Hands-on: How does the Samsung Galaxy S10e compare to the Google Pixel 3?

Hands-on: How does the Samsung Galaxy S10e compare to the Google Pixel 3?

People have been clamoring for high-end “compact” phones for years and they finally have some good options. Slim bezels have allowed devices to increase screen size and still offer relatively small form factors. The Samsung Galaxy S10e is a perfect example of this. Google also released a small-ish device with the Pixel 3, but it doesn’t have nearly as small bezels. XDA TV’s Daniel Marchena shared his thoughts on the small Galaxy S10e after using it for 3 weeks and compared it with the Pixel 3. Watch the video below!

Galaxy S10e XDA Forum Pixel 3 XDA Forum

CategoryPixel 3Galaxy S10e
Dimensions and Weight145.6 x 68.2 x 7.9 mm, 148g69.9 x 142.2 x 7.9mm, 150g
SoftwareAndroid Pie with 3 years of OS and 3 years of security patch updatesAndroid Pie with One UI
Display5.5-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-chipQualcomm Snapdragon 845 with Adreno 630 GPUSnapdragon 855/Exynos 9820
Storage64GB/128GB, no microSD card slot128GB/256GB
+ MicroSD slot (up to 512GB)
Battery2,915 mAh3100 mAh
Rear Camera Sensor12.2MP 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 SensorsDual 8.1MP (primary is f/1.8 while secondary is a wide-angle lens

with f/2.2 and 97 degree field of view)Video recording: 1080p

UHD Selfie: 10MP Super Speed Dual Pixel AF, F1.9 (80°)
PortsUSB 3.1 Type-C, nanoSIM trayUSB Type-C, nanoSIM tray
SecurityRear fingerprint scanner, Tamper-resistant hardware security module supporting StrongBox KeymasterSide-mounted fingerprint scanner
AudioDual front-facing speakers, no 3.5mm headphone jack3.5mm headphone jack
ChargingWireless charging up to 10W via Pixel Stand, 18W via USB PD 2.0Fast Wireless Charging 2.0, Wireless Power Share, Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging
IP RatingIP68 – Water and dust resistantIP68 – Water and dust resistant

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Joe Fedewa
Joe Fedewa

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