Samsung Galaxy M10 (3GB RAM, 32GB)  +1 variation

price₹ 7,499 onwards

launchFeb, 2019

23.1

excellence score

72.3

value for money score

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2-Minute Review

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Design

  • 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
  • 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

  • Nice, vibrant, water-drop notch 6.23-inch LCD display
  • 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

Software

  • 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

Performance

  • 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

Camera

  • 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
  • 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

Audio

  • 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

Battery

  • 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

Verdict

  • 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

Expert Reviews

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  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 »

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Samsung Galaxy M10 (3GB RAM, 32GB) Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 8.1 Oreo, Upgradeable to 9.0 PieExpected update to Android 10
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size6.22 inches
Screen Resolution720x1520 pixels (~ 270 pixels per inch)
Display TypeTFT LCD
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal BezelsYes
NotchYes
Display Features
  • TFT
  • Infinity Notch Display
Scratch Resistant DisplayYes
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Ambient Light Sensor
Face UnlockYes
Processor/RAM
Processor1.6 GHz, Octa Core, Samsung Exynos 7870Ranked #76 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPUMali-T830 MP2
RAM3 GB
Memory
Internal Memory32 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 512 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity3400 mAh
Battery Talktime (3G)24.00 hrs
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
Dimensions
Weight163 gmMedium
Thickness7.7 mmMedium
Width75.6 mmOk for one-handed use
Camera
Primary Camera13MP + 5MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features
  • 13MP: F/1.9 Aperture
  • 5MP: F/2.2 Aperture
  • PDAF
  • Panorama
  • HDR
  • Portrait Mode
  • Live Focus
Secondary Camera5MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • F/2.0 Aperture
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
Connecting PortUSB
USB On-The-GoYes
WiFiYes
WiFi DirectYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS + Beidou
More
App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM
FM RadioYes

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