Samsung's Galaxy A10e, after arriving at AT&T already, has touched down at Sprint MVNO Boost Mobile. The device is one of Samsung's newest smartphones in the Galaxy A series along with the Galaxy A20 and Galaxy A50, and, after some years, has finally become available in the US.
The Galaxy A10e features Samsung's 5.83-inch HD+ (1480 x 720p) Infinity Display, an edge-to-edge design that follows the bezel-less design trend Android OEMs are chasing nowadays. The resolution itself is 720p, with HD resolution being the standard for the more affordable phones in Android.
The Galaxy A10e is the most affordable of the new Galaxy A phones, with the Galaxy A50 going for $349.99, while the Galaxy A10e costs half of that.
2GB of RAM and 32GB of storage are acceptable for such a budget-friendly handset as well, seeing that 1GB of RAM is close to what smartwatches use nowadays (Samsung's own smartwatches such as the Galaxy Watch come close to that with 768MB of RAM) and isn't enough RAM for smartphones.
The Galaxy A10e also has 32GB of storage with a 128GB-capable microSD card slot, which is sufficient for Android users who've leaned heavily on microSD card support.
Of course, offering microSD card support is an Android OEM's way of allowing customers to pay more for their storage because, well, you have to go buy a microSD card to insert into the slot; the additional storage card is not provided.
There is more budget-friendliness behind the Galaxy A10e than just the microSD card storage, local storage, and RAM.
There's also the 5MP front camera and 8MP rear camera, both of which are standard for budget-friendly phones but don't allow you to take advantage of Samsung's Ultra Wide Angle lens on the Galaxy A50, for example.
Additionally, the dual and hexa cores (2 and 6) on the smartphone aren't the typical setup of high-end smartphones with two quad-core processors making an octa-core SoC, but that's what you can expect in a budget-friendly experience.
One processor has six cores and handles most of the work, while the other two cores handle small tasks. It makes for a good multitasking experience but is as affordable an octa-core processor as one gets.
The 3,000mAh battery is also budget-friendly battery life, considering the Galaxy A50 has a 4,000mAh battery, for example, but it does match the battery capacity of the Galaxy S10e that retails for four times its price (Galaxy S10e is $750, Galaxy A10e is about $180). The 720p HD resolution will ensure long-lasting battery life, so you should be able to get through a day without too much trouble on this handset.
Common industry specs now include USB Type-C charging, Bluetooth 5.0 for Low Energy, and the 3.5mm headphone jack. Android 9.0 Pie comes pre-installed, giving buyers access to the latest from Google up to this point.
Of course, Samsung adds its own touches here and there with its own One UI software experience, so expect more features than just what you'd find on an Android One handset.
While Samsung charges $179.99, Boost Mobile is offering its customers $80 off the price of the handset, bringing the price down to $99.99 ($40 less than its $139.99 retail price).
Boost also says that you can use code "2DAY2019" and save an additional 10% off the retail price, bringing the price down to a rock-bottom $89.99. Few handsets have the luxury of getting this large a discount right away.