Samsung's Galaxy S10 and S10+ may be the company's best new smartphones, but if you want to save around $200 and still get a majority of what those devices have to offer, there's the Galaxy S10e. The S10e has just about every feature and spec you could ask for even at its more affordable price, but if you really want to take your experience to the next level, we recommend getting it with a few accessories. Here are our top picks.
One of our favorites
With just about every big phone release, Spigen kicks out its popular Neo Hybrid case. Phone after phone, it continues to be one of our absolute favorite cases the company makes. It's available in a few different colors, has an attractive, durable design, doesn't add too much bulk, and is easy on the wallet.
The Galaxy S10e already stands out quite a bit thanks to its bright, boastful colors, but if you want it to look even more unique, grab the Samsung LED Back Cover. Along with basic protection against drops, the back of the case is covered in LEDs that light up to alert you of texts, incoming calls, and more.
Discrete wallet case
Want a wallet case that doesn't look like one? Spigen's Slim Armor CS fits the bill perfectly. On the outside, it just looks like a really great protective case with a shock-absorbing inside and hard, polycarbonate exterior. However, slide open the hidden back panel and you'll find a discrete slot for storing cash and credit cards.
No scratches here
The Galaxy S10e's AMOLED display certainly is something to behold, so it'd be a darn shame if it gets littered with scratches or an unsightly crack. To make sure none of that happens, we strongly recommend getting a tempered glass screen protector. This pack from LK includes three protectors at a ridiculously low price.
Double your storage
By default, the base Galaxy S10e comes with a healthy 128GB of internal storage. Samsung charges another $100 to upgrade to the 256GB model, and while you could do that, you could also just buy a 128GB microSD card to get to that 256GB total for a lot less money.
Eyes on the road
We never recommend using your phone while driving, but if you want a safe way to follow Google Maps navigation or control your Spotify road trip playlist, the iOttie Easy One Touch 4 is kind of perfect. It works on virtually any car dashboard or windshield, is easy to install, and provides a strong, secure grip for the S10e.
Look ma' no wires
Wireless charging is one of those things that's hard to stop using once you start. Whether you want to get into the wireless game yet or just want an extra charger for your home, Samsung's official Fast Wireless Charger is a great compliment to the S10e. It's available in three colors and has a fan to keep it and the S10e as cool as can be.
Futureproof, phone-sized power
This power bank is about the same size as a Galaxy S10+, but I really like this AUKEY power bank for three reasons: it has USB-C for input and output, two USB-A ports, and it supports both QC 3.0 and Power Delivery fast charging standards, so you can charge your S10e quick no matter which cable you have on hand.
Charge fast in the car
Aukey's car charger supports USB-C PD which will let you charge your Galaxy S10e quite fast with the USB-C to USB-C cable included with the car charger, and there's also a QC 3.0 port for charging up your partner's S10e quickly, too!
The Galaxy Buds are the ideal listening companion for the Galaxy S10 with a comfortable fit, 6 hours of battery life and wireless charging and the ability to customize the touch controls to suit your habits and tastes. It took Samsung a while, but with the Galaxy Buds, it finally created the perfect wireless earbuds.
Noise canceling on the cheap
Want a pair of noise canceling headphones that won't cost an arm and a leg? This option from TaoTronics is a lot better than you'd think. When you factor in how little these cost, it's kind of incredible how good they look, sound, and feel to wear for long periods of time.
If you'd prefer headphones that are designed for use while at the gym or on a run, Jaybird has you covered with the X4. These wireless earbuds deliver powerful sound, up to eight hours of battery on a single charge, and are completely sweat and waterpoof.
Still can't decide?
All of the accessories on this list will help you enjoy your Galaxy S10e that much more, but out of all of them, there are a couple that stand out as must-haves. More specifically, we really encourage everyone to get the Spigen Neo Hybrid (opens in new tab). The S10e is a gorgeous piece of tech, but in the event of a fall/drop, its glass back won't held up well at all. With the Neo Hybrid you can keep it out of harm's way while also adding some extra style and grip.
Another necessity is the LK Tempered Glass Screen Protector (3 Pack) (opens in new tab). Even if you aren't a butterfingers, phone screens have a tendency to get little scratches here and there after a year or two of daily use. If you want to avoid those, tempered glass screen protectors are a really cheap and easy way to do just that.
Lastly, if you want to get something a bit more fun, we'd recommend splurging for the Samsung Galaxy Buds (opens in new tab). With great sound quality, battery life, and intuitive touch controls, these are among the best truly wireless earbuds on the market.