Hello everyone! I decided to devote today’s video to the comparison of the Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite and the OnePlus 7T. I will talk about the advantages of each smartphone.
Both smartphones turned out to be quite large and weighty. Their dimensions and weight are almost identical. At the same time, they are very different in design.
So, the front camera in the Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite is placed in a small hole directly in the screen. It is worth noting that Samsung implements this design option on all of its new products. It looks rather unusual, but you quickly get used to it and stop noticing the hole in the screen after a couple of hours of using your smartphone. The Galaxy S10 Lite’s display is very large, with narrow bezels on all four sides. The fingerprint scanner is on the screen. On the left side there is a combined slot for two Nano-format SIM cards and a memory card. On the right side there is the volume key and the power button. There is a microphone at both the upper and lower ends. The USB-C connector and speaker are located at the bottom next to one of the microphones. As for the 3.5 millimeter audio jack, unfortunately, the smartphone doesn’t have it.
The OnePlus 7T also got a large screen with narrow bezels and a built-in fingerprint scanner. As for the placement of the front camera, unlike the opponent, the OnePlus 7T has it placed in a drop-shaped cutout. In addition, the smartphone screen has a protective glass Gorilla Glass. As for the location of buttons and connectors, there is a volume control button on the left side. On the right there is a power button and a sound mode switching key. Below there is one of the smartphone’s speakers, a USB-C connector, as well as a slot for two Nano-format SIM cards. Just like in the previous description of the opponent, the 3.5 millimeter audio jack is not provided.
Speaking of the back side, the smartphones also have a lot of differences. The back cover of the Galaxy S10 Lite is made of glass-like plastic. The smartphone looks quite expensive, but over time, the plastic begins to wipe and get some scratches on it. It’s better to immediately put the Galaxy S10 Lite in a case. Out of the working elements on the back, there is a large rectangular block with cameras, a flash and an inscription informing that the smartphone has optical stabilization. As for the colors, there are black, blue and pearl versions of the smartphone on sale.
Unlike the opponent, the back of the OnePlus 7T is made of glass. As for colors, the smartphone can be purchased in matte gray or blue versions. In this case, the surface of the back side is not monophonic, but with a smooth transition from light to darker shades. The cameras and flash of the OnePlus 7T are placed in a round module, which is located in the center of the back of the smartphone.
The Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite received a Super AMOLED screen with a diagonal of 6.7 inches with an aspect ratio of 20 to 9. The resolution is 1080 by 2400 pixels. The screen is very bright, with wide viewing angles and rich colors. Thanks to the use of HDR10 + technology, it was possible to increase the contrast and color palette. In bright sunlight, text and images are seen very well. Of course, there is the Always on Display function and many useful settings that allow you to adjust the screen for yourself.
The OnePlus 7T has a smaller screen diagonal of 6.55 inches. The aspect ratio and resolution are the same as of the opponent: 20 to 9 and 1080 by 2400 pixels. But, unlike the opponent, the OnePlus 7T Fluid has an AMOLED matrix with an increased response frequency. In addition, the OnePlus 7T’s screen refresh rate is 90 Hz, which provides smoother animations. Just like the Galaxy S10 Lite, the screen is very bright, with wide viewing angles and rich color reproduction. There is a color calibration and color temperature adjustment. The smartphone also supports HDR10 + technology.
The Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite runs on the Android 10 operating system and it has a new proprietary shell One UI 2.0. Compared to its predecessor, this shell received minor changes. The fonts have become more neat, icons have changed a bit, problems with signatures in Russian have disappeared, and the notification bar and settings menu have slightly changed. There was a dark menu mode and the ability to add icons of your choice to the lock screen. In addition, the Galaxy S10 Lite has a personal assistant Bixby, which, for example, can translate text from photos and much more. Also, the One UI 2.0 has a multi-level Samsung Knox security system that protects personal data from viruses and malicious attacks both on the hardware and software levels.
The OnePlus 7T also runs on the Android 10 operating system, but it uses another shell – OxygenOS 10. In the latest update, this shell received many new features. Now the lock screen has become more informative. The gesture management has changed. The application menu is now available in two versions. The first one, the standard one, has all applications displayed on the screen. The second option offers a search button and tags. The categories are displayed on the screen, and clicking on which you can find the desired game or program. The Settings app is now organized better. The related functions are grouped together. A new lighting effect has been added – Horizon, which highlights the lock display on the sides with blue, red, gold or purple based on your choice. In addition, you can customize the appearance of notification icons, change application icons, their color, and font directly from the new design settings page.
The Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite got the main lens at 48 megapixels. For panoramic shots, the smartphone has a 12-megapixel ultra-wide angle lens with a viewing angle of 123 degrees. In addition, there is a 5-megapixel camera for macro photography, which allows you to take clear close-up pictures, capturing the smallest details. In daylight or moonlight, every photo taken on the Galaxy S10 Lite has a high level of brightness and clarity. And with the help of digital zoom, you can enlarge the image without losing its quality. It is available in 4K at 60 frames per second and slow motion. Optical super stabilization system with the ability to adjust the angle of shooting allows to create exciting video with Ultra HD resolution even in low light conditions. In addition, while recording video on the Galaxy S10 Lite, you can use the zoom microphone function and the Live Focus mode to focus on a specific subject in the frame. After the video is recorded, you can use the built-in video editor with many functions. The front camera of the smartphone is 32 megapixels. It also has a “Live Focus” mode, which allows you to blur the background both during shooting and after it.
The OnePlus 7T also has the primary 48 megapixel lens. In addition, there is a 12 megapixel telephoto lens with two-fold optical zoom and an ultra-wide 16 megapixel lens with a viewing angle of 117 degrees on the back of the smartphone. Photos have good color reproduction and dynamic range in the daytime. With insufficient lighting, the camera can correctly expose the picture. Thanks to competent noise reduction algorithms, it halps to keep a lot of details, due to which night photos look quite sharply and saturated with colors. In addition, the OnePlus 7T camera application has a new Super Macro mode that allows you to use the ultra-wide-angle module to focus at a distance of 2.5 centimeters. As for recording video on the main camera, the smartphone allows you to shoot in 4K resolution with a frequency of 60 frames per second. There is a stabilization feature, as well as a 960fps time lapse mode. The 16-megapixel Sony IMX471 front camera allows you to take high-quality selfies with blurring the background.
Despite the difference in the cameras, the shooting quality on both smartphones is about the same.
The Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite has a powerful 8-core Snapdragon 855 processor. According to AnTuTu Benchmark, the smartphone is gaining 390 thousand points. As for RAM, there are 2 versions of the smartphone available – 6 and 8 GB. The Galaxy S10 Lite has 128 GB of a built-in memory, but you can install a memory card with a maximum capacity of 1 TB if you wish.
The OnePlus 7T is far superior in performance to its opponent. The smartphone got a more powerful 8-core Snapdragon 855 Plus processor, which has an increased frequency of the main core. AnTuTu test helps to clearly assess the difference in smartphone performance, where the OnePlus 7T scores 493 thousand points. The OnePlus 7T has 8 GB of internal memory and 128 or 256 GB of a built-in one. There is no possibility to install an additional memory card.
The communication capabilities of the Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite and OnePlus 7T are the same. Both smartphones support dual-band Wi-Fi, including the ACC standard. The devices use fifth-generation Bluetooth and an NFC module.
A 4,500 mAh battery of the Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite provides a long battery life. In addition, the smartphone supports super-fast charging technology from a 45-watt power adapter. This allows you to charge the smartphone in just half an hour which is enough for a whole day of use.
The OnePlus 7T has a less battery capacity – 3800 mAh, but thanks to the optimized shell and processor, the smartphone works without problems all day. The OnePlus 7T supports Warp Charge fast charging technology from a 30-watt power adapter.
I have collected the most common reviews about the Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite and OnePlus 7T. The owners write about both the positive and negative sides of these smartphones. Let’s start with negatives.
The Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
- There is no headphone jack.
- It does not support wireless charging.
- It has no protection against water.
The OnePlus 7T
- There is no memory card slot.
- There is no wireless charging.
- There is no 3.5 millimeter headphone jack.
The Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
- Its photos and videos are high quality.
- Its battery life is rather long.
- It shows high performance.
- It has a large and bright screen.
The OnePlus 7T
- It has a fast fingerprint scanner.
- Its screen has Fluid AMOLED 90 Hertz.
- It shows high performance.
- It takes great quality photos and videos.
So, it’s quite difficult to determine the winner today as each of the smartphones is good in its own way. The Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite has more battery power and a slot for a memory card. The OnePlus 7T though got a more powerful processor, a glass case and a screen with a refresh rate of 90 Hertz. Which smartphone you would like to choose and why? Write your opinion in the comments below.