- Samsung unveiled five (!) new smartphones last week, but only three of them have imminent release dates.
- The Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+, and Galaxy S10e will be available to buy starting Friday, March 8.
- I briefly tried all three phones last week, and I think I found the best new Galaxy phone for most people.
Samsung’s new Galaxy S10 smartphone comes in three different flavors.
There’s the normal Galaxy S10, a super-sized version called the Galaxy S10+, and a slightly smaller version called the Galaxy S10e.
The Galaxy S10 starts at $900, the Galaxy S10+ starts at $1,000, and the Galaxy S10e starts at $750.
I took a trip to one of Samsung’s Experience stores the day after the big announcement, and got my hands on all three new Galaxy phones for a brief time.
The clear winner, in my opinion, is the Galaxy S10e. This is going to be the best smartphone for most people.
For starters, the Galaxy S10e starts at $750 — that’s $150 less than the starting price of the Galaxy S10 and S10+. But you’re not getting a “cheap” phone by any means.
At $750, the Galaxy S10e is the same price as Apple’s iPhone XR, which features a slightly larger 6.1-inch screen, But Apple’s phone is LCD, which isn’t nearly as bright or crisp as the OLED on the Galaxy S10e.
The Galaxy S10e features a 5.8-inch OLED screen — the same size and display quality as Apple’s $1,000 iPhone XS. It’s also a flat display like the iPhone XS.