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Samsung Galaxy S10e Review: Features | Specifications | Pricing

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The Galaxy S10e is the cheapest of Samsung's 2019 Galaxy S10 class -- and it just might be the best buy of the lot.

  • Small size makes it easy to hold
  • Infinity O design looks great
  • Headphone jack
  • Powerful for a small phone
  • Supports expandable storage.
  • Battery life isn't great
  • Side-mounted fingerprint sensor can be tricky to hit
  • Bixby button is an annoyance

5.8 inches

Display size

1080 x 2280px

128GB, 256GB

Internal storage

12MP + 16MP

Rear camera

3,100 mAh

Battery size

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Details

Display

Display Size
5.8 inches
Resolution
1080 x 2280px
Pixels per inch (PPI)
522 ppi

Camera

Rear camera megapixels
12MP + 16MP
Rear camera aperture size
f/1.5-f/2.4 + f/2.2
Video recording
4K
Front camera megapixels
10MP
Front camera aperture size
f/1.9

Physical Dimensions

Dimensions
142.2mm x 69.9mm x 7.9mm
Weight
150g

Connectivity

NFC
Yes
Wi-Fi
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Network category speed
Category 20

Power, storage and battery

Processor
Exynos 9820
RAM
6GB/8GB
Operating system
Android 9
Internal storage
128GB, 256GB
External storage support
Up to 512GB
Battery capacity
3,100mAh

Device features

Headphone jack
No
Fingerprint sensor
Yes
Water resistance rating
IP68
Wireless charging
Qi
PMA
Launch price (RRP)$0
Launch date2019-03-08
Samsung Galaxy S10e

One of the most common questions we hear from consumers is around why you just can't get a good, powerful but above all small smartphone any more.

Sure, there's the Pixel 3 (and now the Pixel 3a), but beyond Google's in-house efforts there's really not that many options. Samsung's Galaxy S10e joins the crowd of smaller-sized handsets, providing plenty of power and a generally decent camera, although like its larger siblings, battery stamina is a genuine concern.


Design

  • Bright and clear 5.8-inch display
  • Single hole-punch front camera
  • Side-mounted fingerprint sensor
  • Samsung persists with the Bixby button

Camera

  • 16MP/12MP Dual-camera array at the rear is decent, but not great

Performance

  • Exynos 9820 gives great performance for such a small phone
  • Expandable storage gives it flexibility
  • One UI launcher is great

Battery life

  • 3,100mAh battery disappoints
  • Supports fast charging and wireless charging

Verdict

  • The battery life isn't great, but this is a good option if you want a smaller but still powerful handset.

Pricing and availability

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Specifications

Display

Display Size
5.8 inches
Resolution
1080 x 2280px
Pixels per inch (PPI)
522 ppi

Camera

Rear camera megapixels
12MP + 16MP
Rear camera aperture size
f/1.5-f/2.4 + f/2.2
Video recording
4K
Front camera megapixels
10MP
Front camera aperture size
f/1.9

Physical Dimensions

Dimensions
142.2mm x 69.9mm x 7.9mm
Weight
150g

Connectivity

NFC
Yes
Wi-Fi
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Network category speed
Category 20

Power, storage and battery

Processor
Exynos 9820
RAM
6GB/8GB
Operating system
Android 9
Internal storage
128GB, 256GB
External storage support
Up to 512GB
Battery capacity
3,100mAh

Device features

Headphone jack
No
Fingerprint sensor
Yes
Water resistance rating
IP68
Wireless charging
Qi
PMA

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