....would be the S10 since the price is the same from what you found. The more RAM, the better in actual performance, especially since you plan to keep the phone for more than a couple of years most likely. Trust me, better to have a little overkill now than not enough in a couple of years.
Just my opinion.....
I'm mulling over whether to buy a Galaxy s10 or s10e. Currently, with Black Friday sales, they're currently the same price, even though the s10 retails for $150 more than the s10e.
The thing is, it's not exactly like comparing apple to the same apple. The s10+ is more similar to the s10 than the s10e is.
I am coming from the S8, which, unfortunately, got stolen a few weeks ago. Since then, I have been trying both the s10 and the s10e, and I have had them both in my hands to play with.
Originally, I thought I'd save the $150 that the s10 is over the s10e. But with prices down to where they're the same price, I'm now comparing features that are important to me.
For me, the important pros (and cons) of each are as follows:
1) Slightly bigger, slightly brighter screen. Aside from in QHD mode, I'm not sure if the screen, itself, is more resolving than the S10e, in that the default mode of the S10, and the mode most people use (and I'd use) is the FHD mode. The resolution of each in the FHD mode is the same - 2280:1080. The 550 ppi listed in the promo materials is for the QHD mode. Does it change when you use the device's default mode of FHD? I have no idea what the pixel density is of the S10 in FHD mode. You'd think, though, that given the resolution is the same in FHD modes and the listed resolution is the same, that the smaller S10e might have a slightly sharper image. I don't necessarily see that. They're awfully close.
But the higher resolution in QHD mode does make using the VR Gear experience somewhat better. Still, even with the S10e, the VR Gear is still usable and enjoyable.
Curved screen vs flat screen (of the S10e?). I use a case on either. It kind of negates the infinity appearance of the S10's curved screen anyway.
2) For some reason, the S10 formats web pages and certain apps slightly more completely. I'm not sure why. But I notice that the S10e cuts off certain parts of screens that the S10 doesn't. Most of the time, the outer edges of the image aren't all that important, but if they are, you might lose some important information. I tried asking Samsung (and Verizon) as to whether that can be adjusted. None of the techs I talked to had any idea. I do know that adjusting font size can make a difference in how much you see of a web page image, but that doesn't help with certain apps. It seems as if the software design is a bit different for each phone. If I could find a way to adjust the formatting of app pages, it'd be better.
3) The telephoto lens. This, though, is VERY minor for me. I can do without it.
4) The heart rate sensor. Well, I'm getting to be of a higher age where keeping an eye on that could be helpful, but it's not a deal breaker either way.
5) The extra 2 gigs of RAM on the S10. Is that a difference maker either now, or 3 years down the road? Will having that extra RAM work better as web pages and apps get even more sophisticated. I'm not a heavy app user. I rarely play action games. I do occasionally watch videos, movies, etc. I honestly don't know whether I should factor the extra 2 gigs of RAM in my decision, that the S10 has over the 6 gigs of the S10e.
The pros of the S10e:
1) Form factor. This thing fits SO well in my hands. I have a good size palm, but my fingers are on the shorter size. I can reach almost the entire face of the phone when I'm using it one-handed, which I do with phones most of the time. With the S10, I sometimes have to shimmy my hands a bit to reach the top of the screen, and I need to do that in order to pull the notification panel down.
2) Speaking of the notification panel, the feature of being able to slide your thumb down the power button to bring down the notification panel is neat. It is one more feature that allows me to have everything I need within reach without having to do the hand shimmy. There's a feature with both phones that allows you to get a one-handed version of the image on the screen by diagonally swiping your hand upward from the bottom. But aside from doing some quick scrolling through your email or something like that, the image is far too small to do anything serious with it. Perhaps I need to spend more time with it and toggle back and forth between the small image and the normal one, but it doesn't seem like all that useful (and the S8 had this feature as well).
3) The capacitive fingerprint sensor on the power button is SO well designed and easy to use. It's more responsive and easy to use than the ultrasonic fingerprint sensor on the S10. Not a deal breaker either way, but merely putting my thumb on the power button, which is just about where I keep my thumb anyway, allows me to quickly awaken the phone and unlock it simultaneously. MUCH faster than using the S10, which sometimes requires me to press its button on the screen a few times before it recognizes my print. Again, I can deal with it. But the S10e's system is elegant and well designed. Perhaps it's somewhat older technology, but it works.
4) Its screen is almost as good for just about everything. It's just slightly smaller than the S10's, and that it's in a more ergonomic design makes the whole phone really appealing. But it IS a little smaller than the S10's, and when watching something that is a bit more visually involving, the slightly bigger size, when looking at them side by side, is nicer. But when not side by side, I can easily live with the S10e's. It's plenty big.
However, not having the quasi-QHD resolution does mean that using the VR Gear is just a bit less nice. Again, frankly, BOTH phones exhibit easily seen pixels when viewing through the VR Gear. It was the same with my former S8, I initially thought I'd be looking at something akin to 4K on an IMAX screen, or a 70mm film presentation kind of smooth. Not the case with either. With the S10e, you can more easily see space between pixels, but you still get the experience of what you're viewing. With the S10, you get a tighter, albeit cross-hatched image. It's not seamless, but it's better. But since I have used my VR Gear about eight times in the last two years, it's not the biggest priority.
So deciding between the two phones is not a slam dunk. There are pros and cons for each. The form factor is a big one for the S10e, but I have been using the S8 for more than two years and I have done just fine with it for all that time. And the page formatting issue with the S10e bugs me a bit, but I can live with it.
At the previous $150 difference, the S10e would have suited me fine, but now that they're both the same price, I could live with either, but trying to figure out which will be better in the longer run. And, by the way, I'm one who tends to keep his phone around for as long as possible. I'm not the type to run and have to get the newest every year or two. So I think about the 2 gigs of RAM extra that the S10 has. Is that really an advantage, or is it a gimmick?
Any thoughts you might have to help me decide would be appreciated.