Samsung Galaxy S10e Review: Our Complete Review – Smartphones


Introduction
    The "e" of the Samsung Galaxy S10e means "essential". So this is a promise to be filled by the apparent modesty of this high-end smartphone that catches the eye with its relatively small size. We tested it to see if the bet is successful.
The Samsung Galaxy S10e
Technical sheet
        Model
                                    Samsung Galaxy S10e
                    
            OS version
                                            
                            Android 9.0
                Interface
                                            
                            Samsung One UI
                Screen size
                                            
                            5.8 inches
                Definition
                                            
                            2280 x 1080 pixels
                Pixel density
                                            
                            438 dpi
                SoC
                                            
                            Exynos 9820 at 2.7GHz
                Processor (CPU)
                                            
                            ARMv8
                Graphics Chip (GPU)
                                            
                            Mali-G76
                RAM memory
                                            
                            6 GB
                Internal memory (flash)
                                            
                            128 GB, 256 GB
                MicroSD
                                            
                            Yes
                Camera (backpack)
                                            
                            1:12 Megapixel Sensor, 2: 16 Megapixel Sensor
                Camera (front)
                                            
                            10 megapixels
                Video recording
                                            
                            4K
                Wireless
                                            
                            Yes
                Bluetooth
                                            
                            5.0 + A2DP + LE
                networks
                                            
                            LTE, HSPA, GSM
                Supported bands
                                            
                            2100 MHz (B1), 800 MHz (B20), 1800 MHz (B3), 2600 MHz (B7), 700 MHz (B28)
                SIM
                                            
                            2x nano SIM
                NFC
                                            
                            Yes
                Ports (Inputs / Outputs)
                                            
                            USB Type-C
                Geolocation
                                            
                            Yes
                Drums
                                            
                            3100 mAh
                Dimensions
                                            
                            142.2 x 69.9 x 7.9 mm
                Weight
                                            
                            150 grams
                Colors
                                            
                            Pink, Yellow, White, Blue, Black, Green
                Price
                                            
                            759 €
                
                                    
                        Product sheet
                                                    | Test
                                                
                                We ordered this test smartphone from Cdiscount, but some of the benchmarks were done on a model loaned by Samsung.
So cute !
Lovers and lovers of smartphones in small format, these last years have been a real ordeal for you. With rare exceptions, smart phones recently landed on the market have continued to grow, grow, grow, grow, grow … The Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10 + escape this growth spurt. However, their brother, the Galaxy S10e, stands out here with dimensions much better adapted to small hands.
For example, if you use a Galaxy S7 or you have hidden one in a corner closet, do not hesitate to take it in hand and evaluate the size of it to find out if it suits you. If so, I am pleased to announce that you will not need to adapt your dexter to enjoy the Galaxy S10e. The latter shares the same dimensions as his illustrious ancestor released in 2016 (for a larger diagonal screen). Personally, I really loved this very cute format, in this year 2019 populated by giants, and sublimated by well-rounded angles and a nice aluminum frame in hand.

The dimensions are therefore moderate and I almost have the audacity to say that it is a compact format. This gives us a good base to start this test. Now let's take a look at the design of the Galaxy S10e. Unlike the other two curved S10, here we have a flat screen surrounded by a few black borders. It is impossible to deny that these last are not visible, but it is necessary to admit that they had the courtesy to refine sufficiently not to be unsightful. The chin may look a little big, but know that it measures 5 mm. That's as much as the OnePlus 6T and it's 1 mm more than the Galaxy S10. Nothing really bad.
Let's continue the inspection of the premises. Sweeping the front surface of the phone, our eyes are necessarily drawn to the notch the hole in the upper right corner of the screen. As you probably know, this punch houses the front photo sensor. I will let you judge for yourself the beauty or ugliness of this breakthrough, but I must confess that I am very happy with this wallpaper found on the Internet. I will simply say that it did not really bother me about everyday use. With a little indulgence, one could even go so far as to say that she is forgotten, except on the particularly white interfaces – the dark themes are your friends. In any case, it seemed less intrusive than a traditional notch. I will come back to this in more detail in the screen below.
                  
