The Samsung Galaxy S series and the Galaxy Note series smartphones will always be prime types of what high-end Android smartphones can handle. The unit are highly popular and also have always commanded reduced over what the other brands have available. Now, so that you can compete better with brands such as for example OnePlus, and lower the entry way for the Galaxy S and Galaxy Note series, Samsung has launched the Galaxy S10 Lite and Galaxy Note 10 Lite. These new smartphones will set you back around Rs. 40,000 which is drastically less than their respective non-lite versions.
We’ve already tested the Galaxy S10 Lite (Review), and today we have around the Galaxy Note 10 Lite. At a starting price of Rs. 38,999 it is obviously more affordable compared to the Galaxy Note 10 or the Galaxy Note 10+ (Review). Samsung has overlooked a couple of premium features though. such as for example an IP rating for dust and water resistance, and wireless charging, to meet up this cheap. However, the Galaxy Note 10 Lite still gets the S Pen Stylus which sets the Note series apart, but still packs in a major battery. Did Samsung overload with cost-cutting, or does the Galaxy Note 10 Lite deliver enough to justify its price? We put the Galaxy Note 10 Lite to the test to determine.
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite design
Samsung thankfully hasn’t sacrificed a crisp AMOLED display in the cost-cutting exercise. You still get yourself a 6.7-inch Super AMOLED display with a full-HD+ (1080×2400 pixel) resolution and HDR support. However, this phone will not sport an ultrasonic fingerprint scanner just like the Galaxy Note 10+, instead it includes a standard CMOS fingerprint scanner.
The Galaxy Note 10 Lite includes a hole-punch cutout at the guts near the top of the display similar from what we’ve seen on the Galaxy S10 Lite and the Galaxy A51 (Review). The Galaxy Note 10 Lite has thin bezels throughout which helps give it reduced look. We found the display to be bright enough when used outdoors, with good viewing angles.
The frame of the Galaxy Note 10 Lite feels as though metal and gets cold to touch within an air-conditioned room. The energy and volume buttons are on the proper, and so are fairly reachable when holding these devices at hand. On the left, you will discover the Galaxy Note 10 Lite’s SIM tray. It includes a USB Type-C port, 3.5mm headphone jack, loudspeaker grille, and the S Pen silo on underneath. The inclusion of a 3.5mm headphone socket is surprising because the Galaxy S10 Lite does not have one. The one thing at the top is a second microphone.
We found the trunk of the phone plasticky to touch, and not premium just like the glass panel on the Galaxy Note 10+. The trunk also accumulates smudges quite easily and you will need to keep wiping it. Alternatively, you should use the case that Samsung includes in the box. The trunk includes a rectangular camera module similar from what we’ve seen on recent Galaxy A-series smartphones. This camera module almost sits flush with the trunk panel. The telephone is noticeably thick at 8.7mm and weighs 199g.
The Galaxy Note 10 Lite packs in a 4,500mAh battery and you get yourself a 25W charger in the box. This charger includes a USB type-C output, so gleam USB Type-C to Type-C cable in the box. You get headphones too, but they are not the premium AKG units you get with the flagship series.
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite specifications and software
The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite is powered by the Exynos 9810 SoC, not the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC just like the Galaxy S10 Lite. The Exynos 9810 SoC may be the actual same processor that Samsung used for the Galaxy S9 (Review) so that it is 2 yrs old, rather than something we were expecting on a smartphone as of this price point today.