Samsung is a reliable phone manufacturing company that has been in existence for over a decade now. In 2019, one of the best budget phones that the company has released is the Samsung Galaxy M10s. The device is an excellent choice for the youthful population that looks for the coolest feature-packed gadgets at an affordable cost. It has a long-lasting 4000 mAh battery, Ultra Wide Dual Camera, and a 6.4” super AMOLED display.
The Samsung Galaxy M10s was released in September 2019. It is closely related to the Samsung Galaxy M10 that was released in February 2019. It is among the first Samsung devices in the Galaxy M-series that have the Infinity-V notch feature. The Samsung Galaxy M10s retails at about 8,999 Indian rupees (approximately 45,740 Naira.)
Samsung Galaxy M10s overview
The device has its pros and cons. All potential buyers should weigh the benefits against the limitations before making their final decision. What are these advantages and limitations?
- It has a long-lasting battery with a 15W fast charging system.
- It comes with a high-resolution camera for sharper and clearer pictures.
- Its slim design makes it easy to hold.
- It has a powerful octa-core 1.6GHz processor for a smooth experience.
- It is affordable and offers value for money
- It does not have a full HD display.
- The body is made of plastic, so it is easily prone to damage.
- The device is relatively heavy compared to most of the recently released phones in the same range.
Samsung Galaxy M10s specs
The specifications of this device are as follows;
- Release date: September 2019
- Dimensions: 158.4 x 74.7 x 7.8 mm (6.24 x 2.94 x 0.31 inches)
- Weight: 169 g (5.96 oz.)
- Build materials: Front glass and a plastic body
- SIM card: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM with dual stand-by)
- Display: Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
- Screen size: 6.4 inches
- Display resolution: 720 x 1560 pixels with a 19.5:9 ratio
- Operating system: Android 9.0 Pie
- Internal memory: 32GB ROM & 3GB RAM
- Expandable memory: microSD up to 1 TB
- Main camera: 13-megapixel & 5-megapixel ultra-wide dual camera
- Selfie camera: 8 megapixels
- Bluetooth connectivity: Version 5.0 with A2DP and LE
- Sensors: Gyro, accelerometer, proximity & compass
- Battery: Non-removable Li-Ion 4000 mAh battery
- Charging: 15W fast charging
- USB: Type-C port
Here are the hardware features for this mobile device that was released recently;
Since the official Samsung Galaxy M10s release date, the device has continued to wow numerous users and Samsung fans. The phone is primarily made of plastic, but it still looks classy and stylish. It comes with a super AMOLED Infinity-V-display with spectacular colours. The capacitive touchscreen is easy to use.
At the top of the device, there is a U-shaped notch that houses the selfie camera. It also has a speaker. At the bottom of the device, there is a microphone and another speaker. It also has a 3.5mm audio jack. The volume and power keys are located on the right side to enhance ease of use.
At the back of the phone, there is a dual rear camera that is located on the top left side (when the phone’s backside is facing the user). Beneath the camera is the flashlight that is useful in taking pictures or lighting a dark area. Located parallel to the flashlight, in the middle of the phone, is the fingerprint sensor. The location of the sensor allows for ease of locking and unlocking the device. On the top right side, there is a memory card or SIM card tray.
The 7.7mm slim design makes it easy and comfortable for the user to use the device. While the 6.4” screen size is perfect for some people, others may prefer smaller screen sizes. The current size may be slightly large for people with little hands. The device is not waterproof. It comes in two colours, that is, Stone Blue and Piano Black.
The Samsung Galaxy M10s features a 6.4” super AMOLED display. The screen has an approximately 85.0% screen-to-body ratio. Its resolution is 720 x 1560 pixels with a 19.5:9 ratio. It offers 16M colours, and its contrast ratio is impressive. The screen is bright enough, and the user can adjust the brightness to their liking.
Although this is a budget device that offers value for money, the durability of the display is not top-notch. The super AMOLED display is more delicate as it is prone to scratches and breakage in the absence of a screen protector. The device does not come with a screen protector.
Processor, storage & performance
When the Samsung team was designing this phone, it was thinking about the needs of the modern-day young person who needs a fast phone. The phone, therefore, comes with an octa-core 2x1.6 GHz Cortex-A73 and 6x1.35 GHz Cortex-A53 CPU for enhanced speed. The processor has an Exynos 7884B chipset to ensure optimal performance. This means that the phone still offers excellent performance even if it contains large files and applications. It is an excellent choice for people who enjoy playing games on their mobile phones.
Moreover, the phone comes with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of ROM. It offers plenty of storage space for pictures, applications, documents and even videos in different formats. The device has a dedicated slot for a memory card for the user who wants more storage space. A microSD card of up to 1 TB can be inserted in the device.
One of the most important aspects of a smartphone in the present-day is its battery life and the length of time it takes to fully charge the battery. The device comes with a 4000 mAh Li-Ion battery which is non-removable. The battery life is pretty impressive.
It also comes with a 15W fast charging system. The charger comes in the box when you purchase the phone. Although there is a fast-charging system, it is still slower compared to the devices that have 20W and 30W fast charging systems.
Speaker and call quality
Samsung has designed the device to provide high-quality sound. The phone has two speakers, one at the top and another at the bottom for this purpose. The user can choose to use the loudspeaker, which is also clear because the phone has two microphones.
Additionally, the device uses the Dolby ATMOS technology for clear sound. The 3.5mm jack also has active noise cancellation feature with a dedicated mic. The box does not come with earphones.
The Samsung Galaxy M10s all details related to software are;
OS & features
The device is pre-installed with Android 9.0 Pie that is paired with the Exynos 7884B chipset for a flawless performance. The manufacturer has not indicated whether or not it will be possible to upgrade to Android 10. With Android 9.0 Pie, the user gets some fantastic and intelligent features that enhance the phone’s usability.
The phone also has a fingerprint sensor and face detection features for enhanced security. The fingerprint sensor uses a secure biometric authentication system. Its location on the rear side of the device facilitates easy and quick unlocks.
Camera, video, and image quality
The phone comes with a dual rear camera as well as a selfie camera. The rear side houses the primary camera. It features a 13 megapixel and a 5-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera. The images are clear and sharp. With the wide-angle focus, HDR, and panorama features, the user can capture amazing group moments without leaving anyone out of the picture. The flashlight that is just beneath the camera allows the user to take fantastic photos even in the dark as it lights up the subjects.
Taking amazing self-portraits is also possible using the 8-megapixel HDR selfie camera. One can record videos either using the selfie or the main camera. Using both the main or selfie camera, 1080p or HD videos can be captured @30fps.
When you purchase the Samsung Galaxy M10s, you should find the following accessories in the box;
- A data cable
- A 15W charger
- A user manual
- A SIM ejection pin
Samsung Galaxy M10s review
Here are some of the reviews and comments from the public;
Samsung Galaxy M10s price
The phone has a retail price of 8,999 Indian rupees (approximately 45,740 Naira.)
The device offers value for money. Its design is stylish, it provides incredible and intelligent features, and it has a long-lasting battery. Both the front and rear cameras are fantastic. Its weight, however, may be a bother to people who prefer very light phones. Even so, it is a wise purchase for people who want a fast and feature-packed device from a reputable company but who are on a budget.
The Samsung Galaxy M10s is one of the recently released devices. It is the latest edition in the Galaxy-M series and was explicitly designed for the Indian market. Its retail price is pocket-friendly, and the user gets some of the coolest smartphone features that make life more interesting for the modern person.