We are finally ready to return the Galaxy S10e to admire his glass back. Very sober, this one has the misfortune to take too easily fingerprints. A brief manipulation is enough to leave spots not very pretty and particularly visible. Beyond that, one appreciates the discretion of the double camera which does not exceed almost in relief.
But where is the fingerprint reader? Under the screen? No, no! To find it, you have to take a look – especially a finger – on the right edge of the phone. It also acts as a button ignition and works very well, but it is placed too high chouia. As a right-handed person, I do not have any particular difficulty in reaching it with my thumb, but instinctively I tend to look for it a little lower. Ditto for all the people to whom I had the device tested. This suggests that Samsung has not opted for the most intuitive positioning. Left-handed people should pick up the sensor with the index finger. Again, I found that the gesture would have been easier to do if the reader was more centered.
                  
Without transition, let's move on the left edge that houses the volume buttons and the controversial Bixby key. Samsung's smart wizard still does not speak French in its final version and this outgrowth on the border thus tends to annoy more than anything else. Fortunately, there are ways to mitigate this concern and we will come back to it later in this test.
At the bottom, there is a USB-C port and a jack.
             
A hole in the sublime screen
The screen of the Samsung Galaxy S10e is extremely well mastered on most aspects. Here we take advantage of a 5.8-inch AMOLED panel with a Full HD + definition. It is repeated regularly: the South Korean giant has made screen design one of his specialties. This observation is confirmed once again on this model.
The images and especially the videos are admired in their best light with a great accuracy in the colorimetry and contrasts that tend to the infinite thanks to the off pixels that allow "real" blacks. The content, meanwhile, really take a very good dimension.

Comes the moment, where we have to talk about some problems of this screen. The first lies in the viewing angles. They are far from catastrophic, but I was quite surprised to see Samsung fall like that into the biggest trap of OLED as it could do many years ago and that display technology had not yet reached the maturity of today. However, the concern remains extremely moderate, never particularly bothered me and I emphasized it especially to quibble a little.
The second concern to report could also be considered a detail by some and, at the same time, I think that other less indulgent users will see a drawback prohibitive. I am referring here to the hole in the screen that can be a little awkward when playing in full screen. An image is often worth more than words, so I'll let you admire below what has hurt me during a PUBG campaign.

As you can see, the punch hides a small part of the list of my teammates. I will let you judge for yourself whether this is an unforgivable fault. Note that, by default, games of this ilk do not take the entire screen and the Galaxy S10e simulates a black bar at the hole. It was by going into the phone settings that I forced the extended display.
I wanted to reiterate the experience on other applications. And it's on Netflix that I found this detail the most embarrassing, always forcing full-screen display from the phone settings. The Back arrow to return to the home screen of the application is always located in the upper left corner of the screen. This icon is therefore systematically camouflaged by the photo module if you hold it horizontally as in the images below. Fortunately, you can still use this button, but you will have to put your thumb on the punch.
                  
Personally, I found this a bit frustrating. It is enough for me of course to return the smartphone to make disappear the problem. But hey, it's always nicer when it's not up to the user to make that kind of effort. If you leave the Netflix display in its default configuration, there is no problem: the application does not take the entire screen.
Now let's talk about the maximum brightness, it has always been good. In automatic mode, the ambient light sensor does a good job and is very responsive. Alas, in dark environments, the screen is still a little too dazzling and we are quickly tempted to manually lower the gauge to a minimum so as not to damage the eyes.
Our probe reveals a color temperature around 6500K which is really perfect for colors true to reality. Note the good balance between red, blue and green. Some will prefer more vibrant colors by opting for the bright mode – at the expense of the natural. Once activated, you can adjust the intensity of red, green and blue with a gauge.

