Despite the influx of affordable smartphones from Chinese companies in the Indian market, Samsung’s popularity among the customers remains intact. This South Korean company has been selling its phone in the country for a long time. Many of the company’s phones are made in India only. Samsung enjoys the trust of the customers due to its excellent service network and strong dealership. Perhaps this is the reason why it is important to take every affordable Samsung smartphone seriously.

The company’s new product Samsung Galaxy M10 has come in the market. The new handset is very different from Samsung’s portfolio till date. Samsung first kept away from the notch design. But it was adopted with the Galaxy M series. Samsung Galaxy M10 and Samsung Galaxy M20 These are the initial phones of the company to come with Waterdrop Notch. We’ve reviewed the new Samsung Galaxy M10 for you and have come to the conclusion…

Samsung Galaxy M10 Design

Samsung Galaxy M10 Its most important feature is its screen. It comes with a waterdrop notch that houses the front camera. The earpiece is located on the top edge, just above the camera. We have got a glimpse of this design in phones like OnePlus 6T and Oppo F9 Pro. There is a very thin black border on the four sides of the screen.

The back and sides of the Samsung Galaxy M10 are plastic. The edges are curved. Ports and buttons are at their standard positions. The speaker grill is on the rear of the phone. This design was used till a few years back. It is not so now. This sounds shocking, because if you rest your phone on a surface, the sound from the phone is a little slow. It also affects the ringtone.

On the rear, there is a dual rear camera setup on the top left and a flash. The blue color variant we got for review is good to look at. But it easily gets fingerprints.

The phone has separate slots for SIM and microSD card. Many users will like this thing. It is worth noting that there is no fingerprint sensor in the Samsung Galaxy M10. The phone has a face unlock feature for biometric security.

The screen of the phone is 6.22 inches. This is an ‘Infinity-V’ display with HD + resolution. This name is given because of the shape of the notch. The complaint is about its resolution. You will get 19: 9 aspect ratio, but the display is not very sharp. There is no problem in normal use, like using WhatsApp.

Samsung Experience UI looks fine even in low resolution. However, grains were clearly visible on the edges of many app icons. We weren’t too impressed with the screen while watching Netflix and playing basic games like Subway Surfers.

We did not like the colors and brightness. Things don’t look great at wide viewing angles. The screen seems dull. We liked the screen because of its size, proportion and edge-to-edge design.

Samsung Galaxy M10 Specification and Software

Talking about the specification, Samsung Galaxy M10 disappoints. It is powered by an octa-core Exynos 7870 processor clocked at 1.6GHz. This chipset has been used in the Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) launched in 2016. It was a capable processor at launch. But with the passage of time, it seems weak in front of its challenges.

You will get two options based on RAM and storage – 16 GB storage with 2 GB RAM and 32 GB storage with 3 GB RAM. The phone has dual VoLTE connectivity. We got an expensive variant of Rs 8,990 for review, which is 3 GB RAM. The second variant is Rs 1,000 cheaper.

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You will get 3,400 mAh battery. With this a 5 W charger has been given. Considering the price and specification of the phone, the battery capacity is sufficient. But the charger provided with it is very slow. Slow charging is frustrating. It takes more than 3 hours for the phone’s battery to be fully charged. Micro-USB technology has been used in the phone for data transfer and charging, which is very old. The handset also has 3.5mm connectivity.

Samsung Galaxy M10 runs on Android 8.1 Oreo. On top of this is Samsung Experience 9.5 UI. The UI of Samsung Galaxy M10 is also similar to other Samsung phones. The software of Samsung smartphones of recent times has improved, but there are still many unwanted apps. You will find many Samsung system apps, select Microsoft apps and Daily Hunt pre-installed in the phone. Not every of these apps can be uninstalled. This is troubling, especially in the 16GB storage variant.

We thought it appropriate to use a PIN for security in the phone. The Face Unlock feature also takes a few seconds to unlock the phone and sometimes does not work even when there is enough light.

Samsung Galaxy M10 performance and battery life

The old chipset affects the performance of the Samsung Galaxy M10, which is disappointing. Delay is clearly visible in many tasks. Whether you’re switching from camera to gallery to view a captured shot, or reloading some background app. Multi-tasking is also not smooth. We also realized the lag in the UI.

3 GB RAM and 32 GB storage are common in the price range up to Rs 10,000. Samsung has given this setup for Rs 8,990. There will be no problem in using the common app. We tried playing PUBG Mobile game on this phone. As expected, the experience was very bad. There were many problems regarding performance even in the lowest graphics settings.

The Samsung Galaxy M10’s 3,40mAh battery lasted 14 hours and 29 minutes in our video loop test. In normal use, the phone easily supports the whole day. The credit for good battery life will go to the HD+ resolution and the processor that consumes less power.

As we told you earlier, the biggest drawback is slow charging.

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Samsung Galaxy M10 cameras

Samsung Galaxy M10 has a dual rear camera setup. The primary sensor is 13 megapixels and the secondary sensor is 5 megapixels. The secondary sensor is used for ultra-wide angle photography. It can be selected through the camera app on the smartphone. You will also get a 5 megapixel front camera. You will be able to record full-HD video from both the camera setups.

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The camera of Samsung Galaxy M10 is not bad considering the price. But it can’t be called very good either. At first glance, the pictures taken with the Samsung Galaxy M10 look good. But if you look at it, there is a lack of detail and grain. Colors come a bit dull. The pictures look darker than the actual scene.

With the help of the wide-angle mode, you will be able to take some interesting pictures. It is great for landscape shots. But the pictures still come out dull. However, the extra room in the frame does add a bit of character to the pictures.

Macros and close up shots taken in low light come out fine. But the grains are visible in the distant pictures. Apart from this, the illuminated part in the pictures gets overexposed. Videos record fine. But due to lack of stabilization, videos are recorded shakey. Overall the cameras of Samsung Galaxy M10 are satisfactory. But don’t expect too much from them.

our decision
The Galaxy M10 with a starting price of Rs 7,990 is Samsung’s most affordable phone to date. There are many important features in this phone, such as – modern design and reliable battery. And most important is the price.

However, the Samsung Galaxy M10 is far from perfection. The reason for the excellent battery life is the two important flaws of the phone – HD + resolution screen and old processor. The size and dimensions of the phone get a modern look. But not as per our expectation. The performance of this device is below average. The camera also does not succeed in doing anything special.

The Samsung Galaxy M10 handset is for those fans of Samsung who are looking for a modern design. But according to us in this price range Realme C1 And Xiaomi Redmi 6 There are better devices. If you want to buy Samsung Galaxy M10 only, then we would suggest you to buy 3 GB RAM / 32 GB storage variant.

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