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Samsung Galaxy S10e: the best bang for buck version of the Galaxy S10

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If you are looking to get yourself the Galaxy S10, perhaps you should seriously consider the Samsung Galaxy S10e. Read on to find out why…

That’s not to say that the Galaxy S10 is not great, no way. Just feast yourself to the below specs:

  • 6.1-inch Quad HD+ with Dynamic AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 1440 x 3040 pixels, 19:9 ratio and ~550 ppi density
  • IP68 certified – dust proof and water proof over 1.5 meters and 30 minutes
  • Infinity-O display
  • Always-on display
  • Back glass (Gorilla Glass 5), aluminium frame
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 6
  • Fingerprint and heart rate sensor
  • Qualcomm SDM855 Snapdragon 855 (7 nm) chipset, Octa-core (1x2.8 GHz Kryo 485 & 3x2.4 GHz Kryo 485 & 4x1.7 GHz Kryo 485) processor, Adreno 640 graphics and 8GB RAM
  • Triple primary camera: 12MP, f/1.5-2.4, 26mm (wide), 1/2.55", 1.4µm, Dual Pixel PDAF and OIS + 12MP, f/2.4, 52mm (telephoto), 1/3.6", 1.0µm, AF, OIS and 2x optical zoom + 16MP, f/2.2, 12mm (ultrawide), LED flash, auto-HDR and panorama
  • Selfie camera with 10MP, f/1.9, 26mm (wide), Dual Pixel PDAF, Dual video call and Auto-HDR
  • 128GB/512GB internal storage + microSD expansion slot up to 512GB maximum
  • Non-removable Li-Ion 3400 mAh battery Fast battery charging, Qi wireless charging and Reverse charging
  • Dolby Atmos sound system
  • Dual-sim and 4G LTE
  • 8th March 2019 release date
  • 899 USD for 128GB internal storage or 1,149 USD for 512GB internal storage

The Galaxy S10 is a very solid flagship indeed, with more than enough reasons for owners of last year’s model to upgrade.

But if you are on a budget, and every dollar saving is crucial – then perhaps the Galaxy S10e is just the smartphone that you are looking for. The ‘e’ stands for essential, and you will find out soon enough how essential it is; as we begin to scrutinise it further below:

  • 5.8-inch Full HD+ Dynamic AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 1080 x 2280 pixels, 19:9 ratio or ~438 ppi density
  • IP68 certified – dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meters and 30 minutes
  • Infinity-O display
  • Always-on display
  • Front/back glass (Gorilla Glass 5), aluminium frame
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Qualcomm SDM855 Snapdragon 855 (7 nm) chipset, Octa-core (1x2.84 GHz Kryo 485 & 3x2.41 GHz Kryo 485 & 4x1.78 GHz Kryo 485) processor, Adreno 640 graphics and 6GB/8GB RAM
  • Dual primary camera: 12MP with an f/1.5-2.4 aperture, 26mm (wide), 1/2.55", 1.4µm, Dual Pixel PDAF and OIS + 16MP with f/2.2 aperture, 12mm (ultrawide), 1.0µm, LED flash, auto-HDR and panorama
  • Single secondary camera: 10MP with f/1.9 aperture, 26mm (wide), 1.22µm and Dual Pixel PDAF
  • 128GB/256GB internal storage + microSD expansion slot up to 512GB maximum
  • Non-removable Li-Ion 3100 mAh battery Fast battery charging, Qi wireless charging and Reverse charging
  • Dolby Atmos sound system
  • Dual-sim and 4G LTE
  • 8th March 2019 release date
  • 749 USD for 128GB internal storage or 849 USD for 256GB internal storage

A cool saving of $150 USD is what you get if you decide to splurge on the Galaxy S10e, as compared to the Galaxy S10.

But does it translate to more value?

For starters, the Galaxy S10e is sporting a smaller (which is the normal) 5.8-inch screen size with a Full HD+ resolution and Dynamic AMOLED technology. There’s also the Gorilla glass and metal frame that acts as protection while making it a beauty.

Hiding behind all the beauty of the Galaxy S10e is the similar Snapdragon 855 chipset paired with a blazingly fast Kryo octa-core processor, outstanding Adreno 640 graphics and either 6GB or 8GB RAM. This means there’s no slowing down this beast, as it blazes through anything in its path.

Instead of a triple camera setup, the Galaxy S10e comes with a 12MP+16MP dual primary camera setup. Nevertheless, it lets you shoot pretty amazing pictures with its snapper. The similar 10MP selfie camera makes the package complete.

Storage-wise, you get to choose either 128GB or 256GB of internal storage. Whichever option you go for, there’s still the microSD expansion slot that can easily take in an extra 512GB of space.

In terms of battery, the 3100 mAh battery capacity ensures that you have enough juice to last for at least a full day of usage.

Finally, for those looking to use the Galaxy S10e for all things entertainment – the Dolby Atmos sound system lets you enjoy the best sound there is.

Conclusion:

Samsung Galaxy S10e provides value for money if you don’t want everything high-end that the Galaxy S10 offers. The $150 savings more than justifies this flagship smartphone, and you won’t be missing that much at all.

Samsung Galaxy S10e had just been released for $749 USD for the 128GB internal storage variant or $849 USD for the 256GB internal storage variant. There’s plenty of colors to choose from, namely Prism White, Prism Black, Prism Green, Prism Blue, Canary Yellow and Flamingo Pink.

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