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I'm in a bit of a pickle - I can't choose between an S10e and the regular S10.
The main point of conflict is the camera - is the "telephoto" camera worth it? Can't seem to find any good article on the real usage of it.
Otherwise I like the "e" better.
Or maybe I should keep rocking my S6, the home button usually works, the battery is totally dead yet.
 
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Just continue to use S6 and save money for something more important.
 

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I'm in a bit of a pickle - I can't choose between an S10e and the regular S10.
The main point of conflict is the camera - is the "telephoto" camera worth it? Can't seem to find any good article on the real usage of it.
Otherwise I like the "e" better.
Or maybe I should keep rocking my S6, the home button usually works, the battery is totally dead yet.
Forget the S10 or the "e". Overpriced both of them. Try something better for less money;
https://www.oneplus.com/
Or something that meets your needs for much less money;
https://www.bluproducts.com/android-phones/
 
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I would stay away from Blu phones. They had a nasty habit of phoning users data home to international locations.
 
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They had a nasty habit of phoning users data home to international locations.
That was a single instance on a single model of phone 4 years ago, quickly patched. BLU has earned back the trust of many by making their firmware's open for inspection by the public.
 
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So, no one has knowledge about the cameras?
I'll be doing a lot of traveling in the second half of the year, so I want the best camera possible.
Not even looking on the "budget" options as I don't and don't want upgrade phones frequently.
The OnePlus's are huge and the cameras are average at best.
Also, AMOLED is a must have IMO.

So, back to the original question please :)
 
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That was a single instance on a single model of phone 4 years ago, quickly patched. BLU has earned back the trust of many by making their firmware's open for inspection by the public.
Six Models, and took them well over a year to stop doing it after caught. Sure, I'll throw my trust back at them. Besides, how many other companies get the benefit of a doubt? Heck, people here won't even buy an AMD card because they had one of 10 million cards that blew up.

Off topic, but watch how much data your Samsung smart objects send out. It's disturbing.
 
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Every single company collects data on you, but what matters is what they do with it.

A OP, if you're not on a budget, literally go for the biggest, baddest phone on the market, the telephoto feature on my S9+ is a very much nice have
 

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Every single company collects data on you, but what matters is what they do with it.

A OP, if you're not on a budget, literally go for the biggest, baddest phone on the market, the telephoto feature on my S9+ is a very much nice have
I'm not on a budget per se, but I don't want to spend unnecessarily. Definitely don't want the biggest phone :D
The S10e is perfect in size, a tad smaller than my S6, but maybe I need that telephoto feature.. Urgh..

I got a S5 brand new full unlock in 2016 and it came out in 2014. 250 dollars, that is the way to buy phones, wat a few years.
OK.
 
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The S10e is perfect in size, a tad smaller than my S6, but maybe I need that telephoto feature.. Urgh..
Can you go to a store and fondle one while trying out the camera?
 
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The S10 is easily the king of android smartphones. The only downside is the price. Ignore the idiots that say things like no difference between S8 and S10.

If you care about the camera, buy the s10+, otherwise go for the s10e.
 

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The S10 is easily the king of android smartphones, in your opinion
 
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Get the S10. It's excellent in many areas and far from bad in everything else.
I feel like S9 and S7 were slightly more polished - supremacy over cheaper alternatives was more pronounced.
But it's business as usual: you just can't go wrong with a flagship Samsung. If it's in budget and has the features you need, it'll serve well.
Exactly , nothing changed from S8 to S10.
Actually almost everything changed.
Cameras are the big feature everyone is talking about, but minor improvements are everywhere.
 
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The S10 is easily the king of android smartphones, in your opinion
The best display, the best SOC, the best cameras, the best build quality. Excellent battery life, excellent features, excellent functionality and integration of just about every typical function a smartphone can have. Tell me more about how it's not, objectively, the best android phone on the market.
 
