As we know, there are a total of 3 different phones within the recently-launched Galaxy S10 series. We have the Galaxy S10+ and Galaxy S10 just like before, and now we have the new Galaxy S10e – a new entry in the series.

These 3 phones have a lot in common – and we are here to highlight the similarities and differences to help you choose which phone from the Galaxy S10 series suits you most.

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The similarities

They are all within the Galaxy S10 family of devices. Of course they are going to be similar in some form or another. This time around, the Galaxy S10 series all pack the same core hardware. Its top-notch Exynos 9810 chipset is powerful for both work and game and comes with at least 6GB RAM and also at least 128GB of storage. It’s plentiful!

Samsung Galaxy S10 series

All of them also have the same 12MP main camera and extremely-wide camera too. Samsung has finally just added a dedicated night mode in their latest firmware update for the Galaxy S10 smartphones. The picture quality that comes out of it is good, I must say.

Samsung has also upped the ante and equipped the latest flagships with Dynamic AMOLED screens that are HDR10+ certified. Currently, this is the only smartphone that can shoot videos at HDR10+ and view them on the same device.

Once you recorded your 4K videos, transfer them wirelessly through WiFi 6. It is fantastically fast as shown in our WiFi 6 test here.

WiFi 6 icon on Samsung Galaxy S10 Galaxy S10+ (5)

All of the Galaxy S10 series of smartphones are also IP68-rated and you can literally rinse it with water if you want to. It also has a 3.5mm audio jack, by the way.

All of them also work perfectly well with DeX as well, and yes – even the S10e supports DeX fully and works flawlessly. You can learn more about it here.

The differences

There are a few obvious ones which we are not going to talk much about. Obviously the screen size and battery are different. The camera count is also different.

Depending on what budget you have, you also have to consider your size preference – because size matters. Also, the fingerprint scanner is different.

We laid out all the major differences onto a table so that you can have a look and gauge them easily.

Differences Galaxy S10e Galaxy S10 Galaxy S10+
Rear-facing cameras Main + ultrawide Main + ultrawide + telephoto Main + ultrawide + telephoto
Selfie cameras Single Single Dual
Battery 3,100mAh 3,400mAh 4,100mAh
Screen size 5.8-inches 6.1-inches 6.4-inches
RAM 6GB 6GB or 8GB 8GB or 12GB
Fingerprint scanner Side-mounted Under display Under display

Which to choose?

I’d say the starting point is the Galaxy S10+ and Galaxy S10e. Do you need the best of the best with zero compromises and a large display? The Galaxy S10+ it is.

Samsung Galaxy S10+
Obviously, the Galaxy S10+ is our top pick.

If you don’t need some of the bells and whistles, then the Galaxy S10e is a great buy as well. It’s small and very powerful, making it a compelling option for anyone seeking for a high-end smartphone with lots of features yet with a low price.

Samsung Galaxy S10e Sky Avenue Genting
We love the S10e a lot, actually.

Then comes the Galaxy S10 itself. It comes as the perfect middle-ground between the two extremes. You get all the bells and whistles but not the size – which I do agree that the S10+ is somewhat huge since its screen size is the same as the Galaxy Note9.

I highly recommend you to go to your nearest Samsung Experience Store and have a feel of each of the phones to know exactly which one suits you the most.


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