Display (AOD) setting, the call lasts from 7:00 am to 9:00 am on the first day, which may be sufficient for your work.

Browse through the app for 5 hours with many push messages and emails, watch 60 minutes of offline video while using it, take about 5 photos a day, listen to about 5 hours Spotify using Bluetooth headphones.

You need to charge it before night, so you can return to the other side Charging speed is also very slow as it takes 95 minutes to fully charge via cable and charge in a similar way via 15W wireless charging. Wireless power sharing works well but is fairly slow, which is great for charging a set of headphones.

Samsung Circle UI

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One UI is Samsung's best Android version. Samuel Gibbs / The Guardian

The Galaxy S10e runs the new One UI version of Android 9 Pie, which is identical to the rest of the S10 line, and is a significant improvement over previous versions of Samsung's custom Android experience.

Most of the changes were made to make using large phones easier, but the smaller the S10e, the lower the performance. Still everything looks good and works well. The only area behind Samsung's curve is gesture navigation. Swipe pads work well but are less accessible and less liquid than competing products. I stuck with the traditional navigation button.

You can get about three years of software support from Samsung, but the Android version update will be slower than the competition. In other words, Android Q will arrive six months after launch.

Fingerprint scanner with power button

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The fingerprint scanner is built into the power button on the right side of the phone. Samuel Gibbs / The Guardian

Unlike the rest of the S10 line, the Galaxy S10e has a capacitive fingerprint scanner built into the power button. It's fast and accurate, and it's usually close to where your right thumb is on the side of your phone, pressing the power button.

But with the left hand it is difficult to use. In a few attempts to unlock the phone, I found that it was placed too high on the right side so it couldn't fit comfortably with the left index finger in its natural position.

If you are left-handed and want to use a fingerprint scanner, think twice about the S10e.


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Samsung's camera app is one of the best apps with different modes. Samuel Gibbs / The Guardian

One of the areas where the S10e is inferior to the more expensive siblings is in the camera. There are only two cameras on the back, not three. Nevertheless, the main 12-megapixel camera is combined with a 16-megapixel ultra wide-angle camera, leaving the zoom purely digital and noticeably worse than the S10 or S10 +.

In short, the S10e can capture really good standard and wide-angle shots with good detail and color range. It's certainly not the best camera on the market, but it's less than zoom in most competition.

Selfie camera is great. The same is true for video capture. You can also use a variety of modes, including manual “Pro” mode and a dedicated Instagram camera.


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The selfie camera on the Galaxy S10e drills a small hole in the screen. Samuel Gibbs / The Guardian
  • The S10e is really better to play the violin by hand than the bigger S10.

  • Your phone comes with a screen saver preinstalled.

  • Stereo speakers are pretty good

  • On the left is the Bixby key, which you can safely ignore


The Samsung Galaxy S10e is priced at 669 pounds in white, black, green or yellow.

By comparison, the 6.1-inch Galaxy S10 is 799 pounds, the 6.4-inch Galaxy S10 + is 899 pounds, the 5.5-inch Google Pixel 3 is 739 pounds, the 6.1-inch Apple iPhone XR is 749 pounds, and the OnePlus 7 is 499 pounds.


With the Galaxy S10e, Samsung has compressed the advantages of the 2019 flagship S10 line into a smaller, less expensive one.

Full of great features but not the best one. The screen is great, but the camera is good, but there is no optical zoom, the fingerprint scanner is fast, but it's awkward for left-handed, good performance, but slightly weaker battery life.

The S69e's 669-pound RRP isn't cheap, even when a company like OnePlus offers better specs for less than £ 169 on similarly built phones. The regular S10 can already be purchased for similar money, but with better camera and display fingerprints, the S10e tastes less delicious.

But the Galaxy S10e is a good phone, so it will be better for trading. If you don't like curved screens but want a top-end Samsung, this is your phone.

Advantages : Cool screen, hole punch notch, wireless charging and power sharing, great camera, great performance, great software, great haptic, headphone socket, microSD card slot, dual SIM options

Disadvantages : Battery life can be long, charge relatively slowly, low light performance is not as good as rivals

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There's a twin camera chunk on the back of the Canary Yellow Galaxy S10e. Samuel Gibbs / The Guardian

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