Samsung Galaxy A10 review
Infinity V Display and Long Lasting Battery
Our Samsung Galaxy A10 review takes a look at this affordable Android smartphone. Sitting at the budget end of the new Galaxy A range, this phone still has plenty to offer. The Infinity V display, powerful processor and One UI are just some of the superb features of this Samsung phone.
Infinity V display
The Samsung Galaxy A10 has an HD+ 6.2-inch display with a resolution of 720 x 1520 pixels. The V Infinity display is named after the V-shaped notch for the camera sensor. This gives you more space for the screen with slim bezels surrounding it. The device has a 19:9 aspect ratio and an 81.6% screen-to-body ratio. What all of that means is you get a fantastic screen for watching videos, gaming or editing photos.
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This smartphone has that high-quality feel you would expect from a Samsung device. The Samsung Galaxy A10 is available in either Black, Blue or Red. The phone weighs 168g and measures just 7.9mm making this phone both slim and lightweight.
Phone Set Up
Under the hood the phone has the Exynos 7884 Octa-core processor on board. There is 2GB RAM which is not high compared to more expensive models. The Samsung One UI boosts this performance with a simplified system making this phone excellent for running multiple apps.
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The onboard memory on the Samsung Galaxy A10 is 32GB and there is a microSD card slot which can be used with cards of up 512GB. This will make sure you have plenty of space for transferring content over from your old phone.
The Samsung Galaxy A10 is an Android 9 smartphone so you get lots of apps straight out of the box. Top apps such as Chrome, Maps and YouTube are on board and you can choose from thousands more on Google Play.
Samsung has added its own touch with the One UI. The manufacturer has focused on delivering only what is needed and giving users an interface that learns how they use the phone.
Some of the latest features of the One UI on the Samsung Galaxy A10 include:
- Bixby Routines - this feature intelligently analyses your routines and how you use the phone. It can recognise that you have got into the car and open up navigation and read incoming notifications out loud. It can learn which apps you use when and will get these ready for you.
- Bixby Vision -using the phone camera you can use Bixby Vision to find out more information. It can translate text from other languages. You can snap a photo of your meal and Bixby will give you a calculation of the calorie content. When you are travelling around you can snap a picture of a landmark to find out more information on the history surrounding it.
- Night Mode - the phone will automatically switch the screen to a darker setting at night. This will help you to avoid eye strain when reading webpages or ebooks.
- Simplified messaging - messages and app notifications are placed in a simple feed and you can open and respond to a message using one hand.
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Overall the One UI has been designed to give you everything you need and removes unnecessary bloatware. This means the handset performs efficiently. Even though it does not have as big a RAM as higher devices, this optimised UI makes sure you still get excellent performance.
Camera & Video
13MP rear camera
The rear 13-megapixel camera has an f/1.9 aperture and is excellent for wide shots and low light snaps. The low light performance on this camera is excellent. Night time shots are clear and detailed and there are lots of other shooting options to choose from too.
Some of the camera options on the Samsung Galaxy A10 include:
- Continuous shot
There is a 5-megapixel camera with an f/2.0 aperture on the front for taking selfies. The flash will light up the shot and selfie focus will add an artistic blurred effect to the image.
There are a number of different beauty modes which can be used to thin the face or smooth out the skin. Selfie Stickers add fun characters and animations to your face and Wide Selfie lets you get more of the background in or take group shots.
Long lasting battery
The Samsung Galaxy A10 has a 3,400mAh battery with power management features. This is a good sized battery for a budget phone and it will give you plenty of usage between charges. When the power does get low, the phone will manage the remaining battery life by turning off background apps. This efficient management will give you enough power until you can get to a power source to plug in and recharge.
Written by: Carmel Brown