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The Samsung Galaxy S10e is the cheapest phone in the newly-announced Samsung S10 family. Compared to its S10 and S10 Plus bigger brothers, the S10e is a bit smaller, a bit less powerful and a fair bit cheaper. It’s also a major competitor to Apple’s ‘budget-premium’ iPhone XR.
Despite being the cheapest S10 model, the S10e still has a very enticing set of features. These include an OLED display, brand new processor and dual cameras. For all this, you’ll have to part with $750 which is, conveniently enough, the same price as Apple’s cut-price iPhone XR.
On paper, at least, it looks like the S10e should have the XR licked. The S10e has a sharper screen, more impressive design, better cameras and more storage. So, is the S10e the best “cheap flagship” phone on the market?
Samsung Galaxy S10e vs iPhone XR: Head-to-Head
Let’s take a look at the S10e and the XR’s specs head-to-head:
|Samsung Galaxy S10e||Apple iPhone XR|
|Screen size (in)||5.8||6.1|
|Dimensions (HxWxD mm)||142.2×69.9×7.9||150.9×75.7×8.3|
|Storage sizes (GB)||128/256||64/128/256|
|Battery size (mAh)||3,100||2,942|
|Rear cameras (Mp)||12 + 16||12|
|Front camera (Mp)||10||7|
|Price||From $749.99||From $749.99|
|Buy now||Click here||Click here|
On this page:
- Samsung S10e vs iPhone XR – Which Phone is Best?
- Samsung S10e – Highlights, pros and cons
- iPhone XR – Highlights, pros and cons
- Best Screen – Samsung S10e
- Best Cameras – Samsung S10e
- Best Battery Life – Samsung S10e
- Best Processor – iPhone XR
- Best Value – Samsung S10e
- Samsung S10e vs iPhone XR – Final Verdict
- Cheaper than most of the competition
- Very similar features and specs to the more expensive S10
- A great choice if you’re not keen on Samsung’s curved screens
- Samsung can be slow to issue software updates
- Better value than iPhone 11
- Good screen quality for an LCD
- Premium design
- Range of color options
- Single camera, rather than dual camera of the iPhone 11
- ‘Notch' screen design is divisive
- LCD, rather than OLED display
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