Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite vs S10e: Which Should You Buy?

Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite vs Galaxy S10e (1)

Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite and Galaxy S10e are two of the latest flagship devices coming from Samsung. Both of the devices are offering incredible specifications at a reasonable price. However, in case if you are thinking about which phone you should buy between them, then let me just draw a Galaxy S10 Lite vs S10e comparison for me.

Well, there are not too many differences between both of the devices. However, the Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite costs you about $100 cheaper than the Samsung Galaxy S10e.

Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite vs Galaxy S10e: Specs Comparison

Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite Samsung Galaxy S10e
Body Dimension: 162.5 x 75.6 x 8.1mm 142.2×69.9×7.9 mm
Weight: 186 grams 150 grams
Display: 6.7-inch, Super AMOLED Infinity-O, 2400×1080 pixels, 20:9, HDR10+ certified 5.8-inch, Dynamic AMOLED Infinity-O, 2280×1080 pixels, 19:9, HDR10+ certified
Processor: Snapdragon 855 octa-core (up to 2.84GHz), 7nm, 64-bit Exynos 9820/Snapdragon 855, octa-core, 8nm/7nm, 64-bit
RAM: 6GB/8GB 6GB/8GB
Storage: 128GB, microSD slot (up to 1TB) 128GB/256GB microSD slot (up to 512GB)
Rear Camera: Camera 1: 48MP, OIS, autofocus, 4K video recording, F2.0

Camera 2: 12MP super wide-angle, 123-degree FOV, F2.2

Camera 3: 5MP macro, F2.4

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

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

Front Camera: 32-megapixel, F2.2 10MP, F1.9, Dual Pixel (2PD) autofocus
Operating System: Android 10, One UI 2.0 Android 9 Pie, One UI
Battery & Charging: 4,500mAh, Super Fast Wired Charging (25W) 3,100mAh, Fast Wired, and Fast Wireless Charging, and Reverse Wireless Charging (PowerShare)
Security: Fingerprint & Facial Recognition Side-mounted Fingerprint & Facial Recognition
S Pen: N.A N.A
Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, LTE Cat.11, MU-MIMO, Bluetooth 5.0, ANT+, USB Type-C, NFC, GPS, Galileo, Glonass, BeiDou Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, LTE Cat.20, MU-MIMO, Bluetooth 5.0, ANT+, USB Type-C, NFC, GPS, Galileo, Glonass, BeiDou
Sensors: Accelerometer, Barometer, Fingerprint sensor (in-display), Gyro sensor, Geomagnetic sensor, Hall sensor, Proximity sensor Accelerometer, Barometer, Fingerprint sensor (in-display), Gyro sensor, Geomagnetic sensor, Hall sensor, Proximity sensor
Other Features: Samsung Pay, Bixby, Face Recognition, AR Emoji, Dolby Atmos (wired) AKG Earphones, Stereo Speakers, Dolby Atmos, AR Emoji, Bixby, Samsung Pay, IP68 Water & Dust Resistance, Heart Rate Sensor, Face Recognition
Color Options: Prism Black / Prism White / Prism Blue Prism Black / Prism White / Flamingo Pink / Prism Blue
Price in India: INR. 42,999 for 128GB
INR. 47,999 for 512GB
Starting at INR. 47,300
Price in the US: Starting at $449.99 $399.99 for 128GB
$499.99 for 256GB

Anyway, to help you out let me just go into the deeper part of the comparison and clear things out for you:

Design and Build: Glastic vs Glass Body

Starting with the design, the Samsung Galaxy S10e is a much better option than the Galaxy S10 Lite. It comes with a 3D curved glass as a rear panel and features a reverse wireless charging feature. Also, you will get to see a capacitive fingerprint scanner placed on the power button.

Talking about the front panel of S10e, you get to see a punch-hole camera setting at the top right corner of the display. Also, the coolest part of the device is that it is IP68 rated and comes with Stereo speakers.

Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite vs Samsung Galaxy S10e - Design and Build
On Left: Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite | On Right: Samsung Galaxy S10e

On the other hand, the Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite lacks a few features. Like there is no 3D curved glass. Instead, it comes with a material called Glastic, which is a combination of plastic and glass. Also, it lacks wireless charging and lacks a waterproofing feature.

However, the cool part is that you are getting an in-display fingerprint scanner on the front panel. The punch-hole camera setup is sitting at the top center of the display.

Talking about the rear camera setup, the Galaxy S10e sports a horizontal dual camera setup. In comparison, the Galaxy S10 Lite houses a rectangular triple camera setup. The design is pretty similar to the Google Pixel 4 design.

