Get to know the 6.8-inch Galaxy Note 10 Plus, which will always prove the opposite when we think together, "Wow, phone displays can not get any bigger, or ? " Oh, they can.
At 6.8 inches, this is a massive Samsung phone with an equally notable price. But it's easy to fall in love with the screen and the Aura Glow glass when you stand for superior smartphone opulence. It looks both class-leading and elegant.
Of course, today's best phones have all the big screens, including some from Samsung. The new Note 10 Plus goes beyond what the S10 Plus delivered half a year ago, and promotes the handy, exclusive S Pen with new wand-style gesture control tricks.
Screens in these sizes call for a stylus, and We called the S1
Its five cameras offer a "live focus" portrait mode with user-friendly filters. Although Pixel 3 hits Samsung's main cameras in low-light conditions, the selective black and white color point and big-circle filters have taken our selfie game to the next level. The Note 10 Plus has the best selfie camera we've ever tested.
Samsung goes one step further with ideas we did not need. Live Focus Video makes sense on paper, but if you test it only once, you'll find that you do not want any annoying background blur in your videos. The same goes for AR Doodle – neat to use but highly unnecessary. It's this year's AR Emoji / Animoji.
You can find these features and a pen on the "standard" 6.4-inch touch 10, which offers a more manageable screen and a cheaper price. Only Note 10 Plus offers faster specifications, a microSD card slot, a larger battery, and ultra-fast loading speeds.
Both 2019 Note phones lack one: a standard 3.5mm headphone jack. Samsung has finally joined the critical unpopular trend to make its phones thinner and use a larger battery.
Now we will compete with you on this luxury handset. What you get for your money is a great camera in your pocket – but it's not the best camera phone. And it's fast – although technically it's not the fastest phone you can buy.
Forget about all this – the placements, they do not matter: The Note 10 is Samsung's best mobile and most of all the biggest fun we had in 2019 with a smartphone. This may be Samsung's last great phone before the Galaxy Fold Revolution.
- Launched on August 23 after announcement of August 7
- 256 GB version: 1.099 USD / 999 GBP / 1,699 AU $
- 512 GB Version: $ 1,199 and exclusive to the US
- Comparable to the iPhone XS Max, but with better memory
Galaxy Note 10 Specifications
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Weight: 196 g
Dimensions: 162.3 x 77.2 x 7.9 mm
Operating System: Android 9
Screen Size: 6.8-Inch
Resolution: QHD +
CPU: Octa-Core Chipset
RAM : 12 GB
Memory: 256 GB / 512 GB
Battery: 4,300 mAh
Rear View Camera: 16MP + 12MP + 12MP + VGA
Front Camera: 10MP
Headphone Jack: NO!
Stylus: S Pen
The release date of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus was Friday, August 23, after it was announced on August 7, and you pay more for a smartphone with S-pen than pretty much every other Android phone.
It costs $ 1,099 / £ 999 / AU $ 1,699, price equivalent to the iPhone XS Max in most regions. Note that this applies to the 256GB internal memory (while Apple starts with 64GB) and Samsung offers a larger screen, the S Pen and a microSD card slot.
There is a 5128 GB version of the Note 10 Plus, which is only available in the US for $ 1,199. American carriers sell the Note 10 Plus for an average of $ 45 a month over two years, while the Galaxy Note 10 Plus 5G is available exclusively to Verizon from $ 1,299.
Smartphones with large screens are currently on sale more often at the value of the Note 10 Plus. However, none of them uses a pen, which is why Samsung has blocked this market.
- Massive 6.8-inch quad HD + screen is suitable for taking notes on the S-pen
- perforation in the middle, the front camera is embedded in the display
- The hole is 26% smaller than the hole of the S10 Plus camera
- Beware of annoying false touches due to missing bezel
The 6.8-inch display Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus is so big that we long for the innovation of the Samsung Galaxy Fold and other foldable phones.
