Samsung Galaxy M10 review
Infinity V Display and Ultra-Wide rear camera
Our Samsung Galaxy M10 review takes a closer look at this latest Android smartphone. The Infinity display, powerful processor and superb Ultra-Wide dual rear camera are just some of the amazing features of this Samsung phone.
Infinity V display
The Samsung Galaxy M10 has an HD+ 6.22-inch display with a resolution of 720 x 1520 pixels. The V Infinity display uses a V-shaped notch for the camera sensor which leaves more space for the screen. The device has a 19:9 aspect ratio and a 90% screen-to-body ratio. What this all means is you get an immersive screen for mobile gaming, watching video clips or editing photos.
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This smartphone has been designed to be super-slim with a premium finish. The Samsung Galaxy M10 is available in either Ocean Blue or Charcoal Black. The phone weighs 163g and measures just 7.7mm making this phone is slim and lightweight.
Phone Set Up
The phone has the Exynos 7870 Octa-core processor on board. The RAM depends on which model you choose with the 32GB one sporting 3GB RAM and the 16GB model comes with 2GB RAM. Either of these will deliver decent performance and handle everyday use easily. Whichever memory option you go for each will have a microSD card slot which can be used with cards of up 512GB. This will make sure you have plenty of space for music, photos and transferring content over from your old phone.
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The Samsung Galaxy M10 uses the latest facial recognition technology to keep your device secure. With Fast Face Unlock, the front camera will analyse numerous facial points to recognise you and unlock the phone quickly.
The Samsung Galaxy M10 is an Android 8.1 smartphone so you get lots of familiar apps preloaded. Favourites such as Chrome, Maps and YouTube are on board and you can choose from thousands more on Google Play.
Samsung has added their own special touch with the Experience v9.5 UX. The manufacturer has focused on improving this user interface to make it faster and offer smooth performance.
Some of the latest features of Experience v9.5 on the Samsung Galaxy M10 include:
Keyboard Toolbar - this feature lets you switch between functions such as the GIF keyboard, Emoji choices, one-handed mode or the clipboard
New Emojis GIFs and stickers -hundreds of emojis and new GIFS and stickers will allow you to personalise your messages and posts in new ways.
Colour Lens - the usual white screen can strain your eyes if used for long periods. Colour Lens lets you change the colour of the screen to reduce glare and make it more comfortable for your eyes to read the text.
Dual Messenger - you can use two accounts for messaging apps on the same phone. This is handy if you use WhatsApp or Messenger for both work and personal messages.
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Widevine L1 certification
The Samsung Galaxy M10 is Widevine L1 certified, this means you can live stream content from your streaming accounts in HD. Netflix and other providers want certain levels of security on the devices you use to watch and access your accounts. The Galaxy M10 meets these standards so you can take your favourite content onto the smaller screen and enjoy it on the move.
Camera & Video
Dual Ultra-Wide Camera
The rear 13-megapixel camera includes Ultra Wide angle shots making it great for taking photos of all your friends or landscapes. You can select Group shots from the camera settings and the phone will use the 5-megapixel lens in the dual camera to get everyone in the shot. This camera has an Ultra Wide Angle shot of 120 degrees. The other camera on the back is a 13-megapixel main camera with an f/1.9 aperture. This captures more available light making it great for nighttime shots. Portrait shots are also superb with the rear camera and with live focus, the results are clear every time.
There is a 5-megapixel camera with an f/2.0 aperture on the front for taking selfies. The In-Display flash will light up the shot and selfie focus will make sure the image is clear. There are a number of different beauty modes, filters and editing options that can be applied to the shot so you can be happy that it is share-worthy.
Long lasting battery
The Samsung Galaxy M10 has a 3,400mAh battery with power management features. This is a decent sized battery for this price point 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 optmising settings and turning off background apps. This efficient management will give you enough power until you can plug in and recharge.
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Written by: Carmel Brown