Google Pixel 3 vs Samsung Galaxy S10e: The Battle of the Mid-size Flagships

Google Pixel 3 vs Samsung Galaxy S10e: The Battle of the Mid-size Flagships

The Samsung Galaxy S10 series included three devices this year: a giant phone, a”regular” phone, and a”mid-size” phone. The big Galaxy S10+ and the small Galaxy S10e have been getting most of the attention. Daniel Marchena from XDA TV compared the latter to another popular “mid-size” phone: the Pixel 3. He shared his first thoughts last month, but now this 38-minute video goes in-depth comparing the hardware, software, media playback, audio quality, and of course, cameras.

So what’s the general consensus? Dan says the phones are very evenly matched. He likes the Galaxy S10e, but disagrees with some of the trade-offs Samsung made for the smaller size. He also says the Pixel 3 is overpriced, and if you’re comparing just price, the Galaxy S10e is the easy winner. But there’s still something to be said about having Google’s software and being able to try the latest and greatest Android versions. At the end of the day, these are two very good phones. Watch the full video below to hear more thoughts.


Pixel 3 XDA Forum Galaxy S10e XDA Forum

Category Pixel 3 Galaxy S10e
Dimensions and Weight 145.6 x 68.2 x 7.9 mm, 148g 69.9 x 142.2 x 7.9mm, 150g
Software Android Pie with 3 years of OS and 3 years of security patch updates Android Pie with One UI
Display 5.5-inch 1080×2160 (18:9) OLED display. Gorilla Glass 5. HDR support. 5.8-inch, Full HD+ Flat Dynamic AMOLED, 19:9 (438ppi)
System-on-chip Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 with Adreno 630 GPU Snapdragon 855/Exynos 9820
Storage 64GB/128GB, no microSD card slot 128GB/256GB
+ MicroSD slot (up to 512GB)
Battery 2,915 mAh 3100 mAh
Rear Camera Sensor 12.2MP f/1.8, 1.4μm
Video recording: 4k @ 30fps, OIS+EISSlow motion:[email protected] Pixel Autofocus, Zero Shutter Lag (ZSL),

Rapid and Accurate Image Super-Resolution (RAISR)

Dual Camera with OIS
– Wide-angle: 12 MP Super Speed Dual Pixel AF, F1.5/F2.4, OIS (77°)
– Ultra Wide: 16MP FF, F2.2 (123°)
– 0.5X optical zoom, up to 8X digital zoom
Front Camera Sensors Dual 8.1MP (primary is f/1.8 while secondary is a wide-angle lenswith f/2.2 and 97 degree field of view)Video recording: 1080p UHD Selfie: 10MP Super Speed Dual Pixel AF, F1.9 (80°)
Ports USB 3.1 Type-C, nanoSIM tray USB Type-C, nanoSIM tray
Security Rear fingerprint scanner, Tamper-resistant hardware security module supporting StrongBox Keymaster Side-mounted fingerprint scanner
Audio Dual front-facing speakers, no 3.5mm headphone jack 3.5mm headphone jack
Charging Wireless charging up to 10W via Pixel Stand, 18W via USB PD 2.0 Fast Wireless Charging 2.0, Wireless Power Share, Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging
IP Rating IP68 – Water and dust resistant IP68 – Water and dust resistant

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Joe Fedewa
Joe Fedewa

Former Managing Editor at XDA-Developers. Lover of all things with displays.

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