After a year of handling 6-inch+ screen phones, we were instantly enchanted when we held the Galaxy S10e in hands. It’s even more compact than the last years Galaxy S9, and perhaps the only decent option for people who are enamored by compact phone. Yes, it’s a hair thicker, but it’s also extremely light (150 grams) and very comfortable to handle. The major design difference is that the Galaxy S10e does not have curved side edges as the S10 or S10+. These curves do impart a premium feel to Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10+, but S10e is quite premium in its own right.
The Galaxy S10e also replaces the ultrasonic fingerprint sensor with a side mounted one that’s clubbed with the power button. As on all other Samsung S10s, the power button is situated too close to the top corner, but it’s still very easily accessible on S10e. The fingerprint sensor worked well in our initial testing and you can also swipe down on the sensor to drag down notification shade.
The 5.8-inch display maxes at 1080p or Full HD+ resolution, which is also the default resolution on S10 and S10+. When compared side by side, the Galaxy S10+ and Galaxy S10+ have a slightly better AMOLED panel, but the one on the S10e is awesome too.
The performance and software remain untouched. This is the experience you’d get on other Galaxy S10 phones. The Galaxy S10e is powered by the same Exynos 9820 chipset which is powerful enough to drive all demanding tasks. The SoC is backed by 6GB RAM and 128GB storage. The One UI software (Android 9.0 Pie-based) is as fun as ever. As we have repeatedly iterated in the past, we are quite impressed by Samsung’s new interface.
The S10e is missing Samsung Dex support, which I am sure people who carry their professional world on their phones value. Samsung Galaxy S10+ is more power efficient than last generation Samsung flagships, so the 3100mAh battery might just hold. However, this is something we’d want to be sure about.read more →