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Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite Review - Smartphone with a strong battery

Not all lite. The Galaxy S10 will likely be the last member of the S10 family and although due to a few features being omitted its starting MSRP is the lowest, the Samsung smartphone is still an appealing offer thanks to an updated camera setup, a large battery, and a powerful Snapdragon chip.
Daniel Schmidt, 👁 Daniel Schmidt, Andrea Grüblinger (translated by Marius S.),

With a 6.7-inch Super AMOLED Plus display, the Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite (SM-G770F) is one of the larger smartphones. Unlike with other Galaxy S10 models, the Korean manufacturer no longer uses an Exynos chipset and instead relies on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, which primarily promises better efficiency. Combined with the 4,500-mAh battery, the Samsung phone is poised to achieve record runtimes.

The initial MSRP is $585. Since the siblings Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10e can both be purchased at prices starting from 500 Euros (~$551), opting for the Lite version may be hard to justify. As history has shown however, the price is likely to drop below the 500-Euro threshold, making it an easier sell.

In this review, we determine whether buying the smartphone right now makes sense and what compromises were made compared to more expensive models.

Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite (Galaxy S Series)
Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 8 x 2.8 GHz, Cortex-A76 / A55 (Kryo 485)
Graphics adapter
Memory
8192 MB 
, LPDDR4x
Display
6.7 inch 20:9, 2400 x 1080 pixel 393 PPI, capacitive touchscreen, 10 multi-touch points, Super AMOLED Plus, Corning Gorilla Glass 3, glossy: yes, HDR, 60 Hz
Storage
128 GB UFS 3.0 Flash, 128 GB 
, 105.5 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: USB Type-C, Card Reader: microSD up to 1 TB (FAT, FAT32, exFAT), 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Accelerometer, gyroscope, hall effect sensor, RGB sensor and proximity sensor, digital compass, Ant+, OTG
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5.0, GSM/GPRS/Edge (850, 900, 1,800 and 1,900 MHz), UMTS/HSPA+ (bands 1, 2, 4, 5 and 8), LTE Cat. 11/5 (bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 20, 26, 28, 38, 40, 41 and 66), Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.1 x 162.5 x 75.6 ( = 0.32 x 6.4 x 2.98 in)
Battery
4500 mAh Lithium-Ion
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 10
Camera
Primary Camera: 48 MPix (Wide-angle lens: 1/2.0", 0.8 µm, f/2.0, Super Steady OIS, UHD video) + 12 MP (ultra-wide angle lens: 1/3.0", 1.12 µm, f/2.2) + 5 MP (1/5.0", 1.12 µm, macro lens: f/2.6), camera2 API level: 3
Secondary Camera: 32 MPix (1/2.74", 0.8 µm, f/2.2, fixed-focus lens)
Additional features
Speakers: Mono speaker, Keyboard: onscreen, Charger (5.0 V - 3.0 A; 9.0 V - 2.77 A), USB cable, SIM tool, headset, documentation, One UI 2.0, Netflix, Spotify, Facebook, Microsoft Office and OneDrive, 24 Months Warranty, Head SAR: 0.490 W/kg, body SAR: 1.519 W/kg, DRM Widevine L1, single-band GNSS: GPS, Glonass, BeiDou, QZSS, Galileo and SBAS, fanless
Weight
186 g ( = 6.56 oz / 0.41 pounds), Power Supply: 70 g ( = 2.47 oz / 0.15 pounds)
Price
649 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Competing Devices

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Drive
Size
Resolution
Best Price
86 %
02/2020
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
SD 855, Adreno 640
186 g128 GB UFS 3.0 Flash6.7"2400x1080
87 %
03/2019
Samsung Galaxy S10
Exynos 9820, Mali-G76 MP12
157 g128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash6.1"3040x1440
86 %
05/2019
Huawei P30
Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10
165 g128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash6.1"2340x1080
86 %
03/2019
Xiaomi Mi 9
SD 855, Adreno 640
173 g64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash6.39"2340x1080
85 %
07/2019
LG G8s ThinQ
SD 855, Adreno 640
181 g128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash6.2"2248x1080

Case - A Lot of Glass and Colorful Options

The Galaxy S10 Lite has a solid metal frame and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection both on the back and the front. There are Prism Black, Prism Blue and Prism White color variants available. The white model is reminiscent of nacre and our blue test model looks more colorful in reality than in the advertisements.

The camera module on the back, which looks similar to the one on the Galaxy S20, immediately catches the eye. It protrudes from the case by exactly one millimeter. The build quality is excellent and the clearances are tight and even. The smartphone makes a very robust impression overall and responds to attempts at twisting with only minor creaking.

Even though the rubber seal on the SIM tray suggests otherwise, the S10 Lite is not protected against dust or water. The hybrid SIM module accepts either two nano-SIM cards or a microSD instead of the second SIM card. The battery cannot be replaced by the user.

Size Comparison

162.5 mm / 6.4 inch 75.6 mm / 2.98 inch 8.1 mm / 0.3189 inch 186 g0.4101 lbs157.5 mm / 6.2 inch 74.67 mm / 2.94 inch 7.61 mm / 0.2996 inch 173 g0.3814 lbs155.3 mm / 6.11 inch 76.6 mm / 3.02 inch 7.99 mm / 0.3146 inch 181 g0.399 lbs149.9 mm / 5.9 inch 70.4 mm / 2.77 inch 7.8 mm / 0.3071 inch 157 g0.3461 lbs149.1 mm / 5.87 inch 71.36 mm / 2.81 inch 7.57 mm / 0.298 inch 165 g0.3638 lbs

Features - Galaxy Smartphone without Headphone Jack

Compared to other S10 models, the Galaxy Lite cuts a few corners in terms of the features. The USB Type-C port for example only allows for data transfers at USB 2.0 speeds and does not support wired video output or even Samsung's DeX. Similarly, there is no headphone jack and no barometer.

The storage can be expanded via a microSD card; all currently available form factors and capacities are supported. As per usual, the external storage cannot be formatted as internal storage and instead primarily serves as memory for multimedia or app data, part of which can be transferred over.

While the communications standard Bluetooth 5.0 nominally matches the one of the higher-end models and offers identical audio codec support (SBC, AAC, aptX and LDAC), the dual audio feature is missing.

There is no notification LED, since on the Galaxy S10 Lite the always-on display and the edge lighting take over its responsibilities instead.

Top: microphone
Top: microphone
Left: card slot
Left: card slot
Right: volume rocker, power button
Right: volume rocker, power button
Bottom: speaker, microphone, USB
Bottom: speaker, microphone, USB

Software - S10 Lite with Android 10

The Galaxy S10 Lite ships with the up-to-date operating system Android 10 and Samsung's own One UI 2.0. At the time of testing, the security patches date back to January 1, 2020, which is fairly recent. While speaking from experience, it is likely that the smartphone will receive updates to Android 11 and 12, Samsung has not yet officially confirmed this.

