Samsung Galaxy S10e vs S10 vs S10+ Specs Comparison : Which One Is Right For You?

Last night - February 26, 2019, Samsung Mobile Philippines officially launched their 2019 flagship-level Android Smartphones - the Samsung Galaxy S10, S10+, and S10e - via an exclusive media event held at Okada's Cove Manila in Paranaque City.

The Korean Giant as well as its network partners in the country are now starting to pre-orders for these three very premium handsets in preparation for their March 8, 2019 release date.

If you're looking at the trio and trying to choose which of them is right for you, you might find this TechPinas post useful.

Basically, I'll just try to compare the technical specifications and key features of these smartphones as well as contrast their pros and cons.

Samsung Galaxy S10e vs S10+ vs S10, Samsung Galaxy S10 Series Philippines

Size and Design

The Samsung Galaxy S10e, S10, and S10+ all don the already familiar glass-metal-glass sandwich design language that we have seen in recent Galaxy S-Models. The only difference is that these new releases have a rounder feel in the hand as their curved glass elements meet the steel mid-frame more seamlessly.

Samsung Galaxy S10e has the smallest footprint and lightest build of the three; The S10+ is the largest and heaviest while the S10 sits right smack in the middle in these areas.

Samsung Galaxy S10e
Dimensions - 142.2 x 69.9 x 7.9 mm
Weight - 150 grams

Samsung Galaxy S10
Dimensions - 149.9 x 70.4 x 7.8 mm
Weight - 157 grams

Samsung Galaxy S10+
Dimensions - 157.6 x 74.1 x 7.8 mm
Weight - 175 grams

Infinity O Display and Fingerprint Scanner

All three have a large, notch-free screen that occupies almost the entire face. What's interesting about the AMOLED displays of these smartphones is that they have an O-shaped punch hole in the upper right corner that houses the front-facing camera.

Samsung Galaxy S10+ has the largest Dynamic AMOLED Infinity Display measuring 6.4 inches across with WQHD+ 1440 x 3040 pixels resolution. Since this model has a two cameras in front, it has an oblong punch hole containing the two lenses.

Samsung Galaxy S10 has the same display type and resolution as the S10+ but it's smaller at 6.1-inch and only has one camera in front.

Samsung Galaxy S10e has the smallest Dynamic AMOLED Infinity Display at 5.8-inch and its resolution is also lower at just FHD+ or 1080 x 2280 pixels.

As the higher end models, the S10+ and the S10 both have a fast and accurate In-Display Ultrasonic Fingerprint Scanner, which is currently deemed as an ultra-premium feature - while S10e has a side-mounted Fingerprint Sensor.

Samsung Galaxy S10e vs S10+ vs S10, Samsung Galaxy S10 Series Philippines
Samsung Galaxy S10e, S10+, and S10, respectively.

Imaging Capabilities

Samsung Galaxy S10+ and S10 are the first Galaxy S models to have a Triple Rear Camera Module, made up of these three shooters placed in a row:

Primary - 12 MegaPixels, f/1.5- f/2.4 Dual Aperture, 26mm Focal Length, 1/2.55" Sensor Size, 1.4µm Pixel Size, Dual Pixel Phase Detection AutoFocus, Optical Image Stabilization
Secondary - 12 MegaPixels, f/2.4 Aperture, 52mm Focal Length, 1/3.6" Sensor Size, 1.0µm Pixel Size, AutoFocus, Optical Image Stabilization, 2x Optical Zoom
Tertiary - 16 MegaPixels, f/2.2 Aperture, 12mm Focal Length, Ultra-Wide

These snappers give S10+ and S10 maximum flexibility in taking photos whether it be landscape or close-up, portrait or group shot.

Unlike the other two, S10e only has two cameras the back. It has the same primary and tertiary (ultra-wide angle) shooters of the S10 and S10+ but it lacks the secondary cam for telephoto zoom.

All three shooters have Live Focus mode that lets you add luscious Bokeh Effect on your Portrait shots, in which the background of the subject is beautifully blurred.


Now, as for the front-facing camera, S10 and S10e both have just one 10 MegaPixel f/1.9 Dual Pixel selfie snapper while the S10+ has that same cam plus a secondary 8 MegaPixel Depth Sensor. As such, S10+ lets you take self-portraits in Live Focus Mode that supports various bokeh effects like Spin and Vignette.

Fianlly, all three devices can record 4K clips using both front and back cameras with top-notch video stabilization called 'Super Steady Mode' -- making them great cameraphones for vloggers and aspiring Youtube creators.

Internal Hardware

In the Philippines, all three models are powered by the beastly 8nm Octa Core Exynos 9820 processor that's not only ultra-powerful but also very energy-efficient that's complemented by 128GB of expandable storage.

The key difference in terms of innards is that S10+ and S10 both have 8GB of RAM for better multitasking performance while S10e only has 6GB of RAM.

Oh, and also S10+ has an ultra-premium variant with a whopping 1TB of internal storage.

Samsung Galaxy S10e vs S10 vs S10+

Battery Size

Complementing their display sizes, S10+ has the largest battery capacity at 4,100 mAh, followed by S10 with 3,400 mAh, and finally S10e with 3,100 mAh.

All of them support fast charging both via their USB Type C port or through Wireless Charging.

What's cool is that all three also have Samsung's new Wireless Powershare feature that allows them to charge other supported devices like other smartphones or earphones simply through contact.

Samsung Galaxy S10e vs S10+ vs S10, Samsung Galaxy S10 Series Philippines

Pricing Detail

Here are the official retail prices of these models in the Philippines:

Samsung Galaxy S10+ 128GB - PHP 55,990
Samsung Galaxy S10 128GB - PHP 44,990
Samsung Galaxy S10e 128GB - PHP 39,990
Samsung Galaxy S10+ 1TB - PHP 89,990

In The Flesh

Watch my exclusive interview with Mr. Benson Galguerra, Product Marketing Head for IT and Mobile of Samsung Philippines, on the key features of Samsung Galaxy S10, S10e, and S10+. He also discussed which model would be ideal for specific kinds of consumers.



Which Model Is Right For You?

I think that if you are a demanding power user who wants to enjoy the most powerful performance, greatest imaging capabilities, and largest viewing area on the most recent flagship-level smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy S10+ would be great for you.

If you're a longtime Samsung fan and you want to enjoy all the amazing features of the S10+ in a smaller, more pocket-friendly, and slightly more affordable device, go for the Samsung Galaxy S10.

Now, if you're a current Galaxy A-Series or J-Series Android smartphone owner who thinks that it's high-time to level up to the S-Series but you're still not keen on spending more than PHP 40,000 on a new handset, the Samsung Galaxy S10e is the most viable option for you.

The S10e can also be ideal for Galaxy S fans who want a smaller device that fits perfectly in the pocket but truly packs a punch in terms of raw performance and has stellar imaging capabilities.

Finally, if money is not an issue for you and you want all the features of the Galaxy S10+ but you think its 128GB is a bit limited, go for the super pricey Samsung Galaxy S10+ 1TB version.

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