Samsung Galaxy S10e review

8.9/10 AVG.
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8.9/10
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The Samsung Galaxy S10e currently has an Informr score of 8.9 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 22 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Android
Processor
2.8 GHz
Screen Size
5.8"
Camera
12+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


Business Insider

The S10e is the right phone for you if you're looking for a large-screened Android phone that still manages to feel compact and more portable than other options. In an era in which smaller-sized phones have become increasingly challenging to find, Samsung provides a promising option with the Galaxy...

- Lisa Eadicicco, Business Insider
Android Police

Even at $750, I still think it's priced very fairly for what you're getting: an industry-leading display, excellent rear-facing camera, cutting-edge performance, and all the features you'd expect of a proper "flagship" Samsung smartphone (fast wireless charging, IP68 ruggedization, microSD, headphon...

- David Ruddock, Android Police
GSMArena

Surely, there are better value propositions from flagship phones, but the Galaxy S10e packs the latest and greatest and it's easy to handle with one hand. It has one of the best screens in the industry combined with a stellar camera experience, tons of cool software and hardware features and it's st...

- GSMArena
Droid Life

It’s a phone I can easily recommend people buy, unless they are looking for the battery life champ. This phone is average in that department, but it’s just so good in so many others. The camera is quite impressive, the display and performance and software and design are incredible, and the price is...

- Kellen, Droid Life
PhoneArena

Sure, it has its flaws: Bixby, the slightly awkward fingerprint scanner, the not quite perfect gesture navigation, the noisy low-light time camera shots, and a few others, but those feel like the proverbial fly in the ointment. The great screen, the fast speed, the plentiful storage and the cleaner...

- Victor Hristov, PhoneArena


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Common Questions


Samsung released the Galaxy S10e on March 8, 2019.


The Galaxy S10e price will vary depending on retailer, age, special offers and whether or not it's purchased with a service plan. If purchased with a 2 year service contract for example, you would likely pay much less for the phone itself up front. You can compare Samsung Galaxy S10e prices from around the web here on The Informr.


Samsung backs up the Galaxy S10e with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


If your Galaxy S10e has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Samsung support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Samsung's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.



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Screen Size
5.8"

The Samsung Galaxy S10e's screen size is 5.8 inches with 1440 x 2280 pixels resolution.

Processor
2.8 GHz

There is a Qualcomm SDM855 Snapdragon 855 (7 nm) Octa-core 2.8 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 9.0 Pie operating system (OS).

Camera
12+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 12+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 10+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
128/256 GB

Internal memory is 128/256 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 512 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
3100mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 3100 mAh battery.

Galaxy S10e Specs

Overview
Release date March 8, 2019
Regions available USA, Canada, UK, India
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
CDMA:
800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/1700/1900 /2100 MHz
LTE:
1700/1900/700/2100 /800/850/900/1800/2600/2300/2500 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, EV-DO, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
SIM card Nano-SIM
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 9.0 Pie

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Processor Qualcomm SDM855 Snapdragon 855 (7 nm) Octa-core 2.8 GHz
Internal Flash Memory 128/256 GB
RAM 6/8 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 0.36 W/kg
Body: 0.92 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Headphones, Data Cable
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 3100 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging Yes
Fast Charging Yes
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Glass
Colors Prism White, Prism Black, Prism Green, Prism Blue, Canary Yellow
Dimensions [H x W x D] 14.22 x 6.99 x 0.79 cm (5.6 x 2.8 x 0.3 in)
Weight 150 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Yes
Rugged design No
IP Rating IP 68
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology AMOLED
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1440 x 2280 pixels
Pixel density 435 pixels
Size 5.8 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touchscreen, Corning Gorilla Glass 6, HDR
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer Unknown
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB USB Type-C
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared No
Bluetooth 5.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP, PAN
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC, aptX
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption WEP/WPA/WPA2
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 512 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out Yes
DLNA Support Unknown
NFC Yes
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet Yes
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
ƒ/ 2.4
Resolution
12+ megapixels
Dual lens
Yes
Zoom
10x digital
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Brightness control, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, Image stabilization, ISO, Multi-shot, Night mode, Panorama, Red-eye reduction, Self-timer, Smile detection, White balance, 2nd camera feature (16 MP, F2.2), HDR, Time lapse mode, Slow motion recording
Video Recording Formats
MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels), 60 fps
Front Camera
Resolution
10+ megapixels
Zoom
Yes
Additional Front Camera Info
Auto focus, Image stabilization, HDR, Aperture F1.9
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, AMR, AMR-WB, MIDI, MP3, M4A, OGG, WMA, WAV
Radio Yes (FM)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, 3G2 / 3GPP2, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, MPEG-4, WMV
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Stereo
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Unknown
Document Viewer Yes
Viewable document types XLS, PPT, PPTX, DOC, DOCX
Weather Yes
Stocks Unknown
Maps Yes
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps
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Critic Reviews


Business Insider

The Android phone to beat

from Business Insider

The S10e is the right phone for you if you're looking for a large-screened Android phone that still manages to feel compact and more portable than other options. In an era in which smaller-sized phones have become increasingly challenging to find, Samsung provides a promising option with the Galaxy S10e.

Read full review

The S10e is the right phone for you if you're looking for a large-screened Android phone that still manages to feel compact and more portable than other options. In an era in which smaller-sized phones have become increasingly challenging to find, Samsung provides a promising option with the Galaxy S10e.

