There’s no stopping Samsung from releasing their latest (and suited) budget phones for 2019. Veering away from the slightly overpriced budget phones, the South Korean finally realized the market that they are losing hence the release of the Galaxy M10 and Galaxy A10. With both budget devices battling at Php6k category, which is the right Infinity-V phone for you?
Samsung Galaxy M10 and Galaxy A10 Differences
Advantages of Samsung Galaxy M10
- higher screen-to-body ratio at 82.1%
- dual 13MP + 5MP main camera
Advantages of Galaxy A10
- IPS LCD panel
- Android 9.0 Pie with One UI
- Exynos 7884 Octa
- wide 13MP main sensor
- Blue, Black, and Red colors
Samsung Galaxy M10 and Galaxy A10 Similarities
- Infinity-V notch
- polycarbonate build
- 720p+ resolution
- 3GB/32GB variant
- single 5MP selfie camera
- dedicated microSD slot of up to 512GB
- audio jack
- no fingerprint sensors
- BT 4.2
- micro USB 2.0
- 3400mAh battery
Which is a better buy between the Samsung Galaxy M10 and Galaxy A10?
You won’t be having that “premium” feel in the hands with both the Galaxy M10 and A10 due to their plastic bodies but at least the display looks good with their respective thin bezels — with the former having a slightly thinner chin bezel. Both are available in Blue and Black colors but the A10 can be had in Red if that’s your fancy.
Moving to the display, images will look better on the Galaxy A10 thanks to its IPS LCD panel as opposed to the old TFT panel of the M10. The story continues for performance.
The Galaxy A10 has a slightly faster Exynos 7884 mobile processor and runs already Android 9.0 Pie with One UI out of the box.
As for the camera, the Galaxy M10 wins this round with its dual 13MP + 5MP main sensor while the 5MP selfie sensor of both is tied on paper.
The rest stays the same with the audio jack, back-firing speakers, micro USB 2.0 port, and a generous 3400mAh battery.
Now for their prices. The Samsung Galaxy M10 is estimated to arrive for Php5,900 while the Galaxy A10 was recently released in India for $120 or more than Php6,000 when directly converted. The only advantage of the M10 is its dual main camera while the A10 packs in slightly better overall specs for almost the same price thus making it the favored phone of this comparison.
|Specs||Samsung Galaxy M10||Samsung Galaxy A10|
|Display||6.22-inch PLS TFT, 720 x 1520, 270ppi, 19:9 ratio||6.22-inch IPS LCD, 720 x 1520, 271ppi, 19:9 ratio|
|Dimensions||155.6 x 75.6 x 7.7 mm, 163g||–|
|Chipset||Exynos 7870 Octa (14 nm)||Exynos 7884 Octa|
|GPU||Mali-T830 MP1||Mali-T830 MP1?|
|Memory||32 GB, 3 GB RAM or 16 GB, 2 GB RAM + dedicated microSD slot, up to 512GB||32 GB, 2 GB RAM + dedicated microSD slot, up to 512GB|
|Main Camera||13 MP, f/1.9, 1/3.1″, 1.12µm, PDAF +|
5 MP, f/2.2, 1/5″, 1.12µm, depth sensor
|13 MP, f/1.9, 28mm (wide), AF|
|Front Camera||5 MP, f/2.0||5 MP, f/2.0|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi Direct, hotspot, BT 4.2, A2DP, LE, micro USB, headphone jack||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi Direct, hotspot, BT 4.2, A2DP, LE, micro USB, headphone jack|
|Battery||Non-removable Li-Ion 3430mAh battery||Non-removable Li-Ion 3400mAh battery|
|OS||Android 8.1 (Oreo) with Samsung UX 9.5||Android 9.0 (Pie) with Samsung One UI|
|Official Price||INR 8,000 (P5,900 Philippine pesos)||est. $120 or P6,000+ Philippine pesos|