Samsung Galaxy M10s Review


If you want to buy a smartphone in the budget segment, the Samsung Galaxy M10s is one of the best options. It has a waterdrop notch display, fingerprint scanner, and more.

It also comes with a decent battery and a quality camera. However, it suffers from some issues.

6.4-inch Super AMOLED Infinity-V display

Samsung has launched the Galaxy M10s in India, which features a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED Infinity-V display with near bezel-less edges. It’s powered by a new Exynos 7884 processor, 4000mAh battery, and supports 15W fast charging.

The phone also has a fingerprint scanner and runs on Android 9.0 Pie out of the box. It offers 32GB of internal storage and is expandable up to 512GB via microSD card.

It has a 13MP rear camera with a 5MP ultra-wide-angle lens and an 8MP front camera. Its connectivity options include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, USB Type C, and GPS.

Dual rear camera

As expected from a Samsung Galaxy smartphone, the M10s has a dual rear camera setup. It features a 13-megapixel primary sensor with f/1.9, PDAF, and a 5-megapixel 120-degree ultra-wide lens.

The rear cameras support panorama, HDR, and Live Focus and can record 1080p videos at 30 frames per second.

The M10s also comes with a 5MP (120-degree) ultra-wide lens, which isn’t typical for entry-level smartphones. It’s a nice feature, mainly if you use it to capture wide-angle shots and share them on social media.

Exynos 7870 processor

Samsung has a good reputation for providing top-notch performance in its devices, and the Galaxy M10s is no exception to that rule. This phone is powered by a 14nm octa-core Exynos 7870 processor used in many of Samsung’s entry-level and mid-range phones, including the Galaxy A6 2018.

The chip is also very efficient and consumes less power due to using 14nm FinFET fabrication. This results in higher battery life, better performance, and lower heating during heavy usage.

Android 9.0 Pie

Android Pie has a lot of interesting new features to offer. One is the Dashboard, which helps users understand how much time they spend on apps. It also lets them set app timers to cut down on notifications.

Another feature is the ‘Wind Down’ option which switches your phone screen to a grey and dull color when you’re not using it. This helps you save battery life.

Other notable changes include a revamped apps drawer and a new pill-shaped navigation icon. These features are designed to make it more intuitive and user-friendly.

Fingerprint scanner

The Samsung Galaxy M10s is the latest addition to the budget segment from the Korean company. It has a 6.4-inch display, Exynos 7 Octa 7884A processor, and 3GB of RAM.

It also features a Li-Ion 4000 mAh, non-removable battery. This helps the device last longer than other smartphones in this price range.

Dual-SIM support

A dual-SIM smartphone allows you to use two different networks. This can be useful for avoiding roaming fees when travelling overseas or keeping two other phone numbers, one for personal calls and another for work.

You can’t buy a dual-SIM phone in the US from a carrier, but some other countries offer this option. Most manufacturers now include this feature, and you can check the specifications of a device before buying to see whether it supports this functionality.

Battery life

The Galaxy M10s features a 3400mAh non-removable battery that can last a day of regular use. This is enough for a kid, a non-demanding adult, or a senior who wants a phone to watch movies on the go.

This smartphone is an excellent option for people who want a modern device with reliable battery life and a good display. However, it does have some drawbacks.