Why pick the S10 up when it’s more affordable younger brother exists? It comes with incredible specs and a good design. What more could you want?
The S10e is well built. It has a quality Gorilla Glass 5 back – you’ll have a hard time trying to scratch it. There’s aluminum on its frame, which is why it’s so soft. The handset is ultra-ergonomic. Samsung curved its edges well.
We have a complaint, though. Its perfectly curved exterior and glass build make it slippery. It’s almost like it has a death wish.
Its fingerprint sensor isn’t on its screen. It’s on its power button. If it’s any consolation, it’s incredibly responsive. There’s a button to activate Bixby too, but we don’t think it’s that useful.
You can pick it up in some exciting shades. They are:
The Prism White is our favourite variant. It has a pearl-like finish that just screams luxury. The phone is really thin too. This helps with the feel. Its dimensions are 142.2 x 69.9 x 7.9 mm.
How do you feel about heavy handsets? The device weighs 150 grams. It’s got some weight to it, however, it’s thankfully not a brick.
Its screen is only 5.8 inches. Although not the largest, it packs a punch. A Dynamic AMOLED panel is in place. It’s one of the most vibrant screens around.
Its display can produce a range of colours. It is HDR10+ rated.
Did we mention that it’s pin-sharp too? Its screen resolution is 1080 x 2280 pixels.
The cherry on top is the absence of bezels. There isn’t even a notch – a punch hole is present instead. Its screen-to-body ratio is evidence of the minimum bezels, being 83.3%.
Its display is also impressive as it’s durable. Gorilla Glass 5 is on it.
Don’t expect a large battery. Samsung’s flagships are known to not rock them. A 3100 mAh unit is inside it. It causes the S10e to last a little over a day. If a bigger battery was present, it wouldn’t be so thin. Was this a good compromise? We don’t think so.
To charge it, you’ll be making use of a USB C port. Its 15 W fast charger takes it from 0-100% in around an hour and a half.
If you’re a fan of wireless charging, know that it makes use of 15 W wireless charging. If that’s not enough, you can reverse charge with it. This means that you’ll be able to use it as a power bank.
Out of the box, you’re met with Android 9. No surprise, you can upgrade it to Android 10. The processor inside of it is really good. It is the Exynos 9820 chip. It’s fit for a flagship.
Its storage options are worth writing home about. You can snag the device with 128 or 256 GB of ROM, and 6 or 8 GB of RAM. If you remember, we said that it comes with a MicroSD slot. You’ll be able to expand its already impressive storage.
There’s a dual set-up on its rear. Its primary sensor is a 12 MP wide lens. There’s a 16 MP ultrawide lens along with it. The S10e shoots crisp and colour accurate shots. It’s everything you’d expect from a unit its price. Pictures are dynamic as well.
We think its front camera is equally good. Its selfie camera consists of a 10 MP wide lens. We’re fans of its AI filters.
Now that you know everything about it, what do you think? Comparing it with phones its price would help you decide on it better.
The Note 10 Lite released this year, so it’s newer than its counterpart. Being a Note phone, it’s much larger. Its display stretches 6.7 inches across. It unfortunately isn’t as thin. This is as it’s bigger, so it needs a more powerful battery. The following are its dimensions, 163.7 x 76.1 x 8.7 mm.
As it’s so big, it’s no surprise that it’s heavier. It weighs 199 grams. The size of its display lets it provide an immersive viewing experience. The presence of a Super AMOLED panel also helps. It makes its viewing experience vibrant. However, it doesn’t pack as much of a punch as Dynamic AMOLED screens.
It can produce a range of colours. It is HDR rated. But it’s not HDR10+. Somewhere else it falls short is the glass on its front. It is just Gorilla Glass 3.
You’re getting a superb screen-to-body ratio, though. Its ratio is 86.6%. There isn’t a notch on it either.
Not only is its screen-to-body ratio superior, but so is its resolution. It is 1080 x 2400 pixels.
Something that gives it an edge is the position of its fingerprint sensor. It’s under its display.
Compared to the processor inside the S10e, the Note 10 Lite doesn’t standard a chance. It hosts the Exynos 9810.
OS-wise, Android 9 is present out of the box. You can upgrade the device to Android 10.
Its storage options are really good. You can pick it up with 128 GB of space, along with 6 or 8 GB of RAM. Although you’re getting quite a bit of space, you can still expand its storage. A MicroSD slot is present.
The battery inside of it is 4500 mAh. The Note 10 Lite can last around a day and a half. To charge it, you’ll be making use of 25 W fast charging. It takes around an hour to go from 0-100%. Unfortunately, reverse charging isn’t an option. You’re not getting wireless charging either.
There is a triple camera set-up on its rear. It consists of a 12 MP wide lens, a 12 MP telephoto lens, and a 12 MP ultrawide lens. In terms of its front camera, a 32 MP wide shooter is present.
