Samsung has begun 2020 on a high note with its new Lite series of the 2019 flagship phones. The Note 10 Lite is a bliss for those who want a Note device with the S Pen without spending a fortune. A day later, the S10 Lite came up with a faster chipset and a promising camera setup. Both these phones start at prices just shy of Rs 40,000. That’s some serious money you are spending on a phone and you may wonder whether these Samsung phones are better than the segment-leader OnePlus 7T.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite has been priced at Rs 39,999 in India.
  • The OnePlus 7T starts at Rs 34,999 with 128GB storage in India.
  • OnePlus offers a 90Hz display and a Snapdragon 855 Plus chipset.

The OnePlus 7T has been around for a few months and it has set a benchmark for what premium phones should offer. A high refresh rate display, versatile triple cameras, super fast charging and superlative performance these are some of the things the OnePlus 7T made standard requirements for a sub-Rs 40,000 phone in 2019. Hence, the Galaxy S10 Lite despite carrying Samsung’s legacy has some big shoes to fill.



If you want to spend close to Rs 40,000 on a phone now, is the Galaxy S10 Lite a better choice over the OnePlus 7T? Probably not and there are some very good reasons.

Samsung has begun 2020 on a high note with its new Lite series of the 2019 flagship phones. The Note 10 Lite is a bliss for those who want a Note device with the S Pen without spending a fortune. A day later, the S10 Lite came up with a faster chipset and a promising camera setup. Both these phones start at prices just shy of Rs 40,000. That’s some serious money you are spending on a phone and you may wonder whether these Samsung phones are better than the segment-leader OnePlus 7T.




The OnePlus 7T has been around for a few months and it has set a benchmark for what premium phones should offer. A high refresh rate display, versatile triple cameras, super-fast charging and superlative performance these are some of the things the OnePlus 7T made standard requirements for a sub-Rs 40,000 phone in 2019. Hence, the Galaxy S10 Lite despite carrying Samsung’s legacy has some big shoes to fill.

If you want to spend close to Rs 40,000 on a phone now, is the Galaxy S10 Lite a better choice over the OnePlus 7T? Probably not and there are some very good reasons.

Galaxy S10 Lite: It is quite appealing, isn’t it?

Yes, the Galaxy S10 Lite is one of the most exciting phones Samsung made in recent years. Compared to its expensive brothers, the S10 Lite goes high on premium and powerful features a trend that’s very un-Samsung like.



The Galaxy S10 Lite comes with a massive 4500mAh battery paired with support for 25W fast charging. This battery is as big as the ones on the S10 Plus and Note 10 Plus. Hence, those concerned with power backup should be happy with the S10 Lite.

Samsung has also gone high on performance by offering a Snapdragon 855 chipset, which notably performs better than Samsung’s Exynos 9820 from a year ago. Hence, if seek higher performance for gaming or running editing apps, the S10 Lite will fare better than the regular S10 models. Samsung is offering 8GB RAM and 128GB storage as standard on these phones.

The S10 Lite also gets new camera hardware. There’s a still a triple camera setup but the sensors are different. The main camera is a 48-megapixel unit that comes with Super Steady OIS. What this means is that the S10 Lite can achieve Gimbal-like stability while shooting videos and taking photos. A 12-megapixel ultra-wide camera is available for shooting landscapes whereas a 5-megapixel macro camera takes care of macro shots.

All in all, the Galaxy S10 Lite seems like a phone that would appeal to you if performance is your top priority. But is it?

OnePlus 7T does all these things and then some more



The OnePlus 7T has been around for a while and it has defined the flagship killer category. In fact, Samsung is now trying to be a part of the category that OnePlus has mastered unlike anyone.

The S10 Lite gets a big battery and a 25W fast charging but the OnePlus 7T pushes aside the S10 Lite with its 30W Warp Charge system that fills up its battery within an hour. The battery is smaller at 3700mAh but OnePlus’ Oxygen OS is more efficient at managing its power reserve. You can easily get a day out of a single charge under moderate usage and then some more.

Samsung prides itself with the Snapdragon 855 on the S10 Lite but OnePlus offers the more capable Snapdragon 855 Plus that’s paired with a faster UFS 3.0 storage. Paired with Oxygen OS 10, you get a phone that’s currently our benchmark in the Android universe in terms of performance. OnePlus offers 8GB RAM as standard but you can choose between 128GB and 256GB storage.

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