Samsung S10+ Vs S10 Lite: Which is Better?

In this article, i will be telling the difference between Samsung S10 Lite and S10+ and help you decide which one is a better option?

GALAXY S10 LITE
Samsung S10 LiteSamsung S10+
PROSPROS
Lower-cost flagship specs. Larger battery is a serious advantage. Macro Lense is neat.Superb display. Versatile camera. Wireless PowerShare. Dependable battery life. Powerful performance
CONSCONS
Debatable overlap with S10e/A-series. Uncertain value.Slippery design. High price. Underwhelming low-light camera.

SPECIFICATIONS

SAMSUNG S10 LITESAMSUNG S10+
OSAndroid 10.0; One UI 2Android 9.0 (Pie), upgradable to Android 10.0; One UI 2
CHIPSETQualcomm SM8150 Snapdragon 855 (7 nm)Exynos 9820 (8 nm) – EMEA/LATAM
CPUOcta-core (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 485 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 485 & 4×1.78 GHz Kryo 485)Octa-core (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 485 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 485 & 4×1.78 GHz Kryo 485) – USA/China
GPUAdreno 640Adreno 640 – USA/China
REAR CAMERA48 MP, f/2.0, 26mm (wide), 1/2.0″, 0.8µm, PDAF, Super Steady OIS
12 MP, f/2.2, 12mm (ultrawide)
5 MP, f/2.4, 1/5.0″, 1.12µm, dedicated macro camera
12 MP, f/1.5-2.4, 26mm (wide), 1/2.55″, 1.4µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS
12 MP, f/2.4, 52mm (telephoto), 1/3.6″, 1.0µm, AF, OIS, 2x optical zoom
16 MP, f/2.2, 12mm (ultrawide), 1/3.1″, 1.0µm, Super Steady video
FRONT CAMERA32 MP, f/2.2, 25mm (wide), 1/2.8″, 0.8µm10 MP, f/1.9, 26mm (wide), 1/3″, 1.22µm, Dual Pixel PDAF
8 MP, f/2.2, 22mm (wide), 1/4″, 1.12µm, depth sensor
SENSORSFingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Samsung DeX (desktop experience support)
ANT+
Fingerprint (under display, ultrasonic), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2
ANT+
Bixby natural language commands and dictation
Samsung DeX (desktop experience support)
BATTERYNon-removable Li-Po 4500 mAh batteryNon-removable Li-Ion 4100 mAh battery
COLORSPrism White, Prism Black, Prism BluePrism White, Prism Black, Prism Green, Prism Blue, Canary Yellow, Flamingo Pink, Ceramic Black, Ceramic White, Cardinal Red, Smoke Blue
DISPLAYSuper AMOLED, 6.7 inches, 1080 x 2400 pixelsDynamic AMOLED, 6.4 inches, 1440 x 3040 pixels
LAUNCH DATEComing soon. Exp. release 2020March 2019

DESIGN:

Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite

The galaxy S10 light is a typical samsung phone. We have a solid metal frame, good build quality, glass on the front and rear, any metal made buttons that are tactile, and easy to reach. The device looks premium and it feels like a legit flagship device. I also like the fact that the phone is relatively thin measuring at just about 8.1 millimeters.

There is no headphone jack, the phone is neither dust nor water resistant and there is just a single bottom firing speaker which is pretty good yet not as good as the samsung galaxy S10.

Samsung Galaxy S10+

It’s probably the most gorgeous looking for and I’ve seen so far. It’s a beautiful blend of glass and metal that curves perfectly to fit in your hands and it just looks stunning.

The back here has Gorilla Glass 5 for protection and features that triple via camera, the flash, the heart rate sensor, and the So2 sensor.

The front is almost all screen with a punch hold dual camera that’s the force on an AMOLED panel and barely any bezells.

The screen is protected by Gorilla Glass 6 which is just awesome. Apart from that the Galaxy S10+ packs all the usual stuff and some unusual things.

There this is the power button on the right a bit higher for my taste. There’s the volume rocker, the Bigsby button which can now be remapped, the hybrid SIM card tray with support for up to 512GB micro SD cards, the USB C port, and the headphone jack. The phone is IP68 rated which is just great.

DISPLAY:

Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite

A 6.7 inches display makes the phone huge. In comparison, the S10 lite is taller and slightly wider than the Samsung Galaxy S10+ but rounded edges on the back of the phone make the device feel comfortable to hold in the hand.

The display is really nice and beautiful to look at well it’s not as good as the panel found on the samsung galaxy S10 plus but I like the sharpness good contrast and the blacks also sunlight legibility is pretty good. There is a little punch hole for a 32MP selfie shooter.

Samsung Galaxy S10+

The display is a gorgeous 6.4 inch WQHD+ display with Samsung’s infinity O design which is basically the punch hole design and it looks great. This screen is crisp and sharp, the colors look stunning an extra punchy. It’s the best looking display on a smartphone.

The punch hole isn’t something everyone likes and it does take some time getting used to but personally I really like it. I mean it removes the north and gives the phone a beautiful bezel s look that I just love.

BATTERY:

Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite

A huge 4500 million hours battery that lasts a long time. My record screen on time is over 11 hours when I used the phone mostly for video and social media. Obviously, the battery does not last that long if you use the phone more intensively. It received a 45 Watts fast charging support but no wireless charging which is a feature reserved for flagship devices.

Samsung Galaxy S10+

The S10+ has a pretty big 4100 mAh battery and it’s a big improvement over the 3500 mAh battery found in the S9+. In my usage of the phone, the battery has been decent enough but it’s nothing extraordinary to be honest. I mean the phone usually lasted me for a full day but it was around 10% by the end of the day.

