Samsung Galaxy M10s
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This article is a descriptive review of Samsung Galaxy M10s. Below is a list of its features as provided by Samsung.
Samsung Galaxy M10s Key features in Kenya
- GSM, HSPA and LTE network technology
- Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
- Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
- 6.4 inches, 100.5 cm2 (~85.0% screen-to-body ratio)
- 720 x 1560 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~268 ppi density)
- Android 9.0 (Pie)
- Exynos 7884B chipset
- Octa-core (2×1.6 GHz Cortex-A73 & 6×1.35 GHz Cortex-A53) CPU
- Mali-G71 MP2 GPU
- microSD, up to 1 TB (dedicated slot)
- 32GB 3GB RAM, UFS2.1
- Primary camera 13MP + 5MP
- LED flash, panorama, HDR
- 1080p@30fps video recording
- Selfie camera 8 MP, f/2.0
- 8 MP, f/2.0
- 1080p@30fps video recording
- 3.5mm jack
- -Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
- -Dolby Atmos
- Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
- Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE
- GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
- Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
- FM Radio
- Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
- Non-removable Li-Ion 4000 mAh battery
- -Fast battery charging 15W
- Colors Stone Blue, Piano Black
Design and build
Samsung introduces a twist in the design and build of its smartphone with the M Series which debuted at the beginning of this year. I think it is this, Samsung Galaxy M10s that takes after the first M smartphone the M10. With this line was introduces the dew drop notch on midrange Galaxy smartphones. It is therein the selfie camera is located.
The back of this phone has a rear mounted fingerprint scanner. And this is how you can tell it from January 2019’s Samsung Galaxy M10 which comes without a fingerprint scanner. The latter also has a speaker grill at the bottom left corner unlike this one. Nonetheless, you will also note that the LED flash is below the vertically oriented dual camera setup on the top left corner whereas Samsung’s name-based logo has shines below the fingerprint scanner.
Facing you is its display panel which I will talk about later in this review. There is a noticeable bottom chin (Oh Samsung why?) and the volume rocker and power button are both on the right-side frames. It is a plastic build smartphone.
Display and camera
I mentioned the display of this phone. It is a Super AMOLED (as though AMOLED alone were not enough- Thanks Samsung) capacitive touchscreen that supports 16M colors and has multi touch functionality. The 6.4 inches panel covers a 100.5 cm2 surface area with a ~85.0% screen-to-body ratio. Its 720 x 1560 pixels resolution and ~268 ppi density allows for rather clear pictures and vivid presentation our dear reader. It is of a better-quality real time than one might think it is on paper.
Let’s talk about the camera performance of the Samsung Galaxy M10s really quick. The primary camera (or cameras) is a 13MP wide and 5MP ultrawide lens. The 13MP lens is the main camera lens. The second takes photos with a wider scape in the frame. You’ll need it more often than not. The primary camera and the selfie camera both have 1080p@30fps video recording quality. And speaking of the selfie camera, it is a soft 8 MP, f/2.0 shooter. There is an LED flash to aid photography in low light scenes. Some of the camera features I can note here include panorama and HDR.
Here this, Samsung Galaxy M10s runs Android 9.0 (Pie) straight off its package. And that is a good thing since at the time it was released, this was the latest software update. The phone itself is powered with an Exynos 7884B chipset and has its processing ensured by an octa-core (2×1.6 GHz Cortex-A73 & 6×1.35 GHz Cortex-A53) CPU. It has a Mali-G71 MP2 GPU. Midrange specifications these and for a budget smartphone I must insist.
Storage and memory
If you feel limited in any way by the 32GB internal storage of Galaxy M10s (with 3GB RAM), you can boost it using a microSD up to 1 TB. Of course, there is a dedicated slot for this liberty.
The battery performance of Samsung Galaxy M10s will surely impress everyone who will get their hands on it. A non-removable Li-Ion 4000 mAh battery isn’t battery capacity you come along easily, and on a good smartphone. Consider this phone even if for its battery capacity alone. All other features apart from these are above basic standard. The phone has support ot fast battery charging 15W.
Samsung Galaxy M10s is available in color stone blue and piano black.
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