Last week, Samsung launched two new upper mid-range phones in India – the Galaxy S10 Lite and Galaxy Note 10 Lite. These are trimmed down versions of 2019 Samsung flagships that will compete with other “flagship killers”, the most prominent ones being the OnePlus 7T and Asus ROG PHone 2.
If you have been looking forward to buying phones priced under Rs. 40,000, you must be confused between Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite, Galaxy Note 10 Lite, OnePlus 7T, Asus ROG Phone 2. In this comparison article, we will stack the four against one another and help you make an informed choice.
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite vs Galaxy Note 10 Lite vs OnePlus 7T vs Asus ROG Phone 2: Specs comparison
|Specs||Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite||Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite||OnePlus 7T||Asus ROG Phone 2|
|Platform||Android 10 based on One UI 2.0||Android 10 based on One UI 2.0||Android 10 based on Oxygen OS||Android 9.0 Pie-based ROG UI|
|Screen||6.7-inch Full HD+Super AMOLED Plus Infinity-O Display,2400×1080 (394ppi)||6.7-inch Full HD+Super AMOLED Plus Infinity-O Display,2400×1080 (394ppi)||6.55-inches FullHD, 90Hz Fluid AMOLED, Gorillas Glass 6, waterdrop notch, DCI-P3 100%, HDR10+, 402 PPI||6.59-inches, FullHD, 120Hz AMOLED, Gorilla Glass 6, 10bit HDR, SDR2HDR upscaling, 108% DCI-P3; 100,000:1 contrast ratio, 391 PPI|
|Biometrics||In-screen fingerprint (optical)||In-screen fingerprint (optical)||In-screen fingerprint (optical)||In-screen fingerprint (optical)|
|Processor||Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640||Exynos 9810, Mali G72MP18 GPU||Snapdragon 855+, Adreno 640||Snapdragon 855+, Adreno 640|
|RAM||8GB LPDDR4X||6GB/8GB LPDDR4X||8GB LPDDR4X||8/12GB LPDDR4X|
|Storage||128GB UFS 2.1||128GB UFS 2.1||128/256GB; UFS 3.0||128/512GB; UFS 3.0|
|Rear Camera||48MP rear camera with LED Flash, f/2.0 aperture, Super Steady OIS, 12MP Ultra Wide sensor with f/2.2 aperture, 5MP 4cm macro camera with f/2.0 aperture||12MP Dual Pixel rear camera with LED Flash, f/1.7 aperture, OIS, 12MP Telephoto lens with f/2.4 aperture, OIS, 12MP Ultra Wide sensor with f/2.2 aperture||48MP (f/1.6)+ 12MP 2x Optical Zoom (f/2.2)+ 16MP 117° ultrawide (f/2.2)||48MP (f/1.8) +13MP (f/2.4) ultrawide (125-degree)|
|Battery||4,500mAh25W Fast charging||4,500mAh25W fast Charging||3800mAh, 30W Warp Charge||6000mAh, 30W Quick charge 3.0|
|Price||8GB+128GB Rs. 39,999||Rs. 38,999 (6GB + 128GB)Rs.40999 (8GB + 128GB)||Rs. 37,999 (8GB + 128GB)Rs. 39,999 (8GB + 256GB)||Rs. 37,999 (8GB+128GB)Rs. 59,999 (12GB+512GB)|
Price in India and Availability: Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite vs Galaxy Note 10 Lite vs OnePlus 7T Vs ROG Phone 2
As mentioned before, all of these phones cost less than Rs. 40,000. The OnePlus 7T, that debuted first at a price of Rs 37,999, is currently available for best price of Rs 34,999. Soon after the OnePlus 7T, Asus announced its gaming-centric ROG Phone 2 that retails for Rs. 37,999.
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite is now available for Rs 38,999 for a 6GB RAM variant, while its 8GB RAM option is priced at Rs. 40,999. The Galaxy S10 Lite India price starts at Rs. 39,999 for the lone 8GB + 128GB model.
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite vs Galaxy Note 10 Lite vs OnePlus 7T Vs ROG Phone 2: Design
The Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite and Galaxy Note 10 Lite share many design similarities. Both of these phones embrace Infinity-O super AMOLED display and a glass back, and both of these phones look absolutely premium. Folded display side edges as on flagships are missing, but 8mm slim waistline and lightweight (186 grams) ensure that these phones do not feel mediocre by any means. What sets these two phones apart is the S-pen which is only exclusive to the Note 10 Lite.
OnePlus 7T doesn’t get to flaunt a curved screen either, but the metallic rail and frosted glass back make it as premium as you’d want it to be. The circular camera module makes the phone distinct, but isn’t inline with our personal taste.
The ROG Phone 2 looks and feels more muscular and brawny and we can see why gamers, or anybody with an eccentric taste, would dig the look. It’s also the only one among the four with a notch-free screen.
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite vs Galaxy Note 10 Lite vs OnePlus 7T Vs ROG Phone 2: Display
All the phones in this comparison pack a full HD+ AMOLED screen but they are slightly different from one another.
Samsung duo has an Infinity-O Super AMOLED with a 60Hz refresh rate. The dual-SIM Galaxy Note 10 Lite packs a 6.7-inch full HD+ (1080×2400 pixels) Infinity-O Super AMOLED display with a pixel density of 394ppi and 20:9 aspect ratio. As for the Galaxy S10 Lite, it comes equipped with a 6.7-inch full-HD+ (1080×2400 pixels) Infinity-O Super AMOLED display that has a pixel density of 394ppi and 20:9 aspect ratio. Samsung smartphones are known for their displays, and you are getting smarter issues with both.
