Galaxy S10 vs. Galaxy S10e vs. Galaxy S10 Plus vs. Galaxy S10 5G: What’s Different in Price, Specifications, Features

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Samsung five new smartphones—Galaxy S10eGalaxy S10, Galaxy S10 Plus, Galaxy S10 5G, and Galaxy Fold—today at its UNPACKED 2019 event. All four Galaxy S10 phones are impressive in their own ways, but there are some important differences between them that we can’t help but notice. Hence, we decided to compare their features, specifications, and pricing to help you decide which of the four Galaxy S10 phones is the perfect choice for you.

The Galaxy S10e is the most basic of the four Galaxy S10 phones, but it doesn’t mean it is a slouch in any regard. It has all the basics covered in a good way — a great bezel-less Super AMOLED screen, a fast processor, the latest version of operating system, an excellent selfie camera with 4K video recording, a dual-camera setup at the rear with 4K HDR10+ video recording, fast fingerprint reader, and fast wired as well as wireless charging. The only difference between the Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10, and the Galaxy S10 Plus are screen size, number of cameras, connectivity, battery capacity.

The Galaxy S10 gets a slightly bigger screen, one additional camera at the rear, an in-display fingerprint reader, and a slightly higher capacity battery support the larger screen. The Galaxy S10 Plus gets a larger screen, an additional selfie camera, and an even larger battery. The Galaxy S10 5G gets the biggest screen, a 3D depth camera at the front and the rear, 5G connectivity, and the largest battery.

Samsung Galaxy S10e vs. Galaxy S10 vs. Galaxy S10 Plus vs. Galaxy S10 5G: Features, Specifications

The Galaxy S10e features a 5.8-inch Super AMOLED Infinity Display with Full HD+ resolution and a punch-hole to accommodate the selfie camera. The phone’s body is made up of an aluminum frame, and the front and rear of the phone are covered by Gorilla Glass 6 and Gorilla Glass 5, respectively. The Galaxy S10 has a larger, 6.1-inch screen with QHD+ resolution, while the Galaxy S10 Plus has an even larger, 6.3-inch screen with QHD+ resolution and dual-selfie camera hole. The Galaxy S10 5G gets the biggest screen, at 6.7 inches, with QHD+ resolution. It also has a dual-selfie camera hole.

The fingerprint reader on the Galaxy S10e is embedded inside its side-mounted power button. The Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10 Plus, and the Galaxy S10 5G feature in-display ultrasonic fingerprint readers. The Galaxy S10 5G also features a 3D Depth camera at the front for a more secure face unlocking mechanism. All four phones have IP68 certification for dust and water resistance, and stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos Audio.

The 10MP selfie cameras on the Galaxy S10e and the Galaxy S10 have dual-pixel autofocus and 4K video recording. The Galaxy S10 Plus also gets an additional 8MP selfie camera for depth measurement. The Galaxy S10 5G gets a 3D Depth camera at the front instead of an 8MP depth camera. This 3D Depth camera can also be used for secure 3D facial recognition.

At the rear, there’s a dual-camera setup on the Galaxy S10e, consisting of a 12MP primary camera and a 16MP ultra-wide camera, both capable of recording 4K 60fps and 4K 30fps HDR videos. The 12MP sensor (1/2.55-inch) has f/1.5-f/2.4 dual-aperture, a wide-angle lens, and Dual-Pixel PDAF. The 16MP sensor has an f/2.2 aperture, an ultra-wide angle lens, and PDAF. The Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10 Plus, and the Galaxy S10 5G also come featuring an additional camera, a 12MP sensor with 2x optical zoom telephoto lens with f/2.4 aperture and PDAF. The Galaxy S10 5G’s fourth camera is a 3D Depth camera for better portrait images, real-time portrait videos, and AR applications as well as games.

