The Galaxy s10 is a cheap cell phone. But what does the buyer get for the money, and is it worth buying the smartphone? In this article, we are taking a closer look at the Samsung Galaxy A10 in the check.
Samsung new model
Samsung had re-launched its entry-level and mid-range models a while ago. From the Galaxy A10 to the Galaxy A90, smartphones have been given new names that sort the devices according to their performance. The Galaxy A10 at the beginning of the series accordingly offers entry-level smartphone features coupled with a good price.
Samsung Galaxy A10 price
The Samsung Galaxy A10 has a recommended retail price of 169 Euro. However, many online retailers now sell the device at a lower price. At them, the smartphone is available from about 140 euros including shipping. Some local distributors cannot undercut this price. Here the device costs 147.44 euros. It will be available in the retailer's online store starting next week.
On the other hand, with some discounts, the smartphones were offered at a price, mostly around 120 euros - far lower than the current offer at local distributors.
Samsung Galaxy A10 specifications
With its 6.2 inch display, the Galaxy A10 offers plenty of space for presentations. However, the resolution of 1,520 x 720 pixels (HD+) is a bit low for the display size. This shows the cutbacks that Samsung has to make in this price class. Nevertheless, the screen has a modern look. Samsung has opted for an infinity display in 19:9 format and thus manages to keep the case compact. The screen is only interrupted by a small, drop-shaped notch, which houses the 5-megapixel front camera with f/2.0 aperture.
On the back is another camera that takes pictures with up to 13 megapixels. The aperture of f/1.9 is only slightly larger than that of the front camera. Unfortunately, it cannot keep up with the large apertures of the higher priced models (up to f/1.3), which is why the Galaxy A10 is not quite as well suited for twilight or night shots. With a price of less than 120 Euro, the Galaxy A10 is also much cheaper than the other models, and Samsung uses its own Exynos 7884 together with 2 GB RAM and 32 GB expandable memory. The processor consists of a total of eight cores, divided into two Cortex A73 cores with up to 1.6 GHz and six power-saving A53 cores with up to 1.35 GHz. The Exynos 7884 is manufactured using the 14-nanometer process and is accompanied by the Mali-G71 MP2 graphics unit. The LTE module also tends to be weaker with a maximum bandwidth of 150 Mbps downstream. Surfing via WLAN is only possible in the 2.4 GHz band, as the Galaxy A10 only supports WLAN b/g/n.
a10 - Nothing for demanding users
Overall, the chip is a solid entry-level model that handles regular smartphone applications well. However, users who frequently play games on their cell phone or like to run several applications in parallel should rather look for another model as the performance of the Galaxy A10 is too low for this.
samsung a10 features
The capacity of the Galaxy A10's battery is a respectable 3,400 mAh. Furthermore, the device supports the current Bluetooth 5.0 and true dual SIM, so it offers two SIM slots independent of the MicroSD card. The Galaxy A10 runs Android 9 Pie ex works, but Samsung offers an update to Android 10 since May 2020. However, users have to do without a fingerprint sensor for unlocking. The classic methods PIN, password and pattern or face unlocking are available as alternatives.
The Samsung Galaxy A10 specs at a glance:
Display: 6.2 inch Infinity with drop notch, TFT, 1,520 x 720 pixels
Processor: Exynos 7884, Octa-Core with 1.6 GHz
Memory: 32 GB expandable, 2 GB RAM
Front camera: 5 MP, f/2.0
Main camera: 13 MP, f/1.9
Connections: NFC, Bluetooth 5.0, WLAN b/g/n, LTE, Micro-USB
battery: 3.400 mAh, permanently installed
System: Android 9.0 Pie, update to Android 10 available
Other: real Dual-SIM, jack socket
Price: from 115 Euro
Alternatives to the Galaxy A10
Galaxy a10 -Conclusion
At an affordable price, buyers get a solid entry-level smartphone with the Samsung Galaxy A10, which has a modern look and a large display. It impresses with highlights like Bluetooth 5.0, true dual SIM and a solid battery. The performance is ok, but not suitable for more complex tasks. It is also a pity that users have to do without a fingerprint sensor and WLAN ac.