Samsung with its M series is hoping to redefine affordable and mid-range smartphone market, especially in India. The brand surely has its work cut out as it faces fierce competition from the likes of Xiaomi, Asus and Realme who have already consolidated their position in the under Rs 15,000 segment.
The Galaxy M10 facia includes a 6.2-inch Infinity-V TFT LCD panel. On the sides and top the M10 display has extremely narrow bezels which seem slimmer than what you’d see on its direct competitors – Redmi 6A and Realme C1.
As per Samsung, the Galaxy M10 has about 90 percent screen to body ratio which is certainly great considering its affordable price. Having said that, there is a healthy lip at the bottom.
The Samsung Galaxy M10 has a 6.2-inch Infinity-V HD+ display, and as far as budget displays go, it’s definitely a win. The colours pop beautifully, and while it’s a TFT LCD panel, the viewing experience is still good enough to pass muster.
The outdoor visibility is sharp and bright, and the colours don’t lose much of their vividness. If you compare to an FHD or AMOLED panel, of course it’s going to fall short, but it’s more than adequate given the price tag. The waterdrop notch is unobtrusive in its size, and houses the selfie camera. At the bottom is a thick chin.
The Samsung Galaxy M10 comes with a dual-camera setup at the rear with a 13MP main sensor with an f/1.9 aperture and a 5MP secondary sensor with an f/2.2 aperture. The phone allows for ultra-wide-angle photography. It has a 5MP f/2.0 front camera which is capable of recording full-HD video.
3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage is now what we’d expect from a sub-Rs. 10,000 smartphone, and Samsung has delivered this on the variant priced at Rs. 8,990. You can run most popular apps, including instant messaging, social media services, and basic games without much trouble once they’ve loaded up. We did try to run PUBG Mobile on the phone, and the experience was expectedly poor with plenty of performance issues even at the lowest graphics settings.
The phone has a 3,400mAh battery and a 5W charger in the box. It takes a little over three hours to fully charge the device. The phone’s battery can easily last for a day. It has a 3.5mm headphone socket lets you connect wired headphones to the phone.
This is more of a basic phone and a under this price you get some other brands such as Realme & Xiaomi. This can turn out to be a phone for your parents or may be grandparents who don’t game. They can play some low end games also the battery is great and HD+ screen also sums it up as a decent device in this price point.