Our Opinion

The Samsung Galaxy M10s is a slightly better phone than the Samsung Galaxy M10 (3GB RAM, 32GB), and is also significantly better value for money. What should you buy? Go for the Samsung Galaxy M10s!

Samsung Galaxy M10 (3GB RAM, 32GB)  Samsung Galaxy M10s 
Samsung Galaxy M10 Samsung Galaxy M10s
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Excellence Score
21.2
24.6
Value for Money Score
65.2
70.5
Price ₹ 8,990 onwards ₹ 8,999 onwards
Launch Date (India) Feb, 2019 Sep, 2019
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 8.1 Oreo, Upgradeable to 9.0 PieExpected update to Android 10 Android 9.0 PieExpected update to Android 10
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 6.22 inches 6.4 inches
Screen Resolution 720x1520 pixels (~ 270 pixels per inch) 720x1560 pixels (~ 268 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal Bezels Yes Yes
Scratch Resistant Display Yes Yes
Display Type TFT LCD AMOLED
Screen Refresh Rate 60 HzStandard 60 HzStandard
Display Features TFT, Infinity Notch Display Super AMOLED
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 1.6 GHz 1.6 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name Samsung Exynos 7870Ranked #85 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks Samsung Exynos 7884BRanked #83 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU Mali-T830 MP2 Mali-G71 MP2
RAM 3 GB 3 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
5G
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
VoWiFi/WiFi-Calling Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Connecting Port microUSB USB-C
Primary Camera 13MP + 5MP 13MP + 5MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (Full HD) Yes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features 13MP: F/1.9 Aperture, 5MP: F/2.2 Aperture, PDAF, Panorama, HDR, Portrait Mode, Live Focus N/A
Secondary Camera 5MP 8MP
Secondary Camera Features F/2.0 Aperture N/A
Internal Memory 32 GB 32 GB
Expandable Memory Slot Yes, up to 512 GB Yes, up to 512 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes Yes
Dual SIM GSM+GSM GSM+GSM
Thickness 7.7 mmMedium 7.8 mmMedium
Weight 163 gmMedium 169 gmMedium
Width 75.6 mmOk for one-handed use 74.7 mmOk for one-handed use
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant
Battery Capacity 3400 mAh 4000 mAh
Battery Standby N/A N/A
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime N/A N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) 24.00 hrs N/A
Fast Charging Support Yes, 15W Fast Charging
Included Fast Charger Yes, 15.0W Fast Charger
Other Battery Parameters Internet Usage Time (3G): upto 15 hrs, Internet Usage Time (4G): upto 19 hrs, Internet Usage Time (WiFi): upto 19 hrs, Video Playback Time: upto 17 hrs, Audio Playback Time: upto 84 hrs N/A
Fingerprint sensor Yes
Other Features N/A Noise Filtration; Dolby Atmos
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Very well-built, plastic design - the phone generally feels like it could take a beating and come out looking just fine
  • Feels comfortable to hold
  • The volume rocker and power buttons placed on the right side of the phone are easy to reach out to - the buttons have great feedback and do not have any unnecessary rattle, something many budget phones are guilty of
  • The front of the phone looks sharp and modern - it makes use of a waterdrop-style notch and has fairly minimal bezels to boot
  • Nice, vibrant, water-drop notch 6.23-inch LCD display
  • Now packs the new Samsung One UI which is one of the most streamlined, clean, and refined Android skins around at present - and is especially well suited ergonomically for one handed use
  • It also has a very intuitive gesture navigation system
  • The second rear camera (in the dual rear camera setup) is an ultra-wide one that adds some versatility - with a 120-degree field of view, you can capture a whole lot more of the scene in your images, be it monuments or just a larger group of people
  • Decent video recording quality for this price bracket
  • Good battery life - the Samsung Galaxy M10 uses its 3300mAh battery pretty well - with some good optimisation at the software level, the phone manages to handily last a full day of use and then some
  • Simple, basic polycarbonate design (it's not as premium though as some of its competitors)
  • Compact and sleek (especially for a device that packs a 4000 mAh battery) - good for one-handed use
  • Relatively light while still delivering good battery life
  • Decent fingerprint scanner on the rear
  • One of the cheapest phones to come with a Super AMOLED display - the screen is vibrant and effective even in bright daylight - and this is a good phone to enjoy video content on
  • Samsung's OneUI is one of the cleaner, more refined Android UIs at present
  • Decent all-round performance with the Exynos 7884 octa-core chipset (similar to Snapdragon 450) - day-to-day performance is reasonably smooth
  • Decent rear dual-camera setup: 13-megapixel primary sensor + 5-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens
  • The primary camera captures good images in daylight
