Samsung Galaxy S10e vs iPhone Xr - who wins?

Another new phone Samsung Galaxy S10e was no less interesting than the foldable Galaxy Fold and the flagship S10 and

S10 +. This is a more affordable smartphone, which is a direct competitor to the Apple iPhone Xr. Of course, we cannot fail to notice that the policy of the Korean manufacturer to simultaneously launch two flagships and one budget device reminds us of Apple. Moreover, the price of the new Galaxy S10e is exactly the same as on the iPhone Xr. But still I want to understand whose offer is better?

Galaxy S10e Review

The dimensions of this smartphone are quite compact.compared to S10 and S10 +. The front part of it is fully occupied by AMOLED-display, the frame is very thin, in the upper right corner there is a hole for the camera. The display is much smaller than its counterparts (5.8 inches diagonal), the side curved edges are missing. For some, it is a disadvantage, for someone an advantage. The screen is covered with scratch-resistant glass Gorilla Glass 6.

Also here you will not find under the displayultrasound fingerprint scanner. The biometric sensor is in a different place - on the side. This step caused a lot of discussion, but you need to understand the manufacturer, who sought to achieve a compact body size.

On the back of the phone you can see a double camera. It looks quite familiar, in the style of Note 9. There is a 10 megapixel camera in front of the selfie, like other models in this line. I am glad that there is a micro SD card slot for expanding storage and a 3.5 mm headphone jack. The case is protected from water and dust according to the IP68 standard.

With its small dimensions, the smartphone turned out to bevery productive, as the Snapdragon 855 processor is inside. It is exactly the same in the flagship versions S10 and S10 +. It is distinguished by increased performance and energy efficiency. To maintain high power, the company added 6/8 GB of RAM.

The advantages of the S10e do not end there. The manufacturer not only added its new user interface here, but also included support for such top-end features as reverse wireless charging. That is, you can charge another phone or headphones from the Galaxy S10e. Perhaps due to the small capacity of the battery at 3100 mAh, this function will not be so in demand, but still it is there. Below is a detailed list of specifications.


  • The size is 142.2 x 69.9 x 7.9 mm. Weight 150 grams.
  • AMOLED display 5.8 inches, resolution 1080 x 2280 pixels, 435 ppi. Corning Gorilla Glass 6.
  • IP 68 water and dust protection
  • The fingerprint scanner. Face recognition.
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 855. Adreno 640.
  • 3100 mAh battery
  • RAM 6/8 GB
  • 128/256 GB of integrated storage
  • The main camera is double. The first is 12 Mp, aperture F1.5 / F2.4, OIS. The second is an ultra-wide, 16 MP aperture F2.2.
  • Front camera - 10 megapixel. HDR, autofocus.
  • OS - Android (9.0 Pie), Samsung One UI
  • Available colors - onyx, mother of pearl, aquamarine, citrus.
  • Support reverse wireless charging.
  • Stereo stereo speakers Tuned from AKG.
  • USB Type-C. NFC. 3.5 mm jack.

IPhone Xr Comparison

As mentioned above, the price of the Galaxy S10e andThe iPhone Xr keeps on one mark. This puts users before choosing whether to buy a Galaxy S10e or an iPhone Xr. I think the answer will be obvious ...


Let's look at these both phones side-by-side andcompare. Let's start with the design. The Samsung Galaxy S10e comes in several colors, just like the iPhone Xr. This means that you have something to choose from. The size of the Samsung Galaxy S10e is much smaller than the iPhone XR: a 5.8-inch screen versus 6.1 inches. You can even say that the size of the S10e is more comparable to the more expensive iPhone XS. And at the first impression, the S10e looks much more elegant in front than an apple smartphone.

If you are worried about the fingerprint scanneron the Korean phone, it's not so difficult to get a finger, because the device has a compact size. I think at this point the choice of users will fall on the Galaxy S10e.


We turn to the comparison of displays, and there is, othan to say. Display panels are very different. On the iPhone Xr uses the LCD panel, on the S10e - Super AMOLED display. The latter provide maximum contrast with deep black, as well as with brighter and more expressive colors. Therefore, the budget Galaxy is also leading here. Plus, it has a higher display resolution - 1080 x 2280 pixels (435 ppi) versus a modest 828 x 1792 pixels (326 ppi). So, another plus in favor of the S10e.


Both iPhone XR and Galaxy S10e feature the bestchips. The iPhone is equipped with Apple's super-speed A12 Bionic, the Galaxy has the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor. The iPhone has 3 GB of RAM, the Galaxy offers two configurations - with 6 GB or 8 GB. Both smartphones work quickly and flawlessly, but according to the first reviews, the S10e does the job a little longer. Therefore, here in the Korean budget smartphone can fly tomatoes.


Budget Galaxy S10e does not have a telephoto lensrear and additional camera front. He does not know how to take pictures in Live Focus mode. To fill some gaps, Samsung offers you an ultra-wide-angle lens with a field of view of 123 degrees. You can take some interesting pictures or put your phone in the case and use it as a temporary action camera.

The iPhone XR also has some flaws inthe camera. One camera in front, and one in the back. But here there is a portrait mode that works with the help of some software tricks. More detailed comparison of the photo will be later. The decision here is yours. Will you choose portrait mode or ultra wide-angle camera?


Both smartphones are definitely verycool, considering that this is a segment of available phones. And, most likely, Apple fans will prefer the iPhone Xr, while Samsung fans will prefer the Galaxy S10e. But for those who do not have preferences for each of the companies, the choice can be extremely difficult.

The Galaxy S10e has excellent performance,flagship filling And all this in a compact package. The iPhone XR has no AMOLED-display, 3D Touch, an additional camera, plus there are not very aesthetically pleasing frames. The feeling that Apple has deprived its phone of some significant chips to reduce its price tag. While the Galaxy S10e is an uncompromising, compact flagship at an affordable price.

Recall that in Russia iPhone Xr is sold atthe price is 66,092 rubles. Galaxy S10e costs 56,990 rubles, plus now, on pre-order, you can get a new wireless Galaxy Buds headset as a gift. Start of sales on March 8.