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The Samsung Galaxy S10e is going cheap SIM-free

Samsung’s discount flagship is now even cheaper

If you’ve found yourself eyeing up Samsung’s Galaxy S10 flagship, but can’t quite justify the cost then the S10e is worth a look. It’s especially worth considering at the moment, as it’s available at a substantial discount SIM-free.

Right now at Fonehouse, you can buy the Samsung Galaxy S10e in black, SIM-free for £575. That’s a decent £94 saving on its usual RRP of £669.

So the question is: what are you missing if you opt for a Galaxy S10e over the regular S10? The answer is surprisingly little: most obviously a little screen space, as the S10e is 5.8in compared to the S10’s 6.1in design. As a result, the battery loses 300mAh as well, but that’s not a huge deal given you still have 3,100mAh to play with.

This is the 128GB model, so you have 2GB less RAM as well – although 6GB is still more than enough for most people, frankly, and our benchmarks don’t show a great deal of difference between handsets with 6 and phones with 8 (the two versions of the OnePlus 6T, for example).

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You lose the in-screen fingerprint reader, which is a shame but hardly the end of the world. Instead, it moves to the power button, like Sony Xperia phones of old. You also lose a bit of resolution, with the S10e opting for a Full HD+ resolution when compared to the S10’s QHD+ one. Personally I think the difference between the two is barely noticeable on a screen this size, unless you plan on dipping into VR where everything is magnified. 

Camera wise, you only get two cameras on the back, as opposed to the three one the S10. That means you’re losing the 12-megapixel telephoto lens which is a pity. That, for me, is the most significant loss here.

Everything else is the same though, meaning you still get the same superfast performance and stylish looks. If photography isn’t the be all and end all, I have no hesitation in recommending you grab this deal while you can.

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