Samsung Galaxy M10s Summary

In September 2019, Samsung announced the Galaxy M10s, which became available the same month. This is a handset from the Galaxy M series, one of Samsung’s mid-range smartphone lineups.

The Galaxy M series is a line of online-exclusive affordable smartphones produced by Samsung. The first models of the series were the Galaxy M10 and Galaxy M20, both of which came out early last year, in February. Then, the tech giant introduced the Galaxy M30 and Galaxy M40 in March and June, respectively. Essentially, the M series acts as the successor of the Galaxy J and Mega phablets.

At the same time, the Galaxy M10s can be considered an upgraded version, or a successor, of the M10. The M10s is priced higher than its predecessor, Rs 8,999 as opposed to Rs 6,999. Of course, the extra Rs 2,000 means a number of upgrades on all fronts.


The Galaxy M10s sports a Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen that measures 6.4 inches and boasts a resolution of 1560x720 pixels. Samsung has upgraded the screen in almost all aspects, including the screen size (up from 6.22 inches), the resolution (up from 1520x720 pixels), and screen type (up from PLS TFT capacitive touchscreen). However, despite a larger screen size, the M10s has a lower pixel density than the M10, 268 ppi as opposed to 270 ppi. That means the sharpness of images on the M10s is worse than the M10, though not very significant.

Indeed, the images on the M10s seem very nice thanks to the Super AMOLED tech but swiping on the screen isn’t smooth, suggesting a low refresh rate. Sometimes, the display even lags and freezes a bit before responding to swipes. In an early review of the phone, the tester downloaded the Antutu app, but it took a while for the download to complete despite the high-speed internet connection.

Based on these specs and real-life experience, we don’t think this screen has the capability for gaming, you shouldn’t expect much. During gameplay, the images seem a bit slow and not very smooth, you can still play PUBG Mobile on this phone, but the experience won’t be excellent.


In terms of platform and performance, the Samsung Galaxy M10s is powered by the Exynos 7884B processor. This is an octa-core processor from Samsung that features dual 1.6GHz cores and six 1.35GHz cores, made for mid-range phones and tablets.

This chip has a clock speed lower than that of competitors like the Snapdragon 632 and the Exynos 7885. Its scores on Geekbench are also lower than those of the other two processors, suggesting that it offers poorer performance.

In fact, the Exynos 7884B is pretty common in the mid-range segment. It allows for multitasking and gaming. However, you shouldn’t expect much gaming power from this phone, it lets you play the game, but you won’t get excellent gameplay.


The Samsung Galaxy M10s features 3GB RAM and 32GB of internal storage, and this is the only variant available. With 3GB of RAM and the aforementioned processor, the smartphone does let you run several apps simultaneously. However, the small RAM capacity means if you leave an app for a while, it will reload when you get back rather than pick up where you left off. That means you will have to wait for a longer time when re-open an app in the background.

Regarding gaming, 3GB RAM won’t provide you much power to run intensive mobile games, but you can still play PUBG or Call of Duty as long as you choose low to medium settings. The phone does struggle when you try higher settings. And the phone will likely get warm during gameplays, but this happens to all smartphones in this segment. If you worry about overheating issues, you can get an external cooling fan to use when gaming.


Next, the M10s packs a 4,000mAh battery along with support for 15W fast charging. With this battery capacity, the device should be able to get you through the day, and the fast charging support is also an upgrade from the M10. This battery capacity is also larger than that of the Galaxy M10 (3,400 mAh), meaning you can expect longer battery life from the M10s.

So far, we haven’t seen any complaints about the battery of this phone. A use reported 12 hours of battery life for moderate use and 2 days for lower use. This sounds really good, especially if you want to enjoy long gaming hours. However, it appears that the fast charging doesn’t make much difference in charging time, according to users.


The Galaxy M10s sports the same rear camera module as the M10, which includes a wide-angle camera with 13MP resolution and an f/1.9 aperture, an ultra-wide-angle camera with a 5MP resolution and an f/2.2 aperture. The cameras allow for HDR mode, panorama mode, and video recording at 1080-pixel resolution with 30fps frame rate, supported with an LED flash.

The camera upgrade lies on the front. While the M10 features a 5MP selfie lens, the M10s features an 8MP lens with an f/2.0 aperture, supporting HDR mode and video recording at 1080-pixel resolution and 30fps frame rate. This suggests that the

As an entry-level device, the Galaxy M10s doesn’t offer any special photography features. It does come with a wide-angle and an ultra-wide-angle lens, but the image quality is not excellent, as you may expect.

For this price range, the main camera performs well in the daylight. Daylight shots are beautiful on the phone screen, but when shown on the computer, the dynamic range doesn’t seem great while the colors seem a bit dull. Daylight landscape photos look good but the phone fails to capture small details and there are grains when you zoom in the photos.

While the ultra-wide-angle lens allows for capturing a larger view, it reduces the quality of photos. Close-up shots look much better with good sharpness and a natural depth effect, but it takes quite a while to focus.

You won’t want to take photos in a low-light environment with this phone because the quality will decrease a lot. On the other hand, portraits and selfies look nice when taken in daylight.

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Samsung Galaxy M10s Full Specifications

  • Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE
  • 2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2
  • 3G bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
  • 4G bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 38, 40, 41
  • Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (2CA) Cat6 300/50 Mbps
  • Announced 2019, September
  • Status Available. Released 2019, September
  • Dimensions 158.4 x 74.7 x 7.8 mm (6.24 x 2.94 x 0.31 in)
  • Weight 169 g (5.96 oz)
  • Build Glass front, plastic back, plastic frame
  • SIM Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  • Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • Size 6.4 inches, 100.5 cm2 (~85.0% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Resolution 720 x 1560 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~268 ppi density)
  • OS Android 9.0 (Pie)
  • Chipset Exynos 7884B (14 nm)
  • CPU Octa-core (2x1.6 GHz Cortex-A73 & 6x1.35 GHz Cortex-A53)
  • GPU Mali-G71 MP2
  • Card slot microSDXC (dedicated slot)
  • Internal 32GB 3GB RAM
  • eMMC 5.1
main camera
  • Modules 13 MP, f/1.9, 27mm (wide), 1/3.1", 1.12µm, PDAF 5 MP, f/2.2, 12mm (ultrawide)
  • Features LED flash, panorama, HDR
  • Video 1080p@30fps
selfie camera
  • Modules 8 MP, f/2.0
  • Features HDR
  • Video 1080p@30fps
  • Loudspeaker Yes
  • 3.5mm jack Yes
  • WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
  • Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE
  • GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
  • Radio FM radio
  • USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
  • Sensors Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
  • Non-removable Li-Ion 4000 mAh battery
  • Charging Fast charging 15W
  • Colors Stone Blue, Piano Black
  • Models SM-M107F, SM-M107G, SM-M107Y, SM-M107M
  • SAR 0.39 W/kg (head)