Samsung Input Device Provides Reasonable Performance But Lacks Not Having a Fingerprint Reader

The Samsung announced in April this year its line ‘A’, with various devices ranging from entry to premium mobile smartphones. Of course, one of the most striking was the model A10, the most basic device in the line.

The Digital Look went after a unit of this phone to test and tell you what its good and bad points are. Check out our review below.

Design, finishing, and canvas

The Galaxy A10, as expected from an input device, has a very simple and discreet look. So your body uses the plastic material for finishing, having the available blue, black and red colors that don’t catch the eye or reflect ambient light like other recent cell phones.

At its rear is only its only rear camera, which has an LED flash. In a positive way, both the camera and the flash are very close to the body and do not disturb your grip, nor should they scratch so easily.

As you may notice when you see the body of the device, the Galaxy A10 does not have a fingerprint reader, being restricted to unlocking by face recognition, which is not so safe. This, in fact, is the biggest criticism of the device, as other entry-level phones of similar value have this reader.

The screen of the device, unlike other models of the brand, comes with IPS LCD technology, having 6.2 inches, resolution of 1520 x 720 pixels and 271 PPI density. Despite using the LCD and having a low density, the screen of Galaxy A10 still has a good level of brightness and a good overall picture.

However, another negative point for the device is the lack of adaptive brightness function. That is, every time you go to a place where the lighting level is different, you will have to tweak the brightness of the phone to get a good picture.

On the body of the handset are still present the classic volume buttons, power and a connector for headphones P2.

So for this first point, although not a handset with a prominent look, the Galaxy A10 is still beautiful and very discreet. Anyway, these two cons of it can’t pass shakes for most users.

Settings and performance

Already for those who are concerned about how the cell phone is doing in everyday life. The Galaxy A10 has the following datasheet:

  • Octa-Core Exynos 7885 processor;
  • Mali G71 GPU;
  • 2 GB of RAM;
  • 32 GB of storage space;
  • 3,400 mAh battery

Like most input devices, the Galaxy A10 has some slowness or minor chokes on-screen transitions and when opening certain programs. Nevertheless, when the programs are already loaded, the experience becomes more fluid.

That way, in my tests, I was able to use the phone without any problems for basic use like watching videos on YouTube and listening to music on Spotify. In games, the performance was about the same as in programs, and although titles were playable, slowness and gagging were seen more often.

One point hit by Samsung, in turn, was its 3,400 mAh battery. It is not very large, but it is true that it accounts for a day of use of the device without major problems, while its full recharge is completed in just over an hour and a half.

By default, the Galaxy A10 comes with Android 9 Pie installed and the One UI interface, which seeks to bring out a purer look of Android. In addition to its own apps, the device also comes with Facebook, Office, OneDrive and Linked installed, which can not be removed, but only disabled.

Camera and photos

For photos and videos, the Galaxy A10 has only one main rear camera, being 13 megapixels and f / 1.9 aperture. For an input device, the results obtained with it are good and have bright colors, but have a low level of detail.

What really ends up disappointing here is the lack of ways to take pictures. So in addition to the “normal” mode, the Galaxy A10 lets you pan or in manual mode, which has very few options.

For those who are interested in videos, know that the device allows recording in full HD resolution with up to 30 frames per second. In terms of selfies, unlike what was seen in the main camera, the colors come out very well and the level of detail obtained is even lower.


The Galaxy A10 is an entry-level phone, which can even offer some interesting performance, although it is a bit slow for gaming. While its finish is decent, you can’t miss a fingerprint reader and adaptive brightness, which is present in almost any device.

Already interested in photos, may even achieve some good results, but will end up disappointed with the lack of modes implemented in the device. The Galaxy A 10 was launched in April 2019 and has a suggested retail price of $ 999.00.


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