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Galaxy S10 specs vs. Galaxy S9, S10 Plus, S10E, S10 5G: How do these phones compare?

Samsung has a dizzying number of Galaxy phones. Here's what makes the ones from 2018 and 2019 different from one another.

Lynn La Senior Editor / Reviews - Phones
Lynn La covers mobile reviews and news. She previously wrote for The Sacramento Bee, Macworld and The Global Post.
Lynn La
2 min read

It's been a year since Samsung launched its Galaxy S10 flagship line. But just because the Galaxy S20 phones are available does not mean the company's 2019 line obsolete. The same goes for 2018's  Galaxy S9  phones, which are still being sold by retailers at deep discounts. 

As a quick rundown on just the main S10 models, the marquee phones are the Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus . The S10 features a 6.1-inch display, three rear cameras and a single front-facing camera. The S10 Plus, meanwhile, is a bit larger with a 6.4-inch screen. The bigger display is accommodated with a higher-capacity battery (a 4,100-mAh battery compared to the Galaxy S10's 3,400-mAh one). It, too, has three rear cameras, but Samsung added a second 8-megapixel front-facing camera.

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The Galaxy S10E is not as expensive as the others. With its 5.8-inch screen it's slightly smaller than the rest and has a smaller-capacity 3,100-mAh battery. It only has dual rear cameras and, like the Galaxy S10, a single front-facing shooter. Lastly, there's the Galaxy S10 5G . It has a 6.7-inch screen and works on high-speed 5G mobile networks. It launched first exclusively on Verizon, but other carriers sell it too. On the back is a whopping four-camera setup, which includes a 3D Depth camera.

Meanwhile, 2018's Galaxy S9 has a 5.8-inch screen, a single 12-megapixel rear camera, a Snapdragon 845 processor and less expandable memory (up to 400GB compared to the Galaxy S10s' 512GB). The Galaxy S9 has a smaller, third memory option, too. It has a 64GB tier, while the Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus start at 128GB and 512GB, respectively.  

To see how these phones compare spec-by-spec, check out our chart below. And for a comparison of these phones with the Note 10 phones, check out: Which Samsung Galaxy phone should you buy? We compare all 9 of them.  

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Galaxy S10 lineup

Samsung Galaxy S9Samsung Galaxy S10ESamsung Galaxy S10Samsung Galaxy S10 PlusSamsung Galaxy S10 5G
Display size, resolution
5.8-inch; 2,960x1,440 pixels  
5.8-inch AMOLED; 2,280x1,080 pixels6.1-inch AMOLED; 3,040x1,440 pixels6.4-inch AMOLED; 3,040x1,440 pixels6.7-inch AMOLED
Pixel density 
Dimensions (inches)
5.81 x 2.70 x 0.33 in. 
5.59 x 2.75 x 0.27 in.5.9 x 2.77 x 0.31 in.6.20 x 2.92 x 0.31 in.6.40 x 3.04 x 0.31 in.
Dimensions (millimeters)
147.7 x 68.7 x 8.5mm  
142 x 69.9 x 7.9mm149.9 x 70.4 x 7.8mm157.6 x 74.1 x 7.8mm162.6 x 77.1 x 7.94mm
Weight (ounces, grams) 
5.75 oz.; 163g 
5.29 oz.; 150g5.53 oz.; 157g6.17 oz.; 175g6.98 oz.; 198g
Mobile software 
Android 8.0 Oreo  
Android 9.0 with Samsung One UIAndroid 9.0 with Samsung One UIAndroid 9.0 with Samsung One UIAndroid 9.0 with Samsung One UI
16-megapixel, 12-megapixel16-megapixel (ultra wide-angle), 12-megapixel (wide-angle), 12-megapixel (telephoto)16-megapixel (ultra wide-angle), 12-megapixel (wide-angle), 12-megapixel (telephoto)16-megapixel (ultra wide-angle), 12-megapixel (wide-angle), 12-megapixel (telephoto), 3D depth (HQVGA)
Front-facing camera 
10-megapixel 10-megapixel10-megapixel, 8-megapixel10-megapixel, 3D depth (HQVGA)
Video capture 
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor (2.8GHz + 1.7GHz octa-core), or Samsung Exynos 9810 (2.7 GHz + 1.7 GHz octa-core)  
Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
64GB, 128GB, 256GB 
128GB, 256GB128GB, 512GB512GB, 1TB256GB
Expandable storage 
Up to 400GB Up to 512GBUp to 512GBUp to 512GBNo
3,000 mAh 
3,100 mAh3,400 mAh4,100 mAh4,500 mAh
Fingerprint sensor 
BackPower buttonIn-screenIn-screenTBA
Headphone jack YesYesYesYesTBA
Special features Dual-aperture camera, water-resistant (IP68); super slo-mo video; wireless charging; iris scanning  
Wireless PowerShare; hole-punch screen notch; water resistant (IP68); Fast Wireless Charging 2.0Wireless PowerShare; hole-punch screen notch; water resistant (IP68); Fast Wireless Charging 2.0Wireless PowerShare; hole-punch screen notch; water resistant (IP68); Fast Wireless Charging 2.0Wireless PowerShare; 3D depth cameras (not for face unlock); water resistant (IP68); Fast Wireless Charging 2.0
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