Samsung has traditionally introduced its latest features for the Note series. However, this has changed in the last two generations as the manufacturer's design aesthetics and range of functions between its features consolidated two flagships. The Galaxy S Series introduced the exciting new features ̵
Note 9 in particular It was clear that Samsung positioned its pen as the main distinguishing feature between the Note series and the Galaxy S series, as the underlying hardware and camera modules remained unchanged between devices.
The 10+ builds on the same ideals as the S10 +, but this time there are more significant changes. The cutout for the front camera is in the center of the screen, and the back has a gradient. Samsung has finally updated its charging standard and the phone now offers a wired 45W charging via USB-PD. The screen is obviously larger – the grade 10+ is literally big – and the stylus is back and takes on some new features.
And for the first time with a Samsung flagship, there is no 3.5mm jack. The omission of the analog jack is a divisive move, but the industry has been moving in this direction for several years. Let's see if the 10+ grade earns its high price.
Bigger and better
Samsung Galaxy Note 10+
All this refinement has its price.
The Note 10+ is a refined version of the Galaxy S10 + with a larger battery, a more efficient chipset, 45W charging, and the S Pen. The gradient design is a welcome change, the centered cut is gone Annoying, the AMOLED panel is the best you can find on a phone, and the performance is superb. The core experience is largely unchanged between the two devices, but there is no longer a 3.5mm jack. At the end of the day, recording the Grade 10+ depends on how interested you are in the stylus.
- Stunning AMOLED Display
- 45W Charging with All-Day Battery Life
- S pen is a standout feature.
- First-class performance.
- Beautiful design.
- Extract is no longer annoying.
- No headphone jack.
- Expensive is on the left side
About this review
I'm writing this review after using the Exynos 9825 version of the Galaxy Note 10+ for over a week in Hyderabad, India. The phone was connected to Airtel's 4G network for the duration of the review and received a single update (N975FXXU1ASH5) with the security update of August 2019.
Galaxy Note 10+: Hardware
Samsung has not changed its design aesthetic for several generations, but the 10+ note has some notable additions. On the back is the gradient design, which looks stunning. I use the Aura Glow option and it has a dazzling effect that wildly shifts the colors in different lighting conditions. Samsung has offered gradient color designs for its A-Series devices this year, but the overall effect on the 10+ grade is at a different level. That's what Samsung had to do on the design front in order to keep up with the P30 Pro and other Chinese flagships. If you are not interested in the gradient design, you can always take the models Aura White or Aura Black.
The 10+ grade is slightly higher (0.4mm) and wider (0.6mm) than the 9th grade, but more importantly, it is 0.9mm thinner and 5g lighter, though there is one larger battery with 4.300 mAh offers. Samsung changed this time to a stacked layout for the motherboard, which allowed the internal components to be packaged much more efficiently. Considering that the 10+ grade has a 6.8-inch display 0.4 inches larger than the 9th note.
Another commendable design feature is the bezels or lack of bezels. Samsung has significantly reduced the upper and lower bezels of the Note 10+. Combined with the curved screen and the massive 6.8-inch display, the 10+ touch is as impressive as it gets. The Note 10+ still has a double-curved display – with symmetrical curves on the back – and a metal center frame made of stainless steel. Both the front and back are protected by Gorilla Glass 6, and like its predecessor, the Touch 10+ is a fingerprint magnet.
The thin profile in combination with the double-curved design looks stunning, but does not have much to offer.
Due to the thinner design there is not much metal on the sides – there is only a tiny streak between the two glass panes, and Samsung actually had to cut into the curve on the back to record the power and volume buttons. The thinner profile and wider design make the 10+ touch one of the most cumbersome phones I've ever used.
There is just not enough grip on the sides, and although the overall design is a marvel of technology, it is not particularly conducive to everyday use. You have to buy a case with this phone; Luckily, the box contains a clear case, and there are plenty of great options available. Samsung has also changed the layout of its buttons with a 10+ rating. The power button is now on the left directly below the volume rocker. There was the Bixby button last year, and I do not understand why Samsung decided to change the power button's position.
