Samsung Galaxy A10s and A10 Differences
Advantages of Galaxy A10s
- Helio P22
- dual-main camera
- 8MP selfie camera
- 4000mAh battery
- Green color
Advantages of Galaxy A10
- From P7,990 to P6990
Galaxy A10s and Galaxy A10 Similarities
- polycarbonate build
- IPS LCD panel
- 6.2″ HD+ display
- Android 9 Pie with One UI
- dedicated microSD slot
- single selfie camera
- audio jack
- BT 5.0
- Wi-Fi b/g/n
- micro USB 2.0
Which is a better buy between the Galaxy A10s and A10?
Design and Display
Unlike the Galaxy A50s and A30s, the A10s receives no design overhaul. Instead, the gold color is swapped out for a green color. Also, there’s a capacitive fingerprint scanner on the back now. While face unlock is still an option, that’s still less secure than fingerprint biometrics.
From Samsung Exynos 7884, the A10s is now using Helio P22. And before you comment on MediaTek’s SoC, it’s actually faster and more efficient than Samsung’s Exynos chipset. Which means the process node is now smaller at 12nm vs 14nm. You can also expect better graphics performance, but not a lot. Storage-wise, 2GB and 32GB are decent enough to get you by.
You can now expect better portrait photos out of the A10s, thanks to the addition of a 2MP f2.4 depth sensor. However, the main sensor is still the same 13MP with just a larger f1.8 aperture for better low-light photos. The selfie camera gets a slight upgrade, too, switching from 5MP to 8MP f2.0 aperture.
Battery and Charging
We also love the fact that Samsung made the battery larger than ever at 4000mAh. This is a big boost from 3400mAh. Although you’re stuck with 10W charger, you don’t need to worry about running low on battery during the end of the day.
The Galaxy A10s was first introduced before the Galaxy A50s and A30s. By releasing a refreshed lineup, the company is trying to say afloat amidst the saturated budget competition. While the upgrades were necessary, we felt like it’s still not enough when you have Realme and Xiaomi as your competition. Nevertheless, Samsung’s budget phones in 2019 are just better now.
|Specs||Samsung Galaxy A10s||Samsung Galaxy A10|
|Display||6.2-inch IPS LCD HD+ Super||6.2-inch IPS LCD HD+ Super|
|Dimensions||156.9 x 75.8 x 7.8 mm, 168g||155.6 x 75.6 x 7.9 mm , 168g|
|Chipset||Mediatek MT6762 Helio P22 (12 nm)||Exynos 7884 (14 nm)|
|GPU||PowerVR GE8320||Mali-G71 MP2|
|Memory||32GB 2GB RAM + dedicated microSD slot of up to 512GB||32GB 2GB RAM + dedicated microSD slot of up to 512GB|
|Main Camera||13 MP, f/1.8, 28mm (wide), AF|
2 MP, f/2.4, depth sensor
|13 MP, f/1.8, 28mm (wide), AF|
|Front Camera||8 MP, f/2.0||8 MP, f/2.0|
|Connectivity||4G LTE Wi-Fi b/g/n, BT 5.0 A2DP, LE, GPS, micro USB 2.0, audio jack||4G LTE Wi-Fi b/g/n, BT 5.0 A2DP, LE, GPS, micro USB 2.0, audio jack|
|Battery||Non-removable Li-Ion 4000mAh battery (10W charging)||Non-removable Li-Ion 3400mAh battery (10W charging)|
|OS||Android 9.0 (Pie) with One UI||Android 9.0 (Pie) with One UI|
|Official Price||estimated around P7,990|