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Forget the S10 or the "e". Overpriced both of them. Try something better for less money;
https://www.oneplus.com/
Or something that meets your needs for much less money;
https://www.bluproducts.com/android-phones/
You have to consider that he lives in Europe and these cheap badly-made phones are not always as easy to get as in US. ;-)
BLU - I don't even know this brand.
OnePlus looks good on paper - everything they buy from suppliers is top notch: CPU, camera, screen etc. But the way they assemble these parts really explains the price difference. As a result they don't provide any official IP rating.
And for some reason they don't like the idea of wireless charging. OnePlus 6T has to be one of the most expensive phones available today without this feature.
Samsung has offered wireless charging since S4 (2013 !)
 
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+1 for this.
Unless you really want that in-screen fingerprint sensor, because that's the only significant difference between S8 and S10

Actually, I'm wrong, there is one other significant difference.
S8 is now THREE TIMES cheaper than S10.

p.s. Was just upgraded almost globally to Android Pie, meaning all last 3 gens from Sammy run the same OS.
 
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Get the S10. It's excellent in many areas and far from bad in everything else.
I feel like S9 and S7 were slightly more polished - supremacy over cheaper alternatives was more pronounced.
But it's business as usual: you just can't go wrong with a flagship Samsung. If it's in budget and has the features you need, it'll serve well.

Actually almost everything changed.
Cameras are the big feature everyone is talking about, but minor improvements are everywhere.
When they release a new phone it should be all new , it should deserve waiting , you should feel that you've upgraded when you buy it , do you remember the difference between Galaxy S and S2 ? and between S2 and S3 ? S3 and S4 ? S4 and S5 ?
 
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So, no one has knowledge about the cameras?
I'll be doing a lot of traveling in the second half of the year, so I want the best camera possible.
Not even looking on the "budget" options as I don't and don't want upgrade phones frequently.
The OnePlus's are huge and the cameras are average at best.
Also, AMOLED is a must have IMO.

So, back to the original question please :)
Well hey, if money is no object, get an S10e. Have fun..
 
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do you remember the difference between Galaxy S and S2 ? and between S2 and S3 ? S3 and S4 ? S4 and S5 ?
No. But then again, I hate Samsung's locked bootloader hell with a passion, so I've done everything in my power to avoid them.

Has OP considered a moto mod-esque solution?

https://www.amazon.com/Motorola-Hasselblad-Camera-Droid-Force/dp/B01J9SSQZY

Get a cheapo used Moto-z and snap that baby on. Granted, it will cost a bit, but not as much as a s10 NIB.
 
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When they release a new phone it should be all new , it should deserve waiting , you should feel that you've upgraded when you buy it , do you remember the difference between Galaxy S and S2 ? and between S2 and S3 ? S3 and S4 ? S4 and S5 ?
When you finally get to rule your galactic empire, I'm sure you'll make that obligatory.

But until then, companies can release phones as often as they want. And yes, differences after 1 year aren't striking, because why would they be? How much sh... would Samsung have to "invent" to make a big difference so quickly? It's a phone. It has screens, speakers, cameras, buttons and some sensors. Improvements are either incremental or one-off (like there's really just one time you can start offering wireless charging or folding screens).
But differences in 2-3 generations add up and suddenly become significant. And he's moving from a 4-year-old S6. S10 will be MUCH faster and has noticeably better photo quality and features.
 
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When you finally get to rule your galactic empire, I'm sure you'll make that obligatory.
Galactic empire's aren't fun if no one else plays, though.
 
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No. But then again, I hate Samsung's locked bootloader hell with a passion, so I've done everything in my power to avoid them.
Same here, which is why I recommend OnePlus and BLU. Both companies allow for and even encourage the use of custom configurations and custom firmwares if that's what you need of your devices. Affordable prices and good specs as well. Yes, Thank You!
Six Models, and took them well over a year to stop doing it after caught. Sure, I'll throw my trust back at them. Besides, how many other companies get the benefit of a doubt?
Ok, let's presume that true(I read it was only one model and Amazon threw a fit about it), they still have gone out of their way to prove up and be transparent going forward. In my book BLU has earned back trustworthiness.
 
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