The Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite was just made official after weeks of being in the rumor mill.

Its existence is a bit surprising, considering that the Galaxy S10 is almost a year old and already due for an upgrade. But unlike what the name suggests, the Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite is not your typical toned-down device.


This one has a couple of flagship specs. It has a powerful Snapdragon 855 processor, Super AMOLED screen, and a quad-camera setup on the back.

Although its price is yet to be announced, Galaxy S10 Lite is expected to go against some of the non-flagship high-end smartphones from China. Including the new Xiaomi Mi Note 10.


Just like the former, there are a lot of interesting things going on with this device. One of them is its 108-megapixel primary camera, making it the first device to have it. It also has a Super AMOLED screen, and a gigantic battery.

In case you can’t decide which one to get, our Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite vs Xiaomi Mi Note 10 specs comparison is here to help you out.

Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite Xiaomi Mi Note 10
Operating SystemAndroid 10.0
One UI 2
Android 9.0
SIMSingle SIM/Dual SIM Dual SIM
Dual Standby
Display6.7-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED Plus Infinity-O
2400×1080 pixel resolution
87.8% screen-to-body ratio
6.47-inch AMOLED
1080 x 2340 pixel resolution
~398 ppi
87.8% screen-to-body ratio
Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Processor2.8GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 octa-core2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G octa-core
GPUAdreno 640Adreno 618
expandable via microSD up to 1TB
Front camera32-megapixel
Rear Camera48-megapixel (f/2.0, OIS)
12-megapixel (OIS)
5-megapixel (macro camera)
LED flash
AI Scene Detection
Night Mode
108-megapixel (f/1.7, 7P Lens, OIS)
12-megapixel (f/2.0. Portrait)
5-megapixel (50x digital zoom, OIS)
20-megapixel (f/2.2, ultrawide)
2-megapixel (f/2.4, macro)
LED flash
AI Scene Detection
Night Mode
AudioTBASingle loudspeaker
Headphone jack
SecurityIn-display fingerprint scanner
Face unlock
In-display fingerprint scanner
Face unlock
Connectivity4G LTE
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
Bluetooth 5.0
GPS, Galileo, Glonass, BDS
USB Type-C
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
Bluetooth 5.0
USB Type-C
Dimensions162.5 x 75.6 x 8.1mm157.8 x 74.2 x 9.7mm
ColorsPrism White
Prism Black
Prism Blue
Aurora Green
Glacier White
Midnight Black
Battery4,500mAh non-removable battery
Fast charging
30W fast-charging


Although the price of the Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite is yet to be announced, we can already tell which these two devices are made for.

If you want a device that can handle any type of workload you throw at it, and also great to carry around on a daily, then you’re better off with the Galaxy S10 Lite.


Why? For starters, it comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor. This chipset is easily the best processor that you can get on a device right now. The best part is, its price might go down as the successor to this chipset is just right around the corner.

The Galaxy S10 Lite is also noticeably lighter and more compact than the Mi Note 10. It only weighs 186g (vs 208g) and only 8.1mm thick (vs 9.7mm). It makes it more comfortable to carry daily, perfect if you’re a busy and always on-the-go user.


The best part is, the Galaxy S10 Lite has a bigger screen despite its thinner profile. The taller 6.7-inch with a unique Infinity-O punch-hole on the top is reminiscent of the flagship Galaxy Note 10. Plus, we all know that Samsung screens are some of the best in the industry.


However, in true Samsung fashion, we don’t expect the Galaxy S10 Lite to come cheap. Not cheaper than the Xiaomi Mi Note 10, at least.

So if the overall value for the money is a top priority, then go with this one instead. Its large 6.47-inch screen also uses an AMOLED panel. It even curves on the sides for that flagship look.


Although it’s only a mid-range processor, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G can still handle everything you throw at it. From productivity to gaming apps. That’s something that we’ve uncovered in our OPPO Reno 2 review, which uses the same chipset.

The Xiaomi Mi Note 10 will give better longevity with its 5,260mAh battery versus the smaller 4,500mAh of the latter. This large battery is complemented by a 30W fast charger.


Of course, there’s the whopping 108-megapixel primary camera that takes more detailed photos than the 48-megapixel of the latter. As if that’s not enough, the Mi Note 10 also has a 12-megapixel portrait camera, 5-megapixel telephoto, 20-megapixel ultra-wide, and 2-megapixel macro cameras.

If you’re an avid mobile photographer, then the Penta cameras of the Xiaomi Mi Note 10 shall serve you better.


Well, that’s it. For a quick recap, the Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite is for those who want something fancy and easy-to-carry device, with uncompromised power that can handle anything you throw at it. Although we expect it to be more expensive than the competition.

So if you want something cheaper, the Xiaomi Mi Note 10 is a great alternative. Going with this device gives you the bragging right of owning the first smartphone to have a 108-megapixel camera. There’s also the gigantic battery in tow. Don’t worry, as it’s also well-equipped in the performance and display departments, although not as good as the Galaxy S10 Lite.

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