The maximum brightness amounts to a little above 500 cd / m² under the fire of a flash positioned just above the sensor. Note however that with a more powerful lamp, DisplayMate has achieved results of up to 700 cd / m². It must be known that the maximum value indicated by the gauge does not reflect the actual capacity of an OLED screen. When a slab of this ilk is under a very strong light, it knows how to push its luminosity to summits. In short, you will never have to squint to distinguish what is displayed.
One UI / 10
The Samsung Galaxy S10e runs Android 9.0 Pie with the One UI home interface. Regarding the latter, I had already told you about my personal love for the user experience imagined by the South Korean giant. The navigation is extremely well thought except maybe in the settings menu which still has too many sub-categories in shambles. One UI exudes a nice sense of control: none of the elements of the interface seems to be suffered by Samsung. We feel that the teams of the brand have spent a lot of time choosing each detail.
Remember that One UI has DNA to adapt to large screens. On the Galaxy S10e and its 5.8 inches, this observation is a little softened, but the comfort of use remains just as true. Most elements of the interface are thus lowered for easier access with the thumb. The settings, the clock, the native application SMS … It is very easy to use it without having to wring your hand. The same goes for the shortcut panel, which you can also display just with a thumbs-down – this feature must be enabled in the home screen settings.

Small annoying detail: the first ignition, the Galaxy S10e sends a ton of notifications prompting you to discover such and such a feature (secure Wi-Fi, screen optimization, Samsung account discovery …). It seems to be too much taken by the hand, infantilized, and it kinda on the nerves.
As I said in an introductory article to One UI, the dark theme is particularly appealing and exploits the black-out pixels of the AMOLED display to their full potential. As a result: not only are the eyes less tired by a long use, but in addition the battery is a little better preserved. Nice point: the dark mode also applies to websites in the browser offered by Samsung. Another interesting point: navigation by gestures. Here, Samsung stands out from its competitors by not really removing the soft buttons home, return and multitasking.
These keys are indeed replaced by three small horizontal lines lying on the bottom of the screen. Thus, we take advantage of a larger screen enabled by gesture navigation without losing the intuitive aspect of the traditional navigation bar. To quickly move from one app to another, just slide the thumb of the center line to the right to reveal a similar patch to that of Pixel Launcher.

Alas, Samsung is still trying to push as much Bixby. Fortunately, One UI gives the possibility to reconfigure the key dedicated to the intelligent assistant far too incomplete in French. However, it is not possible to completely remove Bixby since you can only customize single support or double support. In any case, you will be required to leave one of the two actions assigned to the assistant. By the way, whatever happens, a long press will launch Bixby Voice.

            
To know more about Bixby and more particularly its Routines, do not hesitate to consult the part which is dedicated to him in our test of Galaxy S10. Another more interesting service: Samsung Pay is available on the smartphone with always a few more compatible banks. Alas, the mobile payment service via NFC does not combine very well with gesture navigation.
Indeed, Samsung Pay has the intelligence to be able to be opened by a sliding of the thumb of the bottom edge towards the center of the slab when you are on the screen of reception. On the other hand, when gesture navigation is enabled on One UI, Google Assistant activates by sliding the thumb from the bottom edge to the slab center and then holding it. You notice the similarity of the two gestures, do not you?
In this case, Google Assistant can not be activated from the home screen and you will have to go through a voice request or go to another screen to enjoy. If you have a bank compatible with Samsung Pay, it would be a shame to deprive you of this service, but if you appreciate the Google Assistant shortcut and gesture navigation, it would be just as bad not to enjoy it. Fortunately, you can make the Samsung Pay shortcut available only on the lock screen.
                  
Finally, I would like to highlight the many small interesting options that can be enjoyed on the Galaxy S10e. The Always on Display is of course always part and always appreciable. Added to this is the SmartThings function in the shortcuts panel which is a kind of control hub for all connected objects that will be paired with your smartphone (Bluetooth headsets are part of it). This option combines very well with Smart View which casts the screen of the phone as well as audio or video content. And also highlight the presence of a tab Digital Well-being (nonexistent on my Galaxy Note 9). As on the Google Pixel – and soon on the OnePlus -, this dashboard is used to give a better overview of the use we have of our smartphone to reduce excessive time spent on certain applications.

