Got an S10e instead of my pre-ordered S10 - First impressions

psteve2005

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That's the biggest PLUS point on this phone! The battery life is just insane. a 3100mAH battery powering such a small device is perfect! The bigger battery on the larger phones have to power a larger screen so it's the same.

After 48 hours of moderate usage which included 1 hour of phone calls and 1.5 hours of playing music through my AKG earphones and a little bit of Whatsapp and YouTube, I had 36% battery left on the 2nd day!

I put all apps to sleep in the Android Pie battery settings and only left Whatsapp and Gmail always active, the rest of the apps I can access them when I need them as to not have them running in the background in sucking battery.

Is putting apps to sleep a Samsung feature or can it be done on all phones running Pie (i.e. the apps that are being "battery optimised" on my Pixel 3 are asleep?)

Thanks for all your updates on the S10e. Tempted to try one and switch to something smaller from my 3XL.
 

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It depends on where you are coming from, if your coming from a bigger screen and have any other bigger phone next to it to compare then it feels cramped. Generally, you should get used to the smaller screen after few days.

For me I was coming from bigger screens and also had an iPhone Xr next to it every day and made the S10e screen cramped. So I decided to get the S10, but if you have don't have any other big phones lying around you should get used to the smaller screen in a few days.

How’s your battery life been on the s10?
 

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How’s your battery life been on the s10?

Without any exaggeration, this is the best phone battery out of all the Samsung phones I owned before and yes including my previous Note 9. Part of it probably is due to Android Pie giving us the ability to put all apps that we don't need to be actively working to sleep.

I put all my apps to sleep except for Whatsapp and Gmail as I can always manually access Instagram, Facebook, etc, when I need to.

I go for cardio 1.5 hours each day and make about 30 - 60 minutes of phone calls along with about 10-15 emails and using whatsapp, I'm getting 2 days of battery life easily!
 

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Without any exaggeration, this is the best phone battery out of all the Samsung phones I owned before and yes including my previous Note 9. Part of it probably is due to Android Pie giving us the ability to put all apps that we don't need to be actively working to sleep.

I put all my apps to sleep except for Whatsapp and Gmail as I can always manually access Instagram, Facebook, etc, when I need to.

I go for cardio 1.5 hours each day and make about 30 - 60 minutes of phone calls along with about 10-15 emails and using whatsapp, I'm getting 2 days of battery life easily!
How do you put apps to sleep voluntarily?
 

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Just my second day after nearly 5 years of the Note 4.

Love the thumbprint reader.

Following several YouTube videos i've optimized many settings to speed up the response time, which was marvelous to begin with.

Using Night Mode all the time and battery life is terrific.

Camera interface is way different from that in the Note 4 and I haven't been able to find a way to change the size of jpg images, as I was easily able to do on the Note. In order to change white balance you have to be in Pro mode. "Photo" mode is very basic. I need to use "Pro" to use exposure compensation, which with the Note 4 and my digital cameras I've always used to prevent highlight burnouts.

I like the "My Files" interface, but don't like the fact the raw files (dng) have to go to the internal memory. I transferred my 128gb micro sd card from my Note 4 to the S10e and formatted it. It may only be my opinion, but I believe putting photos on the micro sd card keeps the internal memory from juggling space from constant photo posting and deleting to it. We all know how our computers slow down as they age because of so much use. (Maybe I'm overanalyzing.)

While it charges more slowly than using a cable I like the wireless charge I got free with my phone ($549 at Best Buy) and wonder which is really better for battery life - cable or wireless. I'm leaving the Speck case on because it's harder to get off than my previous silicone case on the Note. The phone doesn't seem to get very hot on the wireless charger.

Of course I miss the stylus of the Note which I used a lot, but I wanted a phone without side curves and I didn't want a huge phone.

Had one very interesting problem initially with the Gallery. It would not upload photos to Google Photos. Did lots of searching on the web for a solution. Many recommended going the Backup and Sync in the Google Photos settings but they weren't on the list of options! Finally did a live chat with Verizon support and the 3rd technician finally realized that for some reason I was going to photos through my browser rather than the installed Google Photos app. He had me uninstall and reinstall the app and as soon as I opened it up the Backup and Sync were there for me to check.

Learning curve is more complicated than I thought, but this forum and YouTube videos have helped.
 

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Fingerprint scanner is fantastic and quick. While setting it up it takes MANY readings of your finger - I guess to get in all the whorls on your finger.

Am also surprised about the many complaints about the power button being too high. It's perfect for me.

Have had no problem with the power button accidentally scrolling down the taskbar when I touch it. Has never happened. Slidiing my finger on the power button does nothing.
 

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You have to setup the fingerprint reader scroll feature. I personally don't like it and left it disabled.
Fingerprint scanner is fantastic and quick. While setting it up it takes MANY readings of your finger - I guess to get in all the whorls on your finger.

Am also surprised about the many complaints about the power button being too high. It's perfect for me.

Have had no problem with the power button accidentally scrolling down the taskbar when I touch it. Has never happened. Slidiing my finger on the power button does nothing.
 

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