The newly introduced Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus is indeed a worthy successor of the Galaxy Note 9. The new smartphone ships in with all the impressive specifications and features that you can find on the Galaxy S10 Plus and even raise the standard a little further.
The new smartphone was first announced in August 2019 and still released in the same month. It brings along a nice feature and specs on the table and with this smartphone in your possession, you don’t need another for quite a while.
The new device is an all-encompassing phone that can do it all. This is actually the first time the company is releasing two variants in the Note range. Below is a full review of the newly introduced Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus rocks a simple and beautiful design. Both the front and the back are both made of glass, while the frame is made of aluminum. It also uses the Gorilla Glass 6 for protection all together giving the smartphone a premium build, look and feel.
The Galaxy Note 10 Plus has a lighter weight and a thinner build. Samsung has managed to put the 6.8-inch Dynamic AMOLED display. The display has a resolution of 1440 x 3040 pixels, 19:9 ratio with a ~498 PPI density.
The screen was able to properly fit in as a result of the slimmer bezels which made the Infinity-O display possible. There’s a small round cut on the screen where the selfie camera is comfortably seated.
Nothing goes for nothing, which is the reason the 3.5mm headphone jack had to be sacrificed for the smartphone to maintain a thinner look and also rock on the bigger battery. Notwithstanding, you will be presented with an AKG headphone in the box, and they use the USB-C.
Though the Note 10 Plus feels and looks like a phablet, nevertheless, it’s a two-handed smartphone, though a sleek one.
The fingerprint scanner is ultrasonic under-display. When you turn to the back of the smartphone you will find the quad cameras alongside the powerful LED flash on top. Still, on the back of the device, you will find Samsung written just in the middle.
Samsung has ditched the Bixby button and has also moved the volume rocker and power button to the left-hand side all positioned properly. Nevertheless, if you have been used to having the volume rocker and power button on the right-hand side, then it may take a little while for you to get used to the new position.
The new smartphone comes in four different colors Aura Glow, Aura White, Aura Black, and Aura Blue. The iridescent silver design changes colors depending on how the light on the back of the phone. It’s my favorite, seconded by the Aura Glow model, though it picks up fingerprints quickly.
One of the selling points of the Galaxy Note 10 Plus is its cameras. The smartphone has a total number of five cameras; the single selfie camera and the quad primary cameras.
There are a lot of impressive features that the cameras rock, such as the pro-grade video, Live Focus video effects, the ability to blur the background or change its colors.
The quad-camera on the back of the smartphone comprise of the 12 MP, (wide) sensor with an f/1.5-2.4, aperture and features things like the Dual Pixel PDAF, and OIS. Meanwhile, the second is a 12 MP, 52mm (telephoto), with an aperture of f/2.1 with an OIS, 2x optical zoom.
There’s also the 16-MegaPixel, with an f/2.2 for Super Steady video. Meanwhile, the last is the TOF 3D VGA camera. Some of the features they come with include a LED flash, auto-HDR, and a panorama. It can record videos of 2160p@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/240fps, and 720p@960fps. Some the features you can use during video recording section includes HDR10+, stereo sound rec., dual-video rec., gyro-EIS, and OIS.
Inside the punch hole on the front screen lies the 10-MegaPixel selfie camera sensor with an f/2.2 aperture and Dual Pixel PDAF. Some of the features it rocks include Auto-HDR, and ability to carry out dual video call.
The Snapdragon 855 processor is in charge of the smooth performance of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus, for those residing in the US. while residents of Europe and other countries will use the Exynos 9825 which is a little bit more efficient version of the S10’s 9820.
The chipset is accompanied by a 12GB RAM that ensures you don’t experience any problem multitasking and others. Apps open quickly and we had no issues with performance, it was lag-free and smooth.
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For the USA/China residence there’s the Adreno 640 GPU which handles graphics performance and gaming. Meanwhile, the EMEA/LATAM uses the Mali-G76 MP12 GPU
The new smartphone runs on the Android 9.0 (Pie) with the company’ One UI out of the box. The smartphone overall was simply amazing and responsive.
High graphic demanding games like PUBG Mobile and Alto’s Odyssey were played without any lag, even when the setting was at the highest.
The Samsung rocks internal storage of 256GB which allows you to store your files. You can still further expand the storage up to 1 TB (uses shared SIM slot) – dual SIM model only.
The bigger version comes with a 12GB RAM and 512GB internal storage which can also be expanded.
Samsung also added the UFS 3.0 specification that allows the screen to load faster. You can now enjoy your gaming, faster read/write times.
Samsung packed a powerful 4300mAh Non-removable battery inside the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus. It is backed up by 25W fast-charging but if you want a 45W faster charging, you will have to shell out extra money for a new adapter.
The new smartphone still retains the wireless charging which is upped to 15W. There is also the Wireless Powershare feature which allows you to slowly share battery juice with other Qi-enabled devices such as phones, AirPods, the Galaxy Watch Active 2, etc.
- FM ~ Yes,
- 3.5mm Jack ~ No,
- Expandable storage ~ Yes,
- Quad Camera ~ Yes.
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus Price
The price of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus has been announced to be about $1,100 since the standard Note 10 costs $950. The smartphone has also been said to go on sale starting from the 23rd of August.
Remember we mentioned earlier that this smartphone has two models the Note 10 Plus with 256GB internal storage and the Note 10 Plus model with 512GB.
The Galaxy Note 10 Plus 5G with 256GB storage sales for $1,300, while the 512GB storage model sales for $1,400. They all come with a one year warranty that covers manufacturer defects beginning from the day of purchase.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus is an all-around winner. It has a long-lasting battery life, takes impressive photos, huge screen with an excellent display, speedy and smooth performance.
It also comes with one of the fastest charging speed that is available on a smartphone. If you want a smartphone with a Pen, the Note 10 Plus will still offer you that. Notwithstanding there are still other gimmicky features which Samsung has to trim, though they are easy to ignore.