Aside from the Galaxy Store, there are numerous preinstalled apps such as a few from the Facebook group, Microsoft, Spotify and Netflix. Note that not all of them can be fully uninstalled. User account control is not active on the smartphone.

Communication and GNSS - S10 Lite with Wi-Fi 5 and Limited LTE

The first limitations become apparent after a glance at the specifications, since instead of Wi-Fi 6, the Galaxy S10 Lite only supports the older Wi-Fi 5 standard. As a test with our reference router Netgear Nighthawk AX12 shows, the MIMO antenna technology only comes into play when receiving data where it is fairly reliable, suggesting the absence of limitations during daily use.

When travelling, the S10 Lite can ideally connect to a mobile network via LTE and although the number of supported frequencies is lower compared to other S10 models, the most important bands for trips outside of Europe are included. The transfer speeds (Cat. 11) are lower than the theoretical maximum of the SoC.

Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Xiaomi Mi 9
Adreno 640, SD 855, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
678 (549min - 725max) MBit/s ∼100% +11%
Samsung Galaxy S10
Mali-G76 MP12, Exynos 9820, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
639 (612min - 683max) MBit/s ∼94% +4%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
Adreno 640, SD 855, 128 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
612 (473min - 652max) MBit/s ∼90%
LG G8s ThinQ
Adreno 640, SD 855, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
578 (474min - 617max) MBit/s ∼85% -6%
Huawei P30
Mali-G76 MP10, Kirin 980, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
544 (38min - 618max) MBit/s ∼80% -11%
Average of class Smartphone
  (5.9 - 1414, n=600)
282 MBit/s ∼42% -54%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Huawei P30
Mali-G76 MP10, Kirin 980, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
680 (646min - 700max) MBit/s ∼100% +108%
Samsung Galaxy S10
Mali-G76 MP12, Exynos 9820, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
579 (558min - 592max) MBit/s ∼85% +77%
Xiaomi Mi 9
Adreno 640, SD 855, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
534 (430min - 578max) MBit/s ∼79% +63%
LG G8s ThinQ
Adreno 640, SD 855, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
502 (465min - 517max) MBit/s ∼74% +54%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
Adreno 640, SD 855, 128 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
327 (155min - 377max) MBit/s ∼48%
Average of class Smartphone
  (9.4 - 1599, n=600)
268 MBit/s ∼39% -18%
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; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø611 (473-652)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø322 (155-377)
GNSS
Indoors
Outdoors

The Galaxy S10 Lite supports the satellite systems GPS, Glonass, BeiDou, QZSS, Galileo as well as the complementary system SBAS. Even indoors, a satellite uplink is established relatively quickly and accurately.

We put the smartphone up against the Garmin Edge 500 by taking both devices with us on a bike ride. For a total distance of more than 9 kilometers, there is only a 160-meter difference, which is an acceptable result. Although a glance at the detailed track course reveals that the Galaxy smartphone tends to stray from the actual route, it is more than capable of handling navigation tasks.


Garmin Edge 500 - Overview
Garmin Edge 500 - Overview
Garmin Edge 500 - Circling a Lake
Garmin Edge 500 - Circling a Lake
Garmin Edge 500 - Turn
Garmin Edge 500 - Turn
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite - Overview
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite - Overview
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite - Circling a Lake
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite - Circling a Lake
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite - Turn
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite - Turn

Telephony and Call Quality

We were pleasantly surprised by the call quality of the Galaxy S10 Lite. Although the smartphone's microphone is slightly quieter than those of its competitors, the voices of both callers sound clear and present. Furthermore, the phone is able to filter out ambient noise very well. When using the speakerphone, the S10 Lite can be set down on a table without a dramatic loss in call quality and only a minor echo can be heard in addition to the user's voice.

The app is well-known by now and identical to its counterpart on other current Samsung smartphones. The smartphone also supports Wi-Fi calling and VoLTE.

Cameras - Triple-Camera Setup with Super Steady OIS

S10 Lite selfie

For the front, Samsung relies on a 32-MP camera with pixel binning, which produces pictures with a resolution of only 6.5 MP. The quality is fairly average. While the sharpness is decent, the colors appear slightly too pale. Videos can be captured at up to Ultra HD (30 FPS).

The main camera features a high-resolution 48 MP sensor as well as additional optics for ultra-wide angle and macro scenes. Zooming works digitally and thus sections from the original 48 MP image are used to achieve a maximum enhancement of 8x. Due to pixel binning, the final pictures have a resolution of 12 MP - there is no way to access the full resolution of the sensor, not even via the Pro mode.

In daylight, the quality of the pictures is good. The Galaxy S10 Lite shines with good contrast, a high degree of sharpness and a fairly wide dynamic range. Only the maximum zoom level shows that some details, which are not in focus, tend to get lost. Furthermore, the pictures show a faint red tint. In low-light scenarios, the S10 Lite can still capture a lot of light, although this comes at a cost to the level of detail. Contours then become uniform color areas.

Samsung has put a lot of effort into the video-recording performance and although the Samsung phone can only capture videos at up to 2,160p at 30 FPS, the real star of the show is the Super Steady image stabilizer, which promises stabilization similar to that of action cams. While we are familiar with this feature from the Moto Action, the Korean manufacturer continues to favor landscape mode. The video resolution is limited to 1920x1080 pixels (Full HD, 30 FPS). While the image stabilization works fairly well itself, the video quality suffers as a result and image noise becomes apparent even under good lighting conditions. Videos look much better without Super OIS, however. Audio is captured clearly and with a low amount of static.

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
Standard wide angle
Standard wide angle
Ultra wide angle
Standard wide angle
Standard wide angle
Ultra wide angle
Standard wide angle
Standard wide angle
Ultra wide angle
Ultra wide angle
Standard wide angle

Under controlled lighting conditions, the warm nature of the color balance becomes immediately apparent. Colors appear very bright and only yellow and black are represented in a fairly natural manner.

As our test chart shows, the sharpness in the center of the image is high. Similarly, colored areas are accurately represented and text on a dark background barely becomes frayed. While the sharpness and contrast decrease towards the edges, the falloff is nothing out of the ordinary.

