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Samsung Galaxy Note10 Lite Smartphone Review - Cheaper version of the pen phablet

Cheaper sketches. In order to win over more customers for its stylus-enabled Galaxy Note series, Samsung has released the cheaper version Galaxy Note 10 Lite for the first time. Read our review to find out why we think that this was a good idea.
Florian Schmitt, 👁 Florian Schmitt, Andrea Grüblinger (translated by Marius S.),
Samsung Galaxy Note10 Lite

The Galaxy Note series has always been Samsung's highest-end smartphone lineup: Here, only the absolute best components will do, the latest technology is used and the S Pen is a unique feature that allows users to take notes, sketch drawings, highlight passages and much more that cannot be done elegantly with other smartphones. While the Galaxy Note10 and Galaxy Note10 Plus did well in their respective reviews, this year, Samsung is trying to expand its customer base by releasing a cheaper Note smartphone for the first time: At release, the Galaxy Note10 Lite is supposed to be available for 599 Euros (~$650), which is far below the starting price of the Note10 and almost half of the price of the Note10+. That being said, the high-end models have been on the market for half a year already and their prices have dropped.

However, the current generation Note10 Lite is still the cheapest ticket into the world of stylus-enabled Samsung phablets. The Lite model differs in terms of the older SoC, less premium case, slightly lower amount of storage and the lack of high-end standards such as Wi-Fi 6. However, the Note10 Lite comes with a fairly large battery and the camera results almost match those of the Note10.

Since it sounds as though it might be a very interesting alternative overall, we will begin our tests and determine how the device fares in detail.

Samsung Galaxy Note10 Lite (Galaxy Note Series)
Processor
Samsung Exynos 9810 8 x - 2.9 GHz, Exynos M3 / Cortex-A55
Graphics adapter
Memory
6144 MB 
Display
6.7 inch 20:9, 2400 x 1080 pixel 393 PPI, capacitive touchscreen, AMOLED, Gorilla Glass 5, glossy: yes, 60 Hz
Storage
128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash, 128 GB 
, 107 GB free
Connections
1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm audio jack, Card Reader: microSD up to 1 TB, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity sensor, compass, barometer
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5.0, GSM (850/​900/​1800/​1900), UMTS (850/​900/​1800/​1900), LTE (1,2,3,4,5,7,8,12,14,18,19,20,28,29,30), Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.7 x 163.7 x 76.1 ( = 0.34 x 6.44 x 3 in)
Battery
4500 mAh Lithium-Ion
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 10
Camera
Primary Camera: 12 MPix f/​1.7, phase detection AF (dual-pixel), OIS, LED flash, Videos @2160p/​60FPS (camera 1); 12.0MP, f/​2.4, phase detection AF, OIS, telephoto lens (camera 2); 12.0MP, f/​2.2, wide-angle lens (camera 3)
Secondary Camera: 32 MPix f/2.2
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo speakers, Keyboard: virtual keyboard, Quick charger, USB cable, headset, SIM tool, 24 Months Warranty, LTE-A pro Cat 18 (1200/150 Mbit/s); SAR value: 0.291W/​kg (head), 1.077W/​kg (body); stylus, fanless
Weight
199 g ( = 7.02 oz / 0.44 pounds), Power Supply: 71 g ( = 2.5 oz / 0.16 pounds)
Price
599 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Comparison Devices

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Drive
Size
Resolution
Best Price
82 %
02/2020
Samsung Galaxy Note10 Lite
Exynos 9810, Mali-G72 MP18
199 g128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash6.7"2400x1080
86 %
08/2019
Samsung Galaxy Note10
Exynos 9825, Mali-G76 MP12
168 g256 GB UFS 3.0 Flash6.3"2280x1080
89 %
12/2019
Huawei Mate 30 Pro
Kirin 990, Mali-G76 MP16
198 g256 GB UFS 3.0 Flash6.53"2400x1176
87 %
09/2019
Apple iPhone 11
A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU
194 g64 GB SSD6.1"1792x828
83 %
12/2019
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
SD 730G, Adreno 618
208 g128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash6.47"2340x1080
86 %
10/2019
OnePlus 7T
SD 855+, Adreno 640
190 g128 GB UFS 3.0 Flash6.55"2400x1080

Case - Loss of Quality

The design of the case significantly deviates from those of more expensive Note variants: Instead of an oblong camera, the module on the back is now quadratic, the corners have been rounded-off more and the glass in the front does not warp around the sides. The main difference between the Note10 and its more expensive siblings is the feel: The plastic back becomes immediately apparent and while it does not feel cheap, it does not leave a very high-quality impression either, particularly in light of the ~600 Euros (~$650) the manufacturer charges for the smartphone. Similar to more exclusive Note smartphones, the frame consists of metal.

On top of that, the black color variant looks fairly dull and the somewhat uncommon, red color variant is simply unicolored without light refraction effects or color gradients. At least the silver variant "Aura Glow" is a timely color variation featuring a gradient. Fingerprints accumulate relatively quickly on the back. The smartphone lies in the hand well and the edges are rounded-off smoothly.

On the front, there are very narrow bezels and the camera simply resides in a small hole in the screen instead of being placed in a notch. The Galaxy Note 10 Lite is far bigger than the vanilla Note10 and weighs more as well, the latter of which is likely a result of the higher-capacity battery. Since the manufacturer has not certified its smartphone for water or dust protection, users will have to be careful with their phone.

Samsung Galaxy Note10 Lite
Samsung Galaxy Note10 Lite
Samsung Galaxy Note10 Lite
Samsung Galaxy Note10 Lite
Samsung Galaxy Note10 Lite
Samsung Galaxy Note10 Lite
Samsung Galaxy Note10 Lite
Samsung Galaxy Note10 Lite
Samsung Galaxy Note10 Lite

Size Comparison

163.7 mm / 6.44 inch 76.1 mm / 3 inch 8.7 mm / 0.3425 inch 199 g0.4387 lbs160.94 mm / 6.34 inch 74.44 mm / 2.93 inch 8.13 mm / 0.3201 inch 190 g0.4189 lbs157.8 mm / 6.21 inch 74.2 mm / 2.92 inch 9.7 mm / 0.3819 inch 208 g0.4586 lbs158.1 mm / 6.22 inch 73.1 mm / 2.88 inch 8.8 mm / 0.3465 inch 198 g0.4365 lbs150.9 mm / 5.94 inch 75.7 mm / 2.98 inch 8.3 mm / 0.3268 inch 194 g0.4277 lbs151 mm / 5.94 inch 71.8 mm / 2.83 inch 7.9 mm / 0.311 inch 168 g0.3704 lbs

Features - Note10 Lite with 3.5 mm Jack

Fans of classic headphones will rejoice: After the Note10 and Note10+ did not come with an analogue headphone port, Samsung has reintroduced the traditional 3.5 mm port with the Note10 Lite. On top of that, there is a fast USB Type-C port that supports USB 3.0 speeds. There is also an integrated card reader, which while it occupies one of the SIM slots, is at least available.

With 128 GB of mass storage, the memory configuration is decent and competitive with other smartphones of the same price class. 6 GB of RAM is more than acceptable as well.

There is no notification LED and instead the screen's frame lights up when receiving new messages. There is a Widevine certification, allowing users to watch streaming content in HD resolution.

Bottom: 3.5 mm jack, USB Type-C, microphone, speaker, stylus
Bottom: 3.5 mm jack, USB Type-C, microphone, speaker, stylus
Top: microphone
Top: microphone
Left: SIM slot
Left: SIM slot
Right: standby button, volume control
Right: standby button, volume control

Software - Galaxy Phone with OneUI 2.0

The Samsung Galaxy Note10 Lite comes with Samsung's OneUI 2.0, which is based on Android 10. At the time of testing, the security patches date back to January 1st 2020, making them relatively up to date. OneUI is modern, easy to use and offers a lot of assistance for people with disabilities. There is, of course, a dark mode that is actually able to reduce the energy consumption thanks to the AMOLED display, while simultaneously reducing eye strain.

A lot of apps have already been preinstalled on the Note10 Lite, which is partially due to the fact that Samsung preinstalls its apps such as its own browser, Samsung Health and even a file manager. Additionally, there are some third party apps as well, which some users may be displeased to hear about. In this case, some of the apps can only be deactivated, meaning they will still take up space on the smartphone but no longer be visible. Thankfully, some of the apps can be fully uninstalled.

