Samsung Galaxy S10e Exynos 6GB RAM/128GB storage full review
World’s largest smartphone maker Samsung has shown that it has full confidence in its own technology. This is demonstrated again by using its own chipset the Exynos SoC in one of it’s latest flagships instead of the Qualcomm Snapdragon it is so dependent on in the past. The device has a brand new design and features which makes it stand out among its predecessors. In this post, TechCapon will be writing a full review of this brand new beauty.
The Samsung Galaxy S10e design and display
The design of the Samsung Galaxy S10e is quite trendy and fashionable. It features a punch hole display which houses the selfie camera instead of the traditional notch screen designs used by most smartphone makers. Samsung has proven that it doesn’t follow the trend in the smartphone industry, rather it invents its own. The display on this device is a 5.8-inch Full HD+ (2280*1080) AMOLED. It features a 19.9 aspect ratio with super slim bezels at the top and sides, then a little thicker at the bottom. It has a screen to body ratio of 83.3% and a protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5 both front and back.
Samsung Galaxy S10e processor and storage
Like I said earlier, the device boast of the Samsung Exynos 9820 and Mali G76MP12 GPU. However, it has a dedicated version for the US market which will be powered with the Snapdragon 855 chipset. It features an SD slot and Dual nano-sims and 6GB RAM/128GB and 8GB/256GB variants.
Samsung Galaxy S10e camera and software
The device features dual rear cameras and a single selfie camera at the back. It has a horizontally aligned 12MP+16MP rear ultra-wide-angle cameras just like the Galaxy S10 and S10+. The selfie camera is 10MP. It has quite a number of camera modes which includes Photo, video, Live Focus, Pro, Super Slow-Mo, slow motion, Panorama, Food and so on.
It, however, lacked a dedicated Night Mode feature just like the Google Night Sight. But it records video in a 4K resolution which is a really good thing. It runs on the latest Android Pie alongside its own One UI. One UI is Samsung’s own custom user interface and can be very easy to use even single handedly. One feature I like about this UI is the Night Mode which acts like a built-in dark mode which works perfectly with the AMOLED screen.
Samsung Galaxy S10e battery, colours and other features
This is where the device failed to impress me. I was disappointed to discover the battery capacity is just 3,100 mAh. The fact that the Exynos chipset is not as good as the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 makes me doubt the Galaxy S10e battery performance. It’s safe to say that this device delivers an average battery performance and even less than average for heavy users. It also has what I called an “old school” Adaptive fast charging technology. This technology was first introduced 4 years ago and since then, there has been no improvement whatsoever to the technology.
It has a 2D-based facial unlock system and a great fingerprint sensor. 15W Adaptive fast charger also comes standard with the S10e, 3.5mm headphone jack, USB OTG, (Type-C and Type-A). It comes in various colours such as the Prism Black, Prism White, Prism Blue, Sunshine Yellow and Pink.