Samsung Galaxy A10e Review

Samsung Galaxy A10e – The Cheapest Budget Smartphone from Samsung

The affordable Samsung Galaxy A10e was released last summer and it currently has a price tag of under $200, depending on the retailer. The cheapest Galaxy A-series phone right now is the Galaxy A10e, which was launched as the inferior variant of the budget-friendly Galaxy A10. What does it bring on the table for that kind of money, and is it worth buying the Galaxy A10e instead of the Galaxy A10?

If you’re looking to buy a new phone from Samsung and don’t want to break the bank, then you should consider the Galaxy A10e. While most premium features from Samsung have been watered down in the cheap Galaxy A10e, the smartphone still looks and feels modern.

Let’s check the full specs and talk about the pros and cons for the affordable Galaxy A10e.

Samsung Galaxy A10e Technical Specifications

Network: GSM/CDMA/HSPA/LTE

Release Date: 2019, August

Body

  • Dimensions: 147.3 x 69.6 x 8.4 mm (5.80 x 2.74 x 0.33 in)
  • Weight: 141 g (4.97 oz)
  • Build: Glass front, plastic back, plastic frame
  • SIM: Nano-SIM

You can see from the start that the inexpensive plastic body was used for the Galaxy A10e to lower the price. Nonetheless, the exact feature makes the smartphone surprisingly lightweight, while also feeling firm in the hands. Compared to the Galaxy A10, there is no difference in terms of build, except for a difference in size.

Display

  • Type: PLS TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • Size: 5.83 inches, 83.4 cm2 (approximately 81.4% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Resolution: 720 x 1560 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (approximately 295 ppi density)

With nearly 81.4% screen-to-body ratio and a very thin bezel at the bottom, the display on the Galaxy A10e is a great feature, as it comes with a dense 295 pixel per inch, and a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. The PLS TFT capacitive touchscreen is multitouch capable.

Platform

  • OS: Android 9.0 (Pie)
  • Chipset: Exynos 7884 (14 nm)
  • CPU: Octa-core (2×1.6 GHz Cortex-A73 & 6×1.35 GHz Cortex-A53)
  • GPU: Mali-G71 MP2

Memory

  • Card slot: microSDXC (dedicated slot)
  • Internal: 32GB 2GB RAM, eMMC 5.1

A good thing about the Galaxy A10e is that it comes with Android 9.0 operating system right out of the box. Its octa-core processor with two cores that at a speed of 1.6GHz is also a nice touch, allowing you to have a smooth and fast experience while performing some demanding tasks. Meanwhile, the other six 1.35GHz cores will make sure the pone runs good and won’t drain too much battery.

The internal storage can be expanded with a microSD card.

Main Camera

  • Single: 8 MP, f/1.9, AF or 5 MP, AF
  • Features: LED flash, panorama, HDR
  • Video: [email protected]
  • Selfie camera: Single 5 MP, f/2.0 or 2 MP

The Galaxy A10e has one single 8-megapixel sensor at the back, and one selfie camera at the front. One nice feature we see at the Samsung Galaxy A10e camera is that it comes with autofocus. You can easily record Full HD videos with the camera.

Depending on the smartphone variant, you get either a Galaxy A10e with an 8 MP rear camera and a 5 MP selfie camera or a 5 MP rear camera and a 2 MP selfie camera – the second model obviously being cheaper.

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Other Features

Comms

  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
  • Bluetooth: 5.0, A2DP, LE
  • GPS: A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO
  • USB: 2.0, Type-C 1.0

Sound

  • Loudspeaker
  • 5mm jack

Features

  • Sensors: Accelerometer, proximity

Battery: Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery

In terms of connectivity, the Galaxy A10e has premium connectivity options. It can support both 2.4GHz and faster 5GHz bands thanks to the 802.11ac Wi-Fi. The budget-friendly Galaxy A10e supports Bluetooth 5.0, allowing for a stable connection with other Bluetooth devices.

This Galaxy smartphone has a built-in GPS receiver and an FM radio receiver.

We like the addition of the 3.5mm headphone jack, which is missing from many expensive smartphones.

The 3000 mAh battery is big enough to keep this smartphone full for a whole day.

Samsung Galaxy A10e – Final Conclusions

Compared with the Samsung Galaxy S20, which is around $999, the Galaxy A10e is quite a bargain. The Galaxy A10e does come with a fraction of the features and performance, but its price tag is more than convenient for what it offers. Moreover, many retailers have it on sale for less than $150.

The price, the good display and slim bezels, along with some premium extra features make the Galaxy A10e a great budget smartphone.


About James Sterling

James Sterling received both his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Southern California (USC). His Bachelor of Science was completed in Computer Science (Games) and his Master of Science was completed in Game Development. James spends his free time contributing on popular forums such as Tom's Hardware and AnandTech while hanging out with his cat Jonathan. Humorously, his favorite youtube channel is Jimquisition by Jim Sterling.

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