Samsung Galaxy A10: entry-level smartphone in check | TechBook

Samsung has reissued its entry-level and mid-range this year. From the Galaxy A10 to the Galaxy A80, the smartphones have been given a new name, which sorts the devices according to their performance. The Galaxy A10 at the beginning of the series offers accordingly the equipment of an entry-level smartphone paired with a good price.

Samsung Galaxy A10: Cheap at Aldi and with free SIM

The Samsung Galaxy A10 has a suggested retail price of 169 euros. Similar prices call the large online retailers currently on. With them, the smartphone is available from about 159 euros. Significantly cheaper, however, is the offer of Aldi.

Samsung Galaxy A10 shown from the front and back

Samsung’s new A-Series starts with the Galaxy A10. So good is the entry-level smartphone.
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For the smartphone, buyers get the starter pack from Aldi Talk, the in-house mobile brand of the discounter. The prepaid starter package costs regularly 12.99 euros and brings already 10 euros credit. Aldi Talk realizes its services in the network of O2 and offers various prepaid options with a duration of 28 days, which can be flexibly booked on the basic rate. For example, an Allnet Flat with 2 GB LTE data volume is available for € 7.99 per four weeks. Without a booked tariff, users make calls to other Aldi Talk customers for 3 cents a minute and 11 cents to all other networks. Just as expensive are SMS. Since the Samsung Galaxy A10 does not require SIM and Netlock, owners can also operate other SIM cards in the device.

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This achievement offers the Samsung Galaxy A10

With its 6.2-inch display, the Galaxy A10 offers plenty of space for presentations. However, the resolution of 1,520 x 720 pixels (HD +) is a bit small for the display size. Here are the smears that Samsung has to make in this price range. Nevertheless, the screen presents itself in a modern look. Samsung uses an infinity display in 19: 9 format, thereby keeping the case compact. The screen is broken only by a small, drop-shaped Notch, which houses the 5-megapixel front camera with f / 2.0 aperture.

On the back there is another camera that takes pictures with up to 13 megapixels. The aperture is only insignificantly larger with f / 1.9 than with the front camera. Unfortunately, with the large bezels of the higher priced models (up to f / 1.5), they can not keep up, which is why the Galaxy A10 is not quite as good for taking pictures in twilight or night. With a price of well under 200 euros, the smartphone is also much cheaper.


Samsung Galaxy A10

✔ Operating System: Android 9.0 (Pie)
✔ Storage capacity: 32 GB (expandable)
✔ 6.2 inches display

Samsung uses in the Galaxy A10 the in-house Exynos 7884 together with 2 GB RAM and after all 32 GB expandable memory. The processor consists of a total of eight cores, which are divided into two Cortex-A73 cores with up to 1.6 GHz and six power-saving A53 cores with up to 1.35 GHz. The Exynos 7884 is manufactured using the 14-nanometer process and is accompanied by the Mali-G71 MP2 graphics unit. The LTE module, with a maximum bandwidth of 150 Mbit / s in the downstream, is also weaker. Surfing over Wi-Fi is only possible in the 2.4 GHz band, as the Galaxy A10 only supports Wi-Fi b / g / n.

Overall, the chip is a solid entry-level model that copes well with regular smartphone applications. Users who often play games on the phone or like to run multiple applications in parallel, but should rather look for a different model, because the performance of the Galaxy A10 is too low.

The capacity of the battery is neat with 3,400 mAh. In addition, the device supports the current Bluetooth 5.0 and real dual SIM, so it offers two SIM slots regardless of the MicroSD card. On the Galaxy A10 running Android 9 Pie and thus a current system. However, users do not need a fingerprint sensor to unlock. As an alternative, the classic methods PIN, password and pattern or the face unlocking are available.

Features of the Samsung Galaxy A10 at a glance:

  • display:6.2 inch Infinity with drop notch, TFT, 1,520 x 720 pixels
  • Processor:Exynos 7884, Octa-Core 1.6 GHz
  • Storage:32 GB expandable, 2 GB RAM
  • Front camera:5 MP, f / 2.0
  • Main camera:13 MP, f / 1.9
  • Links:NFC, Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi b / g / n, LTE, Micro-USB
  • Battery pack:3,400 mAh, permanently installed
  • System:Android 9.0 Pie
  • Miscellaneous:real dual sim, jack socket
  • Price:from 139 euros

Alternatives to the Galaxy A10

For a low price, buyers get the Samsung Galaxy A10 a solid entry-level smartphone, which shows in a modern look with a large display. It captivates with highlights such as Bluetooth 5.0, real dual-SIM and a solid battery. Also it runs with a current Android system. The performance is okay, but not suitable for more complex tasks. It is also a pity that users do not need a fingerprint sensor and WLAN ac.


Samsung Galaxy Buds

✔ Completely wireless headphones
✔ Excellent sound
✔ Significant wearing comfort

In the overview of smartphones up to 200 euros TECHBOOK has listed models that have a similar price. Here it turns out that the equipment turns out to be much better with slightly more expensive models. A double the memory, dual cameras and a better processor are almost standard here.

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Nevertheless, the Galaxy A10 is not a bad smartphone.