  • Both the rear and front cameras come with Live Focus mode so you can adjust the blur in the background even while clicking pictures
  • Uses the modern Type-C USB charging port
  • Good battery life with a large 4000mAh battery - you will get about 1.5 days of moderate use
  • 15W fast charging support
  • Overall, the Galaxy M10s is a good option for this price bracket if display quality is your primary criteria (you won't get an AMOLED display at this price elsewhere) - on the other hand, if you want to look at better all-round phones, with somewhat better cameras and performance, you can consider alternatives from Xiaomi and Realme
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • The back of the phone is where the design gets a bit more pedestrian - a subdued Samsung logo and the dual camera array aside, the phone doesn’t really have much else going on - the plastic used doesn’t feel premium and the simple matte blue finish looks a bit dull compared to the metal or gradient-style designs that many other brands employ
  • No fingerprint scanner - facial recognition is the only option to unlock your phone using biometrics - and that too works only in good lighting conditions, and is slow
  • Display resolution could have been higher - it's not the sharpest display on the block
  • No ambient light sensor
  • Sunlight legibility is also not the best owing to the highly reflective nature of the display
  • Average performance - the Galaxy M10 uses the same internals as the Galaxy J7, which makes it obvious performance isn’t really the focus here - the phone is powered by an Exynos 7870 Octa system-on-a-chip which is pretty ancient as far as chipsets go - day-to-day performance is just about ok, but the phone certainly isn’t buttery smooth - gaming, especially with more high-end games (like PUBG) is a struggle
  • Overall image quality though is average
  • Outdoors, the camera manages passable shots - the images exhibit limited dynamic range and details are often lost in shadow regions - similarly, the highlights are blown out at times, resulting in washed out shots
  • Low light photos from the Galaxy M10 are high on noise and low on details
  • Average selfie camera too - doesn’t resolve a lot of detail and images turn out ever so slightly blurry in less than perfect light
  • The speaker grille is at the back of the phone, so sound gets muffled if you are playing music with the phone kept down on a table - the speaker also doesn’t get all that loud
  • Overall, the Galaxy M10 is a good looking, modern phone that handles the basics well - but all-round performance seekers should look elsewhere - you will be better served by Xiaomi or Realme’s phones
  • The back panel is prone to fingerprint smudges and you should ideally apply a cover
  • Having said that, the competition in this segment is pretty tough, and you will get better performing phones from the Xiaomi and Realme competition
  • Focus speed is on the slow side
  • In lowlight conditions, the quality definitely goes down
  • While decent for the price, it's not quite the best camera phone for this price bracket - that award would go to the Xiaomis and Realmes of this range
Expert Reviews
  1. A tough one to recommend...the Galaxy M10 just has too many serious shortcomings
    gsmarena.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. Samsung has finally delivered a decent user experience in the budget segment
    beebom.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. A device for Samsung fans who are looking for a phone with a modern design, but options such as the Realme C1 and Xiaomi Redmi 6 are more rounded devices at around the same price
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. A huge leap for Samsung under mid-range segment compared to its predecessors...worth a try, if you are a casual user
    fonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. The Galaxy M10 is a good looking phone that handles the basics very well...But performance seekers should look elsewhere
    androidauthority.com in-depth Read Review »
  6. Doesn’t live up to the expectations
    news18.com in-depth Read Review »
  7. A solid option for those who are looking for a well-built, modern-looking phone that does the basics..though it is not meant for serious gaming
    themobileindian.com in-depth Read Review »
  8. Despite flaws, a decent value-for-money phone
    business-standard.com in-depth Read Review »
  9. A complete phone that offers a lot of bang for very few bucks
    indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
  10. More than capable of holding its own against the competition
    techpp.com in-depth Read Review »
  1. If you are looking specifically for a Samsung device on a budget, the Galaxy M10s will do just fine....However, you should also consider options such as the Realme 5 or the Redmi Note 7S at this price level
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. All-rounder...offers decent value for money
    zeebiz.com in-depth Read Review »
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