OnePlus 7T and Asus ROG Phone 2 have a clear advantage in terms of refresh rates. Both these phones also boast off AMOLED screens where OnePlus markets its panel as fluid AMOLED with a 90Hz screen refresh rate. Asus ROG Phone 2 gets a 6.59-inches FullHD+ AMOLED screen that has 120Hz display refresh rate, 10bit HDR support, SDR2HDR upscaling with 108% DCI-P3 wider color gamut. Each of these phones has an excellent screen with infinite contrast, vibrant colors and balanced color calibration.
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Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite vs Galaxy Note 10 Lite vs OnePlus 7T Vs ROG Phone 2: Performance and Software
Once again, the performance you’d get from the four phones is quite close. All these phones pack some powerful hardware inside. While Samsung uses in-house Exynos 9810 on the Note 10 Lite, the Galaxy S10 Lite is driven by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 chipset. These are familiar chipsets that are known to deliver flagship-grade performance.
The Galaxy Note 10 Lite is available with up to 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage whereas the Galaxy S10 Lite has only one 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage variant.
The other two challengers – OnePlus 7T and ROG Phone 2 phone edge out these Samsung offerings with their slightly better chipset i.e. Snapdragon 855+. Asus with better thermal controls is best in device for gaming among four of them. OnePlus 7T with 8GB RAM and 128GB or 256GB storage comes in second. The ROG Phone 2 on the other hand, is made available in 8GB RAM + 128GB ROM and 12GB RAM + 512GB ROM options in India.
One UI 2.0 is an extremely refined interface that offers smooth experience and integrates a rich feature-set. Both S10 Lite and Note 10 Lite software also include proprietary features like Samsung Pay. S-Pen on the Note 10 Lite adds another dimension to the overall game.
Oxygen OS ranks among the best custom user interface in the market and the 7T wears it proudly. The 7T software is refined and smooth. It looks close to stock-Android but also has a handful of helpful extras that improve the experience.
Asus too has done tremendous work over its UI and has made it leaner and cleaner. With ROG centric additions like Armory Crate X, Mode, and Game Genie, Asus gives options to make the most of the phone’s hardware.
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite vs Galaxy Note 10 Lite vs OnePlus 7T Vs ROG Phone 2: Camera Hardware
The camera hardware differs in all of these four phones. The Galaxy Note 10 Lite uses a 12-megapixel main camera with an f/1.7 lens and OIS support. A 12-megapixel ultra-wide sensor (123-degree field of view) with an f/2.2 aperture, and a 12-megapixel telephoto lens (f/2.4 aperture), 2x optical zoom, and OIS support. On the front is a 32-megapixel selfie snapper with an f/2.2 lens.
The Galaxy S10 Lite too has a rectangular triple camera setup designed similar to the Galaxy Note 10 Lite, however, the hardware used is different. Here, the star is a 48-megapixel main camera an f/2.0 aperture and a new Super Steady OIS technology for stabilization. 12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera offers a 123-degree field of view while a 5-megapixel macro camera adds another dimension. Both phones feature the same 32MP selfies camera with an f/2.2 lens.
OnePlus 7T camera hardware is close to the Galaxy S10 Lite. It too ropes in a 48MP sensor as primary camera its wider f/1.6 aperture, and It also houses a 16MP 117° ultrawide sensor (f/2.2) and 12MP telephoto sensor (f/2.2) that offers 2x Optical Zoom capabilities. A 16MP front camera handled Selfies.
Asus ROG Phone 2 lacks the Optical Zoom capabilities barring that its camera can go toe-to-toe with others. It also depends on 48MP primary sensor with (f/1.8) aperture for regular shots while 13MP (f/2.4) ultra-wide (125-degree) adds another dimension to its camera capabilities. The 24MP selfie camera is also a decent performer.
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite vs Galaxy Note 10 Lite vs OnePlus 7T Vs ROG Phone 2: Battery
In terms of Battery size the OnePlus 7T ranks at the last place with a 3800mAh battery. Asus ROG Phone 2 surfaces as the true battery champ with a massive 6000mAh capacity. The Galaxy siblings are both equipped with a 4,500mAh battery 25W Super Fast charging technology. OnePlus bundles its 30W Warp charger with the 7T while Asus relies on Qualcomm’s Quick Charging technology-based 25W charger.
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite vs Galaxy Note 10 Lite vs OnePlus 7T Vs ROG Phone 2 comparison conclusion
All the four phones are a great pick and you can’t really go wrong with either one. They are all-powerful enough to deliver dependable performance, offer premium design, and have refined software. Having said that, each one of them has at least one defining feature that should help you decide between them.
Who should buy the Galaxy S10 Lite – Photography Enthusiasts
Out of the four, the Galaxy S10 Lite has the most versatile camera. Aided by Samsung’s latest camera software algorithms, it is likely to offer great camera performance. Its super-steady feature will help you record videos on the go even when you are not carrying a gimbal.
Who should buy the Galaxy Note 10 Lite – Artists and Workaholics
With S-Pen at its disposal, the Galaxy Note 10 Lite offers a unique set of capabilities. Bluetooth enabled S Pen should lend additional control as it shall allow users to jot down notes, sign documents, or unleash their creativity with the sketch.
Who should buy the OnePlus 7T – Reliable
OnePlus 7T is an all-rounder that delivers a reliable flagship experience for the lowest price. It has remarkable software and will likely be the first to get future version updates.
Who should buy the Asus ROG Phone 2 – Gamers or Gaming enthusiasts
Asus ROG Phone 2 is an excellent gaming Android phone in India. With features like 120Hz screen, air triggers, 6000mAh battery, and dual charging ports – it is cut out for gamers.