Everything about the Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
The Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite is an affordable alternative to the Galaxy S10. The device has equivalent specifications, but costs hundreds of euros less. The Galaxy S10 Lite has a large screen, triple camera, long battery life and powerful specifications. In the end, the device will run on Android 10.
Inexpensive flagship with familiar design
The Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite is a cheaper version of the Galaxy S10 that appeared last year . The device has similar specifications, but a much friendlier price tag. Contrary to what you might expect based on the name, however, the Lite is not smaller. The device has a 6.7-inch screen, where the 'normal' Galaxy S10 is stuck at 6.1 inches. The Lite therefore has a larger screen than the 6.4-inch panel of the Galaxy S10 Plus.
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Speaking of which, a few things have changed on this screen. The most obvious change is the camera hole. The Galaxy S10 Lite has it right in the middle of the screen, rather than on the side. The device therefore resembles the Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 Plus . Furthermore, the screen edges have become narrower again, so that you have virtually no problems with bezels. Only at the bottom of the S10 Lite screen you see a thin screen edge.
Thanks to this front-filling screen, there is no room for a physical fingerprint scanner. Where the Galaxy S10e has this scanner in the power button on the side, the Galaxy S10 Lite has a fingerprint scanner under the screen. You unlock the device by placing your finger exactly on this spot of the display. You can also unlock the S10 Lite with the face scanner, but this option is less secure.
Three cameras on the back
The Samsung Galaxy S10 is best described as an affordable flagship. You notice this in the specifications of the device, starting with the triple camera on the back. This is exactly the same setup as the Galaxy A51 , minus the depth sensor.
In concrete terms, this means that the Galaxy S10 Lite has a primary 48 megapixel camera, which is assisted by a 12 megapixel wide-angle lens and 5 megapixel macro camera. You use the latter for very close-up photos, such as a close-up of a flower.
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Furthermore, Samsung has added some unique software tricks to improve the quality of photos and videos, such as Super Steady OIS. This stabilization technique keeps the image straight and sharp, even while capturing action moments. The screen hole on the front accommodates a 32 megapixel selfie camera for taking self-portraits.
The Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite is powered by the Snapdragon 855, a super-fast processor from Qualcomm's stable. The powerful processor is less fast on paper than, for example, the Snapdragon 855 Plus chip of the OnePlus 7T , but for most people it is undoubtedly fast enough. The processor of the Galaxy S10 Lite is assisted by 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.
Large battery and Android 10
Furthermore, the Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite has a large battery capacity of 4500 mAh. In theory, this battery should easily last one to two days without having to recharge it. In addition, the battery is full again in no time when it is time to recharge. You can charge the S10 Lite with a maximum power of 25 Watts. With half an hour of charging, you can use it for hours again.
Out of the box, the Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite runs on Android 10 . Samsung places OneUI 2.0 on top of this, its own version of the operating system. That way you can get started with all the functions of Android 10, but also take advantage of Samsung's software. A handy addition is, for example, that shortcuts are in the quick settings panel at the bottom of the screen. That way you can still easily operate the large phone with one hand.