samsung galaxy 10 lite

by Anant

Positioning
Samsung did not want to release lightweight versions of its flagships for a long time, the A-series models were a conditional replacement, but they did not compete directly with the company’s flagships either in cost or in positioning. In 2020, Samsung is trying a new strategy, namely the expansion of the lineup due to semiflagans or lite lite versions, when the buyer can choose a model with good performance, but simplified features. For example, the S10 Lite is the formally lite S10 / S10 +, although there are a lot of differences from the older model. The name here plays the role of a marketing device in order to draw attention to the model and increase its attractiveness. Formally, the S10 Lite is more of an A-series smartphone than a Samsung flagship. On the other hand, this device may well be considered a flagship in the style of Chinese manufacturers. So, here is a top-end chipset, a lot of memory, an excellent screen and a number of other features. We’ll talk about the Lite version of Note10 in a separate article, we’ll immediately focus on the S10 Lite.

First look at the Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite (SM-G770F)
Who is this device for? Probably for those who want to buy a smartphone with good characteristics, but not for the maximum cost. Price positioning is appropriate, it is minus 25% of the cost of the original prototype (I do not take gray prices into account, since they are not an indicator, more about this in the conclusions).

The S10 Lite model turned out to be interesting, but it is extremely difficult to say whether this device will become a bestseller. We do not have a reference point for such an apparatus. Be it the flagship of the A-series, and I would not have doubts about how it will be sold. But since this is a new positioning, a new model that has never existed in the Samsung lineup, there is a lot of obscurity here. Let’s take a look at the device and evaluate its capabilities.

Design, dimensions, controls
Samsung’s flagships are more or less easy to recognize, but, like with other models, it’s recognizability of the rear panel – the color scheme, the design of the camera unit. In S10 Lite, we see three different colors – blue, black and white.

First look at the Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite (SM-G770F)First look at the Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite (SM-G770F)
I like both white and blue, but black is very easily soiled, there are handprints and dust on it.

First look at the Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite (SM-G770F)First look at the Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite (SM-G770F)
First look at the Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite (SM-G770F)First look at the Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite (SM-G770F)First look at the Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite (SM-G770F)
Compared to Galaxy S10 +

The case is made of plastic (glastic – plastic resembling glass), it has already been used in the A-series. This is a fairly strong and wear-resistant material. The device is similar to the A-series – good, high-quality performance, but there is no feeling of high cost. It is rather a design similar to the Chinese flagships, clearly a paraphrase of their design and materials.

First look at the Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite (SM-G770F)
First look at the Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite (SM-G770F)First look at the Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite (SM-G770F)
Compared to Galaxy Note 10+

Look at the camera unit, it is very different from the current flagships, rather it is an A-series, for example, A51. A protruding rectangular block, it does not interfere with carrying the device in your pocket, but it does not look very fit into the device. Not as scary as on the 11th iPhone, but far from elegance.

First look at the Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite (SM-G770F)
e. there is paired button At the bottom there is a speaker, as well as a USB Type C connector.

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Surprisingly, this device does not have a 3.5 mm jack, although it is available in both S10 and Note10 Lite. This moment genuinely surprised me, since in this segment you could leave such a connector. But, alas and ah, they refused him.

First look at the Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite (SM-G770F)
The device also lacks protection against water, it is not worth dropping it into water. Otherwise, there are no differences from other Samsung smartphones. Good build, quality materials.

Display

First look at the Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite (SM-G770F)
First look at the Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite (SM-G770F)
Galaxy S10 Lite and Galaxy Note 10 Lite

The front camera is inscribed on the screen, this is an O-neck, the same as in the flagships.
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The difference from the same S10 is in maximum brightness, both in manual and automatic mode, but in general, these screens will be relatively good for most people.

The fingerprint sensor inscribed on the screen is different from what we see in the A-series, it is comparable to the usual S10 – it works quickly, responds to pressing even when the screen is locked. A good fingerprint sensor, there are no compromises.

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Battery
In S10 Lite there is a Li-Ion battery with a capacity of 4500 mAh. On average, I got a day of active work under load at 5.5-6.5 hours of screen operation and with a large amount of data transferred (about 1.5-2 GB per day).

First look at the Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite (SM-G770F)

First look at the Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite (SM-G770F) First look at the Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite (SM-G770F) First look at the Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite (SM-G770F)
Fast charge at 15 W, full charge time – 95 minutes, while 50% of the charge you get in 20 minutes. Unfortunately, this device refused wireless charging, it simply does not exist.

Memory, chipset, performance
The devices use the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset, this is a difference from the older models, where Exynos comes for Russia. The difference between the chipsets is very arbitrary, the rumor attributes Exynos miraculous properties, but these are solutions of the same level, and Exynos wins in some areas (for example, the pictures from the camera are more interesting).

To say that there are some lags in the UI is simply impossible, everything flies, the interface is very smooth and pleasant. Third-party programs also run without delay, and visually everything is perfect in speed.

The memory here is 6/128 GB, which is slightly less than what the S10 + offers, it has 8 GB of RAM.

First look at the Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite (SM-G770F) First look at the Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite (SM-G770F)
Given that you can install a card up to 1 TB in the memory card slot, there simply will not be a problem with the memory capacity, these are the maximum values that are available to users on the market.

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Communication opportunities
Support for LTE cat.20 depends on the operators, in theory this provides a transfer rate of up to 2 Gb / s.

USB 2.0 (Type C) is supported, in the smartphone Bluetooth 5.0, aptX and other codecs for sound.

From the point of view of wireless interfaces, there are Wi-Fi improvements, new algorithms are used. I like the inclusion of Wi-Fi depending on the geometry, that is, the device can remember itself where you used Wi-Fi, and automatically connect to the network when, for example, when you come to work, you do not need to turn it on with your hands.

Another point that I liked was the ability to select applications and in which connected Bluetooth devices sound will be played.

Camera

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First look at the Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite (SM-G770F)
The main camera has several modules – 48 MP Quad-Bayer matrix, 77 degrees, optical video super-stabilization (f / 2.0) + 12 MP (f / 2.2) (wide-angle, viewing angle 123 degrees), 5 MP camera for macro photography.

Perhaps we will start with a macro camera, there is no autofocus, you just get closer to the subject (5-7 centimeters). Look at flower shot examples.

First look at the Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite (SM-G770F) First look at the Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite (SM-G770F) First look at the Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite (SM-G770F)
As you can see, the quality of shooting depends on how correctly you approached the subject. This mode is hidden in advanced settings, but you can take it to a quick start.

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