“Galaxy S10e is the entry-level model in Samsung’s flagship series and will be positioned between the OnePlus 6T and the iPhone XR”
Samsung has finally unveiled the new Galaxy S10 series, with the Galaxy S10e as the entry-level model in the new flagship lineup. There is no official word regarding what the ‘E’ stands for, but it certainly doesn’t mean enormous. In this post, we will be comparing the Galaxy S10e flagship smartphone from Samsung with the OnePlus 6T (review) and iPhone XR (review). The OnePlus 6T has been one of the best selling phones of 2018 and the iPhone XR did quite well too, but how will the Samsung Galaxy S10e stack up against these two on paper? Let’s find out.
Samsung Galaxy S10e vs OnePlus 6T vs iPhone XR price in India
As mentioned in the beginning, the Galaxy S10e is the cheapest new smartphone from Samsung. While the company has not yet announced the prices for all the variants, the Galaxy S10e price starts at $749.99 (about Rs 53,300). In India, it should be available under Rs 60,000 for the base variant.
OnePlus is known for its budget flagship phones, but things have started to change with the OnePlus 6T. It is still a lot cheaper than the Galaxy S10e and the iPhone XR though. The base variant of OnePlus 6T with 6GB RAM and 128GB of storage will cost you Rs 37,999. The price climbs to Rs 45,999 for the Midnight Black variant that comes with 8GB RAM and 256GB of storage.
Coming to the iPhone XR, the base variant with 64GB storage is priced at Rs 67,999. If you want the variant with 256GB of storage, that will cost you Rs 82,999. All iPhone XR variants come with 3GB of RAM. The phone is also available in several colour options.
Samsung Galaxy S10e vs OnePlus 6T vs Apple iPhone XR specifications
In terms of design, all three phones have opted for a different look on the front. The Galaxy S10e features a 5.8-inch AMOLED full-HD+ punch hole display, the OnePlus 6T has a 6.41-inch AMOLED display with a tiny water-drop notch, and the iPhone XR has a 6.1-inch LCD display with a wide notch that houses all the sensors required for Face ID. All three phones also use an all glass build with an aluminium frame.
Now, let’s discuss the specifications of the three phones. The Samsung Galaxy S10e, even though it’s the cheapest of the new S10 series, is no slouch. It is equipped with the same processor as the standard Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus. The phone in India will come with the Exynos 9820 chipset. You can choose between 6 or 8GB of RAM and 128 or 256GB of onboard storage. A microSD card slot is also available in case you want to add more.
On the other hand, the OnePlus 6T features last years Snapdragon 845 chipset, which is still good enough for anything you throw at it. You can also get the McLaren addition of the phone, which has 10GB of RAM. In terms of performance, both devices should be at par. The iPhone XR features Apple’s latest A12 Bionic chipset, but only gets 3GB of RAM. However, you will not face any multi-tasking issues with the iPhone thanks to the excellent RAM management and optimisations of iOS.
Coming to the cameras, both the Galaxy S10e and the OnePlus 6T feature dual-rear cameras. The iPhone XR comes with just one 12-megapixel camera at the back, but it is a really good one. It also has a 7-megapixel front facing camera. On the Samsung model, you will find a primary 12-megapixel sensor with OIS paired with an ultra-wide 16-megapixel unit, at the back. On the front, a 10-megapixel sensor is available for selfies. The OnePlus 6T has a primary 16-megapixel sensor with OIS, which is coupled with a secondary 20-megapixel sensor. Selfies are taken care of by a 16-megapixel sensor on the handset.
As for the batteries, the OnePlus 6T houses the largest of all. It comes with a 3,700mAh cell that supports fast charging. The Samsung Galaxy S10e features a 3,100mAh battery with fast charge support, and finally, the iPhone XR has a 2,942mAh battery with fast charging.