The Samsung Galaxy S10e is the entry-level member in the Galaxy S10 family. It seems to be a competitor for the affordable iPhone XR that was released alongside the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max smartphones last year. Here is a comparison between the Galaxy S10e and iPhone X on the basis of their specifications, features and pricing.

Design and Display

The Galaxy S10e and iPhone XR are both equipped with glass bodies and aluminum frame. The iPhone XR is bigger and slightly thicker device since it measures 150.9mm in length and 8.3mm in thickness. The Galaxy S10e measures 142.2mm and it has a thickness of 142mm. The iPhone XR is heavier as it weighs 194 grams while the Galaxy S10e weighs 150 grams. The iPhone XR is an IP67 rated dustproof and water-resistant device whereas the Galaxy S10e is an IP68 rated smartphone, India Today reported.

The Galaxy S10e features a 5.8-inch Infinity-O AMOLED display with a small hole at the top-right corner for the selfie camera. The iPhone XR has a notched IPS LCD screen of 6.1 inches. Both phones carry support for full HD+ resolution.

Processor, Battery and OS

The Snapdragon 855 or Exynos 9820 SoC powers the Galaxy S10e depending on the region along with 6GB or 8GB of RAM. It is packed with a 3,100mAh battery. The handset is loaded with One UI based Android 9 Pie OS.

The iPhone XR is fueled by the Apple A12 Bionic SoC and 3GB of RAM. It is equipped with a 2,942mAh battery. The iOS 12 comes preinstalled on the device. The Galaxy S10e and iPhone XR both carry support for fast wireless charging and rapid charging. The Galaxy S10e supports reverse wireless charging. The iPhone XR lacks support for it.

Camera and Other Features

The Galaxy S10 has an LED enabled 12-megapixel and 16-megapixel dual camera setup on its rear. It has a front-facing camera of 10-megapixel. On the other side, the iPhone XR has 12-megapixel single rear camera with quad LED flash and a selfie snapper of 7-megapixel.

There is no microSD card slot and 3.5mm audio jack on the iPhone XR. These features are available on the Galaxy S10e. Also, the iPhone XR lacks a fingerprint scanner, but carries support for 3D face scanning through Face ID feature. The S10e only features a side-mounted fingerprint reader.

Variants and Price

The Galaxy S10e models include the 6GB RAM with 128GB storage version and 8GB RAM with 256GB storage model and are respectively priced at $749 and $849. It is now available for pre-ordering in the U.S., GSM Arena reported. The 64GB, 128GB and 256GB iPhone XR models respectively cost $749, $799 and $899.

The Galaxy S10e comes in the colors Prism White, Prism Black, Prism Green, Prism Blue, Canary Yellow and Flamingo Pink. The color variants of the iPhone XR are Black, Red, Yellow, Blue, Coral and White.

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