ColorChecker
29.4 ∆E
50.7 ∆E
38 ∆E
35.9 ∆E
44.1 ∆E
59.7 ∆E
50.1 ∆E
33.7 ∆E
38.1 ∆E
27.1 ∆E
59.7 ∆E
60.8 ∆E
28.2 ∆E
44.9 ∆E
32.3 ∆E
67.2 ∆E
40.9 ∆E
41.6 ∆E
70.5 ∆E
66.9 ∆E
50.5 ∆E
37 ∆E
24.5 ∆E
14.1 ∆E
ColorChecker Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite: 43.57 ∆E min: 14.11 - max: 70.48 ∆E
ColorChecker
17.2 ∆E
10.4 ∆E
15 ∆E
21.7 ∆E
13 ∆E
9.7 ∆E
9.9 ∆E
14.1 ∆E
11.6 ∆E
9.9 ∆E
8.3 ∆E
9 ∆E
9.2 ∆E
12.5 ∆E
15.2 ∆E
3 ∆E
8.5 ∆E
15 ∆E
10.1 ∆E
8.6 ∆E
9.8 ∆E
13 ∆E
11.2 ∆E
5 ∆E
ColorChecker Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite: 11.29 ∆E min: 3 - max: 21.73 ∆E
Test chart @ 2,500 lux
Test chart center section
Test chart @ 1 lux
Test chart @ 2,500 lux (ultra wide angle)

Accessories and Warranty - Optional Care+

The Galaxy S10 Lite's scope of delivery includes a modular USB Type-C quick charger (5 V - 3 A, 9 V - 2.77 A), a USB cable (USB Type-C to USB Type-C), a SIM tool, a headset, and some paperwork.

In addition to the standard warranty period of 24 months, the manufacturer offers a Care+ insurance (149 Euros or ~$164) for cheaper repairs. Covers designed specifically for the Galaxy S10 Lite can be purchased separately as well.

Input Devices & Handling - Galaxy Phone with Fingerprint Sensor below the Display

The capacitive touchscreen of the Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite possesses very comfortable gliding properties and quickly and reliably responds to inputs. The power button is not only used for switching the device or display on and off but also for activating Bixby.

The smartphone can be biometrically protected by 2D facial recognition and although it was not among the fastest in our comparison, it proved to be very reliable. In order to further increase the security, the precision of the recognition can be increased at the cost of a more time-intensive unlock. Alternatively or additionally, the fingerprint sensor below the display, which features a decent recognition rate, can be used, although it takes a moment for it to fulfill its task.

Display - Galaxy S10 Lite with Bright OLED Screen

Subpixel array

The Super AMOLED Plus display of the Galaxy S10 Lite measures 6.7 inches diagonally and while it only offers FHD+ resolution, we appreciate its high luminosity. Particularly compared to the Galaxy S10e, Samsung has improved the display's brightness by quite a bit. In the APL50 test, the panel reaches up to 807 cd/m² in the center or up to 347 cd/m² with the ambient light sensor disabled.

Thanks to the underlying OLED technology, the black value is absolute, theoretically resulting in a contrast ratio that approaches infinity. Relying on pulse-width modulation for controlling the display's brightness is also common for OLEDs, and in this case the S10 Lite's PWM frequency fluctuates between 235.8 and 250.0 Hz. Since features such as DC dimming are not available, sensitive users may experience issues.

621
cd/m²
624
cd/m²
646
cd/m²
625
cd/m²
622
cd/m²
644
cd/m²
627
cd/m²
624
cd/m²
638
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 646 cd/m² Average: 630.1 cd/m² Minimum: 1.74 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 96 %
Center on Battery: 622 cd/m²
Contrast: ∞:1 (Black: 0 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 2.7 | 0.6-29.43 Ø5.8
ΔE Greyscale 3 | 0.64-98 Ø6
98.3% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.09
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
Super AMOLED Plus, 2400x1080, 6.7
Samsung Galaxy S10
OLED, 3040x1440, 6.1
Samsung Galaxy S10e
AMOLED, 2280x1080, 5.8
Huawei P30
OLED, 2340x1080, 6.1
Xiaomi Mi 9
AMOLED, 2340x1080, 6.39
LG G8s ThinQ
P-OLED, 2248x1080, 6.2
Screen
-5%
7%
20%
28%
-11%
Brightness middle
622
701
13%
426
-32%
561
-10%
593
-5%
539
-13%
Brightness
630
705
12%
427
-32%
560
-11%
587
-7%
556
-12%
Brightness Distribution
96
98
2%
96
0%
95
-1%
94
-2%
88
-8%
Black Level *
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
2.7
3.7
-37%
2.14
21%
1.5
44%
0.9
67%
3.78
-40%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
5.9
10.3
-75%
3.29
44%
2.5
58%
2
66%
6.95
-18%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
3
1.4
53%
1.8
40%
1.8
40%
1.5
50%
2.2
27%
Gamma
2.09 105%
2.1 105%
2.111 104%
2.2 100%
2.27 97%
2.274 97%
CCT
6246 104%
6553 99%
6329 103%
6512 100%
6548 99%
6013 108%

* ... 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 250 Hz ≤ 99 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 250 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 99 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 250 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 17531 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 2500000) Hz was measured.

We further examined the color accuracy of the panel with the analysis software CalMAN and a spectrophotometer. While the Lite only uses the smaller sRGB color space in the default mode natural, the latter provides a good color representation and is the most accurate compared to the other modes. In vivid mode, the wider DCI-P3 color space is used and the color temperature becomes cooler overall, although this can be adjusted manually. While the quality is fairly good, professional users may notice a deviation from the reference colors in a few cases.

Grayscale (profile: Natural, target color space: sRGB)
Grayscale (profile: Natural, target color space: sRGB)
Color accuracy (profile: Natural, target color space: sRGB)
Color accuracy (profile: Natural, target color space: sRGB)
Color space (profile: Natural, target color space: sRGB)
Color space (profile: Natural, target color space: sRGB)
Saturation (profile: Natural, target color space: sRGB)
Saturation (profile: Natural, target color space: sRGB)
Grayscale (profile: Vivid, target color space: P3)
Grayscale (profile: Vivid, target color space: P3)
Color accuracy (profile: Vivid, target color space: P3)
Color accuracy (profile: Vivid, target color space: P3)
Color space (profile: Vivid, target color space: P3)
Color space (profile: Vivid, target color space: P3)
Saturation (profile: Vivid, target color space: P3)
Saturation (profile: Vivid, target color space: P3)

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
2.8 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 1.6 ms rise
↘ 1.2 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. » 1 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (24.4 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
3.6 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 2 ms rise
↘ 1.6 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 636 (maximum) ms. » 1 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (38.7 ms).

The Galaxy S10 Lite benefits from its bright display during outdoor use. The screen content remains visible even in direct sunlight and only reflections may adversely affect the user experience in this regard.

The S10 Lite's viewing angles are superb and a faint green veil can only be observed when looking at the display from extreme angles.

Performance - Like the Wind

The Snapdragon 855 inside the Galaxy S10 Lite was commonly found in many high-end smartphones from 2019. On top of that, Samsung installs a generous 8 GB of LPDDR4x RAM. Thus, the achieved performance level is high.

The smartphone does not struggle with our benchmarks and the results match our expectations. The system performance is very high and noticeable stutters are exceedingly rare.

Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2
64 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
2722 Points ∼95%
Xiaomi Mi 9
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
2856 Points ∼100% +5%
LG G8s ThinQ
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
2666 Points ∼93% -2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (2164 - 2856, n=6)
2622 Points ∼92% -4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (421 - 3531, n=121)
1945 Points ∼68% -29%
64 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
740 Points ∼99%
Xiaomi Mi 9
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
742 Points ∼99% 0%
LG G8s ThinQ
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
746 Points ∼100% +1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (552 - 751, n=6)
713 Points ∼96% -4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (124 - 1342, n=121)
553 Points ∼74% -25%
Geekbench 4.4
64 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
10887 Points ∼99%
Samsung Galaxy S10
Samsung Exynos 9820, Mali-G76 MP12, 8192
10162 Points ∼92% -7%
Huawei P30
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
9547 Points ∼87% -12%
Xiaomi Mi 9
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
10999 Points ∼100% +1%
LG G8s ThinQ
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
10274 Points ∼93% -6%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (10187 - 11388, n=14)
10955 Points ∼100% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (883 - 13589, n=420)
5027 Points ∼46% -54%
64 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
3406 Points ∼76%
Samsung Galaxy S10
Samsung Exynos 9820, Mali-G76 MP12, 8192
4499 Points ∼100% +32%
Huawei P30
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
3207 Points ∼71% -6%
Xiaomi Mi 9
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
3523 Points ∼78% +3%
LG G8s ThinQ
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
3406 Points ∼76% 0%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (3406 - 3537, n=14)
3480 Points ∼77% +2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (390 - 4965, n=420)
1539 Points ∼34% -55%
PCMark for Android
Work 2.0 performance score (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
10093 Points ∼100%
Samsung Galaxy S10
Samsung Exynos 9820, Mali-G76 MP12, 8192
7595 Points ∼75% -25%
Huawei P30
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
8016 Points ∼79% -21%
Xiaomi Mi 9
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
9035 Points ∼90% -10%
LG G8s ThinQ
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
9125 Points ∼90% -10%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (8342 - 11440, n=19)
9710 Points ∼96% -4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2630 - 15299, n=524)
5973 Points ∼59% -41%
Work performance score (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
11718 Points ∼96%
Samsung Galaxy S10
Samsung Exynos 9820, Mali-G76 MP12, 8192
9750 Points ∼80% -17%
Huawei P30
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
9890 Points ∼81% -16%
Xiaomi Mi 9
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
10985 Points ∼90% -6%
LG G8s ThinQ
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
11890 Points ∼98% +1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (10330 - 14439, n=19)
12161 Points ∼100% +4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1077 - 19989, n=682)
6555 Points ∼54% -44%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
3276 Points ∼100%
Huawei P30
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
3080 Points ∼94% -6%
Xiaomi Mi 9
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
3288 Points ∼100% 0%
LG G8s ThinQ
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
2794 Points ∼85% -15%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (2104 - 3452, n=19)
3050 Points ∼93% -7%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1740 - 4061, n=175)
2664 Points ∼81% -19%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
5817 Points ∼100%
Huawei P30
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
4613 Points ∼79% -21%
Xiaomi Mi 9
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
5723 Points ∼98% -2%
LG G8s ThinQ
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
4236 Points ∼73% -27%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (4236 - 5884, n=19)
5612 Points ∼96% -4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (203 - 9047, n=175)
3054 Points ∼53% -47%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
4962 Points ∼100%
Huawei P30
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
4165 Points ∼84% -16%
Xiaomi Mi 9
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
4914 Points ∼99% -1%
LG G8s ThinQ
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
3800 Points ∼77% -23%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (3800 - 5012, n=19)
4718 Points ∼95% -5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (253 - 6977, n=175)
2722 Points ∼55% -45%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
4418 Points ∼100%
Samsung Galaxy S10
Samsung Exynos 9820, Mali-G76 MP12, 8192
2981 Points ∼67% -33%
Huawei P30
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
2682 Points ∼61% -39%
Xiaomi Mi 9
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
3754 Points ∼85% -15%
LG G8s ThinQ
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
3309 Points ∼75% -25%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (1934 - 5024, n=19)
3937 Points ∼89% -11%
Average of class Smartphone
  (573 - 5780, n=527)
2229 Points ∼50% -50%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
7148 Points ∼100%
Samsung Galaxy S10
Samsung Exynos 9820, Mali-G76 MP12, 8192
5358 Points ∼75% -25%
Huawei P30
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
4162 Points ∼58% -42%
Xiaomi Mi 9
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
7076 Points ∼99% -1%
LG G8s ThinQ
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
5184 Points ∼73% -27%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (5184 - 7148, n=19)
6802 Points ∼95% -5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (75 - 10043, n=527)
2160 Points ∼30% -70%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
6285 Points ∼100%
Samsung Galaxy S10
Samsung Exynos 9820, Mali-G76 MP12, 8192
4551 Points ∼72% -28%
Huawei P30
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
3707 Points ∼59% -41%
Xiaomi Mi 9
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
5913 Points ∼94% -6%
LG G8s ThinQ
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
4604 Points ∼73% -27%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (3969 - 6404, n=19)
5820 Points ∼93% -7%
Average of class Smartphone
  (93 - 8386, n=528)
2014 Points ∼32% -68%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
4208 Points ∼100%
Huawei P30
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
2550 Points ∼61% -39%
Xiaomi Mi 9
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
3788 Points ∼90% -10%
LG G8s ThinQ
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
3293 Points ∼78% -22%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (2345 - 4703, n=18)
3892 Points ∼92% -8%
Average of class Smartphone
  (375 - 5765, n=559)
2145 Points ∼51% -49%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
10410 Points ∼100%
Huawei P30
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
3491 Points ∼34% -66%
Xiaomi Mi 9
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
10291 Points ∼99% -1%
LG G8s ThinQ
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
6358 Points ∼61% -39%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (6358 - 10420, n=18)
9569 Points ∼92% -8%
Average of class Smartphone
  (70 - 20154, n=559)
2908 Points ∼28% -72%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
7842 Points ∼100%
Huawei P30
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
3226 Points ∼41% -59%
Xiaomi Mi 9
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
7449 Points ∼95% -5%
LG G8s ThinQ
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
5268 Points ∼67% -33%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (5268 - 8141, n=18)
7186 Points ∼92% -8%
Average of class Smartphone
  (88 - 10699, n=559)
2441 Points ∼31% -69%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
4324 Points ∼100%
Samsung Galaxy S10
Samsung Exynos 9820, Mali-G76 MP12, 8192
2854 Points ∼66% -34%
Huawei P30
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
3496 Points ∼81% -19%
Xiaomi Mi 9
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
3758 Points ∼87% -13%
LG G8s ThinQ
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
3242 Points ∼75% -25%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (2705 - 4612, n=19)
3976 Points ∼92% -8%
Average of class Smartphone
  (435 - 5209, n=608)
2107 Points ∼49% -51%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
6312 Points ∼99%
Samsung Galaxy S10
Samsung Exynos 9820, Mali-G76 MP12, 8192
5176 Points ∼81% -18%
Huawei P30
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
4200 Points ∼66% -33%
Xiaomi Mi 9
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
6355 Points ∼100% +1%
LG G8s ThinQ
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
6040 Points ∼95% -4%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (5663 - 6362, n=19)
6242 Points ∼98% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (53 - 9032, n=608)
1821 Points ∼29% -71%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
5727 Points ∼100%
Samsung Galaxy S10
Samsung Exynos 9820, Mali-G76 MP12, 8192
4383 Points ∼77% -23%
Huawei P30
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
4020 Points ∼70% -30%
Xiaomi Mi 9
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
5509 Points ∼96% -4%
LG G8s ThinQ
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
5068 Points ∼88% -12%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (4556 - 5747, n=19)
5522 Points ∼96% -4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (68 - 7678, n=609)
1732 Points ∼30% -70%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Physics (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
4201 Points ∼100%
Huawei P30
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
3548 Points ∼84% -16%
Xiaomi Mi 9
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
3614 Points ∼86% -14%
LG G8s ThinQ
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
3505 Points ∼83% -17%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (3001 - 4618, n=18)
3925 Points ∼93% -7%
Average of class Smartphone
  (293 - 5274, n=651)
1977 Points ∼47% -53%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Graphics (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
9670 Points ∼97%
Huawei P30
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
3281 Points ∼33% -66%
Xiaomi Mi 9
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
9963 Points ∼100% +3%
LG G8s ThinQ
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
6122 Points ∼61% -37%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (6122 - 10008, n=18)
9272 Points ∼93% -4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (43 - 12632, n=650)
2412 Points ∼24% -75%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
7500 Points ∼100%
Huawei P30
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
3337 Points ∼44% -56%
Xiaomi Mi 9
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
7166 Points ∼96% -4%
LG G8s ThinQ
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
5251 Points ∼70% -30%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (5251 - 7820, n=18)
7091 Points ∼95% -5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (55 - 9549, n=653)
2068 Points ∼28% -72%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
40137 Points ∼100%
Samsung Galaxy S10
Samsung Exynos 9820, Mali-G76 MP12, 8192
31297 Points ∼78% -22%
Huawei P30
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
21257 Points ∼53% -47%
Xiaomi Mi 9
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
25339 Points ∼63% -37%
LG G8s ThinQ
