At the beginning of this year, almost without advertising, the Samsung company has announced smartphone Galaxy S10 Lite. Some features of flagman models were removed from this model. But it had no impact on performance, and allowed to reduce prices for the device on the retail network.
At the same time, this device got some features that senior versions do not have. Let’s talk about this in detail.
Korean developers have taken a course to update the design. Their latest models, such as A51, A71, S10 Lite, received design similar to the Galaxy Note series. They all have a right-angle, corner-shaped case with a small cutout under the selfi-camera at the top of the display.
The back panel is surprising. It is plastic, which is almost unbelievable for a device of this price range. Plus, the plastic here is glossy, perfectly retains prints for a long time.
At the top of the back panel is the main camera unit, which consists of three sensors and a flash. Its shape is almost identical to the American analogue shapes. Now camera modules of many smartphones have received such design. It will be fashionable until someone introduces a new trend.
The minus of the model is the lack of a 3.5 mm audio jack for headphones. It also has one loudspeaker. The sound it produces is loud, but not outstanding in quality. There is also no water protection.
Display and processor
The device received one of the best matrixes – 6.7-inch Super AMOLED Plus, covered with Gorilla Glass 5 with oleophobic covering. It has a remarkable resolution of 2400×1080, with pixel density of 394 ppi.
The product screen has no curves. It doesn’t add any visual effects to it, but avoids careless touches typical for smartphones with curved edges.
The smartphone display is equipped with a fingerprint scanner. It works well, out of 10 touches 7-8 are effective.
The main disadvantage of the Galaxy S10 Lite is the absence of the display flickering reduction function. Some users’ eyes may get tired quickly after a short reading.
One of the advantages of the model is the presence of a powerful components. Its basis is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal memory. And this volume can easily be expanded to 1 Tb by using a microSD card.The Adreno 640 chipset is available to improve graphics performance.
All applications and programs work quickly and clearly. Experts see the main reason for this in the installation of Qualcomm processor, not Exynos, as in some of the company’s flagships.
It is necessary to add that the smartphone has received an NFC module, which will be useful for contactless shopping in stores.
Cameras: main and frontal
The main camera module consists of three sensors. The main one has 48 megapixel resolution and optical stabilization. There is also an ultra wide-angle lens with a 123-degree angle of view at 12 megapixels and a five-megapixel macro lens.
If you do not go deeper into the settings, the Galaxy S10 Lite will produce images with a resolution of 12 megapixels. They have good colour reproduction and clear tone definition. After switching to 48MP mode, you cannot tell the difference at once. It will only be visible if you zoom on your PC.
Most experts agree that a smartphone has better photographic capabilities than Line A, but does not reach the quality of the top models.
This is reflected in the occasional lack of brightness, for example, when taking pictures in cloudy weather conditions. Pictures appear too dark. In the night time, the resulting images sometimes lack details.
Video shooting is made easier by using the Super Steady OIS mode. As a result, there is no shaking at all and the movies are produced with consistent quality.
For selfi-shooting there is a 32 megapixel camera. It has approximately the same characteristics as the main one.
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite has received good battery life. For the first time in such a series of devices, the developers used a battery with a capacity of 4500 mAh. It’s not quite clear how they managed to place such a battery in the slim body of the product.
As a result, the smartphone shows impressive results: one charge is enough for 29 hours of playback of the looped clip in medium brightness mode. When used as a gaming device, within an hour the charge will be reduced by only 13%.
For the average user, the device’s autonomy is fine. It will last for 24 hours even if you use all the features of the device intensively. And if you refuse to work with messengers and social networks – it will be enough for two. S10 Lite has a fast charge that allows it to recharge in a short period of time.
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite will be liked by those who want to have a modern smartphone with a productive characteristics, without any extra features. It has no wireless charging, moisture and dust protection. These are minor disadvantages, which are fully compensated by a reasonable price and the availability of battery capacity