The smartphone has stereo speakers that should please most users. They provide a loud, full and nice sound – without any noises or wheezes that can be experienced in cheaper models. The main speaker is on the lower edge, while the second sound source is the speaker above the display, which is used mainly as the receiver.
When it comes to the sound, Samsung offers one more function – Dolby Atmos. Along with stereo speakers signed by AKG, as well as earphones from the set (also AKG) we received a high-class sound, full, rich, with a nice tone. It is a pity that there is no FM radio.
Photos and video
S10e has a dual main camera: 12-megapixel with a dual f/1.5-2.4 aperture and 16-megapixel camera with wide-angle (123 degrees) lens (f/2.2).
Samsung made a good move, it used the same cameras as in S10 and S10 Plus (standard and wide-angle), by dropping only the telephoto lens. Thanks to this the compact S10e ensures the same quality as smartphones from the highest shelf. Cameras are placed horizontally and are accompanied by a LED flash. We can switch between the standard and wide-angle camera easily using the switch on the main screen, we can choose a different angle by using the slider. And here are photography results:
In the Samsung camera we can select the particular aperture (f/1.5 or f/2.4, we can force the change manually or automatically). It offers something that is called Scene Optimizer – it uses Bixby to recognize a scenery and it selects the best photo parameters. Other smart functions cover receiving tips on shots and hiding flaws, like blurred photos or people photographed with closed eyes. In settings, what surprised me, there are no possibilities to change photos resolution – we can only change the ratio from the main screen.
The smartphone works great with photos taken during the day. It provides sharp, saturated (sometimes a bit too much, but this is nothing new in Samsung smartphones), there are no problems with focusing and zooming. The camera works nice in an artificial lighting and in a darker surrounding. There is a dedicated night mode – effects of its work are mainly lighting up photos, enhancing colours and reducing noises. This is not a level of night photos from cameras placed in latest Huawei models (P30 Pro or Mate 20 Pro), but most people should be pleased.
Here are photography results:
The 10-megapixel camera for selfies did not disappoint me – mostly due to natural photography results, providing a variety of colour effects, we can use the wide-angle (which is of course simulated with the software) and record in the maximum resolution of UHD (2160p).
Video recordings look great, and with the Full HD resolution the stabilization works perfectly. The image is smooth, with great colours and focus, which is not lost while recording moving objects. The camera can record in the maximum quality of UHD/2160p with 60 frames per second – they look great as well, though with a less efficient image stabilization. We can record in slow-motion as well: with 240 frames per second and 1080p resolution and with 960 frames per second in the HD quality. Among advanced recording options we can find the possibility to select the HEVC format and we can record in HDR10+.
|Samsung Galaxy S10e - sample videos in Full HD
video: GSMchoice.com, via YouTube
|Samsung Galaxy S10e - sample videos in UHD
video: GSMchoice.com, YouTube