1. gray2018's Avatar
    I have been looking for a new phone to upgrade to from LG V30 for awhile now and I am definitely looking into the S10 line. I recently picked up the S10e for my wife. After playing with it a bit, I have to say, I'm impressed. Definitely love the fact that there is another flagship Samsung phone with no curved screen.

    Was just curious for you S10e owners, what are the negatives you have experienced? A lot of people seem to prefer the S10e over the regular S10 and even the S10 plus.

    One thing I'm concerned with if I purchase the S10e is battery life. I am a heavy user. But being a flat screen, I suppose I could get a really good extended battery case with good protection. This is a common issue I have run into in the past due to the curved infinity screen. Companies don't seem to design battery cases with protection in mind.
    10-20-2019 08:09 AM
  2. Inders99's Avatar
    I use my phone quite a bit but it's for work, at the end of the day I want nothing to do with it so maybe you're still messing with yours at that time. My battery life is outstanding, 40% at the end of the day, mostly non-WiFi run time. If I'm in a WiFi environment maybe 60%. However, I don't watch movies, vids, FaceCrook, etc. so maybe your results will be different.

    In the end the smaller size, lack of curved screen, and overall performance makes it a joy to use (as much as being tethered to a device can be considered "joy") I think with Android 10 coming around and it's strict app management the performance will be even better.
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    10-20-2019 08:24 AM
  3. fuzzylumpkin's Avatar
    Battery life is the only real negative, although the Snapdragon version is apparently better in that regard.

    It's the best S10 in my opinion, that's why I bought it.
    10-20-2019 08:47 AM
  4. gray2018's Avatar
    Another negative I'm seeing is it doesn't seem to have the best camera performance.. especially in low light. When I tried out the regular S10/plus at the store, they both looked great and really sharp. Anyone had issues with this?
    10-20-2019 11:45 AM
  5. libra89's Avatar
    Low light performance is alright but night mode helped with improving that a bit.

    If you are left handed or use your phone with your left hand, the fingerprint sensor might be annoying for unlocking. I'm used to it though.
    10-20-2019 02:38 PM
  6. fuzzylumpkin's Avatar
    Low light performance is alright but night mode helped with improving that a bit.

    If you are left handed or use your phone with your left hand, the fingerprint sensor might be annoying for unlocking. I'm used to it though.
    True, I've gotten used to it as well.

    That's the problem with a question like this... Six months on I've either adapted to or found a way to fix most of my annoyances.
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    10-20-2019 03:30 PM
  7. isabel95's Avatar
    With my Speck case just about guided my thumb into the correct position recognition is almost instantaneous.

    No problem at all using right hand for recognition.

    My only issue with the phone is the camera. I find that like the Note 4 (my previous phone) and also every digital camera I've ever had, highlights will be blown out and featureless if I accept the automatic exposure chosen by the camera. I routinely lock in the exposure by a long press in the area I want to focus on and then move the exposure compensation slider (the one near the bottom) and slide it for a negative exposure. I've also turned off hdr and will only use it in a severely backlit situation. HDR processing yields images that are lacking contrast and saturation. In general I seem to see a lack of detail in higher ISO images.

    Compared to my sluggish and dying Note 4 this phone soars in speed, especially since I turned off animations in developer mode.

    I use night mode all the time which saves battery life and is much easier on my eyes. I have set the blue light filter to turn on at night since my eyes are very sensitive to bright light. Don't use the always on display because that's also a battery eater.

    Many online sites recommend not charging the camera to 100%, but recommending charging up to 80% to save battery life. I am now taking off my case when I charge to help the heat to disperse, since that's a battery killer too.

    It was nice being able to pop out the Note 4 battery and replacing it myself. Not featuring having to pay a premium to have a battery replaced, so I'm trying to make mine last as long as possible.

    What do you all think about not charging to 100%

    I don't use Bixby at all. Google Assistant does everything I need. One could go nuts testing out all the gimmicky features that may be fun for a while but are generally a pain to remember. Don't use gestures. They seem to be more trouble than they're worth.

    True, I've gotten used to it as well.

