Samsung's flagship smartphone, the Galaxy Note 10, has some ultra-premium features but its price range might be a bummer for many. So to target mid-range customers, Samsung has come up with "Galaxy Note 10 Lite", which means the phone has most of the features of the Note 10 but for almost half the price.
Although Samsung has incorporated the "S Pen Stylus" to the lite version, the cost has been reduced by reusing Note 9's Exynos 9810 processor and the Galaxy Note 8's rear camera.
But has Samsung gone overboard with cost-cutting? Let us find out if the Galaxy Note 10 Lite delivers enough to justify its price point.
Note 10 Lite has a 6.7-inch Infinity Display with a punch hole camera in the center for taking sharp selfies. It's stylish "S Pen Stylus" can be used for either jotting down meeting minutes or as a remote to take pictures.
The phone has plastic casing, making it feel less premium in contrast to the flagship titles. But for the price range, the device still looks pretty decent.
It is equipped with a triple camera setup and the quality is similar to Note 10. In daylight, the primary camera gives a more detailed picture with less noise and more accurate colours. The telephoto camera and ultra wide lens captures high quality photos..
The only downside with the camera is when photos are being taken at night, but this can be fixed with the night mode, which reduces noise, captures more details and colours even in the dark.
The box includes a 25W charger, a mid-range 3.5mm earphones, and a USB-C cable. The phone comes equipped with a hybrid slot so you can either use dual sims or a SIM and a microSD card.
The "Lite" version of Note 10 is not wireless. It has a headphone jack so you can use your wired headphones to experience high-fidelity sound.
It has 128 GB storage which is plenty storage for a user.
The phone is powered by a 4500 mAH battery which can last up to 92 hours. It charges fast; from 0 to 50 percent in half an hour.
The Exynos 9810 chipset is still quite powerful and offers flagship-like performance.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 lite is not water or dust resistant. Its thermal performance is not up to the mark as it can get hot from extended use.
It does not have a pair of stereo speakers. Its single bottom-firing speaker is only decent enough indoors.
Gamers will not be able to experience the sheer thrill of playing the latest games on high resolution as most expect from a mid-range mobile device.
Although it has a 4500 mAH battery, its endurance of only 92 hours is not that great compared to the battery life expectation.
The front camera lens is somewhat soft and less detailed than the pictures taken on the main camera.
In broad strokes, if you want the very best smartphone features, Galaxy Note 10 Lite is a good option, but not the best. Buying it will let you enjoy the cool
Stylus pen and the stellar screen will heighten your movie watching experiences. However, a longer lasting battery life could have made the phone a better bang for the buck.