The entry of the Samsung Galaxy M10 into the low-end market has taken other brands by surprise. The low-end market in Kenya was dominated by Chinese brands like the Infinix, Tecno, Oppo, and Xiaomi. However, Samsung decided to take a share of this very lucrative market, and its strategy seems to be working. The M10 has much to offer including a huge display, attractive design, and reliable battery life. In fact, if you compare the M10 specs with that of its competitors, then you will quickly realize that this phone stands out.
Samsung Galaxy M10 design and display
The M10 design is not that far from Samsung mid-range phones. It’s has so much in common with the Galaxy M20. Both the frame and the back cover are made of plastic. However, the design and quality of this plastic are what makes this M10 stand from other competing smartphones. The phone’s front features a waterdrop notch with minimal bezels and chin. This phone not only looks classy but also feel comfortable to hold on hand. The volume and the power button are placed on the right, and the USB C type and the headphone jack are on the bottom side of the phone. The back panel which is made of a polycarbonate houses the dual camera on the upper left corner and the LED flash. The M10 flaunts of a slim design and comes in two beautiful colors- the ocean blue and the charcoal black. The phone looks and feels premium, although it is not one.
The M10 also features a huge 6.2-inch infinity V high definition display with a 720 by 1520 pixels. The LTF LCD panel that is feature is well known to display vibrant images with fantastic color, brightness, and contrast. The phones outdoor visibility is quite impressive, although not as good as the AMOLED panel. The waterdrop notch on the front side houses the selfie camera and the earpiece.
Hardware, software, and performance
The Samsung M10 runs on the Experience 9.5 UI based on Android 8.1 Oreo. Although this software is not the latest, it has plenty of amazing customized features that are good enough for a budget phone. The M10 is equipped with Exynos 7870 chipset with octa-core CPU with eight Cortex A53 clocked at 1.6 GHz. It is also armed with the Mali 830GPU. The memory comes in two variations- the 2GB RAM/16GB storage and 3GB RAM and 32GB storage. The phone’s performance is pretty good but only recommend a typical day to day tasks.
The dual rear camera on the back consists of the 13MP primary sensor with an f/1.9 aperture and low resolution, 5MP wide-angle sensor with f/2.2 aperture. The selfie camera is armed with a 5MP sensor with f/2.2 aperture. The M10 primary camera takes impressive photos in good lighting condition. You can also enhance image quality using the inbuilt camera app.
Battery and charging
The Galaxy M10 is powered by a 3400mAh battery, which is the standard for phones of this category. The battery can last of up to 6 hours of consistent browsing. However, the M10 does not support fast charging, but it takes about 2.15 hours to refill the battery fully.
Samsung M10 Pros
- Huge 6.4 display with tiny bezels
- Dependable battery life
- Good camera performance
The Galaxy M10 is an ideal phone for those looking for a smartphone that can handle regular day to day task. It is also very affordable hence perfect for people who are on a tight budget.
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|NETWORK||2G||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900|
|3G||HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100|
|4G||LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 8(900), 20(800), 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2500)|
|DESIGN||Dimensions||155.6 x 75.6 x 7.7 mm|
|Material||Plastic body, front glass|
|SIM||Dual SIM (Nano-SIM)|
|DISPLAY||Technology||PLS TFT capacitive touchscreen|
|Size||6.22 inches, (~82.1% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Screen resolution||720 pixels x 1520 pixels, |
(~270 PPI), 19:9 ratio
|Other display features||-|
|Card Slot||Yes, up to 1TB - dedicated slot|
|PLATFORM||Operating System||Android 8.1 Oreo, upgradable to Android 9.0 Pie; One UI|
|Chipset||Exynos 7884 (14nm)|
|Processor||Octa-core (2x1.6 GHz Cortex-A73 & 6x1.35 GHz Cortex-A53)|
|FRONT CAMERA||Single||5MP, f/2.0, 32mm (normal)|
|REAR CAMERA||Dual||13MP, f/1.9, 27mm (wide), PDAF|
5MP, f/2.2, 12mm (ultrawide)
|Features||LED flash, panorama, HDR|
|COMMS||WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO|
|Bluetooth||v4.2, A2DP, LE|
|3.5mm headphone jack||Yes|
|More features||Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic|
Dolby Atmos sound
|MISCELLANEOUS||Available colors||Ocean Blue, Charcoal Black|