Note that the storage space is 128 GB and can be expanded with a microSD card.
Facial Recognition
The software part would not be really complete without saying a word about the facial recognition system. The feature is set very quickly and – I have the audacity to remind you – is used to unlock the Galaxy S10e just by looking at it. I found that the system worked very well against the light or in the dark. However, be careful to place your face at the same level as the photo sensor on the front: a shift too marked disrupts the unlocking.
By default, facial recognition is set to a fast mode that, as the name implies, promotes security effectiveness. By disabling this feature, you will need to keep your head a little longer in front of your off-line smartphone, but it will be less easily fooled by an image or video. Recall, however, that the system proposed by Samsung is not basic, not as foolproof as Apple's 3D solutions or Huawei (themselves imperfect).
In other words, if you really care about security, the powerful fingerprint reader on the slice should be your favorite biometric solution.
The music lover smartphone
Let's now review what the Samsung Galaxy S10e offers in terms of sound. The high-end South Korean tends to be convincing in this area and we still appreciate the presence of two speakers. Whether it's music or video, I've always found that the sound played well in the space as a whole. Unfortunately, this does not protect it from a small imbalance between the top and bottom speakers, the latter being more powerful. Half the time, it took me to listen to me and the other half, depending on the pieces played, the difference was even more noticeable.
Pushing the sound fully will expose you to a few rare saturations, even if the maximum volume is not extremely high. In a room where a group of 3 or 4 people talk softly, the Galaxy S10e will be heard more or less distinctly.

It is the wired headset that the Samsung Galaxy S10e is the showcase of its near-perfection. Wide amplitude, high volume, clear and precise sound … You will find all the qualities sought for an ultimate and immersive experience. I just said that I sleep these words with the excellent Sony WH-1000XM3 on the esguourdes. When switching to a Bluetooth listening, the audio quality is still at the rendezvous, but each item is slightly behind the wired. The high tones are a little less acute, the bass a little less serious and mediums a little more shy. We lose a little clarity too.
Fortunately, the Dolby Atmos option can come to the rescue. And the difference is felt immediately and allows Bluetooth headsets to rise more or less at the level of their counterparts. Fun fact: the effect of Dolby Atmos is much more discreet when using a wired headset. The audio quality is already so high in these conditions, it is difficult to distinguish the perfect from the one-bit-more-than-perfect. Also, good to know: the Galaxy S10e is compatible LDAC, aptX, AAC and Bluetooth 5.
Let's not stop here! The Samsung Galaxy S10e hides, in its advanced sound settings, a convenient EQ and especially an Adapt Sound option that can define a profile suitable for your age range. Being 25 years old, in my early youth and in full possession of my means, I did not particularly feel improvements thanks to this customization. However, Manu, 32, made scholar by time, assures me that the tab "between 30 and 60 years" subtly transforms his listening experience.

You can also define a custom profile. It takes a few minutes during which the phone will send small sounds in your ears. Each time, you must indicate whether you have heard it or not. Once this is done, the Galaxy S10e is able to better know how to send sound to the left and right. A musical sample is offered to realize the audio enhancement. On the spot, it is obvious … but on my pieces of the daily newspaper, I do not notice real improvements, but perhaps a certain sensitivity misses me.
Saturation galore
The audio part behind us, let us now focus on photo quality. And there is a lot to say. Already, you should know that among the three new champions of Samsung, the Galaxy S10e is the one that starts in the arena with the lightest armor. It does not interfere with a triple photo sensor and is based on a duo of 12 + 16 megapixels.
The main lens benefits from a variable aperture f / 1.5 or f / 2.4 aperture and is supported by an ultra wide-angle lens (f / 2.2). Everything is animated by algorithms image processing still a little more refined for this vintage 2019. In this regard, I must warn you right now: there is often a big color difference between what is displayed phone screen when capturing a scene and the shot actually made.
So, what does this actually give? In the middle of the day, in good light conditions, the photos enjoy a very high quality. The level of detail is really sharp and the colors stand out very well. Maybe even a bit too much at a time when Samsung's taste for saturation is pushed to the extreme. We then obtain blue skies that are blue and yellow flowers so intense that it could tan. But do not make me say what I did not say: many users will be charmed by these sparkling tones that sublimate the real.

In a more objective way, we will appreciate the sharpness of captured macro shots without activating Portrait mode. The camera handles focus and blur in the background.
                  