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
30972 Points ∼77% -23%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (20636 - 45072, n=18)
32923 Points ∼82% -18%
Average of class Smartphone
  (735 - 58293, n=795)
15577 Points ∼39% -61%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
108114 Points ∼100%
Samsung Galaxy S10
Samsung Exynos 9820, Mali-G76 MP12, 8192
71292 Points ∼66% -34%
Huawei P30
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
44261 Points ∼41% -59%
Xiaomi Mi 9
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
106534 Points ∼99% -1%
LG G8s ThinQ
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
97354 Points ∼90% -10%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (97354 - 110432, n=17)
105781 Points ∼98% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (536 - 209431, n=793)
27196 Points ∼25% -75%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Score (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
78551 Points ∼100%
Samsung Galaxy S10
Samsung Exynos 9820, Mali-G76 MP12, 8192
55524 Points ∼71% -29%
Huawei P30
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
35680 Points ∼45% -55%
Xiaomi Mi 9
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
62225 Points ∼79% -21%
LG G8s ThinQ
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
65945 Points ∼84% -16%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (55771 - 83518, n=17)
70036 Points ∼89% -11%
Average of class Smartphone
  (662 - 117606, n=793)
21154 Points ∼27% -73%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
1920x1080 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
166 fps ∼99%
Samsung Galaxy S10
Samsung Exynos 9820, Mali-G76 MP12, 8192
143 fps ∼86% -14%
Huawei P30
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
122 fps ∼73% -27%
Xiaomi Mi 9
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
167 fps ∼100% +1%
LG G8s ThinQ
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
85 fps ∼51% -49%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (85 - 167, n=20)
153 fps ∼92% -8%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.5 - 322, n=796)
45.8 fps ∼27% -72%
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
60 fps ∼95%
Samsung Galaxy S10
Samsung Exynos 9820, Mali-G76 MP12, 8192
60 fps ∼95% 0%
Huawei P30
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
59 fps ∼93% -2%
Xiaomi Mi 9
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
60 fps ∼95% 0%
LG G8s ThinQ
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
60 fps ∼95% 0%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (59 - 91, n=20)
63.4 fps ∼100% +6%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1 - 138, n=805)
31.5 fps ∼50% -47%
GFXBench 3.0
off screen Manhattan Offscreen OGL (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
99 fps ∼99%
Samsung Galaxy S10
Samsung Exynos 9820, Mali-G76 MP12, 8192
85 fps ∼85% -14%
Huawei P30
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
87 fps ∼87% -12%
Xiaomi Mi 9
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
100 fps ∼100% +1%
LG G8s ThinQ
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
50 fps ∼50% -49%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (50 - 102, n=20)
92.3 fps ∼92% -7%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.8 - 175, n=701)
27.1 fps ∼27% -73%
on screen Manhattan Onscreen OGL (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
60 fps ∼100%
Samsung Galaxy S10
Samsung Exynos 9820, Mali-G76 MP12, 8192
53 fps ∼88% -12%
Huawei P30
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
59 fps ∼98% -2%
Xiaomi Mi 9
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
60 fps ∼100% 0%
LG G8s ThinQ
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
51 fps ∼85% -15%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (46 - 85, n=20)
59.6 fps ∼99% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.2 - 115, n=709)
22.7 fps ∼38% -62%
GFXBench 3.1
off screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
69 fps ∼100%
Samsung Galaxy S10
Samsung Exynos 9820, Mali-G76 MP12, 8192
53 fps ∼77% -23%
Huawei P30
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
50 fps ∼72% -28%
Xiaomi Mi 9
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
69 fps ∼100% 0%
LG G8s ThinQ
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
35 fps ∼51% -49%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (35 - 71, n=20)
62 fps ∼90% -10%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.87 - 117, n=564)
21.8 fps ∼32% -68%
on screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
57 fps ∼98%
Samsung Galaxy S10
Samsung Exynos 9820, Mali-G76 MP12, 8192
30 fps ∼52% -47%
Huawei P30
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
54 fps ∼93% -5%
Xiaomi Mi 9
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
58 fps ∼100% +2%
LG G8s ThinQ
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
36 fps ∼62% -37%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (27 - 58, n=20)
47.7 fps ∼82% -16%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.2 - 110, n=566)
19.7 fps ∼34% -65%
GFXBench
Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
25 fps ∼100%
Samsung Galaxy S10
Samsung Exynos 9820, Mali-G76 MP12, 8192
16 fps ∼64% -36%
Huawei P30
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
20 fps ∼80% -20%
Xiaomi Mi 9
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
24 fps ∼96% -4%
LG G8s ThinQ
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
14 fps ∼56% -44%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (11 - 26, n=19)
21.3 fps ∼85% -15%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.61 - 60, n=320)
11.4 fps ∼46% -54%
2560x1440 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
17 fps ∼100%
Samsung Galaxy S10
Samsung Exynos 9820, Mali-G76 MP12, 8192
17 fps ∼100% 0%
Huawei P30
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
14 fps ∼82% -18%
Xiaomi Mi 9
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
16 fps ∼94% -6%
LG G8s ThinQ
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
8.5 fps ∼50% -50%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (8.5 - 24, n=20)
16.3 fps ∼96% -4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.21 - 101, n=318)
8.12 fps ∼48% -52%
Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
38 fps ∼100%
Samsung Galaxy S10
Samsung Exynos 9820, Mali-G76 MP12, 8192
25 fps ∼66% -34%
Huawei P30
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
31 fps ∼82% -18%
Xiaomi Mi 9
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
37 fps ∼97% -3%
LG G8s ThinQ
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
22 fps ∼58% -42%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (17 - 38, n=19)
33.2 fps ∼87% -13%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.4 - 60, n=324)
17.1 fps ∼45% -55%
1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
42 fps ∼95%
Samsung Galaxy S10
Samsung Exynos 9820, Mali-G76 MP12, 8192
44 fps ∼100% +5%
Huawei P30
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
31 fps ∼70% -26%
Xiaomi Mi 9
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
41 fps ∼93% -2%
LG G8s ThinQ
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
22 fps ∼50% -48%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (22 - 43, n=20)
40 fps ∼91% -5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.6 - 257, n=323)
19.6 fps ∼45% -53%
off screen Car Chase Offscreen (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
43 fps ∼100%
Samsung Galaxy S10
Samsung Exynos 9820, Mali-G76 MP12, 8192
35 fps ∼81% -19%
Huawei P30
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
30 fps ∼70% -30%
Xiaomi Mi 9
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
42 fps ∼98% -2%
LG G8s ThinQ
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
22 fps ∼51% -49%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (22 - 43, n=20)
39.2 fps ∼91% -9%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.6 - 73, n=489)
14.6 fps ∼34% -66%
on screen Car Chase Onscreen (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
37 fps ∼97%
Samsung Galaxy S10
Samsung Exynos 9820, Mali-G76 MP12, 8192
23 fps ∼61% -38%
Huawei P30
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
27 fps ∼71% -27%
Xiaomi Mi 9
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
38 fps ∼100% +3%
LG G8s ThinQ
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
21 fps ∼55% -43%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (16 - 41, n=20)
31.7 fps ∼83% -14%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.1 - 60, n=493)
13 fps ∼34% -65%
AnTuTu v8 - Total Score (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
451559 Points ∼100%
Xiaomi Mi 9
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
440822 Points ∼98% -2%
LG G8s ThinQ
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
424308 Points ∼94% -6%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (376698 - 451559, n=8)
428445 Points ∼95% -5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (53335 - 622888, n=118)
322814 Points ∼71% -29%
BaseMark OS II
Web (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
1414 Points ∼100%
Samsung Galaxy S10
Samsung Exynos 9820, Mali-G76 MP12, 8192
1385 Points ∼98% -2%
Huawei P30
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
1246 Points ∼88% -12%
Xiaomi Mi 9
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
1378 Points ∼97% -3%
LG G8s ThinQ
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
1171 Points ∼83% -17%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (1076 - 1601, n=19)
1356 Points ∼96% -4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (7 - 1745, n=735)
826 Points ∼58% -42%
Graphics (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
8598 Points ∼93%
Samsung Galaxy S10
Samsung Exynos 9820, Mali-G76 MP12, 8192
7361 Points ∼79% -14%
Huawei P30
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
6751 Points ∼73% -21%
Xiaomi Mi 9
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
9270 Points ∼100% +8%
LG G8s ThinQ
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
8414 Points ∼91% -2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (8125 - 9510, n=19)
9174 Points ∼99% +7%
Average of class Smartphone
  (18 - 16996, n=735)
2543 Points ∼27% -70%
Memory (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
5287 Points ∼97%
Samsung Galaxy S10
Samsung Exynos 9820, Mali-G76 MP12, 8192
4570 Points ∼84% -14%
Huawei P30
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
5425 Points ∼100% +3%
Xiaomi Mi 9
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
4031 Points ∼74% -24%
LG G8s ThinQ
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
4324 Points ∼80% -18%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (2661 - 7500, n=19)
5097 Points ∼94% -4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (21 - 8874, n=735)
1895 Points ∼35% -64%
System (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
8515 Points ∼98%
Samsung Galaxy S10
Samsung Exynos 9820, Mali-G76 MP12, 8192
7476 Points ∼86% -12%
Huawei P30
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
7684 Points ∼88% -10%
Xiaomi Mi 9
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
8441 Points ∼97% -1%
LG G8s ThinQ
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
8718 Points ∼100% +2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (5993 - 9143, n=19)
8539 Points ∼98% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (369 - 14189, n=735)
3495 Points ∼40% -59%
Overall (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 8192
4837 Points ∼100%
Samsung Galaxy S10
Samsung Exynos 9820, Mali-G76 MP12, 8192
4320 Points ∼89% -11%
Huawei P30
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
4327 Points ∼89% -11%
Xiaomi Mi 9
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
4595 Points ∼95% -5%
LG G8s ThinQ
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
4389 Points ∼91% -9%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  (3847 - 5397, n=19)
4796 Points ∼99% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1 - 6273, n=735)
1787 Points ∼37% -63%

