For the first time in a long while, Samsung brought a budget version of its heavy-hitting Galaxy Note. As is to be expected, corners had to be cut in order to bring the pricing down but the Galaxy Note10 Lite definitely has a lot going for it like a gorgeous AMOLED screen with slim bezels, a potent triple camera setup and, of course, the S Pen. The phone has been residing in our office for a while now and we are all set up with our full video review.
Starting off with the build, Samsung ditched the glass back construction of its flagship line and replaced it with a plastic enclosure. The missing wireless charging and lack of any IP rating combined with the single bottom-firing speakers are other notable omissions. On the upside, you still get a great 6.7-inch AMOLED display with minimal bezels.
The three 12MP cameras on the back of the Note10 Lite produce virtually identical shots to those on its flagship brethren and the S Pen offers the same core functionality. While recycled from 2018, the Exynos 9810 chipset is no slouch and performance is solid. Overall the Note10 Lite fills an interesting void in the market and is somewhat of a unicorn with its S Pen stylus in the upper midrange category.