It occupies the entire front of the phone and then some with edge-to-edge design, with pixels running across the left and right sides. The curved display comes to a fine point and is satisfactorily sharp in several ways.
Samsung's use of bold colors, pixel-rich quad HD + resolution, and high peak brightness have always made the Super AMOLED screens look great. It's just maximized to be particularly immersive and worth all the stretching of the hand.
Okay, the Note 10 Plus display does not have a smooth, silky-smooth, 90 Hz screen refresh rate, which can be seen in the OnePlus 7 Pro. And its curved edges create fake touches when you put your hand tightly around the screen. But no other mobile phone has such a good screen.
At 6.8 inches it sounds almost too big – bigger than a 6.5 inch iPhone, right? Not really. Width and circumference are only a fraction of a millimeter smaller than the iPhone XS Max when you measure it, and it weighs less. It is only a few millimeters larger.
Samsung's trick with a larger screen and a smaller case is that the front camera is embedded in the display via a centrally aligned hole. It's 26% smaller than the top right hole of the S10 camera and less intrusive than Apple's Notch. We just found it easy to ignore when we looked at Netflix.
- Smooth glass bottom means you want to have a bag that can not fall down it
- No headphone jack, but the microSD card slot remains in the plus.
- Colors: Aura Glow, Aura Black, Aura White, Aura Pink, Aura Red Monster Note 10 Plus Fixed. It can be slippery and stick out over your natural grip. It's just that big.
We also have a love-hate relationship with the color Aura Glow. Not only is it difficult to handle the glass back and smooth aluminum frame without the casing, it also smears so much.
If you put this mirrored finish in the right light, it looks like a rainbow and literally makes the Note 10 Plus – your new favorite toy. It's an eye-catcher.
The optimized pinhole camera screen leaves no room for the IR scanner used in Note 9 and Note 8 for a quick and secure face unlock. In its place stands the fancy ultrasonic fingerprint sensor, which served as a good substitute in our tests. The technique seems to have improved in the S10 Plus.
There's also one less button on the rails of this year's grade. The power button is now on the left side, as it has been combined with the often vicious Bixby button. It's a good move. Oh, Bixby remains a completely mediocre voice assistant, and the movement of the on / off switch takes some getting used to. But you will be much more aware of this new "All" button and accidentally stop when you press it because you think it is quieter.
Not every design compromise is so great – the traditional 3.5mm headphone jack is not there. Instead, Samsung uses the USB-C port so you can connect the included USB-C headphones. It had to happen sometime.
S pen magic tricks
- The best way to take notes, mark screenshots and sign forms  New features, we love: Remote Camera Shutter, Screen Off Memo
- New Gimmicks: Air gestures, & # 39; better & # 39; Handwriting Recognition is OK
The secret weapon of the Notes S pen stylus is some nice new tricks. However, none of them will convince you to buy this expensive phone.
It's the return feature that is far more compelling when you remove the S Pen from the lower right corner of the Note 10 Plus frame. It is shorter and thinner than before, but still offers the same great features for recording notes.
The S-pen is the best way to capture and annotate screenshots, while Screen Off Memo is the fastest way to record quick notes as fast as you can pull out the stylus. The Touch 10 display does not need to be turned on.
Remote Shutter returns from the 9th grade and is the best way to take photos remotely, thanks to the S Pen's Bluetooth LE features. New to the Note 10 Plus are the gyroscope and the accelerometer for even more magic over "air gestures".
With air gestures, you can zoom in and out on the camera view by turning clockwise, and flicking left and right with a through menus. To get these new features working, almost too much training was required.
With the S Pen we could become the master of selfies by recording the camera app in several modes and making an endless parade of fun live focus shots. It worked mostly, except that you have a really new tripod for it.
In New York City, taking pictures with the touch 10 tripod is not easy, as the city is filled with arched trash cans and a few flat objects surfaces. You get a lot of flattering low-angle shots when you glue them to the floor. Are you taking a tripod for a smartphone?