Samsung Galaxy Note10 Lite software
Samsung Galaxy Note10 Lite software
Samsung Galaxy Note10 Lite software
Samsung Galaxy Note10 Lite software

Communication and GPS - Mid-Range Wi-Fi and LTE

As our test with the Linksys Nighthawk AX12 illustrates, the Samsung Galaxy Note10 Lite is able to keep up with similarly priced devices in terms of Wi-Fi speed thanks to Wi-Fi 5 support: It is slightly faster than the Xiaomi Mi Note 10 and on par with even the more expensive Galaxy Note10. While the speeds cannot compete with real high-end devices, they are more than satisfactory for this price class. Web pages load quickly when close to the router and scrolling incurs only a small delay. At a distance of 10 meters from the router and through three walls, the signal is only slightly weaker and web pages still load quickly.

While the Galaxy Note10 Lite may not be a world phone due to only supporting 15 LTE bands, it covers enough frequencies for users to be able to connect to their local LTE networks in most countries. In an urban area, the signal strength was good during a short walk and even in a street canyon the signal strength was only halved. Indoors, the Galaxy Note10 Lite also performs well in terms of the reception.

Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Huawei Mate 30 Pro
Mali-G76 MP16, Kirin 990, 256 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
1010 (min: 912, max: 1092) MBit/s ∼100% +173%
Huawei Mate 30 Pro
Mali-G76 MP16, Kirin 990, 256 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
533 (min: 468, max: 602) MBit/s ∼53% +44%
Apple iPhone 11
A13 Bionic GPU, A13 Bionic, 64 GB SSD
563 (min: 490, max: 597) MBit/s ∼56% +52%
OnePlus 7T
Adreno 640, SD 855+, 128 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
430 (min: 374, max: 485) MBit/s ∼43% +16%
Samsung Galaxy Note10
Mali-G76 MP12, Exynos 9825, 256 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
390 (min: 294, max: 447) MBit/s ∼39% +5%
Samsung Galaxy Note10 Lite
Mali-G72 MP18, Exynos 9810, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
370 (min: 342, max: 372) MBit/s ∼37%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
Adreno 618, SD 730G, 128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
331 (min: 317, max: 341) MBit/s ∼33% -11%
Average of class Smartphone
  (5.9 - 1414, n=562)
267 MBit/s ∼26% -28%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Huawei Mate 30 Pro
Mali-G76 MP16, Kirin 990, 256 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
966 (min: 923, max: 995) MBit/s ∼100% +133%
Huawei Mate 30 Pro
Mali-G76 MP16, Kirin 990, 256 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
637 (min: 584, max: 715) MBit/s ∼66% +53%
Apple iPhone 11
A13 Bionic GPU, A13 Bionic, 64 GB SSD
529 (min: 204, max: 603) MBit/s ∼55% +27%
Samsung Galaxy Note10
Mali-G76 MP12, Exynos 9825, 256 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
440 (min: 245, max: 489) MBit/s ∼46% +6%
OnePlus 7T
Adreno 640, SD 855+, 128 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
422 (min: 238, max: 447) MBit/s ∼44% +2%
Samsung Galaxy Note10 Lite
Mali-G72 MP18, Exynos 9810, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
415 (min: 295, max: 452) MBit/s ∼43%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
Adreno 618, SD 730G, 128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
327 (min: 321, max: 333) MBit/s ∼34% -21%
Average of class Smartphone
  (9.4 - 1599, n=562)
253 MBit/s ∼26% -39%
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; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø356 (315-388)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø415 (295-452)
GPS Test indoors
GPS Test indoors
GPS Test outdoors
GPS Test outdoors

The GPS cannot locate us indoors and is dependent on Google's location service, which does a better job of determining our position by taking the location of Wi-Fi networks and the signal strength of nearby cell towers into account. Outdoors, the signal is found very quickly and the accuracy swiftly increases to be within 8 meters. While this is not an outstanding result, it is still decent. The integrated compass did not always face our actual direction in our tests.

In our real-world test, a bike ride with the Galaxy Note10 Lite and the Garmin Edge 520 for comparison purposes, the smartphone does a very good job of locating us overall: At worst, it only marginally deviates from the traversed route and records both the turn and crossing the bridge precisely, making it a good choice for navigation purposes.

GPS Garmin Edge 520 – overview
GPS Garmin Edge 520 – overview
GPS Garmin Edge 520 – turn
GPS Garmin Edge 520 – turn
GPS Garmin Edge 520 – bridge
GPS Garmin Edge 520 – bridge
GPS Samsung Galaxy Note10 Lite – overview
GPS Samsung Galaxy Note10 Lite – overview
GPS Samsung Galaxy Note10 Lite – turn
GPS Samsung Galaxy Note10 Lite – turn
GPS Samsung Galaxy Note10 Lite – bridge
GPS Samsung Galaxy Note10 Lite – bridge

Telephony and Call Quality - Somewhat Dull

Samsung uses its own telephony app that is fairly intuitive and provides similar features as Google's standard app. Provided the carrier supports it calls can be made over LTE and Wi-Fi with the smartphone.

We are relatively pleased with the call quality of the Galaxy smartphone: While the earpiece does not sound bad, it is not exactly clear either and the volume could be slightly higher. Our conversational partner describes the sound of our voice as clearly audible, even when speaking quietly. Hands-free mode with the integrated speaker sounds somewhat dull, although our voice is captured well here, too.

Cameras - Good Setup

Front camera picture
Front camera picture
AR emojis
AR emojis

At first glance, the camera setups of the Galaxy Note10 Lite and the Galaxy Note10 look identical: three camera lenses on the back, a main camera, a telephoto and a wide-angle lens paired with a single cam in the front that is able to capture 4K videos.

However, Samsung has cut a few corners, which becomes apparent upon closer inspection: Unlike the more expensive model, the main camera comes without a variable aperture and the maximum aperture size is smaller as well, which likely results in a decreased potential light yield in difficult situations. The telephoto lens is slightly less light-sensitive as well, whereas the wide-angle lens remains unchanged. With 32 megapixels, the front camera's resolution is even higher than on the Galaxy Note10.

Pictures taken with the main camera turn out well when capturing objects: There are many details and fine structures are portrayed fairly well. In any case, the colors appear less vivid than in pictures taken with the iPhone. While the landscape scene exhibits an odd lack of sharpness in the bottom left area, the smartphone matches the expectations for its device class and we also like the image brightening. In a difficult low-light situation featuring candle light, the smartphone strikes a good balance between depicting the flame and brightening the image.

Although the wide-angle lens causes a fisheye effect, which warps the edges of the image, the pictures look good and capture a lot of details. We feel similarly about the telephoto lens, which can be used to enhance objects. Zooming in and out between the lenses is also possible via hybrid zoom in steps of tenths, which means there are 5 (0.5x to 1x) and 10 (1x to 2x) steps between the optics, respectively. While the optics can at least be switched between while recording videos, a more continuous zoom is not available.

Speaking of videos: They can be recorded at 4K with 60 FPS at most, although in this case, the recording cannot be stabilized. Additionally, this limits recordings to the main optics. When recording 4K videos with 30 FPS, users can choose between all three lenses. We were pleased with the video quality, changing lighting conditions are adapted to quickly and the recordings appear very detailed.

Image Comparison

Choose a scene and navigate within the first image. One click changes the position on touchscreens. One click on the zoomed-in image opens the original in a new window. The first image shows the scaled photograph of the test device.

Scene 1Scene 2Scene 3
Telephoto lens picture
Telephoto lens picture
Standard lens picture
Standard lens picture
Wide-angle lens picture
Wide-angle lens picture

In our laboratory, we can control the light intensity even better and the camera achieves good results in very good lighting conditions: Color transitions look clean and details are relatively sharp. The differences compared to better cameras become apparent when capturing black text in front of a red background, where the borders of the text become blurry and the edges exhibit a lack of sharpness as well.

The subject remains discernible even in a very low-light scenario, although it does become fairly blurry and pixelated.