The S10 Lite performs well in terms of web browsing as well and loads web pages quickly. In our benchmarks, it achieves an outstandingly high result in Jetstream, whereas the results are mostly average otherwise.

Jetstream 2 - Total Score
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite (Chrome 80)
63.778 Points ∼100%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 (45.5 - 67, n=16)
58.8 Points ∼92% -8%
Xiaomi Mi 9 (Chrome 73)
57.207 Points ∼90% -10%
LG G8s ThinQ (Chrome 75)
53.783 Points ∼84% -16%
Huawei P30 (Chrome 73)
48.635 Points ∼76% -24%
Average of class Smartphone (9.13 - 140, n=195)
41.1 Points ∼64% -36%
JetStream 1.1 - Total Score
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite (Chrome 80)
112.3 Points ∼100%
Xiaomi Mi 9 (Chrome 73.0.3683.75)
110.54 Points ∼98% -2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 (84.4 - 120, n=17)
108 Points ∼96% -4%
Huawei P30 (Chrome 73)
96.309 Points ∼86% -14%
LG G8s ThinQ (Chrome 75)
94.144 Points ∼84% -16%
Samsung Galaxy S10 (Samsung Browser 9.0)
84.005 Points ∼75% -25%
Average of class Smartphone (10 - 302, n=625)
47.6 Points ∼42% -58%
Speedometer 2.0 - Result
Xiaomi Mi 9 (Chrome 73.0.3683.75)
65.7 runs/min ∼100% +6%
LG G8s ThinQ (Chome 75)
64.1 runs/min ∼98% +3%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite (Chrome 80)
62.2 runs/min ∼95%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 (42.5 - 67.9, n=15)
62 runs/min ∼94% 0%
Huawei P30 (Chrome 73)
58.7 runs/min ∼89% -6%
Samsung Galaxy S10 (Samsung Browser 9.0)
54 runs/min ∼82% -13%
Average of class Smartphone (6.42 - 158, n=177)
43 runs/min ∼65% -31%
WebXPRT 3 - ---
Xiaomi Mi 9 (Chrome 73.0.3683.75)
108 Points ∼100% +14%
LG G8s ThinQ (Chrome 75)
107 Points ∼99% +13%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 (90 - 129, n=20)
105 Points ∼97% +11%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite (Chrome 80)
95 Points ∼88%
Huawei P30 (Chrome 73)
90 Points ∼83% -5%
Average of class Smartphone (19 - 184, n=262)
70 Points ∼65% -26%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Xiaomi Mi 9 (Chrome 73.0.3683.75)
24534 Points ∼100% +7%
LG G8s ThinQ (Chrome 75)
23830 Points ∼97% +4%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 (17011 - 25640, n=20)
23240 Points ∼95% +1%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite (Chrome 80)
22942 Points ∼94%
Huawei P30 (Chrome 73)
20714 Points ∼84% -10%
Samsung Galaxy S10 (Samsung Browser 9.0)
20286 Points ∼83% -12%
Average of class Smartphone (894 - 49388, n=793)
7954 Points ∼32% -65%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone (1854 - 59466, n=819)
9707 ms * ∼100% -354%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 (1852 - 2611, n=19)
2147 ms * ∼22% -0%
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite (Chrome 80)
2138.6 ms * ∼22%
Huawei P30 (Chrome 73)
2094.7 ms * ∼22% +2%
LG G8s ThinQ (Chrome 75)
2036 ms * ∼21% +5%
Samsung Galaxy S10 (Samsung Browser 9.0)
1924.2 ms * ∼20% +10%
Xiaomi Mi 9 (Chrome 73.0.3683.75)
1873.2 ms * ∼19% +12%

