Samsung is mostly known for its high-tech luxury smartphones. While they have particularly excelled in this market, 2019 has seen them dive further into the mid-range smartphone market. With a lot of questions and seemingly imperfections as regards their mid-range M10 released earlier, the smartphone brand has released a somewhat upgrade in the M10S.
In this post, we will take a deep look at this mid-range smartphone, considering its core specifications, reviews and how much it goes for in the current market in South Africa.
Price of Samsung Galaxy M10s in South Africa
The Samsung Galaxy M10s presently sells for R$2,520 – R$2,880 across mobile phone retail stores in the country.
Samsung Galaxy M10s Specs at a Glance
- Release Date : 2019, September
- Network : GSM / HSPA / LTE
- Screen Size : 6.4 inches, 100.5 cm2 (~85.0% screen-to-body ratio)
- Display: 720 x 1560 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~268 ppi density)
- Display Type: Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
- Dimension:4 x 74.7 x 7.8 mm (6.24 x 2.94 x 0.31 in)
- Processor Type: Octa-core (2×1.6 GHz Cortex-A73 & 6×1.35 GHz Cortex-A53)
- Operating System: Android 9.0 (Pie)
- Chipset: Exynos 7884B
- RAM: 3 GB
- Storage: 32 GB – Expandable up to 1 TB (dedicated slot)
- Back Camera: Dual – 13 MP, f/1.9, 27mm (wide), 1/3.1″, 1.12µm, PDAF; 5 MP, f/2.2, 12mm (ultrawide)
- Front Camera : 8 MP, f/2.0
- Sensors: Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
- Battery: Non-removable Li-Ion 4000 mAh battery; Fast battery charging 15 W.
Samsung Galaxy M10s Review
Let us take a look at the features and specifications of the Samsung Galaxy M10s.
Body and Design
The Samsung Galaxy M10s has a plastic body and a plastic frame. The frame is one of the most attractive parts of the phone in terms of the design. The phone is relatively easy to hold and depending on the user, can be operated with only one hand. It measures 158.4 x 74.7 x 7.8 mm and weighs about 6.0 oz (169 g).
The smartphone has a typical mid-range phone display size. However, its Super AMOLED display rates it among the very best in the category. It also features a screen size of 6.4 inches and HD+ display which means it has a resolution of 720 by 1560 Pixels.
Operating System and Processor
The smartphone boasts a 1.6GHz+1.35GHz × 8 (OctaCore) processing power, which ensures it is one of the highest performing smartphones in its category. This ensures you can enjoy smartohone games without stress. It also features a 3 GB RAM and a commendable 32 GB internal memory space which is expandable up to 1 TB.
The Galaxy M10s features a dual camera setup with a primary shooter of 13 MP with f/1.9 aperture and a secondary 5 MP Ultra wide camera with f/2.2 aperture. The smartphone also boasts 8 MP front shooter with f/2.0 aperture for selfie.
Samsung Galaxy M10s features 4000 mAh battery capacity. This is one of the high points of the phone, especially considering its sharp and large display. It also boasts a fast charging feature like most other smartphones that ensures it charges from 0 to a hundred percent in less than 90 minutes.
Samsung Galaxy M10s: Things You Will Like About The Smartphone
Lovely Screen and Display – For a Samsung mid-range smartphone, one should appreciate the M10s screen and overall display. Its 6.4 inches Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen is one of the very best in the category and fans should appreciate this scintillating screen quality. It also has a wide screen that is perfect of smartphone games and movies. It boasts a resolution of 720 x 1560 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio and an approximate 68 ppi density.
Strong Battery Capacity – This is another strong feature that will attract buyers to this phone. For a Samsung smartphone in this category to boast battery capacity as large as 400 mAh is surely an advantage here. It also boasts fast charging features of 15 W, which means one can fully charge the smartphone from 0 to a hundred percent in less than 1 and a half hours.
Standard Camera Quality – If you are one that considers camera quality when buying a mid-range smartphone, then you wouldn’t have much to complain about with the M10s. Samsung has overtime proven to be among the very bests when it comes to camera quality and irrespective of the price this mid-range smartphone goes for, they still showed their class here. The phone boasts a dual camera setup with a 13 MP main shooter with f/1.9, 27mm and an extra 5 MP for ultra-wide shots.
Samsung Galaxy M10s: Things You May Not Like About The Smartphone
Cheaper Alternatives – When it comes to mid-range categories, the competition is so much that it is essential to keep a competitive price. While Samsung carries a brand already known for excellence, quality and consistency, there are cheaper alternatives to the Samsung Galaxy M10s.