ColorChecker
23.3 ∆E
36.6 ∆E
29.6 ∆E
23.9 ∆E
33.3 ∆E
43.4 ∆E
33.7 ∆E
23.3 ∆E
26.4 ∆E
22.3 ∆E
40.6 ∆E
42.3 ∆E
20.4 ∆E
30.9 ∆E
20.7 ∆E
37.4 ∆E
27.8 ∆E
29 ∆E
36.6 ∆E
37.4 ∆E
36.2 ∆E
28.1 ∆E
21 ∆E
12.3 ∆E
ColorChecker Samsung Galaxy Note10 Lite: 29.86 ∆E min: 12.31 - max: 43.43 ∆E
ColorChecker
13 ∆E
7.3 ∆E
11.4 ∆E
16.3 ∆E
11 ∆E
6.9 ∆E
7.1 ∆E
9.7 ∆E
9.1 ∆E
9.1 ∆E
7.7 ∆E
5.6 ∆E
7.1 ∆E
10.6 ∆E
10.8 ∆E
3.1 ∆E
7.7 ∆E
10.2 ∆E
5.6 ∆E
3.2 ∆E
5.3 ∆E
7.1 ∆E
4.9 ∆E
1.7 ∆E
ColorChecker Samsung Galaxy Note10 Lite: 7.97 ∆E min: 1.71 - max: 16.26 ∆E
Test chart – perfect lighting
Test chart – perfect lighting
Test chart – 1 lux

Accessories and Warranty - Fair Prices

Aside from the quick charger and a USB cable with two Type-C ends, the smartphone also comes with a wired headset and a SIM tool as well as of course the S Pen, which resides inside of the device. On its homepage, Samsung sells a few covers such as a plain, transparent silicone cover for just below 11 Euros (~$12) and the slightly more premium S-View cover with a window for just below 40 Euros (~$43). A replacement pen can be purchased for around 30 Euros (~$32) and an additional charger for about 35 Euros (~$38).

Samsung grants its customers a warranty period of two years for the smartphone.

Input Devices & Handling - S Pen as the Defining Feature

Similar to its more expensive siblings, the Galaxy Note smartphone's defining feature is the option to use the S Pen for inputs. The S Pen looks identical to the ones included with the other smartphones and can also be elegantly tucked into the case, where it is charged while not in use. However, Samsung has cut back a few of the features from the Galaxy Note10 generation on the Lite model: Gestures for example, which could be used to navigate a couple of features on the phone, are missing.

When taking the pen out of the case, a symbol appears on the screen that contains a menu for launching various applications for the S Pen. Interacting with the touchscreen is a very precise and reliable experience both when using a finger and the stylus.

The fingerprint sensor is hidden beneath the display and while we did like its precision and speed when unlocking the phone, it is still not on par with very good traditional fingerprint sensors in either category. Furthermore, Samsung had to cheat a little when it comes to the fast unlocking mode, since it slightly reduces the requirements for a fingerprint match in order to facilitate a faster unlock. While not ideal, it may be a worthwhile trade-off for the comfort it provides. Those who prefer higher security over speed can activate more scans.

The Samsung Galaxy Note10 Lite also comes with facial recognition, which can be used to unlock the phone swiftly and fairly reliably.

Keyboard landscape mode
Keyboard landscape mode
Keyboard portrait mode
Keyboard portrait mode

Display - Note10 Lite with AMOLED Screen

Subpixel array
Subpixel array

The Samsung Galaxy Note10 Lite cannot quite match its more expensive siblings in terms of brightness: Although an average of 536.2 cd/m² is not a bad result, some of the other devices in our comparison offer a far higher brightness level. Thanks to the AMOLED display, users will not have to worry about the representation of black: It is very deep and rich, since individual pixels can be deactivated entirely and a backlight is not used. Similar to other Galaxy Note10 models, the native resolution of the display is Full HD, which is good in light of the price category.

542
cd/m²
536
cd/m²
536
cd/m²
526
cd/m²
510
cd/m²
551
cd/m²
536
cd/m²
529
cd/m²
560
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 560 cd/m² Average: 536.2 cd/m² Minimum: 1.6 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 91 %
Center on Battery: 510 cd/m²
Contrast: ∞:1 (Black: 0 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 6.6 | 0.6-29.43 Ø5.8
ΔE Greyscale 2.9 | 0.64-98 Ø6
140.4% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.242
Samsung Galaxy Note10 Lite
AMOLED, 2400x1080, 6.7
Samsung Galaxy Note10
Dynamic AMOLED, 2280x1080, 6.3
Huawei Mate 30 Pro
OLED, 2400x1176, 6.53
Apple iPhone 11
IPS, 1792x828, 6.1
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
AMOLED, 2340x1080, 6.47
OnePlus 7T
AMOLED, 2400x1080, 6.55
Screen
35%
29%
49%
15%
29%
Brightness middle
510
764
50%
592
16%
679
33%
625
23%
693
36%
Brightness
536
757
41%
605
13%
671
25%
607
13%
703
31%
Brightness Distribution
91
91
0%
96
5%
93
2%
89
-2%
96
5%
Black Level *
0.68
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
6.6
2.66
60%
2.5
62%
0.8
88%
4.38
34%
3.42
48%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
17.56
5.65
68%
5.5
69%
2.4
86%
6.83
61%
6.12
65%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
2.9
3.2
-10%
2.6
10%
1.1
62%
4.1
-41%
3.3
-14%
Gamma
2.242 98%
2.073 106%
2.16 102%
2.24 98%
2.251 98%
2.265 97%
CCT
6989 93%
6326 103%
6173 105%
6610 98%
7251 90%
6799 96%
Contrast
999

* ... smaller is better

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM detected 229.4 Hz

The display backlight flickers at 229.4 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) .

The frequency of 229.4 Hz is relatively low, so sensitive users will likely notice flickering and experience eyestrain at the stated brightness setting and below.

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 17878 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 2500000) Hz was measured.

In our tests with the CalMAN software and our spectrophotometer, the deviations in terms of the grayscale are very small and colors are also represented fairly well, although red deviates significantly from the ideal value, which raises the average color deviation of all colors considerably. That said, the color accuracy of the Note10 Lite is still decent and it would be hard to differentiate between a reference color and a color displayed on the screen with the naked eye, the display does not represent colors as precisely as other devices in our comparison, however.

PWM flickering is an unfortunate reality of AMOLED displays and the display always flickers when not at maximum brightness in order to reduce the perceived brightness for the human eye. Due to this, sensitive users should take a closer look at the smartphone and test the display before making a potential purchase.

CalMAN grayscale
CalMAN grayscale
CalMAN color accuracy
CalMAN color accuracy
CalMAN color space sRGB
CalMAN color space sRGB
CalMAN color space AdobeRGB
CalMAN color space AdobeRGB
CalMAN color space DCI P3
CalMAN color space DCI P3
CalMAN saturation
CalMAN saturation

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
6 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 3 ms rise
↘ 3 ms fall
The screen shows very fast response rates in our tests and should be very well suited for fast-paced gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 5 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (24.5 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
10 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 5 ms rise
↘ 5 ms fall
The screen shows good response rates in our tests, but may be too slow for competitive gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 9 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (39 ms).

Thanks to the underlying AMOLED technology, the viewing angles are close to perfect. The brightness outdoors is slightly lower compared to other higher-end smartphones, making reflections in bright environments slightly more annoying. However, the screen still remains very readable and not terribly straining for the eyes even under these conditions. 

Viewing angles
Viewing angles
Outdoor use
Outdoor use

Performance - Older SoC

The Samsung Exynos 9810 has primarily been popularized by the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and the Galaxy S9, both of which were part of Samsung's high-end 2018 devices. Since two years, during which the performance of SoCs has steadily increased, have passed by now, it should be no surprise that the Galaxy Note10 Lite carrying the same SoC is unable to keep up with current flagship devices. Even within its price class, the OnePlus 7T for example outperforms the cheap Note phone, whereas the Xiaomi Mi Note 10 is even slower.

That said, the SoC is fast in terms of practical performance, stuttering is almost a non-issue and the performance is sufficient for the vast majority of apps. The performance advantages of current high-end smartphones only really come into play when playing the most demanding games or executing very demanding applications with real-time components such as controlling drones. With an older SoC, some users may be concerned about the possibility of future Android versions not being supported for very long: However, Samsung has promised at least two large operating system updates and monthly security patches for the Note10 Lite.