The other new S Pen feature is better handwriting recognition. It works somehow, but there are still obvious mistakes. Ironically, there was a problem with converting our handwritten words "This is text" into printed text several times. It's better, but better is subjective.
- with standard telephoto, ultra wide angle and depth detection lenses on the back
- The 12.3 megapixels Main camera benefits from night mode, but is outperformed by Pixel 3 in low light conditions
- Ultra wide-angle and 2x zoom telephoto lenses offer more interesting perspectives, something that can not be found on Pixel 3
- The Live Focus Farbpunkt and the new big circle portrait filters make this camera the best selfie camera ever.
The Note 10 Plus offers the hype of five cameras with different perspectives and excellent performance, something we found in the LG G8 with six cameras.
There are four cameras on the back, with the 12 megapixel main camera recording scenes with the bright and expressive colors Samsung photos are known for. It's solid, albeit almost exactly like the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus camera.
Low-light photos look better than ever thanks to a special night mode. Without them, the skin of people looks like a portrait of the glamor of the 1990s, when Photoshop appeared for the first time – so much unfortunate airbrushing.
When night mode is activated, we see less aggressive smoothing, but more noise when the exposure is increased. In most dark scenarios we have found that this is a better compromise. That's why Google Pixel 3 continues to be the overall winner for night photography and recording in bars and restaurants with its superior post-processing in night view mode.
What strikes most is the Touch 10 Plus 12MP f / 2.1 telephoto and 16MP f / 2.2 ultra-wide-angle lenses. They offer photos from different perspectives, while a VGA depth lens (exclusive to Note 10 Plus) makes it easier to apply "Focus Focus" bokeh to photos (the smaller note 10 is based on software blurring).
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The other highlight is the small hole, which is a 10 megapi xel front camera embedded in the screen. With the entertaining Live Focus filters for selfie photos we were able to really highlight motifs (often us).
Color Point returns from the S10 series as our favorite filter, but there's a new one we like almost as much: Big Circles. This fresh, software-made bokeh filter blurs the background, with distant lights taking on a natural-looking, bulbous shape.
The Pixel 3 also offers excellent selfie photos, and we appreciate the use of two camera lenses on the front, one of which is for wide-angle group selfie photos. Overall, however, we had more fun with the Note 10 Plus front camera and all we showed were thrilled with the selective black and white color point filter.Picture 1 of 11Picture 2 of 11Picture 3 of 11Picture 4 of 11Picture 5 of 11Picture 6 of 11Picture 7 of 11Picture 8 of 11Picture 9 of 11Picture 10 of 11Picture 11 of 11
We have noticed the differences between the S10 Plus and Note 10 Plus still cameras should be minimal. Video breaks new ground with Samsung's latest handset – if you ignore the silly features that detract from what's really good.
Note 10 video benefits most from Super Steady Optical Image Stabilization (OIS). Our direct comparisons with an iPhone XS Max and Note 9 show that Samsung's newest mobile phone offers a smoother video. It will not make you lose something like the DJI Osmo Mobile 3, but if you are cardan free, you have the least blurred video out there.
The return of Samsung's video editor, which has now been retooled for 2019, is welcome addition. It is integrated into the gallery app and easy to use as if it were a simplified version of Adobe Premier Rush. And it works well with the S Pen to optimize edits on the timeline.
Live Focus video seems to be a natural progression, as we like to use Live Focus photos. Blurring the background behind moving subjects is sometimes cool, especially if you isolate a colorful subject with Color Point against a black and white scene or make your room appear on the hairstyle with the statically filled glitch filter.
But Live Focus video is a bit too inconsistent to easily put it outside of "Hey, does not this video look good?" To use. Social media contribution. Unlike Live Focus photos, you should not use this option unless the edges of the foreground motifs are more precisely defined. It's better than the very similar feature of the LG G8, but that does not say much.
Zoom in audio also serves a purpose – to enhance the subject in which you are zooming. Samsung has analogized the function to the boom microphone. However, we found that all this made it louder in one room, not just the subject we zoomed into.
