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Updated January 10, 2024·

If camera quality is a high priority for you, the Samsung Galaxy S21 offers a better main camera and more sophisticated video recording capabilities. However, if headphone jack access and a lighter device are more important, the Samsung Galaxy S10e meets those needs and is significantly cheaper. The S10e has a smaller screen, which could be preferable if you're looking for a more compact phone. On the other hand, the S21 has a larger screen and a higher refresh rate, making for smoother visuals. Battery life is quite similar, and both devices offer wireless charging. Lastly, consider the S21 if you need 5G connectivity, as the S10e does not support it. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the Samsung Galaxy S10e
  • The Samsung Galaxy S10e has no clear advantages over the Samsung Galaxy S21.
Advantages of the Samsung Galaxy S21
  • Good for taking photos
  • Fair for recording videos
  • Very good display quality
  • Good performance

Key differences

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Overall Camera Quality

5.3
Galaxy S10e
Galaxy S21
7.2
The Samsung Galaxy S21 has good overall camera quality, while the Samsung Galaxy S10e has poor overall camera quality.

Photo Quality

5.3
Galaxy S10e
Galaxy S21
7.0
The Samsung Galaxy S21 takes good photos, while the Samsung Galaxy S10e takes poor photos.

Video Quality

5.5
Galaxy S10e
Galaxy S21
6.6
The Samsung Galaxy S21 takes only fair videos, while the Samsung Galaxy S10e takes poor videos.

Screen Size

The Samsung Galaxy S10e has a screen size of 5.8 inches and the Samsung Galaxy S21 is 6.2 inches.
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Key similarities

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Battery

6.9 Hours
Galaxy S10e
Galaxy S21
6.7 Hours
The Samsung Galaxy S10e has 6.9 hours of battery life. The Samsung Galaxy S21 has 6.7 hours of battery life.

Cost

$145
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Galaxy S21
$145
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The Samsung Galaxy S10e has a price of $145 and the Samsung Galaxy S21 costs $145.

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How the Samsung Galaxy S10e and the Samsung Galaxy S21 compare to other phones

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Spec Comparison

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Samsung Galaxy S10eSamsung Galaxy S21
Samsung Galaxy S10eSamsung Galaxy S21

GENERAL

Price
$145
$145
Brand
SamsungSamsung
Operating System
AndroidAndroid
Release Date
March 8, 2019January 29, 2021

SCREEN

Screen Size
5.8"6.2"
Resolution
2280 x 10802400 x 1080
Variable refresh rate
NoNo
Pixels Per Inch
438421
Display Type
OLEDOLED

INTERNAL

Processor
SD855SD888
Internal Storage
128 GB128 GB
RAM
6 GB8 GB

CAMERA

Overall Camera Quality Score
5.4/107.2/10
Photos Score
5.3/107/10
Videos Score
5.5/106.6/10
Rear Cameras
Main, UltrawideMain, Ultrawide, Telephoto
Main Camera
12 megapixels + OIS12 megapixels + OIS

BATTERY

Battery Life
6.9 Hours6.7 Hours
Battery Capacity
3100 mAh4000 mAh
Wireless Charging
YesYes
Wireless charging Speed
15 W15 W
Reverse wireless charging
Yes (4.5 watts)Yes (4.5 watts)

PHYSICAL

Size
5.6" x 2.75"5.97" x 2.8"
Weight
5.29 oz5.96 oz
Back Material
GlassPlastic
Stereo Speakers
NoNo

CONNECTIVITY

Dual SIM
NoYes
Bluetooth Version
5.05.0
A2DP
YesYes
WiFi Version
66
NFC
YesYes
US 5G Bands
N/A(SA/NSA/Sub6/mmWave)2, 5, 25, 41, 66, 71, 260, 261 (SA/NSA/Sub6)1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40, 41, 66, 77, 78

OTHER FEATURES

Biometric unlock
Face unlock, Fingerprint sensor: SideFace unlock, Fingerprint sensor: Under Display
Unlockable Bootloader
NoNo
Color
Prism Black, Prism White, Prism Blue, Prism Green, Flamingo Pink, Cardinal Red, Cannary YellowPhantom Gray, Phantom White, Phantom Violet, Phantom Pink
Stock Android
NoNo
SD Card
YesNo

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Samsung Galaxy S10e

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The Verge

Natt Garun | March 2019
"You’re getting nearly the full S10 experience without spending as much money and in a size that’s a lot more appealing across demographics. If you’re looking for a good, small Android, this is a phone that I think most people will enjoy without sacrificing much in quality."

Samsung Galaxy S21

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Android Central

Huseman Joe | February 2022
"The Galaxy S21 delivers the flagship Samsung experience in a phone that's much more pocketable (and affordable) than the top-end S21 Ultra.The triple-camera system is incredibly capable, Samsung's One UI 3.1 software is chock-full of features and settings to mess with, and I've not once missed having expandable storage."

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About Samsung

Samsung is one of the most recognizable names in the smartphone industry, standing as the undisputed best-selling brand of Android smartphones in the United States for many years now. Samsung is known for offering a variety of smartphones in all available price points, as well as for implementing cutting-edge technology and innovative features in their flagship devices, ones that often shape the market going forward. The company offers its own unique spin on Android, called One UI, which focuses on offering a multitude of features and is heavily customizable, according to user preference.

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