Geekbench 5
Vulkan Score (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy Note10 Lite
Samsung Exynos 9810, Mali-G72 MP18, 6144
3794 Points ∼100%
Samsung Galaxy Note10
Samsung Exynos 9825, Mali-G76 MP12, 8192
2457 Points ∼65% -35%
Huawei Mate 30 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
3222 Points ∼85% -15%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
891 Points ∼23% -77%
Average Samsung Exynos 9810
 
3794 Points ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (143 - 3794, n=45)
1362 Points ∼36% -64%
OpenCL Score (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy Note10 Lite
Samsung Exynos 9810, Mali-G72 MP18, 6144
4140 Points ∼90%
Samsung Galaxy Note10
Samsung Exynos 9825, Mali-G76 MP12, 8192
4593 Points ∼100% +11%
Huawei Mate 30 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
4442 Points ∼97% +7%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
1128 Points ∼25% -73%
OnePlus 7T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 8192
2707 Points ∼59% -35%
Average Samsung Exynos 9810
 
4140 Points ∼90% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (183 - 4593, n=53)
1738 Points ∼38% -58%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy Note10 Lite
Samsung Exynos 9810, Mali-G72 MP18, 6144
2033 Points ∼59%
Samsung Galaxy Note10
Samsung Exynos 9825, Mali-G76 MP12, 8192
2191 Points ∼63% +8%
Huawei Mate 30 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
3059 Points ∼88% +50%
Apple iPhone 11
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
3463 Points ∼100% +70%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
1723 Points ∼50% -15%
OnePlus 7T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 8192
2753 Points ∼79% +35%
Average Samsung Exynos 9810
 
2033 Points ∼59% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (807 - 3575, n=65)
1821 Points ∼53% -10%
64 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy Note10 Lite
Samsung Exynos 9810, Mali-G72 MP18, 6144
679 Points ∼51%
Samsung Galaxy Note10
Samsung Exynos 9825, Mali-G76 MP12, 8192
822 Points ∼61% +21%
Huawei Mate 30 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
783 Points ∼58% +15%
Apple iPhone 11
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
1343 Points ∼100% +98%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
543 Points ∼40% -20%
OnePlus 7T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 8192
783 Points ∼58% +15%
Average Samsung Exynos 9810
 
679 Points ∼51% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (150 - 1344, n=65)
519 Points ∼39% -24%
PCMark for Android
Work 2.0 performance score (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy Note10 Lite
Samsung Exynos 9810, Mali-G72 MP18, 6144
5851 Points ∼57%
Samsung Galaxy Note10
Samsung Exynos 9825, Mali-G76 MP12, 8192
8801 Points ∼85% +50%
Huawei Mate 30 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
10322 Points ∼100% +76%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
7558 Points ∼73% +29%
OnePlus 7T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 8192
8702 Points ∼84% +49%
Average Samsung Exynos 9810
  (5184 - 5851, n=4)
5411 Points ∼52% -8%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2630 - 13202, n=493)
5835 Points ∼57% 0%
Work performance score (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy Note10 Lite
Samsung Exynos 9810, Mali-G72 MP18, 6144
6571 Points ∼47%
Samsung Galaxy Note10
Samsung Exynos 9825, Mali-G76 MP12, 8192
11011 Points ∼79% +68%
Huawei Mate 30 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
13947 Points ∼100% +112%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
9052 Points ∼65% +38%
OnePlus 7T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 8192
10286 Points ∼74% +57%
Average Samsung Exynos 9810
  (5736 - 6571, n=4)
6022 Points ∼43% -8%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1077 - 19711, n=651)
6377 Points ∼46% -3%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy Note10 Lite
Samsung Exynos 9810, Mali-G72 MP18, 6144
3120 Points ∼81%
Samsung Galaxy Note10
Samsung Exynos 9825, Mali-G76 MP12, 8192
2758 Points ∼71% -12%
Huawei Mate 30 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
3870 Points ∼100% +24%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
2768 Points ∼72% -11%
OnePlus 7T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 8192
3489 Points ∼90% +12%
Average Samsung Exynos 9810
 
3120 Points ∼81% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1740 - 4057, n=151)
2634 Points ∼68% -16%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy Note10 Lite
Samsung Exynos 9810, Mali-G72 MP18, 6144
4201 Points ∼63%
Samsung Galaxy Note10
Samsung Exynos 9825, Mali-G76 MP12, 8192
6342 Points ∼96% +51%
Huawei Mate 30 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
6369 Points ∼96% +52%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
2153 Points ∼32% -49%
OnePlus 7T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 8192
6640 Points ∼100% +58%
Average Samsung Exynos 9810
 
4201 Points ∼63% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (203 - 8783, n=151)
2899 Points ∼44% -31%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy Note10 Lite
Samsung Exynos 9810, Mali-G72 MP18, 6144
3613 Points ∼65%
Samsung Galaxy Note10
Samsung Exynos 9825, Mali-G76 MP12, 8192
4921 Points ∼88% +36%
Huawei Mate 30 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
5570 Points ∼100% +54%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
2265 Points ∼41% -37%
OnePlus 7T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 8192
5530 Points ∼99% +53%
Average Samsung Exynos 9810
 
