Well, I was a bit sceptical before buying this Samsung Galaxy M10, so I bought this phone on the second sale & placed the order for the variant ie 3GB+32GB for ₹8990. Here is the detailed review of this device with pros and cons ratings. Few camera samples are also attached to this review.
Pros:- 1) Very lightweight 2) It looks beautiful and has a huge display 3) Nice crisp display 4) The infinity V display looks great 5) Ultra Wide dual rear camera 6) Dedicated Micro SD card slot 7) No heating issues 8) Face unlock works smoothly Cons:- 1) The rear camera is worse 2) The back panel of the phone is not that good 3) It is not having fast charging support as it is having a USB port. 4) No Fingerprint scanner 5) Only 2.4Ghz Wifi Support 6) Not a PUBG Phone 7) Bloatware (Though we can disable them) 8) Bigger bottom bezel than M20 9) 1Amp Charger in the box
Ratings:- Design: 7/10 Display: 9.5/10 Battery: 7/10 Back camera: 6/10 Front Camera: 7/10 Processor: 7/10 Call Quality: 8/10 Face unlock & Fingerprint: 7/10 Speakers: 8/10 Pricing: 8.5/10
Now let's come to the detailed review:-
# Box contents:- In the box, you will get the handset, Charging adapter, USB cable, Sim ejector tool and user manual.
# Design:- The design of M10 is great and I bought the black variant, it looks beautiful in hand and as I said earlier it is an attention grabber.
# Build Quality:- It is fully made up of plastic & and the back side of the phone is having plastic finishing but it is polycarbonate and it is very prone to scratches. I will suggest you buy a back cover.
# Display:- It is having 16CM (6.3) FHD+ Dewdrop full view display, with broad 90.8% screen-to-body ratio, 19.5:9 aspect ratio, and 2.5D Gorilla Glass, it gives the screen a premium look. The bezels are less and the bottom chin is quite very thin which makes the viewing best. The viewing experience is great and in sunlight the screen is visible.
# Battery:- It is loaded with 3400 mAh battery, if you are a moderate user, it can give you the battery backup for around 1 day or more and if you a gamer (playing high-end games) it can give you a backup for whole day.
* I have charged this phone from 20% to 100% the time taken was 2 hours 20 minutes.
# Audio:- The speaker of this phone is very crisp and clear. The audio through the earphones are just WOW and you will also get an opinion for the Equalizer in the phone settings.
# Performance:- The M10 runs on 1.6 GHz Exynos 7904 octa-core processor. All the high-end games like PUBG, Asphalt 9, Unkilled runs average. You cant get winner chicken dinner with this phone easily.
# Camera:- It is having selfie-5 MP front camera and the rear camera is having 13 MP+5 MP ultra-wide angle dual camera. The front camera works best under natural lighting conditions, but the rear camera struggles a lot in low light conditions. (I have attached a few camera samples)
# Security:- The face unlock is not that fast and we should be as well worried about the security, I've seen few videos on Youtube where users have by-passed it.
# Connectivity:- It supports 4G LTE connectivity and in the WiFi, it supports 2.4GHz routers if you are having a 5GHz router then this the phone will not support the frequency (Attached a screenshot and video)
# Pricing:- The pricing of M10 starts for ₹7990 ie for the base variant (2GB + 16GB) and the other variant ie (3GB + 32 GB) is priced for ₹8990. If you are looking for a budget smartphone for less than ₹9000 then I will recommend you to go for the 3+32 variant of the Samsung Galaxy M10.
If you are in a very tight budget with ₹9000 then I will definitely recommend you to buy the 3+32 GB variant of the Samsung Galaxy M10 because at this price point it offers you good performance(NOT FOR HARDCORE GAMING ONLY FOR MODERATE USAGE AND MODERATE GAMING), an okayish build & looks, crisp and clear screen, loud & crisp speakers, a decent dual rear camera and a decent front camera. If you want a good phone with gaming at a budget price range then don’t go for this phone.
This phone gives a very nice completion to the many phones out there in the market like Redmi 6, Redmi 6 pro, etc.