Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite - An Amazing Budget Flagship from Samsung 10

Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite – An Amazing Budget Flagship from Samsung

At the Starting of the January, Samsung announced their First ever Budget Flagship’s, the Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite and Note 10 Lite, and from the middle of January it started to ship, Both were starting at under 40000 INR with the Note 10 lite being at 33000 INR and S10 lite Being at 39999 INR, According to Samsung, their main goal was to Give their Flagship performance at an accessible Price point.
This post is a detailed review for the Samsung S10 Lite

Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite Specification table

So let’s start with the Specification table

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Display6.7 inch Super AMOLED display
FHD+
87.8% screen-to-body ratio
20:9 ratio (394 PPI density)
HDR10+
CPUSnapdragon 855
Octa-core (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 485, 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 485, 4×1.78 GHz Kryo 485)
GPUAdreno 640
Memory 6/8GB RAM
Storage128 GB
Camera48 MP, f/2.0, Super Steady OIS
12 MP, f/2.2(ultrawide)
5 MP, f/2.4(dedicated macro camera)
Front Camera32 MP, f/2.2(wide)
Battery4500 mAh

Specification Details
https://www.samsung.com/in/smartphones/galaxy-s10-lite-sm-g770-8gb/SM-G770FZBSINU/

Design

Rating: 4 out of 5.
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Design-wise the S10 Lite is very similar to the S10E from the front, having the same Hole Punch Display, but on the back, it has a very distinguishable feature the Camera Cut-Out, It’s very different for the S10 Lite as compared to other S10 phone’s, In the S10 lite its a vertically shaped Rectangular Camera module.
Other than that it doesn’t have the glass back but is made of a Plastic-Glass material, it is called Glastic by the Samsung, but overall the build quality is of Flagship grade and Feels premium in hand, Also you are getting an Under-Display Fingerprint Sensor

Display

Rating: 4 out of 5.
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AMOLED’s are always Great, and the same is the case with S10 Lite having a 6.67 inch Super AMOLED FHD+ display with a screen to body ratio of around 88% and a PPI of 394, the Colors are great and vivid, also it supports HDR10+ so you can view HDR10+ content on it, the only setback is that it has a 60 Hz Refresh rate, and one can easily get s higher refresh rate up to 120Hz at this price point

Performance

Rating: 5 out of 5.
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The S10 Lite has previous years Qualcomm’s flagship the Snapdragon 855 SoC which is an Octa-core processor with 1×2.84 GHz Kryo 485(gold), 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 485(gold), 4×1.78 GHz Kryo 485(silver) and has Adreon 640 GPU, it can handle pretty much everything thrown at it smoothly without any issue, not a single app of Game was able to push this processor to its max, so Performance is not going to be issue.

Memory and Storage

Rating: 5 out of 5.

S10 Lite has Two Ram options 6/8 GB and only one storage option 128 GB UFS 2.1 but it can be expandable up to 1TB through dedicated SD card slot
Multitasking is a breeze, and as said earlier, nothing was able to make is hang or push it to its limits

Camera/Optics

Rating: 4 out of 5.
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S10 lite has a Triple Camera setup, with the primary one being a 48 MP, f/2.0 lens with Super Steady OIS, the Second one is 12 MP, f/2.2 ultrawide lens and the third one is 5 MP, f/2.4 dedicated macro camera.

The Primary Camera performance is great, the Shots produced had Great dynamic range and Accurate colors, and also the right amount of saturation, The night mode on this phone is something else, they are the best in this price range, giving great shots and Good level of Detailing

The Secondary camera is an Ultrawide lens and again it gives some great shots, the color reproduction is great, and here also Night Mode was amazing

The third one is a Macro lens, and again it was Great, the shots were crisp, sharp and have great details

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Macro

Video Recording options include 2160P @30/60fps, 1080P @30/60/240fps, the videos were great having a great number of details and also the Supper Steady OIS, was great, producing some highly stable videos

Everything couldn’t be great Huh…
For selfies, it has 32MP Lens, and honestly, this is the place where Samsung could have done it better, the shots were good but not great

Images Courtesy
https://www.sammobile.com/samsung/galaxy-s10-lite/review

Battery

Rating: 5 out of 5.

The 4500 mAh battery on this phone will easily last for 1.5 to 2 days with moderate usage, also it has 25 Watt fast charger in the box, but it supports upto 45 Watt fast charging so if you can spend some extra bucks you can buy a 45 Watt fast charger

Audio

Rating: 3 out of 5.

S10 lite has a single bottom speaker, it is good but not great

Security

Rating: 4 out of 5.

S10 Lite has Both the Fingerprint and Face-Unlock options and both are great. however, the Fingerprint can sometimes feel slow

User-Interface

S10 lite has One UI-2 and it is clean and simple UI, I will leave it you as everyone has a different choice on the UI front

Extra

Rating: 5 out of 5.

It has NFC enabled and also has Samsung pay and this time the Samsung pay can mimic almost all the cards you have got, it also has Bluetooth 5.0 and Wifi 5

Pricing

Rating: 3 out of 5.

The Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite is Starting at around 40000 INR, and given the Specs, it seems a bit costlier, you can get a One 7T or ROG Phone at a cheaper price and with better specs, but there are some criteria’s where Samsung is better than any other smartphone in this price range, like Optics, so i would say it would be great buy if you buy it in some sale at a discounted price

Conclusion

Rating: 4 out of 5.

If you are someone who only wants raw CPU performance, then this is not a phone for you, you can get better Cpu performance at this price range, but the question is whether you need it or not, as most of the apps perform same on Snapdragon 855 and 855+, And if you are someone who wants the best Camera performance then S10 lite is great options for you, also it has one of the best Display not counting the 60 Hz refresh rate, also you are getting features like Samsung Pay which comes very handy

Finally, the S10 lite is a great smartphone and one should always keep it as a choice when looking for a smartphone in the 40000 IRN price segment

Final Verdict

  • Great CPU
  • Great Camera setup(one of the best in this price range)
  • Good Build
  • Great Display
  • Great battery life
  • Good Pricing
  • Good Audio
  • Samsung Pay
  • No Headphone Jack

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