3613 Points ∼65% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (253 - 6644, n=151)
2613 Points ∼47% -28%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy Note10 Lite
Samsung Exynos 9810, Mali-G72 MP18, 6144
3120 Points ∼56%
Samsung Galaxy Note10
Samsung Exynos 9825, Mali-G76 MP12, 8192
3649 Points ∼65% +17%
Huawei Mate 30 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
5576 Points ∼100% +79%
Apple iPhone 11
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
3219 Points ∼58% +3%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
3188 Points ∼57% +2%
OnePlus 7T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 8192
4635 Points ∼83% +49%
Average Samsung Exynos 9810
  (2546 - 3120, n=4)
2717 Points ∼49% -13%
Average of class Smartphone
  (573 - 5780, n=499)
2173 Points ∼39% -30%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy Note10 Lite
Samsung Exynos 9810, Mali-G72 MP18, 6144
4806 Points ∼59%
Samsung Galaxy Note10
Samsung Exynos 9825, Mali-G76 MP12, 8192
6087 Points ∼75% +27%
Huawei Mate 30 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
6657 Points ∼82% +39%
Apple iPhone 11
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
8119 Points ∼100% +69%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
2425 Points ∼30% -50%
OnePlus 7T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 8192
7977 Points ∼98% +66%
Average Samsung Exynos 9810
  (3697 - 4806, n=4)
4023 Points ∼50% -16%
Average of class Smartphone
  (75 - 9567, n=499)
2070 Points ∼25% -57%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy Note10 Lite
Samsung Exynos 9810, Mali-G72 MP18, 6144
4291 Points ∼62%
Samsung Galaxy Note10
Samsung Exynos 9825, Mali-G76 MP12, 8192
5300 Points ∼77% +24%
Huawei Mate 30 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
6382 Points ∼93% +49%
Apple iPhone 11
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
6067 Points ∼88% +41%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
2561 Points ∼37% -40%
OnePlus 7T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 8192
6875 Points ∼100% +60%
Average Samsung Exynos 9810
  (3376 - 4291, n=4)
3634 Points ∼53% -15%
Average of class Smartphone
  (93 - 8204, n=500)
1923 Points ∼28% -55%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy Note10 Lite
Samsung Exynos 9810, Mali-G72 MP18, 6144
3148 Points ∼61%
Samsung Galaxy Note10
Samsung Exynos 9825, Mali-G76 MP12, 8192
3746 Points ∼73% +19%
Huawei Mate 30 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
5133 Points ∼100% +63%
Apple iPhone 11
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
3411 Points ∼66% +8%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
3193 Points ∼62% +1%
OnePlus 7T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 8192
4517 Points ∼88% +43%
Average Samsung Exynos 9810
  (2561 - 3148, n=4)
2752 Points ∼54% -13%
Average of class Smartphone
  (375 - 5765, n=529)
2083 Points ∼41% -34%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy Note10 Lite
Samsung Exynos 9810, Mali-G72 MP18, 6144
3958 Points ∼22%
Samsung Galaxy Note10
Samsung Exynos 9825, Mali-G76 MP12, 8192
5605 Points ∼31% +42%
Huawei Mate 30 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
7970 Points ∼45% +101%
Apple iPhone 11
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
17853 Points ∼100% +351%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
3646 Points ∼20% -8%
OnePlus 7T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 8192
11433 Points ∼64% +189%
Average Samsung Exynos 9810
  (3958 - 4904, n=4)
4626 Points ∼26% +17%
Average of class Smartphone
  (70 - 20154, n=529)
2758 Points ∼15% -30%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy Note10 Lite
Samsung Exynos 9810, Mali-G72 MP18, 6144
3744 Points ∼41%
Samsung Galaxy Note10
Samsung Exynos 9825, Mali-G76 MP12, 8192
5048 Points ∼55% +35%
Huawei Mate 30 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
7098 Points ∼77% +90%
Apple iPhone 11
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
9199 Points ∼100% +146%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
3535 Points ∼38% -6%
OnePlus 7T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 8192
8531 Points ∼93% +128%
Average Samsung Exynos 9810
  (3744 - 4124, n=4)
3994 Points ∼43% +7%
Average of class Smartphone
  (88 - 10699, n=529)
2319 Points ∼25% -38%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy Note10 Lite
Samsung Exynos 9810, Mali-G72 MP18, 6144
3056 Points ∼62%
Samsung Galaxy Note10
Samsung Exynos 9825, Mali-G76 MP12, 8192
3559 Points ∼72% +16%
Huawei Mate 30 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
4909 Points ∼100% +61%
Apple iPhone 11
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
2429 Points ∼49% -21%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
3171 Points ∼65% +4%
OnePlus 7T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 8192
4492 Points ∼92% +47%
Average Samsung Exynos 9810
  (2469 - 3056, n=4)
2645 Points ∼54% -13%
Average of class Smartphone
  (435 - 5209, n=579)
2060 Points ∼42% -33%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy Note10 Lite
Samsung Exynos 9810, Mali-G72 MP18, 6144
4422 Points ∼62%
Samsung Galaxy Note10
Samsung Exynos 9825, Mali-G76 MP12, 8192
5659 Points ∼79% +28%
Huawei Mate 30 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
6478 Points ∼91% +46%
Apple iPhone 11
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
5726 Points ∼80% +29%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
2237 Points ∼31% -49%
OnePlus 7T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 8192
7150 Points ∼100% +62%
Average Samsung Exynos 9810
  (3553 - 4422, n=4)
3808 Points ∼53% -14%
Average of class Smartphone
  (53 - 8469, n=579)
1732 Points ∼24% -61%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy Note10 Lite
Samsung Exynos 9810, Mali-G72 MP18, 6144
4022 Points ∼64%
Samsung Galaxy Note10
Samsung Exynos 9825, Mali-G76 MP12, 8192
5003 Points ∼79% +24%
Huawei Mate 30 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
6048 Points ∼96% +50%
Apple iPhone 11
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
4400 Points ∼70% +9%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
2394 Points ∼38% -40%
OnePlus 7T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 8192
6319 Points ∼100% +57%
Average Samsung Exynos 9810
  (3244 - 4022, n=4)
3469 Points ∼55% -14%
Average of class Smartphone
  (68 - 7323, n=580)
1655 Points ∼26% -59%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Physics (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy Note10 Lite
Samsung Exynos 9810, Mali-G72 MP18, 6144
3087 Points ∼63%
Samsung Galaxy Note10
Samsung Exynos 9825, Mali-G76 MP12, 8192
3670 Points ∼75% +19%
Huawei Mate 30 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
4900 Points ∼100% +59%
Apple iPhone 11
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
Points ∼0% -100%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
3191 Points ∼65% +3%
OnePlus 7T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 8192
4377 Points ∼89% +42%
Average Samsung Exynos 9810
  (2496 - 3087, n=4)
2675 Points ∼55% -13%
Average of class Smartphone
  (293 - 5274, n=621)
1924 Points ∼39% -38%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Graphics (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy Note10 Lite
Samsung Exynos 9810, Mali-G72 MP18, 6144
5586 Points ∼52%
Samsung Galaxy Note10
Samsung Exynos 9825, Mali-G76 MP12, 8192
5732 Points ∼53% +3%
Huawei Mate 30 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
7671 Points ∼71% +37%
Apple iPhone 11
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
Points ∼0% -100%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
3498 Points ∼32% -37%
OnePlus 7T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 8192
10781 Points ∼100% +93%
Average Samsung Exynos 9810
  (4569 - 5586, n=4)
4905 Points ∼45% -12%
Average of class Smartphone
  (43 - 12494, n=620)
2275 Points ∼21% -59%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy Note10 Lite
Samsung Exynos 9810, Mali-G72 MP18, 6144
4734 Points ∼58%
Samsung Galaxy Note10
Samsung Exynos 9825, Mali-G76 MP12, 8192
5096 Points ∼63% +8%
Huawei Mate 30 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
6815 Points ∼84% +44%
Apple iPhone 11
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
Points ∼0% -100%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
3425 Points ∼42% -28%
OnePlus 7T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 8192
8136 Points ∼100% +72%
Average Samsung Exynos 9810
  (3895 - 4734, n=4)
4137 Points ∼51% -13%
Average of class Smartphone
  (55 - 9492, n=623)
1960 Points ∼24% -59%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
1920x1080 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy Note10 Lite
Samsung Exynos 9810, Mali-G72 MP18, 6144
80 fps ∼25%
Samsung Galaxy Note10
Samsung Exynos 9825, Mali-G76 MP12, 8192
50 fps ∼16% -37%
Huawei Mate 30 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
152 fps ∼47% +90%
Apple iPhone 11
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
322 fps ∼100% +303%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
84 fps ∼26% +5%
OnePlus 7T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 8192
185 fps ∼57% +131%
Average Samsung Exynos 9810
  (80 - 147, n=4)
129 fps ∼40% +61%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.5 - 322, n=774)
43.9 fps ∼14% -45%
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy Note10 Lite
Samsung Exynos 9810, Mali-G72 MP18, 6144
58 fps ∼97%
Samsung Galaxy Note10
Samsung Exynos 9825, Mali-G76 MP12, 8192
55 fps ∼92% -5%
Huawei Mate 30 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
60 fps ∼100% +3%
Apple iPhone 11
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
60 fps ∼100% +3%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
60 fps ∼100% +3%
OnePlus 7T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 8192
59 fps ∼98% +2%
Average Samsung Exynos 9810
  (58 - 60, n=4)
59.5 fps ∼99% +3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1 - 120, n=783)
30.5 fps ∼51% -47%
GFXBench 3.0
off screen Manhattan Offscreen OGL (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy Note10 Lite
Samsung Exynos 9810, Mali-G72 MP18, 6144
73 fps ∼42%
Samsung Galaxy Note10
Samsung Exynos 9825, Mali-G76 MP12, 8192
69 fps ∼39% -5%
Huawei Mate 30 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
106 fps ∼61% +45%
Apple iPhone 11
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
175 fps ∼100% +140%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
41 fps ∼23% -44%
OnePlus 7T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 8192
112 fps ∼64% +53%
Average Samsung Exynos 9810
  (73 - 76, n=4)
74 fps ∼42% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.8 - 175, n=679)
25.8 fps ∼15% -65%
on screen Manhattan Onscreen OGL (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy Note10 Lite
Samsung Exynos 9810, Mali-G72 MP18, 6144
57 fps ∼95%
Samsung Galaxy Note10
Samsung Exynos 9825, Mali-G76 MP12, 8192
57 fps ∼95% 0%
Huawei Mate 30 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
60 fps ∼100% +5%
Apple iPhone 11
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
60 fps ∼100% +5%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
38 fps ∼63% -33%
OnePlus 7T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 8192
59 fps ∼98% +4%
Average Samsung Exynos 9810
  (45 - 57, n=4)
48.5 fps ∼81% -15%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.2 - 115, n=687)
21.8 fps ∼36% -62%
GFXBench 3.1
off screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy Note10 Lite
Samsung Exynos 9810, Mali-G72 MP18, 6144
24 fps ∼21%
Samsung Galaxy Note10
Samsung Exynos 9825, Mali-G76 MP12, 8192
47 fps ∼40% +96%
Huawei Mate 30 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
56 fps ∼48% +133%
Apple iPhone 11
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
117 fps ∼100% +388%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
30 fps ∼26% +25%
OnePlus 7T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 8192
79 fps ∼68% +229%
Average Samsung Exynos 9810
  (24 - 47, n=4)
40.5 fps ∼35% +69%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.87 - 117, n=542)
20.8 fps ∼18% -13%
on screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy Note10 Lite
Samsung Exynos 9810, Mali-G72 MP18, 6144
46 fps ∼63%
Samsung Galaxy Note10
Samsung Exynos 9825, Mali-G76 MP12, 8192
45 fps ∼62% -2%
Huawei Mate 30 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
73 fps ∼100% +59%
Apple iPhone 11
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
60 fps ∼82% +30%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
27 fps ∼37% -41%
OnePlus 7T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 8192
58 fps ∼79% +26%
Average Samsung Exynos 9810
  (24 - 46, n=4)
29.8 fps ∼41% -35%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.2 - 110, n=544)
18.9 fps ∼26% -59%
GFXBench
Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy Note10 Lite
Samsung Exynos 9810, Mali-G72 MP18, 6144
17 fps ∼28%
Samsung Galaxy Note10
Samsung Exynos 9825, Mali-G76 MP12, 8192
29 fps ∼48% +71%
Huawei Mate 30 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
26 fps ∼43% +53%
Apple iPhone 11
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
60 fps ∼100% +253%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
10 fps ∼17% -41%
OnePlus 7T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 8192
27 fps ∼45% +59%
Average Samsung Exynos 9810
 
17 fps ∼28% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.61 - 60, n=291)
11.1 fps ∼19% -35%
2560x1440 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy Note10 Lite
Samsung Exynos 9810, Mali-G72 MP18, 6144
11 fps ∼33%
Samsung Galaxy Note10
Samsung Exynos 9825, Mali-G76 MP12, 8192
18 fps ∼55% +64%
Huawei Mate 30 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
19 fps ∼58% +73%
Apple iPhone 11
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
33 fps ∼100% +200%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
10 fps ∼30% -9%
OnePlus 7T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 8192
18 fps ∼55% +64%
Average Samsung Exynos 9810
 
