Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite is the most affordable flagship smartphone introduced by Samsung this year with Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite. Both phones have been introduced in the same price segment, out of which Note 10 has been introduced to you with an attractive S-Pen at a very attractive price. (Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite Review)
But if we keep the S-Pen a little different, can the Note 10 be called a mid-range flagship? Can this latest Samsung device give the OnePlus and Realme a fresh competition?
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite Specification
|The model||Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite|
|Software||Android 10 based Samsung One UI 2|
|The processor||Exynos 9810 2.7GHz octa-core CPU|
|The display||Infinity-O, Always On AMOLED Display, 6.7 Inch, FHD +, 398PPI, HDR, Blue-Light Filter|
|Rear camera||Triple camera setup (12 MP dual pixel, f / 1.7, 12 MP ultra-wide-angle f / 2.2, 12 MP telephoto lens, f / 2.4), auto-focus, flash, quick start, image scene recognition|
|Front camera||32 MP (f / 2.0, auto-focus, motion detection, voice control, screen-flash)|
|Video||UHD 4K 60 fps|
|The battery||4500 mAh, Quick Charge 25W|
|Memory||6GB / 8GB RAM, 128GB storage, support up to 512GB|
|Feature||3.5mm headphone jack, ultra-sonic fingerprint sensor, Bluetooth 5.0, WiFi, NFC, USB-C|
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite Review: Design and Build
As you expect from the Note series, this device is slightly larger in size. This is also true because in the phone you also get the S-Pen, which can not be reduced due to the place of storage. A larger screen is also necessary to use the S-Pen. And for this reason, when taking the phone in hand, it feels big but it is also right.
If you want a slightly compact smartphone in the same price segment, then you can also buy Galaxy S10 Lite but it does not get S-Pen.
Looking at the build, the glass finish back panel is actually made of plastic, due to which the weight of the phone is less than 200 grams. Samsung has used metal for the side rail which gives a premium feel. Although you have not been given a curve edge here, personally I do not like that particular thing. But the phone has not given you an IP68 rating, which is a drawback.
The selfie camera gets space in the middle of the display with a punch-hole cut-out. The square rear camera setup is a little raised but it becomes identical with the case given in the box.
The card tray is hybrid in the phone and the most preferred 3.5mm audio jack is included in it. Even with one to two terms, the device gives a very premium feel as expected from the Note series.
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite review: display and S-Pen
Samsung used a 6.7-inch AMOLED display here, which comes second after the display introduced by the company in the flagship device. Despite this, the display quality of the Note 10 Lite is very good in terms of a mid-range smartphone. If it is called the best display at this price then it will not be wrong.
The only drawback you can say is that the display does not support a high refresh rate as some other devices do at this price. But in the current market, better display quality is more important than a better refresh rate.
On the display of Galaxy Note 10 Lite, you can easily read the text in sunlight. With deep art color, high contrast and HDR support, you can easily stream device HD content.
Most users buy Galaxy Note 10 Lite due to its S-Pen. In the early days, it is not known that it is much different from the S-Pen of Standard Note 10. Yes, you do not get a gyroscope in the S-Pen of Note 10 Lite and it also does not support gestures.
Like the chipset, the experience of the S-Pen is similar to that of Note 9. Bluetooth support, S-Pen design, and software work in the same way.
The Galaxy Note 10 Lite has an optical in-display fingerprint sensor for biometric. The sensor is quite reliable and speed can also be said to be good. But even then it still appears behind the phone of Realme and OnePlus.
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 lite review: performance and software
Samsung has used the chipset with Galaxy Note 9 in its latest Lite variant. It is expected that this decision has been taken keeping in mind the price and market of the device. The Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ also prove to be very good flagship smartphones at the moment, using the Exynos 9825 or Snapdragon 855 chipset.
The Exynos 9810 chipset is a flagship-grade processor that was launched 2 years ago. But it still proves to be better than most mid-range processors. This processor gives a good performance in gaming in addition to easy multitasking. But this chipset is slightly less battery efficient than the S10 Lite.
You get the device running on Android 10 based OneUI 2.0. The interface of the software is very user friendly and also user friendly. Personally, I can call this the best custom skin, but in this case, everyone’s opinion may be different.
In the software, you get attractive features like Android 10 Gesture Navigation, Dark Mode, Samsung Pay, Edge Launcher and Edge Lighting.
The call quality is very good in our area. This phone also supports Wi-Fi calls or VoWiFi.
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite Review: Battery & Audio
In Samsung’s new device, you have been given a large battery of 4,500mAh, which according to the company is able to give a backup of more than 1 day. In our test, the backup is less than we expected, but there is no problem because in the box the company has also given a fast charger of 25W which charges the phone up to 50% in 30 minutes.
One feature we missed was the stereo speakers given in Note 10+. Samsung’s flagship audio is quite good in terms of quality, but in the Lite version, you may have to compromise a bit here. The mono speaker at the bottom gives audio in good quality as well as giving fast output.
Samsung has introduced a new strategy with its Galaxy Note 10 Lite. This phone is clearly for those people who want the S-Pen but do not want to spend as much money for them as the Galaxy Note 10+.
For those users who do not worry so much about S-Pen, this phone can prove to be a very good option, but those users can also consider Galaxy S10 Lite. On the Galaxy S10 Lite, you also get a compact design with a better chipset.
- Good quality AMOLED display
- Good camera performance
- S-Pen support
- audio jack
- Long battery backup
- There is scope for improvement in in-display fingerprint sensor
- No stereo speakers