- Analysis by KJ David
One of the earliest Galaxy M models from Samsung (It was released alongside the M20), the Galaxy M10 is a middle-class large-screen Android phone whose biggest cons include its lack of NFC support -- a technology tailored to cashless mobile payments that was widely-used around the time of this specs-based review. Additionally, it offers an old-fashioned 5-megapixel-only selfie camera with no special bells and whistles, save for its accompanying screen flash function -- feel free to pop open this Phonerated list of the best selfie phones around.
Fortunately for the M10, its rear-facing camera is not as dreadful as its selfie cam, coming in the form of a 13- plus 5-megapixel dual-lens system that may have been inspired by the multi-cam setups offered by some high-caliber photography smartphones.
Its biggest pro, however, is the whopping 512GB external memory allowance accompanying its 32GB (or 16GB, depending on the variant) internal memory. Its 3400mAh inbuilt battery does not sound too shabby either, especially since it scores a promising 84-hour audio playback time (5040 minutes) and up to 24 hours (1140 minutes) of continuous 3G calling time .
The Samsung Galaxy M10's pros and cons also include a wide 6.22-inch display whose 19:9 aspect ratio and 90 percent screen-to-body ratio reminds us of the screens offered by some truly-high-end phablets. Having said that, we cannot help but wish that it rocked at least an FHD/FHD+ 1080p screen sharpness, instead of settling for a mundane 1520 x 710 HD+ definition .
The M10 is powered by a mid-end Exynos 7880 eight-core processor clocked at 1.6GHz and it comes with either 3GB or 2GB of RAM. For security, although it does not come with a physical fingerprint scanner , the M10 does offer a facial recognition system for user authentication, putting it slightly ahead versus several slightly-older mid-level models. It offers two SIM card trays and it runs on Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box.
With its pros and cons being topped off by either a Charcoal Black or an Ocean Blue finish, the Galaxy M10 sounds like a solid choice for those in search of a middle-class phone with a phablet-esque screen real estate.
** This phone is also known as: Samsung M10, Samsung SM-M105F
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