Indoors, the results are equally appreciable and it is rather on very dynamic scenes that we will be a little chafouin. For example, if the foreground of the photo is in the shadow, what is at the bottom will be slightly overexposed. It's never very serious – it's never really annoying – but that's enough for the Galaxy S10e to suffer from the comparison with a Google Pixel 3 in this area.
The sky is not perfectly managed
When the brightness drops, the Galaxy S10 is still able to cope very well by limiting the loss of information very satisfactorily. It's not perfect – we're really far from the level of a pixel 3 or a Mate 20 Pro – but it is possible to shoot beautiful images, always with this famous saturation. The light of street lamps in the street is managed brilliantly.
             
In environments totally or almost dark, the flash will be your best friend while maintaining a faithful colorimetry. Without him, do not rely too much on a quality result.
                  
Ultra wide angle
Take a step back and now admire the ultra wide-angle photos that capture a scene as a whole without having to move. Illustration in two photos:
                  
I was talking about saturation just above, well forget that! In ultra-wide angle, the phone exceeds and pushes all this thoroughly. All the time. If you are an amateur or amateur of Instagram, I honestly think that it would be useless to add a filter over it: we are already very far from the real colors. And it's nice, as long as you like this kind of effects.
                  
Alas, the ultra-wide angle loses a little in level of detail, which is quite normal and it is not necessarily on this point that it will be criticized, but rather on the very strong distortion that one observe as soon as you switch to this mode. This effect is inevitable obviously, but it is particularly pronounced on the Galaxy S10e. If you do not really see what I'm talking about, I let you admire the distortion applied to a deformed Manu at the bottom of the photo below.
                  
In low light, the noise is quite present and it was to be expected these images a little more blurry. The over-saturation of colors is, in return, a little less feel.
                  
Portrait Mode
Thanks to the two photo sensors on the back, you can enjoy a pretty interesting Portrait mode that can create beautiful blur effects in the background whose intensity can be changed after shooting. The subject of the image is perfectly put forward, but there is a "but". A good big "but" same. The clipping of the person photographed is done too grossly.
A good example is right below. On the bald head of Manu, supposed to be easy to distinguish for a camera of this caliber, we see that a piece of the forehead goes into the background. Same for the back of the ear and the tip of the chin.
                  
To forget this little flaw, you can have fun with different modes transforming the nature of the blur with funny effects.

selfie
The selfies of the Galaxy S10e are based on a unique 10 megapixel front sensor. This one is doing very well in the vast majority of cases. The backlighting will cause some unsightly halos, but we always stay on a high quality of images.
                  
Indoors, the result is more random and depending on the lighting on the ceiling, the sharpness of the face can vary significantly.

In low light, however, we are entitled to a fairly poor quality. Fortunately, the flash screen manages to save the furniture and allows a good restitution of the details of the face.
                  
Note that the selfie mode simulates two different focal lengths and I will let you estimate the relevance of this option with the two photos below. I thought it made me a nice leg.
                  
Fashion Selfie Portrait
As a selfie, you are also entitled to a Portrait mode that encounters the greatest difficulty in cutting out the locks of hair that are rebelling. Many of them are interpreted as elements of the decor. It's not perfect at all.
                  
The retouching of blur effects after shooting is here also available.

features
I will end this part of the photo by specifying that the application made available by the Galaxy S10e offers an intelligent scene optimizer that will adjust some parameters of the photo made according to the captured object. This feature is enabled by default and I advise you to keep it that way. Not that his contributions are particularly egregious, but simply because in the worst case, it does not impact the quality and, in the best case, we end up with a picture slightly more beautiful.
There is a feature that I found much more relevant and it is called "Suggestion shooting". The principle is quite simple: after unsheathing the camera, wait a little before pressing the shutter button. A transparent white dot appears on the screen. Make sure that the circle symbolizing the focus coincides with this point and align the tilt of the device with the horizontal lines that are also displayed on the interface. You will get a shot that enjoys a composition that better meets the general rules of photography. Roughly, you have a picture better framed.
                  
We note in passing the eternal presence of AR Emoji and their respect always questionable traits of the user.
                  