11 fps ∼33% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.21 - 101, n=289)
8 fps ∼24% -27%
Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy Note10 Lite
Samsung Exynos 9810, Mali-G72 MP18, 6144
28 fps ∼47%
Samsung Galaxy Note10
Samsung Exynos 9825, Mali-G76 MP12, 8192
35 fps ∼58% +25%
Huawei Mate 30 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
40 fps ∼67% +43%
Apple iPhone 11
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
60 fps ∼100% +114%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
16 fps ∼27% -43%
OnePlus 7T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 8192
41 fps ∼68% +46%
Average Samsung Exynos 9810
 
28 fps ∼47% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.4 - 60, n=295)
16.6 fps ∼28% -41%
1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy Note10 Lite
Samsung Exynos 9810, Mali-G72 MP18, 6144
31 fps ∼36%
Samsung Galaxy Note10
Samsung Exynos 9825, Mali-G76 MP12, 8192
38 fps ∼44% +23%
Huawei Mate 30 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
49 fps ∼56% +58%
Apple iPhone 11
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
87 fps ∼100% +181%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
18 fps ∼21% -42%
OnePlus 7T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 8192
47 fps ∼54% +52%
Average Samsung Exynos 9810
 
31 fps ∼36% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.6 - 257, n=294)
19.2 fps ∼22% -38%
off screen Car Chase Offscreen (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy Note10 Lite
Samsung Exynos 9810, Mali-G72 MP18, 6144
29 fps ∼40%
Samsung Galaxy Note10
Samsung Exynos 9825, Mali-G76 MP12, 8192
21 fps ∼29% -28%
Huawei Mate 30 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
41 fps ∼56% +41%
Apple iPhone 11
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
73 fps ∼100% +152%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
17 fps ∼23% -41%
OnePlus 7T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 8192
47 fps ∼64% +62%
Average Samsung Exynos 9810
  (28 - 29, n=4)
28.3 fps ∼39% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.6 - 73, n=467)
14 fps ∼19% -52%
on screen Car Chase Onscreen (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy Note10 Lite
Samsung Exynos 9810, Mali-G72 MP18, 6144
25 fps ∼42%
Samsung Galaxy Note10
Samsung Exynos 9825, Mali-G76 MP12, 8192
21 fps ∼35% -16%
Huawei Mate 30 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
34 fps ∼57% +36%
Apple iPhone 11
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
60 fps ∼100% +140%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
15 fps ∼25% -40%
OnePlus 7T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 8192
41 fps ∼68% +64%
Average Samsung Exynos 9810
  (14 - 25, n=4)
17 fps ∼28% -32%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.1 - 60, n=471)
12.4 fps ∼21% -50%
BaseMark OS II
Web (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy Note10 Lite
Samsung Exynos 9810, Mali-G72 MP18, 6144
1300 Points ∼79%
Samsung Galaxy Note10
Samsung Exynos 9825, Mali-G76 MP12, 8192
1638 Points ∼100% +26%
Huawei Mate 30 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
1462 Points ∼89% +12%
Apple iPhone 11
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
Points ∼0% -100%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
1237 Points ∼76% -5%
OnePlus 7T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 8192
1485 Points ∼91% +14%
Average Samsung Exynos 9810
  (1099 - 1300, n=4)
1160 Points ∼71% -11%
Average of class Smartphone
  (7 - 1745, n=711)
808 Points ∼49% -38%
Graphics (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy Note10 Lite
Samsung Exynos 9810, Mali-G72 MP18, 6144
6444 Points ∼61%
Samsung Galaxy Note10
Samsung Exynos 9825, Mali-G76 MP12, 8192
9465 Points ∼89% +47%
Huawei Mate 30 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
10112 Points ∼95% +57%
Apple iPhone 11
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
Points ∼0% -100%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
3878 Points ∼37% -40%
OnePlus 7T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 8192
10611 Points ∼100% +65%
Average Samsung Exynos 9810
  (6370 - 6506, n=4)
6423 Points ∼61% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (18 - 16996, n=711)
2428 Points ∼23% -62%
Memory (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy Note10 Lite
Samsung Exynos 9810, Mali-G72 MP18, 6144
2771 Points ∼45%
Samsung Galaxy Note10
Samsung Exynos 9825, Mali-G76 MP12, 8192
4598 Points ∼75% +66%
Huawei Mate 30 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
6130 Points ∼100% +121%
Apple iPhone 11
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
Points ∼0% -100%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
4281 Points ∼70% +54%
OnePlus 7T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 8192
4869 Points ∼79% +76%
Average Samsung Exynos 9810
  (2068 - 2771, n=4)
2533 Points ∼41% -9%
Average of class Smartphone
  (21 - 8874, n=711)
1809 Points ∼30% -35%
System (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy Note10 Lite
Samsung Exynos 9810, Mali-G72 MP18, 6144
5707 Points ∼61%
Samsung Galaxy Note10
Samsung Exynos 9825, Mali-G76 MP12, 8192
8014 Points ∼86% +40%
Huawei Mate 30 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
9309 Points ∼100% +63%
Apple iPhone 11
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
Points ∼0% -100%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
6445 Points ∼69% +13%
OnePlus 7T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 8192
8988 Points ∼97% +57%
Average Samsung Exynos 9810
  (5707 - 6413, n=4)
6123 Points ∼66% +7%
Average of class Smartphone
  (369 - 14189, n=711)
3376 Points ∼36% -41%
Overall (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy Note10 Lite
Samsung Exynos 9810, Mali-G72 MP18, 6144
3393 Points ∼63%
Samsung Galaxy Note10
Samsung Exynos 9825, Mali-G76 MP12, 8192
4889 Points ∼91% +44%
Huawei Mate 30 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
5389 Points ∼100% +59%
Apple iPhone 11
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
Points ∼0% -100%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
3392 Points ∼63% 0%
OnePlus 7T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 8192
5124 Points ∼95% +51%
Average Samsung Exynos 9810
  (3110 - 3393, n=4)
3273 Points ∼61% -4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1 - 6273, n=711)
1717 Points ∼32% -49%
AnTuTu v8
UX (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy Note10 Lite
Samsung Exynos 9810, Mali-G72 MP18, 6144
58288 Points ∼82%
Huawei Mate 30 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
70955 Points ∼100% +22%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
49376 Points ∼70% -15%
Average Samsung Exynos 9810
 
58288 Points ∼82% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (6969 - 110361, n=97)
54044 Points ∼76% -7%
MEM (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy Note10 Lite
Samsung Exynos 9810, Mali-G72 MP18, 6144
51005 Points ∼51%
Huawei Mate 30 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
100390 Points ∼100% +97%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
51664 Points ∼51% +1%
Average Samsung Exynos 9810
 
51005 Points ∼51% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (9394 - 122714, n=96)
55073 Points ∼55% +8%
GPU (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy Note10 Lite
Samsung Exynos 9810, Mali-G72 MP18, 6144
117851 Points ∼73%
Huawei Mate 30 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
160733 Points ∼100% +36%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
70647 Points ∼44% -40%
Average Samsung Exynos 9810
 
117851 Points ∼73% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (4095 - 224320, n=96)
99110 Points ∼62% -16%
CPU (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy Note10 Lite
Samsung Exynos 9810, Mali-G72 MP18, 6144
102716 Points ∼68%
Huawei Mate 30 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
151146 Points ∼100% +47%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
94730 Points ∼63% -8%
Average Samsung Exynos 9810
 
102716 Points ∼68% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (23816 - 185108, n=96)
103489 Points ∼68% +1%
Total Score (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy Note10 Lite
Samsung Exynos 9810, Mali-G72 MP18, 6144
329860 Points ∼68%
Huawei Mate 30 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
483224 Points ∼100% +46%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
266417 Points ∼55% -19%
Average Samsung Exynos 9810
 
329860 Points ∼68% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (53335 - 607937, n=96)
312334 Points ∼65% -5%

Web-browsing on the smartphone is not quite as fluid of an experience as on current top-end devices either and is even slightly slower than on other smartphones in its own price class. While this shows that Samsung has some catching up to do, the Note10 Lite does not feel sluggish during daily use and is at least able to keep up with upper mid-range devices.