You will also get to see a difference between the sizes of both of the devices. The Galaxy S10e is about 142.2 x 69.9 x 7.9 mm in size. While the S10 Lite measures about 162.50 x 75.60 x 8.10mm.

Another small difference is that the S10e comes with a 3.55mm jack while the other one does not.

Display: Similar Panels

When it comes to display, both of the smartphones have the same panel. However, on one side the Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite comes with a 6.7-inch Infinity-O Super AMOLED display. Also, it sports a resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels and a 20:9 aspect ratio.

Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite vs Samsung Galaxy S10e - Display
On Left: Galaxy S10 Lite | On Right: Galaxy S10e

On the other hand, the Galaxy S10e has a small screen size of Super AMOLED 5.8 inches and comes with a resolution of 2280 x 1080p pixels and 19.9 aspect ratio.

However, the S10e has a bit sharper display, thanks to the 438ppi while the S10 Lite has a pixel density of 394 pixels.

Performance: Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 vs Exynos 9820

When it comes to performance, Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite is quite powerful than the Galaxy S10e. Thanks to the 7nm based octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Soc clocked at 2.84 GHz you are expected to get a great performance. Along with that, it is also coupled with Adreno 640 GPU and gets 8GB of RAM and 128GB of inbuilt storage.

Galaxy S10 Lite vs Galaxy S10e - Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 vs Exynos 9820
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 vs Samsung Exynos 9820

On the other hand, the Galaxy S10e features Samsung’s own Exynos 9820 octa-core chipset. The chipset is clocked at 2.73GHz, and it is an 8nm based SoC that uses the Mali-G76 MP12 GPU. The device comes with 6/8GB of RAM and 128/256GB of storage options.

Software: OneUI 2.0

There is also a difference between the software that you will get to see between Samsung S10 Lite and S10e. While the S10 Lite comes with Android 10 based OneUI 2.0, the S10e features Android 9 based OneUI. However, it has been updated through a new version via OTA. As a result, the S10e now sports a few visual changes and performance improvements. Plus, you get access to some new features.

Cameras: 48MP Triple Array vs 12MP Dual Setup

When it comes to cameras, the Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite features an all-new triple camera setup. The camera setup includes a 48MP primary shooter with f/2.0 aperture and Super Steady OIS. Along with that, it comes with a 12MP Ultra Wide sensor and a 5MP 4cm macro camera. On the front end, you are getting a 32MP lens with f/2.2 aperture for selfies and video calls.

Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite vs Samsung Galaxy S10e - Camera

Talking about the Samsung Galaxy S10e, it features a dual rear camera setup, and it consists of a 12MP primary camera with Dual Pixel Autofocus with f/2.4-f/1.5 variable aperture. Also, you are getting a 16MP Ultra Wide sensor with f/2.2 aperture. On the front panel, you are getting a 10MP Dual Pixel front camera with f/1.9 aperture.

Although S10 Lite comes with a better resolution primary camera, it lacks on pixel size. As a result, the images may not be as good as your images shot from S10e in low light conditions. But of course, it is a great device when it comes to macro photography and video stability.

Battey and Charging: 4,500mAh vs 3,100mAh

The Galaxy S10 Lite is backed by a huge 4,500 mAh battery, and it supports 45W super-fast charging. However, Samsung only offers you a 25W charger in the box.

On the other hand, Samsung Galaxy S10e gets with an average 3,100 mAh capacity battery, and it supports 15W charging.

As you can see, there is no secret that the Galaxy S10 Lite will completely overtake S10e in terms of battery backup and charging. But the S10e comes with features like wireless charging and reverse wireless charging.

Pricing and Availability

Talking about the pricing, Samsung Galaxy S10e comes with a price tag of Rs. 47,300 in India and the USA price of the device starting from $399.99.

Also, on the other hand, the Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite comes with an Indian price tag of Rs. 42,999 for the 128GB variant and Rs. 47,999 for the 512GB variant. Plus, the US price of the device is starting from $449.99.

Product Price in India Price in United States
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite (128GB) INR. 42,999 Starting at $449.99
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite (512GB) INR. 47,999
Samsung Galaxy S10e (128GB) INR. 47,300 $399.99
Samsung Galaxy S10e (256GB) N.A. $499.99

Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite vs S10e: Which Should You Buy?

Of course, the Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite is a better device than the Galaxy S10e. As it is a new device coming from the company, hence you will get extra advantages. Like, you are getting a better battery life, performance, camera enhancements, and so on.

But there are a few features that you will need to compromise on. Like it does not features wireless charging, IP68 waterproofing, stereo speakers, and a 3.5mm audio jack. Also, you have to compromise on the glass back.

So I would suggest you go through both of the features of the device and check what features you need. It will pretty clear everything for you and help you to choose the best phone among these two.

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