The Samsung Galaxy A10 is the first smartphone under the new A-series. The A-series is a budget series targeted to countries like India. The Galaxy A10 despite being affordable comes with some good specs and features. The smartphone will face competition from the likes of Huawei Y6 (2019), Samsung Galaxy M10, Samsung Galaxy A20, Galaxy A30 and Xiaomi Redmi 7 in the budget segment.
Samsung Galaxy A10 Design
The design of the Galaxy A10 is no different from other galaxy phones in the A-series. It features a waterdrop notch at the top with thin bezels on the sides and chin. At the rear is just a single camera with no fingerprint scanner like the Galaxy A20.
The Samsung Galaxy A10 measures 155.6 x 75.6 x 7.9 mm in dimensions and weighs 168 grams. The phone build is plastic unibody with front glass, which isn’t surprising considering It’s an extreme budget device. The colours available to choose from are Blue, Black and Red. There is a loudspeaker at the back and 3.5 mm headphone jack also.
Dimensions: 155.6 x 75.6 x 7.9 mm
Weight: 168 grams
Build: Front glass, plastic body
SIM: Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Colours: Blue, Black, Red
3.5 mm jack: Yes
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
Samsung Galaxy A10 Display
The Galaxy A10 sports a 6.2 inches IPS LCD display panel. This is great for a smartphone of this price range. The display features 720 x 1520 pixels resolution, 19:9 aspect ratio, 81.6% screen-to-body ratio and 271 PPI density. Samsung worked on the display of this device to make sure you get a detailed and clear view.
Type: IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
Size: 6.2 inches (81.6% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution: 720 x 1520 pixels, 19:9 ratio (271 PPI density)
The camera of the Galaxy A10 isn’t all that glamorous. At the rear is a single 13 MP sensor featuring f/1.9 aperture, AF, panorama and HDR. The selfie camera is a 5 MP shooter with f/2.0 aperture and LED flash. The rear camera also features LED flash and able to record 1080p videos at 30fps.
Single: 13 MP, f/1.9, 28mm (wide), AF
Features: LED flash, panorama, HDR
Single: 5 MP, f/2.0
Features: LED flash
Running underneath the Galaxy A10 is Samsung’s in-house Exynos 7884 chipset. It comes with an Octa-core processor where 2-cores clocks at 1.6 GHz and 6-cores clocks at 1.35 GHz. The GPU available here is Mali-G71 MP2. This chipset coupled with its 2GB RAM variant won’t be able to handle heavy tasks like playing hardcore games. It should, however, take care of regular day-to-day tasks. The internal storage available here is 32 GB with a microSD slot available for up to 512 GB additional storage.
Chipset: Exynos 7884
CPU: Octa-core (2×1.6 GHz & 6×1.35 GHz)
GPU: Mali-G71 MP2
MicroSD: up to 512 GB (dedicated slot)
The operating system of the Galaxy A10 is Android 9.0 Pie with Samsung One UI skin on top. You’ll get most regular Samsung pre-installed apps and drawers with Google apps too.
OS: Android 9.0 Pie
User Interface: Samsung One UI
Sensors: Accelerometer, proximity
The Samsung Galaxy A10 packs a non-removable Li-ion 3400 mAh battery. There is no fast battery charging support of any kind. So you have to be patient when charging this device. These are measures taken by Samsung to reduce the cost of this device.
Type: Non-removable Li-Ion 3400 mAh battery
WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth: 5.0, A2DP, LE
GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS
Radio: FM radio
USB: microUSB 2.0
Samsung Galaxy A10 Price