Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite was released just last month, the Lite variant of the Note 10 has been getting quite some critical acclaim from reviewers, users and critics alike. With many dubbing, it as Samsung’s “best for less”, the peeps over at the Korean tech-giant Samsung have managed to balance price point and trade-offs from the original Note 10. And naturally so, tech fanatics in Nepal have been itching to get their hands on this gizmo as well.
Well, good news has just rolled in, folks! Samsung Nepal has partnered with Daraz, the leading online shopping portal, to launch the awaited Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite in Nepal. This product is available only exclusively so the product is only available for purchase through Daraz.
But is the phone any good?
(a.k.a. Let’s dive into the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite!)
In short… yes. To elaborate, DEFINITELY yes. The Note 10 Lite might just be the flagship that Samsung needs to cater to the growing demands of its customers. The S-pen, till now only limited to its high-range flagships, has finally made its way into the hands of a more diverse user base. The elegant look of the Note 10 also remains mostly untouched, giving the Note 10 Lite a more premium look to compete with others in the market.
Well, obviously Samsung has chopped off some features from the original variant (duh). But for many, the tradeoffs from the original Note 10 compared to the price point are pretty reasonable. The Note 10 Lite still sports the Note 10’s signature premium look, prism glass finish on the back and all. But the glass is well… not made up of glass. It’s a tough plastic that does the job of imitating glass pretty nicely. The cameras are placed in a square panel, instead of a horizontal window. This panel houses a triple camera setup of (12+12+12)MP wide, telephoto and ultrawide lenses to capture stunningly cool photos. Of course, your selfie needs haven’t been ignored either, a ‘bindi’ notch holds a 32 MP front snapper ready to click picture-perfect shots, 2160p and 1080p videos at 30fps and group-selfies, courtesy of the wide lens.
On the software side of things, the Note 10 Lite arguably has an edge over the Note 10 and Note 10+. The poor almighty Notes’(10 & 10+) will receive updates only till Android v11, while the more recent Note 10 Lite will receive updates till Android v12. Not only that, the Lite variant comes with OneUI v2 on top of Android Q, making the user experience much smoother and friendlier. Not to mention, you also have the signature stylus to pick handy notes with as well.
Inside, this daredevil is powered by Samsung’s own Exynos 9 Octa 9810 chipset, which is quite a few notches down from the Note 10’s Exynos 9 Octa 9825. The GPU gets a downgrade as well, with a Mali-G72 replacing the Mali-G76. The device holds 6 solid gigs of RAM and 128 GB internal storage. The internal storage is expandable via the use of a shared microSDXC slot. The battery is a 4500 mAh one, which is a significant upgrade compared to the ones in the Note 10 or Note10+.
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite full specs:
- Display: 6.7 inches of Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, and 86.6 screen-to-body ratio
- OS: One UI 2 on top of Android Q
- Chipset: Exynos 9810 (10 nm) with Octa-core (4×2.7 GHz Mongoose M3 & 4×1.7 GHz Cortex-A55) processor, Mali-G72 MP18 GPU
- Memory: 128+6 or 128+8GB RAM and shared microSDXC slot
- Rear camera: 12 MP, f/1.7, 27mm (wide), 1/2.55″, 1.4µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS||12 MP, f/2.4, 52mm (telephoto), 1/3.6″, 1.0µm, PDAF, OIS, 2x optical zoom||12 MP, f/2.2, 12mm (ultrawide)
- Front camera: 32 MP, f/2.2, 25mm (wide), 1/2.8″, 0.8µm
- Sensors: Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, ANT+
- Battery: Non-removable Li-Po 4500 mAh battery with 25 W fast charging
Samsung Nepal is partnering with Daraz to launch the Note 10 Lite exclusively from 12th Feb. The price of the phone with 8GB RAM and 128GB ROM variant will be Rs 59,999.