    That's the problem with a question like this... Six months on I've either adapted to or found a way to fix most of my annoyances.
    10-20-2019 06:25 PM
  8. fuzzylumpkin's Avatar
    That's the thing, we weren't talking about a problem using your right hand...


    Only charging to 80% will prolong the life of your battery a little, not as much as some claim... Lithium ion cells degrade, it's unavoidable.

    For me it's not worth the hassle of micro managing, i charge overnight. If you're planning to keep this phone for 5 or 6 years like you did the note 4 though, it might well be worth babying the battery.
    mary beth hale likes this.
    10-20-2019 06:55 PM
  9. raqball's Avatar
    My one major negative is Bixby and the Bixby button...
    Minor gripes are the duplicate Samsung services and apps...
    10-26-2019 09:33 AM
  10. Inders99's Avatar
    My one major negative is Bixby and the Bixby button...
    Minor gripes are the duplicate Samsung services and apps...
    Instead of hating on it as I have in the past, I actually gave it a good shot and I like some of the things it can do. It's better than Google Assistant at "phone" things, like settings and such. And the best thing I like about it is voice dialing numbers, it's almost flawless, almost.
    libra89, mary beth hale and Golurk like this.
    10-27-2019 08:39 AM
  11. fuzzylumpkin's Avatar
    My one major negative is Bixby and the Bixby button...
    Minor gripes are the duplicate Samsung services and apps...
    Those aren't negatives with the S10e, regardless of how you or I feel about those "features" they exist across the whole S10 line.
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    10-28-2019 06:40 AM
  12. ThrottleJohnny's Avatar
    Just started using Bixby again and it's not bad for what it is.

    I feel like with Samsung, some people hate what they've been told to hate. It's the whole peer pressure thing.
    mary beth hale and Golurk like this.
    10-30-2019 02:39 AM
  13. Rumblee1's Avatar
    I have been looking for a new phone to upgrade to from LG V30 for awhile now and I am definitely looking into the S10 line. I recently picked up the S10e for my wife. After playing with it a bit, I have to say, I'm impressed. Definitely love the fact that there is another flagship Samsung phone with no curved screen.

    Was just curious for you S10e owners, what are the negatives you have experienced? A lot of people seem to prefer the S10e over the regular S10 and even the S10 plus.

    One thing I'm concerned with if I purchase the S10e is battery life. I am a heavy user. But being a flat screen, I suppose I could get a really good extended battery case with good protection. This is a common issue I have run into in the past due to the curved infinity screen. Companies don't seem to design battery cases with protection in mind.
    After comparing phones and watching reviews, the phone to get right now is the ZTE axon 10 pro. That is if you're on a gsm network. I currently have a LG V30 and still love it. But a friend bought the ZTE and it's unbelievable. He bought the 12gb ram, 256gb on board, sd slot, wireless charging, and the very latest internals. He got it for $600.00 at B&H. It's unbelievable.
    11-12-2019 06:00 PM
  14. Golurk's Avatar
    Just started using Bixby again and it's not bad for what it is.

    I feel like with Samsung, some people hate what they've been told to hate. It's the whole peer pressure thing.
    Yep. The old classic argument of “Samsung is trash, bloatware, Bixby is useless etc” is simply false. 5 years ago it may have been true, but definitely not now.
    Yesterday 01:12 PM
  15. Mike Dee's Avatar
    Yep. The old classic argument of “Samsung is trash, bloatware, Bixby is useless etc” is simply false. 5 years ago it may have been true, but definitely not now.
    5 years ago I wouldn't look at it. It may have gotten better sooner but I didn't touch it till One UI. It's not perfect but it's as good or better than others. I'm still not into Bixby but I probably haven't given it a fair enough run.
    Yesterday 01:21 PM
  16. Mike Dee's Avatar
    That's the thing, we weren't talking about a problem using your right hand...


    Only charging to 80% will prolong the life of your battery a little, not as much as some claim... Lithium ion cells degrade, it's unavoidable.

    For me it's not worth the hassle of micro managing, i charge overnight. If you're planning to keep this phone for 5 or 6 years like you did the note 4 though, it might well be worth babying the battery.
    Going forward I have a feeling 5 or 6 years with a device won't be sustainable even if you change out batteries.
    Yesterday 01:25 PM

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