Jetstream 2 - Total Score
Apple iPhone 11 (Safari Mobile 13.0)
132.886 Points ∼100% +312%
Huawei Mate 30 Pro (Chrome 78)
65.88 Points ∼50% +104%
OnePlus 7T (Chrome 76)
65.295 Points ∼49% +102%
Samsung Galaxy Note10 (Chrome 76)
47.968 Points ∼36% +49%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 (Chrome 78)
46.038 Points ∼35% +43%
Average of class Smartphone (9.13 - 140, n=173)
40.1 Points ∼30% +24%
Average Samsung Exynos 9810
32.3 Points ∼24% 0%
Samsung Galaxy Note10 Lite (Chrome 80)
32.259 Points ∼24%
JetStream 1.1 - Total Score
Apple iPhone 11 (Safari Mobile 13.0)
293.36 Points ∼100% +366%
OnePlus 7T (Chrome 76)
120.83 Points ∼41% +92%
Huawei Mate 30 Pro (Chrome 78)
115.49 Points ∼39% +83%
Samsung Galaxy Note10 (Chrome 76)
86.917 Points ∼30% +38%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 (Chrome 78)
79.228 Points ∼27% +26%
Average Samsung Exynos 9810 (62.9 - 69.6, n=4)
65.8 Points ∼22% +5%
Samsung Galaxy Note10 Lite (Chrome 80)
62.949 Points ∼21%
Average of class Smartphone (10 - 302, n=602)
46.3 Points ∼16% -26%
Speedometer 2.0 - Result
Apple iPhone 11 (Safari Mobile 13.0)
157 runs/min ∼100% +303%
Huawei Mate 30 Pro (Chrome 78)
74.1 runs/min ∼47% +90%
OnePlus 7T (Chome 76)
69.1 runs/min ∼44% +77%
Samsung Galaxy Note10 (Chome 76)
59.7 runs/min ∼38% +53%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 (Chrome 78)
43.3 runs/min ∼28% +11%
Average of class Smartphone (6.42 - 158, n=157)
42.9 runs/min ∼27% +10%
Samsung Galaxy Note10 Lite (Chome 80)
39 runs/min ∼25%
Average Samsung Exynos 9810
39 runs/min ∼25% 0%
WebXPRT 3 - ---
Apple iPhone 11 (Safari Mobile 13.0)
184 Points ∼100% +156%
Huawei Mate 30 Pro (Chrome 78)
119 Points ∼65% +65%
OnePlus 7T (Chrome 76)
100 Points ∼54% +39%
Samsung Galaxy Note10 (Chrome 76)
97 Points ∼53% +35%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 (Chrome 78)
77 Points ∼42% +7%
Samsung Galaxy Note10 Lite (Chrome 80)
72 Points ∼39%
Average of class Smartphone (19 - 184, n=238)
69.7 Points ∼38% -3%
Average Samsung Exynos 9810 (63 - 72, n=4)
67.8 Points ∼37% -6%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Apple iPhone 11 (Safari Mobile 13.0)
48819 Points ∼100% +277%
OnePlus 7T (Chrome 76)
25353 Points ∼52% +96%
Huawei Mate 30 Pro (Chrome 78)
23568 Points ∼48% +82%
Samsung Galaxy Note10 (Chrome 76)
18908 Points ∼39% +46%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 (Chrome 78)
16241 Points ∼33% +26%
Average Samsung Exynos 9810 (12933 - 15233, n=4)
14397 Points ∼29% +11%
Samsung Galaxy Note10 Lite (Chrome 80)
12933 Points ∼26%
Average of class Smartphone (894 - 49388, n=769)
7696 Points ∼16% -40%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone (1914 - 59466, n=795)
9886 ms * ∼100% -210%
Samsung Galaxy Note10 Lite (Chrome 80)
3188.8 ms * ∼32%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 (Chrome 78)
2769.8 ms * ∼28% +13%
Average Samsung Exynos 9810 (2060 - 3189, n=4)
2509 ms * ∼25% +21%
Samsung Galaxy Note10 (Chrome 76)
2478.2 ms * ∼25% +22%
OnePlus 7T (Chrome 76)
2021.4 ms * ∼20% +37%
Huawei Mate 30 Pro (Chrome 78)
1962.5 ms * ∼20% +38%
Apple iPhone 11 (Safari Mobile 13.0)
572.8 ms * ∼6% +82%

* ... smaller is better

Although our reference card Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 is not read from as quickly as on other devices, it is good to see an integrated card reader being available in the first place. Relative to the smartphone's price category, the UFS 2.1 storage does not offer outstanding access times unlike the OnePlus 7T, which has raised the bar with its UFS 3.0 storage. At least the Note10 Lite's storage is faster than the memory of the Xiaomi Mi Note 10. Overall, while you cannot really complain, the storage access times are also unlikely to impress anyone.

Samsung Galaxy Note10 LiteSamsung Galaxy Note10Huawei Mate 30 ProXiaomi Mi Note 10OnePlus 7TAverage 128 GB UFS 2.1 FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
95%
71%
-12%
11%
0%
-42%
Sequential Write 256KB SDCard
59.8 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
69.22 (Nano Memory Card)
16%
58.1 (8.4 - 72.4, n=31)
-3%
50.7 (1.7 - 87.1, n=509)
-15%
Sequential Read 256KB SDCard
73.5 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
82.49 (Nano Memory Card)
12%
72.9 (13.4 - 88.2, n=31)
-1%
68.7 (8.1 - 96.5, n=509)
-7%
Random Write 4KB
142
191.9
35%
259.21
83%
118.9
-16%
29.9
-79%
106 (18.2 - 250, n=58)
-25%
33.1 (0.14 - 319, n=859)
-77%
Random Read 4KB
132
194.2
47%
226.38
72%
106.2
-20%
170.1
29%
142 (96.8 - 179, n=58)
8%
57.2 (1.59 - 324, n=859)
-57%
Sequential Write 256KB
190.8
590.3
209%
401.79
111%
243.6
28%
218.4
14%
234 (182 - 503, n=58)
23%
122 (2.99 - 911, n=859)
-36%
Sequential Read 256KB
776.7
1478.3
90%
1780.5
129%
480.5
-38%
1406
81%
760 (427 - 980, n=58)
-2%
330 (12.1 - 1802, n=859)
-58%

Gaming - 60 FPS is Possible

Games can be played at 60 FPS on the Samsung Galaxy Note10 Lite, provided the game itself supports it. While the SoC may not be suitable for the most demanding games, it is sufficient for the vast majority of games on the Play Store. While there are small frame rate dips while playing Asphalt 9, they are not noticeable during the game.

Although the touchscreen and gyroscope controls work well in games, the pen is not supported by most apps, which is a shame for menus with small elements in particular.

Samsung's One UI includes a gaming overlay called Game Booster, which studies the user's behavior and allows for disabling the navigation buttons and other disruptive interruptions while gaming.

Arena of Valor
Arena of Valor
Asphalt 9
Asphalt 9
0102030405060Tooltip
; Arena of Valor; min; 1.33.1.5: Ø59.8 (59-60)
; Arena of Valor; high HD; 1.33.1.5: Ø59.8 (59-60)
; Asphalt 9: Legends; High Quality; 2.0.5a: Ø29.7 (26-31)
; Asphalt 9: Legends; Standard / low; 2.0.5a: Ø29.7 (25-31)

Emissions - Throttling, Unfortunately

Temperature

With a peak temperature of 39.4 °C (102.94 °F) under load, the Samsung smartphone does not reach very high temperatures under load, although as our GFXBench battery test shows, the SoC cannot maintain its high performance indefinitely: After a while, the performance level drops by a fairly significant 40%. As a result, users should not expect to be able to access the full performance of the smartphone in demanding scenarios.

There was no noticeable heat development during idle.

Max. Load
 38.5 °C
101 F
35.6 °C
96 F
33.2 °C
92 F
 
 39.4 °C
103 F
35.8 °C
96 F
33.2 °C
92 F
 
 38.9 °C
102 F
35.9 °C
97 F
32.4 °C
90 F
 
Maximum: 39.4 °C = 103 F
Average: 35.9 °C = 97 F
31.2 °C
88 F
34.6 °C
94 F
35 °C
95 F
31.4 °C
89 F
34.4 °C
94 F
37.5 °C
100 F
30.8 °C
87 F
34.6 °C
94 F
39.1 °C
102 F
Maximum: 39.1 °C = 102 F
Average: 34.3 °C = 94 F
Power Supply (max.)  38.6 °C = 101 F | Room Temperature 21.5 °C = 71 F | Voltcraft IR-260/Fluke t3000 FC
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 35.9 °C / 97 F, compared to the average of 33 °C / 91 F for the devices in the class Smartphone.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 39.4 °C / 103 F, compared to the average of 35.4 °C / 96 F, ranging from 22.4 to 51.7 °C for the class Smartphone.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 39.1 °C / 102 F, compared to the average of 33.9 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 29.1 °C / 84 F, compared to the device average of 33 °C / 91 F.
Thermal image back
Thermal image back
Thermal image front
Thermal image front

Speaker

Speaker test pink noise
Speaker test pink noise

Unlike with the Galaxy Note10, there is no stereo sound on the Lite model and instead there is only a mono speaker on the bottom edge. The sound quality cannot quite match more expensive Note models due to higher frequencies being much more present and distorting. In our opinion, the audio experience is superior at lower volume levels, although there, it lacks bass and warmth. While the maximum volume is even higher than on the Galaxy Note10 according to our measurements, we would have preferred a better sound quality.