* ... smaller is better

The memory of the Galaxy S10 Lite is a real highlight, since Samsung has opted to install cutting-edge UFS 3.0 storage, which performs consistently well according to our tests.

By contrast, the microSD card slot does not achieve particularly good results in conjunction with our reference card Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 and is one of the slower models within its price class.

Samsung Galaxy S10 LiteSamsung Galaxy S10Huawei P30Xiaomi Mi 9LG G8s ThinQAverage 128 GB UFS 3.0 FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
-36%
-16%
-27%
-43%
2%
-54%
Sequential Write 256KB SDCard
61.01 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
64.8 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
6%
71.33 (Huawei NanoSD 128 GB)
17%
46.7 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-23%
59.3 (54.5 - 66.4, n=7)
-3%
51.1 (1.7 - 87.1, n=536)
-16%
Sequential Read 256KB SDCard
76.04 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
77.9 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
2%
82.82 (Huawei NanoSD 128 GB)
9%
67.53 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-11%
72 (66.3 - 81.6, n=7)
-5%
69.1 (8.1 - 96.5, n=536)
-9%
Random Write 4KB
173.54
24.44
-86%
195.3
13%
165.32
-5%
29.6
-83%
186 (29.9 - 230, n=10)
7%
36.4 (0.14 - 319, n=890)
-79%
Random Read 4KB
191.67
137.4
-28%
138.79
-28%
149.36
-22%
138
-28%
199 (170 - 238, n=10)
4%
59.7 (1.59 - 324, n=890)
-69%
Sequential Write 256KB
524.56
193.24
-63%
186.03
-65%
388.27
-26%
182.4
-65%
542 (213 - 697, n=10)
3%
129 (2.99 - 911, n=890)
-75%
Sequential Read 256KB
1488.59
831.94
-44%
908.94
-39%
666.06
-55%
791.1
-47%
1529 (1406 - 1692, n=10)
3%
345 (12.1 - 1802, n=890)
-77%

Gaming - Adreno 640 as a Powerful Backbone

With the Galaxy S10 Lite's Adreno 640, all current games from the Google Play Store can be played. We confirmed this with the help of  GameBench and two titles. While there were occasional frame drops during Asphalt 9, PUBG Mobile ran without any issues even at the highest frame rate.

The large display is a real asset when it comes to gaming. Unfortunately, it is easy to accidentally block the speaker on the bottom edge.

Asphalt 9
PUBG Mobile
010203040506070Tooltip
; PUBG Mobile; 0.16.0: Ø59.8 (48-61)
; Asphalt 9: Legends; 2.0.5a: Ø29.4 (7-37)

Emissions - Samsung Galaxy with Mono Speaker

Temperature

T-Rex
Manhattan

The surface temperatures are very low while idling, and even under load only a few spots become lukewarm.

With GFXBench's battery test, we monitor the SoC's behavior under prolonged load. In this test, we run each benchmark scenario 30 times in succession and record the battery level as well as the frame rates. While the Lite is able to complete the older T-Rex test (OpenGL ES 2.0) without any issues, its initial performance drops by as much as 30% over the course of the more-demanding Manhattan test (OpenGL ES 3.1).

Max. Load
 34.3 °C
94 F
34 °C
93 F
31.7 °C
89 F
 
 35.1 °C
95 F
35 °C
95 F
31.7 °C
89 F
 
 34.5 °C
94 F
34.1 °C
93 F
31.5 °C
89 F
 
Maximum: 35.1 °C = 95 F
Average: 33.5 °C = 92 F
30.5 °C
87 F
31.1 °C
88 F
32.5 °C
91 F
29.4 °C
85 F
33.3 °C
92 F
34.3 °C
94 F
29.7 °C
85 F
33.3 °C
92 F
36.3 °C
97 F
Maximum: 36.3 °C = 97 F
Average: 32.3 °C = 90 F
Power Supply (max.)  27.1 °C = 81 F | Room Temperature 21.4 °C = 71 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated), Voltcraft IR-260
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 33.5 °C / 92 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 35.1 °C / 95 F, compared to the average of 35.3 °C / 96 F, ranging from 22.4 to 51.7 °C for the class Smartphone.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 36.3 °C / 97 F, compared to the average of 33.9 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 28 °C / 82 F, compared to the device average of 33 °C / 91 F.

Speaker

Pink noise measurements

The mono speaker on the bottom edge of the Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite can become very loud. While the mids sound relatively balanced, higher frequencies are too prominent, which results in an unbalanced, hollow sound particularly at higher volumes. Since this effect is barely noticeable at medium volume, the smartphone's sound reproduction is still decent overall, although it is somewhat regrettable that Samsung did not integrate a dual speaker solution.