Video
You can shoot up to 4K and 60 frames per second. Unfortunately, on the Galaxy S10e, this mode does not benefit from a good stabilization. It is largely forgivable, but it's a little bit frustrating as the quality is at the rendezvous. The phone is a very good camera.
In Full HD, the optical stabilization is much more enjoyable and we continue to enjoy a more than respectable video. It's clean, it's clean, responsive and accurate.
It's good, but we want more!
In the Galaxy S10e, we find the same high-end Exynos 9820 as on the other two Galaxy S10. The chip etched in 8 nm is however here coupled to "only" 6 GB of RAM. In daily use, everything works like clockwork. The device knows how to manage several background tasks and open the applications never requires a long loading time.
There is one thing that strikes you from the very beginning of use: if you happen to submit the phone to two greedy activities simultaneously, it can quickly begin to heat up. For example, this happened to me by connecting the phone to my computer while opening a very large number of applications. Another, the heating was manifested during the viewing of a video while a dozen updates took place in the background on the Play Store. Some benchmarks have also left the device a little tepid. In other words, the Galaxy S10e does not weaken, but it is difficult to pass the efforts for a course of health.
Samsung Galaxy S10eSamsung Galaxy S10 (FHD +) Xiaomi Mi 9Mate 20 Pro (perf) Google Pixel 3
SoCExynos 9820Exynos 9820S855Kirin 980Snapdragon 845
AnTuTu 7.x333 457316 966370 355300 614249 291
PCMark 2.07 8697 7818 8389 3378 008
3DMark Slingshot Extreme4 5194 3575 4994 220n / c
3DMark Slingshot Extreme Graphics5 2355 2606 3554 252n / c
3DMark Slingshot Extreme Physics3 0562 7523 7374 113n / c
GFXBench Aztec Vulkan high (onscreen / offscreen) 20/16 FPS20 / 16 FPS23 / 16 FPS14 / 11 FPS13 / 20 FPS
GFXBench Car Chase (onscreen / offscreen) 40/43 FPS37 / 39 FPS36 / 42 FPS27 / 32 FPS23 / 25 FPS
GFXBench Manhattan 3.0 (onscreen / offscreen) 60/96 FPS58 / 86 FPS60 / 101 FPS59 / 78 FPS46 / 48 FPS
Sequential read / write796 / 195 MB / s815 / 194 MB / s796 / 189 MB / s866 / 195 MB / s759 / 174 MB / s
Random read / write 35,2k / 6,1k IOPS35,5k / 6,3k IOPS37,1k / 37,1k IOPS39,6k / 40k IOPS36k / 31k IOPS
On Fortnite, this little problem of heating is always felt and one's hands slightly moist. But in return, we must be able to enjoy a very good image quality in 60 fps ("high" mode and 3D resolution pushed to 100%). In theory, at least. In practice, the falls around 30 frames per second are quite common, especially when you ask for many camera movements. This particularly handicapped me on the close combat where it is necessary to move at the same time his avatar and to well orient the angle of view. In order not to die beasts, we have tried the 60 fps mode on the Honor View 20 and the latter is doing very well.
A Top 1 on Fortnite? Non, jamais.
Sans surprise, une partie d’Arena of Valor, jeu moins gourmand en ressources, est bien plus stable. Les 60 images par secondes sont constamment maintenues, mais on n’est toujours pas à l’abri d’une petite hausse de température au dos de l’appareil. Cela n’est pas de très bon augure pour les chaudes périodes estivales qui nous feront suer dans quelques mois. Le Galaxy S10e saura-t-il garder un minimum son sang-froid ?
Sur les benchmarks, on peut voir que le Galaxy S10e se hisse relativement au même niveau que le Galaxy S10 classique, voire un peu mieux. L’Exynos 9820 représente indéniablement une belle progression par rapport à la génération précédente des SoC de Samsung. La puce s’en sort particulièrement sur les performances graphiques, mais le retard global sur le Snapdragon 855 est perceptible.
La petite déception
La batterie de 3 100 mAh embarquée par le Samsung Galaxy S10e n’est pas particulièrement impressionnante sur le papier. Et dans la pratique, cela tend à se vérifier. Le téléphone peut assez aisément tenir une journée entière… quand on l’utilise modérément. Dès que vous aurez des journées plus chargées et rythmées par des visionnages de longues vidéos, de la navigation GPS, des petites sessions photo et surtout du jeu vidéo, l’appareil aura un peu plus de difficultés à tenir la cadence.
C’est assez simple à résumer : le Galaxy S10e n’est pas mauvais en autonomie, mais il est très loin d’être bon. Il se situe dans ce ventre mou un peu trop mou justement qui donne envie de soupirer un modeste « mouais » pas très convaincu pour répondre à la question : « il est autonome ton smartphone ? ».
                  