Since the 3.5 mm jack can be used to connect traditional headsets and headphones, it is likely going to be a highly sought-after feature for some buyers. External audio devices can otherwise be connected to the Galaxy Note10 Lite via Bluetooth 5.0 and both options work without any issues.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2039.642.32545.343.23137.137.24037.4385040.238.7633734.48028.628.210027.528.512526.927.116024.931.520022.942.125022.549.131521.455.24002361.150021.165.763022.265.78002068.1100019.871.5125018.373.8160017.876.7200017.673.8250016.868.431501770.4400016.770500017.867.5630016.871.4800017.173.71000017.2681250017.453.51600017.448SPL68.530.983.6N22.91.556.7median 18.3median 67.5Delta2.610.939.943.643.849.536.538.836.142.745.144.635.736.426.732.328.529.326.532.824.841.824.646.82452.122.555.62058.320.466.519.866.719.365.223.869.117.871.31871.517.37016.668.615.760.915.765.715.770.915.672.115.769.415.76415.757.715.755.763.268.730.780.917.322.21.549.5median 18median 65.24.38.6hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseSamsung Galaxy Note10 LiteSamsung Galaxy Note10
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Samsung Galaxy Note10 Lite audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (83.6 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 28.6% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (10.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 4.6% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (6.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 2.4% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (6.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (22.8% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 38% of all tested devices in this class were better, 13% similar, 50% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 24%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 61% of all tested devices were better, 8% similar, 31% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Samsung Galaxy Note10 audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (80.9 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 22.1% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (10.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 3.9% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (5.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 3.7% away from median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (8.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (19% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 9% of all tested devices in this class were better, 7% similar, 84% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 24%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 36% of all tested devices were better, 7% similar, 57% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Battery Life - Large Battery, Good Runtimes

Energy Consumption

The energy consumption is slightly worse than that of the Galaxy Note10, and particularly under load, the smartphone draws quite a lot of power even compared to other devices. While idling, the energy consumption is nothing out of the ordinary.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.1 / 0.2 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 0.9 / 1.6 / 1.9 Watt
Load midlight 8.4 / 10.3 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Samsung Galaxy Note10 Lite
4500 mAh
Samsung Galaxy Note10
3500 mAh
Huawei Mate 30 Pro
4500 mAh
Apple iPhone 11
3110 mAh
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
5260 mAh
OnePlus 7T
3800 mAh
Average Samsung Exynos 9810
 
Average of class Smartphone
 
Power Consumption
5%
18%
-2%
12%
4%
19%
15%
Idle Minimum *
0.9
0.9
-0%
0.87
3%
0.56
38%
0.7
22%
0.9
-0%
0.783 (0.65 - 0.9, n=4)
13%
0.887 (0.2 - 3.4, n=866)
1%
Idle Average *
1.6
1.2
25%
1.75
-9%
2.99
-87%
1.8
-13%
1.4
12%
1.315 (0.81 - 1.9, n=4)
18%
1.754 (0.6 - 6.2, n=865)
-10%
Idle Maximum *
1.9
2
-5%
1.83
4%
3.02
-59%
2.2
-16%
2.9
-53%
1.903 (0.92 - 3.7, n=4)
-0%
2.04 (0.74 - 6.6, n=866)
-7%
Load Average *
8.4
7.7
8%
3.85
54%
4.17
50%
5.2
38%
4.7
44%
5.76 (4.58 - 8.4, n=4)
31%
4.09 (0.8 - 10.8, n=860)
51%
Load Maximum *
10.3
10.5
-2%
6.64
36%
5.44
47%
7.5
27%
8.3
19%
7.06 (5.16 - 10.3, n=4)
31%
6.04 (1.2 - 14.2, n=860)
41%

* ... smaller is better

Battery Life

Samsung tries to give its cheaper Note smartphone a boost by equipping it with a 4,500 mAh battery. The much larger battery compared to the Note10 is a success, since it allows the Note10 Lite to last 27% longer on average than its more expensive sibling. Browsing the web for 15 hours? Not a problem with the Galaxy Note10 Lite! As a result, recharging the device only every other two or three days should suffice for normal smartphone use.

If necessary, the quick charger can supply more than 20 watts, at which point it indeed fully recharges the phone in a very short time: A lot more than 1:30 hours is rarely needed. However, the charging management is hard to work with when the original charger is not being used: Even when there is enough power to charge the phone, the recharging speed is throttled significantly, causing a full charge cycle to take up to close to 8 hours.

While other smartphones from the same price class such as the Xiaomi Mi Note 10 can last even longer, the Samsung Galaxy Note10 Lite is definitely competitive.

Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
36h 45min
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3
15h 04min
Big Buck Bunny H.264 1080p
17h 51min
Load (maximum brightness)
4h 34min
Samsung Galaxy Note10 Lite
4500 mAh
Samsung Galaxy Note10
3500 mAh
Huawei Mate 30 Pro
4500 mAh
Apple iPhone 11
3110 mAh
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
5260 mAh
OnePlus 7T
3800 mAh
Battery Runtime
-27%
-7%
6%
24%
-4%
Reader / Idle
2205
1392
-37%
2174
-1%
2765
25%
2134
-3%
2003
-9%
H.264
1071
803
-25%
1098
3%
1147
7%
1423
33%
967
-10%
WiFi v1.3
904
583
-36%
823
-9%
866
-4%
1127
25%
896
-1%
Load
274
246
-10%
219
-20%
267
-3%
387
41%
283
3%

Pros

+ amazing pen
+ long battery life
+ good camera setup
+ accurate GPS
+ low heat development

Cons

- throttling under prolonged load
- moderate-quality plastic back
- no IP certification

Verdict - Cheap Entry with Trade-offs

In review: Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite
In review: Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite

The Samsung Galaxy Note10 Lite is a cheaper version of Samsung's flagship smartphones. This becomes immediately apparent from the rather simplistic plastic case, mid-range SoC, basic mono speaker, the slightly lower display luminosity and the lower count of supported LTE frequencies.

However, the Samsung Galaxy Note10 Lite does not have to be seen as a slimmed-down version. Depending on a user's preferences, the Note10 Lite may even come with a few advantages with the longer battery life being the one that is most likely to be relevant. Those who prefer analogue audio have access to a 3.5 mm audio jack and fans of storage expansion can use a microSD card to increase the storage space. The Galaxy Note10 lacks both of these options.

The Samsung Galaxy Note10 is a relatively cheap point of entry into the Galaxy Note device family and receives a recommendation from us.

Furthermore, the image quality of the cameras is good, the GPS is accurate, the software is modern and the excellent stylus is almost unique in that it opens up a whole range of new possibilities with only a few features missing compared to the other Note10 smartphones.

We recommend the Samsung Galaxy Note10 Lite to those who have always wanted a cheaper Galaxy Note smartphone. Although it may be worth taking a look at the Galaxy Note 9, which while it is a few months older, can be purchased at a similar price as the Note10 Lite.

Samsung Galaxy Note10 Lite - 02/14/2020 v7
Florian Schmitt

Chassis
76%
Keyboard
65 / 75 → 87%
Pointing Device
96%
Connectivity
51 / 70 → 72%
Weight
88%
Battery
91%
Display
82%
Games Performance
42 / 64 → 66%
Application Performance
63 / 86 → 74%
Temperature
90%
Noise
100%
Audio
72 / 90 → 80%
Camera
73%
Average
76%
82%
Smartphone - Weighted Average

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Florian Schmitt, 2020-02-14 (Update: 2020-02-17)
Florian Schmitt
Editor of the original article: Florian Schmitt - Managing Editor Mobile
When I was 12, the first computer came into the house and immediately I started tinkering around, taking it apart, getting new parts and replacing them - after all, there always had to be enough power for the current games. When I came to Notebookcheck in 2009, I was passionate about testing gaming notebooks. Since 2012, my attention has been focused on smartphones, tablets and future technologies.