I try to suggest the best mobile based on your needs. Each mobile is designed uniquely for different needs and different Peoples. Samsung has chosen to adopt a different strategy this year by releasing three of its phones all at once, and these phones will all have the same core specifications. It’s been a decade since the first Galaxy S phone was released and this lineup of new releases comes at a perfect time.
This set of the new Galaxy S phones come with incredible camera suites, stunning AMOLED displays and a host of other impressive features. From the Samsung Galaxy S10, S10 Plus and S10e, we understand how hard it can be to choose one. You can only pick one, right? Except of course you want to buy all three. If you are buying just one, the question to ask is which one is right for you?
Is it the S10 you prefer? Or you would like to something large with the S10 or save some money with the S10e? Well, you should not sweat over it if you are finding it difficult to decide. We understand your dilemma, and we will be comparing them to show you how they fare against each other. We analyze the Basic model in Every variant.
Specs comparison- S10 vs. S10 Plus vs. S10e
What is Same between them
All of these new Samsung Galaxy phones come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor in them which is a significant improvement over the 845 processor in the S9. The processor also offers faster connectivity, better Artificial Intelligence Support, improved graphics, and better camera. Many people will find the 6GB RAM in the S10e sufficient but the 8GB RAM in the S10 and S10 Plus sound quite tempting, right? The S10 Plus ramps up storage of up to 1TB and a RAM of 12GB.
- Dual Sim, GSM+GSM (Hybrid Slot)
- Color Dynamic AMOLED (16M)
- Always-on display
- Android 9.0 (Pie); One UI
- microSD Support up to 512 GB
- 3.5mm Jack
- USB Type-C Port
- Bluetooth 5.0
- Wireless charging
- Reverse Wireless Charging
- IP68 rating
Different Specs between them
Below we mentioned the specs that are not Same between S10 vs. S10 Plus vs. S10e.
|Display Size||6.1 inch||6.4 inch||5.8 inch|
|Display Resolution||1440 x 3040 pixels||1440 x 3040 pixels||1080 x 2280 pixels|
|Battery||3400 mAh||4100 mAh||3100 mAh|
|Camera||16+12+12 MP with Auto Focus||16+12+12 MP with Auto Focus||12+16 MP Dual rear camera|
|10 MP selfie camera||10+8 MP selfie camera||10 MP selfie camera|
|Body Size||149.9 x 70.4 x 7.8 mm||157.6 x 74.1 x 7.8 mm||142.2 x 69.9 x 7.9 mm|
|Weight||157g||175 g||150 g|
|RAM||8 GB||8 GB||6 GB|
|Fingerprint Sensor||Display||Display||Side Mounted|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 6||Corning Gorilla Glass 6||Gorilla Glass 5|
Are you thinking what we are thinking? You can load any of your high-end games and apps. Multitasking on these devices will be fluid as well.
Let’s get into these fantastic features so you can get out of your confusion and indecision, shall we?
Performance, Battery Life and Charging
The Samsung S10e has a battery capacity of 3,100mAh which is the smallest battery in the series; It makes sense; it has the Small display in the series. The S10 gets a bump up to 3,400mAh while the S10 Plus has a 4,100mAh battery. The three phones also come with a fast-charge 2.0 feature. The three of them also support Qi wireless charging and the Wireless Power-Share which allows you to charge other Qi-certified devices with any of S10, S10 Plus, and S10e.
The winner here is Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus with its larger battery, but in other aspects of performance, the three phones seem to have a tie as they all have similar features.
The Samsung Galaxy design has pretty much been the same over the last couple of years, but Samsung revamped its devices model with the S10. The new releases have dynamic AMOLED displays with hole-punch cameras and the bezels going as thin as they possibly can. The phone has an almost edge-to-edge screen display. Samsung retained its signature curves in the S10 and S10 plus screens while the S10e version has a flat screen. The S10 Plus also has to accommodate dual camera lenses, so it features bigger holes.
The physical fingerprint sensor is completely removed in the Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus as the fingerprint is now on the screen as an ultrasonic in-display scanner. This is a lot more secure and can support Samsung Pay. The Galaxy S10e still has its physical fingerprint scanner located on its right side. The three phones all have the standard 3.5mm audio jack.
They all sport curved glass backs so, you may want to protect them with cases. They are also water resistant, and they have IP68 ratings which means they can survive 30 minutes of immersion into the water with a height of up to 5 feet.; therefore, the S10, S10 Plus, and S10e are the winners here. We also love the back design of the S10 and S10 Plus.
For years now, Samsung has been the mobile brand with the best display technology as it keeps introducing the best display technology in its smartphone. While other brands are catching their breaths, Samsung presents the Dynamic AMOLED and Infinity-O displays in the Galaxy S10 series. These displays have impressive levels of brightness, accurate colors; they are HDR10+-certified and low emission of blue light, means you can watch HDR10+ Videos in Netflix and other stream services. Hole-punch camera in an LCD is not a new thing but with OLED? That is something new which Samsung is its forebearer.
