Following months of leaks and rumors that constructed up an amazing quantity of hype amongst Android followers, Samsung’s new Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10, and Galaxy S10+ will lastly be launched on Friday, March eighth. And imagine me after I let you know that they had been well worth the wait. You’ll be able to learn my full in-depth Galaxy S10 evaluation to study the whole lot it’s good to find out about Samsung’s scorching new flagship telephones. That evaluation focuses primarily on the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10+ although, which implies BGR readers had been left questioning how the Galaxy S10e stacks up.

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Samsung didn’t ship Galaxy S10e evaluation samples till earlier this week, so I haven’t spent sufficient time with the cellphone but to provide it a full evaluation. That mentioned, the Galaxy S10e shares most of its specs and options with the opposite two variations of the Galaxy S10. There are some key variations, nevertheless, and on this publish I’ll cowl 5 issues concerning the cellphone that may shock you.

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It’s simply as quick as different S10 fashions

Hardcore gadget followers have undoubtedly learn all concerning the specs for every of Samsung’s fashions within the new Galaxy S10 line. Most individuals on the market possible haven’t although, they usually’re going to be stunned to study that the Galaxy S10e is simply as quick and highly effective as the opposite Galaxy S10 fashions.

When folks see three totally different variations of a product, they have a tendency to imagine that the most affordable mannequin underperforms the opposite two. Generally that’s certainly the case, however Apple’s iPhone XR has helped present those who’s not at all times true with smartphones. Now, Samsung’s Galaxy S10e reinforces that notion.

Samsung’s Galaxy S10e comes with both 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage or 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. I’ve the 6GB/128GB mannequin to check and I can verify that there isn’t actually a discernible distinction in efficiency in comparison with the Galaxy S10+ I examined with 8GB of RAM. S10 telephones with 8GB of RAM would possibly have the ability to preserve extra apps cached within the background, and the added RAM may additionally assist in sure different conditions. In day-to-day use, nevertheless, there isn’t a noticeable distinction in pace.

If you would like some arduous information to help that remark, listed here are the Geekbench Four scores I obtained for every cellphone:

Galaxy S10e

  • Single-core: 3508
  • Multi-core: 10864

Galaxy S10+

  • Single-core: 3483
  • Multi-core: 11081

It’s really not that small

The Galaxy S10e has a 5.8-inch Dynamic AMOLED display screen whereas the Galaxy S10 sports activities a 6.1-inch show. That’s a significant distinction so far as show space is anxious, however the Galaxy S10e itself isn’t a lot smaller than the S10. Listed below are the size for every cellphone:

  • Galaxy S10e: 142.2 x 69.9 x 7.9 mm (150 g)
  • Galaxy S10: 149.9 x 70.Four x 7.Eight mm (157 g)

How is it potential that the Galaxy S10 is barely half a millimeter wider than the Galaxy S10e regardless of the numerous distinction in display screen dimension? That takes us to level #3…

The bezels are a lot thicker than the S10

Samsung’s overhauled Infinity Show design on the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10+ is improbable, and the bezels are a lot thinner above and beneath the display screen than they had been on final yr’s Galaxy S9 sequence telephones. Based on Samsung, the Galaxy S10+ has a window-to-body ratio of 93.1%, which is kind of spectacular. However the Galaxy S10e has a lot thicker bezels than the opposite two S10 fashions, and the distinction is kind of noticeable.

Listed below are renders of the Galaxy S10e and Galaxy S10 from Samsung’s web site:

The bezels on the edges of the Galaxy S10 show are a contact extra seen in actual life than they’re in that picture, however solely barely. On the Galaxy S10e, they’re a lot thicker. It’s additionally annoying that the highest and facet bezels on the Galaxy S10e are the identical width, however the backside “chin” bezel is thicker. On the iPhone XR, which is the cellphone Samsung modeled the Galaxy S10e after, all 4 bezels have the identical thickness and it seems to be a lot better.

The fingerprint sensor is way sooner than the S10

I’ve to be sincere, this one is a tiny bit disappointing.

Samsung’s transfer from fingerprint sensors on the again of its Galaxy telephones to an in-display sensor is a large step in the appropriate course by way of person expertise. In any case, the again of a cellphone is the worst place you possibly can situate a fingerprint reader. Samsung’s ultrasonic in-screen sensor is among the most talked about options of its new Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10+ telephones, however in apply it’s a bit slower than typical fingerprint sensors. I lined it in my evaluation — it’s not painfully sluggish, nevertheless it positively takes a beat or two longer than a daily fingerprint reader.

Not like its two pricier counterparts, the Galaxy S10e has a conventional fingerprint sensor embedded within the energy button on the appropriate facet of the cellphone. You may be bummed at first that the S10e doesn’t have the identical fancy new in-screen fingerprint sensor as the opposite two Galaxy S10 fashions, nevertheless it may be a blessing in disguise. It’s simpler to seek out with out trying since you possibly can really feel for a bodily button, it’s comfy to succeed in because the cellphone is a pleasant compact dimension, and it’s considerably sooner than the in-display fingerprint reader on Samsung’s different S10 handsets.

The cameras are nonetheless actually good

The Galaxy S10e has the identical front-facing digicam because the Galaxy S10. It additionally options 16-megapixel (Extremely Vast/F2.2) and a Twin Pixel 12-megapixel OIS (Vast/F1.5/F2.4) cameras on the again, which can be identical to the Galaxy S10. The S10 and S10+ add a 3rd telephoto digicam on the again that gives 2x optical zoom. So, except for the dearth of optical zoom, the cameras on the Galaxy S10e and Galaxy S10 are an identical… they usually’re excellent. You’ll be able to learn a bit extra about Samsung’s new cell cameras in my earlier Galaxy S10 evaluation.

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