Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite: Samsung has released the lite version of the Samsung Galaxy S10 series. Although its not such a high performer as the Galaxy S10 but it sure gives you some real experience of what the other Galaxy S10 series can do.

If there is anything that we think is lacking from this device in 2020 is the fact that it came without a 5G network. But then again, not every country have 5G enabled. I mean the likes of Nigeria, India and other countries are yet to have a fully functioning 5G network.

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Taking aside the 5G network, the new Galaxy S10 lite comes with premium design with a good chipset, nice battery capacity and fast charge. What is even more impressive is the fact that it has the UFS2.1 enabled which should help improve data processing.

We have put together a summary of the features of Samsung Galaxy S10 lite below. As always, we are skipping all the technical grammars and sticking to user experience. Just below the summary is the Samsung Galaxy S10 lite complete specification table. Enjoy

Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite Build and Display

The Galaxy S10 Lite has a Front glass, plastic body and a Super AMOLED display type. Its display size is 6.7 inches and it has a resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~393 ppi density). While the Galaxy S10 lite might not have come with any display protection, it does come with the HDR+ feature to enhance the display.

This phone has same design and build as that of the Samsung Galaxy A71 and Samsung Galaxy A51. We have seen the new designs of Samsung phones in 2020 including how they plan to place the rear cameras.

Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite Chipset, RAM and Internal Storage

Galaxy S10 Lite is equipped with the Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset, the Qualcomm SM8150 Snapdragon 855 (7 nm) which is a strong chipset. The phone comes with a recent CPU and GPU from Qualcomm. It uses the Kryo 485 CPU and its GPU is Adreno 640.

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The phone comes in two variants, the 6GB RAM and 128GB Internal Storage and the 8GB RAM and 128GB Internal Storage. There is also a space for external storage via microSDXC (uses shared SIM slot). This is relatively good as more files can be saved and the phone can process more data with the installed RAM size.

Galaxy S10 Lite Camera

The phone comes with a triple rear cameras. It has a 48 megapixel main shooter, a 12 megapixel ultrawide and 5 megapixel dedicated macro camera. It lacked telephoto with optical zoom features but has super steady OIS (optical image stabilization) which helps in taking steady photos.

Up front the phone uses a 32 megapixel camera placed in a hole at the middle. The phone can be used to shoot videos on the cinematic or movie production level(4K videos) with gyro-EIS feature. Overall, the phone is expected to take good photos at the back and front. Its camera quality and video quality is good enough to capture all the moment.

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Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite Software and Battery

The phone run out of the box Android 10 which is really good as that is the latest Android version available. It is also accompanied by the One UI 2 graphical user interface. Galaxy S10 Lite is powered by a 4500mAh with fast charge enabled. You can use the phone for a long time and also get it fully charged in no time. We put together the full specifications of the Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite in the table below.

Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite Specifications

TechnologyGSM / CDMA/ HSPA / LTE
2G NetworkGSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
3G NetworkHSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
Download SpeedHSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A

Dimensions162.5 x 75.6 x 8.1 mm (6.40 x 2.98 x 0.32 in)
Weight186 g (6.56 oz)
SIMSingle SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

TypeSuper AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size6.7 inches, 107.8 cm2 (~86.6% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~394 ppi density)
Always-on display
Display Protection
Touch ScreenYes

OS (Operating System)Android 10.0; One UI 2
Chipset (Processor)Qualcomm SM8150 Snapdragon 855 (7 nm)
CPU DetailsOcta-core (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 485 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 485 & 4×1.78 GHz Kryo 485)
GPUAdreno 640
Card Slot (SD Card)microSDXC (uses shared SIM slot)
Internal Storage128GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 8GB RAM
UFS 2.1
Triple Lenses48 MP (wide) PDAF, Super Steady OIS
12 MP (ultrawide)
5 MP dedicated macro camera
FeaturesLED flash, panorama, HDR
Video2160p@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/240fps; gyro-EIS
Single Camera32 MP (wide)
3.5mm JackNO
Sound Enhancements
WLANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth5.0, A2DP, LE
USB2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
SensorsFingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass

BatteryNon-removable Li-Po 4500 mAh battery
Fast ChargingFast battery charging 45W
Wireless ChargingN/A
Talk time Up to 38 hours
Music playUp to 43 hours
Stand-byUp to 420 hours
ColorsAura Glow, Aura Black, Aura Red
Java Support
MessagesSMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
GamesYes, Downloadable from Google Play store
PriceN298, 500

The only downside of this phone is the lack of 5G. Other features are pretty okay and meets smartphones in its category. Its camera, software and chipset is pretty good to perform all the task needed. Galaxy S10 Lite has good battery, modern design, latest operating system, good internal storage and RAM etc.

Where To Buy The Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite in Nigeria

This phone is yet to be announced for sale in the global market. As at now we can not say for sure if the phone will be sold in the Nigeria market. We’ll update this post when there is any news regarding this phone availability in the market.

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