The mid-range category of smartphones has exploded the market in recent years. Though you can see some noticeable compromises in mid-range phones, you still manage to get upper mid-range processor, double or triple camera setup which offers you an experience which is not close but often indistinguishable from flagships. Would you believe, the best selling mid-range phone of 2019 was Samsung Galaxy A10 which sold around 13,400,000,000 devices. Let us see what this device has to offer and let us find out if this device is still worth in 2020.
The Samsung Galaxy A10 offers a surprisingly current design for a budget smartphone. It is entirely made out of plastic back and has a glossy finish. The device feels stylish to hold and feels very comfortable in hands due to the rounded edges. The speakers of phones are placed at the back instead of the bottom which is a bit inconvenient as you end up covering it while holding the phone.
The power key and volume rocker are situated on the right edge. At the bottom, you can find a micro USB port, an audio jack and a microphone for normal calls. It does not have a fingerprint sensor, but the advance face recognition feature is installed on this mobile phone.
Samsung Galaxy A10 has 6.2 inch IPS LCD display with the 720 x 1520 resolution. It comes with a modern 19:9 aspect ratio and 271 pixels per inch. It has narrow bezels on the bottom and on the sides with a waterdrop notch. The display can get reasonably bright and viewing something on this phone under direct sunlight is not a problem.
The Samsung Galaxy A10 comes with only one rear camera, it’s the only phone in the current A range to do so. The rear camera packs a 13-megapixel camera with an f/1.9 aperture and 2 MP Depth camera which is accompanied by an LED flash. It has a 5-megapixel camera on the front for selfies, with an f/2.0 aperture. The A10’s camera works best in bright, neutral lighting but it fails to prove itself in dark or dim light conditions.
Battery and Storage
This device is available in only one configuration, i.e 2 GB RAM and 32 GB internal storage. It accepts SD cards up to 512GB, which is much better for those who might need a mobile phone with more significant storage.
A 3400 mAh battery is a highlight to Samsung Galaxy A10 which is a greater battery capacity than the latest flagship, Samsung Galaxy Z Flip. It is gives an approximate usage of 15 hours before it drains out completely. It takes about 2 hours to charge the phone from 0 to 100%, which is not disappointing for a phone of such caliber.
Samsung Galaxy A10 is powered by an octa-core Samsung Exynos 7884 processor which is not very fast but it is adequate for general operations, such as navigating the interface, using most apps, and even playing basic games. It runs latest version of Android with Samsung’s One UI 1.1 skin on top.
In Conclusion, the phone delivers a reasonable performance, with modest screen size, favorable display, good battery life and acceptable photo quality. It is definitely not an option for tech nerds but for the price of Rs 7990, Samsung A10 can be perfect for somebody looking for a phone that fulfills the basic needs.