Samsung Galaxy S10 vs Galaxy S10 Plus vs Galaxy S10E: What’s The Difference?

What are the major USPs of Samsung Galaxy S10e, compared to other Galaxy variants?

Samsung Galaxy S10e launched. What is the USP?
Samsung Galaxy S10e launched. What is the USP? : Galaxy S10 vs Galaxy S10 Plus vs Galaxy S10E

Samsung has finally unveiled its much-awaited Galaxy S10 series at it’s Unpacked 2019 event. Four smartphones were announced under the the tenth generation Galaxy S series.

The fourth is a special 5G variant of the S10 Plus model.

The other three include the standard Galaxy S10, the bigger Galaxy S10 Plus and a smaller Galaxy S10E. All the smartphones come with Infinity-O displays with a punch hole in the screen housing in the rear camera.

While there’s a lot in common between them, and also not. Let’s take a quick look at their top features and specs.

Samsung Galaxy S10 vs Galaxy S10 Plus vs Galaxy S10E: Full Comparison

Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10 Plus come with triple rear cameras, while the Galaxy S10E is going to be an affordable flagship in the range with dual cameras.

Design

All the three smartphones come with a glass sandwich built design backed by full-screen displays. Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10E has single cut-outs on their right, while the larger Galaxy S10 Plus houses an additional cut-out, summing up to two holes.

So, Galaxy S10 Plus has a pill-shaped hole for dual selfie cameras, while the other two has single punch holes on the display.

All three Galaxy S10 comes with glass back panels to support wireless charging.

The latest Galaxy S10 models also support reverse wireless charging. Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus come with ultrasonic in-display fingerprint sensors, while the Galaxy S10E has a side fingerprint sensor embedded in the power button.

Display

Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10 Plus come with curved AMOLED Infinity-O displays and Gorilla Glass 6 built rear panels. The budget Galaxy S10E model misses out on the curved glass.

The regular Galaxy S10 has a 6.1-inch Quad HD+ display and the bigger S10 Plus model comes with a 6.4-inch Quad HD+ display, both with 3040 x 1440 screen resolution.

On the other hand, Galaxy S10E gets a smaller 5.8-inch flat AMOLED Full HD+ panel with a screen resolution of 2280 x 1440 pixels.

Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10 Plus have super thin bezels all around. All the three smartphones support HDR10+ and up to 1200 nits of brightness.

Hardware

All the Galaxy S10 models will be powered by the new Exynos 9820 chipset. The in-house Samsung chip has been built on a 7nm process, in line with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855. All the Galaxy S10 models will come to India with Exynos 9820.

Only the Galaxy S10 models in the US will ship with Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC.

Galaxy S10E and Galaxy S10 will ship in 6GB and 8GB RAM models, while the top Galaxy S10 Plus model with come with upto 12GB RAM in three models: 6GB, 8GB, and 12GB.

Software

All three Galaxy S10 phones will ship with the latest One UI based on the new Android 9 Pie. An improvised version of the latest generation, the new One UI offers a cleaner and more segmented interface with action buttons and add-on features.

The new One UI also supports a system-wide dark mode, like the upcoming Android Q feature.

Storage

Galaxy S10E will come in two storage options in India: 6GB/128GB and 8GB/256 configurations. While Galaxy S10 has two options available, 6GB/128 and 8GB/512GB models.

Finally, the Galaxy S10 Plus will be available in three options: 6GB/128GB, 8GB/512GB and finally, the special edition model with 12GB RAM and 1TB storage.

Rear Camera

Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10 Plus come with similar rear triple camera systems. The three camera module includes a 12MP f/2.4 telephoto lens, a 12MP wide-angle lens with the variable Dual Aperture (f/1.5-2.4) and the third 16MP ultra wide-angle f/2.2 sensor.

Both the smartphones support triple camera system backed by Dual OIS and HDR10+ recording.

Finally, the Galaxy S10E has a dual camera system comprising of the same 12MP Dual Aperture and 16MP ultra-wide-angle cameras without the third telephoto lens.

Front Camera

Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10E will both come with a single cutout housing in a 10MP f/1.9 selfie camera with support for Live Focus. While the Galaxy S10 Plus gets a wider cutout with two holes offering a main 10MP f/1.9 front sensor coupled with a secondary 8MP f/2.2 RGB depth camera with support for Live Focus.

The front camera includes 10 scene optimizer settings, AR Emoji, stickers, live focus, zoom effect with support for 4K video recording via the selfie camera.

Camera

All the Galaxy S10 models support Improved wireless charging speeds with Fast Wireless Charging 2.0. The Galaxy S10E packs in a 3,100mAh battery, the Galaxy S10 has a 3,400mAh battery and the bigger Galaxy S10 Plus offers a 4,100mAh capacity.

Variants

All the three Galaxy S10 models will be offered in Prism White, Prism Black, Prism Green and Prism Blue colors. The Galaxy S10E will be available in an additional Canary Yellow color.

While the top end Galaxy S10 Plus model will also be available in Ceramic White and Ceramic Black color editions.

Pricing

All the Galaxy S10 models launched, are only for the US market right now. The Galaxy S10 flagships will soon launch in India, most probably by late February or early March. In the US, the Galaxy S10 starts at $899 (Rs 63,790), Galaxy S10 Plus at $999 (Rs 70,890) and the budget Galaxy S10E at $749 (Rs 53,190).

All the Galaxy S10 models will be available from February 21, and the devices will start shipping from March 8. The Galaxy S10 trio India pricing will be out soon with an official release date from Samsung India.

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