Virtually every other cell phone has the power button on the right, and I essentially had to ignore years of muscle memory and learn the button This is a phenomenally silly move that still irritates me after I've been on the phone for a week – there's no logical reason for Samsung to do so – it could have found a better alternative But as we have seen often enough in the past, the simplest available option was chosen, and the on / off switch itself is far from being tactile enough, and sometimes feels a bit wobbly, what a phone that It costs $ 1,100, not to be excused, button on the left.
The design is rounded off by the USB-C port below, next to it is the primary e speakers. Next to it is the case for the S Pen and above is the SIM card slot. A notable gap is the 3.5mm jack – Samsung was the only major Android player to have a headphone jack in its flagship, but this run is over.
For what it's worth, there's AKG The buds in the box now have a USB-C port and sound identical to the ones that came with the S10 +. However, you are unlucky if you want to use your wired audio equipment, as it does not include a USB-C to 3.5-mm dongle.
The lack of a 3.5mm jack contradicts the ethos of the Note range. Over the years, the Note series stood out because it was the default choice for power users and offers all the features of a phone. However, with the industry's departure from the 3.5mm jack, it was inevitable that Samsung would one day follow suit.
Four cameras on the back, IP68 dust and water resistance and 15W wireless charging.
A theme of the change was that Samsung also changed the position of the camera section and now centered the module on top of the screen. This is a more welcome change as the snippet no longer interferes with the network or network operator status icons. The recess means you will not get the same all-screen design as a phone with a pop-up module, but the overall design is a significant improvement over the S10 +. On the back, Samsung has decided to use the same modules as the Galaxy S10 +. However, there is a fourth DepthVision sensor that can be used to create 3D models of objects. But more on that later.
Unlike the last-generation Samsung flagship, the camera sensors are arranged vertically and are now in the upper left corner. The camera body has a slight bump but does not wobble when placed flat on a surface.
Samsung introduced an ultrasonic fingerprint reader on the S10 +, and the 10+ grade has the same module. I had no authentication issues, but the module itself is now slightly higher than the S10 +, so it takes a few days to get used to the new location. There is also a software-based face unlock that works just as well as the S10 +.
Like the S10 +, the 10+ touch has stereo sound, with the tiny grill on the top of the display containing the secondary speaker. Next to the SIM card slot, there is an opening at the top of the unit that emits sound, and the overall sound quality is fantastic. Other features that have distinguished Samsung flagship brands over the years include IP68 (dust and water resistance) and 15W wireless charging
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Samsung is setting new standards in display technology year after year. The company has managed to bring ever-better panels to the market with each generation, and at this point effectively opposes itself. As I've said a few times over the past two years, Samsung is the undisputed king of the display market, and that's when you use the 10+ mark.
Samsung sets new standards for display technology every year.
The Note 10+ features a massive dynamic 6.8-inch AMOLED with a QHD + resolution (3040 x 1440), resulting in a pixel density of 498 ppi. The colors are lively, the contrast is excellent and you get HDR10 +. In short, this is the best display on any phone today, and in combination with the stereo speakers, the Note 10+ is a fantastic device to consume media on the go.
I also had no problems with the visibility of the sunlight. The Touch + 10+ panel becomes so bright in Auto mode that it does not pose a problem to read the screen when the sun is shining brightly. Besides, I do not mind that the ad is limited to 60fps . I would use a higher-quality panel with a refresh rate of over 90 Hz every day, and as good as the OnePlus 7 Pro's display is, you will not be able to take advantage of the high refresh rate in most games.
Exynos 9825 is a step in the right direction
With the 10+ touch, Samsung has switched to a 7nm chipset for the first time, the Exynos 9820, the Galaxy S10 + While the Exynos 9825 has the same underlying architecture and core arrangement, the displacement of the node to 7 nm results in better energy efficiency.