The included earphones fell victim to cost-saving measures as well, and as a result the included model has not been optimized by AKG.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2040.135.22532.929.53127.131.34030.5305033.839.56325.923.48023.61910024.622.512520.428.316019.542.820018.746.625017.25231516.557.940014.462.850016.366.763015.36780014.67010001471.7125014.971.8160014.274.620001575.4250014.776.7315014.578.5400014.380.5500014.678.6630015.179.780001581.31000014.975.21250015.360160001649.7SPL2788.9N0.976.2median 15median 70Delta1.312.132.534.431.925.722.326.821.724.929.23126.725.520.324.620.530.52335.815.647.417.846.616.353.215.456.115.955.915.857.913.361.314.162.514.167.91470.213.572.613.469.413.970.114.272.113.975.514.670.814.266.814.768.8156814.958.715.34326.482.40.851.4median 14.7median 62.50.99.4hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseSamsung Galaxy S10 LiteHuawei P30
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (88.9 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 28.3% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (11.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 3.4% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (4% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 8.7% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (4.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (22.8% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 39% of all tested devices in this class were better, 12% similar, 49% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 24%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 62% of all tested devices were better, 8% similar, 30% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Huawei P30 audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (82.4 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 17.5% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (11.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 5.3% higher than median
(+) | mids are linear (5.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 7.8% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (5.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (20.5% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 19% of all tested devices in this class were better, 10% similar, 71% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 24%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 47% of all tested devices were better, 9% similar, 45% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Battery Life - It Keeps Going...

Energy Consumption

The energy consumption of the Galaxy S10 Lite is fairly low and does not warrant criticism. Additionally, the charger only draws 0.0033 watts during idle, making it very economical.

Unfortunately, the S10 Lite does not support wireless charging.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.01 / 0.27 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 0.58 / 1.55 / 1.64 Watt
Load midlight 4.29 / 8.03 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
4500 mAh
Samsung Galaxy S10
3400 mAh
Huawei P30
3650 mAh
Xiaomi Mi 9
3300 mAh
LG G8s ThinQ
3550 mAh
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
 
Average of class Smartphone
 
Power Consumption
-3%
-21%
4%
-35%
-18%
-13%
Idle Minimum *
0.58
0.61
-5%
0.69
-19%
0.67
-16%
1.2
-107%
0.939 (0.58 - 1.96, n=19)
-62%
0.891 (0.2 - 3.4, n=897)
-54%
Idle Average *
1.55
1.27
18%
2.41
-55%
1.26
19%
1.6
-3%
1.506 (0.85 - 2.8, n=19)
3%
1.756 (0.6 - 6.2, n=896)
-13%
Idle Maximum *
1.64
1.3
21%
2.51
-53%
1.29
21%
2
-22%
1.799 (1 - 2.9, n=19)
-10%
2.04 (0.74 - 6.6, n=897)
-24%
Load Average *
4.29
6.17
-44%
3.86
10%
3.71
14%
5
-17%
4.61 (3.64 - 5.8, n=19)
-7%
4.12 (0.8 - 10.8, n=891)
4%
Load Maximum *
8.03
8.55
-6%
6.96
13%
9.3
-16%
10
-25%
9.04 (7.49 - 11.9, n=19)
-13%
6.11 (1.2 - 14.2, n=891)
24%

* ... smaller is better

Battery Life

While the 4,500-mAh battery promises long battery life, some other models have shown that this foregone conclusion is not always correct and the Galaxy S10 series is already somewhat infamous for its relatively weak runtimes.

However, the Galaxy S10 Lite breaks the trend by offering long battery life across the board. The smartphone performs particularly well in our real-world Wi-Fi test, where it also beats models from other manufacturers.

Additionally, the S10 Lite supports super fast charging at up to 45 watts, although an appropriate charger is not included and has to be purchased separately.

Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
41h 44min
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3 (Chrome 80)
13h 43min
Big Buck Bunny H.264 1080p
19h 43min
Load (maximum brightness)
3h 42min
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
4500 mAh
Samsung Galaxy S10
3400 mAh
Huawei P30
3650 mAh
Xiaomi Mi 9
3300 mAh
LG G8s ThinQ
3550 mAh
Battery Runtime
-38%
-14%
-24%
-24%
Reader / Idle
2504
1259
-50%
1914
-24%
1650
-34%
1689
-33%
H.264
1183
842
-29%
1050
-11%
1008
-15%
753
-36%
WiFi v1.3
823
427
-48%
715
-13%
546
-34%
693
-16%
Load
222
170
-23%
208
-6%
194
-13%
203
-9%

Pros

+ fast SoC
+ good battery life
+ very good display
+ expandable storage
+ good call quality
+ decent camera setup...

Cons

- ...with a quality deficit in super-steady OIS mode
- no IP certification
- no wireless charging
- 45-watt charger not included
- mono speaker only

Verdict - Power, Finally

In review: Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite (SM-G770F). Test device courtesy of:
In review: Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite (SM-G770F). Test device courtesy of:

The Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite is more than meets the eye, since it is not just a cheap version of the nominally more expensive S10 models. First and foremost, it is now finally able to deliver convincing battery life, which is something it primarily owes to the large battery but also in part to the fact that an Exynos processor is no longer used. In this major category, none of the supposed Lite model's siblings manage to look very good in comparison.

However, a few compromises had to be made, resulting in the S10 Lite's lower display resolution compared to flagship devices and the omission of modern communication standards such as Wi-Fi 6 or 5G. Additionally, the Korean manufacturer has cut the Bluetooth dual audio feature and wireless charging.

While the Galaxy S10 Lite may not be the best Galaxy S10 model, it does have the most stamina. This makes the lack of a few features easy to overlook.

As for the camera, Samsung has chosen a different path that shines a light on the cheaper nature of the phone. Although the S10 Lite's camera resolution is higher, the image quality of the cameras falls short of those of other S10 models with a modular aperture. Similarly, corners have been cut when it comes to the front camera, since high megapixel counts were prioritized over quality and there is no autofocus. Although the Super Steady OIS is decent, the image quality degradation it incurs is too high. Overall, the S10 Lite's camera quality is still good, although it is clearly unable to match its higher-end siblings.

Samsung does not give prospective buyers an easy choice, particularly at the current prices. While the Galaxy S10 is simply cheaper, we advise against the S10e at its current price. The Galaxy S10 Lite may already be the right choice for users who are interested in a large display and the very long battery life in particular and also less enchanted by the other models' high-end features. For everyone else, we recommend being patient for a couple of months, since this smartphone will likely fall in price and presumably be on offer for less than $500 in the very near future.

Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite - 02/28/2020 v7
Daniel Schmidt

Chassis
90%
Keyboard
67 / 75 → 90%
Pointing Device
95%
Connectivity
50 / 70 → 72%
Weight
89%
Battery
91%
Display
88%
Games Performance
57 / 64 → 90%
Application Performance
77 / 86 → 90%
Temperature
93%
Noise
100%
Audio
76 / 90 → 84%
Camera
63%
Average
80%
86%
Smartphone - Weighted Average

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Daniel Schmidt, 2020-02-29 (Update: 2020-03- 3)
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Editor of the original article: Daniel Schmidt - Managing Editor Mobile - @Tellheim
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