Last year, we saw the rise of more flagship killers than the actual flagships! Started with the launch of Pocofone F1 by Xiaomi, there came a huge lineup of devices providing flagship-grade specs at a much lower price. It came to such an extent that Samsung had to launch a whole new segment in its smartphone lineup called ‘High-End’ devices.
This High-End lineup by Samsung contains newly launched Galaxy S10 Lite and Note10 Lite. According to Samsung engineers, devices in this segment will provide flagship-grade performance with some corners cut to make the price much more affordable.
Talking about this segment, Xiaomi has also launched one of its own High-end devices last year called the Mi Note 10 or the Mi CC9 Pro. Yes, this was the device sporting that mammoth 108 Megapixel primary camera sensor. So, let’s take a look at what will be your best bet among The Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite, Xiaomi Mi Note 10, Galaxy Note10 Lite in today’s market.
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite vs Xiaomi Note 10 vs Galaxy Note10 Lite
Talking about the processor, Mi Note 10 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G processor, which is an Octa-Core chip clocked at 2.2 GHz and is a mid-range chip for mid-range performance. You can’t expect smooth frame rates at high resolution. It is running Android 10 on top of MIUI 11, and it will provide you decent performance in every aspect.
Galaxy S10 Lite is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC clocked at 2.84 GHz and is last year’s flagship processor. Even though it was released in 2019, it is still powerful than Snapdragon 730G or any other mid-range chip. Galaxy S10 Lite is running Android 10 on top of One UI v2.
Lastly, Note10 Lite is powered by Samsung’s very own Exynos 9810 SoC with a clock speed of 2.9 GHz. You have previously seen this chip in Samsung Galaxy S9, and it is pretty old to be used in today’s day and age. The Korean smartphone manufacturer does not yet specify the reason for this processor. Still, the Exynos 9810 can hold its own in front of any mid-range processor today.
Verdict – Talking about performance, the Galaxy S10 Lite is the pure winner because of Snapdragon 855 SoC. The 855 is better than Snapdragon 730G and the Exynos 9810 in terms of performance and smoothness.
Talking about the display, Mi Note 10 flaunts a curved AMOLED display sized at 6.47 inches and 398 pixels per inch. It is a very beautiful and vibrant panel, but the curves on the display make it a bit fragile.
Galaxy S10 Lite and Note10 Lite both sport a 6.7-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED display. The displays look identical on the front, but the technology behind them is different. First of all, the S10 Lite has a higher 435 PPI, while Note10 Lite has 393 PPI. Lastly, Both these devices have a hole-punch on the center of the display, but the hole-punch on S10 Lite is a bit slimmer and little as compared to the one on Note10 Lite.
Verdict – Talking in terms of display, the Galaxy S10 Lite has arguably the best display in this comparison because it is more advanced and light than the other two. With PPI of 435, the display is more accurate and detailed than the Note10 Lite and Mi Note 10 Lite.
Cameras are the hot topic here, the Galaxy S10 Lite features a tri-camera setup consisting of a primary 48 Megapixel sensor with Super Steady OIS AF F2.0, a 12 Megapixel Ultra-wide angle sensor, and a 5 Megapixel Macro sensor for close-up macro shots. The cameras here are pretty high-end. With good lighting, you can expect great shots, and even in low lighting, the shots tend to be a little over-saturated, but it can be tolerated.
Note 10 Lite also features a tri-camera setup consisting of a 12 Megapixel primary sensor with Pixel AF F1.7 and OIS, a 12 Megapixel Ultra-wide lens, and a 12 Megapixel telephoto with AF F2.4 and OIS. Cameras are decent on the Note10 Lite nothing extra-ordinary but compare it to the Galaxy S10 Lite, these 12-megapixel sensors comes a bit short.
On the front, both S10 and Note10 Lite feature a 32 Megapixel sensor with an f2.2 lens.
The Mi Note 10 comes up with a Penta-camera setup including a mammoth 108 Megapixel primary sensor, a 20 Megapixel Ultra-wide lens, a 12 Megapixel depth sensor, a 5 Megapixel telephoto, and lastly, a 2 Megapixel Macro camera. On the front, it has a 32 Megapixel sensor.
A photo clicked by Mi Note 10’s 108MP sensor has a resolution of 12032 x 9024! It also has 10 times a Hybrid zoom with the telephoto lens and 50 times digital zoom. With the Mi Note 10, pictures will be detailed and richer than ever.
Verdict – Mi Note 10 is the undisputed champion in the camera segment. This doesn’t mean the cameras on the S10 Lite, and Note10 Lite are bad it’s just that they are not as higher in quality and configurations if compared with the Note 10. If the camera is your main priority, then the Mi Note 10 will be a great choice for you.
The Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite and the Note10 Lite have a similar 4,500 mAh battery, but the charging tech is different on both smartphones. The Galaxy S10 Lite has a 45W Super fast charging technology while the Note10 Lite has only 25W fast charging available.
Talking about Mi Note 10, it packs a very capable 5,260 mAh battery with 30W fast charging.
Verdict – Talking about the battery, the Mi Note 10 is probably your best bet as it packs a 5,260 mAh battery with 30W fast charging.
The Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite is expected to be launched at a price tag of 757$/580 pounds while the Note10 Lite is expected to be launched at a lower 692$/530 pounds price tag. Well, the lower price tag of the Note is justified because of its three-year-old processor and average cameras, but apart from all of this, the Note10 Lite still has some cool features like the S-pen functionality at this price point.
Talking about the Mi Note 10, you can buy it online for around 500$ price range.
Verdict – Here, we can not say anything precisely as it comes to personal preferences, but still, If cameras and battery are your top priority and performance do not bother you that much, the Mi Note 10 will be a solid pick for you.
It the end, if you can sacrifice performance for the sake of better build with glass and metal, great cameras, and a larger battery, you can choose the Mi Note 10.
On the other hand, if performance is your top-most priority and you can cut some slack towards the camera, battery, and design department. The Galaxy S10 Lite will be a perfect choice for you.
Talking about Note10 Lite, if you need a device for most of your office-work such as presentations, you can choose this device as it provides the S-pen functionality with the same amount of battery and display like the S10 Lite at a much more affordable price.
Lastly, we can say that all of these devices have a proper function of their own, and it depends on you about which feature is your priority and what are the things you can sacrifice for the sake of your important considerations.