Samsung Galaxy S10e was released as a cheaper option to the Samsung Galaxy S10 and S10+. It comes with 128GB/256GB ROM and 6GB/8GB RAM and great camera lenses, all packed into a much smaller device than the S10 and S10+. It also guarantees up to 3 years of software updates.
The device is available in five models: SM-G970F, SM-G970U, SM-G970W, SM-G9700, SM-G970U1. It is also comes pre-installed with Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified) and has an IP68 rating (dust/water resistant) for up to 1.5m depth underwater for 30 minutes.
Here is a brief overview of the advantages and disadvantages of the device:
Take a look into Samsung Galaxy S10e’s hardware features:
This device is much smaller than its predecessors, with measurements of 142.2 x 69.9 x 7.9 mm, which makes it easy to hold. The device has rounded aluminium metal sides and glass on both the front and back. It is also quite light as it only weighs 150g.
On the bottom side is the headphone jack, USB C port, and the main speaker. The power button is placed on the right side, and it comes inbuilt with the fingerprint scanner. The volume buttons are placed on the right side. At the back, there is a horizontal array of dual cameras and an LED flash.
Samsung Galaxy S10e colors are Prism White, Prism Black, Prism Green, Prism Blue, Canary Yellow, and Flamingo Pink.
The phone comes with a 5.8 inch full HD + display that is flat at the edges, giving it an impressive 83.3% screen-to-body ratio. The dynamic AMOLED capacitive touchscreen is protected with a Corning Gorilla Glass 5 and has a colour depth of 16M. The screen’s resolution is 1080 x 2280 pixels with an aspect ratio of 19:9 and a 438 ppi density.
Is a Samsung Galaxy S10e waterproof? Yes, it is. It has an IP68 rating (dust and water-resistant) and it is resistant to submersion up to a maximum depth of 1.5m underwater for up to thirty minutes.
The device comes inbuilt with the same processor used in Samsung Galaxy S10 and S10+. It uses either the Exynos 9820 or the Qualcomm SDM855 Snapdragon 855. It runs on the Mali-G76 MP12 / Adreno 640 graphics processor. The device comes with an internal memory of either 128GB 6GB RAM or 256GB 8GB RAM. For additional storage, it is expandable up to 1TB.
The phone comes packed with a 3100 mAh non-removable Li-Ion battery. Even though the battery capacity is lower than for most recent phones, it can comfortably last you a whole day and up to 5 hours of screen-on-time.
It also comes with a 15W fast-charger that ensures that the device charges to full capacity within a short period. It is also has a fast wireless charging feature that you can use to charge other phones or wireless charging devices.
The smartphone has quality speakers that give you quality sounds when watching videos and movies. It also comes with an audio jack for your headphones and other external audio devices. The sound transmission quality during making and receiving calls is superb too.
What are the software features for this device?
This device runs on the Android 9 Pie version and Samsung’s One UI. It is also set to receive up to three years of software updates. The swipe pads work perfectly, and the fingerprint scanner is fast responding. The Samsung Galaxy S10eAndroid version upgrade will be available to selected Samsung app members in certain countries. The new version will feature smaller notifications, enhanced dark mode, and other exciting features.
This device comes with a 12 MP, f/1.5-2.4 wide camera packed with the Dual Pixel PDAF feature. The 16 MP, f/2.2 ultrawide camera is capable of taking high-quality videos and images. The dual camera features the LED flash, panorama and HDR to enhance photo quality. Videos taken with the primary camera can have a resolution of up to 2160@60fps.
The 10 MP, f/1.9 selfie camera is packed with several photo enhancement features including the Dual Pixel PDAF, dual video call, and Auto-HDR features. Videos taken with this camera have a resolution of 2160@30fps and 1080@30fps.
Here is a photo that was taken by the primary camera:
Here are some comments by YouTube users who have seen or interacted with the device:
Here are the accessories you will find when you unbox the device:
The Samsung Galaxy S10e priceis much lower than that of Galaxy 10 and 10 +. Its retail price starts at about 190,000 Naira.
Generally, the phone is top-notch in its display and performance. The camera takes quality images and videos, even though it has no optical zoom. If you would want a slightly better phone, you might want to consider the Samsung Galaxy S10. However, you will have to part with some more cash. For a cheaper phone with the same specs, you can check out the OnePlus 7.
Samsung Galaxy S10e is a fantastic device. Those who are particular about the camera specs and audio quality will find this phone excellent. It is a top-notch Samsung device with amazing features that offer value for money.