About Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite — Review, Specs & more
So here it is, the newest Note10 offering from Samsung, and (like clockwork) it's a slimmed-down Lite version. Traditionally this has meant a slight compromise on features or size, in return for a much more affordable price. But does the Note 10 Lite strike the right balance, or should you just wait for the regular Note 10 price to fall?
- Features of Galaxy Note10 Lite
- What else can I get?
- Cameras - Note10 Lite
- Note10 Lite price in UK
- Verdict on the Note10 Lite
Features of Galaxy Note10 Lite
After we got our hands on the Note10 Lite, one thing immediately become obviously - and quickly: the Samsung Note 10 Lite is clearly up to the most demanding requirements, this is guaranteed by the built-in 8-core processor with a clock speed of 2.7 GHz and 6 GB of RAM, coupled with the latest Android 10 operating software.
Game fans are going to be happy as well: Android not only guarantees fast operation with this smartphone , but there is also a huge number of applications and various games in the Google Play Store to choose from.
And if you're not using the Note 10 Lite for gaming use then you're missing out, because that is essentially one of the key design considerations here, according to Samsung anyway.
The 128GB internal memory card would have not long been also been rather generous, although nowadays it's actually becoming standard to offer 128GB for most phablets. There is no word on larger capacity yet.
In any case, this means that this oversized smartphone has a lot of storage capacity for various programs/apps and personal data.
There is also a microSD slot, so that the internal memory can be enlarged if needed for power users. The above-average display has a diagonal of 6.7" and the large phablet with a resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels is therefore suitable for all those who like to see clearly: details, websites or multimedia content can be optimally captured.
On to cameras, it's well specced here too: you can take photos with the built-in cameras as expected, and photo enthusiasts can look forward to the 2 cameras of the Samsung phone right away: With the powerful main camera, you take photos like with a normal digital camera.
What else can I get?
Be warned that both of these models are more expensive, if you are looking for a phone based varient then consider the Galaxy S10e - still a very good phone by all accounts.
Cameras - Note10 Lite
Due to the high resolution offered by a 12 MP snapper, excellent pictures can be taken, making them perfect for printing too if needed (for business users). Indeed it's business users that are the most catered for here: you can shoot films in 4K quality via the video function for your business presentations.
Now, the front camera has a resolution of 32 MP which isn't bad, but it won't win any awards. You can take high-resolution selfies or use it for video chats or conferences with colleagues.
Be aware: This is one area where Samsung have cut costs a little though (to make it less favourable than the non-Lite versions...). After all, there must always be some cost-cutting in any "Lite" version... but thankfully this isn't massively going to affect your usage. Most people will probably not notice anything different.
Other stuff under the bonnet includes various interfaces such as: a connection to headphones or additional devices is possible via jack, Bluetooth and USB. The Bluetooth 5.0 transmission standard - the most up to date as of writing - ensures fast data transmission.
Note that the Note10 Lite does not have 5G, you will need to opt for the more expensive Note 10 5G versions to get that. It comes with 4G or WLAN only, which aren't exactly slow, but if you are looking for superfast intenet then forget it.
If you want to use 2 different contracts at the same time, you can insert both SIM cards together in the dual SIM card slot; meaning you''l benefit from the advantages of different network providers and won't have to carry 2 devices with you. This is a a helpful feature especially for everyone who uses their phone for both business and private use - as a lot of people will in this case, it would have been stupid for Samsung not to include this!
Note10 Lite price in UK
In the UK the Note10 Lite is surprisingly affordable - it costs £599 at launch. Expect the price to fall further as times go on.
If you prefer to pay monthly then you can get a Note10 Lite on O2 mobile for £20 a month, with only a small fee upfront. Here at Foned we check prices every hour of the day so that you can find your next Galaxy Note10 Lite tablet on a monthly plan for very little cost - make sure to compare prices before buying.
The Note10 Lite is also available on Three, Vodafone, Tesco Mobile and most major UK networks. Check the table above for latest monthly contract prices.
In the UK, there are only 3 colours at launch: Aura glow (orange), Prism Black and Prism Grey. We're sure that if the phablet is a success, Samsung will launch more colours in due course. Over on the continent in some markets they have also launched both Prism White and Prism Blue colours, so these should make it to the UK before long.
Verdict on the Note10 Lite
Most other reviews agree with us that the Note10 Lite is probably one of the best smaller tablets of recent years. In Samsung's ever increasing product range gets more confusing, one thing is for sure: now the Note range is affordable to everyone.
There are some obvious cutback that were intended to reach a lower price point. The display is Full HD+ instead of QHD, some of the extra S Pen gestures (like zooming in and out on the camera remotely) have been axed, and there's no off-screen memo support, but those won't be deal-breakers for many people.
Regardless, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite's specs means the handset offers great value - the issue is product confusion for most people, as the Note range is huge now (as is the rest of the Samsung stable offering). It has the Note 9-era 10nm Samsung Exynos 9810 chipset, 6GB, and 128GB of internal storage. That should mean it performs well enough for a majority of tasks.
Overall this is a great tablet, one of our favourite ones of recent times - once we get a full hands-on review, we'll update this page. It's a shame there's no 5G but we suspect Samsung will launch a Note 10 Lite 5G (what a mouthful!) within time...