Galaxy S10 vs Galaxy S10e

Galaxy S10
Galaxy S10 Starting from $129.00
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Galaxy S10e
Galaxy S10e Starting from $96.00
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Galaxy S10 Galaxy S10e


Galaxy S10 Galaxy S10e
Width 70.4 mm 69.9 mm
Height 149.9 mm 142.2 mm
Weight 157 g 150 g
Thickness 7.8 mm 7.9 mm
Volume 82.31 cm³ 78.52 cm³


Galaxy S10 Galaxy S10e
Resolution 1440 x 3040 px 1080 x 2280 px
Density 550 ppi 438 ppi
Size 6.1 inches 5.8 inches


Galaxy S10 Galaxy S10e
Battery capacity 3400 mAh* 3100 mAh*
Removable battery No No
Wireless charging Yes Yes
Fast charging Yes Yes
Ultra power saving mode Yes Yes

*Refurbished devices sold on Back Market offer at least 85% of this maximum charge capacity.


Galaxy S10 Galaxy S10e
Maximum storage 512 GB 128 GB
CPU frequency 2.7 GHz 2.7 GHz
Number of processor cores 8 8
External memory slot Yes Yes
RAM capacity 8 GB 6 GB
5G support No No
LTE support Yes Yes


Galaxy S10 Galaxy S10e
Front camera resolution 10 MP 10 MP
Main camera resolution 16 MP 16 MP
Multi lens Yes Yes
Optical zoom Yes No
Flash Yes Yes
Optical stabilization Yes Yes
Slow motion video Yes Yes
Main camera video resolution 2160 px 2160 px


Galaxy S10 Galaxy S10e
Stereo speakers Yes Yes
3.5mm jack socket Yes Yes
Radio Yes Yes
Number of microphones 2 2

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Samsung Galaxy S10 vs Samsung Galaxy S10e Comparison

Is the S10 better than the S10e? Which Samsung phone is better?

Not sure which phone you’d rather buy: the refurbished S10 or S10e? This really isn’t that hard of a comparison since both of these phones are similar in so many ways and are simply built to suit different kinds of people. The S10 has a slightly larger display at 6.1” diagonally vs the 5.8” screen on the S10e. This makes the S10e easier to hold compared to the S10, but I’d much rather watch videos on the S10 because of the extra screen real estate. And since the S10 is a larger device, you can expect it to have just slightly longer battery life since it has a little more space inside.

S10 vs S10e: cameras and fingerprint unlock

The S10 also comes with an additional camera on the rear of the device for close-up portrait shots. Other photography features should feel pretty similar. Another additional feature that distinguishes the S10 vs S10e is how each phone utilizes fingerprint unlock. The S10 has an in-screen fingerprint scanner that’s probably going to be a little more sluggish than the one found on the side of the S10e. And yes, you heard me right, it’s somewhat unusual for a phone to have a fingerprint unlock sensor on the side edge of the device, but that’s the case inside the S10e. And it’s a faster sensor since it doesn’t have to be buried under the screen as it is inside the S10.

Comparing screens and speed on the S10 vs S10e

The S10e has a slightly flatter display, while the display in the S10 has a strong “waterfall” curve on the edges of the device. Some people like curved displays because they make the phone look super cool, while others avoid them because it’s easy to accidentally touch the side of the screen while holding the device which can result in unintentionally clicking on a lot of random stuff and can result in a frustrating browsing experience. This can easily be remedied by putting a case on the device to prevent the user from accidentally touching the edges with their fingers. But yes, as you can see, these devices have a lot of interesting differences, but it’s important for us to stress that these are both great phones and have similar performance since they were released in 2019 and equipped with Qualcomm’s top-tier Snapdragon 855 chip. So there is no clear winner in our S10 vs S10e comparison, we just want to stress that we like both of these refurbished Galaxy phones :)

What does the “e” stand for in S10e?

Samsung has revealed that the “e” stands for “essential.” The S10e was meant to be the budget phone in the S10 line that only comes with the essential features, with fewer frills than the S10.

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