All four phones run Android 9 Pie-based One UI software and use the Exynos 9820 chipset (or Snapdragon 855 chipset in China and the US), 6GB RAM, 128GB internal UFS 2.1 storage, and microSD card slots. The Galaxy S10 and the Galaxy S10 Plus are available in 8GB RAM + 512GB storage variants as well. The Galaxy S10 Plus has a special high-end variant which has a whopping 12GB RAM and 1TB internal storage. The Galaxy S10 5G is only available in one variant which comes with 8GB RAM and 256GB internal storage. There’s no microSD card slot on this phone. The phones also feature the new Bixby and DeX software for a full desktop experience.

The Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10, and Galaxy S10 Plus have hybrid dual-SIM card slots (in some markets), 4G LTE, VoLTE, GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, dual-band Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, USB 3.1 Type-C ports, and 3.5mm headphone jacks. The Galaxy S10 5G has a single SIM card slot and 5G connectivity.

There are Samsung Pay and Gear VR compatibility as well. The Galaxy S10e has a 3100mAh battery, the Galaxy S10 has a 3400mAh battery, Galaxy S10 Plus has a 4100mAh battery, and the Galaxy S10 5G has a 4500mAh battery. All phones feature 18W fast wired charging and 15W fast wireless charging. Except for the Galaxy S10e, all other Galaxy S10 series phones also feature 4.5W reverse wireless charging. All Galaxy S10 smartphones also feature a heart rate monitor on the rear.

Here’s a comparison of Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10, and Galaxy S10 Plus features and specifications in a tabular format:

