Samsung's new Galaxy S devices include four handsets: the Galaxy S10e (previously known as the S10 Lite), the Galaxy S10, the Galaxy S10+ and the Galaxy S10 5G (previously called the Galaxy X).

The S10 5G device won't be available for a few months, but the other three handsets are now available. Here is how the Galaxy S10 compares to the S10+, smaller S10e and larger S10 5G to help you find the right Galaxy S for you.

Samsung Galaxy S10 range prices

  • £669 to £1399

The Samsung Galaxy S10e starts at $749.99 and £669 in the UK.

The Galaxy S10 starts at $899.99, or £799.

The S10+ starts at $999.99, and £899. The top-of-the-range model will cost $1599.99/£1399.

Pricing for the S10 5G has yet to be detailed, but we know it's coming to EE in the UK.

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Design

  • S10e: 142.2 x 69.9 x 7.9mm, 150g
  • S10: 149.9 x 70.4 x 7.8mm, 157g
  • S10+: 157.6 x 74.1 x 7.8mm, 175g
  • S10 5G: 162.6 x 77.1 x 7.94mm, 198g

The Samsung Galaxy S10 models all feature a similar premium design with glass backs and solid metal frames. They differ in size and weight, but it is clear they are all from the same family.

Colour options vary between the four devices though. There are four standard colours including Prism Green, Prism Blue, Prism Black and Prism White. The S10e comes in a fifth option of Canary Yellow, and the larger storage capacity S10+ models come in white or black ceramic options only.

Super slim bezels surround the full, no-notch displays of all the S10 devices with punch holes in the top right corner for the front camera, or cameras in the case of the S10+ and S10 5G. On the rear, all have horizontal camera arrays, though the number of lenses varies depending on the model - more on that in a minute. 

Waterproofing is present on all S10 devices and all of them come with a microSD slot, a 3.5mm headphone jack, the Bixby button and USB Type-C for charging.

The S10, S10+ and S10 5G all opt for an ultrasonic in-display fingerprint sensor, while the S10e has a side-mounted captive fingerprint sensor on its right edge.

Displays

  • S10e: 5.8-inch flat, Dynamic AMOLED, Full HD+, 19:9
  • S10: 6.1-inch curved, Dynamic AMOLED, Quad HD+, 19:9
  • S10+: 6.4-inch curved, Dynamic AMOLED, Quad HD+, 19:9
  • S10 5G: 6.7-inch curved, Dynamic AMOLED, Quad HD+, 19:9

The Samsung Galaxy S10 range offers displays between 5.8-inches and 6.7-inches. The smallest device is the Galaxy S10e, while the largest is the Galaxy S10 5G.

The standard S10 features a 6.1-inch screen, like the Apple iPhone XR, while the S10+ comes with a 6.4-inch screen like the Galaxy Note 9. All have a Dynamic AMOLED display with an aspect ratio of 19:9. 

The Galaxy S10, S10+ and S10 5G all have a dual-edge Infinity-O display with an ultrasonic fingerprint sensor under the screen, while the Galaxy S10e has a flat Infinity-O display with no under-display fingerprint sensor.

The S10e has a Full HD+ resolution while the other three Galaxy S10 devices offer a Quad HD+ resolution. That means the S10 has the sharpest display in terms of pixel density. Having reviewed the Galaxy S10+, we can say it's one of the best displays you'll find on a mobile device.

Cameras

  • S10e: Dual rear, single front
  • S10: Triple rear, single front
  • S10+: Triple rear, dual front
  • S10 5G: Quad rear, dual front

The Samsung Galaxy S10e comes with a dual rear camera system, coupled with a single front camera. The rear is made up of a 16-megapixel ultra-wide lens with an f/2.2 aperture and fixed focus, and a Dual Pixel 12-megapixel wide lens with a dual aperture of f/1.5 and f/2.4, autofocus and optical image stabilisation. The front is a Dual Pixel 10-megapixel sensor with an f/1.9 aperture.

The Galaxy S10 and S10+ both come with a triple rear camera system, but the S10+ also offers a dual front camera while the standard S10 has a single front camera like the S10e. The S10+ has the same lens as the S10e and S10 but it adds a second 8-megapixel depth sensor with an f/2.2 aperture.

The triple camera system on both the S10 and S10+ is made up of the same two lenses found on the S10e, along with a third 12-megapixel telephoto lens with optical image stabilisation, autofocus and an aperture of f/2.4. This allows the S10 and S10+ to offer optical zoom.

The Galaxy S10 5G adds a fourth lens to its rear - a hQVGA 3D depth sensor. On the front, it has the same 10-megapixel main sensor as the other S10 models but it adds a hQVGA 3D depth sensor here too.

 

Hardware and software

  • S10e: 6/8GB RAM, 128/256GB storage, 3100mAh
  • S10: 8GB RAM, 128GB/512GB storage, 3400mAh
  • S10+: 8/12GB RAM, 128GB/512GB/1TB, 4100mAh
  • S10 5G: 8GB RAM, 256GB storage, 4500mAh

All the Samsung Galaxy S10 models run on an octa-core 8nm processor, though it is not currently clear whether this is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset or the Exynos 9820.

The S10e comes in two variants. The first has 6GB RAM with 128GB storage, the second has 8GB RAM and 256GB storage. The S10 also comes in two variants. Both have 8GB of RAM but storage options are 128GB or 512GB.

The S10+ comes in three variants with the top two available in the ceramic finishes only. Two have 8GB RAM with one offering 128GB storage and the other 512GB storage. The third model has 12GB RAM and 1TB storage.

The S10 5G comes in one model only with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. All S10 devices offer microSD support for storage expansion up to 512GB.

In terms of battery capacity, the S10e has the smallest at 3100mAh, the S10 follows with 3400mAh, while the S10+ makes the jump to 4100mAh. The S10 5G has the largest capacity at 4500mAh. All the S10 devices feature Wireless PowerCharge, which allows them to charge other Qi-enabled devices by touch.

The Samsung Galaxy S10 5G is the only S10 model to offer 5G capabilities, the others are 4G.

All four models launch on Android Pie with Samsung's One UI software over the top so the user experience between the four handsets is similar, though the S10e misses out on a couple of camera features.

Samsung Galaxy S10 range conclusions

On paper, the S10+ is the hero device if you're not fussed about 5G: big screen, triple rear camera, dual front camera, large battery, and the option of up to 12GB of RAM and 1TB storage.

The standard 10 takes a little step down from the S10+: smaller display (though still big enough), triple rear camera, single front camera, medium-sized battery, smaller storage options but a smaller price too.

The S10e is the cheapest of the Galaxy S10 devices: smallest screen, no in-display fingerprint sensor, dual rear camera, single front camera and a small battery by comparison. It's below £700 though and it still has an excellent design, so wins on value for money.

The S10 5G is for those looking to the future: 5G compatibility, huge display, quad rear camera, dual front camera and massive battery. It's likely to have a £1000+ price tag though and it's not available until summer 2019.


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