Microsoft has released the Outlook Lite app for Android devices, and from what we can tell, it performs quite well. The Outlook Lite app is not vastly different from the regular Outlook app for Android, but the differences are big enough to discuss. As its name suggests, the Outlook Lite app is a smaller, more lightweight version of the regular Outlook app. It’s designed for lower-end Android smartphones that can’t run the full app without experiencing performance issues.
Outlook Lite is currently only available in the following countries: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, India, Mexico, Peru, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, and Venezuela. If users can manage without much of the features found in the regular Outlook app, they’re sure to find Outlook Lite appealing – and Microsoft is probably counting on it.
Outlook Lite vs Outlook apps compared
Now, it’s time for us to talk more about Outlook Lite and how it compares to regular Outlook.
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You can experience the Outlook Lite app by downloading it to your Android smartphone.
- All you have to do is open the Google Play Store.
- Search for Outlook Lite.
- Select it from the search results.
- Tap the Install button, then wait.
You can alternatively click on this link if you’re currently on a computer and install the Outlook Lite app from there. And for those who do not live in the supported countries, you can download the Outlook Lite APK from unofficial sources, for example, APK Mirror.
Outlook Lite vs Outlook: Which is better?
The first thing you will notice about the Outlook app is its much smaller size in comparison to Outlook. It’s only around 5MB, while the other version is a whopping 88MB. This is good news because it means Outlook Lite has been optimized to run on devices with 1GB of RAM or less. Not only is Outlook Lite expected to use less battery than its bigger brother, but it also supports Outlook.com, Hotmail, MSN, Live, Microsoft 365, and Microsoft Exchange Online accounts.
However, if you rely on Microsoft Exchange Server, Gmail, Yahoo! Mail, OneDrive, OneDrive for Business, Dropbox, Google Drive, or Box for your email needs, you should avoid Outlook Lite. Overall, we think the Outlook Lite app is great for anyone who just needs to send and receive emails. So even if you have a top-of-the-line Android device, we’d still recommend it because, for most people, the regular Outlook app for Android is loaded with features they’ll never use.
Is there an Outlook Lite app for Android?
After a long wait, Microsoft has finally released Outlook Lite for Android devices. Just like the regular Outlook app, it sends and receives email messages, but it’s smaller, faster, and has fewer features.
Does Outlook work on Android 6?
The Outlook app for Android will work on devices running at least version 5 of the mobile operating system.
Can I use Outlook without a subscription?
Yes, you can use Outlook without a subscription. However, if you want to use Outlook as part of the Office 365 suite, then you’ll need to spend some money.
Can I still use Microsoft Office after the subscription expires?
You will need to re-subscribe to Microsoft Office after your subscription expires in order to continue using it. The company may give you a few days after the expiration date to get things in order, but once the deadline is not met, then you won’t be able to take full advantage of each Office tool.
Hello, My name is Shari & I am a writer for the ‘Outlook AppIns’ blog. I’m a CSIT graduate & I’ve been working in the IT industry for 3 years.