Pour vous donner un ordre de grandeur, le Samsung Galaxy S10e perd environ 16 % sur une partie de 35 minutes de PUBG, ce qui est bien, mais pas top. Sur Fortnite, on enregistre une perte autour de 20 % pour une session aussi longue. Encore une fois, ce n’est pas parfait, ce n’est pas mauvais. C’est « mouais ». En réalité, ce sentiment vient surtout du fait que l’on espérait mieux en termes d’endurance.
Je pense notamment à cette journée que j’ai entamée avec 60 % de batterie en sortant de chez moi à 8h50. Pendant mon trajet d’une vingtaine de minutes, je connecte le Galaxy S10e à mon casque Bluetooth pour environ 10 minutes de musique que j’accompagne de ma lecture matinale habituelle d’articles trouvés sur Chrome en accrochant la 4G par intermittence entre les stations de métro. Curieux de voir les buts du match de Ligue Europa qui avait vu le Stade Rennais triomphait d’Arsenal la veille, je déniche un résumé vidéo sur YouTube que je consulte pendant 6 minutes avant de glisser le smartphone dans ma poche tout en continuant de profiter de mes morceaux favoris. J’arrive vers 9h15 au boulot. Je réponds à quelques interactions sur Twitter, consulte un dernier article et puis je décide d’installer Netflix sur le Play Store et de rapidement configurer mon compte sur l’application SVoD avant de faire une très courte course — 4 minutes peut-être — sur Asphalt 9 Legends. Il est 9h30. Je me plonge ensuite dans la rédaction de ce test et je laisse donc le smartphone de côté, ne le déverrouillant qu’à deux reprises. 11h51 à ma montre : le téléphone est à 34 %.
                  
Lorsque nous l’avons soumis à notre protocole de test personnalisé, le Samsung Galaxy S10e a tenu 9h et 43 minutes. Ce résultat vient corroborer mes impressions personnelles après utilisation : le téléphone se classe dans le milieu du classement, sans trop de conviction. En d’autres termes, vous pouvez relativement facilement tenir une journée sur batterie.
En ce qui concerne la charge, elle peut officiellement être qualifiée de « rapide », mais on est limité à 15 W sur le bloc fourni dans la boîte du téléphone. Cela permet de passer de 7 à 59 % en 30 minutes. Pour aller jusqu’à 93 %, il faut une deuxième demi-heure. Comptez une heure, vingt minutes et des patates pour un Galaxy S10e pleinement chargé.
Enfin, sur le même principe que le Huawei Mate 20 Pro, les trois Galaxy S10 peuvent servir de socle de recharge sans fil pour d’autres appareils compatibles. Appuyez sur la tuile Wireless PowerShare dans le panneau des raccourcis pour activer cette option.
Réseau et communication
Les appels passés avec le Samsung Galaxy S10e sont de très bonne qualité. Mes interlocuteurs n’ont rien eu à redire sur la retranscription de ma voix qu’ils entendaient de manière parfaitement claire. Notez que vous pouvez passer des coups de fil en VoLTE et en VoWiFi. En termes de connexion internet, la 4G d’Orange est toujours parfaitement captée en région parisienne. La fiche technique des Galaxy S10 promet des débits théoriques de 2 Gb/s, mais je tournais plutôt entre 120 et 150 Mb/s en descendant en plein centre de la capitale. La bande 700 MHz est prise en charge.
En ce qui concerne le GPS, il a toujours été d’une extrême précision. Il en va de même pour la boussole, même si cette dernière m’a mené en bateau le premier soir d’utilisation. Il m’a fallu une petite session de recalibrage pour qu’elle soit parfaitement opérationnelle.
Pour le Wi-Fi, le Galaxy S10e est compatible avec la norme 802.11ax.
Price and availability
Le Samsung Galaxy S10e est vendu au prix de 759 euros en France.
                  