- More than a full-day battery life with the standard Full HD resolution
- The battery capacity of 4,300 mAh is the largest on a Samsung phone.
- 25W charger for fast charging but compatible with 45W
The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus Battery life is more than a day, and charging is much faster than previous Samsung phones.
Thanks to the high battery capacity of 4,300 mAh we had a battery life of 20 to 30% after heavy use. That's exactly what we saw with the Galaxy S10 Plus, which had a lower battery capacity, but also a smaller display.
The performance of a more-than-24-hour battery pack is supported by Samsung's power management system, which has been greatly refined over the years, and the fact that QuadHD + display resolution is not enabled by default – it defaults to 1080p set.
You will not notice the difference between 1080p and Quad HD + resolutions outside of VR, but by default, the helpful setting Always on display was disabled. We turned it on because seeing the time and notifications on the lock screen at a glance made a difference in our daily appreciation of the screen. The life of the battery was not significantly affected.
Samsung finally upgraded its fast charging capabilities to 45W, a dramatic increase over the 15W chargers used so far. The package includes a 25W charger, which is a great improvement for most customers. With the 25W charger, we've gone from 0% to 100% in 70 minutes.
The separately sold 45W charger allows you to charge your Note 10 Plus battery for daily use in just 30 minutes. This is another exclusive plus feature will not find on the normal grade 10. We have not tested this yet, but it costs $ 50. We will update this Grade 10 Plus rating as soon as we receive one.
Wireless charging has also improved to 15W, which is good news as the 12W limit of the S10 speed line for slow wireless charging 2.0 slows down. However, if you have bought Samsung's 12W Wireless Charger Pads Duo, you will need the new 15W stand to get the faster speeds.
- Samsung's One UI interface facilitates access to menus on large phones
- Dex works without a dock – connect that Note 10 Plus simply via USB-C to a laptop.
- PC Samsung apps for Apple-style "continuity"
- "The new Bixby" is the same AI we do not understand
Samsung's software has been redesigned to fit logically onto such a large device – everything is just reach within the menu system and the camera app is among the most robust, without feeling overly complicated.
The clear user interface contains most of the navigation options in the lower half of the Note 10 Plus screen and is within reach of the thumb. Everything on the device is clear. Unfortunately, this is not the case if you extend the Samsung software over the phone.
Samsung Dex now offers a dock-free desktop view of your phone on a computer by simply connecting a USB-C cable between the Note 10 Plus and a PC or Mac. There is also a new link to Windows mode for receiving notifications and messages on PCs. That would all be a benefit if the drag-and-drop functionality were not a bit flawed.
What brings us the most is this: Key apps, including Samsung Notes, do not have a good desktop edition. If we want to write something down and display it on a PC or Mac, there is no reliable way to do it. Samsung will not convince us without the robust continuity software that Apple has between its devices.
Yes, we complained about the S10 Plus, but porting Samsung notes from the phone is so much more important … Note 10 Plus.
Here's another surprise: Bixby is still Bixby. It still does not hear what we say. Every time we try a new Samsung phone, it's called "Meet the new Bixby," and it's the same mediocre voice assistant. Each. Time.
- One of the fastest Android phones, but not really? the fastest! ;  12 GB of RAM is more than enough for surfing on Dex desktops
- 256 GB or 512 GB of internal memory
- MicroSD expandable memory card slot (not included in the smaller part)
How to use it from expect a new one Note that the 10 Plus is one of the fastest phones today. Sure, last year's iPhone and a few other androids are a bit faster, but at the moment this is mostly a matter of boasting.
We found that Samsung's 12GB of RAM is more than enough to mirror the Dex desktop mode and full browser support with many open tabs at once. The Plus version offers more RAM at 12GB than the regular 8GB, but both versions seem to be fast. We received a GeekBench multi-core score of 10,849 in our tests.