The galaxy S10+ takes exactly 90 minutes to go from 10% to 100% and that’s with the included 15 watt fast charger.

It supports fast wireless charging 2.0 which is great and the phone also comes with the reverse wireless charging feature.

 

SECURITY:

Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite

The under display fingerprint scanner to be pretty fast and accurate. Yet, it’s not the fastest out there. The face unlock feature works fine in all lighting conditions.

Samsung Galaxy S10+

I don’t really like about the S10+ is the fingerprint scanners. These are ultrasonic fingerprint scanners unlike the optical ones you find in other smartphones which means they don’t need the display to turn on to work. It also works if your fingers are wet or if the phone is wet which is great and it works even with oily fingers. The only issue is that it’s slow and kind of inconsistent, it works most of the time but you do need to wait just a little while before the phone and locks and that can quickly get disappointed.

Face unlock is faster but it is a 2D face unlock and there’s no IR scanner, so you can’t unlock it in complete darkness without blinding yourself.

PERFORMANCE:

Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite

The phone ships with the flagship grade Snapdragon chipset plenty of RAM and storage which can be further expanded via the microSD card slot. The result of it excellent gaming performance. I played quite a few different games on the highest graphics settings and they all ran absolutely fine. I played asphalt extreme, asphalt 9, asphalt 8, and PUBG for hours, and I enjoyed flagship grade graphics performance.

Samsung Galaxy S10+

The galaxy S10+ comes with the Exynos 9020 processor paired with up to 12GB of ram and 1TB of internal storage and it performs exactly how you would expect a flagship to perform. This just no doubt that the S10+ has amazing specs and the phone can handle almost everything you throw at it. I played PUBG on this one and obviously it runs on high settings and it runs really well. There’s just no problem even with asphalt 9, the game runs pretty smooth and stunning.

SOFTWARE:

Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite

The One Ui 2.0 is based on android 10 and it’s typical Samsung loaded with features and customization options. I like that there are many ways of customizing the screen including the always-on display that compensates the lack of the LED notification light. There is also a dark mode, plenty of themes at advanced features to play with and you can also choose between classic and gesture based UI navigation system.

The overall performance has been really good. Honestly, I can’t tell the difference between this phone and the flagship samsung galaxy S10+. Both devices are fast and responsive pretty much all the time.

Samsung Galaxy S10+

Samsung has since moved to OneUI and it’s definitely a lot better. sure Facebook is pre-installed and there are some apps I would never use but those can be removed. Other than that though OneUI is great, its feature pack and it’s probably the best custom Android UI.

CAMERA:

Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite

Most of the phone cam must perform well in excellent lighting conditions. In order to test the S10 Lite cameras, I took most of the shots on a dark and cloudy winter day and compared them to the Samsung Galaxy S10+. The results are really impressive, the pictures come out sharp, detailed, color reproduction is usually accurate, and sometimes the S10 light can take even better looking photos than the S10+. I would still say that the S10+ has better cameras as most of the shots look a lot sharper but overall I can say that the S10 light performs like a flagship. The main complaint is that the wide-angle shots could have more detail and sharpness. If you take pictures on a nice and sunny day the quality is even better as there a little bit more detail, dynamic range is usually on point and overall the charts come out really nice.

The S10 light cameras are pretty impressive in low-light both in aura and night modes. In fact, some of the shots look even better than the ones taken with a flagship S10+. It’s worth mentioning that the night mode works with both main and a wide-angle cameras.

There is a dedicated macro lens which can produce quite sharp close-up pictures with a minimum focusing distance of 3 centimeters.

I like the overall selfie and portrait image quality. Low-light selfie quality is quite good even though it’s not the best I’ve seen.

The s sunlight can record videos in 4k in both 30 and 60 frames per second. The overall video quality is really good but there is some visible noise due to the fact that I tested the camera on a cloudy day.

We can record selfie videos in either 4k resolution for more detail and sharpness or in 1080p mode which produces significantly more stable video. The sound recording quality is pretty good overall.

Samsung Galaxy S10+

The galaxy S10+ brings Samsung’s flagship to the triple camera world. The galaxy S10+ have a triple rear camera set up with the 12MP telephoto camera, 12MP wide angle, and a 16MP ultra wide-angle camera. What this means is that you can take a bunch of different types of photos from the galaxy S10+ and they look pretty good.

Photos from the galaxy has S10+ are pretty much what we expect from Samsung flagships. They look good there’s quite a lot of detail and thanks to improved AI exposure and HDR are pretty damn good on the S10+

Portrait mode photos look good too and there’s a lot of detail which is something I definitely like. Camera performance in good light is definitely not a problem with the galaxy S10+. Even in low-light the phone doesn’t struggle a lot. But in low-ligh potrait mode suffers a lot.

The front camera on the S10 plus is also pretty impressive. There’s a lot of detail in selfies here and I don’t think it leaves a lot to be desired. Even portrait mode selfies from the S10+ are pretty good.

In terms of videos, the galaxy S10+ comes with support for shooting 4k/60fps videos and now it even supports shooting 4k HDR 10 plus videos but that only works when you’re shooting at 30fps.

WHICH TO BUY?

Overall, the Samsung Galaxy S10 light is a solid phone with many flagship qualities and premium features but it doesn’t mean it’s a perfect device. On the other hand, S10 has more premium features, good cameras, and performance, so I think S10+ is the overall winner.

If you want to buy the phone only for performance then you should go for S10 Lite. But if you need both performance and good cameras then obviously, go for S10+.

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