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Specs comparison: Galaxy Note 10 Lite vs Galaxy Note 10 vs Note 10+

Samsung tried offering consumers the choice of two Note flagships this year with the Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+, with the former supposed to target those moving to the Note lineup for the first time. And if that wasn’t enough, Samsung now has a third Galaxy Note 10 device to sell you: Meet the Galaxy Note 10 Lite.

The Galaxy Note 10 Lite is something of an oddity. While it shares some specs with the Galaxy Note 10, like support for super fast 25W charging and a 16MP ultra-wide rear camera, the rest of its hardware is something of a mashup between Galaxy flagships launched in 2017 and 2018. For example, the primary 12MP rear camera is the same sensor found on the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8, while the Exynos 9810 SoC is the one that powered 2018’s Galaxy S9 and Galaxy Note 9.

The Galaxy Note 10 Lite has two considerable advantages over the Note 10 and Note 10+. It runs Android 10 with One UI 2.0 out of the box, and it will go on to receive updates till Android 12. The Note 10 and Note 10+ launched with Pie out of the box, so they’ll end their life on Android 11. The Note 10 Lite also has a 4,500 mAh battery, which is a full 1000 mAh larger than the Note 10 battery and 200 mAh larger than the battery on the Note 10+.

Again, as mentioned earlier, the Note 10 Lite is something of an oddity thanks to the mix of older and newer specs. How do those specs compare to the other two Galaxy Note 10s? Find out in the comparison table below, and look forward to our review of the Galaxy Note 10 Lite in the coming weeks!

Galaxy Note 10 Lite vs Galaxy Note 10 vs Galaxy Note 10+

Galaxy Note 10 LiteGalaxy Note 10Galaxy Note 10+
Display6.7-inch, Super AMOLED Infinity-O, 2400×1080 pixels, 20:96.3-inch, Dynamic AMOLED Infinity-O, 2280×1080 pixels, 19:9, HDR10+ certified6.8-inch, Dynamic AMOLED Infinity-O, 3040×1440 pixels, 20:9, HDR10+ certified
S PenYes, 4,096 pressure levels, Bluetooth controlYes, 4,096 pressure levels, Bluetooth control, 6-axis sensor including gyro and acceleration sensor for gesture controlYes, 4,096 pressure levels, Bluetooth control, 6-axis sensor including gyro and acceleration sensor for gesture control
ProcessorExynos 9810 (quad-core 2.7GHz + quad-core 1.7GHz), 64-bit, 10nmExynos 9825/Snapdragon 855, octa-core, 7nm, 64-bitExynos 9825/Snapdragon 855, octa-core, 7nm, 64-bit
RAM6GB/8GB8GB12GB
Rear CameraCamera 1: 12MP, OIS, Dual Pixel autofocus, 4K video recording, F1.7

Camera 2: 12MP telephoto, 2x optical zoom, F2.4, OIS, Dual Pixel autofocus

Camera 3: 16MP super wide-angle, 123-degree FOV, F2.2

Camera 1: 12MP, OIS, Dual Pixel autofocus, 4K video recording, F1.5/F2.4

Camera 2: 12MP telephoto, 2x optical zoom, F2.1, OIS, Dual Pixel autofocus

Camera 3: 16MP super wide-angle, 123-degree FOV, F2.2

Camera 1: 12MP, OIS, Dual Pixel autofocus, 4K video recording, F1.5/F2.4

Camera 2: 12MP telephoto, 2x optical zoom, F2.1, OIS, Dual Pixel autofocus

Camera 3: 16MP super wide-angle, 123-degree FOV, F2.2

Camera 4: DepthVision 3D ToF, VGA, F1.4

Front Camera32-megapixel, f/2.210MP, F2.2, Dual Pixel (2PD) autofocus10MP, F2.2, Dual Pixel (2PD) autofocus
Storage128GB, microSD slot (up to 1TB)256GB/512GB, non-expandable256GB/512GB, microSD slot (up to 1TB)
SoftwareAndroid 10, One UI 2.0Android 9 Pie, One UI 1.5Android 9 Pie, One UI 1.5
Battery4,500 mAh, super fast wired charging (25W)3,500 mAh, fast wired charging (25W) and fast wireless charging (12W), reverse wireless charging (PowerShare)4,300 mAh, fast wired charging (up to 45W, charger sold separately) and fast wireless charging (15W), reverse wireless charging (PowerShare)
ConnectivityWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, LTE Cat.11, MU-MIMO, Bluetooth 5.0, ANT+, USB Type-C, NFC, GPS, Galileo, Glonass, BeiDou4G LTE (Cat.20), Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, MU-MIMO, USB Type-C, NFC, GPS, Galileo, Glonass, BeiDou4G LTE (Cat.20), Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, MU-MIMO, USB Type-C, NFC, GPS, Galileo, Glonass, BeiDou
Dimensions163.7 x 76.1 x 8.7mm, 199g151 x 71.8 x 7.9mm, 168g162.3 x 77.2 x 7.9mm, 196g
SensorsAccelerometer, Barometer, Optical fingerprint sensor (in-display), Gyro sensor, Geomagnetic sensor, Hall sensor, Proximity sensorAccelerometer, Barometer, Ultrasonic fingerprint sensor (in-display), Gyro sensor, Geomagnetic sensor, Hall sensor, Proximity sensorAccelerometer, Barometer, Ultrasonic fingerprint sensor (in-display), Gyro sensor, Geomagnetic sensor, Hall sensor, Proximity sensor
Other featuresSamsung Pay, Bixby, face recognition, AR Emoji, Dolby Atmos (wired)AKG earphones, stereo speakers, Dolby Atmos, AR Emoji, Bixby, Samsung Pay, IP68 water & dust resistance, face recognition, Zoom-in MIC, Screen Recorder, AR DoodleAKG earphones, stereo speakers, Dolby Atmos, AR Emoji, Bixby, Samsung Pay, IP68 water & dust resistance, face recognition, Zoom-in MIC, Screen Recorder,  AR Doodle, 3D Scanner

  • Model: SM-N770F
  • Dimensions: 76.1 x 163.7 x 8.7mm
  • Display: 6.7" (170.1mm) Infinity-O Super AMOLED
  • CPU: Exynos 9810
  • Camera: 12 MP F1.7, 12MP Ultra-wide F2.2, 12MP Telephoto F2.4

  • Model: SM-N970F
  • Dimensions: 151.0 x71.8x7.9mm
  • Display: 6.3"(160.02mm) Super AMOLED
  • CPU: Exynos 9825
  • Camera: 12 MP, CMOS F2.2 Telephoto & 12MP F1.5/F2.4 77° & 16MP F2.2 123° Ultra-wide

  • Model: SM-N975F
  • Dimensions: 162.3 x 77,2 x 7.9mm
  • Display: 6.8"(172.7mm) Super AMOLED
  • CPU: Exynos 9825
  • Camera: 12 Ultra Wide: 16MP F2.2 (123°) & Wide-angle: 12MP 2PD AF F1.5/F2.4 OIS (77°) & Telephoto: 12MP F2.1 OIS (45°) & DepthVision Camera: VGA

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ggfb20
ggfb20

Why no mention of the Note 10+ 5G specs? As it also launched with “Android 10 with One UI 2.0 out of the box” via T-Mobile USA.

ijazali
ijazali

Note 10 plus will get only uldates upto android 11. That was kind of harsh.