The Samsung Galaxy A10e appears to be a more affordable variant of the Galaxy A10. Of course, due to the more affordable price, some features have been downgraded. The Galaxy A10e receives an Android 10 update.
While the Galaxy A10e offered improvements to the A10, the Galaxy A10e went the other way with degradations in camera and battery capacity. This model appears to be intended for the United States.
The Samsung phone is powered by the same Exynos 7884 chipset that is also available on the A10 and promises fast performance.
In this review and these spaces, we take a look at the latest innovation that the Samsung Galaxy A10e has brought to the market. As usual, we start with design and presentation and end with price and availability.
Samsung Galaxy A10e Main Specifications and Features
- 5.83-inch, 720 x 1560-pixel, PLS TFT Infinity-V display (295 ppi)
- Android 9.0 Pie, upgradable to Android 10
- Octa-core Exynos 7884 processor
- 2 GB of RAM or 4 GB of RAM
- 32 GB built-in storage, memory card up to 512 GB
- 8 MP (or 5 MP) rearview camera
- 5 MP (or 2 MP) front camera
- Unlock face
- 4G LTE (up to 150 Mbps)
- 3000mAh non-removable Li-ion battery
Samsung Galaxy A10e Design And Display
The Samsung Galaxy A10e has a size of 155.6 x 75.6 x 7.9 mm and weighs 168 grams. The smartphone is available in different colors of black, blue, and red.
However, Samsung decides to offer more color options in the future. The device is neither waterproof nor dustproof. But, you can get a protective Samsung Galaxy A10e case online.
In the display area, you get a beautiful IPS LCD touchscreen with up to 16 million colors. The screen size is 5.83 inches, with a screen-to-body ratio of 81.4%.
As with the A10, the screen resolution is 720 x 1520 pixels with multi-touch support for up to ten fingers.
Hardware And Software
The Galaxy A10e comes with the latest Android 9.0 Pie. The software should work properly.
There is also an Exynos 7884 chipset with an octa-core processor and a Mali G71 MP2 GPU. Speaking of memory or storage capacity, it has 2 GB of RAM.
The 16 GB internal storage can be expanded up to 512 GB. This device is featured with accelerometer and proximity sensors.
Audio, Call, And Network Quality
The Galaxy A10e is unlocked and available from all major carriers. The unlocked version supports LTE bands 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/13/14/17/20/25/26/28/29/30/66/71.
Network speeds on Cricket (which uses AT&T’s network) were poor during testing. In a dozen tests, the phone consistently hit average speeds of just 4.84 Mbps down and 1.61 Mbps up.
Call quality is reasonable. The volume of the headphones peaks at 84 dB, which is loud enough to be heard on busy streets. The test calls were correct, but with static and truncated words. Noise cancellation worked well in most conditions, but on a few phone calls, construction noise crept in.
The maximum speaker volume is 89dB, which can easily fill a room, but it sounds tiny and muddy at almost any volume. At higher volumes, there is noticeable noise and distortion. Fortunately, there is a 3.5mm jack and Bluetooth 5.0 for wired or wireless headphones.
The phone also supports dual-band Wi-Fi, but not NFC.
Samsung Galaxy A10e Camera And Battery
The Samsung Galaxy A10e has two cameras, one on the back and one on the front. The back has an 8-megapixel camera with PDAF, f / 2.2 aperture, LED flash, HDR, Panorama, and many other features.
The front camera offers a single 5-megapixel camera with an aperture of f / 2.0. There are more features for these cameras, geotagging, digital, facial recognition, autofocus, etc.
There is also an option for smaller cameras. The Samsung Galaxy A10e offers the option of a 5-megapixel camera on the back and a 2-megapixel camera on the front.
The Samsung Galaxy A10e is powered by a 3000mAh non-removable Li-Po battery. The battery does not support the wireless charging option.
Network And Connectivity
The Samsung Galaxy A10e is compatible with 4G LTE. It can handle GSM, HSPA, and LTE technologies. There are two nano-SIM card slots for the Network and Connectivity unit. Please note that this phone also supports 2G and 3G networks.
Samsung Galaxy A10e Price And Availability
The price of the Samsung Galaxy A10e starts at $ 149.99 in the United States. While the Samsung Galaxy A10e price in Nigeria start around 40,000 to 50,000 Naira. You can also get it on the Sprint Network with a $ 5 per month lease after a $ 25 down payment. Note* The Samsung Galaxy A10e price in Nigeria may vary depending on your local conversion rate and your location as well. Check Price On Amazon*.
The Samsung Galaxy A10e is an attractive phone, but it doesn’t meet the basics. For the same price, you can get the Moto G7 Power, a phone that outperforms the A10e in just about every way, from performance to battery life. And if you’re willing to spend a bit more, the new Moto G Power ($ 250) is another step up and the best budget phone you can buy right now.