The Exynos 9825 features The same three-cluster core configuration as its predecessor: There are two Samsung-made M4 cores, clocked at 2.73 GHz and heavy lifting, supported by two 2.4 GHz Cortex A75 cores and four energy-efficient ones Cortex A55 cores rise to 1.9GHz Overall, the move to a 7nm node is a welcome move, with Samsung the only outlier being that it was the only foundry that released an 8nm chipset, with a Qu alcomm and HiSilicon switched to 7nm for their flagship designs in 2019. With the change of Samsung, all three major mobile chipsets are on the same node.
With 12GB of RAM and a more energy-efficient 7nm Exynos 9825, there are no slowdowns.
The Exynos 9820 had no performance issues, and so did the Exynos 9825 as Good. Specifically, the M4 core offers the best single-core performance you'll find on Android today, but in multi-core tests, the Exynos 9825 can hold its own against the Snapdragon 855.
The result is the grade 10+ is just as fast as other flagships like the P30 Pro, and in particular the user interface has come a long way in the last 18 months. Sure, Samsung likes to stuff the UI with features that you will not use in the end, but it's at least very well optimized.
During the week I used the 10+ grade, I did not notice any slowdown. and while Samsung flagships in the past tended to slow down after a few months of use, this is no longer the case. The grade 9 has held up well after three months and is still a good option today. The same applies to the Galaxy S10 +. The mobile connection was also excellent and I had no problems receiving or making calls. The 10+ did not have any problems with Wi-Fi connectivity, and it's just the second phone to have a Wi-Fi ax modem, which makes it future-proof.
With the Note 10, Samsung also offers two sizes for the first time. Note 10 is the default option if you are looking for a more compact device, but it has only 8 GB of RAM on an FHD + panel and does not use the MicroSD slot. The 10+ has 12GB of RAM, a stunning QHD + AMOLED display and a MicroSD slot. While grade 10 is a better device for ease of use, the 10+ grade gives you much better hardware.
Full-Day Battery Life with 45 W Charge
Samsung not only switched to a more efficient node but also plugged in a larger one 4,300 mAh battery in the 10+ grade. The last two generations of Exynos-based Samsung flagships had a below-average battery life, and although the Note 9 held a day most of the time, it was not comparable to its competitors. The Galaxy S10 + scored even worse than the 9th grade.
For that reason, it's great that Samsung addresses these problems with the 10+ rating. The larger battery and 7nm node displacement allow the 10+ rating to deliver all-day battery life without breaking a sweat, and not once did I have to enter Battery Saver Mode or worry about the battery before the start is empty end of the day.
I'm not worried about the battery going dead before the end of the day, and 45W charging is a welcome addition.
I routinely have more than seven hours of punctuality on the screen over the course of a day. Even on days when I relied primarily on mobile connectivity, it managed the 10+ grade with a remaining charge of 15% to 11:00 pm. Sure, the battery life does not match that of the P30 Pro, but it's a big improvement over the Note 9 and the S10 +.
After persistently sticking to 15W of fast charging While the rest of the industry has switched to 50W, Samsung is finally making the much needed changes in this area. The Note 10+ can be charged via USB PD up to 45W, while the included charger provides up to 25W. The 25W charger is still sufficient to recharge the battery from zero to 100% in just over 90 minutes. Charging for 30 minutes results in a 60% charge The PowerShare feature, which was first available for the Galaxy S10 +, is now available. With it, you can charge other devices – such as the Samsung Galaxy Buds and the Watch Active – wirelessly.
S Pen takes on some new tricks
The S Pen is the outstanding feature of the Note 10+ and has lost nothing of its appeal To draw a screen, select a part of the screen to capture a screenshot and create live messages with different effects, there is also a new feature called AR Doodle – basically, you can draw animations on your selfies and it also works with videos It also does a decent job, but I doubt anyone will use it several times.
Air action is another new feature that lets you assign actions to the pen button Camera, or choose a specific action when you're in an app, for example, if you're in Gallery, k You can use gestures to navigate between photos, or assign single and duplicate buttons to see more information about a photo. It's pretty nifty and highly configurable.