Galaxy S10e Galaxy S10 Galaxy S10+ Galaxy S10 5G
Software Android 9 Pie, Samsung One UI, Bixby 2.0, Samsung DEX
Screen 5.8-inch Flat Dynamic Super AMOLED Infinity O Display, FHD+ Resolution, 438ppi, 19:9 Aspect Ratio, HDR10+, Always-On Display, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 6.1-inch Super AMOLED Infinity Display, QHD+ Resolution, 550ppi, 19:9 Aspect Ratio, HDR10+, Always-On Display, Corning Gorilla Glass 6 6.3-inch Super AMOLED Infinity Display, QHD+ Resolution, 516ppi, 19:9 Aspect Ratio, HDR10+, Always-On Display, Corning Gorilla Glass 6 6.7-inch Curved Dynamic Super AMOLED Infinity O Display, QHD+ resolution, 505ppi, 19:9 Aspect Ratio, HDR10+, Always-On Display, Corning Gorilla Glass 6
Audio Stereo Speakers, Dolby Atmos Audio, AKG Tuned Earphones
Build Aluminum Frame, Glass Front & Back, IP68 Dust & Water Resistance; Ceramic Back In Some Galaxy S10 Plus Variants
Selfie Camera 10MP, Dual-Pixel PDAF, 4K Video Recording 10MP (Dual-Pixel PDAF, 4K Video Recording) + 8MP (F2.2 Aperture, Depth Sensor) 10MP (Dual-Pixel PDAF, 4K Video Recording) + 3D Depth hQVGA
Rear Camera Dual-Camera: 12MP (Wide-Angle, Dual-Pixel PDAF, Dual-Aperture, OIS, 4K 60FPS Video Recording) + 16MP (12mm, Ultra-Wide, PDAF, F2.2, 4K 60FPS Video Recording) Triple-Camera: 12MP (Wide-Angle, 1/2.55-inch, Dual-Pixel PDAF, Dual-Aperture F1.5-F2.4, OIS, 4K 60FPS Video Recording) + 16MP (12mm, Ultra-Wide, PDAF, F2.2, 4K 60FPS Video Recording) + 12MP (1/3.6-inch, 1.0 Micron, OIS, 52mm, 2x Telephoto Lens, F2.4 Aperture, PDAF, 4K 60FPS Video Recording) Quad-Camera: 12MP (Wide-Angle, 1/2.55-inch, Dual-Pixel PDAF, Dual-Aperture F1.5-F2.4, OIS, 4K 60FPS Video Recording) + 16MP (12mm, Ultra-Wide, PDAF, F2.2, 4K 60FPS Video Recording) + 12MP (1/3.6-inch, 1.0 Micron, OIS, 52mm, 2x Telephoto Lens, F2.4 Aperture, PDAF, 4K 60FPS Video Recording) + 3D Depth Camera
Processor Exynos 9820 or Snapdragon 855
RAM 6GB 6GB/8GB 6GB/8GB/12GB 8GB
Storage 128GB 128GB/512GB 128GB/512GB/1TB 256GB
Expandable Storage Yes, MicroSD, Up To 2TB No
Fingerprint Reader Side-Mounted Capacitive In-Display Ultrasonic
3D Face Unlock No No No Yes
Wired Connectivity USB 3.1 Type-C Port, 3.5mm Headphone Jack
Wireless Connectivity Hybrid Dual-SIM, Dual-4G LTE (1.2Gbps DL/150Mbps UL), Dual-VoLTE, GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo, Dual-Band Wi-Fi ax/ac/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Google Cast, Bluetooth 5.0 (AAC, aptX, aptX HD, LDAC, LE), NFC 5G (2Gbps DL/150Mbps UL), 4G LTE (1.2Gbps DL/150Mbps UL), VoLTE, GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo, Dual-Band Wi-Fi ax/ac/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Google Cast, Bluetooth 5.0 (AAC, aptX, aptX HD, LDAC, LE), NFC
Battery 3100mAh 3400mAh 4100mAh 4500mAh
Wired Charging 18W, Quick Charge 2.0, Adaptive Fast Charge 18W, Quick Charge 2.0, Adaptive Fast Charge, USB PD 2.0
Wireless Charging Yes, 15W
Reverse Wireless Charging No Yes, 4.5W (Wireless Power Share)
Extras Gear VR, Samsung Pay (NFC, QR Code, MST), Heart Rate Monitor
Colors Canary Yellow, Flamingo Pink, Prism Black, Prism Blue, Prism Green, Prism White Flamingo Pink, Prism Black, Prism Blue, Prism White, Prism Green Ceramic Black, Ceramic White, Flamingo Pink, Prism Black, Prism Blue, Prism Green White
Dimensions & Weight 69.9 x 142.2 x 7.9mm, 150g 70.4 x 149.9 x 7.8mm, 157g 74.1 x 157.6 x 7.8mm, 175g (Ceramic: 198g) 77.1 x 162.6 x 7.94mm, 198g

Samsung Galaxy S10e vs. Galaxy S10 vs. Galaxy S10 Plus vs. Galaxy S10 5G: Pricing

The Galaxy S10e pricing starts from USD 749.99. The Galaxy S10 is priced at USD 899.99 and above, while the Galaxy S10 Plus is priced at USD 999.99 and above. The pricing of the Galaxy S10 5G hasn’t been announced yet, but we expect it to be at least $200 pricier than the Galaxy S10 Plus.

Here’s the pricing of all Galaxy S10 variant:

Model Memory Configuration US Pricing Equivalent Of INR
Galaxy S10e 6GB RAM + 128GB Storage USD 749.99 INR 52,940
Galaxy S10e 8GB RAM + 256GB Storage USD 849.99 INR 60,000
Galaxy S10 6GB RAM + 128GB Storage USD 899.99 INR 63,528
Galaxy S10 8GB RAM + 512GB Storage USD 1,149.99 INR 81,175
Galaxy S10 Plus 6GB RAM + 128GB Storage USD 999.99 INR 70,587
Galaxy S10 Plus 8GB RAM + 512GB Storage USD 1,249.99 INR 88,234
Galaxy S10 Plus 12GB RAM + 1TB Storage USD 1,599.99 INR 1,12,940
Galaxy S10 5G 8GB RAM + 256GB Storage Not Declared Yet Not Declared Yet