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Samsung Galaxy S10, S10+ and S10e Hands-On Review

Last Updated on Mar 8,2019 Published on 2019-03-08 00:47:09 By: Maq Ahmed Editor Rating: 3.9 / 5

Samsung has successfully unveiled Galaxy S10 family. The enthusiasts can get their Samsung S10 or an S10+ to meet their desires. There is a new star at the stage Galaxy S10e also known as an economy version for the first time Samsung launch in flagship S lineup. Galaxy S10E is pretty beloved not because it is a cheap priced phone - it is an S10 affordable smartphone that makes strong feelings for this.

Undoubtedly, Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus are the best smartphones of 2019 as they are packing lots of high ends features e.g. IP68 ratings, Dynamic AMOLED QHD+ Displays, Android 9 Pie, SD855/Exynos9820 chipset, and Triple Rear Cameras.

The other accessories are new Galaxy Buds, Protective Film or Case, Fast and Wireless Chargers, and Samsung Desk Pad. Amazing S10 family allows Reverse Wireless Charging/Power Bank, too.


Edge to Edge Design, Crispy AMOLED Display, and 3D Fingerprint Scanner in Screen

Samsung Galaxy S10 trio gets edge display design as the previous S9 did. Either the S10, Plus or E model everyone look elegant and show apparent differences in size. Crafted with aluminum-7000 series (metal unibody), the S10 family is IP68 rated and each of them passes through 1.5 meters submersion test for 30 minutes. S10 family has Corning Gorilla Glass 6 luckily on both front and back, making it 2x better in water drop height test than the S9 family’s Corning Glass 5. The scratch resistance rate, however, is the same as the previous one. Remember this they are not MIL-STD complaints, therefore, a sudden fall could cause some serious damages.

The S10e is the lightest in weight with 150 grams while the standard S10 and S10+ measure 157 and 160 grams of weight, respectively.

The max display is of Samsung S10 Plus which boasts 6.4 inches screen. Two of other displays are 6.1 inches and 5.8inches respectively for S10 and S10 E. The affordable version S10e is small and one-handed so you feel easier while texting, however; you have to use both hands for bigger, wider and thicker S10 and S10+ flagships in line.

S10 trio sports Dynamic AMOLED 19:9 Display technology offering crispy sharper views, nicer color saturation, and best contrast ratio. The premium S10 duo can offer 1440x3040 pixels (QHD+) resolution and distribute 550 ppi density for the brightest display competition while the S10e has lower 1080x2280 pixels resolution and 438 ppi density for FHD+ video stuff.

Samsung S10 and Plus version get In-Display 3D Fingerprint Scanners which are more secure for Samsung Pay, Visa or Master Card. But, the FR sensor feels a bit slower than the other UD Fingerprints those of Huawei Mate RS and Vivo NEX S. The Fingerprint Sensor Size, though, is increased two times and a user can find, tap and hold on easily.

The Galaxy S10e, on the other hand, features a Side-mounted Physical Fingerprint Sensor that is faster and reliable as that the traditional ones.


Smart Interface and OS, Android 9.0 Pie with One UI

Samsung new One UI is successfully succeeding the Experience user interface. Galaxy S10 trio runs Android 9.0 (Pie) wrapped in One UI, out of the box. The new software is smarter and designed to appreciate one-handed usage. It changes totally how the experience UI looks like. There is Tab Bar at the bottom instead of the top one and navigation bar has its icon now. You can interact naturally with lock-screen notifications, enhance visibility in dark with Night mode (a highlighting feature) that changes the whole interface and gives comfortable visibility while at the bed.

The AI Camera of Experience UI replaced with Photo and Video of One UI. The downside is only that the Pro model is no longer available for video recording.

Bixby 2.0: Thanks Gosh! There we have to see AI Voice assistant with further upgrades, Bixby 2.0. This time Bixby supports also other major languages of the world not only English. So, a user can make native talks with Bixby.


Camera that offers 0.4-0.8s Super Slow-mo at 960fps, Dual OIS 4k video recording, AR Emoji, and 3D Facial Unlock

(Optics configurations Back/Front: S10 3/1, S10+ 3/2, S10e 2/1)

Samsung Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus have Triple Rear Cameras. The first 12 MP wide-angle lens can set at either f/1.5 or f/2.4 for night or daylight mode photography, having a 78-degree view, Dual Pixel PDAF and OIS support. The second one is 13 MP telephoto sensor with f/2.4 aperture, AF, OIS, and 2x optical zoom, and offers a 45-degree view. The third is a 16 MP ultrawide lens having f/1.9 aperture and gives a 123-degree view.

There is lack of a telephoto camera in the S10e while both of the 12 MP f/1.5 wide-angle camera and 16 MP f/1.9 ultrawide lens are available for rear photography. All are set to offer Samsung fans a great shooting experience.

4k shots: Undoubtedly, the Galaxy S10 trio is capable of capturing awesome 4k shots and 2160p videos at 60fps plus 1080p movies at 240fps. Samsung appreciates shooting while walking as it brings support for Dual Optical Image Stabilization, OIS.

Slow-mo 720@960fps: Galaxy S10 trio can capture 0.4 to 0.8 seconds Super Slow motion videos that is double than the predecessor S9 lineup with 0.2-0.4s Slow-mo. The 960fps refreshing rate for smooth video streams ensures you won’t miss any moment.

Everyone in S10 family comes with a 10 MP f/1.9 Front Camera, Dual Pixel PDAF, Auto HDR, and 2160p plus 1080p Dual Video calling support. Only the S10 Plus to get an additional 8 MP f/2.2 depth sensor for detailed selfies. Samsung S10 family supports 3D Facial Recognition to facilitate user with secure Face Unlock.

Samsung refreshes 30 new existing emoji and offers consumer to create personal AR Emoji which explains emotions in funnily animated motions.


Samsung Galaxy S10 family arrives in the US and EMEA models. The US version packs inside Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset and Adreno 640 GPU while the EMEA model armed with Exynos 9820 SoC and Mali-G76 MP2 GPU. Both USA and EMEA versions are almost equal in performance though not the same. They all have Octa-core processor with up to 2.8GHz processor. AnTuTu gives 326186 scores to the S10e and S10 while the S10 Plus is the only to reach the highest performance level with 340345 AnTuTu scores for overall output.


Samsung Galaxy S10e, S10, and S10+ are respectively powered by 3100mAh, 3400mAh and 4100mAh non-removable Li-Ion batteries. The given capacities make it feel good for S10 Plus, but the S10 and S10e seem to offer no longer lasting performance as those of other flagship devices. They all support 15W Fast Wireless Charging and 9W Reverse Charge for Power Bank.

Samsung S10 family is available in a variety of beautiful body colors Prism White, Prism Black, Prism Green, Prism Blue, Canary Yellow, Flamingo Pink, Ceramic Black, and Ceramic White.

Price, Carries, and Shipment

Samsung S10e is the most affordable handset in its lineup starting at $780. While talking about the Galaxy S10, it costs $930. On the other hand, Samsung S10 Plus Price is $1050. All the prices are for base models where the exclusive or larger memory variants will cost you extras.

Amazon is an international store and will make the S10 family available soon overseas. The US carriers including Best Buy, Sprint, Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile will start pre-orders by the end of this month, Feb. However, Samsung official website and stores for all regions have already started pre-order from Feb 21.

The Shipment for S10 smartphones will begin in March 2019.


Samsung S10+ is the most powerful smartphone among S10 and S10e. Before taking any decision for purchase, you should look at the Galaxy S10 5G that is too expensive but an outstanding alternative.

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