It’s been quite a while that i had been testing the Samsung Note 10 lite. Samsung claims it’s a compressed version of the Note 10 which launched in the last year. But the specs of the device clearly shows that it’s much closer or infact is much better than the Samsung Note 10.
The Note 10 base varient has 6gb of ram and 128 gb of storage which is priced at 38,999. There is also another varient for higher ram of 8gb and 128 gb internal storage which is priced at 40,999. In my opinion the base varient is better value for money unless you want to go with higher ram only you should choose for the High end varient. If you want higher storage Samsung has provided us a micro Sd card slot.
Now let’s take a look at the Full review of the device. I am going to divide the review between the Pro’s and the Con’s of the device. Before that let’s take a look at the highlight features of the device.
• Samsung Note 10 lite has a massive 4500 mah battery
• Android 10 out of the box
• Exynos 9810 Chipset
• Infinte O display
Now let’s take a look at the Pro’s of the device.
1.Design & Build quality
Samsung Note 10 lite weight about 199 gram but we have to say that the weight distribution is done nicely. On the top of the Phone we have the secondary noice cancellation. Towards the right hand side of the phone we have the volume rockers and power on or off button. Both button are placed quite reachable position for average user. The button provided by Samsung are of fine quality, there was no cracking or anything like that. The S-pen is situated towards the bottom of the Phone and also the Single firing speaker. Samsung Note 10 lite comes with a USB Type-C port which is also present on the bottom of the smartphone. The microphones is also present in the bottom of the device. Samsung has provided a 3.5 mm headphones jack towards which is also present in the bottom of the device. The sim tray is present towards the left hand side of the smartphone. Samsung Note 10 lite support’s hybrid sim slot that is you can use either two nano sim at a time or one sim with a memory card. Towards the back of the phone there is a triple camera setup which is paced in a grid. There is no issues while placing the smartphone in a flat surface or so. The phone whole weight is not on the camera grid. There is also a Samsung Branding towards the back of the phone. The Design used by Samsung here is the same glowing aura design in Samsung Note 10. Coming to the front of the phone it has a punch hole display like the Note 10. The fingerprint scanner is situated underneath the display. The phone has gorilla glass 5 protection towards the front. There is no IP rating for the Samsung Note 10 lite. The device is available in three colours ‘Aura Glow’,’Aura black’,’Aura Red’.
Samsung Note 10 lite has a massive 6.7 inch display. The panel user here is Super Amoled. We all know that Samsung Phone’s have the best display in the market there is no difference in opinion with the display if this device too. It has a great display. The colour are punchy. It’s got deep black’s, great contrast, color accuracy and good outdoor visibility. Samsung Note 10 lite has a screen to body ratio of 86.6% and the pixel per inch density is 394.
Everybody like’ s the Note series due to the S-pen function. Samsung has provided us the S-Pen in its lighter version too. The S-Pen in Note 10 lite has many features which are Available on the S-Pen of the Note 10. S-Pen helps to increase our productivity.
Samsung Note 10 lite has a battery capacity of 4500 mah. I could roughly get 13 hr of screen on time if i only use the device for YouTube and social media. As a daily driver the phone should provide a screen on time of 7 hr. The charger provided inside the box is a 25W fast charger which could charge the phone fully around 1 hr. The Note 10 lite doesn’t have support for wireless charging.
Samsung Note 10 lite is powered by the Exynos 9810 Chipset and is paired with a Mali-G72 MP18 gpu. The phone has a AntTuTu benchmark score of 3,38,993. The geek benchmark score is 693 and multi core of 2115. This is the same Chipset used in the Samsung galaxy S9 that was released in 2018. The Chipset nis capable of handling all the 3D games you throw at it. Samsung Note 10 lite could play pubg in HDR. There was no issues while playing any of the high-end graphic’s game. The fingerprint scanner is not so fast as other underneath scanner but it recognises my finger almost all the time. The device feels fluid and fast all the time.
Samsung Note 10 lite has a triple camera setup towards the back. A primary sensor of 12 MP f/1.7 paired with a 12 MP f/2.4 telephoto lens and a 12 MP f/2.2 ultrawide lens. The images shoot with the camera has flagship level quality whether you take pictures with main,wide angle or telephoto lens. The picture’s have plenty of details, colours came out to be accurate and dynamic range is excellent. Night image quality is pretty much good. The dedicated night mode is pretty impressed and it helps in giving more details. The phone can shoot at 1080 p in 60 fps. But stabilization is only available till 1080 p.
The phone has a 32 MP f/2.2 selfie camera. The selfie too came out to be pretty much good. Selfie’ in night mode also has a overall great quality. The camera can shoot upto a max of 1080 p with 30 fps.
As far as connectivity go the phone has been excellent. Call quality and network reception was off top notch. Wifi,gps, bluetooth all works pretty much fine. There is also support for NFC.
Inorder to reduce the price of the device Samsung has used a mixture of glass and plastic towards the back of the phone.
No wireless charging
Samsung Note 10 lite due to its glastic back doesn’t support wireless charging. The regular Note 10 has support for wireless charging.
Samsung Note 10 lite run’s android 10 out of the box but under custom skin One Ui 2.0. The phone has many bloatware pre installed and has comes bundled with Samsung app’s. The skin is also highly customisable. If you’re a fan fo stock android like me then yyou won’t like this Ui.
If you’re one who likes the Note series and the S-Pen features and would like to buy it for affordable price then you should surely go with the Note 10 lite. It has amazing camera, display and battery Life with good performance. It’s one of the best value for money smartphone from Samsung till now.