5 things about Samsung’s Galaxy S10e that might surprise you

Following months of leaks and rumors that built up a tremendous amount of hype among Android fans, Samsung’s new Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10, and Galaxy S10+ will finally be released on Friday, March 8th. And believe me when I tell you that they were worth the wait. You can read my full in-depth Galaxy S10 review to learn everything you need to know about Samsung’s hot new flagship phones. That review focuses mainly on the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10+ though, which means BGR readers were left wondering how the Galaxy S10e stacks up.

Samsung didn’t deliver Galaxy S10e review samples until earlier this week, so I haven’t spent enough time with the phone yet to give it a full review. That said, the Galaxy S10e shares most of its specs and features with the other two versions of the Galaxy S10. There are some key differences, however, and in this post I’ll cover five things about the phone that might surprise you.

It’s just as fast as other S10 models

Hardcore gadget fans have undoubtedly read all about the specs for each of Samsung’s models in the new Galaxy S10 line. Most people out there likely haven’t though, and they’re going to be surprised to learn that the Galaxy S10e is just as fast and powerful as the other Galaxy S10 models.

When people see three different versions of a product, they tend to assume that the cheapest model underperforms the other two. Sometimes that is indeed the case, but Apple’s iPhone XR has helped show people that’s not always true with smartphones. Now, Samsung’s Galaxy S10e reinforces that notion.

Samsung’s Galaxy S10e comes with either 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage or 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. I have the 6GB/128GB model to test and I can confirm that there isn’t really a discernible difference in performance compared to the Galaxy S10+ I tested with 8GB of RAM. S10 phones with 8GB of RAM might be able to keep more apps cached in the background, and the added RAM might also help in certain other situations. In day-to-day use, however, there is no noticeable difference in speed.

If you want some hard data to support that observation, here are the Geekbench 4 scores I got for each phone:

Galaxy S10e

  • Single-core: 3508
  • Multi-core: 10864

Galaxy S10+

  • Single-core: 3483
  • Multi-core: 11081

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