These phones come with Full High-Definition Plus Displays with a resolution of 2280 x 1080 pixels, but the S10 and S10 Plus can go up to 3040 x 1440 WQHD. The S10, due to its smaller screen will deliver the sharpest pixels per inch but the differences in sharpness can be negligible. In terms of display, we cannot precisely choose a winner because even if the S10 has a smaller screen and delivers a sharper image, people who love larger screens may not compromise and will, therefore, stick to the S10 Plus. And of course, the difference is not that noticeable anyway. The only constant here is that the S10e is behind the other two. In S10e you cannot change Display Resolution.
Samsung has improved on its camera offering in the latest release of its Galaxy S phones. The Samsung Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus have a triple-lens primary camera while the S10e has a dual-lens primary camera setup. They all come with a 16-megapixel lens that delivers ultra-wide angle coverage and a 12-megapixel lens. The 16-megapixel lens has a 123-degree FOV and an f/2.2 aperture while the 12-megapixel lens has a variable aperture ranging from f/1.5 to f/2.4. There is also a 12MP telephoto lens in the S10 and S10 Plus that has an f/2.4 aperture and delivers a double optical zoom.
For the secondary camera in the S10 and S10e, they have a 10MP single-lens camera with f/1.9 aperture. The S10 Plus, on the flip side, has a double-lens selfie camera which comprises of a 10MP camera and 8MP camera. Therefore, the winner here is the S10 Plus because the selfies are going to come out more pronounced and brilliant.
Software and Updates
These three phones are running on the latest Android OS version, Android 9.0 Pie and feature the Samsung One User Interface. It usually takes time for Samsung devices to get Android updates because of the customized skin of the User Interface. Although this is expected to change shortly because these three devices are in Samsung’s flagship range of devices. Samsung One UI is better compared with other customized skins.
Other Special Features
The S10 series come with unique features like Samsung Pay, Samsung DeX and Bixby. Samsung pay and Bixby is available in some Mid-range devices also. They all have the Wireless Power-Share feature which enables them to charge other devices wirelessly. The disappearance of the physical fingerprint scanner and its replacement with the ultra-sonic in-display scanner in both the S10 and S10 Plus is also a notable feature. Other than these, there aren’t many other features that we can point to. The S10 and S10 Plus are winners over the S10e in this regard.
Reverse Wireless Charging
The reverse wireless charging feature of Samsung S10 is a game changer. Huawei was first to introduce the phone like a battery pack in their Mate 20 Pro, but it comes with the limitations. But calling the wireless charging feature by Samsung almost similar would not be wrong.
What is reverse wireless charging? This could be a question of many of us who don’t know about it. Well, it is a technology which can turn your phone into a charging station for other mobiles. It is also called Wireless PowerShare which can charge other wireless phones and headphones etc. This feature is not just introduced in Galaxy S10 but also the part of S10+ and S10e which has been launched on the same day. Like Huawei, this feature still comes with the limitations. For example, it cannot charge all wireless devices until they have Qi technology.
This is just an introduction of Wireless PowerShare, and we hope that in future it is going to become part of every mobile phone. Currently, the reverse wireless charging can charge 3000mAh battery in just 120 minutes.
Ultrasonic Fingerprint sensor
Ultrasonic Fingerprint sensor was the most awaited feature to be introduced in the mobile phone due to security reasons. Samsung S10 fingerprint sensor is more secure. Samsung has launched this new feature in the series of S10 except for S10e. The Qualcomm’s new ultrasonic fingerprint sensor will ensure more security to the users while it is durable and also make it easy for the user to use this feature under the sunlight.
How many times it’s happened with you when your finger is wet, and you try to use your mobile phone, and it stops working? Till now, it was impossible, but with a new ultrasonic fingerprint sensor, you can now unlock your mobile phone with a wet finger too because the new finger sensor of Samsung is much stronger and accurate than previous sensors.
The best thing about this feature is ensured security. In the past, one can use the fake fingerprint to get control over the mobile device by using the oily residue of the fingerprint over the glossy white paper. This is not possible with the Ultrasonic Fingerprint sensor. Samsung is believed to introduce more of this feature in the future where heart rate and blood flow will also be monitored through a mobile device.
Availability and Price (Basic models)
Samsung’s pricing model for its devices is matching Apple’s price range with the new Galaxy S series. The S10 series are expensive without doubt as for the S10 costs $900, the S10 Plus costs $1000, and the S10e costs $750. If you already preorder any of these devices, you will receive free Galaxy Buds worth of $129, the new wireless earphones from Samsung.
Out of all the features we have checked out above, the S10 Plus seems to be the clear winner in all aspects although they have similar specifications with only a few differences here and there. Of course, not everyone will love the Galaxy S10 Plus even though it seems like the best choice and there may be a couple of reasons for that. Not everyone likes big phones, and the starting price is another thing to consider as well. The Galaxy S10 Plus, however, is an upgraded version of the S10e and S10.
The S10e falls short on many counts behind the S10 and S10 Plus. For instance, the camera; we are not sure of how long the 3100mAh will last for, and the phone also misses out on the cool inclusion of the ultra-sonic in-display fingerprint scanner.
Don’t fall for S10 Plus just it is big. It is purely Depends on you.
Now that you have learned what these devices have to offer, how about you go ahead and preorder today?
Selva Ganesh is the Chief Editor of this Blog. He is a Computer Science Engineer, An experienced Android Developer, Professional Blogger with 8+ years in the field. He completed courses about Google News Initiative. He runs Android Infotech which offers Problem Solving Articles around the globe.