Like last year, you can use the stylus as a remote trigger, and I used it most of the time. I also liked the handwriting recognition feature: it worked amazingly well and was able to transcribe my notes accurately. All you have to do is write a note with the S-pen and tap anywhere on the handwritten part to automatically convert the function to text.
Galaxy Note 10+: Camera
The camera has not changed much compared to the Galaxy S10 +. Samsung uses the same three sensors, but there is a new DepthVision module for creating 3D scans of objects. There is a 12-megapixel primary camera with a 16-megapixel wide-angle lens with 123-degree field of view and a 12-megapixel telephoto lens with 3-fold zoom. Apart from better video stabilization, the final image quality is largely unchanged compared to the S10 +.
The 10+ touch captures stunning photos under most lighting conditions but is not quite up to the level of P30 or P30 Pro. However, the wide-angle and zoom lenses continue to be outstanding additions, making the camera even more versatile. Live Focus does a great job even with background blurring, and the 10 megapixel front camera takes decent selfies.
It's clear that Samsung is saving its camera innovations for next year's Galaxy S11 series, putting the 10+ mark at a disadvantage. Huawei will release the Mate 30 series later this year, and Google will also release the Pixel 4. The 10+ rating is not as good as the current generation flagship brands of Google and Huawei, and this gap will only get there once we see what one of the two brands has to offer later in the year.
Galaxy Note 10+: Software
Samsung redesigned its software skin last year, with One UI offering a more modern aesthetic with white finishes and blue accent colors Note 10+ runs One UI 1.5 based on Android 9.0 Pie and is the latest security update.
A UI is no longer delayed, and you get more features than you will eventually use.
One UI has the Ease of use in the foreground as the user interface elements slide down to facilitate one-hand access to menus, as shown in the notification shadow: it moves to the bottom of the screen so you can reach the buttons without too much
While Samsung has redesigned the UI, it still offers more features than You end up with. Honestly, there is a lot going on and it usually takes an hour for the configuration to meet your needs. I like the customization options, but Samsung does not necessarily make it easy to just start with the phone. In this regard, I like OxygenOS better.
Samsung Pay is still a pleasure, and although the feature has stopped being updated for some time, it is characterized by mobile payments.
Galaxy Note 10+: Conclusion
The Note series has always been uncompromising, but that's no longer the case for the 10+ grade. mm-jack will be a deal-breaker for a part of the community, but if you're ready to ignore it, there's a lot to like here.
The display is the best again Exynos 9825 can compete with the best What Qualcomm and Huawei have to offer: The 4,300mAh battery finally provides decent battery life, and switching to wired 45W charging is a welcome step up to date, the grade 10+ should easily last a few years The only cause for concern is in the camera: Huawei and other Chinese brands are pushing the boundaries of camera technology, and it seems that Samsung is slowing in this area, do not get me wrong, Note 10+ has a great camera, d he makes incredible photos, but it's not the best there is. And that's not what you expect from a phone that costs over $ 1,100.
To sum up, the 10+ touch has a lot to offer, but Samsung does not seem to have done enough – especially not on the front of the camera – to make the phone stand out from the offerings of Google and Huawei.
If you want to have a flagship phone in 2019, there are many more options available. The Galaxy S10 + is still a good alternative to the grade 10+ The pen I do not care. Then there's the Huawei P30 Pro – it's available in most markets where Samsung sells the Exynos Note 10+, and it costs several hundred dollars less, while offering a better camera and a longer battery life of two days.
Bigger and better
Samsung Galaxy Note 10+
All this refinement has its price.
The Note 10+ is a refined version of the Galaxy S10 + with a larger battery, a more efficient chipset, 45W charging, and the S Pen. The gradient design is a welcome change, the centered cut is gone Annoying, the AMOLED panel is the best you can find on a phone, and the performance is superb. The core experience is largely unchanged between the two devices, but there is no longer a 3.5mm jack. In the end, overriding the 10+ grade depends on how interested you are in the pen.
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