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                        Test Samsung Galaxy S10e Le verdict
                    
                                                    
                                
                                Léger, petit, agréable en main. Le Samsung Galaxy S10e a tout pour plaire entre élégance et mignonnerie. On ne pourra lui reprocher que son lecteur d'empreintes un petit peu trop haut sur la tranche, le bouton Bixby agaçant et l'aspect trop salissant du dos. Autrement, le smartphone montre bien qu'en 2019 il est toujours possible de faire du très bon haut de gamme sans forcément monter au-dessus des 6 pouces. Et c'est extrêmement plaisant.
                            
                                                    
                                
                                La qualité d'écran est un vrai bonheur pour l'expérience utilisateur. Les couleurs, le contraste et la luminosité maximale sont au top et Samsung s'impose une nouvelle fois comme l'expert de l'OLED. Il y a bien un très léger souci avec le poinçon dans l'angle supérieur droit qui n'est pas adapté à absolument toutes les interfaces d'applications, mais ce n'est pas jamais assez grave pour lui enlever cette note d'excellence.
                            
                                                    
                                
                                One UI est un délice. Tout est parfaitement bien maîtrisé par Samsung et on apprécie ici la différence que cultive le géant sud-coréen. Les expériences Android épurées sont très appréciables, mais il est tout aussi agréable de profiter d'un logiciel original, complet et très bien pensé.
                            
                                                    
                                
                                La belle qualité photo du double capteur à l'arrière est surtout mis en défaut par le mauvais mode Portrait et le Samsung Galaxy S10e souffre évidemment de la comparaison avec le Google Pixel 3. La qualité vidéo est au top et les selfies restent satisfaisants.
                            
                                                    
                                
                                On espérait plus de puissance. C'est en ces mots-là que l'on pourrait résumer l'Exynos 9820 que l'on retrouve sur ce téléphone. L'appareil est performant, solide sur la très grande majorité des tâches qu'on peut exiger de lui. Simplement, le Snapdragon 855 de Qualcomm qui va équiper la majorité des hauts de gamme lui fait déjà bien mal en comparaison.
                            
                                                    
                                
                                Trop juste, trop bof. L'autonomie du Galaxy S10e est une petite déception. Ce n'est pas mauvais, mais on a du mal à pardonner le fait que le téléphone ne garantisse pas de tenir une journée complète. Par ailleurs la charge rapide pas si rapide ne vient pas améliorer le tableau.
                            
                                            
                            
                    
                    
                            
                            
                
                    Le Samsung Galaxy S10e a de grosses qualités et quelques défauts difficiles à ignorer. La séduction qu'il peut éventuellement opérer sur les consommateurs repose sur un savant équilibre entre un format adorablement compact, pratique et léger, une expérience logicielle sous One UI aussi agréable que complète et des performances photo très bonnes dans leur ensemble même si elles ne sont pas exemptes de tous reproches. Saupoudrez tout cela d'un écran sublime et vous obtenez un incontournable de l'année 2019, assez unique en son genre par sa taille.Vous avez encore faim ? La qualité audio est sublime et toute la partie connectivité du smartphone est parfaite. Mais alors, où est-ce que le bât blesse ? Eh bien, un petit peu sur le mode Portrait, un petit peu les performances en deçà des attentes du SoC embarqué et surtout beaucoup à cause de l'autonomie décevante du Galaxy S10e. Son plus gros défaut réside là. Si cela ne vous pose aucun problème, alors il s'agit là d'un smartphone très intéressant à envisager pour un achat. Surtout que son prix commence déjà à baisser.On terminera donc sur l'allégresse d'une superbe expérience globale pour l'utilisateur. L'essentiel est très largement assuré… en espérant que vous avez toujours un chargeur à proximité…
            
                            
                        Good points
                        Aussi petit qu'agréable
                                                            One UI c'est génial
                                                            Très haute qualité audio au rendez-vous
                                                            Bonnes performances photo
                                                            (prise jack et microSD)
                                                    
                    
                        Negative points
                        Autonomie décevante
                                                            Dos salissant
                                                            Ce satané bouton Bixby
                                                            Mauvais mode Portrait
                                                            Chauffe rapidement
                                                    
                
                    
            
    
        
    
                
    

        
                
    
    

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