Facebook Lite has been developed for slower connections like 2G internet speeds. This app has been specifically made for developing economies like India where the majority of the population resides in villages and do not have access to faster broadband speeds. The good thing about this app is that it consumes less data when compared to the regular apps. So if you often run out of your data limit because of Facebook then you must consider using this app.
The size of the app is less than 500kb, thus you will not need WiFi initially to download this app. Also low-end devices which have storage issues can benefit from Facebook Lite. In the first look, one will feel as if accessing Facebook from a Symbian device like Nokia Asha series. The design is simple, rather old fashioned but considering the fact that its 2G optimised and less data consuming, it is acceptable. The images load in low resolution and can be seen easily on a phablet but on devices with small screens, one might need to strain or observe closely. One can tap on a picture for a larger image.
The application is actually a narrowed down version of the original app. Like the check-in feature is missing although you can upload photos. You might find the app a bit sluggish if you are a Facebook addict. Some niche features like post reach of a Facebook page are also missing.
I would suggest to install Facebook Lite only if you have storage issues on your smartphone. You’ll be happy using the original Facebook app. Users who want another alternative can also access Facebook from a browser to get all the functions without the hassle. For a person using Facebook for the first time can very well adjust but a avid user will not prefer this app.