The Galaxy S10e is Samsung’s latest attempt at a budget flagship phone


The new Samsung Galaxy S10e is one among the three phones, the Galaxy S10, S10+ and S10 5G unveiled during Samsung’s unpacked even this week. The phone is undoubtedly an attempt from Samsung to offer something that competes directly with Apple’s iPhone Xr. Among the phones unveiled it’s the least expensive or what you’d perhaps call the budget version that retains the processing power it’s other S10 variants have. It is the smallest in size, features Samsung new Infinity-O display that leverages a camera cut-out to eliminate the notch but omits the in-display fingerprint sensor it’s siblings have.

At first glance the Galaxy S10e has a flat surface unlike the others with curved edges. It reasonable 5.8 inch Dynamic AMOLED display with a 1280 by 1080 display with Corning Gorrila Glass 5.

Samsung Galaxy S10e Display (Credits: Marques Brownlee)

It has a single camera cut-out in front on the top right for a 10 mega-pixel wide sensor much like the standard S10. Nothing else on screen. It’s bezels however look slightly larger than other S10 variants. A physical fingerprint scanner is conveniently placed on the right of the phone that doubles as the power button.

Samsung Galaxy S10e Fingerprint Scanner (Credits: Marques Brownlee)

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When flipped to the back, a set of two camera sensors is seen, one a 12 mega-pixel wide sensor with Optical Image Stabilization and another a 16 mega-pixel ultrawide sensor. In comparison to other S10 versions it has one camera less.

Samsung Galaxy S10e Back (Credit: Marques Brownlee)

Under the hood, the Galaxy S10e shares the same processing power as it’s siblings. It’s powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor with the international version carrying an equally power Exynos processor from Samsung. It’s also backed by 6GB of RAM in the 128GB storage version and 8GB RAM in the 256GB storage variant. Expandable memory is also provided via micro-SD up to 512GB. The 10e runs Samsung’s clean One UI system on top of the latest Android 9.0 Pie.

The phone retains some of the good features Samsung has provided for it’s flagships for a while like fast wireless charging, maintaining the 3.5mm headphone jack, reverse wireless charging and more. It comes with a built-in 3100mAh battery.

The Galaxy 10e starting price is $749. Would you consider getting this phone?