How could we not talk about its S-pen? It automatically gives it an edge over its counterpart.
The handset was released 2 years before the S10e. However, they are both in the same price range.
The iPhone 8 is made well. You can pick it up in an aluminum-glass build. Compared to the Samsung phone, we think it’s more slippery. It’s almost like it a bar of soap.
The glass on it is Gorilla Glass, so good luck trying to scratch it too.
It’s not the largest device. Its screen stretches 4.7 inches across. These days, flagships are all about being over 6 inches. Not only is it small, but it’s also lightweight. It comes in at 148 grams.
The panel on its display is really good. It’s Apple’s Retina IPS LCD display. This means that it produces a vibrant viewing experience. It also comes with a 720 x 1334-pixel resolution. As its display is so small, such a resolution makes it pin-sharp.
It produces a range of colours. You’re getting Apple’s notorious Wide Colour Gamut technology.
Unfortunately, you’re met with some serious bezel action. The iPhone 8 has a 65.4% screen-to-body ratio. It was released 3 years ago, so you can’t blame it.
Like its back, the glass on its front is Gorilla Glass. But it’s also ion strengthened, so it’s very tough. There’s an oleophobic layer too, so you’ll never have to worry about it getting greasy.
Out of the box, you’re met with IOS 11. iPhones are known to update for years. You can upgrade the handset to the newest IOS 14. The super-fast A11 bionic chip is inside it.
Although a beast, it gets beaten by the Exynos processor in the S10e. Considering that it’s so old, we weren’t expecting it to last so well against the newer 9820. This is a testament to how powerful it is.
Apple devices don’t come with expandable storage. You’ll be able to pick the former flagship up with 64 and 256 GB of space, along with 2 GB of RAM.
There is no headphone jack. This is something Apple removed from their phones the year earlier.
The battery is inside of it is 1821 mAh. The handset won’t last very long, you’ll be able to use it for a day max. Its charging capabilities are good, though. Its 15 W fast charger takes it from 0-100% in around an hour. You’ll also love that you’ll be able to wirelessly charge it.
A single set-up is on its rear. It is a 12 MP wide lens. On its front, a 7 MP lens is present.
Like the Note 10 Lite, you’re looking at a mammoth device. The Mate 20 has a screen that stretches 6.53 inches across. Holding it in your hand would feel very premium. Glass and aluminum were used in its build.
Although large, the panel on its front doesn’t help offer an immersive viewing experience. A regular IPS LCD display is in-place. At least the handset is HDR10 rated. This means it’s capable of producing multiple colours.
It’s excellently sharp, though. You’re met with a 1080 x 2244-pixel resolution. Its screen-to-body ratio is really good too. It is 88%. This explains the barely any bezel action going on.
That being said, a notch is present. With such a great ratio, you’d expect a punch-hole. We’re not mad about it. You can disable it through its settings.
Out of the box, you’re getting Android 9. Considering that you’re looking at a flagship released recently, it’s no surprise that you can update it to the new Android 10. The UI it runs is EMUI. Unfortunately, it’s one of the heaviest around. But there’s a perk to this– it’s known to have many themes.
The processor inside of it is a beast. It is the Kirin 980. Compared to the Exynos chipset on the S10e, it gets beaten, sadly.
You’ll be able to pick it up in a range of storage options. These are 64 and 128 GB of space, along with 4 and 6 GB of RAM. Yes, you can expand its storage. However, you’ll need to use a nano card. You’ll be able to expand it up to 256 GB.
Considering the phone is bigger than its Samsung counterpart, it’s natural that a larger battery is present. The unit inside of it is 4000 mAh. You’ll be able to last a little over a day with it. Charging it won’t take a while, it’ll go from 0-60% in around half an hour. The device makes use of 22.5 W fast charging. If you’re wondering about wireless charging, you sadly don’t get it. You’re not met with reverse charging either.
The cameras on its rear are impressive. There is a triple set-up on it. Its primary sensor consists of a 12 MP wide lens, its secondary sensor consists of an 8 MP telephoto lens, and its tertiary sensor consists of a 16 MP ultrawide lens.
On its front, a 24 MP wide shooter is present. It more than leaves you Instagram ready.
When it comes to the Samsung S10e, we’re huge fans. It does not pack much of a punch as the S10. However, it’s full of flagship features and is not that expensive. You can easily snag it islandwide, so why wouldn’t you? An added incentive to purchasing it is how good-looking it is. Just look at the Prism white variant. It looks like its rear was made from pearl! You can even get it in a bright yellow, which is a shade you don’t see in handsets that often.
When compared to alternatives, they give it a run for its money. It comes out on top, though. It has the best processor compared to all of them. In terms of other specs, it is superior too.
But the handset that gave it the biggest run for its money was the Note 10 Lite – the presence of the S-pen was really the cherry on top.
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