Samsung has unveiled its Galaxy S10 Lite and Galaxy Note 10 Lite smartphones in India, the two major launches the South Korean electronics giant has planned for this week. As the name makes abundantly clear, the Galaxy Note 10 Lite and Galaxy S10 Lite are toned-down versions of the Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy S10, respectively, but both do offer a compelling package for their price. Now that the Galaxy Note 10 Lite and Galaxy S10 Lite are official, here's how the two stack up against each other and the standard Galaxy Note 10.
The whole point of Samsung launching a 'lite' variant of the Galaxy Note 10 series is so that it would be affordable, and be popular with the masses. To that end, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite price in India is indeed affordable compared to the original flagship, starting at Rs. 38,999 for its 6GB RAM variant, and goes up to Rs. 40,999 for its 8GB RAM variant. The Galaxy S10 Lite, on the other hand, is priced at Rs. 39,999 for the lone 8GB + 128GB model. As for the Galaxy Note 10, it is priced at Rs. 69,999 in India.
The dual-SIM Galaxy Note 10 Lite packs a 6.7-inch full-HD+ (1080x2400 pixels) Infinity-O Super AMOLED display with a pixel density of 394ppi and 20:9 aspect ratio. The Galaxy Note 10, on the other hand, features a smaller 6.3-inch full-HD+ Infinity-O AMOLED display. As for the Galaxy S10 Lite, it comes equipped with a 6.7-inch full-HD+ (1080x2400 pixels) Infinity-O Super AMOLED display that has a pixel density of 394ppi and 20:9 aspect ratio.
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite packs a 12-megapixel telephoto lens
Under the hood, the Galaxy Note 10 Lite is powered by the in-house Exynos 9810 SoC paired with up to 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. As for the Galaxy Note 10, it draws power from the in-house Exynos 9825 SoC ticking alongside 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage. Talking about the Galaxy S10 Lite, it relies on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC coupled with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of onboard storage.
The imaging hardware is where the three phones differ. The Galaxy Note 10 Lite features a 12-megapixel main camera with an f/1.7 lens and OIS support. It is assisted by a 12-megapixel wide-angle camera with an f/2.2 aperture and 123-degree field of view, and a 12-megapixel telephoto lens with an f/2.4 aperture, 2x optical zoom, and OIS for stabilisation. On the front is a 32-megapixel selfie snapper with an f/2.2 lens.
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite misses out on a telephoto lens, but packs a macro camera
As for the Galaxy Note 10, it also features a triple rear camera setup that includes a 12-megapixel main shooter with a variable aperture of f/1.5 to f/2.4, Dual Pixel AutoFocus and OIS. It is accompanied by a 16-megapixel ultra-wide-angle snapper with an f/2.2 aperture and a 123-degree field of view, and a 12-megapixel telephoto lens with 2x optical zoom support. There is a 10-megapixel selfie camera with an f/2.2 aperture.
Coming to the Galaxy S10 Lite, its triple rear camera hardware is highlighted by a 48-megapixel main camera an f/2.0 lens and support for the new Super Steady OIS technology for stabilisation. It is supported by a 12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera with an f/2.2 aperture and 123-degree field of view, and a 5-megapixel macro camera with an f/2.4 aperture. Selfies and video calls are handled by 32-megapixel selfie camera with an f/2.2 lens.
Coming to the battery capacity, the Galaxy Note 10 Lite comes equipped with a 4,500mAh battery with support for the in-house Super Fast charging technology. As for the Galaxy Note 10, it features a smaller 3,500mAh battery that supports wired 25W fast charging and is compatible with wireless charging as well. The Galaxy S10 Lite also packs a 4,500mAh battery that is compatible with the proprietary Super Fast Charging technology.
All three phones feature an in-display fingerprint sensor for authentication, and run Android 10 on the software side.
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|Model||Galaxy S10 Lite||Galaxy Note 10 Lite||Galaxy Note 10|
|Release date||3rd January 2020||3rd January 2020||7th August 2019|
|Dimensions (mm)||162.50 x 75.60 x 8.10||163.70 x 76.10 x 8.70||151.00 x 71.80 x 7.90|
|Battery capacity (mAh)||4,500||4500||3500|
|Colours||Prism White, Prism Black, Prism Blue||Aura Glow, Aura Black and Aura Red||Aura Black, Aura Glow, Aura White, Aura Red|
|Launched in India||-||-||Yes|
|Screen size (inches)||6.70||6.70||6.30|
|Resolution||1080x2400 pixels||1080x2400 pixels||1080x2280 pixels|
|Pixels per inch (PPI)||394||394||401|
|Processor||2.8GHz octa-core||2.7GHz octa-core||1.9GHz octa-core (4x1.9GHz + 2x2.4GHz + 2x2.7GHz)|
|Expandable storage type||microSD||microSD||-|
|Expandable storage up to (GB)||1000||1000||-|
|Dedicated microSD slot||-||Yes||-|
|Processor make||-||-||Samsung Exynos 9825|
|Rear camera||48-megapixel (f/2.0) + 12-megapixel (f/2.2) + 5-megapixel (f/2.4)||12-megapixel (f/1.7) + 12-megapixel (f/2.2) + 12-megapixel (f/2.4)||12-megapixel (f/1.5-2.4) + 16-megapixel (f/2.2) + 12-megapixel (f/2.1)|
|Rear autofocus||Yes||Yes||Phase detection autofocus|
|Front camera||32-megapixel (f/2.2)||32-megapixel (f/2.2)||10-megapixel (f/2.2)|
|Operating system||Android 10||Android 10||Android 9 Pie|
|Skin||One UI 2.0||One UI 2.0||One UI|
|Wi-Fi standards supported||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac||802.11 a/b/g/ac/Yes|
|Bluetooth||Yes||Yes, v 5.00||Yes, v 5.00|
|Active 4G on both SIM cards||Yes||-||Yes|
|Number of SIMs||-||-||2|
|In-Display Fingerprint Sensor||Yes||Yes||-|
|Ambient light sensor||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|3D face recognition||-||-||Yes|