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Samsung Galaxy S10e
Samsung Galaxy S10e
Samsung Galaxy S10e
Samsung Galaxy S10e
Samsung Galaxy S10e
Samsung Galaxy S10e
Samsung Galaxy S10e
Samsung Galaxy S10e
Samsung Galaxy S10e
Samsung Galaxy S10e

Informr score
The Samsung Galaxy S10e currently has an Informr score of 8.6 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 57 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

With their 2019 lineup, Samsung has added a smaller budget-oriented model to their fan-favorite Galaxy S-series. It features a few compromised from its larger siblings to hit a lower price point. But do the compromises ruin the experience?

Looking at the specs, you can see it shares several similarities with the S10 and S10 Plus.

While the screen is a little smaller at 5.8-inches and only offers 1080p instead of 1440p, it’s still the rich, punchy Dynamic AMOLED panel with HDR10+ support found in the bigger models. And with the reduced screen size, the drop in resolution barely impacts sharpness and clarity.

But the phone lacks the curved edges of the larger options. So don’t expect it to feel quite as high-end.

The S10e also does not include the fingerprint scanner built into the display. However, many reviewers found the fingerprint sensor built into the power button of the S10e more responsive than the shiny new tech in the screens of its larger siblings.

The processor is also the same -- although there’s now a more affordable 6GB of RAM option for added savings. And you’ll find the same 128GB and 512GB storage options.

Cameras are the biggest difference. Instead of the triple rear cameras on the S10 and S10 Plus, the S10e includes a 12MP standard lens and a 16MP ultra-wide angle lens. So you won’t be able to take zoomed images.

The front camera also does not include the 8MP depth-sensing camera of the S10 Plus.

While the phone includes a smaller 3,100mAh battery, the smaller display and reduced resolution help to offset some of the loss. Still, some reviewers found the phone struggled to make it through a day of heavy gaming or video streaming. If you’re a light-to-moderate phone user, you’ll have no worries.

Overall, reviewers found the S10e an excellent value, and many loved the compact size.

TechRadar says, “It’s hard not to recommend the S10e to anyone who prefers a smaller phone.

PC Magazine loved the phone, saying, “The Samsung Galaxy S10e has the best overall price, performance, and size for a flagship smartphone today.

Everything else is identical to the pricier S10. For more on what to expect -- including camera quality, performance, audio options, and build quality -- check out our Samsung Galaxy S10 review summary.

Operating system
Operating system
2.8 GHz
2.8 GHz
Screen Size
Screen Size
12+ MP, f/2.4
12+ MP, f/2.4
3100 mAh

What the Critics Are Saying...


The 'e' in Samsung Galaxy S10e stands for 'essential', which means it packs almost everything the S10 and S10 Plus have, at a lower price. You get a 5.8-inch screen, the same two primary cameras, and all-day battery life, but you’ll miss out on a third lens, the curved display edges, and the in-scre...

- David Lumb, John McCann, TechRadar

The Samsung Galaxy S10e is very close to a flagship despite costing a lot less than the rest of the range. There are some compromises, but for the most part they're small.

- James Rogerson,

That’s not to say it’s a bad phone — it’s definitely not that — but it could be better, and if you’re looking for a small phone, we’d weigh this one up against some of the mid-range devices out there. If you can look past the water resistance and wireless charging, there are definitely more interest...

- Leigh :) Stark, Pickr
Daily Express
Daily Express

Samsung's hardware delivers in a number of areas; its camera is great in most conditions, it offers one of the best displays on a smartphone and boasts a premium build. However, the handset is not one we can recommend for those that need great battery life - meaning Samsung's cheapest S10 ultimately...

- Joseph Carey, Daily Express

For some, it may simply come down to size preference. If you prefer a smaller handset (less than 6 inches), the Galaxy S10e is an excellent option, with a high-end feature-set and strong all-around performance befitting a flagship phone.

- Paul Lilly, Hothardware

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Samsung backs up the Galaxy S10e with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.

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Screen Size

The Samsung Galaxy S10e's screen size is 5.8 inches with 1440 x 2280 pixels resolution.

2.8 GHz

There is a Qualcomm SDM855 Snapdragon 855 (7 nm) Octa-core 2.8 GHz processor (CPU).


The phone runs on the Android 9.0 Pie (Update Available: 11) operating system (OS).

12+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 12+ MP, f/2.4 camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 10+ megapixels resolution.

128/256 GB

Internal memory is 128/256 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 512 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 3100 mAh battery. Samsung's performance ratings are 1140 minutes, 840 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.

Galaxy S10e Specs

Release Date March 8, 2019
Regions Available USA, Canada, United Kingdom
Operating System Android 9.0 Pie (Update Available: 11)

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Processor Qualcomm SDM855 Snapdragon 855 (7 nm) Octa-core 2.8 GHz
Internal Storage 128/256 GB
RAM 6/8 GB
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 0.36 W/kg
Body: 0.92 W/kg
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Headphones, Data Cable
Mobile / Cellular Data
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
SIM card size
Dual SIM No
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared No
Bluetooth 5.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP, PAN
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC, aptX
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
Mobile Hotspot Yes
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 512 GB)
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Main Camera
Resolution / Aperture
12+ Megapixels, f/2.4
10x digital
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Brightness control, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, Image stabilization, ISO, Multi-shot, Night mode, Panorama, Red-eye reduction, Self-timer, Smile detection, White balance, 2nd camera feature (16 MP, F2.2), HDR, Time lapse mode, Slow motion recording
Video Recording Formats
Video Recording Parameters
Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels), 60 fps
Front Camera
Resolution / Aperture
10+ Megapixels
Additional Front Camera Info
Auto focus, Image stabilization, HDR, Aperture F1.9
Video Recording Parameters
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology AMOLED
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1440 x 2280 pixels
Pixel Density 435 pixels
Size 5.8 inches
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Digital Compass
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touchscreen, Corning Gorilla Glass 6, HDR
Power & Battery
Battery Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 3100 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging Yes
Fast Charging Yes
Video Playback Time Up to 1140 minutes
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to 840 minutes
Internet Use (Cellular) Up to 780 minutes
Talk Time Up to 1140 minutes
Standby Time Up to 11 days
Mixed Usage No
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Material Glass
Colors Prism White, Prism Black, Prism Green, Prism Blue, Canary Yellow, Cardinal red
Dimensions [H x W x D] 14.22 x 6.99 x 0.79 cm (5.6 x 2.8 x 0.3 in)
Weight 150 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Yes
Rugged design No
IP Rating IP 68
Headset Jack 3.5mm
External Speakers Stereo
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Input / Keyboard Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Additional Information Other Names (AKA):

Additional sensors:

  • Barometer
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