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Android Police

The best Android phone for the money - and for most people

from Android Police

Even at $750, I still think it's priced very fairly for what you're getting: an industry-leading display, excellent rear-facing camera, cutting-edge performance, and all the features you'd expect of a proper "flagship" Samsung smartphone (fast wireless charging, IP68 ruggedization, microSD, headp...More

Even at $750, I still think it's priced very fairly for what you're getting: an industry-leading display, excellent rear-facing camera, cutting-edge performance, and all the features you'd expect of a proper "flagship" Samsung smartphone (fast wireless charging, IP68 ruggedization, microSD, headphone jack, all the LTE features, etc). As a phone to buy or recommend to others, it's an absurdly easy choice.

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GSMArena

One of the best value high-end smartphones

Surely, there are better value propositions from flagship phones, but the Galaxy S10e packs the latest and greatest and it's easy to handle with one hand. It has one of the best screens in the industry combined with a stellar camera experience, tons of cool software and hardware features and it's...More

Surely, there are better value propositions from flagship phones, but the Galaxy S10e packs the latest and greatest and it's easy to handle with one hand. It has one of the best screens in the industry combined with a stellar camera experience, tons of cool software and hardware features and it's still rocking that beloved 3.5mm audio jack.

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Droid Life

A great phone

from Droid Life

It’s a phone I can easily recommend people buy, unless they are looking for the battery life champ. This phone is average in that department, but it’s just so good in so many others. The camera is quite impressive, the display and performance and software and design are incredible, and the price is not insulting.

Read full review

It’s a phone I can easily recommend people buy, unless they are looking for the battery life champ. This phone is average in that department, but it’s just so good in so many others. The camera is quite impressive, the display and performance and software and design are incredible, and the price is not insulting.

Read full review

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PhoneArena

A no-compromise compact Android phone

from PhoneArena

Sure, it has its flaws: Bixby, the slightly awkward fingerprint scanner, the not quite perfect gesture navigation, the noisy low-light time camera shots, and a few others, but those feel like the proverbial fly in the ointment. The great screen, the fast speed, the plentiful storage and the clean...More

Sure, it has its flaws: Bixby, the slightly awkward fingerprint scanner, the not quite perfect gesture navigation, the noisy low-light time camera shots, and a few others, but those feel like the proverbial fly in the ointment. The great screen, the fast speed, the plentiful storage and the cleaner One UI easily make up for that, and the S10e is an easy recommendation on our part.

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Cnet

A terrific value for a compact, powerhouse phone

from Cnet

A dream come true for value shoppers who love small phones. The Galaxy S10E shares the S10's core camera and Snapdragon 855 chipset, so photos and speed are excellent. Battery life and wireless power sharing are also spot-on. Its fingerprint reader and flat screen solve minor problems with the pricier S10 and S10 Plus.

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A dream come true for value shoppers who love small phones. The Galaxy S10E shares the S10's core camera and Snapdragon 855 chipset, so photos and speed are excellent. Battery life and wireless power sharing are also spot-on. Its fingerprint reader and flat screen solve minor problems with the pricier S10 and S10 Plus.

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Engadget

Smaller, but not lesser

from Engadget

The Galaxy S10e delivers the essentials of the S10 experience -- excellent performance, great cameras and improved software -- in a package that feels more manageable, both physically and financially. That said, it’s not exactly perfect. A smaller phone means a smaller battery, and some people...More

The Galaxy S10e delivers the essentials of the S10 experience -- excellent performance, great cameras and improved software -- in a package that feels more manageable, both physically and financially. That said, it’s not exactly perfect. A smaller phone means a smaller battery, and some people will find it lacking. And the place of its fingerprint sensor can be more annoying than one might expect. Despite that, though, the Galaxy S10e packs enough performance and polish to please almost any high-end smartphone shopper who doesn’t want to spend $1,000.

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The Verge

Smaller, cheaper, better

from The Verge

If you’re looking for a good, small Android or one that isn’t uncomfortably close to a thousand bucks, this is a phone that I think most people will enjoy without sacrificing much in quality. Smaller and cheaper doesn’t have to mean worse, and I think it’s time major smartphone manufactur...More

If you’re looking for a good, small Android or one that isn’t uncomfortably close to a thousand bucks, this is a phone that I think most people will enjoy without sacrificing much in quality. Smaller and cheaper doesn’t have to mean worse, and I think it’s time major smartphone manufacturers start making devices that can do the most without a gigantic size.

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Mashable

Super fast performance, reliable physical fingerprint reader

from Mashable

It's the least expensive new Galaxy S10, is feature-packed, and costs hundreds less. The physical fingerprint reader even makes it superior to the S10 and S10+ in my opinion. Honestly, I struggled to find anything to dislike about the S10e. It feels more complete than the S10 and S10+.

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It's the least expensive new Galaxy S10, is feature-packed, and costs hundreds less. The physical fingerprint reader even makes it superior to the S10 and S10+ in my opinion. Honestly, I struggled to find anything to dislike about the S10e. It feels more complete than the S10 and S10+.

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PC Magazine

Has the best overall price, performance, and size for a flagship smartphone today

from PC Magazine

The Samsung Galaxy S10e has all of the key aspects of the S10 series: an amazing screen, a fast processor, a great modem, Wi-Fi 6, a new UI, and a wide-angle camera. But unlike the S10+, it fits in my hand, doesn't weigh a ton, and costs even less than the Google Pixel 3.

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The Samsung Galaxy S10e has all of the key aspects of the S10 series: an amazing screen, a fast processor, a great modem, Wi-Fi 6, a new UI, and a wide-angle camera. But unlike the S10+, it fits in my hand, doesn't weigh a ton, and costs even less than the Google Pixel 3.

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