Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 Plus Review: What Stands Out?

Samsung Note series is mainly famous for being an all-in-one gadget. The new Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 Plus have big expectation from regular phablet users. We will check why this one is special and whether to buy it or not. Read the details carefully to make the perfect decision for you. Let’s get inside and see the latest device which everyone is talking about.


Samsung Galaxy Note 10 has a 6.3-inch screen which is pretty comfortable with normal-sized hand. On the other hand, Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ needs a big hand for spending a comfortable time with the 6.8-inch screen. Note 10+ is much thinner comparing to Note 9, only 7.9mm. AMOLED display improves the overall display quality of the phablet.

Mainly, three different colors are available, Aura Black, Aura White, and Aura Glow. Aura Glow will glow according to the color of its surroundings and will look like a rainbow. Aura Red and Aura Pink will also be available in some country. Exclusive Aura Blue in Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ can only be found in the UK. It is bezel-free and provides a better viewpoint.

The body of both Notes is made up of Gorilla Glass 6. Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ is big but thin enough to make you feel comfortable. It is lighter than previous Samsung Notes. The design of the new Note has truly impressed us, and people all around the globe appreciate it.


The front camera of both the phablet is 10 megapixels. Samsung has center-aligned the camera, but the notch is much smaller comparing to the Galaxy S10. It will create no distraction for you. Border of the front camera lights up when you take a timed selfie. You will find it beneficial for taking a group selfie. Samsung Galaxy Note 10 first camera is 12 megapixels dual aperture lens.

The second camera is 16 megapixels wide-angle lens. The third one is a 12 megapixels telephoto lens. It is same on the Samsung Galaxy Note 10+, but it has the fourth camera with live focus depth sensor and it is not available in the Galaxy Note 10. Dual aperture lens will capture better lighting, and the wide-angle lens allows you to take wide frame photo.

The telephoto lens allows you 2x zoom even after that the image looks perfect. The Note 10+ live focus 3D camera improves the portrait video quality and will enable you to draw above pictures and videos using the AR Doodle Feature. ToF technology has also been introduced with this phablet. At night use night mode for getting better shot, it works better than the automatic mode.


Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and 10 Plus come with a 3500 mAh and 4300 mAh battery respectively. You will get a 25W USB-C Charger for fast charging. It takes almost 1 hour for a full charge from an empty battery. The flagship phablet can take up to 45W charge which you can get by spending some extra bucks on a new charger.

Besides, you will get USB-C to USB-C cable, USB-A to USB-C converter and OTG adaptor. Samsung claims that it can run for the whole day within a 30 minutes charge.  AKG brand earbuds are also included, which is not wireless, but you can use them using an adapter dongle.


Features Note 10 Note 10+
Display 6.3 inch AMOLED Display

(2280 x 1080)

6.8 inch AMOLED Display

(3040 x 1440)

Pixel Density 401 PPI 498 PPI
Weight 170g 198g
Back Camera 12 Megapixels Dual Aperture

16 Megapixels Wide-Angle

12 Megapixels Telephoto

12 Megapixels Dual Aperture

16 Megapixels Wide-Angle

12 Megapixels Telephoto

3D depth (HQVGA)

Front Camera 10 Megapixels 10 Megapixels
Video Camera 4K 4K
System on Chip Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 (US)

Samsung Exynos 9825 (WW)

Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 (US)

Samsung Exynos 9825 (WW)

Storage 256GB 256GB, 512GB
MicroSD No Yes, Up to 1TB
Finger Print In-Screen In-Screen
Battery 3500 mAh 4300 mAh
Operating System Android 9.0 Pie Android 9.0 Pie



The Samsung Galaxy Note S-Pen is thinner and smaller comparing to previous ones. It is deep blue in color. Gyroscope & accelerometer sensor improve motion control. It can perform air gesture like switching the camera or zooming in-out. You may find it helpful for a group shot. You can also take screenshots which I find very helpful rather than pressing volume down and power button. It is more comfortable to use than ever before.


Well, Samsung has cut-off the 3.5mm regular headphone jack for making it more compact. You need to rely on USB-C headphones on charging port or use wireless earbuds. You will find it hard to sit with the Note 10 Plus in your small pocket. It will pop-up like something else and look wired.  It has no microSD slot in Note 10, and you need to be happy with the 256GB built-in storage. Power and volume button shifted to the left, which is not so comfortable for most of the user.

Other Features

DEX mode makes it easy for you to connect with Windows 10 laptop or desktop. You can do it with a USB-C to USB-C or USB-C to USB-A cable. With this unique feature, you can keep an eye at your Note screen, check messages, notification, and many other things. Qi-compatible phones and gadgets can be charged with the help of Power Share feature, which is at the back of the phablet.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and 10 Plus both have an IP68 rating, which makes it sand, dust, and dirt resistant. It can allow submersion for half an hour in 1.5m underwater depth. I love the AR Doodle feature. It will enable you to draw in live photos or videos. This feature can track movement and move with the person like if you draw a mustache in your face than it will move with your face.

Samsung has introduced new video editing tools which you can use to polish, combine, transit, add music, or trim video. It is so far the fastest Samsung phone on the market and also the most expensive one. You can play top-class 3D games on it. Zoom-in-Audio effect allows you to zoom in to the targeted voice and get a clear sound of the individual. You can now convert your writing to text with just a click and can be transported to Microsoft Word for further use.



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