Samsung has wanted to tackle Apple by releasing three new devices in 2019: the Samsung Galaxy S10+, the Samsung Galaxy S10 and the Samsung Galaxy S10e. The latter wanted to compete directly with the iPhone XR , as it has great features but in order to lower its costs it is somewhat worse than its big brothers, just like Apple’s strategy.
Among the characteristics that are of worse ‘quality’ to call it in some way stands out the screen that is not AMOLED, a smaller range of internal capacity, a sacrifice in photographic quality by presenting two cameras and not three, a smaller battery and a fingerprint sensor that is not integrated into the screen but is on the side.
The big question for most users will be whether to opt for the iPhone XR or the Samsung Galaxy 10e. In the following table we’ll try to show the differences on paper of both devices although the real comparison will come when they can be faced in the day to day of the users.
-Samsung Galaxy S10eiPhone XR Display 5.8″ Full HD + Flat Dynamic AMOLED (2280×1080) 522 ppi 6.1″ IPS LCD (1792 x 828) 326 ppi Size and weight 142.2 mm x 69.9 mm x 7.9 mm
150.9 mm x 75.7 mm x 8.3 mm
Exynos 9820 Octa-core A12 Bionic six-core RAM 6/8 GB LPDDR4X 3 GB Storage 128/256 GB (Expandable with MicroSD)64/128/256 GB Dual camera with OIS: Wide-angle 12 mP f/1.5-2.4 + Ultra Wide Angle 16 MP f/2.2
0.5x optical zoom to 10x digital zoom -Front camera: UHD Selfie 10 MP f/1.9 -Main camera 12 MP f/1.8, 4K video recording
-7 MP FaceTime camera f/ 2.2
4G connectivity, WiFi 802.11 ac, Bluethoth 5.0, GPS, USB-C, NFC 4G, WiFi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, Lightning OS Android 9 Foot iOS 12 3100 mAh battery with Adaptive Fast Charging 2942 mAh with quick charge ProtectionIPS 68IPS 67Biometric Release SystemsFingerprint sensor on the side
Face ID Price From £759 From £859
As you can see in the camera there is a big difference on paper something that we must contrast in future tests because although the iPhone XR has only one camera the quality in the capture of images is quite good as most of the reviews have shown.
Regarding the screen we also see a difference in quality since on the iPhone XR the screen has a rather low resolution while on the Samsung Galaxy S10e it’s a bit higher besides the type of panel which is a AMOLED versus an LCD.
In both models there is a great variety of colors such as white prism, black prism, green prism, blue prism, canary yellow and flamenco pink, something similar to those of the iPhone XR. In the end they are quite similar in price so many users will have a great mental dispute over which one to choose.
In future tests we hope to be able to assess which of the two is more worthwhile.