The Samsung Galaxy M10 is the first smartphone under the new M-series from Samsung. The M could easily stand for Mid-range. The budget-friendly smartphone features good specs. And it’s the kind of phone where you don’t really have to dig deep into your wallet to afford. Here is our Samsung Galaxy M10 Review.
Samsung Galaxy M10 Design
The Galaxy M10 comes with a flashy plastic back with a front glass. No fingerprint scanner for this device, it instead features face unlock. At the front is the water drop notch which is now trending in the market. A vertically aligned dual real camera can be seen at the top left corner with the LED flash underneath it.
The Samsung Galaxy M10 measures 155.6 x 75.6 x 7.7 mm in dimensions and weighs 163 grams. Ocean Blue and Charcoal Black colour variants are available for the smartphone.
Dimensions: 155.6 x 75.6 x 7.7 mm
Weight: 163 grams
SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Colours: Ocean Blue, Charcoal Black
3.5 mm jack: Yes
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
Samsung Galaxy M10 Display
The Galaxy M10 sports a 6.22 inches PLS TFT touchscreen with an 82.1% screen-to-body ratio. The display features a 19:9 aspect ratio with a resolution of 720 x 1520 pixels and 270 PPI density. The downside of the display of this phone is that there is no Corning gorilla glass protection.
Type: PLS TFT capacitive touchscreen
Size: 6.22 inches (82.1% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution: 720 x 1520 pixels, 19:9 ratio (270 PPI density)
The dual rear camera setup of the Galaxy M10 consists of a primary 13MP sensor and a secondary 5MP sensor. The primary 13MP sensor features f/1.9 aperture, 1.12µm pixel size and PDAF. Whereas, the 5MP sensor features an f/2.2 aperture and 1.12µm pixel size. The selfie camera of the Galaxy M10 comes with a 5MP sensor and f/2.0 aperture.
Dual: 13 MP, f/1.9, 1/3.1″, 1.12µm, PDAF + 5 MP, f/2.2, 1/5″, 1.12µm
Features: LED flash, panorama, HDR
Single: 5 MP, f/2.0
Underneath the Samsung Galaxy M10 is 8-cores of Exynos 7870 chipset, which clocks at 1.6 GHz. The chipset features Mali-T830 MP1 graphics processing unit. The chipset is not among the best in its category, so bear that in mind. Storage options available for the Samsung Galaxy M10 is 16GB and 32GB. There is a microSD slot for more storage space as high as 512GB.
Chipset: Exynos 7870 (14 nm)
CPU: Octa-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A53
GPU: Mali-T830 MP1
Memory: 2GB/16GB, 3GB/32GB
MicroSD: up to 512 GB (dedicated slot)
The Samsung Galaxy phone runs on the outdated Android 8.1 Oreo. Samsung is yet to confirm if and when the phone will get an update for the latest Android 9.0 Pie. On top of the Android 8.1 Oreo is the Samsung experience 9.5 UI.
OS: Android 8.1 Oreo
User Interface: Samsung experience 9.5
Sensors: Accelerometer, proximity
Powering the Samsung Galaxy M10 is a non-removable Li-ion 3400 mAh battery. This battery capacity takes less than 3 houses to charge from 0% to 100%.
Type: Non-removable Li-Ion 3400 mAh battery
WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth: 4.2, A2DP, LE
GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
Radio: FM radio
USB: microUSB 2.0
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