The canary yellow Samsung Galaxy S10e. Image credit: TechRadar
There’s a clear progression with regards to the camera on the Galaxy S10 devices: with each better phone, you get an extra camera.
The Galaxy S10e comes with a 16MP ultra-wide lens and 12MP optically stabilized lens on the rear of the device and a dual-pixel 10MP camera on the front. Given this is the ‘budget’ handset of the range, a dual-lens rear setup and powerful front camera is a pretty great deal.
On the Galaxy S10, you get all of the above, with an extra 12MP lens on the rear, and when you step up to the Galaxy S10 Plus you get a second, 8MP, front-facing camera. That’s five lenses split between the front and rear for the S10 Plus which, as we’ve been finding in our hands-on time with the phone, deliver some pretty amazing photos.
If it’s the absolute best camera experience you’re after then, we’d have no hesitation in recommending the Galaxy S10 Plus as the phone to go for – although any of these devices will deliver some pretty great pictures.
Samsung Galaxy S10 Vs S10 Plus Vs S10e Battery
Firstly, In this Samsung Galaxy S10 vs S10e comparison, let’s talk about the design and display, which is present in both of the Samsung Galaxy S10 vs S10E smartphones. Like any other Samsung flagship this time also both the smartphones consist of gorgeous Super AMOLED displays, which are HDR10+ enabled this time. The S10e has a smaller 5.8-inch flat panel than the curvy 6.1-inch on S10, and the resolution and aspect ratio are 2280 x 1080px resolution vs 1440x3040px resolution in a same 19:9 aspect. The same number of pixels on a smaller screen equals a higher density – 438ppi on the S10e and 550 on the S10.
Each of the Galaxy S10 trio is powered by the same processor in each region in which the phones are released. Samsung hasn’t announced what that chip (or chips) is yet, other than the fact it’s an octa-core chipset – the previous Galaxy devices were powered by different processor in different regions, so it’s possible the S10 handsets will follow suit.
There are different memory sizes for each variant, so you’ve got plenty of choice here – if you can get your head around the various options.
The Galaxy S10e is available with either 6GB RAM and 128GB internal memory, or 8GB and 256GB.
The Galaxy S10 comes in 8GB/128GB and 8GB/512GB variants, while the Galaxy S10 Plus has 8GB/128GB, 8GB/512GB and 8GB/1TB options. Each device also has a microSD slot which supports cards up to 512GB.
Design and built quality wise the frame on Samsung’s high-end phones has been made of aluminum since the S6 days, and the S10’s are as well. It’s polished to a shine and with a pale tint in the general direction of the back color. Both the smartphones features ultra-premium glass and aluminum designs that are available in a few different colors and some extra funky colors for the S10e. What the whole S10 line has in common, however, is the punch-hole in the top-right corner of the screen, the source of the Samsung-termed Infinity-O display. Sadly, the notification LED has been axed this
Samsung Galaxy S10 vs S10E both has Gorilla Glass 5 on the back (GG6 on display), and are IP68-rated. The punch hole aside, the Galaxy S10 series design can be summed up as evolutionary, and in a right way. Samsung’s been pushing towards bezel-less phones since the Note Edge in 2014, and while the display curves have been getting more subtle, the non-display bits on the front have been shrinking. The end result is one sexy looking phone. So we can say that in this Samsung Galaxy S10 vs S10e comparison design-wise, both are upto the mark.
Samsung Galaxy S10 vs S10E Camera Comparison –
Samsung Galaxy S10e comes with a 16MP ultra-wide lens and 12MP optically stabilized variable aperture lens on the rear of the device, and a dual-pixel 10MP camera on the front. Given this is the budget handset of the 2019 Galaxy S series, a dual-lens rear setup and the powerful front camera is a pretty great deal. On the other hand, Galaxy S10, you get all of the above, with an extra 12MP telephoto lens on the rear. Both of the phones deliver some pretty amazing photos. 2019 Galaxy S series, a dual-lens rear setup and the powerful front camera is a pretty great deal. On the other hand, Galaxy S10, you get all of the above, with an extra 12MP telephoto lens on the rear. Both of the phones deliver some pretty amazing photos.
The best Samsung Galaxy S10 device for you depends wholly on your budget.
If you want all the benefits of the S10 range without breaking the bank, the S10e is your best option. Despite its lower price tag it still has the same sleek design and quick processing as its bigger siblings, and even has a pretty powerful battery and camera too.
The core of the range is the Galaxy S10, with all the features you need in a phone. It’s a little more expensive, but for this price you get a flagship device that’s better than most and sure to last you a long time.
If money is no issue, however, you might want to upgrade all the way to the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus. Its bigger screen, massive battery and crazy number of cameras make it a luxury item that’ll let you indulge in all your video-watching, game-playing, photo-taking needs.
Samsung Galaxy S10 vs S10E Performance & Storage Options –
As we can say that in this Samsung Galaxy S10 vs S10e comparison, each of the Galaxy S10 trios comes with either the Snapdragon 855 or Exynos 9820 chipset. Those are both top-end, and the split isn’t by model but rather region – in the US, you’ll get the Snapdragon 855 while in most other places, it will be the Exynos 9820.
There are different memory sizes for each variant, so you’ve got plenty of choices here if you can get your head around the various options.