Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite review
Enhanced productivity, anywhere, anytime
A notebook-sized display
Of course, the Note series is all about penmanship and so the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite is amply ready for this, with it 6.7” Infinity-O display. The screen reaches from edge-to-edge and has a wide 20:9 screen aspect ratio, which is perfect for taking longer notes or enjoying all manner of media.
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You will enjoy Full HD+ resolution (2,400x 1,080 pixels/394 pixels per inch) on the Super AMOLED screen. The display is kept light and thin through the use of flexible OLED technology. Text and media have greater contrast with HDR and there is a convenient Always-On Display option.
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Design, colours, and performance
The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite has a cool-looking square camera module on the back and a punch hole in the screen for the portrait camera lens. You can take your pick of three colours which are Aura Red, Aura Black, and Aura Glow. The essential stats include a weight of 199g and a phone thickness of 8.7mm.
The 10nm 2.7GHz octa-core processor has high-performance with 6GB RAM or extreme-performance with the more expensive 8GB RAM model.
Phone Set Up
The latest in biometric security
Samsung has added some of the best security on the Note 10 Lite. There is a responsive in-screen fingerprint sensor that unlocks quickly. Compared to the traditional types of sensors, the in-screen technology is much more reliable.
If you don't want to use the fingerprint sensor, or you can't because you have dirty hands, there is Face Recognition. By measuring multiple points on your face, the phone can instantly recognise you and unlock the phone.
As well as those top-end security options you also get Samsung Know. This defence-grade security platform protects your device and all the information stored on it.
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The onboard memory of 128GB is expandable if you need more room for your photos or videos. The microSD card slot can be used with cards up to 1TB giving you so much space and flexibility when it comes to phone memory.
The Samsung Galaxy Note series has become incredibly popular because of the stylus, or S Pen. With so many innovative features, the S Pen allows you to interact with the phone in whole new ways.
Some of the top features of the S Pen include:
You can control video content using the S Pen. Simple move the stylus to pause, play or select video. Navigate presentations with the S Pen or use it to control the camera shutter for the perfect photo.
Access S Pen features in a quick and simple way
Samsung Notes App
Jot down your thoughts and use the Text Export feature to turn handwritten notes into text for easier sharing and editing
Draw in 3D on photos and it will Doodle track your face to keep your designs in place
Select, capture, and snip information that grabs your interest when browsing. Simply share straight away or later when on social media.
Take your photos into a new realm with this app. Sketch over the image, add effects and colours to create new masterpieces.
With Android 10 on board, you can enjoy many famlilar apps, such as Google Chrome and YouTube. Samsung adds its own tough with the One UI 2. You can enjoy many features including:
- Samsung Health - fitness goals and health tracker
- Bixby digital assustant
- Samsung Pay digital wallet
- Dark Mode
Camera & Video
The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite is impressive when it comes to camera features too. The rear camera is a triple-lens and is made up of:
- 12MP Dual Pixel Wide Angle Lens
- 12MP Ultra Wide Angle Lens 123o
- 12MP Telephoto Lens 2x optical zoom
With the dual-pixel technology more detail and light is captured, making photos beautifully clear. An ultra-wide field of view captures the same view as the human eye so you can take breathtaking landscapes. Telephoto features allow you to bring distant objects closer without losing detail.
Super Steady OIS (Optical Image Stabilisation) helps you to capture smooth, shake-free video. Editing options allow you to refine your videos before sharing online.
With Live Focus you can capture images that focus only on the part of the image you really want. Different Live Focus effects include:
- Spin Bokeh
- Zoom Bokeh
- Colour Point
32MP selfie camera
The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite doesn’t scrimp on the front camera either as you get a 32MP selfie camera. Take in lots of background or take group shots with the wider field of view. There are beautify modes and lots of filters or fun stickers to add a unique touch.
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The Galaxy Note 10 Lite has a large 4,500mAH battery on board. Intelligent power management and a super-efficient processor makes the most of the available charge. When you do need to recharge the phone it has a super-fast charge to get you on your way faster. There is a USB Type-C port so you can easily connect the charger one way or the other.
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Written by: Michael Brown