Both Note 10 and Note 10 Plus have either a Snapdragon 855 or Exynos 9825 chipset, depending on the region, and we tested both. Samsung has not upgraded to the gaming-oriented Snapdragon 855 Plus of the Asus ROG Phone 2, but equipped the Note 10 Plus with a steam cooling chamber designed for today's 3D games and the next developments.
Another advantage that is not reserved for normal Plus Note: In this version, the microSD card slot for expandable memory is retained. This is the case if the 256 GB or 512 GB internal memory configurations are not enough for you.
Watch videos on your phone commute. If you count yourself among them, this 6.8-inch screen is the ultimate way to take in everything and ignore everyone around you.
You are a rabid selfie-taker.
The Note 10 Plus simply has the best selfie camera because it's fun to use the S Pen Remote Camera Shutter and Live Focus filters like Color Point and Big Circles.
You are an avid notes collector.
The S Pen is for people who like to make handwritten notes or sketches. The remote control extras of the S Pen are nice, but basically it's a great pen for taking notes with fine tips.
Who is not?
You want a low-cost phone
There are phones for half of the money that does many of the same tricks and has big screens. Therefore, the value is not here if you have a limited budget and do not use the S Pen or five cameras.
You want a one-hand-friendly phone
As much as we love the aura Glass bottom, the material and the size of the Note 10 Plus will be problematic for notorious butter fingers. It will stretch your hands to a new length.
Sie möchten die bestmöglichen Fotos von der Hauptkamera
Samsung bietet wieder ein großartiges Kameraerlebnis, von fünf verschiedenen Objektiven bis zu einer robusten Kamera-App. Die Hauptkamera ist jedoch nicht immer so gut wie die Pixel 3, insbesondere bei schlechten Lichtverhältnissen.
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Das kleinere Samsung Galaxy Note 10
Das Note 10 Plus hat einen kleineren Bruder: das "normale" Note 10. Es hat einen 6,4-Zoll-Bildschirm und eine kleinere Größe, eine maximale Auflösung von 1080p und 8 GB RAM (das ist egal) und 3.500 mAh Batterie (das ist wichtig). Im Lieferumfang ist ein 25-W-Ladegerät enthalten, das 45-W-Ladegerät wird jedoch nicht unterstützt, und es gibt keinen microSD-Kartensteckplatz. Es gibt auch keine Depth Vision-Kamera (Bokeh erfolgt über Software).
Aber alles andere passt zum Note 10 Plus. Sie haben den gleichen S Pen und benutzerfreundliche Live Focus-Filter. Für den günstigeren Preis und die einhandfreundlichere Größe kann sich das lohnen. Denken Sie daran, dass es in den meisten Regionen, einschließlich den USA, auf 256 GB beschränkt ist.
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iPhone XS Max
Das iPhone XS Max wurde in unserem Note 10 Plus-Test mit Recht am häufigsten erwähnt. Es ist Samsungs Hauptkonkurrenz bei dieser lächerlich großen Größe und dem unglaublich hohen Preis.
Es gibt keinen Stylus und die Kameras sind schwächer als das, was Sie auf dem neuen Note finden, aber Apples Software-Ökosystem ist genau das, was wir uns eines Tages von Samsung erhoffen . Die Tatsache, dass die Notizen, auf die Sie zugreifen, mit zuverlässiger Desktop-Software nicht verfügbar sind, lässt uns in iOS-Mac-Software fliehen.
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Google Pixel 3 XL
Das Google Pixel 3 XL hat einen 6,3-Zoll-Bildschirm und die hässlichste Kerbe, die wir haben hab schon mal an einem tele fon gesehen. Aber es ist billiger als das Note 10 Plus und hat eine bessere Hauptkamera, wenn Sie danach suchen. Wir bevorzugen das kleinere 5,5-Zoll-Google Pixel 3, wenn die Bildschirmgröße für Sie keine Rolle spielt (es ist etwas einfacher zu halten), aber Sie sollten an dieser Stelle auf das Google Pixel 4 warten.
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